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  1. 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 →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a visualizer for arrays

        In VS there is a quite nice visualizer for DataSet:s. I would like to have something similar for arrays as well. Basically a datagrid showing all properties for each element. If I for instance have an array of points I want to see the properties (x and y) as columns and a row for each element. This would make it a lot easier to investigate arrays when debugging.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix remote testing in VS2015

          In VS2013 we were able to run remote tests using Test Controller 2013 and Test Agent 2013. We have multiple agents configured for UI test with multiple browsers (IE, Firefox and Chrome) and things were working wonderfully.

          In VS2015 Update 1 and Update 2 running tests remotely with the same environment has been broken. Installing VS2015 with no other changes and the same solution, the tests that used to run now throw Unable to cast transparent proxy to type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.Controller.IControllerExecution'.

          Below is a link describing this issue and also link to the bug feedback
          https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/2392183

          https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/20c6c280-92c3-4619-9fb6-777e62b9f8c0/unable-to-run-tests-using-vs2015-using-a-vs2013-test-controller?forum=visualstudiogeneral

          Can you please fix…

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Faster C++/CLI linker

            I have a project with about 600k lines of native code. Link time is about 1-10 seconds depending on how much was changed since last link (incremental linking). However after enabling C++/CLI without any other changes increases this link time to about a minute for both incremental and full link. This plus inpoerative Edit and Continue in C++/CLI projects means I have to wait about a minute after each tiny change in a source code instead of typical few seconds.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • In the Organize Usings feature, provide the option to comment out unnecessary usings.

              In a team development environment it would be useful to suppress processing of 'using' statements by commenting them out rather than deleting them. There are many cases where we want to put in a using statement as a placeholder but not actually have it processed.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve Asynchronous Programming Model

                The asynchronous programming model introduced in .NET with the async/await keywords was a step in the right direction and a great improvement over previous design, but there are a few fundamental and disruptive qualities to it that need addressing:

                1) Zombie-code. This is the biggest issue with .NET asynchronous programming model currently. Once asynchronous code finds its way into your code base, all code referencing it (and being called from it) must also start to incorporate asynchronous keywords and functionality. This results in a phenomenon which has been described as "Async Zombie Infection." It would obviously be great/ideal not to…

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                  16 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Cleanup (erase) button nearby the Build search glass, in Team Explorer view

                  Hi, it would be nice if we can get a erase or cleanup button (cross) nearby the Builds search glass in Team Explorer view.

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Touch screen

                    VS still does not provide good touch experience - a lot of small elements, only basic gestures and so on. Bitwig ( http://www.bitwig.com/en/bitwig_1_3/surface ) did a great touch improvements to their application. It would be great to see the same in VS.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow printing from the binary (hex) editor. So frustrating to have to take a screen shot and print that.

                      Allow printing from the binary (hex) editor. So frustrating to have to take a screen shot and print it.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide automatic tag closing in JSX/TSX

                          It would be nice to have the same experience of self encosing HTML tags in JSX/TSX as in HTML. For example if I type <div> then autoamtically a </div> is added so I don't have to waste time writing the closing tag as well.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add default sources to nuget package manager

                            In the nugget package manager there is only 1 default source. It would be nice if the sources used in previous versions of Visual Studio were already there. (don't have to be selected by default) It was easy enough to figure out how to add a source, but a bit harder to find the correct url to use. It would have save valuable time if it was already there and all I had to do was select it.

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                              0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Open Source the emulator

                              Can you please open source this great product?

                              We should be able to help you make it better in many ways. There a number of issues that really are important to some of us, but without going thru hoops, they can' be fixed

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                                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add XSL transforms in the Community edition. Both debugging and without. I sorely miss that feature when using my personal machine.

                                Add the features of the paid versions for those of us with two lives. I use the Community edition for personal development and VS 2013 Ultimate via MSDN at the office.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add double click to the "Debug Installed App Package" dialog

                                  In the "Debug Installed App Package" dialog, I would like to be able to double-click on an app package to launch it instead of having to select the package and then click "start".

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio's Profile Test should work seamlessly despite signed assemblies

                                    If i try to profile a unit test I get the error "Strong Name Validation Failed". I know i can do some things on my machine to skip validation but that's a pain. ANTS profiler can do it somehow for example without me having to do anything. I think VS should be able to do the same.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Profiler should identify the methods (hotspots) that are taking the most time to execute

                                      The profiler should identify the methods that are taking the most time to execute and allow you to drill down into the call stack, providing execution at all levels.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • More builtin ionicframework samples needed inside of VS

                                        In this SPA world, we must use our AngularJS code almost everywhere possible including mobile apps (using cordova). But if we want to use any ionicframework sample, we need to clone it first, then open.
                                        Instead we want at least 5 different types of project template for ionicframework builtin inside of VS, so that we can customize as per our need.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Automatically run .Rprofile file when processing Rmarkdown file

                                          R Tools for VS: Currently I don't think the .Rprofile (or Rprofile.site) file is run when Rmarkdown files are executed. This can be worked around without much hassle (source("profile directory"), but it is a little annoying. Having it run automatically (or having the option) would be great.

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