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  1. publish telemetry.cpp and telemetrydefault.cpp

    There is a story floating around the internet about how microsoft is "secretly" inserting telemetry "spyware" into compiled Visual C++ applications via the functions telemetry_main_invoke_trigger and telemetry_main_return_trigger.
    These functions are declared in vcruntime_internal.h (in the CRT source) which says the implementation is in telemetry.cpp and telemetrydefault.cpp. Microsoft should publish the source code for this stuff in the CRT source so people can see it isn't "spyware" and can see what it really does.

    15 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Quit Eliminating Keyboard Functionality

      Edit.GenerateMethod
      Edit.GenerateField
      Edit.GenerateProperty
      Edit.GenerateEnumMember
      Edit.GenerateConstructor
      *Edit.InvokeSnippetFromShortcut

      All of these were assignable keyboard commands that I used RELIGIOUSLY. Now suddenly in 2015 Enterprise they are gone. And yes, I can "Ctrl+." to get the window and the cutesy visual **** but that is a two stage operation. my "Ctrl+K,Ctrl+M" was one stage, and boom I had a method. As for Invoke Snippet suddenly, the command is still there but I get "unavailable at this time" where "tab tab" works. I am not habituated to using tab in this fashion nor should i have to change when the command exists it just…

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • **** yourselves

        SP324099 **** this useless error message

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • nested result view in watch for IEnumerable<IEnumerable<T>>

          I noticed that in the Watch window or just by mouse hover on a IEnumerable<IEnumerable<T>> function the "Result view" works only for 1th level of enumeration. Could possible and useful to go nested result view.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for TLS 1.2 in Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise Web Performance Tester

            Our security policies are mandating use of TLS 1.2. When attempting to script and playback a web performance test I received an SSL error. Only by adding a coded plug-in supplied by MSDN support was able to get it to work. Going forward support for TLS 1.2 should be included "out of the box"

            26 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • UnitTest 2 levels of grouping

              It would be nice to have the ability to group unit tests by 2 levels. Such as project then class.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Confirmation for "Replace All" when Current Project or Entire Solution are selected

                An option to request confirmation for the "Replace All" function when Current Project or Entire Solution are selected would prevent accidentally performing a Replace All on a huge number of files instead of just the one you meant to. The confirmation could be enabled/disabled in the options.

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 3D in UWP with XAML

                  Add 3D support in XAML and programmatically to UWP such as it was in WPF 3D for simple 3D graphic.

                  41 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support "natural sorting" / SORT_DIGITSASNUMBERS via CompareOptions

                    The C++ function, CompareStringEx ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd317761.aspx ) has a dwCmpFlags option for SORT_DIGITSASNUMBERS: Treat digits as numbers during sorting, for example, sort "2" before "10".

                    This option should be exposed as a member of the CompareOptions Enumeration ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.globalization.compareoptions.aspx ) so that it can be used in managed code instead of needing to do a DllImport of Kernel32.DLL which requires UNSAFE / Full Trust.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Built in ListView Column Sorting in .NET Control

                      Add built in ListView column Sorting Ascending or Descending into the .NET control.

                      Currently we have to implement this ourselves, but this should be baked in as standard.

                      Currently we have to do it like this:
                      https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/319401

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • goto to unit tests

                        Like "Go to Implementation" it would be great, if we could jump directly from a class to the unit Tests for the regarding class. For example jump to the testclass with the most occurencies of the current selected class.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Easy cloning of steps in TFS vNext build definitions

                          Some TFS vNext build definitions consist of a long list of similar steps with only slightly different parameters. Creating such a build definition is tedious because each step has to be created using "Add build step". Having a simple clone function on the steps level would be very helpful.

                          13 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Assume async methods when generating stubs for interface implementations that return Task<>

                            VS generates this .....

                            public Task<int> GetNumStepsAsync()
                            {
                            throw new NotImplementedException();
                            }

                            when what I really want is ...

                            public async Task<int> GetNumStepsAsync()
                            {
                            return await this.StateManager.GetStateAsync<int>("NumSteps");
                            }

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "Treat all warning as errors" tweak

                              This is a great compiler switch to keep your code clean and compliant, however, I cant turn it on for my solution since it will never compile because of warnings originated from third party source code.
                              Please add an option to disregard warnings from third parties for /WX switch, something like "just my code".

                              1 vote
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include a feature to export the Summary Page of a load test to PDF or DOCX

                                At the end of the load test Visual Studio displays a summary with charts and test run information. It would be nice to be able to export this information to either PDF or DOCX to share with others who do not have Visual Studio. Currently the only way is to export the trx which only allows viewers with VS to be able to see the test summary.

                                22 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Option to automatically assign object ID in ASP.NET from Visual Studio

                                  When writing automated script for UI testing I rely on identifying the object by the object id. However, often times developers may overlook assigning an object ID since they're not coding to test.

                                  It would be great if VS would have a flag that can be set by developers such that it will automatically assign all objects a unique ID. Developers of course can still modify and change the object ID if there's a specific ID they want to use in their code. However, by having this feature, it will be less work for developers, but still keep QA happy…

                                  12 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Outlook Rendering Preview

                                    Like many developers I have to create html email templates for direct marketing campaigns. testing this is very difficult do the the odd HTML rendering engines in most email clients (especially Outlook).

                                    It would be very helpful to have a live preview window that utilises the rendering engine of the popular email clients like Outlook. As this rendering engine is closed source and limited in the HTML tags available it is difficult to test the code and how it will look to the end user.

                                    41 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add option when creating Service Hook for Jenkins in Visual Studio Online to add variable parameters

                                      Add option when creating Service Hook for Jenkins in Visual Studio Online to add parameters from action that triggers build. For example add option to add name of branch that user pushed code to as build parameter for Jenkins. Currently you can only add constant parameters that you write like
                                      BRANCH_NAME:development
                                      but it would be great if you could write
                                      BRANCH_NAME:${branch_variable}
                                      and it would set branch name parameter to name of branch that user pushed code to.

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the SSDT collation dropdown easier to use

                                        The database collation dropdown box in SSDT has a lot of options making it difficult to find the correct setting. It also has a dialog box which is shown as soon as any collation is selected meaning that you cannot type a letter to go to a point in the list and search from there (i.e. if I want to find Latin1_General_CI_AS and I type "L", the dropdown closes and displays the dialog stating that the model will be reloaded before I have managed to make a selection.

                                        It would be great if the dropdown included some kind of filter/search…

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow specifying a default collation for new SSDT Projects

                                          It is rather annoying having to change the collation of new database projects for UK servers. Especially when failing to do so usually results in compatibility issues between databases and servers.

                                          It would be great if all new database projects were created with a collation which the user defined in the options.

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