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  1. Pre-select installation options based on previous VS installations

    In the new "Willow" installer, I find that the default selection is only the VS core editor. Being a longtime Visual Studio users, I'm usually installing a new major version on a machine that still has one or more previous versions, so it would be great if the installer of the latest version offered to give me parity with my existing installation (in terms of packages/options/tools) so I don't have to remember what I selected the last time and have to re-launch the installer when I discover I forgot to install something.

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      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This is good feedback. We have a couple of ideas under review for solving this. One challenge is that every VS2015 installation includes C# and VB for desktop and web development, but we can’t presume that every user needs all those capabilities. But roaming your configuration across machines is a desirable goal and once we’re able to implement sign-in into the installer, we’ll be able to persist your choices to the cloud as a good starting point.

      Thanks for sharing – and looking forward to seeing feedback from others too in this area.

      Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Rework the bookmarks: import, export, edit, drag, update when code is updated, etc.

        In their current state, bookmarks, I'm sorry to say, are mostly broken.

        You can't export them to a different project and because they are stored in a binary blob you cannot export or save them manually.

        Sometimes they get cleared for some reason, and since they can't be saved or exported, they're lost.

        When the code is updated with version control, they are not updated a become meaningless.

        They can't be edited and they can't be dragged, so after a code base update you have to delete bookmarks and redo them manually.

        Because of all these problems bookmarks are just…

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Hello VS Team, We should implement the following features in the Testing tools Suite of Visual Studio

          Hello VS Team, We should implement the following features in the in coming versions of Visual Studio Suite of Testing tools.These are more in demand from a number of clients

          1. Migration of Performance scripts from Load Runner --> Web Load & Performance Testing

          2. Migration of Automation scripts from Unified Fucntional Tester --> Coded UI Testing

          This would change the complete landscape of the tool. As a product Manager and Test manager I would find these very important features in VSTS

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 솔루션 탐색기 말고도 메소드를 탐색할 수 있는 창이 있으면 좋겠습니다.

            솔루션 탐색기 말고도 메소드를 탐색할 수 있는 창이 있으면 좋겠습니다.

            not only solution finder, need method finder.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a change counter label to each file in Incuded changes tree

              Team Explorer > Pending Changes > Included Changes has a counter label for the number of files changed, but there should be a file-level indicator for the number of changes in a particular file. I've had on numerous occasions, run a merge between branches and the file has zero changes. It would be helpful before diving into diff to see a little indicator at the file name, such as "(X)" where X is the number of changes detected. It would make my workflow faster.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Amend previous commit should allow the previous commit's message to be edited.

                Git gui does this: when adding changes to the previous commit, it brings up its description and allows editing it before committing the amend. Simple and very, very reasonable.

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                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  Allow logging into your account to automatically install extensions you have downloaded from the store.

                  I have multiple computers I work from, managing the extensions and settings between them would be much easier if it was just automatic based on the login.

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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add ability to search inside the text visualizer

                        The text visualizer does a pretty good job for wrapping text. However, sometimes I just want to see if the text I've got is the correct one so I often copy-paste it from the visualizer to notepad and use notepad search feature. Why not have the ability to search for text directly inside the text visualizer itself?

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Oneget/Nuget for c++ projects

                          Allow creation of nuget packages from C++ projects. We currently use CoApp powers **** tools but it seems unsupported. It is odd to have the next version of the Windows server use oneget and consume nuget packages but no support from within VS.

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                            0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual studio profiler does not provide the line usage in the code when the method of profiling as instrumentation

                            Visual studio profiler does not provide the line usage in the code when the method of profiling as "instrumentation". the usage of each line in the functions is available only when the method of profiling is "Sampling".it would be great if this information is provided for Instrumentation method also as when the interest of profiling is with respect to function counts and run time. the link for the sample video features the line usage is below.
                            https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Visual-Studio-Toolbox/Visual-Studio-Toolbox-Performance-Profiling#comments

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • IntelliSense tag for indicating thread safety

                              It'll be great to have a dedicated class/method documentation tag for IntelliSense, which would allow to specify the thread-safety of the member.

                              Example:

                              /// <summary>
                              /// A sample class used to show the usage of intelliSense support.
                              /// </summary>
                              /// <threadSafety>SomeMembersSafe</threadSafety>
                              public class TestClass
                              {
                              /// <summary>
                              /// Handles something a sample method can handle, in a thread-way manner.
                              /// </summary>
                              /// <threadSafety>ThreadSafe</threadSafety>
                              public void ThreadSafeMethod()
                              {
                              // some logic here, which is thread safe
                              }

                              /// <summary>
                              /// Handles something a sample method can handle, in a non-thread-way manner.
                              /// </summary>
                              /// <threadSafety>NonThreadSafe</threadSafety>
                              public void NonThreadSafeMethod()
                              {
                              // some…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Record actions and include screenshots of MTM exploratory tests

                                We can create Test cases from exploratory tests in MTM, but sometimes the action description is not understandable, as we can't figure out which control reference was captured.
                                When we create a bug from an exploratory test session, the images are included.
                                I suggest you to reuse these exploratory thumbnails in generated test cases, so later it becomes easier to review the Test Cases and record actions.

                                Also, I suggest you to include an option to automatically record the action steps for reproduction directly from exploratory tests, eliminating the need to edit the test case, execute again manually the test…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • When projects aren't compatible, tell us WHY they're not compatible.

                                  When trying to design a UAP project, we frequently get errors trying to form dependencies between projects. It's very frustrating, since there's no warning before hand, and it a lot of work to set up the project. The error provides no details as to why, so to troubleshoot, all we can do is trial and error. Can you explain WHY something isn't compatible?

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Assertions on MTM

                                    Include ability to add assertions on MTM manual test cases as Expected result, to validate then when runing previously recorded steps. Support image assertions also.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Build Status Icon - set to yellow when building

                                      The "Build Status" tool has a green tick icon when all registered builds are "good" (passed), and red when at least one build has failed. All good so far.

                                      However, if a build fails, and a new build is initiated, the icon changes back to green again while the build takes place. This gives the at-a-glance impression that everything is OK, when indeed it might not be.

                                      The old CC-Tray app that I used formerly had a different (yellow) icon for this case. I think it only changed yellow when a failed build was re-running.

                                      I suggest implementing this for…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Correct Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Integrated) English Language Pack link as it is the same link as cs-CZ - Czech link

                                        The Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Integrated) English Language Pack link is wrong
                                        it is the same as Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Integrated) Czech Language Pack

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                                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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