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  1. Why doesn't Visual Studio follow Microsoft UX guidelines?

    For eg. No Expand/Collapse in context menu.
    Cut/copy/paste/delete/rename are grouped together while microsoft guidelines suggests to group cut/copy/ paste and group delete/rename

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support installing Agents 2015 on Windows Server 2008

      I would like to install Visual Studio Test Agents 2015 on Windows Server 2008 (not R2) SP2.

      Currently the System Requirements indicates that it's not supported but I'm not sure the reasoning behind it.

      Currently when I try to install Agents 2015 with Update 2 on that OS I get the error message "The digital signature of the object did not verify."

      I expect to be able to install Visual Studio Test Agent on every operating system that I use Visual Studio to compile assemblies for which target that operating system.

      How else am I going to test?

      Thank you.

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please add an option to navigate to derived symbols. That is the only feature for which I am forced to use Resharper.

        VS doesn't have an option to view all Derived classes of a class or orverriding methods of a method or the implementations of an interface. Resharper provides an option to Naviate to Derived Symbols. Why can't visual studio provide that option?

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatic Concurrent Testing

          Visual Studio to be able to do automatic concurrent unit testing in the background and support test coverage

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Promt user if deleting all resources is desired

            When going to add a resource to a Resource Group template, I accidentally deleted the entire resources subtree. would be nice with a promt "are you sure?"

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • External library project templates

              External libraries such as SFML or WxWidgets or even GLEW (for OpenGL) should have their own project setup. It shouldn't be down to us - the developers using those libraries - to do such tedious and annoying processes. Microsoft should work with the developers of the libraries to create project templates for the users of those libraries. We have limited time spans and it doesn't need to be wasted on configuring the project.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio Portable Install

                Currently, Visual Studio is only available to install on the user's C:\ drive. This makes it harder for working on projects on various computers. It means that Visual Studio is needed to be installed various times AND the external libraries such as SFML or GLEW for OpenGL. Being able to install onto an external HDD without needing to install anything on the computers using the HDD would make things so much easier. It would mean that precious HDD space on the computers wouldn't be filled with various versions of the .Net framework. It would also mean that students can use…

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Team Explorer - Display Ln Col Ch for commit messages (50/72 rule)

                    I am using Visual Studio's integrated Team Explorer for git and I am trying to follow the 50/72 rule (see http://tbaggery.com/2008/04/19/a-note-about-git-commit-messages.html) for commit messages.

                    Something that would be really helpful would be if Visual Studio would display the `Ln1 Col3 Ch3` footer like it does for text files.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Feedback tool "Problem manager" console to engage with VS team

                      When I submit a problem, I often want to go back and talk about it some more, add more information or how I resolved it.

                      This ultimate helps you and helps the community.

                      At least, I should get an ID and an email address I can use to forward further detail.

                      At present, the feedback tool sends "Problems" into a black hole. Usually, a VS team triage dude contacts me, that's GREAT, but often its long after the event and I've just forgotten and moved on.

                      Thanks. Love you.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable muting of breakpoints

                        IntelliJ has a feature that allows "muting" of all breakpoints. This is different than disabling breakpoints in that it doesn't alter the enabled/disabled state. It just mutes them, where all breakpoints behave as if they are disabled. It is immensely useful and a total time saver.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio Team Services (TFS) İzlenen Hata ve Görevleri Listelemek, Sorgu oluşturmak

                          Visual Studio Team Services sisteminde "Following" edilen "Task" ve "Böcek" dosylarını listelemek, sorgu oluşturmak istiyorum.

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                          Visual Studio Team Services system, "Following" was the "Task" and "Bug" to list the file it I want to create a query.

                          Thanks

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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Smart Client

                              Is Smart Client Still supported ?

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                              • const methods and const parameters

                                Would pretty much work like it does in C++. Immutability is a very big deal. Using readonly wrappers is such an ugly hack, much unlike the elegancy we've come to expect from C#. Also, no hack in C# can recreate a C++ const member function. C# is supposed to be (C++)++, but it can't lack fundamental features like const functions and parameters.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Stop adding the <component> XML node to .cs files in Visual Studio when the .cs file contains a class that derives from System.Component

                                  If you create a .cs file that contains a class that derives from System.Component, Visual Studio modifies the .csproj file and adds the <Component> decoration to the .cs file. This is not appropriate. The component designer does not work on all classes that derive from Component. For example, when creating a class file that derives from service.

                                  In prior versions of Visual Studio, you could hand-edit the .csproj file and remove the erroneous tag. Today, VS 2015 Update 2 adds it back in immediately upon project load.

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add an option to filter out duplicate errors in the error list

                                    When an error is in a header file in C++, the same error will show up every time that .h file is included. It would clean up the error list quite a bit in these cases if the list would suppress or at least group and fold all of the errors that have the same line and error code so that the user can spend less time scrolling and more time fixing errors.

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                                    • Select line button for Visual Studio toolbar

                                      I use Visual Studio on Surface Pro 4, and buttons on toolbars can be quite useful.
                                      Recently, I looked for a button that would allow me to select current line (for copy, cut, delete or something else), but saw it didn't exist yet.
                                      It would be interesting to have one in the future.

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                                      • Asp.net 5 web forms

                                        Bring ASP.NET Web Forms back in your next version of VS.
                                        It was stupid to remove web form from VS with ASP.NET 5.
                                        Some programmers rely on ASP.NET Web forms every day.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Windows Forms designer snap when dragging form edge

                                          The form edge does not snap when resizing form. This makes it hard to make all of the margins equal.

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