Visual Studio 2015

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  1. Allow the output window to stop auto scrolling

    Add a button to the Output Window to stop it "Auto Scrolling" to the bottom. It is very frustrating trying to read debug info when the window keeps scrolling me away from what I am trying to read

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Git: Allow selection of 3rd party git diff and merge tools

      The integrated diff view in VS2015 is fast and helpful in many situations but still limited in its options and workflow.

      At our company we use BeyondCompare as the primary diff tool.
      We would like to select this tool as preffered diff and merge editor for git.

      Other git clients like SourceTree allow to configure these tools freely (by adding the configuration to .git/config).

      I'd love to see that in VS2015 as well.

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      • PDF Viewer using pdf.js

        It would be nice to be able to view pdfs from Visual Studio code and given that Code is based on chromium, I think it may be practical to implement pdf.js.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Re-enable key features from the Test Results window

            I can load a TRX into the Test Results window in VS2012, but I can't do anything with those tests. Run, debug, and open are all disabled. WHY would this window be available and not be allowed to run tests the way we did in 2010?

            We run 15,000+ tests nightly against our products and the lack of these features is keeping our QA team from moving to 2012. Update 2 did not address these issues. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Text Explorer, no matter how good you say it is because it doesn't fit OUR needs.

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            • Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the cursor right now.

              Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the editor screen. When I go out for diner and come back, I often undo to show to my brain where I was last time I typed some code. But most of the time, it undo, I -feel- it places the cursor at the right place, but the scroll isn't good at all, so I can't see quickly what I just typed, as it disappears before I have the time to adjust the scroll.

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              • Microsoft Test Manager Themes

                Add themes for Microsoft Test Manager like Visual Studio IDE.

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                • Hot code replace

                  In Eclipse, you can edit the files while the application is running. When you save, it checks if your code can be hot-swapped (same limitations as the Edit-and-Continue feature in VS) and replaces it without having to pause the application execution. This is very useful in game development as it allows to debug rendering very easily and efficiently. You can get more details about the Eclipse IDE feature here: https://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_What_is_hot_code_replace%3F

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                  • Enable Navigate To feature (CTRL-Comma) with wildcards

                    For example, when a user opens the Navigate To feature, he/she should be able to search for a file named "StartReservationPage.html" by typing "*Reservation*.html" in order to quickly find and access that file within the solution.

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow users to create saveable Document/Tab "working sets" in the editor.

                      When working on multiple branches and multiple features the documents you're working on usually different, and switching branches means having to go and reopen everything again.

                      It would be great if there were a save the current working set fir each branch.

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                      • Debug as user / Debug on remote machine

                        To properly test / debug an application, this needs to be tested with specific user rights. As software engineer I normally have all rights but this is not the case for the end users. So it would be nice to be able to debug in the context of a limited user.

                        The same goes for the machine; the developent machine has all prerequisties installed - I should be nice if we could enter the machine name and the username for debugging, in such a way that de debug code is automatically deployed to this machine, run as the user of…

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                        • What is using memory and CPU in VS ?

                          When VS is using (for example) 40% of CPU and 1.8GB of RAM, I would like to know why. For instance, is there an option I can disable or an extension do uninstall that would help me making VS faster ?
                          VS resource management is a black box, and doesn't help the developer experience, one can be really frustrated and turn to simpler editors just to be able to write code.

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                          • Retry connecting to the server on VS startup

                            Suppose you need to connect to a VPN to access your TFS server. Now what happens when you start the Visual Studio with a solution residing on that TFS server? Well, in 9 out of 10 attempts, VS tries to connect, fails and informs you that it could not connect and is therefore going offline. So you click off the dialog (there's nothing you could do with it anyway), connect the VPN, spend two minutes looking for one gray icon among a hundred of other gray icons in the washed down mess that's current Visual Studio, click, wait for the…

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                            • Array of controls like in VB6

                              You know, I really don't get why this idea was ignored in the creation of .NET. It was really useful when you were creating projects with a lot of images.

                              Currently, there are several limitations, for example: I was never able to migrate an old software from VB6 to .NET due to this specific reason, it was insane do it in code, in that project I had more than 400 small images for an odontogram and just start to code, maybe I'll spend months instead of days. Just to do that in the newest versions of VS, you need to…

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                              • Fix the credential problem.

                                Every couple days I get a message saying an error occurred and MS cannot verify my credentials in VS. So I need to enter them again. Fix the **** error. I get so tired of entering credentials. This is also true of Outlook, Skype, Excel, etc. I think the real problem is MS systems.

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                                • Build and Debug Android OS with Visual Studio and Android Emulator

                                  Ability to build and debug android OS with Visual Studio and new Android Emulator

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                                  • Add "Find in files" to the menu on solution explorer right click

                                    Adding a "Find in files..." option to folders in the Solution Explorer would make it easier to limit your file search to directories. The current way to do it is pretty cumbersome.

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                                    • Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

                                      Hello,

                                      I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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                                      • Get rid of Enable Browser Link

                                        Every time I install Visual Studio, I have too disable browser link, please get rid of this feature, or at least turn it off by default.

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                                        • Visual C# for Linux

                                          Create Visual C# for Linux templates just like Visual C++ for Linux does. So we can write, compile and debug mono code running e.g. on a Raspberry Pi from Visual Studio.

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