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  1. Download debugger symbol files in parallel

    Visual Studio should start symbol files downloads in parallel. This will make it faster to start debugging because the current download of files in serial is extremely long.

    Visual Studio should also download debug symbols in background before debugging so the debugger can start faster.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix MSTest v14 handling of ExpectedException

      Currently, MSTest v14 fails tests which are marked with ExpectedException, even when that's the exception type thrown. When I run the same tests with MSTest v12, it works as expected and passes.

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for custom changes categories for Team Explorer - Pending Changes

        As part of my job I am working on many projects across multiple code branches. This results in many pending changes and makes the Included/Excluded changes list very difficult to maintain when switching between these projects. Having an option create custom categories like 'Excluded Changes - Branch X' and 'Changes - Branch Y'. This would result in a much better workflow than constantly needed to include/exclude files before code reviews or checking in changes.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow CodeLens background colour configuration

            CodeLens annotations seem to inherit the document background colour. It would be nice if they could have a separate background colour. This would make it easier to ignore them when you don't want to look at them, and easier to spot them when you do.

            And if you disagree with me, you could just set the background colour to default.

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            • Restore Support for Reusable ASP.Net Web Form Custom User Controls

              We support multiple websites. We have some custom user controls that we use on most sites (for example, an employee search tool (that hits a different database with different connection strings)) and some pages that are nearly identical on all websites (for example an 'Diagnosis' page that displays current server info and allows us to test database connections, error processing, error notifications...).

              In earlier versions of Visual Studio, there was plenty of support and documentation for developing custom user controls that can be used in multiple projects & solutions.

              Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place for this documentation,…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integrate team plan into Visual Studio. This should be a new funtionality where TFS users will update their leave plan into the system.

                Integrate team leave plan into TFS. This should be a new functionality where TFS users will update their leave plan into the system. So lead or manager will be displayed their team leave plan and deviation from work hours for a planned task in a new dashboard.

                Major improvements:
                - User update their leave plan into TFS.
                - Manager or leads can view their teams plan and approve the plan based on work load.
                - A new dashboard will display all users leave plans and deviation of delivery with each users leave plan.
                - Automatic alerts to user and lead…

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                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Merge code coverage of compiler generated methods

                  When testing async methods, the code coverage reports all these methods separate from implementing class.
                  This is because the async/await handling is realized by compiler generated sub-classes.
                  It would be very helpful if the results of these sub-classes would be merged into the implementing class with the original method name.

                  Another suggestion is focusing the anonymous methods, which is quite similar issue:
                  https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/12290907-code-coverage-report-should-group-nested-classes-j

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                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make Code Map "Live" with code

                    It would be great to put some form of syncing with code maps. If I add members to classes, I would like this to immediately appear in the code map without having to rebuild (if possible). See attached screenshot.

                    Currently I tweak about in code. The code map is out of date. It is pretty much a wasted effort.

                    Also, an issue in VS2015 I feel, is that I've created a code map then reopened solution, I lose any interactivity with Code v Code Map. I have to start again. How many times does Visual Studio crash?

                    I feel these…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Breakpoint condition/message history

                      It would greatly improve productivity if we could pick a condition/message in a "recent list" when creating a new breakpoint.

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                      • Add Profiles for workloads in Visual Studio vNext

                        Visual Studio vNext will support the notion of "workloads" which is great but it's not as good as it can be.

                        Imagine that you want to have different workloads for different instances of Visual Studio!

                        So what I'm proposing is profiles for workloads, a single profile can contain multiple workloads and/or different extensions! once a profile is created you can select it from Visual Studio or from the command line e.g. devenv.exe /Profile X

                        As far as I uinderstand it with the current approach the moment you install a workload is then loaded with each instance of Visual Studio regardless…

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                        • Utility for simplifying addition of required image assets to windows store projects

                          Currently, the flow of adding all the required assets like app icons and tile backgrounds is a huge headache for naïve users. The required resolutions are non-standard. Please create a simpler flow of maybe adding one super-resolution image, which is automatically resized to the required resolutions. This has been recently implemented in Windows App Studio. Please bring it to VS also. Those who want granular control, may optionally control assets for each resolution, but there should be a way to do it in a simpler workflow for those who want it.

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                            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • collapse only functions and prorperties instead of collapsing the regions when I do Ctrl M +O

                            collapse only functions and prorperties instead of collapsing the regions when I do Ctrl M +O

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                            • Support projects with C# scripting language files (.csx files for Azure Functions)

                              Since Azure Functions now use .csx files to run C# code, it would be a lot easier to use Visual Studio to write that code instead of the Azure portal

                              https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/functions-reference-csharp/

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Send Nice Quality Rakhi to Dearest Brother on the Special Day of Rakhi

                                Festivals we rejoice throughout Asia take a spiritual along with interpersonal information. This is why were the media along with maximum numbers of fairs and festivals. Zero 30 days in the united kingdom is remaining without pageant or maybe it is celebration. For the thirty day period involving June you will find there's bash involving adore in addition to treatment that is as Raksha Bandhan.

                                It really is possibly one of the primary festivities in the united states, because of the faith in addition to opinion of folks through many throw and also creed inside. Raksha Bandhan is often a…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please support CocosSharp and dont abandone like XNA

                                  Why is CocosSharp abandond? is this the next XNA project hacked?

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                                  • No form to set an object and the focus target for the last event used

                                    In vs2015 in Visual Basic when in a Form choosing the Combo of existing objects in the form the VS2015 does not lead to the best event, I suggest that when choosing the combo Form objects the event focus now would direct to an event that the developer already used so much help developers

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                                    • No form setar um objeto e o foco direcionar para o ultimo evento usado

                                      No vs2015 em Visual Basic quando em um Form se escolhe no Combo de objetos existentes no form o VS2015 não direciona para o melhor evento, sugiro que quando escolher no combo de objetos do Form o foco de evento já direcionasse para um evento que o desenvolvedor já usou, assim ajudaria muito os desenvolvedores

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                                      • in change frameworks occurs errors

                                        in vs2015 when you create a project with frameworks and after the project is up and running perfectly and then the developer decides to change in Aplication-> Target framework for either the design perfectly build, but when you run the project occurs several errors.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make sorting SSIS package names persistent

                                          I myself can't find a reason why sorting the packages by name isn't the default, however others may disagree. I think that it should be a persistent value once chosen. Make it part of the project settings so that it can be toggled on and off.

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