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  1. Clicking the exception type in the Exception Settings tab should (un)check the associated checkbox.

    Currently, do break/notbreak on an exception, I have to click the checkbox. However, most Windows apps allow the associated label to also trigger a click event on the button. It makes it a bit quicker to go enable several, as the click target is much wider than when it is just the checkbox.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fully support emmintrin.h - SSE2 intrinsics for clang 3.7 with Microsoft Code. Missing support of: _mm_mulhi_epi16() and _mm_packus_epi16()

      Fully support emmintrin.h - SSE2 intrinsics for clang 3.7 with Microsoft Code.
      Missing support of: _mm_mulhi_epi16() and _mm_packus_epi16()

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Code Reading mode

        There should be a mode to which when switched the complete UI moves into a mode built with a focus on ease of code readability

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Only build if referenced libraries signatures change

          See these pages:

          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ericlippert/2012/05/31/past-performance-is-no-guarantee-of-future-results/

          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8927558/why-is-the-binary-output-not-equal-when-compiling-again

          Is it possible to add a feature to MSBuild that is similar to Resharper 10’s “build only when necessary” feature? Basically, don’t even build a project, even if the referenced DLLs were touched but their public signatures haven’t changed.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Rearrange Options in Package manager

            The "Options" section in the "Solution Package Manager" has a confusing position. It's placed between the "project version overview" and the "package info". Both are related to the selected package, the "Options" however are not, those are global settings.

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              0 comments  ·  Nuget Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Intellisense filter to hide Extension methods

              This is most definitely still highly relevant. It is very annoying that Linq extension methods clutters the native methods of an object, since the native methods are the most important ones.
              So please implement some Ctrl-KEY option to either filter out extension methods from the Intellisense menu. The intellisense menu is almost useless as it is now, since you'll have to remember all relevant members or read through a LONG list (which sort of destroys the whole purpose of intellisense).

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bluepen XChange: an easy-to-use tool that integrates Zendesk with Team Foundation Services

                Bluepen XChange:
                an easy-to-use tool that integrates Zendesk with Team Foundation Services

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to customize VSTS Link header

                  Need the ability to modify the Link's view header to add and display fields like Assigned To under the Link's section.

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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • nuget package manager should allow filtering .net core assemblies

                    When working on a .Net Core project, NuGet Manager displays all those packages that are all just not usable with the Core project. This is time consuming and very frustrating. The list just tells you what you cant use, hah!

                    Add a filter method to the NuGetDialog and/or filter automatically based on the project type.

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                      0 comments  ·  Nuget Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show document outline for WPF ResourceDictionary files

                      It would be great of the Document Outline pane would show the contents of ResourceDictionaries

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for .NET Core projects

                        Please extend IntelliTest to generate tests for .NET Core projects.

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual Studio 2015 Community is very slow on starting

                            on right-clicking on a text file to load it with Visual Studio 2015 it takes a Long time, although nothing else than the text Editor is required to process that file. there should be some optional start-up Switches, which avoid azure/Cloud/etc... loading when not explicitely needed.
                            the fast-Launch Option is already checked, but ist slow anyway

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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add an auto-type (multi clipboard copy/paste) function to Visual-Studio

                              reserve some hotkeys, which then can be used to be assigned with selected text (copy). reserve some hotkeys for pasting the requested text.
                              e.g. Ctrl-Shift- 1 .. 20 for copy
                              Ctrl-Alt- 1 .. 20 for paste

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                              • Provide a command-line parameter for devenv.exe to control how many threads are used to run the build

                                MSBuild.exe has a /m option that is used to control how many threads are used to run the build. In some cases, due to how the projects and solution are setup, we have to use devenv.exe instead. It would be great of devenv.exe supported a similar commandline switch.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Project Build Event Window Resize Icon

                                  Update the modal windows for pre/post build events to have the image on the bottom right that denotes the ability to resize it.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Immediate Window is slow

                                    The Immediate Window is slow. I think this is new in VS15, but might have become slow in VS13 already.

                                    I think this is because the engine was changed to a new interpreter that can do more than the old engine. That nice in 99% of the cases.

                                    Sometimes we need to run something at high speed (not 100x slower as it currently seems).

                                    Please add a mode or a switch that can be used to use a fast evaluation engine that has less features and that is less safe. I'm OK with that engine for example deadlocking in cross…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add F# cross-platform (Xamarin.Forms) solution templates

                                      Although it's possible to develop Xamarin.Forms solution in F#, the project template is still not available.
                                      Petzold suggests the creation of a C# Xamarin.Forms solution and then replace the PCL project for one in F#. It would be nice not having to go through these steps...
                                      http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2015/10/Writing-Xamarin-Forms-Apps-in-FSharp.html

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add multi monitor profiles. Just like on Win 10, I select a profile when I am running 3 monitors vs at work where I run 2.

                                        Add multi monitor profiles. Just like on Win 10, I select a profile when I am running 3 monitors vs at work where I run 2. Default 2 monitor profile would have just code editor on monitor 1 and all supporting windows (output, exception settings, etc) on monitor 2).

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                                        • A simple suggestion: when I change the code, and I want to exit VS without saving these changes, this is not possible! Changes are most of t

                                          A simple suggestion: when I change the code, and I want to exit VS without saving these changes, this is not possible! Changes are most of the time recorded automatically. It is very annoying. Must be able to exit without saving!

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