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  1. Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

    Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

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      11 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow specifying a whitelist of Version Control paths that I want CodeLens to index

      The CodeLens feature is great, but I had to disable it in our main team project collection because this feature impacted our server in such a way that its database was growing out of control. My metrics revealed that I had 3.2 TB of CodeSense files (number of files: 13,199,733) against only 170 GB of VersionControl files (number of files: 1,169,366). Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we're working extensively with dev branches.

      That being said, the "tfsconfig codeindex" command allows TFS administrators to configure a blacklist for a given team project collection (i.e. option /ignorelist).…

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        1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio 2015 Community is very slow on starting

        on right-clicking on a text file to load it with Visual Studio 2015 it takes a Long time, although nothing else than the text Editor is required to process that file. there should be some optional start-up Switches, which avoid azure/Cloud/etc... loading when not explicitely needed.
        the fast-Launch Option is already checked, but ist slow anyway

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          • VS is busy - Multiple Windows

            Often getting VS is busy message. Though it is because IDE/Team Explorer tries to access TFS data to display, it would have been nice to have ability to interact with other sections/windows of VS (code editor etc.) Instead currently the IDE in whole is not responding.

            VS 2015 Enterprise

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                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Quick Find Fast

                  Quick Find (Ctrl F) is extremely slow to open, especially in larger files (in VS2015 and prior). Often it takes as much as 500 ms from the time I hit Ctrl F.

                  Frequently I hit Ctrl F and start typing my search term but my typing goes into my document because the Find window is still loading. It is very frustrating, please consider looking into.

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                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • that visual studio must not damage its files which are residing for long time in its foder

                    visual studio tries to connect itself with other applications in the pc i am mself a programmer and just kinda irritated by self destruction of my practice files and when it is connected to other things it creates problems in performance of other applications too it should not connect to other applications thank you .

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                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the download a lot faster.

                      I suggest that you find a way to make the download a little easier to find and try and find a way to make the process a lot faster.

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                      • Make XAML designer only update when saving.

                        Currently the designer tries to interpret the XAML all the time causing Visual Studio to hang for short periods of time.

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                        • visual studio updater is a hog

                          let people select and setup the features they want to install
                          download them in the background so people can work at the sane time
                          notity when ready
                          ms updates are wasting away millions of man hours

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                          • Please add timesheets. It would be nice to see how many hours a user has per day. Helps with team atmospheres

                            More for Project Management. there should be an easier way to submit hours on a daily basis for a task, item , etc

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                              • Have you seen what ScriptedSandbox64 is doing? Run TechNet ProcessMonitor and see!

                                ScriptedSandbox is basically going crazy reading internet explorer registry keys endlessly, whenever Visual Studio is debugging. Is it really necessary to query the HttpUploadSize hundreds of times per second? Consider caching it and using RegNotifyChangeKeyValue if you are REALLY concerned picking up changes (as if that would be changed, smh). Disappointed.

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                                • Debugging Android App without rebuild when there are no changes

                                  When I've not made any changes to the project and I want to debug again I would think that a build is not needed at all to start the application again. It would be nice if VS would recognise that situation and just start a new debugging session without the build.

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                                      Give more details to the home user. Not home user and school and small work owner. Just a new older person home user. I have had desktop computers with Windows and Microsoft products with the brand HP being the builder. I have my first Laptop notebook that came with Windows 10. It's BROKEN.

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                                      • Create Template Groups

                                        For each PBI/Story we need to create the same tasks for all:
                                        -Requirements
                                        -Design
                                        -Development
                                        -Deployment
                                        -Test
                                        -Documentation
                                        and a TEST CASE

                                        It would save lots of time in Sprint Planning is we could use a group template where each of these work items could be created automatically.

                                        Would be a big improvement in Usability, and reduce the risk of Carpal Tunnel problems :)

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