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  1. allow developers to prevent automatic rebuilds when executing unit tests in the IDE

    When I'm trying to work out what is going on with a failing unit test, I find myself infuriated when I re-run a unit test without changing code, only to find that my IDE decides it's time for a full recompile. It would be excellent if I could choose to own the responsibility of ensuring that my code is suitably compiled with some setting within the IDE

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I have Internet connection using proxy, user name and password. I must enter the user name and password every time I run Visual Studio!!

      I have Internet connection using proxy, user name and password. The program remember only user name and I must enter password every time I run Visual Studio!! which is very disturbing (my company uses a long password).
      Visual Studio must remember my password. There is a check box about remembering password, but that works only for one session. Visual Studio will forget about password next time you run it.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • in the team explorer tab, allow the split to be adjusted between incoming and outgoing commits

        easy usability improvement for all managers and team leads

        1. in the team explorer tab, allow the split to be adjusted between incoming and outgoing commits.

        scenario, every morning I peer review all my teams code. i fetch all the commits, then, starting from the bottom, open each commit and then double click each file to see the differences.

        there are no outgoing commits (so half the total window is empty) but tens of incoming, creating a lot in a smalll window with a vertical scroll bar which is a pain.

        after I click back, it then automatically scrolls to…

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          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Find Child Classes

          Currently "Find All References" can return a lot of noise.

          It would be handy when analysing a class to have a "Find Children" that would simply list all the classes that inherit from this one.

          Also with virtual methods a Find Overrides would be useful.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automatic header file inclusion

            Please make Visual studio able to automatically organize included headers, if they are not used in the file, they should be removed, if headers are missing, they should be added. CLion has this feature and its very helpful.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for Time Synchronization in Visual Studio Emulator for Android

              Can you please add support for Time Synchronization in the Visual Studio Emulator for Android.

              The majority of my work is done on a laptop and whenever the laptop resumes from sleep the date/time is wrong on the emulator.

              A workaround is to restart the vm/emulator however it would be nice if it could utilise Time Synchronization and automatically update.

              Thanks

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                0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • to be able to change alert to be inactive

                it will be helpfull to be able to change alert that you don't want to get for a while to be inactive , instead to delete . it is required whe we work on some projects.

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                • Make the latest Win10 SDK available for download in the installer

                  Right now, the installer only offers the latest Windows 10 sdk as of the release date of the preview build. It would be useful for those of us who are Windows insiders if we could also grab hold of the latest Win10 sdk in the installer.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allog debugging of specific rows in Visual Studio data driven unit tests

                    When running data driven unit tests, an error message is displayed for each failed assertion, along with the row index of the failing test within the datasource. If I want to debug a failing test, I generally end up modifying my datasource to put the failing test on the top, or add a conditional breakpoint.

                    It would be great if I could click on a failing test and select "debug", to run the test with just the problem data.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Reloading Solution should present a Modal Dialog

                      When loading or reloading a solution, there should be a modal dialog presented because it seems that the entire user-experience is blocked from interaction anyways.

                      When changing branches in Team Explorer, the solution automatically gets reloaded without any interaction from the user, but the Solution Explorer window isn't visible. This means the experience is a deadlocked Visual Studio window with obvious indication as to why.

                      Instead, a modal dialog should be presented to the user showing what is happening and the progress indicator made visible so that user has an idea how long a wait is in store - as…

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Turn off completion sound in Find/Replace

                        Find/Replace plays a sound when replacing words in a file... Just... Why... Let me turn it off please.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Default to most appropriate debugger visualizer

                          Please add support to auto-detect which debugger visualizer to run. An example scenario is when I view a string that is in the json format by default it should open with the json debugger visualizer rather than the text visualizer. This would remove a button click and make these specialty visualizers that someone has invested in developing more discoverable, useful and used.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add

                            The template class _com_ptr_t<> in comip.h needs move constructor and assignment operator added to the code. This is a trivial addition that is needed to bring the class up to the modern C++ era. The change has already been made in CComPtr<> in atlcomcli.h, but this class was missed.

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Settable font size for every window

                              Have a user settable font size for each window. I use 3 monitors when coding, and each monitor holds one window, such as Solution Explorer or code windows. The Solution Explorer runs on a high res monitor and the font is too small to easily read. I would love to make this font larger, but don't want the windows on the other two monitors to grow in font size automatically, because they are lower res screens and the resultant font size would be too large for them.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow VS extensions to migrate

                                In the Extensions and Updates window it would be nice if VS tracked what extensions were installed even on separate machines. This way, when creating a new VS config, it would be easy to update the new VS with your working set of extensions.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add navigate to the file in the solution tree menu item (command).

                                    On the right click menu on the file tab add a menu item that will navigate to the open file in the tree. Many times I have the code file open but need to find the file in the tree. Having a menu item that says "Find in solution tree" or something such as that would save a lot of time.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide a way to opt out of different windows layout for design and debug modes

                                      Different windows layouts (a.k.a perspectives) for different interaction modes (designing, debugging) makes a lot of sense in some cases but in other only causes announce and flickering e.g. in case of running unit tests in debug mode, therefore I would like to see the option to turn layout switching behavior off.

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Multi-select drop down

                                        Looking for a multi-select dropdown control to use in web form.
                                        The other plugins out there are not dependable and have compatibility issues.

                                        Thanks

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                                        • Covariant read-only collection interfaces

                                          I'm reopening my old request for "Typesafe immutable collections". We now have immutable collections but they are not covariant.

                                          Please add covariant read-only interfaces for lists, sets and dictionaries.

                                          Coming up with a good name might be an isssue since now both ReadOnly* and Immutable* prefixes are used by BCL while something like ListView sounds like a class from WPF. Maybe ReadableList ?

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