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Quick update - we're looking into hosting the UI of the start window within a document tab or tool window within the IDE as an option. So you can launch Visual Studio with the focused UI of the start window to get to your code initially, but if you are already within the IDE, then the same UI will show up in a non-modal way.
- Pratik Nadagouda [MSFT] Jul 11 at 10:35 PM
There hasn't been an update since then, but the ticket is still "under review".
"These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined." - Homer
It's the same guy that thought it was important to make VS2019 more easily themeable.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
I wonder what moron at MS decided this was a good idea
This might be a trigger for some, but MS seems to put the lesser lights in charge (probably to reduce labor costs) of projects, which eliminates to wiser, more experienced minds that used to manage products and projects and lead software development.
My lead example of this is that 30 years ago, we had a WinForms designer in the VB IDE that worked beautifully. And so it did going forward through the advent of .NET and Visual Studio. Yet today's "brain trust" at MS says it is too hard to make a XAML designer work as well as the WinForms designer that was once written in assembler!
Maybe MS needs to hire adults and not wannabes to lead their product development and software development.
You mean like all the requests to bring back color coded source printing to match the color coding on the screen. Color coded source printing disappeared in VS 2012. I still want my source code color coded on the rare occasions I actually print it out.
I love the right click context menu on the vs icon if you add it to your toolbar shortcuts. It lists all my latest opened projects so its two clicks ( right , then left selection ) and I'm right where I want to be from OS to code.