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  1. Allow elevated test runner from non-elevated VS instance.

    I run with UAC on, and non-elevated instances as much as possible. When the IDE is non-elevated, the child runner is also non-elevated. If the code under test (or the test code itself) requires elevated privileges, such as a creating a PerformanceCounter, it will fail with a SecurityException or some other failure that is due to the non-elevated integrity level.
    Please provide an option to launch a debuggee and/or the test runner at elevated level from non-elevated VS IDE.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make the lightbulb behavior optional

      when using vs2015 for native c++ development it would be liberating and a relief to be able to completely suppress the appearance of annoying light bulb quick action suggestions that make no sense and cause disturbing distractions. there is currently no way to do this.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ¿ No se desencadenan los mensajes WM_KEYDOWN o WM_KEYUP en un control Edit creado con CreateWindowEx ?

        Las teclas TAB o ENTER no parecen funcionar en un control Edit creado a partir de CreateWindowEx aún teniendo el estilo WS_TABSTOP (o no se hacerlo). Tampoco funcionaba el evento Click y encontré como hacerlo. Supongo que ha de ser con la función del API GetKeyState pero no se donde colocarla ni como. Las llamadas a la clase TextBox tampoco parecen funcionar en ventanas MDI.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual Studio and Netsuite Tool integration

          Currently using TFS 2013 on premise

          I was looking for some feedback on integrating NetSuite with TFS, when a ticket is logged into Netsuite, it will create a bug/task in TFS and they can synchronize with each other as it is updated. This would help with feature request as well.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow us to install on portable drive.

            I bought a Surface Pro 4 with smaller internal drive knowing there was a MircoSD slot. Planned on using the MicroSD as 2nd drive for app storage. Can't for this app :(

            As far as I'm concerned, it's a permanent 2nd drive.

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Multimedia information and comments in source code

              Don't limit yourself in a 2D vanilla text world! Add images, screenshots, video or just the recorded commenting voice in middle of your class method! Remaining at pure text in describing a class and its methods is nowadays a limiting approach to extend your visions. Let's upgrade the current IDE editor to manage multimedia, and finally unleash the power of the programmers creativity. Just imagine: screenshots, images, ideas, tests, videos, live links at the requirements documents, UML diagrams...
              It is 2016. It is time to enter a new paradigm. Let's do it.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow me to filter work items by whether their associated Pull Request has been merged or not.

                  My team uses VSO. I would like to be able filter work items by whether their associated Pull Request has been merged or not. I work in QA, and sometimes I have a list of items that resolved and assigned to me to test, but they happened to get to that point before they are merged into the branch that I test. It would be much easier if I could filter those unmerged items out, or set up a column to give me a hint about whether they're merged yet... or even associated with a pull request yet. Thanks!

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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show list of keyboard shortcuts

                    Provide a button in the interface to pop-up (either in the interface or even load in a browser or whatever) the documentation for the list of emulator keyboard shortcuts (for rotating the device, triggering hardware buttons, etc.).

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                      0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • In printing code add/re-add the following features some of which used to be there:

                      In printing code add/re-add the following features one of which used to be there:
                      - Don't print collapsed code option
                      - Print the current method/function only (as per where the cursor is placed)

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Updates install should handle the issue within VS

                        So, within VS you go to updates (as you got a notification to install them) and click on one of them to install - this then starts the process, at which point it asks you to shut down VS. Now, why would I need to do that since it was VS that started this process? Shouldn't VS be able to do all of the work and then restart as needed (or ask before you click on the update?

                        Even worse, one of the updates then said I needed to *REBOOT* the computer. This is an application - a process that…

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Have a way to show the preprocessed source for a file

                          Have a way to show the preprocessed source for a file.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Additional to this.GetType().FullName I need nameof(this) or nameof(thismethod)

                            Hello!
                            The idea of nameof is useful. But if I write nameof(myMemberfunction) I could write "MyMemberfunction" in the string. nameof is more useful, if I could write the same with a variable (like this) indicating the name of method. At the Moment I do not know if I really need all, which I could do with nameof.

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • Allow testers to add a new .cs file to a Test Suite by dragging and dropping it into the Test Explorer.

                                Allow testers to add a new .cs file to a Test Suite by dragging and dropping it into the Test Explorer. Right now - there is not an obvious way to do this.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Sort files in Solution Explorer byt file name first, extension last

                                  Files should be sorted like this

                                  * Module.cs
                                  * Module.Attachments.cs
                                  * Module.Extensions.cs

                                  not like this

                                  * Module.Attachments.cs
                                  * Module.cs
                                  * Module.Extensions.cs

                                  Thus sort the file list by filename-without-extension first

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Would be nice if I could roll multiple VS product updates into one install

                                    Currently when there are multiple product updates available via the notifications toolbox, I have to click to install, then close VS, then install. Open VS, click to install, then close VS then install. This process repeats until I've installed all desired updates.

                                    It would be nice if I could select multiple updates to install, and those are "queued" up to install one right-after-the-other. This way, the overall update process is much less burdensome.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • signed projects fetched to new machine

                                      I have a soution under source Control in TFS. When I do a get latest onto a new development machine I have some issues,

                                      All Projects in the solution are signed with a pfx file. These seems to be stored in some local repository. I have to re-map to the existing pfx file and enter the password again. I wish that VS could handle this by itself.

                                      I have a cuple of web Projects which I have set to specific ports. On the new machine it is replaced by a random port on all web Project. The selected port should…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support labels on loop control statements

                                        Allow break and continue statements to specify which loop they refer to, rather than always binding them to the innermost loop. For example:

                                        FileLoop:
                                        foreach (string fileName in fileList)
                                        {
                                        . . string[] lines = getLines(fileName);

                                        . . for (int lineNum = 0; lineNum < lines.Length; ++lineNum)
                                        . . {
                                        . . . . foreach (string word in splitLineToWords(lines[lineNum]))
                                        . . . . {
                                        . . . . . . if (word == targetWord)
                                        . . . . . . {
                                        . . . . . . . . Console.WriteLine(fileName + " has the target at line " + (lineNum…

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                                          3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VSTS: Backlog items - reordering from the board

                                          I would very much like to be able to reorder by backlog items (within a sprint) from the sprint board. I can drag and drop tasks nicely - but I cannot drag around the backlog items themselves. I end up switching to the backlog view, moving my backlog item up or down, then switching back to the board, scrolling around until I find the row that I am interested in again, and then adding/removing tasks.

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