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  1. When you remove a breakpoint while debugging, it stays removed.

    Many times while debugging a developer will find a breakpoint they don't want, and they'll remove it. Minutes later while debugging again, they'll be faced with the same breakpoint, and they'll, in frustration, remove it again, only for it to be back!?

    Yes, we can remove the breakpoint once we're done debugging, but sometimes those files aren't open anymore because the debugger took us to other code files.

    There needs to be a way to kill a breakpoint, while debugging, that removes it fully. Full stop.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • installer category

        categorise the installer make it "already installed stuff/updates/brand new/...etc" giving the use the ability to choose what suits their needs

        also giving the ability to make numeric list of what will be installed based on the user's needs and priorities.

        also giving the chance to personalize the installer to the user's style and it's look.

        finally, thanks in advance :)

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please allow Visual Studio to git diff between branches in a nice UI manner.

          Please allow Visual Studio to git diff between branches in a nice UI manner.

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            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Adding download speed to Visual Studio Installer

              Because the sizes of some visual studio extensions are very huge it would be nice to see the current download speed and also how long it will take to complete the download, so people with very inconsitant or slow download speed get feedback about their situation

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add optional balloon popup notification for new updates

                I did not happen to see the recent update notification for VS 2017 because I did not have the notifications pane open.

                Suggest that you build a new optional feature to allow for balloon popup notifications (maybe like Outlook incoming email message notifications), or else integrate it into the Windows 10 notifications system.

                Make this a new checkbox option in Tools | Options window.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • review "build definition"

                  Within VSTS, ensure changes to build and release definitions go through a similar review process to code. Essentially, I'd want to protect our build and release definitions in the same way we protect our master branch - only reviewed & approved changes make the cut.

                  So -
                  - Make your changes and save as a draft.
                  - Test the build / release using that draft
                  - When wanting to publish this draft, it needs 'n' reviews to approve it

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • fix the problem with sign in problems to the Microsoft Account. This happens after 30 days in the communityversion when you try to sign in.

                    After 30 days in the Communityversion you have to sign in with your Microsoftaccount. Many developers are behind a proxyserver, even if the server is configured correct i causes errors. Personaly I also have Python and Matlab installed, it has nerver been any problems wiht tese programs to connect through the proxy. One improvement could be to have a button beside the sign i button where you can configure your proxy with port/login/password/adress. Matlab has this solution.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a "rename file" option in the right-click menu of the tab of a class file in Visual Studio.

                      Add a "rename file" option in the right-click menu of the tab of a class file in Visual Studio.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please implements horizontal scrolling, it's everywhere except there

                        If you could implement the Maj + Scroll Up/Down to scroll left and right it would be fantastic for mutliple screens / instances of VS.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • debugging WinForm could not see the form

                          When debugging a WinForm application, the form could not be seen. When the breakpoint hit, I want to check the changing of the form, I could not click the icon in Taskbar to active it.

                          Please allow Visual Studio could watch the form changing when debugging.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Better .editorconfig support

                            Love VS2017 .editorconfig support! Hoping to see better integration with the IDE, like creating an .editorconfig file from the menu (ie. using current option values), or signaling which are the options that are currently overridden by .editorconfig

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Slipstream new components during Upgrade

                              When Updating versions (15.2 --> 15.3) that has new/additional components (Framework 4.7), offer to install them at Upgrade instead of running Modify after the Upgrade

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • System.Persistence library for .NET

                                All data access goes through 3 commands: Load, Store, & Delete.

                                Example:

                                [Persistable("PersonSPSet", "ID")]
                                class Person
                                {
                                int ID;
                                string FirstName;
                                string LastName;
                                }

                                Person p = new Person();
                                p.ID = 123;
                                Database.Load(p);

                                p.FirstName = "John";
                                Database.Store(p);

                                p = new Person();
                                Database.Store(p);

                                Response.Write(p.ID); //new ID from database

                                https://github.com/andrewbb/persistence

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • make xaml designer no problem to open, instead of having to jump through hoops ala 15 years ago

                                  make xaml designer no problem to open, instead of having to jump through hoops ala 15 years ago

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ya barii daha hızlı indirilmesini sağlayın kardeşim bu ne yaa :((

                                    ya barii daha hızlı indirilmesini sağlayın kardeşim bu ne yaa :((

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                                      1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add option to assign a Release version to a test run (not a Build version as it is at present)

                                      Run with options does not allow to select a Release, only a Build id.

                                      Our releases consists of multiple artificts, each having it's own build id.
                                      One of the artifacts is the Primary; the Build id of the Primary artifact is visible in the list 'All release definitions', but this is NOT necessarily the build that triggered the creation of the Release.

                                      See attached file for an example and some mor explanation.

                                      Currently, when execution a Test Plan, I want to run the Test Plan against the RELEASE, not against a Build of one of the artifacts.
                                      However, the 'Run…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Have different settings for Quick Find/Quick Replace

                                        I often find myself changing the "Match case" and "Match whole word" settings, beause for fast searching in the current file I wish to have an incremental search (case-insensitive), but for replacing I need an exact match (whole word, case-sensitive).
                                        Different settings for Quick Find and Quick Replace would avoid those changes.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide a setting that prevents me from dismissing IDE update alerts.

                                          I accidently dismissed the alert for 15.3 update. After that opportunity for update, I found no other way to cause the IDE to update. I really want all IDE updates so a setting to prevent dismissing those would be fabulous.

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