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  1. Persist breakpoints in dynamic scripts

    This feature would persist breakpoints in dynamic scripts (eval code) across refreshes so that the breakpoint can be hit after a page is a navigated/refreshed.

    Originally filled as bug on the Edge Issue Tracker over at Originally filled as a bug over at: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/7404678/ by Onur.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Paste JSON and make it C# dynamic

      It would be cool if you could paste JSON and get a dynamic class or code fragment as a result in @code or @VisualStudio
      I was porting a Node,js app to .net core.
      In that process, I was doing a lot of copy-paste, replace, ':' with '=' and sticking "new {" instead of "{".
      So, it would be great if this is automated.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Display the full list of team member names in the drop down menu for story board items in VS Online

        The list of team members shown in the Team Services home page does not populate the drop down list for a task. (See attached file.) At best this is a nuisance, to have to search for team members when assigning them to task in the edit modal dialog. At worst, its just plain confusing not to have the drop down list and the home page list of team members in sync.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Manual intervention task in Release Management 2015

          Please can we have a Manual intervention task in TFS Release Management 2015, in the previous application - Release Management Tool 2013 (created by InCycle) you would be able to pause a release, i.e. get someone to check a step, allowing you to Approve/Reject. Can we please add this task. At the present moment, when you deploy you have no way to pause the deployment should you need to.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFS Release Managment Deploy Dacpac task to on Prem

            For TFS 2015 - VSTS or On Prem. There is no deploy task in Release Management to deploy a Dacpac file to an on Prem SQL database. Please can you add this task. There is a task for SQL Azure, so why isn't there a task for SQL Server on prem.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • There should be a continous progress status when installing/ uninstalling NuGet or VS looks like freezing to DEATH!!

              The title explains everything... especially when installing NuGet that requires executing long-running script after NuGet installation..

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                0 comments  ·  Nuget Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Check file existence always when trying to rename file

                If you try to rename a file of the solution explorer with a name of a file that already exists in the folder then visual studio tells you that it can't rename the file.
                If you remove the pyhsical file that blocks the rename action via windows explorer or cmd and try again to rename the file, visual studio thinks the removed file is still there.
                The workaround is to restart visual studio.

                My idea is to change this behavior. Visual studio should always check if new filename exists and not only once and cache this check.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • emphasize the active tab header color on secondary window

                  I work with 2 screens so I have the main VS window on one screen, and another VS window on the second screen.
                  both of the windows has tabbed documents.
                  In the active window, the active document tab header is very noticeable- gold background vs some dark blue for the inactive tab.
                  but as for the unfocused window- there is only a slight background color change, so that it is hard to see which tabbed document text is displayed on screen.
                  I suggest to emphasize the active tab header color a little more, on the unfocused window.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Do NOT remove Silverlight from VS 15

                    It appears that Silverlight is being removed from visual studio 15. Given Microsoft public statements "Microsoft continues to support Silverlight, and remains committed to doing so into 2021" this seems very inconsistent with that. We will struggle to run visual studio 2015 in 2020.

                    Silverlight needs to be part of visual studio. There are still obviously tens of thousands of people developing for it (based on votes for Silverlight 6).

                    There are many people like me continuing to develop Silverlight products. I have shared code on my Web server that is shared with my WPF applications. I need to be…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support adding and updating service reference from project, instead of running service

                      My basic case is that I have a solution that builds a multi-tier system. It contains a business service layer, which exposes a number of SOAP endpoints, as one project and several other projects, which reference this service.
                      Whenever I change the interface of the business service, I have to build, start the business service, run "Update Service Reference" on each dependent project, and then rebuild my solution.

                      What I would like my workflow to be:
                      1) Decorate the service references with the project providing the service (once per project)
                      2) Build my solution

                      For this to happen, Visual Studio…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make XAML designer only update when saving.

                        Currently the designer tries to interpret the XAML all the time causing Visual Studio to hang for short periods of time.

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                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VS is quite good, I'm testing on it second time

                          VS is quite good, I'm testing on it second time
                          I'm testing on some functions.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I audit the software that companies use to make sure that it is being used under the correct license. This is whether it is open source, com

                            I audit the software that companies use to make sure that it is being used under the correct license. This is whether it is open source, commercial, what ever. One of the biggest pains is files from MS. For example, if they are using an MS development tool such as Visual Studio or Visual Basic, that tool will add files into their product. Unfortunately, the only information that we can extract from the metadata in the files is that it is Copyright MS. Other than that we do not know where it is from and under what license it should…

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • when using ctrl + <comma>, should be able to specify line number using : (colon) notation

                                When using ctrl + <comma>, should be able to specify line number using : (colon) notation. e.g. ZendeskApi.cs:303

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support debugging of functions included from other files in HLSL code

                                  For example:

                                  --- LightingUtils.hlsli ---
                                  float4 ComputeLighting(...) { ... }

                                  --- PixelShader.hlsl ---
                                  float4 directLight = ComputeLighting(...); // Making a breakpoint here, it would be possible to step into the ComputeLighting function and debug it

                                  Also, the Graphics Diagnostics tools cannot find the HLSL source file, when the shader includes other files. I guess that this happens because the compiler generates an intermediate file which has a different name from the original.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Javascript syntax highlighting for objects, properties and methods

                                    I'm astonished to find out that up to this day, VS2015 does not provide any syntax highlighting whatsoever for the most basic and essential javascript objects, properties and methods. Every single method I type is in plain BLACK.

                                    A simple text editor such as Crimson Editor, developed by a single person, contains syntax highlighting for at least 100 languages, with all their methods, keywords and stuff. You have a TEAM of hundreds of people and you can't implement this?

                                    To add this feature for the next VS update, refer to:
                                    http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_reserved.asp

                                    Thank you.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please add the ability to make copies of shared steps for test cases and save as a new shared step

                                      Currently there is no easy way to copy a shared steps, in case you want to make a slight variation for a certain test cases.

                                      The Shared Step has a 'Copy Work Item' button, but does not give you the option of creating it as a Shared Test, which makes it useless.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add source code line numbers to error messages in template files.

                                        Right now, if I have a typo in a make_shared call or some other template calls, the ONLY way to determine the line that caused the error is to 'divide and conquer', commenting out half my source code at a time until I can find the usable line number. If that's too difficult, please add in the class or something that I can use to figure out where the error actually is.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add find key binding

                                          cmd-E/ctrl-E should be the same as cmd-F/ctrl-F

                                          I don't know if this is an official standard, but this seem standard across browsers and most editors.

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