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  1. Maintain the previous expansion of the treeview in the Code Coverage Results window after running a new code coverage analysis

    Currently I can drill down in the code coverage results window to examine a particular class or method. When I make a change and then run code coverage analysis again, the tree view refreshes completely and closes up to just show the top level node. This means I have to drill down again to find my method, which gets repetitive. I think the tree should maintain its current view if the path to the item in the old analysis results still exists in the new analysis results.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Maximize the Function Name column in performance report Call Tree view by default

      When viewing a performance report that has been generated by the Visual Studio profiler, and opening the Call Tree view, the Function Name column is always very narrow by default. I'd like it to make better use of the available horizontal space in the user interface.

      The thing I do just about every time I open a performance report is to select the Call Tree view, then click on the hot path highlight button, and then I drag the Function Name column to be wide enough to be able to see the method names in the call stacks. It is…

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I was

        I was creating an app in windows 10 universal that utilized camera function from a sample I found on the Microsoft website and a sample project I found. The issue I had was getting the Hardware buttons to pick up as a UI object and could not figure out why (fairly new to app dev). The issue ended up being that I had to check the webcam AND microphone in project capabilities.

        My suggestion would be it would be a wonderful addition if you could include "Add Capabilities" to the suggested fixes drop down. Much like adding a using statement…

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable VSTS builds to be triggered by other successful builds

          The VSTS build system is pretty powerful, but our team is missing the ability to chain together builds. For instance, when Build_A completes successfully, get the artifacts from Build_A and the last successful Build_B and run Build_C.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Tie saved windows layouts to IDE mode

              With VS2015 you introduced windows layouts. That's nice.

              What I'm missing is the possibility, to tie a stored layout to a specific IDE mode, eg. debugging, so that it is applied automatically when I start debugging.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • There would be nice to have a function for cleaning an Immediate window - Debug.Clean().

                When the project starts, the Immediate window contains old information form previous debugging. So to cleanup them would be comfortable.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Revise shameful MSDN sample code

                  In many cases MSDN sample code is shameful. Look at this: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/te15te69(v=vs.110).aspx

                  1. Bad resource usage
                  2. Bad TCP/socket code
                  3. Bad crypto
                  4. Bad error handling

                  This piece of code is representative for what is commonly found on MSDN. In particular all socket code seems to be done by, no disrespect, an intern. If you show such code samples to expert devs at Microsoft they will be ashamed that this code has been put out.

                  This is not good enough. I must have answered hundreds of Stack Overflow questions now from people who have been mislead into bad and…

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                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Java [Open JDK]

                    Java is the most widely taught and used language in the developing countries like India but there is no IDE as powerful as Visual studio for it. So i request you too add JAVA support officially for the Visual studio. Best option will be support for Open-JDK which is already an open source project.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ask Ruby to be involved, continuously.

                      This is behind extensibility, unity, languages, test tools, user interfaces, .NET, performance, and others. Ruby is a language of C++, Python, Perl, D, Falcon, Rust, and Swift. Swift is a huge one, right now. If we get Ruby, a lot of new and great components will be added.

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                      • Put a search box in Resources.resw

                        Put a search box in Resources.resw. When we have 500 strings in the Resources.resw it´s quite annoying to modify a string. Put a search box to make things faster.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Programatic Anonymous List Initilization

                          Currently in c# it's easy to initialize a list when the entries are known. Something like:

                          new int[]{1,2,4,8};
                          etc.

                          But it would be really handy, if I could initialize an array programatically. Something like:

                          new int[] (int u =0; u < 4; u++) {return (int)Math.Pow(u,2); }

                          or something like that. For multidimensional arrays it could be like

                          new int[,] {(int u=0; u<5; u++), (int v=0; v < 5; v++) {return u+v;}

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • "Visual Studio lite" or coding online like Eclipse Che

                            I think that Visual Studio is too "heavy" to use. I need a "Visual Studio lite" or coding online like "Eclipse Che". The advantage is that reduce the hardware requirement and smart phone user can code with VS.

                            PS:I think Visual Studio uwp app is a interesting project!

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a toggle autoscroll button to Output, so i can study issues while building or testing

                              Add a toggle autoscroll button to Output, so i can study issues while building or testing

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                              • allow MS account alaises

                                I work with multiple MS accounts (personal and work provided) please just add each email under the same account and share subscriptions between them all. having to log out of one account to another when switching source code repositories is frustrating - they are all me!

                                5 votes
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                                • TestRunParameters with CodedUI

                                  Add support for TestRunParameters with CodedUI tests.

                                  10 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I love it allthough could have a little help in MASM

                                    MASM seem to have trouble, need a little intellisence too with it. and color.on syntax.. I know who uses it!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • let functions define anonymous types as return values

                                      I think it will be useful to let functions define anonymous types as return values, instead of declaring a structure or a class just to hold return values. I suggest something like this:

                                      Function x() As {string, string}
                                      Return New With {.Name = "Jon", .Note = "Test"}
                                      End Function

                                      Or:
                                      Function x( ) As {Name As String, Note As String}
                                      Return New With {.Name = "Jon", .Note = "Test"}
                                      End Function

                                      Or: use a keyword (i.e. Anonymous) and let the function infer the Anonymous Type definition from the return value:

                                      Function x() As Anonymous
                                      Return New With {.Name = "Jon",…

                                      4 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add installation percentage (numeric) to Visual Studio installer

                                        This vote is to bring numeric text showing progress of installer rather than just progress bar. One of the irritating behaviors of VS 2015 installer is that it may download updated components (like new Windows 10 SDK) without even giving you notification or option to go with local version or update it during installation process.

                                        5 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • "Leave" Visual Studio Online account

                                          On https://app.vssps.visualstudio.com/profile/view I am member of 8 accounts. I want to "leave" a few of these but I cant unsubscribe myself. It would be very useful to be able to "leave" someone else's account.

                                          7 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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