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  1. Allow generation of sequence diagrams from code

    Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 had the "Generate Sequence Diagram" feature allowing to create such diagrams from code; this functionality seems to be removed from Visual Studio 2015 - and should be readded, if possible.

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      14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show recent saves when saving a window layout

      I love the ability to save / apply window layouts - awesome.

      It would be very helpful if when saving a window layout, you could pre-populate the most recent layout name, because every time I have to:
      - cancel the save layout
      - select Window->Apply Layout
      - look up the exact spelling of the layout I want to update
      - switch back to Window->Save Layout and be careful to type the exact name

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • CodedUI - provide a feature to restrict time on tests within an ordered test

        When you create an ordered test, there is no way to set the maximum amount of time an invididual test can run until it is considered a failure, so if one of the test in your ordered test takes a ridiculous amount for some reason, it really delays the rest of the entire ordered test. It would be nice to be able to do this like when you run a normal suite of tests and have access to the .testsettings file which can enforce this.

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow the package cache to be moved to shared location with team members

            VS Setup has very heavy footprint on the hard drive. Especially because of the package cache that keep setup locally.

            In virtualized environment, when several developers are using several VM with dev tools, this leads to a huge amount of disk space waste.

            It would be nice in the cache location could be selected, and put on a network share, reachable by all team members.

            9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for the feedback: we agree that this is an opportunity to reduce the installation footprint for VS. We are considering some options here, including turning the package cache off by default in the next release of Visual Studio and/or allowing you to set the install location.

              Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve C++ IntelliSense for pragma

                IntelliSense warns string concatination in pragma. But C++ compiler allows it. Don't warn it.
                For example, I wrote following code. I don't want to use DEF file for export because I want integrate the code into single .cpp file and __declspec(dllexport) can't specify export symbol name.

                STDAPI DllGetClassObject(REFCLSID rclsid, REFIID riid, LPVOID *ppv) {
                __pragma(comment(linker, "/EXPORT:" __FUNCTION__ "=" __FUNCDNAME__ ",PRIVATE"));
                return Module<InProc>::GetModule().GetClassObject(rclsid, riid, ppv);
                }

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 →
                  • evaluate the "area path" as full path in TFS for Charting, rather than just the last subpath

                    like the simple charting available for queries in TFS's web view. So I created several queries and a diagramms.
                    In my project(s) we have an area path structure like this:

                    It's best explained with pictures:
                    |
                    + feature a
                    | |- area X
                    | |- area Y
                    + feature b
                    | |- area X
                    | |- area Y

                    and I want a diagramm like
                    | x
                    | x x
                    | x x x x
                    +-------------------
                    | | | |
                    | | | \ feat b, area Y
                    | | \ feat b, area X
                    | \ feat a, area Y …

                    5 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add git support to checkin policy

                      I checked the latest TFS2015 update 1 version. seems for TFVC, it does support the check-in policy. like link the workitem to the changeset. however, for Git, there is no such features. any plan to support it? or any workaround? thanks.

                      23 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  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.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • intellisense should work when using template

                          When base class contains template arguments, Visual Studio intellisense does not recognize member variables and functions used in derived class which are declared in base class.
                          For example,

                          template<typename T>class A{
                          public:
                          int n;
                          };
                          template<typename T>class B:A<T>{
                          void func() { ++n;}
                          };

                          I think variable n in B::func() means A::n without any ambiguity. But, Visual studio intellisense doesn't seem to recognize this and cannnot identify n(n is regarded as "unknown").This problem causes imcomplete refactoring.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • JSON editor: Don't change logo transparency on-hover

                            The JSON editor display an icon on the bottom right to identify the file (MS, Grunt, NPM, etc.).

                            The visibility can be toggled by clicking on it. The transparency of the icon changes every time the mouse moves over it - this is completely unnecessary. It doesn't add any value, it doesn't send any message, it's just an annoying distraction.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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 →
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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  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  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.

                                          Teşekkürler

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                                          (Google Translate)
                                          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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