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Welcome to the Visual Studio 2015 UserVoice site. This site is for suggestions and ideas for the IDE of Visual Studio (Community, Professional or Enterprise). You can also add suggestions for Team Services or Visual Studio Code. Or go to Connect to file a bug. Note that Application Insights has moved to its own UserVoice forum.

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  1. Reduce wasted space

    Big screens are great but we don't always have them. There's a lot of wasted vertical space in the title bar. The title bar could be combined with the menu bar (File/Edit etc.). We don't need "Microsoft Visual Studio" in the title. That adds nothing. We also don't need our initials AND our name when we're signed in, just the initials is fine.
    There's also a row of almost empty space on items docked to the bottom. E.g. I've got "Output", "Error List" and "Task List" docked there as tabs (not uncommon I think). At the top of that "box"…

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    • Add language version/experimental feature options to VC++2015 in the ide!

      https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2016/06/07/standards-version-switches-in-the-compiler/

      As described in this blog post add language version and experimental features options to enable/select the corresponding switches.

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      • Bug in VS or .NET FW! Returning WRONG System Info

        My PC consists of an Asus GTX STRIX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X Ram) and my monitor is Asus PB287Q which is 4k.

        In VB.NET / .NET FW 4.0 (even 4.6.1) I use the following 3 codes and all 3 are returning WRONG information !!!

        1. Video Memory , VS detects maximum of 4.0 GB I think, it cannot believe a VGA can have more?!

        Dim Query As New SelectQuery("Win32_VideoController")
        Dim Search As New ManagementObjectSearcher(Query)
        For Each Info In Search.Get()
        Info("AdapterRAM")...

        2. Screen Dimensions , VS detects maximum of 2560 x 1440 and can't detect true resolution of a 4K monitor!

        My.Computer.Screen.Bounds.Width.ToString …

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        • Stop the "Add Progress" dialog stealing focus

          I've just used NuGet to add a library which, it turns out, involves adding a lot of files to my project. Five minutes later I'm still waiting for it to finish, which would be fine if I could get on with something else while I wait, but every few seconds the "Add Progress" dialog pops up in VS2015 as another file is added, and steals focus, even if I'm using Remote Desktop!

          This is the sort of background process which doesn't require focus, and the fact that the 'Cancel' button has focus in the dialog when it appears makes it…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix System.Web.Optimization.Bundle.GetBundleUrl()

            The following exception does not happen very often, but is an internal Bundle class bug when calling GetBundleUrl().

            System.InvalidOperationException: Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute.
            at System.Collections.Generic.List`1.Enumerator.MoveNextRare()
            at System.Web.Optimization.Bundle.EnumerateFiles(BundleContext context)
            at System.Web.Optimization.Bundle.GenerateBundleResponse(BundleContext context)
            at System.Web.Optimization.Bundle.GetBundleUrl(BundleContext context, Boolean includeContentHash)

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • separate the different output from lists into different panels

              It is often of interest to see the build output even if build was successful. Currently you have to use the dropdown in the output panel to do this. Warnings you wanted to see are often hídden when the debug session starts as this dropdown flips automatically to debugging.

              I think it would be better to get rid of the dropdown and make separate panes of the different outputs. This also saves some screen estate.

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              • To improve on MTM control recognition while using Exploratory testing. Identification of control using Text property instead of Name propert

                To improve on MTM control recognition while using Exploratory testing. Identification of control using Text property instead of Name property. Please see my question raised on MSDN forum :-

                https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/872de569-c6ee-4c55-af56-4ab4f03bd4cf/exploratory-testing-test-case-steps-do-not-show-user-friendly-names-of-the-controls-visited?forum=vsmantest#872de569-c6ee-4c55-af56-4ab4f03bd4cf

                Description :-
                My team is using the Exploratory testing feature of MTM but we came across an issue. When I click the button "Create Test Case "on the Exploratory Testing Test Runner the test case template opens up and the user actions are populated as the test steps as expected but some Control names are not user friendly.

