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  1. Notifications History

    Notifications are shown only once. If we lose the message is not simple to read it again. Please leave the notifications in the notification tab window as history for reading them later. Thanks you for the grate work done!

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support mixed native and JavaScript debugging

      Support attaching both the native and script debuggers against a UWP with JavaScript to allow debugging of native components.

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        1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Git Submodules support to CodeLens

        Right now CodeLens supports git, but doesn't support git submodules.
        It displays "-references | 0 changes | 0 authors, 0 changes"

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          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • How do you ******* idiots remain in business?

          Nothing you make ever ******* works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hyper-V must play nice with other hypervisors (e.g. VirtualBox)

            One cannot run Hyper-V and VirtualBox (or other hypervisors) at the same time. This is because of Hyper-V not releasing access to VT-X when it's not using it.

            When doing cross-platform development with Xamarin, one may want to run Android and Windows Phone emulators at the same time, but this cannot be done.

            The only solution is to uninstall HV, or reboot with it disabled.

            That's a messy and slow process.

            HV must play nice with other hypervisors.

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              0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • that visual studio must not damage its files which are residing for long time in its foder

              visual studio tries to connect itself with other applications in the pc i am mself a programmer and just kinda irritated by self destruction of my practice files and when it is connected to other things it creates problems in performance of other applications too it should not connect to other applications thank you .

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                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Do not break existing features within Visual Studio Community Edition between releases.

                I have noticed that going from VS2013 Community to VS2015 Community Edition's a few existing features broke. Some that I found and reported through Connect were: 1) Adding C++ Classes to a project [Connect ID 1694875], (fixed in update 1); 2) See C++ Classes within a project [Connect ID 1694829]; 3) and Adding MFC variables [Connect ID 1689381].
                They currently now work in VS2015 Community Edition, but not in the initial release and they had already worked in VS2013 Community Edition.
                And now, I found another bug in VS2015 Community Edition that worked in VS2013 Community Edition, that of creating…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the upgrade process easier and more flexible.

                      Particularly with regard to C++. We work with various projects and it isn't always practical to upgrade a project to VS2015, or the latest update of VS2015.
                      As an example, we started work on a project that was on VS2015 Update 1. Yet at the time, the install process only gave the choice of VS2015 without updates, or Update 2.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • support smooth scrolling in editor window via multi-touch trackpad

                        My laptop's touchpad scrolling is too sensitive for me to easily use in Visual Studio. I can decrease the sensitivity in the Windows Settings, but then this makes my experience in other apps like my web browser terrible. Smooth/customizable scroll sensitivity would be very helpful.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Windows 10 Mobile Emulators that have software buttons

                          Recently, many of Windows 10 Mobile systems are using 'software' - or overlay - buttons for 'back', 'home' and 'search' functions. But, All of VS2015 Win10M emulators are using the dedicated 'hardware' buttons.
                          The UI design and implementation techniques are different between two configurations. And, it's hard to prepare the both configuration mobile phones. If VS have software-key emulator or options for using the buttons, it's very useful for all developers.

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                            1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • The conflict resolution window really needs to show, per conflict block, the changes (additions/deletions) performed by each of the changes.

                            I'm experiencing this when operating on a GIT repo. I don't know what the experience would be on other source control systems.

                            Right now, the window shows the Source & Target files, with the difference blocks box-highlighted in green (for resolved differences) and in red (for conflicting differences). But from this view it's pretty difficult to see what was added vs. removed vs. modified in each side of the merge. It should be able to show all those differences, per block, at a touch of a button.

                            As it is, this can be done by opening the Source vs. Base…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "skip all"

                              When installing VS2015 offline from ISO Image, there are numerous packages missing. The installer always requests to download the package from the internet, skip the package or chose a new source.

                              To perform the setup anyways, it is required to skip a huge amount of packages for example for C++.

                              Add a button "Skip all further packages"

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  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 →
                                  • tab to choose from dropdown

                                    Currently there is no easy way to choose one of the options from dropdown while writing code. Can you please change behavior of tab key to switch between the dropdown options and enter key to use the current option?

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • **** yourselves

                                      SP324099 **** this useless error message

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • keep a history of pinned tabs

                                        When I'm working on a part of a project, I usually have some tabs pinned that I regularly have to change. But sometimes, something comes up and I have to work on another part for a while. So those pinned tabs are not needed at the moment and are in the way when I'm working on the other part. But when that finishes and I'm going back to work on the first part. So I want the pinned tabs back I was using.
                                        I would be handy if you can keep a history of pinned tabs or are able to…

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow to inherit 'sealed' classes - but ONLY with constructors.

                                          No new data members.
                                          No new methods (class can be extended anyway).
                                          No overrides.

                                          Only new constructors:

                                          public class TrimmedString : public String
                                          {
                                          public TrimmedString(String value)
                                          : String(value.Trim())
                                          {}
                                          }

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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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