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  1. Breakpoint covered the bookmark

    In vs2005/2008/2010, when I set a breakpoint and a bookmark in the same line, I can see both. But in vs2012 RC, the breakpoint covered the bookmark. Maybe restore icons to vs2010 is a good idea.

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      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Edit and continue JavaScript in Edge and Node.js V8

        Please make edit and continue work in JavaScript. V8 has support so it should be possible in Node also

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        • Edit and continue should work for handled Exceptions too

          Hi!

          Visual Studio provides great debugging experience for exceptions not handled by user code. You're stopped at the call where exception occurred and can fix the code, set next statement to the fixed code and all just works (does not if you've disabled auto stack unwind but that's not our case).

          However, if the exception is handled somewhere down the stack (e.g. with exception handler for logging and rethrow) the debugging becomes much more trickier. You can break on handled exception (if set in Exceptions window) but cannot unwind the stack and cannot fix the code.

          My proposal is: to…

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          • Add ability to set the environment when debugging C# projects.

            Add the ability to set environment variables when debugging, just like you can with C/C++ projects.

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            • Please enable wireless debug for phones

              Please let the possibility to debug wireless (Bluetooth/local wifi) an app. The cable is sometimes annoying, Even if it may be slower, this possibility would be a great release.

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              • Add additional action to Exception Settings to 'Continue when handled in user code'

                The Exception Settings window currently allows you to set an Additional Action for each exception to 'Continue when unhandled in user code'.

                It seems like it would be FAR more useful to be able to set 'Continue when HANDLED in user code' for exceptions, because those are exceptions that the user was already anticipating and has implemented a strategy for handling that event.

                When trying to debug, it can be needlessly frustrating to have the debugger break--and the sometimes lengthy delay that accompanies this--for an Exception that is already handled by a Try/Catch block.

                But I still want the debugger…

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                • Dump debugging

                  1) SOS.dll and mscordacwks.dll should be loaded from microsoft public symbol servers for all existing (supported versions) of .net.
                  2) Please automate common sos.dll tasks to allow dump debugging, view managed threads and their names (currently need to do poi(poi(thread+0x160)) to get a location of it. See whats occupying memory, view exceptions and locks etc.. etc.. etc..

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                  • Link Build errors to Stack Overflow solutions

                    When a build error occurs, it would be great if VS used deep learning to determine if that specific error has a solution on Stack Overflow. When I click on the error, it could provide the possible fix.

                    This would greatly improve my workflow and allow known fixes to be found easier.

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                    • Remote debugging should work through firewalls without having to forward ports.

                      When debugging across the internet, having to manually configure the remote firewall to forward specific ports to a specific PC is not always possible. Especially when the remote site is a customer owned site. It would be fantastic if the remote debugger had the option to connect through firewalls without having to forward ports, similar to how Skype, Team Viewer, etc.. can. I realize this might require an external server, so it should be an option but still default to the current peer-to-peer behavior.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve Conditional Breakpoints performance

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                        Breakpoint Condition in a long loop is super heavy. Also, stop debugging takes a long time if I use the Breakpoint Condition.

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                        complaint about the Performance of conditional breakpoints, which is a well-known problem in managed code. The problem is breakpoints are inherently high overhead on a managed runtime you just don’t really notice when you’re hitting it once because “slow” is measured in tens of milliseconds per breakpoint hit, but when you have a conditional one you actually pay the performance cost of hitting the breakpoint then evaluating the expression every time that location is reached;…

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                        • 8 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Save the All Debug Points

                            It is really awsome to save all the Debug Points and then just for short cut all the debug points restore.

                            To Illustrate what i mean is :-
                            Let you have 10 debug points in your application then you delete them all and again put just 1 debug at some other location.
                            Now you need to test again the very first situation for which you have to again put the same 10 debug points at the same locations.

                            This is a problem.

                            The solution is to Save the State of Debug Point and just restore them.

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • implement PerfTips that show memory usage

                              Hello!

                              We at Visual Studio would like to know just how much interest there would be in the developer community for PerfTips that can show memory usage.

                              Please vote for this item if this is something you would like to see!

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                              • Filter textbox debugger attach window

                                Add a textbox to filter the processes in the debugger windows. Currently, given a process ID you need to go an search through the list every time you need to attach the debugger.

                                You could add a TextBox that allows the user to put a Process ID or Process name and filters the list of processes based on that. That way users can just copy/paste an ID an make the process way less annoying

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                                  1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make changing command line simple

                                  Changing command line option needs me to open project properties and set command line using interaction with mouse.
                                  I deal with app which uses command line heavily.
                                  It would be great to have immediate/command window shortcut to change command/command line we want to use for debugging.

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                                  • Make the breakpoint editor tabbed

                                    To improve the workflow/usability while dealing with many trace/breakpoints in a large project, I suggest making the breakpoint "editor" tabbed.

                                    The following 'properties' can be set on a breakpoint:
                                    Location, Condition, Hit Count, Filter, When Hit, Edit Labels

                                    At the moment, one has to right click the margin or the row in the Breakpoints Window to set each of the properties on a particular breakpoint.

                                    This "tabbed editor" would be a combination of all the dialogs which currently pop-up while right clicking a breakpoint and individually choosing any one of the options listed above.

                                    Imagine the use case of wanting…

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                                    • Add command line arguments for the Android Debugger

                                      Add command line arguments for the Android Debugger in cross-platform projects as it is done for the Local Windows Debugger. This could go in the Project Properties.

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                                      • Support breakpoints conditional on other breakpoints being hit

                                        In XCode, you can (as far as I remember) make a breakpoint that is conditioned on another breakpoint's hit count. This would be extremely useful for reproducing bugs that hit the same place several times, but only one of those times, which occurs after a certain other thing, is actually interesting.

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                                        • Make switching between debug and release modes faster

                                          Sometimes it takes up to minute to switch from Debug to Release mode on big project. It totally hangs IDE. It should not work that way. What's that happening?

                                          Make switching betwen modes faster.

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