                Eg - When i click a menu option from a menu bar…

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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expose filtering algorithm for the Image control in UWP Xaml

                  The Image control hides the filtering algorithm from the developer, which needs to be configurable when the image is enlarged. It looks like it uses linear filtering by default, but I don't see any way in UWP to set it to point filtering (nearest neighbor) or anisotropic.

                  Point filtering is particularly necessary for a few significant scenarios such as gaming and image editing.

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                  • VS2013 can not load the files opened last time when open a project?

                    VS2013 can not load the files opened last time when open a project?

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                    • Show code snippets in toolbox

                      It's very convenience to drag a piece of code snippet from the toolbox,rather than enter the key word then press tab and have to remember the key words.

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                      • Fix the report a bug link:https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/LoadSubmitFeedbackForm

                        I installed the community edition and it caused my tascam us-690 sound interface drive to fail. Did a system restore and its back. When I tried to report the bug from the https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/LoadSubmitFeedbackForm link, the page crashe

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                        • Allow Folders for Managing list of Release Definitions

                          My list of Release Definitions is getting long - I have many apps and many environments. Can I please get a way to create a folder/hierarchy structure so these Release Definitions can be put into a manageable format? See attached

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                          • Add filters to the Navigate To (Ctrl+,) feature

                            In Visual Studio 15 Preview 4, a feature was added so IntelliSense can have its suggestions filtered to show specific types of items: members, classes, interfaces, etc. It would be really nice if the "Navigate To" feature (Ctrl+,) would have the same functionality.

                            (I'm a ReSharper keyboard navigation addict.)

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                            • Eliminate non-exceptional exceptions when debugging unit tests

                              Unit tests take a long time to start when debugging. Additionally, if Just My Code is turned off and all exceptions are set to Break on Throw, the debugger stops at several exceptions unrelated to the code being tested.

                              Eliminating exceptions that are thrown and caught in the course of normal, non-failing unit testing would help on both the speed and anti-noise fronts (throwing and catching exceptions is very expensive computationally and even worse if it distracts a developer). Since turning off Just My Code and breaking on all exceptions is often helpful to getting to the root of bugs…

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                              • Disable Roaming Extension Manager by default, or provide a way to turn it off

                                The new preview of Visual Studio "15" adds the Roaming Extension Manager as part of the normal Visual Studio install, and enables it for all extensions by default.

                                The version of this extension for Visual Studio 2015 and prior causes some third-party extensions to occasionally lose their individual settings. Likewise, the current extension itself seems to constantly "forget" which extensions it has been told to stop tracking.

                                In addition, for some environments, the automatic download and installation of extensions can be a problem; e.g. a laptop with Visual Studio while on an airplane with a slow data connection, or when…

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                                  • Schema Compare: add Select All / None check boxes & Search text box

                                    Currently, you have to select all your objects and right-click and pick Enable / Disable, which takes forever and actually on our large databases goes away for 10 minutes before coming back. How about adding convenient Select All / None checkboxes to the top of the page? Also add a Search text box to only show objects that match the search. These would be a huge help.

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                                    • Add a resource view in the "Select Tools" dropdown in Diagnostic Tools.

                                      I like the heap tool, especially the call stack capability. We have a tool that does the same thing but it also supports hooking into all the Windows resource allocation APIs. How about adding resource allocation hooks and tracking DCs, bitmaps, icons etc., etc.. allocations?

                                      This view should let me snapshot resources, execute code and snapshot resources again. Then I could examine outstanding resources, preferably by ordering a column based on resource type, and find the call stack that leads me to the allocating code in the application. This would make one of the hard things to debug - resource…

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                                      • VS16, please add the vertical split behavior into "Solution Explorer"

                                        Some time in solutions with many projects and files I felt the need to split in two, or more, vertical parts the Solution Explorer list.

                                        This to avoid a lot of time spent scrolling the list up and down ... two projects comparing ... one start with A and other starts with W ;)

                                        For you is a little effort, for us a comfortable feature ;)

                                        Thanks

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                                        • add ability to color connections and class outlines in a classdiagram

                                          It would be useful to be able to change the colors of certain classes and their property connections so it is easier to see where lines lead.

                                          Ideally classes and incoming properties would have the same color outline.

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