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  1. Pin unpin a variable while debugging

    I would like to have the pin button in the left side when pinning or unpinning variable content in the IDE instead of the right side. If I have a variable with a some length to it, I sometimes find it difficult to drag my mouse cursor within the small window showing the variable content. It would be so much easier if the pin was in the left side.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Build multiple solution in parallel

      The ability to build a large number of solution according to inter solution dependencies.

      Assume the following dependencies between solutions: A<-B<-C and D<-A. When asked to build all solutions, solution A will start, and when finished both B and D will started, and when B finishes, C can be started.

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • strlen Crashes when a NULL Pointer is fed into it.

        So, I looked at the Code to strlen it seems it needs to have a secured version that does not Crash. It looks like it's implimentation is this:

        size_t strlen(char *str)
        {
        size_t i;
        for (i = 0; str[i]; i++);
        return i;
        }

        I suggest Depreciating this for a more Secured one like so:

        size_t strlen_s(char *str)
        {
        if (str != NULL)
        {
        size_t i;
        for (i = 0; str[i]; i++);
        value = i;
        }
        else
        {
        value = 0;
        }
        return value;
        }

        You guys might be Wondering, Why Return 0 when you feed in a NULL Pointer? Well…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the Visual Studio Installer compliant with Microsoft Internet Explorer requirements

                A few days ago I have released a new version of an application, deployed as .msi created with VSI in VS2015. Surprise, surprise, my users cannot download the .msi with IE without getting a very ugly message and download hurdle!

                "The signature of this program is invalid or corrupt."

                Several people have this issue:

                http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie10-windows_7/the-signature-of-this-program-is-corrupt-or/90ff01cd-41f1-426d-96a5-fb1a6852e8e2
                http://www.neat.com/helpcenter/signature-of-this-program-is-corrupt-or-invalid/
                http://www.top-password.com/blog/fix-the-signature-of-this-program-is-corrupt-or-invalid/

                Now my .msi was actually created with VSI for VS2015. Looks like one Microsoft application (VSI) is not compliant with another (IE). I'd appreciate to see VSI changing from SHA1 signing to something better, or providing an option to better configure VSI.

                Thanks…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Count of Items matched

                  When an string is searched(via CTRL + F) for in the code, the searched item gets highlighted. This is very good.
                  It will be very helpful if we could see the count of total matched string too..

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I suggest you FIRE EVERYONE ON THE VISUAL STUDIO TEAM!

                    The COMPLETE IDIOTS who put together that workable pile called Visual Studio should all be fired! Or maybe, just maybe, hire ONE QA that will step up and say, "This **** stinks!". It is by far the worst MS app ever throw into a pile and handed out as an application.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change order of external tools location

                      Now VS2015 installation includes old version of node.js and npm. Also devs have newer version installed globally on their machines.
                      So it would be awesome to have node and npm, which are shipped with VS2015 as fallback and set higher priority for already installed external web tools.
                      I propose to have following order:
                      1. .\node_modules\.bin
                      2. $(PATH)
                      3. $(DevEnvDir)\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\WEB TOOLS\External
                      $(DevEnvDir)\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\WEB TOOLS\External\git

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a toggle option to highlight what code has been added/modified to version controlled code

                        I sometimes find it useful to use SourceTree to view what code I've changed or modified since the past commit (using Git), and having this build in to Visual Studio would be more efficient. Being able to toggle new lines of code highlighted in green and modified lines of code highlighted in red would make scrolling files quicker when using version control.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS 2015 Update 3 doesn't have CI Path Filters

                          According to MSDN documentation https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/build/define/triggers#git-filters, TFS 2015 should have CI Path Filters feature, but in TFS 2015 Update 3, there is no such feature. Please add this feature in TFS 2015.

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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Is it possible to set breakpoint to all the constructors in the code ?

                            We can set breakpoint to all the functions of particular class using class name or like: ClassName::*, is it possible to set breakpoint to all the constructors in the code, something like*::Constructor or we could add a function "Add breakpoints" automatically in the Find window or a single extension tool?

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • surround with editor

                              VS "15".4.
                              To add a (personal) "surround with" .snippet template from within the IDE, where it would make the most sense, is currently 100% unsupported.
                              The way you currently have to do it is:
                              1. Open "Code Snippet Manager".
                              2. Find a suitable "source" template to copy from.
                              3. Navigate to that source template file. In my case it was in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\VS15Preview\VC#\Snippets\1033\Visual C#" using a command prompt, Explorer, or whatever you prefer.
                              4. Copy it to your snippets directory.
                              5. Rename it.
                              6. Open it in an external editor (Microsoft suggests Notepad!).
                              7. Try to make…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • make visual studio open source

                                Why don't you make VS open source. This way the bugs you introduce are ACTUALLY FIXED for once. I have yet another case of "stupid developer" on my hands. I have validation errors in EF6 and the message conveniently says "Validation failed for one or more entities. See 'EntityValidationErrors' property for more details."

                                when I look at the EntityValidationErrors property it says this:
                                {System.Data.Entity.Validation.DbEntityValidationResult}

                                so I hereby ask that you make VS open source so this kind of "bugs" get handled as soon as they're discovered instead of begin written off as "low priority" and get shipped in the "never…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • tfs permission check in policy override

                                  I would like to see permission to ensure that certain users are not able to override check-in policy.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • "When Changed" breakpoints should displayvalues

                                    If I create a "When Changed" breakpoint, I have to do something active to see the value.

                                    The current value is not displayed in either the breakpoint settings popout thing in the editor or the breakpoints dialog.

                                    It would be cool to have the ToString() of the value displayed (OK, cooler, if it was also an in place data tip) and possibly the last value - depending on what knowledge the debugger display has.

                                    I'd like to see this in both the breakpoint pop out and the breakpoints dialog

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio Crossplatform - Support new versions of Android NDK/Android within 1 month of release

                                      We develop games for Windows and consoles thus having support for Android in Visual Studio is great for us. Currently the support does not fit our need unfortunately.
                                      Visual Studio needs to keep up with Android NDK/SDK releases and support new version within a month at most.
                                      Also use what is recommended by Google by default. Currently: Clang 3.8, gradle and soon libc++.
                                      Visual Studio should also be able to use packages already installed by Android Studio and to not require a complete/separate download.

                                      Another aspect that Visual Studio for Android fails short is that android targets cannot be included…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Intrinsic optimization or inline assembly

                                        I thought if I cannot use inline assembly in x64 mode, compiler will optimize `if (__readeflags() & 0x1)` to a simple `jump if carry` instruction, but unfortunately compiler is unable to recognize this.

                                        My suggestion is to implement these trivial "optimizations", or simply enabling inline assembly would be even better, because self-modify code can be made for high-performance applications, too.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement the C++17 [[fallthrough]] annotation and add an optional compiler warning for non-annotated switch fallthroughs

                                          The accidental omission of a 'break' statement in a 'switch' is a very common source of bugs. C++17 has approved [[fallback]] as an official way of annotating intentional fall-throughs.

                                          It would be very helpful to programmers if Visual C++ could implement support for this annotation quickly (i.e., before C++17 is fully ratified, which could take quite a while), and also implement an optional compiler warning for when a non-annotated fall-through is found.

                                          Clang already supports this via the -Wimplicit-fallthrough option (see http://stackoverflow.com/a/27965827/434413), but Visual C++ programmers currently have no such option

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