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  1. Allow comments to be added to source code while debugging

    While debugging through a piece of source code, you often get new insight into how it function. As such it would be really helpful if I could add comments to the source code while debugging. I'm not talking about Edit and Continue, though it resemble that feature. Edit and Continue usually only works for small projects. Wouldn't it be great if the editor/debugger would allow be to add new lines of comments directly when debugging, and debugger still be able to continue walking through the right lines of code?

    This should work in the debugger, editor for native C++ development.

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS Build (VS 2012) Test Run Results GroupBY option to Include TestCategories & Test Properties

      You run unit tests after the TFS Build, you get the test run results and in that you have various GroupBy options.
      I found that the option to group by : Project is not working. No result listed.
      Also it should allow me to group by TestCategory and TestProperty (if possible) to make me better analyze the results.
      Else as I get more and more unit test cases, it is hard for me to analyze the test run results in VisualStudio 2012.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • incorporate a "slow motion" debugger.

        It would be nice to have a feature that added an automatic step-through debugging mode that would step through (or step over) each line at a configurable interval. I find myself debugging a lot of legacy code, observing each line in sequence. Something like this might have some application for observing the flow of data within complex or recursive methods, and would spare me the trouble of mashing F10 constantly.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make System.Web.HttpValueCollection public

          Right now, System.Web.HttpValueCollection is internal and derives from NameValueCollection.

          This is problematic for two reasons:
          First, HttpUtility.ParseQueryString returns a HttpValueCollection as a NameValueCollection but because HttpValueCollection overrides ToString(), this is a source of hard to spot bugs: I can call ToString on the "NameValueCollection" returned by ParseQueryString and get a proper querystring, but calling ToString on a real NameValueCollection just returns the type name. (Unlike interfaces, returning a more derived concrete type as a base type that overrides ToString is very surprising)

          Second, HttpValueCollection actually contains really useful functionality for creating querystrings - functionality that is useful for building URLs.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • InstallShield Limited Edition setup project kill performance

            When we add an InstallShield Limited Edition setup project in a solution, Visual Studio will often stop responding and become much more slower.

            And by the way, if such a project is loaded when we open a solution, Visual Studio will crash thus we have to rename the folder so that next time we start Visual Studio the project won't be load automatically (and then load it manually).

            And since Visual Studio stop responding much more often when we have such project in a solution, we have to restart Visual Studio much more often (and have to do the manual…

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              2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support for OS Testrunner

              I' d like to use testrunners from OS unit test frameworks in Visual Studio.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Cache last test run so Test Runner can retrieve test results after a reboot or when VS crashes.

                I realize this may seem dumb from a unit testing standpoint, but I have test runs that can take upwards of four hours to complete... I usually run these overnight and it's frustrating to come into work and not have any test results because of a VS crash.

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                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • support Java

                  Support Java to have an "all in one" IDE

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow total control of installation path

                    Due to the limitation that I cannot tell Visual Studio 2010 to install *only* to the drive I designate in the installer, I simply cannot use this IDE because the C drive, which Visual Studio keeps wanting to install 2.2GB to and 1.7GB on my programs designated drive, is all but full with my OS taking up the space that it does. Please do something about this; as a DigiPen student, I can't afford to be missing out on the largely time-saving breakpoints feature.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • automatically open folders in the solution explorer then i drag some files over.

                      It would be nice if folders in the solution explorer open automatically then i drag some files from my browser over it because sometimes there are subfolders in it there i want to drop my files in :-)
                      ..after this action they could close (go back to the last state) automatically

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When GPU debugging, please add texture bitmap thumbnails to the 'Graphics Object Table', for 'Shader Resource View' objects.

                        Currently, to view actual textures bound for a draw call, one must first filter the table by 'actively used', select a 'shader resource view', then select the 'object' pointed to by it. I would like to see all bound textures to a draw call at a single glance.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Trace debug

                          Good day, I remember the time when prehistoric QuickBasic allow to execute your code step by step with 1 sec. delay. It was so convenient to see how logic of your code is going, when and where it is turn with which conditions. What about modern days? Is it possible to do the same in VS without thousands pressing of F11?

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                            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Refactor the project edition window

                            The project edition window is far from being ergonomic compared to today's strandards. It's design have not changed a lot since VS6 and it wouldn't be a problem if editing project properties wouldn't feel like trying to write a book on my smartphone.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change recent docs to favourite docs or at least allow me to pin certain solutions.

                              I work on several projects but have three main ones. It's annoying when one falls of the recent projects menu because I've been doing other things recently. It'd be better if I could say that there are some that are always on the list.

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                                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Orleans Framework

                                Orleans Framework is been introduce in Channel9 close to 3 years ago.
                                http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/Project-Orleans-A-Cloud-Computing-Framework

                                What is the news of Easier Actor Model Framework from Microsoft.
                                Halo 4 is using Orleans Framework, Hope to listen this good news.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add ability to save open-file state so that it can be recalled at a later time.

                                  We all get interrupted while working on one thing in a solution, and need to start looking at an unrelated other thing in the same solution. When solutions are large - and when we're new to them - memorizing their structure (file locations, object relations, etc) and code placement is difficult. I'd like to be able to save the state of opened files somewhere (to some file), and be able to restore/reopen those files later.

                                  I am not confusing this with shelving - at this point, my open files may not have any of my changes at all, as I…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow nested when, whennot, whenchanged, and whennotchanged in TFS work item definitions

                                    So often, it's desired to set multiple conditions for the WHEN, WHENNOT, WHENCHANGED, and WHENNOTCHANGED fields in the work item type definition. For instance, making a field required when a bug is Priority = 0 and Resolution = Fixed. This could easily be solved by letting the WHEN, WHENNOT, WHENCHANGED, and WHENNOTCHANGED to be nested within each other. That way I could write something like:

                                    <WHEN field="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.Priority" value="0">
                                    <WHEN field="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.Resolution" value="Fixed">
                                    <REQUIRED />
                                    </WHEN>
                                    </WHEN>

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                                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hybrid App support for JavaScript Universal Apps

                                      In JavaScript Universal App project there should be a way to add a reference of Windows Runtime component to Shared JavaScript library project. This is a key feature of Hybrid Apps that is missing from existing Universal App Templates.

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                                      • Windows Forms Application for c++?

                                        I just downloaded MS VS2012 Express. I see VS and CS projects for Windows Forms but not C++. I don't see how the C++ Winform problem has been solved.

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                                          3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • More control over the Error List

                                          If I compile a project in a solution that all result in errors/warnings, the messages remain in the error list until the project is rebuilt. If a solution with many projects fails for many projects, and you recompile just one (independent) project, it is hard to find the messages related to that project among the ones from the other projects. You would like to clear the error list before the rebuild (even with vs2010 you have to close/reopen the solution to achieve that). Another level of control is to include/exclude intellisense messages; some web pages result in tons of warnings…

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