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  1. When an assembly cannot be written at compile time, tell which process owns the assembly

    It is pretty frustrating that sometime a zombi process keeps a handle to an assembly under development, preventing the compilation process to complete since the assembly cannot be written. In such case instead of investigating with procexp.exe, I'd like VS tells me which process owns the handle, and even better, propose to kill the concerned process, and if so,resume the compilation process.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Toggle for "calls from" and "calls to" in Call Hierarchy

        Provide a button selection for showing only "calls from" or "calls to" in Call Hierarchy. Showing both when only interested in one makes viewing and navigation difficult.

        In my experience "calls from" is rarely necessary and I'm mostly ever only interested in "calls to".

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • File Scoped Namespaces

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          .NET style guidelines recommend having at most one namespace per file. The current namespace syntax only allows block scope, resulting in every file typically having all of its contents (save using statements) wrapped in a namespace block. This leads to both vertical space being wasted (the curly braces used to delimit the block) and more importantly, horizontal space being wasted, with all of the important content indented by an extra tab (if style guidelines are being followed). The indentation from the namespace block conveys no useful information- it is just code bloat.

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          Allow a single namespace declaration per…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve Conditional Breakpoints performance

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            Breakpoint Condition in a long loop is super heavy. Also, stop debugging takes a long time if I use the Breakpoint Condition.

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            complaint about the Performance of conditional breakpoints, which is a well-known problem in managed code. The problem is breakpoints are inherently high overhead on a managed runtime you just don’t really notice when you’re hitting it once because “slow” is measured in tens of milliseconds per breakpoint hit, but when you have a conditional one you actually pay the performance cost of hitting the breakpoint then evaluating the expression every time that location is reached;…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • IDisposableEx.Disposed enhanced debugging

              To make it easier for developers to follow the release of system resources:

              1) add a new IDisposableEx interface to .NET Framework that extend IDisposable with the bool Disposed {get;} member.

              2) replace in .NET classes, all IDisposable implementations by IDisposableEx and implements bool Disposed { get; }

              3) In VS debugger windows gray/strikethrough/... (Local, Watch) disposed objects

              4) In VS debugger, add an "Search objects" window allowing to filter in heap objects by type and/or by "[X] Not disposed". The search button in this window will work like the GC and retrieve objects. In the case of IDisposableEx objects,…

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                3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS: Add "Was Ever Under" Search Option for Iteration Path/Area Path

                  When I am running queries, I frequently like to search against work items that were in particular Iteration Paths or Area Paths at any given point. There's a "Was Ever" option for Iteration ID and Area ID, but those fields aren't as intuitive to use. Having a "Was Ever" or "Was Ever Under" would be very helpful for a query like this.

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                  • Make the "Reference Source" website sense for .net framework version.

                    Make the "Reference Source" website sense for .net framework version, So that, we can change the version we want to "Reference".Current, we can only "Reference" the latest released 4.5.2 version.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Label Actions in Workflow

                      User should be able to give a validate Name (Display Name) to actions.

                      As of now, It displays "Delete File(s) or Folder", "Copy File or Folder"...

                      Instead it would be great to label like,
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                      "Delete AppConfig", "Copy bin" ..

                      so that I can understand what that particular action it is performing from the display name.

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve the color of the parenthesis highlighting because it is too dim to see

                        In Visual Studio 2015, the parenthesis highlighting is so dim I can't see them. It's an extremely useful feature that used to be blue in 2013. Can you fix this?

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatically select the processor architecture in Test projects from currently selected solution platform

                          Automatically select the processor architecture in Test projects from currently selected solution platform (should be identical)

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sharing resources for a task

                            Sharing multiple resource to a task is not currently possible in TFS2013. In my Agile development project, developers often share a task and as such I need to duplicate a task with different resources in order to capture an accurate burndown chart.

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                            • Don't use IE exclusively as the internal browser, but instead use the OS configured default browser

                              I can't use VS anymore because my organization blocks IE. We can't access anything externally with IE except for approved exceptional situations. They don't block Chrome and FireFox. Visual Studio 2015 (and also earlier versions) appear to use IE internally to sign in to VSO, display help, download packages, etc. Third party extensions such as Telerik's AppStudio do the same (probably by default). I can't figure out a way to change this default behavior.

                              Whenever I try to access anything from IE, I can see the HTTP traffic in Wireshark. Lot's of "M-SEARCH"s and "GET"s. Eventually, it fails with "HTTP/X.X…

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • wifi deployment/debugger for windows phone

                                it would be nice to be able to use the remote debugger with windows phone 8.1/10

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                                  0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Xpath discovery with copy paste

                                  The internal browser already allows for the viewing of page source ... which is great. And below the source is a very specifc version of XPath, which is awesome actually.

                                  I am just suggesting a more general version of XPath being an option. As it stands the Xpath shown will allow for a very specific path to the element on the page, But there is no way to copy the path and paste it into code. And if you need to paste the path into code, then it should also paste as a string with the proper escape sequences for…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Start using Coded UI in your internal desktop testing to find out and fix the issues in it

                                    Use Coded UI in your internal desktop application development to find out all the usability and functionality issues it has. Making generic and reusable code with Coded UI usually requires hand-coding majority of the code and that reduces the value of the Coded UI itself since the same can be done using UIAutomation.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Automatically Select Startup Project

                                      If there are multiple projects, and only one is an executable, I think it is reasonable to take a guess that this is the start up project. It is painful every time you get a new branch/clean checkout from source control you have to go through the step of finding it and setting it. This has niggled me since 2002!

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Take Json to TCP not only HTTP(REST)

                                        Take Json to TCP not only HTTP(REST),especially in WCF. Thanks.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give native support to Json to ado.net like XML.

                                          Json is more lightweight presentation than XML. If we give ado.net native support like XML, we can make many improvement for .net data related product and give WCF another new era. We can make WCF more lightweight and gain the performance giant improvement. Thanks.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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