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  1. Keep command line window open (finally!)

    Starting a console project opens the console, runs and then closes the console window immediately. I understand why this happens: The program is done.

    But this is not what anyone wants!

    Please add a Visual Studio feature that allows us to easily keep a console window open to inspect what the program did.

    This issue is a constant annoyance and trips up literally 100% of all new .NET developers. Please treat this item with priority. It is amazing to me that such an egregious usability problem has not been solved for 15 years in .NET.

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      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • optimize for debugging like gcc -Og

      An option similar to GCC's -Og would be fantastic for one of Visual Studio's bigger industries, commercial games. One is currently forced between choosing a fully optimized build that is impossible to debug or a debuggable build that can't run many real-time game tests at playable speeds.

      Some basic optimizations like low-level inlining (simple getters and accessors and other very simple functions) and some math optimization is still easy to debug but can make _massive_ improvements to run-time speed.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow repositioning of intellisense popup

        When I am typing lines of code, the Intellisense block pops up to tell you the parameters of a function call I am making. But I find myself all too often needing to be able to read the line(s) of code directly above where i am typing, and it is directly under the intellisense block. Then I have to cancel the intellisense read the variable name I need, and go back and resume typing. Soemtimes the intellisens comes back ,sometimes it doesnt. But if I could just slightly reposition the intellisense popup itself, it would just make life so much…

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add folders to vNext build definitions

          We use 1 Team Project in TFS 2015 on-prem and as such we have a large (and increasing) number of build definitions. I'd like to be able to group my build defs into folders from the web screen. I'd also like to be able to set permissions on the builds within a folder by using the current build permissions method which uses inheritance and you can enable/disabled this as required.

          Many Thanks
          Rod

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            3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Save "Show my contact" option in the Team Explorer->Team Members panel so I don't have to reselect every time.

            It is really annoying have to reselect the "Show My Contact" option in the Team Members panel when I restart Visual Studio. This should be persisted.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Save the selected .runsettings/.testsettings file so I don't have to reselect when restarting VS.

              It is a waste of time having to reselect the .testsettings file each time I restart Visual Studio. This should be persisted with the .suo file or location saved with the solution.

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support linking Shared Projects to .NET Core Class Libraries

                Shared Projects are a perfect way to isolate code from various dependencies and therefore share code between .NET Core, older .NET Framework versions, make managing dependencies easier and faster, etc.

                But Visual Studio currently does not seem to allow linking a Shared Project to a .NET Core Class Library, which is very surprising to me as it seems to be such a no-brainer.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • disabling a breakpoint under debugger should be persisted

                  When disabling a breakpoint while in debugger, it only get's temporarily disabled. This is very annoying, as they are there again when you do the next run, and have to stop the debugger, hunt for where the breakpoints are that you want to disable, disable them and then rerun the debugger.
                  This was said to be coming in the next version, but I don't see it in "15"

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VS2015-GIT SupporError encountered while fetching: Unsupported URL protocol

                    I am using Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 with latest July 2016 patches. Every time when I try to Sync/Pull/Push a remote GIT bitbucket repository, it shows "Error encountered while fetching: Unsupported URL protocol" message. Outside of VS2015, everything works fine.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add version control to Test Manager

                      We need version control for test cases for the same reasons we need it for sources code:
                      •to have a controlled check in/check out system to prevent multiple users from editing the test case at the same time
                      •to be able to revert to previous version(s) of a test case when incorrect modifications have been made

                      thread link:
                      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/8b2852da-0fa6-4d77-8eeb-2ca45fed0491/how-can-i-get-my-mtm-test-cases-in-tfs-source-control?forum=vsmantest

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                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Use VisualStudio Community, because my company don't want to buy a Visual Studio license, so can the Microsoft Slovenija send some free mark

                        Use VisualStudio Community, because my company don't want to buy a Visual Studio license, so can the Microsoft Slovenija send some free marketing time-expire code, just to remind that not all software is FREE.
                        That kind of cards or usb cartidges can be just code for Visual studio that monthly expires until the company buy the VisualStudio IDE.
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                        Thanks; a poor developer !!!
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                        www.shakespeare.si

                        Really thanks !!!

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Features for Web Prototyping & Design

                              Can you add features for web page & website prototyping, with the options to export them as a full website ready to add new features and even extend?

                              You might as well complete blend, the UI and UX is perfer for web applications design and prototyping?

                              Thank You!

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                                0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio REST API support to fetch the list of allowed values for drop down fields like Priority, Status.

                                Please provide the REST API support to fetch the list of allowed values for drop down fields like Priority, Status , etc.
                                Using SDK this option is available but not available under REST API.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • provide a easy tool to makes windows phone apps in more quantity

                                  all tools for making a windowsphone apps are just too hard to understand for newly user....so please make a easy tool or a feature for making windowsphone app....thankyou :)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add simple way to share the code between different Team Projects

                                    When I work on my solution and want to add existing project I am allowed to add it only from the location in file system. Why I can't add it from another Team Project from TFS?

                                    I know there is a way to do it by mapping another Team Project (or part of it) to local folder, but it has a lot of limitations:
                                    1. I need to "Get latest version" for all team projects that I'm working with to be up to date.
                                    2. When I map another Team Project on the same level as mine, which is logical,…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Open a source file by its name without knowing where it is

                                      Allow opening a project source file by its name only, without having to browse to the correct folder. For example, File | Open by Name... then write "abc.c" to the dialog and voilá, if the file exists, it would be opened for editing. In a solution with many projects it is sometimes difficult to remember to which project a file belongs to and opening the project branch in Solution Explorer takes extra space for just this operation.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add "refresh" button to the Find Results panel.

                                        Otherwise, refreshing this panel involves going all the way back to the Find dialog, picking the right search term from the history, and picking the correct output panel (Find Results 1 or 2).

                                        Unnecessarily tedious.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support Failure Conditions in VSTS

                                          In other CI tools such as TeamCity they support a feature called "Failure Conditions" whereby you can define conditions under which the build is deemed to have failed. Some of these options include the ability to capture specific text in log files i.e. any occurrence of the work: "Error" for example. It would be great to add this as several scripts I have fail but without throwing an error code for VSTS to pick up.

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