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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring sampling based on CPU counters back to Visual Studio.

      Currently it doesn't work on Windows 8 and above.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a "enable just my code" checkbox to the "Exception Settings" window

        The new "Exception Settings" window is a great improvement in VS2015 compared to VS2013. However, often when I change exception settings I also have to toggle the "enable just my code" debugger option. I think this is actually one of the main reasons for me to use the Visual Studio options window. It would be great if I could access this option faster, for example from the "Exception Settings" window.

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          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Stop having Code Analysis window take focus during builds

          When building a solution, the Code Analysis window/tab always gets focus during a build. This is highly disruptive, as I often modify code during builds, and when this window pops up as I am typing, it screws up what I was working on. Furthermore, it's just plain annoying (particularly when it is docked in the same panel as the Solution tab.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                    1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve performance of inspecting slow functions and properties while debugging

                      Sometimes a property or function can take a long time to evaluate when debugging. Visual Studio should stay responsive when this happens

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                        2 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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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Download debugger symbol files in parallel

                          Visual Studio should start symbol files downloads in parallel. This will make it faster to start debugging because the current download of files in serial is extremely long.

                          Visual Studio should also download debug symbols in background before debugging so the debugger can start faster.

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  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.

                            7 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

                              7 votes
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                              • Code review extensions

                                Code analysis should also be a part of code review, so that one can review in a gruop after the results of analysis.

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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.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Allow debugging of C++ Lambda expressions

                                    The usefulness of Lambdas in Visual Studio 2013 is severely limited by the fact that the debugger doesn't seem to understand how to debug them. You can't examine variables inside the lambda..

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                                    • A simple option to keep console window of console apps OPEN after it exits.

                                      Please provide a simple way to keep console window of console apps visible *after* it exits. Do not force us to play tricks like getch(), command("pause") and you know what.

                                      Just add a checkbox in Debug options: Keep the $^&% window open.
                                      And make it default. Please!

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Javascript console panel

                                        Provide a better way to run javascript and check values into a console panel without need starts the web-browser, like in the WebStorm (Ctrl+F5).

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                                        • Open up FxCop.sdk internals

                                          All these internal utilities and types are really usefull for custom ruledevelopment. Why are they even internal?

                                          Please open up the FxCop.sdk (and Microsoft.CCI) to allow for better rule development!

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