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  1. Intellitrace show duration for a Entry/Exit block

    When using IntelliTrace with webrequest it is possible to see the duration of method calls.

    This is is not possible when making custom diagnostics event or the existing built in.

    ex. it would be nice to see the actual duration for a ADO.NET trace, to get a general ide of the performance of the SQL.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Don't recompile source file on comment changes.

      It would be nice if one wouldn't need to recompile a *.cpp/*.c file upon changing comments. I only work with VC so I don't know if this also applies for *.cs or other source files.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a functional #Error directive.

        There are times, especially when I am testing different algorithms that I am using #If directives, where it would be handy to have a #Error directive if I miss any of my acceptable values among the #If, #ElseIf directives. I tried using #Error, but the error message from the compiler was not entirely useful. Mind you, I was looking for an error if it tried compiling that line...

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Save settings and toolbox properties etc. Once changed.

          Save settings and toolbox properties etc.As they change. Not once I exit the application. To be honest, I never close it on my own, it only closes when it crashes on a debug break. While .Net is so-so-super exception happy, rather than finding an alternative.... Maybe give us a setting we have to turn on, to have it break on uncaught exceptions. Because if I was to try and catch everyone, I'd have carpel tunnel in two weeks. Just from typing try...catch..finally... Nothing else. If you had the uncaught exceptions serialize into an an automatic debug text(reader/writer), and/or a Exception…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add the ability for Visual Studio Online to reply to a work item alert and the reply text be added as a discussion comment to the work item

              I want to be able to reply to a work item alert via email and the text that I write in reply be added as a comment in the discussion section of the work item.

              This would be used when some comments on a work item you get alerts for or if someone directly tags you using the "@userid" format. Thus allowing users to quickly comment and add feedback without having to go to the work item.

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                1 comment  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support C99 Variable Length Arrays

                VLAs are turning out to be common these days, making it impossible to build C code developed with other compilers.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide Visual Studio Updates all at once or through Windows Update

                  It would be less time consuming if it were possible to have an option to install all of the updates presented by the Visual Studio Notification system all at once. The current situation causes multiple re-launches of visual studio to get it up to date.

                  Even better would be to have the Visual Studio updates handled through Windows Update.

                  Thanks!

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow user to choose installation path and customer experience option for Visual Studio 2015 installation

                    While installing Visual Studio 2015 the installation folder and "Customer Feedback" option are automatic and the user is not given the option to change as needed. Please allow this.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a quick way to filer/reduce the "Found in Build" items in Create Bug webforms in TFS, as I see 100s to scroll thru in a busy environment

                      Too many builds shown in the Found In Build list in the Create Bug webform in TFS.

                      Yes I can enter free text, but finding an actual true build in the list is slow and frustrating.

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                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sort list of installed NuGet packages alphabetically

                        In the new version (3.3.0.167) of NuGet Package Manager, the list of installed packages is not sorted (see the attached image). Sort the list of installed packages alphabetically (as it was in the previous version of Nuget PAckage Manager) or provide an option to sort the list.

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                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • group by naMESPACE TEST EXPLORER

                          Please allow the Test Explorer to group by namespaces as a hierarchy.
                          I would made a lot easier to organize our unit tests.

                          The traits feature is hard to maintain. Our current solution is to encode this organization on the tests names, but the best would be for Visual Studio to be able to do the grouping.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add theme and color control per project in visual studio community 2015

                            Add theme and color control per project in visual studio community 2015. for example helpful when working on 3 linked projects at the same time. (source project, Dll project, release(Dll only) project.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • A plugin to convert C# code to C++ and vice versa.

                              A plugin may be issued by MS to convert C# projects to its corresponding Cpp projects and vice versa.
                              Eg: Converting a Cpp console application to C# console application.
                              If external libraries are used in Cpp project, VS can ask the user to put the corresponding .net library in the folder where the C# project would be created.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Stop the restarts for updates

                                It's all very 1990 having to restart the application when you are updating features/addons to VS2015. So sick of loading the app, seeing 5 updates exist and for each one to run I have to close down VS2015 first, before it can install, and then I have to wait for it to scan for the rest of the 4 updates each time it restarts and repeat the entire process yet again. This is 2016, lets make it modular so the update simply refreshes/restarts it's own little area of VS2015, rather than the entire ******** program.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • HtttpClient.GetStringAsync support for auto ignore zero bytes

                                  When I use HttpClient.GetStringAsync method to grasp web page data, some web page data returns several zero bytes in the middle of the full web page bytes, so, when we use GetStringAsync method to get the full content text, it will return the content just before the first zero byte.

                                  and I had to add customized codes to remove those zero bytes. so I wish C# can do this for us, tks a lot

                                  public static async Task<string> GetWebPageContent(HttpClient _httpClient, string url)
                                  {
                                  string content = null;
                                  byte[] source = await _httpClient.GetByteArrayAsync(url);
                                  byte[] target = new byte[source.Length];
                                  int sourceIndex =…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add better themes

                                    Why on earth can we not use the old themes for Visual Studio 2015? Was there a great big change in the file system that doesn't allow for the 2013 themes to be used?!

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow "?:" operator to the left of "=" one

                                      An example would be:

                                      cond1 ? varA : varB = cond2 ? exprC : exprD

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Increase outlining tooltip font size or make it configurable

                                        In Visual Studio 2015 tooltips of collapsed outlining got colored fonts, which is great, but also the font size of those tooltips was changed much smaller compared to the plain text. The same applies to also some other tooltips within the text editor. I prefer to have the plain text small to maximize the amount of visible text but this makes tooltips hard to read.

                                        I suggest either
                                        a) making the tooltip font size independently configurable instead of being bound to the plain text font size or
                                        b) increasing the tooltip font size to almost as large as the plain…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Intellisense: Distinction between userdefined types and types supported by microsoft

                                          I would like to see if in IntelliSense a class or method is one of my own/ my own Company or belongs to the namespaces Microsoft uses. If I could see that at every instance, I could change only the names of classes/ methods I can and must change.

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