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  1. How do you ******* idiots remain in business?

    Nothing you make ever ******* works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide option to include ignored tests in MSTest .trx output

      Since the reporting options in VSO and TCM are extremely limited, we generate custom reports for management by processing the MSTest .trx output. Unfortunately this format excludes all ignored tests.

      Please provide a way to include the ignored tests in the .trx output of a MSTest run. This will help us identify any automation code that exists but is not being used, so the tests can be investigated and updated/removed if needed.

      7 votes
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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Link Build errors to Stack Overflow solutions

        When a build error occurs, it would be great if VS used deep learning to determine if that specific error has a solution on Stack Overflow. When I click on the error, it could provide the possible fix.

        This would greatly improve my workflow and allow known fixes to be found easier.

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • that visual studio must not damage its files which are residing for long time in its foder

          visual studio tries to connect itself with other applications in the pc i am mself a programmer and just kinda irritated by self destruction of my practice files and when it is connected to other things it creates problems in performance of other applications too it should not connect to other applications thank you .

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            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Binding details in live property explorer

            Show the source of a value of property along with binding details + errors if any for the properties.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Do not break existing features within Visual Studio Community Edition between releases.

              I have noticed that going from VS2013 Community to VS2015 Community Edition's a few existing features broke. Some that I found and reported through Connect were: 1) Adding C++ Classes to a project [Connect ID 1694875], (fixed in update 1); 2) See C++ Classes within a project [Connect ID 1694829]; 3) and Adding MFC variables [Connect ID 1689381].
              They currently now work in VS2015 Community Edition, but not in the initial release and they had already worked in VS2013 Community Edition.
              And now, I found another bug in VS2015 Community Edition that worked in VS2013 Community Edition, that of creating…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the upgrade process easier and more flexible.

                  Particularly with regard to C++. We work with various projects and it isn't always practical to upgrade a project to VS2015, or the latest update of VS2015.
                  As an example, we started work on a project that was on VS2015 Update 1. Yet at the time, the install process only gave the choice of VS2015 without updates, or Update 2.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add the Ignored() method to class Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting.Assert

                    Sometimes executing a test may not be suitable, depending on a situation that can only be detected at run time of the test. In this case I call Assert.inconclusive() but I would rather call Assert.Ignored() because 'inconclusive' usually means that the test is not completely implemented. Further, knowing how many tests are 'ignored' rather than 'inconclusive' improves knowledge about our test suite.
                    The [Ignore] attribute will not do because it must be defined when the test is implemented, not when it runs.

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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The conflict resolution window really needs to show, per conflict block, the changes (additions/deletions) performed by each of the changes.

                      I'm experiencing this when operating on a GIT repo. I don't know what the experience would be on other source control systems.

                      Right now, the window shows the Source & Target files, with the difference blocks box-highlighted in green (for resolved differences) and in red (for conflicting differences). But from this view it's pretty difficult to see what was added vs. removed vs. modified in each side of the merge. It should be able to show all those differences, per block, at a touch of a button.

                      As it is, this can be done by opening the Source vs. Base…

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                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide more meaningful messages than "Unable to attach to the process. Operation not supported. Unknown error: 0x80004005."

                        Provide more meaningful messages than "Unable to attach to the process. Operation not supported. Unknown error: 0x80004005."

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                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "skip all"

                          When installing VS2015 offline from ISO Image, there are numerous packages missing. The installer always requests to download the package from the internet, skip the package or chose a new source.

                          To perform the setup anyways, it is required to skip a huge amount of packages for example for C++.

                          Add a button "Skip all further packages"

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • When you're implementing an interface, carry over the comments

                              When I create an interface, and add comments to the method signatures, then implement the interface, the comments don't carry over

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Settable font size for every window

                                Have a user settable font size for each window. I use 3 monitors when coding, and each monitor holds one window, such as Solution Explorer or code windows. The Solution Explorer runs on a high res monitor and the font is too small to easily read. I would love to make this font larger, but don't want the windows on the other two monitors to grow in font size automatically, because they are lower res screens and the resultant font size would be too large for them.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • User friendly names for Make Object ID

                                  When we use Make Object ID feature from debugging it gives names like $1 $2. I think it might be a better if we can give some labels like $lastRecord, $importantObject etc.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • tab to choose from dropdown

                                    Currently there is no easy way to choose one of the options from dropdown while writing code. Can you please change behavior of tab key to switch between the dropdown options and enter key to use the current option?

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support of project and collection level variables to Release Management for TFS on premises

                                      Now both release management system and vNext builds have ability to store custom build variables and use them in release and build definitions. But user is not able to share this variables across the build/release definitions and projects.

                                      So it will be very convinient to store some variables (such as connections, passwords, etc) at project collection level in order to reuse them in different release and build definitions.

                                      22 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Release Team Explorer Standalone for Visual Studio 2015 (and future versions)

                                        Will you reconsider releasing Team Explorer for Visual Studio (VS) 2015 as standalone like the previous versions? Not having it puts us in situations where we have to deploy different VS versions. For example, we have users that only need the database tooling, Business Intelligence (BI) templates, and Team Foundation Server (TFS) integration and we can achieve this with installing SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for 2013, SSDT-BI, and Team Explorer for VS 2013 followed by the latest VS patch. For our MSDN users, we can deploy the SSDT 2015 version and it includes everything we need because those users…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve visual c++ SSE2 intrinsic code generation. VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16()

                                          VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16() apis.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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