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  1. optimize for debugging like gcc -Og

    An option similar to GCC's -Og would be fantastic for one of Visual Studio's bigger industries, commercial games. One is currently forced between choosing a fully optimized build that is impossible to debug or a debuggable build that can't run many real-time game tests at playable speeds.

    Some basic optimizations like low-level inlining (simple getters and accessors and other very simple functions) and some math optimization is still easy to debug but can make _massive_ improvements to run-time speed.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Save the selected .runsettings/.testsettings file so I don't have to reselect when restarting VS.

      It is a waste of time having to reselect the .testsettings file each time I restart Visual Studio. This should be persisted with the .suo file or location saved with the solution.

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Save "Show my contact" option in the Team Explorer->Team Members panel so I don't have to reselect every time.

        It is really annoying have to reselect the "Show My Contact" option in the Team Members panel when I restart Visual Studio. This should be persisted.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow repositioning of intellisense popup

          When I am typing lines of code, the Intellisense block pops up to tell you the parameters of a function call I am making. But I find myself all too often needing to be able to read the line(s) of code directly above where i am typing, and it is directly under the intellisense block. Then I have to cancel the intellisense read the variable name I need, and go back and resume typing. Soemtimes the intellisens comes back ,sometimes it doesnt. But if I could just slightly reposition the intellisense popup itself, it would just make life so much…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support linking Shared Projects to .NET Core Class Libraries

            Shared Projects are a perfect way to isolate code from various dependencies and therefore share code between .NET Core, older .NET Framework versions, make managing dependencies easier and faster, etc.

            But Visual Studio currently does not seem to allow linking a Shared Project to a .NET Core Class Library, which is very surprising to me as it seems to be such a no-brainer.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • disabling a breakpoint under debugger should be persisted

              When disabling a breakpoint while in debugger, it only get's temporarily disabled. This is very annoying, as they are there again when you do the next run, and have to stop the debugger, hunt for where the breakpoints are that you want to disable, disable them and then rerun the debugger.
              This was said to be coming in the next version, but I don't see it in "15"

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Use VisualStudio Community, because my company don't want to buy a Visual Studio license, so can the Microsoft Slovenija send some free mark

                Use VisualStudio Community, because my company don't want to buy a Visual Studio license, so can the Microsoft Slovenija send some free marketing time-expire code, just to remind that not all software is FREE.
                That kind of cards or usb cartidges can be just code for Visual studio that monthly expires until the company buy the VisualStudio IDE.
                ?!
                Thanks; a poor developer !!!
                on
                www.zejn.si
                and
                www.shakespeare.si

                Really thanks !!!

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Features for Web Prototyping & Design

                      Can you add features for web page & website prototyping, with the options to export them as a full website ready to add new features and even extend?

                      You might as well complete blend, the UI and UX is perfer for web applications design and prototyping?

                      Thank You!

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                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio REST API support to fetch the list of allowed values for drop down fields like Priority, Status.

                        Please provide the REST API support to fetch the list of allowed values for drop down fields like Priority, Status , etc.
                        Using SDK this option is available but not available under REST API.

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                          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • provide a easy tool to makes windows phone apps in more quantity

                          all tools for making a windowsphone apps are just too hard to understand for newly user....so please make a easy tool or a feature for making windowsphone app....thankyou :)

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                            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Open a source file by its name without knowing where it is

                            Allow opening a project source file by its name only, without having to browse to the correct folder. For example, File | Open by Name... then write "abc.c" to the dialog and voilá, if the file exists, it would be opened for editing. In a solution with many projects it is sometimes difficult to remember to which project a file belongs to and opening the project branch in Solution Explorer takes extra space for just this operation.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add "refresh" button to the Find Results panel.

                              Otherwise, refreshing this panel involves going all the way back to the Find dialog, picking the right search term from the history, and picking the correct output panel (Find Results 1 or 2).

                              Unnecessarily tedious.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add simple way to share the code between different Team Projects

                                When I work on my solution and want to add existing project I am allowed to add it only from the location in file system. Why I can't add it from another Team Project from TFS?

                                I know there is a way to do it by mapping another Team Project (or part of it) to local folder, but it has a lot of limitations:
                                1. I need to "Get latest version" for all team projects that I'm working with to be up to date.
                                2. When I map another Team Project on the same level as mine, which is logical,…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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 →
                                  • 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 →
                                    • 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 →
                                      • 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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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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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