Visual Studio 2015

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  1. Give user a way to turn off Microsoft Git Provider completely.

    The only two things Microsoft Git Provider does is
    - cause problems for ReSharper (file is still read-only bug that is there for like two versions of VS)
    - eat CPU time

    It would be nice if there was a way to disable this abomination completely and not have it come back to life every time I reload Visual Studio.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Set COMPLUS_FORCEENC to 1 for any process launched using "Start without debuggging"

      I assume that the fact that you spent time on engineering the 'Edit and continue on attach' feature announced here:

      https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2015/04/29/net-enc-support-for-lambdas-and-other-improvements-in-visual-studio-2015/

      means that you recognise that there are circumstances where developers don't want to launch their process under the debugger even when they are planning to use it later. This is great; so thanks! Unfortunately it's a little bit awkward to use at the minute but I think this could be addressed with a minor improvement in Visual Studio...

      The ideal thing would be to simply make sure that COMPLUS_FORCEENC=1 is added to the environment of any process launched using…

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        1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide the option to disable Git publish in visual studio status bar.

        After the latest update (2) there is a new Publish button in the bottom right of the IDE. Doesn't state what it does, and even though TFVC is used it still creates a GIT repository on right click. Please provide an option to disable that button and please don't make my source control choices for me.

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          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VS 2017 - Enable xUnit to be the default test framework for CodedUI

          CodedUI only supports the MSTest framework, xunit works cross platform and is a joy to use(https://youtu.be/Mw5lODrvELk). Please enable CodedUI(https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd286726.aspx) to work with xUnit by default.

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please, please compromise with Visual Basic 6 users...

            Dear Microsoft,

            It is abundantly clear that you will never produce a new version of VB6, especially not one which is 64-bit and cross platform. Doing so would compete with your goals of subscription based software in the near future.

            So... how about a simple compromise with the VB6 users? I use VB.NET and I like it. But the syntax is extremely difficult for many users. However, I have been working around this problem for sometime now. I have created my own huge runtime library of wrapper functions (including API calls) to replace familiar VB6 functions which have been removed…

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              7 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Open-source System.Xaml

              An open-source version of System.Xaml would provide the .NET community with an expressive, extensible, tool-friendly, and fairly mature framework for the creation of sophisticated object graphs.

              While XML and JSON are both options for simple graphs, they lack the additional flexibility and power of features like markup extensions and attached properties, which greatly enhance the capabilities of the framework.

              XAML has proven its broad applicability both inside Microsoft (Windows Workflow Foundation in addition to System.Windows/Windows.UI.Xaml) and outside it (Xamarin.Forms). I personally would have liked to be able to use it in .NET Core and Xamarin for a non-UI project. It…

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                2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Self-hosted WCF services stack in .NET Core

                I would like to see the WCF service side being made available in the .NET core, so that we can continue developing WCF services and start targeting other platforms.

                Ultimately I would like to see the full stack including the common bindings: NetTcp, NetPipe, and maybe WsHttpBasic.

                But to cut this short, my priority lies with the self-hosting and the base classes for custom bindings. This way, the community can start implementing the various bindings on their own, while Microsoft can focus on getting the core of WCF right.

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                  3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have C++ IntelliSense parser support GCC extensions, MinGW, and Cygwin toolchains

                  The IntelliSense parser for Visual C++ is separate from MSVC compiler, and will throw out IntelliSense errors that may or may not be accurate with actual C/C++ code errors.

                  This is very annoying when it comes to IntelliSense parsing GCC standard headers and libraries for MinGW and Cygwin toolchains, when we are using Visual Studio 2015 for Makefile projects.

                  Most of the time, IntelliSense will give 1,200+ errors related to not being able to understand GCC extensions, or GCC-specific codes for MinGW and Cygwin toolchains.

                  I am suggesting to the team to find ways to improve IntelliSense C++ parsing so…

                  44 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Basic 6 clone...

                    Produce an updated version of Visual Basic 6 - a version free from the ridiculousness and bloat-ware that is called the .NET platform... one that fully compiles its programs without need for a separate runtime. If Microsoft won't update VB6, why not sell it to a company that will, or make it open source? The answer is simple. Selling VB6 to another company or making it open source will make it a competitor to VB.NET, and you don't want that because Microsoft knows an updated version of VB6 would blow the doors off of VB.NET, and you are purposely using…

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                      24 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Find dead/unused code in the solution

                      From ASP.NET UserVoice (http://aspnet.uservoice.com/forums/41199-general-asp-net/suggestions/486946-find-dead-unused-code-in-the-solution)

                      After some time certain parts of code i n a project end up not being used anymore and just waste screen estate. It would be handy if Visual Studio could detect this and warn you about it.

                      47 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring Windows 10 Universal Apps to Android and iOS

                        Create something like what Xamarin is doing in order to help developers to code once and run EVERYWHERE (Wndows 10, windows 10 mobile, android and ios).

