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  1. Improve visual c++ SSE2 intrinsic code generation. VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16()

    VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16() apis.

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support GCC extension!

      Support GCC extension!

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 在解决方案资源管理器里面关于两个不同工程里面文件夹直接复制粘贴,现在不能实现!

        我要把1 中的照片或文件直接复制到2中 就会出现3 那样的错误。
        这个复制粘贴功能也这么弱?

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a stand-alone 2015 version of Team Explorer as was done for previous versions.

          We have TFS users that used the stand-alone Team Explorer in previous versions of TFS along with a user CAL to access basic level features. We have been informed by our MS vendor that using VS Community or Express would be non-conforming. We need the same functionality we had in TFS2013.

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            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Color the Intellisense Tooltip like in C#

            When using C++ the Intellisense tooltip is just black hard-to-read text on a grey background while in C# parameters, types etc. are colored and thus much easier to read and understand.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Their is no option to inactive ResolutionType and FailureType in MTM.

              Like we have environment active/inactive similarly we need to have flag for FailureType and Resolution Type. The drop down should contain the values only active ones. This will help the user not to worry about the values which are associated to the test results during deletion. In my project we have millions of test results where it is impossible to deassociate the existing value.

              Please refer to this thread.
              https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e283c190-3c75-4bbf-ab97-1b9aad40882a/sort-and-inactive-failure-and-resolution-type?forum=vsmantest

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Probably it would be nice to search all breakpoints in Visual Studio

                Dear!
                I know where my breakpoints for Debugging are, but if i want to add a new breakpoint to the others, I Need to search the variables which I use where the breakpoints are. This issue has no priority at the Moment but it would be pobably nice

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

                  If we want to use an custum class as key When using unordered_map or unordered_set, We must define an hash function for typedefine.
                  Can we use over override size_t (*) (const T&) in custum class without outside function define

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Search within a namespace in the "Object Browser"

                    I rarely use the Object Browser, its slow and doesn't work well for me.

                    Normally, I just want to see what types are around in my own codebase, i.e. my solution and all references to *my* libraries.

                    In short, I want to only look in types within MyCompany.* namespace.

                    In general, the whole tool needs a reboot for 2017.

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 当把vs2015由最大状态向下还原缩小时,vs2015最上排的工具就会被遮挡,而且不能拖动,很麻烦的!

                      当把vs2015由最大状态向下还原缩小时,vs2015最上排的工具就会被遮挡,而且不能拖动,很麻烦的!

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • cut & paste from one tabpage to another destroys events of elements, would be better to keep the events

                        cut & paste from one tabpage to another destroys events of elements, would be better to keep the events

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • show readonly properties in VS2015 live property explorer

                          The Live Property Explorer could be a great tool replacing third party tools to investigate the current XAML trees at runtime of the program, but:

                          Please show all properties there, even when their setter is private. I would not argue against any design decision to show them as readonnly as well, but it should be possible to access e.g. a property with private setter, but public getter. For objects these may have children with writeable setters again, so I consider that a "must have" to be useable for debugging.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When I get a Build Successful message, rather than just displaying it on the status bar on the bottom left, could you flash it on huge red l

                            When I get a Build Successful message, rather than just displaying it on the status bar on the bottom left, could you flash it on huge red letters, play a fanfare and send round the good time girls and a few beers?

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • open source Windows Forms

                              Windows Forms is still the mostly used desktop technology for Windows Desktop Apps world wide, and WPF is only very slowly catching up. Still today, even the most new Desktop Applications projects become Windows Forms Apps, and on Windows CE industry devices, Windows Forms is often without alternative. Open Sourcing Windows Forms would allow the community to extend Windows Forms with functionality like true Mvvm support or seemless High Dpi scaling to find an easier, albeit long-term migration path to newer UI technologies, and it would increase business apps count for Windows 10, which derive from a new WinForms Developing…

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                                22 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • How about using PERSONAL Computers to keep your IP PERSONAL?

                                I've got a PC that could handle, without a clou, er, mainframe, ALL the software needed for this project. WHY should WE be forced to hand our ideas over to MS, when just keeping the system unplugged from the 'net is usually sufficient to protect us from any non-burglary breakin. Look at the list of current MS security "fixes" including those applicable for Win-NT through Win 10! Folks, this is one reason PCs were INVENTED. At worse (as it was running Conway Life programs on 1/12th of a PDP-8/I, at worse, this might mean time for a Coke between generations)…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add an emulator to run applications in Xbox mode

                                  It would be really nice to have an emulator run test apps in Xbox mode. This would make it a lot easier to test things like TV-safe area and element sound (I know that the later one could be activated on the desktop by changing State in ElementSoundPlayer).

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remove the hex address from the display of array member variables.

                                    Currently when you show an object in the variable or watch panes you get the address first, which for 64 bit mode consumes 18 characters. In a tooltip you won't see much more. Just get rid of this printout please.

                                    I understand that there an issue with finding this address out as the & operator on an array doesn't do much, but how about using teh "raw view" concept to display the address, as if it was a vector or something?

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Sort class methods alphabetically

                                      Have an option which sorts a class's methods alphabetically. For example, if I have the following:

                                      class Example {
                                      void D();
                                      void B();
                                      void C();
                                      }

                                      after sorting would become:

                                      class Example {
                                      void B();
                                      void C();
                                      void D();
                                      }

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • write uncommitable code

                                        Sometimes I write code which I do not want to check in. It would be great if I could mark this code (and get an alert on check-in) as I write it. Now I have to check every commit for such things and the chance I miss something is there.

                                        Best would be to get an error if you want to check in files with 'debug' modifications.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bring back the untracked and exclude list in Git Changes panel in VS2015 CTP Update 2

                                          The git Changes panel of TFS used to have an exclude and an untrack list, convenient to commit a sub list of files. While bringing staging to the interface in the new update, you removed that convenient way to commit only a subset of files and it make the Changes panel quite painful to use now and force me to fallback to SourceTree.

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                                            3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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