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  1. Support Failure Conditions in VSTS

    In other CI tools such as TeamCity they support a feature called "Failure Conditions" whereby you can define conditions under which the build is deemed to have failed. Some of these options include the ability to capture specific text in log files i.e. any occurrence of the work: "Error" for example. It would be great to add this as several scripts I have fail but without throwing an error code for VSTS to pick up.

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      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • have destroyed skype

      Skype is so so painful to use - slow ... it crashes ...
      Why does everything you touch turn to shite!!!!

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        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Ban OpenGL from windows

          Microsoft should ban OpenGL from Windows. I'm sick to death of the wider development community dismissing Windows (mobile) as an irrelevant platform .. Snapchat & Pokemon Go are the big ones obviously. These dev's don't give a **** about Windows, and they are not the only ones. Look on Kickstarter and across the net for all the software / hardware projects that completely ignore Windows.

          And yet you (Microsoft) continue to support cross platform tech such as OpenGL! All you're doing is training devs to work with other platforms. Inevitably, they ignore DX and then ignore Windows when they realize…

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          • are the most appalling software company in the World!!!

            Why are ALL your products so shite!!!!

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              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remember choices in Rename dialog

              I always opt to see "preview changes" whenever I use the Rename tool. However, I have to select this EVERY time, which is time consuming when renaming a large amount of variables, etc. Please can VS remember my choices?

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow breaking on all exceptions only in my code

                When debug "just my code" is on and "always break on exceptions" is on it should only break on exceptions thrown from inside my code, rather than inside 3rd party and core .NET libraries that I don't have code for or control over.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • In the debugger, have a way to show what memory addresses point to a certain address

                  I'm debugging memory leaks right now and this would be helpful.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Powerful coverage tool with same features than dotCover

                    dotCover is a powerful code coverage tool which is user friendly and allows a lot of interesting features like:
                    - CodedUI tests coverage
                    - Generated code or not wanted code exclusion from coverage
                    - Readable statistics
                    But dotCover doesn't work with MS Fakes shims (fatal bug).

                    Default code coverage tool of Visual Studio doesn't have all of these interesting features and is not user friendly.

                    So, I suggest a better Visual Studio tool for code coverage which contains all of powerful features of dotCover, but without its bugs.

                    Thanks!

                    Alex

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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change the "Report a problem" dialog.

                      The "Report a problem" dialog box is non resizable and is so large that I can't see the buttons at the bottom on my 15" laptop.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow breakpoint on method signature

                        Previous versions of Visual Studio (up to 2013) allowed me, when not running, to set a breakpoint at the method signature line of a C# method. At debug time, these breakpoints would shift to the open brace. Upon resuming non-debug mode, these breakpoints would shift back to their original location (on the method signature line).

                        In Visual Studio 2015, when I try this, the breakpoint jumps to the line containing the open brace even when I'm in non-debug mode. This is inconvenient. When debugging an entire class, I often put a breakpoint at every method. This used to be easy…

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • have made me so fed up of your products!!!

                          VS2015 does NOT work!!!!!!!!!!!
                          Which means that most of your products are consistent - in that they don't work!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve the user experience around VC++ Runtime Redistributables

                            Here are a few things that make depending on the C Runtimes difficult today:
                            - The filenames for the runtimes don't include any version information (even major version - 2005/2008/2010/2012/2015), they're all just vcredist_x86/x64.exe or vc_redist.x86/.x64.exe
                            - Only some of the installs show the full version information (incorporating updates) on the setup screen
                            - The "latest VC Runtimes" link (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2977003) is out of date as of this writing, and by nature will often be out of date. It only has the 2015 info due to another recent UserVoice item (https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/9719781-add-vs2015-links-to-the-latest-supported-visual-c).
                            - Search results on the runtimes…

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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • TFS kanban column resize

                                Make the columns in the Kanban board resizable. During sprint planning, we are adding many tasks to the to do column, and there are very few in doing and done columns. It would be nice to see more tasks on the screen than in 2 columns of task cards.

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                                • Locate in solution explorer when right clicking the header of a file tab in VS editor.

                                  Visual studio does an amazing job of letting us navigate between files with Find References above method names and peaking and going to implementation. But sometimes we need to be in context of that folder to modify config files and things like that. I would be awesome if i could right click the file i'm in (tab with the close button in the editor) and click locate in solution explorer! Would save me a lot of time!

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make prograssbar when VS preview 3 is thinking.

                                    On lanching and initialization a big project when click anywhere on editor whole window become (Not responding).

                                    When opening *.js, *.cshtml, *.html VS holds for few seconds. I think that all processes that are working on background at that moment can be work async, that user do not see all holdons.

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                                    • Rename multiple files in the same manner as Find and Replace

                                      I would like to be able to select a set of files in the Solution Explorer, and instead of the rename option being disabled, for it to pop up a dialog the same as the Find and Replace dialog. From here I can type a pattern and a replacement string and apply it to the names of the files.

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                                        • Color Editor

                                          to add multiple color to the text editor. Black and white gives strain to eyes. please work on it.

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