                        If Microsoft could not buy Xamarin, at least do what they are doing by your own. Make something that enable us to archive real NATIVE cross platform development. It could dramatically increase the numbers of developers using .net to create mobile applications as well as increasing the number of apps created to wp too, since app could be compiled to ios, android AND WINDOWS PHONE. Hibrid apps like apache Cordova has a lot of…

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                          33 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Manage NuGet Packages should support Database project

                          In Visual Studio 2013, when I click the Manage NuGet Packages menu for Database project, it will prompt me that "Operation failed. The project 'database project name' is unsupported.".

                          And in Visual Studio 2015, this feature is grey out for database project.
                          I think NuGet Manager should also support database project. There has other communities who also has this requirement, please refer to:

                          https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/8570c1e9-2916-4e80-800a-2e553f8a2bfa/referencing-dacpac-nugets-from-a-sqlproj-ssdt-within-visual-studio-2015?forum=visualstudiogeneral&prof=required

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                            0 comments  ·  Nuget Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Not possible to run MTM tests (Coded UI or MSTest) via vNext builds

                            With xaml build definitions user selects MTM Test Plan to run, with vNext build definition it is only possible to select test dll to run.

                            Tests executed via vNext never report test statuses to MTM test runs, vNext test runs never appear in the MTM.

                            So with vNext build integration of manual-automated tests is not supported out of the box!!!

                            See for details:
                            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/34229465/how-to-run-coded-ui-tests-using-vnext

                            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/f9e851e3-657c-4a35-bdad-2559168e0913/how-to-run-coded-ui-tests-using-
                            vnext?forum=tfsbuild

                            64 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Format Document Wrong Spacing for Assignments

                              There is currently a problem with the Format Document feature.
                              The option "Ignore spaces in declaration statements" doesn't respect the following items (also the implicit if statement is suffering from this problem):

                              Code:

                              using (var x=new SomeClass())

                              return isCode?"yes":"no";

                              public void MyMethod(string str="hello")
                              {
                              }

                              for (int i=0; i<cnt; i++)
                              {
                              }

                              Wrongly Auto-Formatted-Code:

                              using (var x = new SomeClass())

                              return isCode ? "yes" : "no";

                              public void MyMethod(string str = "hello")
                              {
                              }

                              for (int i = 0; i<cnt; i++)
                              {
                              }

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                              • Make Visual Studios website UX and advertising more inclusive

                                The other day I received one of those generic emails about Visual Studio, and I noticed that out of the 11 clip art people only 2 were girls. And both were in the background or off to the side(see pic). So I decided to check out the VS website and noticed the trend continued. Men outnumbered women on every part of the website with 2 or more people with the sole exception of continous intergration (ps props to who ever designed that page). In fact, most of the time they doubled to quadrupled the number of women. And although there…

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                                • Be able to select Build in use for manual test using Web Access?

                                  As a manual Tester without Visual Studio installed, I would like to be able to select Build in use for my test when I use Web Access

                                  It is only possible using Microsoft Test Manager. But many tester performing manual test use Web Access and do not have MTM installed.

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                                    3 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Outlook Rendering Preview

                                    Like many developers I have to create html email templates for direct marketing campaigns. testing this is very difficult do the the odd HTML rendering engines in most email clients (especially Outlook).

                                    It would be very helpful to have a live preview window that utilises the rendering engine of the popular email clients like Outlook. As this rendering engine is closed source and limited in the HTML tags available it is difficult to test the code and how it will look to the end user.

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                                    • Team Explorer: Ability to add document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library

                                      Please add the following feature to Team Explorer: Team administrators should be able to add new document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library without activating sharepoint integration.

                                      Motivation: Many companies already have an existing sharepoint server farm. But for several reasons they do not like to install team foundation server extensions. On the other hand members of the software development team would like to add and read documents seamlessly from visual studio.

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Add a "bug" annotation to feature cards on the features backlog board

                                        When viewing the feature backlog board, a user is able to see a "Product Backlog Items" annotation, which can be dropped down to view a list of all PBIs. This list does not include bug items. It is also not possible to enable an annotation for bugs.

                                        It is possible to enable multiple annotations at once for PBIs themselves, which can have both tasks and tests.

                                        Please enable a "Bugs" annotation for features.

                                        15 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • New 3D IDE, icons, visuals, etc. like Visual Studio 2010 and Windows 7.

                                          Visual Studio 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, in my case Aero in Windows 7. Only Visual Studio 2012, 2015 and Microsoft Office 2012, 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, while all other applications adapt it consistently.

                                          The new IDE is really ugly. Has the Metro/Retro UI without effects, gradients, shadows, plain and ugly colors and icons; flat, ugly and boring UI design. Also the UI experience is a nightmare like in Windows 8.x and 10.

                                          Microsoft not learn about the critics in Visual Studio 2012 that are UGLY.

                                          Microsoft not learn the failure and the disaster of…

                                          17 votes
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