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  1. Figure out graceful support for switching user accounts - no more devenv /resetuserdata

    Please figure out a graceful way to handle switching user accounts The vast majority of the time when I switch user accounts in VS (i.e., from my personal account to my work account) is fails and I have to use devenv /resetuserdata

    The year is 2016..You are a world leader in technology. You should be able to handle multiple accounts.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Intellisense for c# conditional compilation symbols

      When writing an #if in c# its hard to know what compilation symbols are defined. it would be great if intellisense could list the available ones.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Short project desription to be displayed in Solution Explorer

        I would like to be able to add a short description to my projects, which will display when I mouse hover over the project node in Solution Explorer.

        Useful in the cases where I am not fully sure "what is this project doing"

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • XML comment tags should be fully supported in object browser and intellisense

          All of the available xml tags for comments, but especially the <example> and <code> tags should be supported in object browser and intellisense tooltips.
          For object browser, having the examples in it (and the other xml tags) will transform it into a working manual for libraries inside VS.
          For intellisense, maybe the short tooltip should remain the same, only with a "See more..." button (if more tags exist) that will open up an enhanced view with all the tags.

          The contents of the code tags should be color highlighted and formatted based on the used language.

          The object browser part…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Stop injecting AssemblyVersion.cpp into my projects

            Please stop silently adding files to my project, or at least give me some way to disable that behavior on a project-by-project basis! If you need my C++/CLI project to include a particular assembly attribute, tell me what it is and I'll include it!

            I have recently been plagued by two different issues caused by the injection of the system-generated AssemblyAttributes.cpp into C++/CLI projects. Here are some reasons why such file-injection is an absolutely horrible idea:
            1. The injection process does not insure compatible compiler flags are used to build the injected file. It always uses the project default ClCompile…

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Set automatic breakpoint

              The issue is that e.g. my program is running and I can perform different actions in it (e.g. delete item) but I don't know what is the first function that will be executed in my project. So I need to guess and find the function first, what can be a lot of wasted time in some huge project.

              It would be nice that after I perform some action in my program (e.g. delete item) it would automatically hit the "virtual" breakpoint inside the first executed function in my project.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Keep command line window open (finally!)

                Starting a console project opens the console, runs and then closes the console window immediately. I understand why this happens: The program is done.

                But this is not what anyone wants!

                Please add a Visual Studio feature that allows us to easily keep a console window open to inspect what the program did.

                This issue is a constant annoyance and trips up literally 100% of all new .NET developers. Please treat this item with priority. It is amazing to me that such an egregious usability problem has not been solved for 15 years in .NET.

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                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS -> View History -> Actual Version should be shown bold!

                  TFS -> View History -> Actual Version should be shown bold!

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve UX and discoverability of changing IIS Express properties

                    Veteran Visual Studio users know where to go to modify IIS Express settings like authentication and SSL. New users do not nor is it discoverable or intuitive. Instead of expecting to find the configuration on the Properties -> Web page, they Google how to do it to find that it's actually under the Properties window of the selected Web project, wasting time.

                    Please move the configuration of IIS express totally to the Properties -> Web area to make it easier to discover and change settings.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I think it would be a great Idea for all VB.Net developers if you can add a setting just like in C# to remove the new line on ENTER key

                      I think it would be a great Idea for all VB.Net developers if you can add a setting just like in C# to remove the new line on ENTER key press for the Intellisence

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Drag and Drop horizontal and vertical screen position

                        Hi,

                        Why isnt it possible to drag and drop the screen code horizontally under two screens divided like my screenshot in attach file?

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • create some common platform for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                          Hi,

                          I am .net developer having 10 years of development experience. Sometimes we are facing issue like

                          1) when some component / website was developed on vb.net and some component was developed in c#.net. so its very difficult to share data, specially session between two web languages. kindly request you to create some create some common platform (frontend side, not from SQL Server site) for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                          Awaiting for your positive reply.
                          Regards
                          Kapil Dave
                          http://in.linkedin.com/in/kapilkumardave

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Reference Manager: versionnumber ordering of equally named assemblies

                            in reference manager, assemblies with the same name are ordered wrong. I suggest you order the assemblies of course first by name, but second _correctly_ by versionnumber, so splitting the string by "." and then correctly comparing the parts against each other.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Send Promising Rakhi and Rakhi Reward to India Through Online

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                              Designer Rakhis
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                              No matter whether it’s Diwali, holi or perhaps…

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                                0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Samba support

                                In Visual Studio 2015 I open a symbolic link (symlink) to a cpp-file which are located on a Linux server and connected to Windows using Samba. When I save this file, Visual Studio 2015 replaces the symlink by the cpp file (and does not store in the original cpp file itself). This is a clear bug since it changes my file system structure. Older versions of VS did not show this behaviour, they worked correctly and saved into the cpp-file that was pointed to by the symlink. Microsoft refuses to fix this bug because they say it happens by using…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the package cache to be moved to shared location with team members

                                  VS Setup has very heavy footprint on the hard drive. Especially because of the package cache that keep setup locally.

                                  In virtualized environment, when several developers are using several VM with dev tools, this leads to a huge amount of disk space waste.

                                  It would be nice in the cache location could be selected, and put on a network share, reachable by all team members.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for the feedback: we agree that this is an opportunity to reduce the installation footprint for VS. We are considering some options here, including turning the package cache off by default in the next release of Visual Studio and/or allowing you to set the install location.

                                    Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

                                  • Fix visual Studio 2015 profiler so that it can profile a process with 1GB or more of resident memory

                                    I have a large process that I need to profile. I can't get the profiler in VS 2015 to complete a snapshot with this process. It's acting like it has some kind of 32bit limit on memory management. Please fix this issue so that large processes can be profiled.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • make it possible for the profiler in VS 2015 survive across a hibernate/sleep event.

                                      I sometimes need to close my laptop and go somewhere else to continue working on a profiling session. Why can't VS survive the hibernate/sleep event and keep going when I get back to it?

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                                      • Make the Profiler in Visual Studio be more productive with reference variable names

                                        I guess for more than a decade, Java has had profilers and VM support for the variable names of referencing var iables/field names to be visible so that in complex objects with multiple of the same type of references, the actual instance refeirence could be identified

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add possibility to re-order hidden views

                                          Please add the possibility to re-order hidden views by drag drop.
                                          Right now, it seems that there is a pre-defined order in which views like Toolbox, Solution Explorer, etc are displayed when hidden.
                                          It would be useful to be able to re-arrange them.

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