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  1. Improve the performance of Visual Studio

    Visual Studio seems to be getting slower. Please focus on improving the performance and limiting the enormous load on the HDD

    5,175 votes
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    92 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you to all who provided ideas and votes on this topic. We used that data to help prioritize the improvements in Visual Studio 2012 and have been continuing this work with the VS 2013 release.

    As Visual Studio 2013 Preview has now shipped, we’d like to close this item to give your votes back to use on specific topics. Our Visual Studio performance team will continue working to improve performance at an ongoing basis. However, we are closing down this general idea, so that you can use your votes on more specific performance topics, and help us focus our team’s investments. When you have performance related suggestions, please create or vote on specific Perf ideas here: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/category/52115-performance

    Please use Visual Studio 2013 Preview (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=306566) and continue your feedback and votes– we highly value your feedback.

    Visual Studio Team

  2. Add "Ignore All" and "Reload All" buttons to Reload Project dialog

    When projects and solution is regenerated outside of Visual Studio, and Visual Studio picks detects the change and offers user to Reload or Ignore, it offers one or two dialogs per project. There's no way to "Ignore All" or "Reload All". This is low-cost high-impact feature for many developers who generate their solutions and projects using external tools.

    236 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Make the *Add Reference* dialog faster

    It still takes a long time to load the Add Reference dialog, and even after it loads, it is very slow to use.

    115 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Show the Toolbox faster

    When I attempt to show the Toolbox, it takes a very long time for it to fully display.

    69 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you to all who provided ideas and votes on this topic. We used that data to help prioritize the improvements starting in Visual Studio 2012, and continue with the releases after.

    As we believe we have improved the show toolbox experience, we’d like to close this item as fixed to give your votes back to use on specific topics. Our Visual Studio performance team will continue working to improve performance at an ongoing basis. When you have specific performance issues, it’s now really easy to use the feedback tools right inside Visual Studio to send us feedback with performance traces, see instructions on how to do this here:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/mt632287.aspx; these traces help us to home in on your issues more precisely.

    Please use Visual Studio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=306566) and continue your feedback and votes– we highly value your feedback.
    Visual Studio Team

  5. TFS Build reports are really slow to view during live builds

    When running builds using TFS Build, the Report view is extremely slow to update. It gets worse as the build log gets longer, and the real kicker is that it auto-updates every 10 seconds or so (with no way I can find to over-ride this). Every time it updates, it also resets you to the top of the report. So once it's finished updating and I'm at the top of the view, I hit "Next Error", wait for about 5 seconds, and have about 5 seconds left to click on the error before it auto-updates again and moves me back…

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  6. Clicking on Customer Improvement Program icon in tree Hangs Visual Studio EVERY TIME

    Clicking on Customer Improvement Program icon in tree Hangs Visual Studio EVERY TIME.
    Please either remove this Customer Improvement Program stuff or let me switch it ON or OFF without going to the System Tray. (Observed this problem on Win7 Professional (64 bit) OS.

    10 votes
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  7. Make "Format document" (Ctrl-K, Ctrl-D) much faster

    It takes a lot longer than it should at the moment.

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    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you to all who provided ideas and votes on this topic. We used that data to help prioritize the improvements starting in Visual Studio 2012, and continue with the releases after.

    As we believe the document format is faster, we’d like to close this item as fixed to give your votes back to use on specific topics. Our Visual Studio performance team will continue working to improve performance at an ongoing basis. When you have specific performance issues, it’s now really easy to use the feedback tools right inside Visual Studio to send us feedback with performance traces, see instructions on how to do this here:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/mt632287.aspx; these traces help us to home in on your issues more precisely.

    Please use Visual Studio (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=306566) and continue your feedback and votes– we highly value your feedback.
    Visual Studio Team

  8. Provide ability to get performance metrics of individual methods

    Currently there is no easy way to get performance metrics/instrumentation on just how LONG it takes to execute a particular method in a class. Instead, you have to add StopWatch timers throughout your Unit Test or code base in order to get these types of Metrics. However, this is very tedious and time consuming. It would be much better if I could directly get timing information on the execution of individual methods directly from performance metrics or instrumentation of my classes when I run any type of Performance or Load Tests to determine which methods in my classes are severely…

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