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  1. support more than 1GB in the diagnostics tools

    The process memory in the diagnostics tools seems to be capped at 1GB. After this point the GCs are no longer displayed.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • C++ template type preview

      A lot of times when template types are used wrongly, you get compiler messages saying something about "refer to the function definition of type<T>". That is often too cryptic and mangled to understand. Please add a feature to preview generated code for templates of a specific instance to allow easier debugging and troubleshooting. The preview, which would be invoked on a variable declaration or before a member access operator, would show the declaration or implementation code specific to the type of the declared or accessed variable. See attached file for example.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio 2015: Only Notify For Major Revision Updates

        In Visual Studio 2015 (community), I'm receiving notifications to update my extensions to the new minor revision.
        As an example, one notification is about updating cloud explorer from version 1.0.51117.3 to 1.0.60329.3.
        I think there should an option in the settings to just get notified when a major revision (in our example 1.1) is released.
        I really don't want to browse notifications very often to see which is a major revision for me to update.

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          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Excel export for Diagnostic Tools Events

          Allow Excel export by Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V or some other method. Would be extremely useful for further analysis and readability.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • remove noise from javascript console (the pointless eval code links)

              Currently the JavaScript Console displays both the log message and then a cryptic 'eval code (4) (27,13)' on a second line that is pretending to be some kind of link that doesn't do anything when clicked.

              This not only distracts from reading the console output, it wastes 50% of the window space.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • create an option to DISABLE automatic insertion of namespaces in VB.net

                When importing an interface, the namespaces are automatically imported an omitted from the class and membernames.
                Would be nice if this was optional and could be turned off as it doesn't match the coding style of our code base.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatically minify codemap

                    It would be nice if the code map would automatically minify to the classic scrollbar if the Visual Studio window gets small (for example less than 10 times the width of the codemap).

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • from code review comparison view, allow to step into other files as a quick view window

                      from code review comparison view, allow to step into other files as a quick view window

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • remove default editorcontextmenus.codewindow.quickactionforposition shortcut

                          remove editorcontextmenus.codewindow.quickactionforposition shortcut from vs2015 comunity, in czech language i have on it greather-than sign. Its too anoing...

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow switching TypeScript configured version from Project Properties IDE

                            Currently the only way to switch between TypeScript compiler versions is to manually edit the .csproj or .vbproj setting for the following element:

                            <TypeScriptToolsVersion>1.0</TypeScriptToolsVersion>

                            While this isn't impossible it is cumbersome to have to manually modify the project's configuration. I propose it would be better to have this version be reflected via a dropdown or similar selection in the 'TypeScript Build' tab within the project properties. Since TypeScript allows side-by-side installation of the SDKs it would be appropriate to be able to switch between them.

                            This allows flexibility to target more easily older or newer versions of TypeScript when required.…

                            188 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Delete All breakpoint for all open document of current document

                              Delete All breakpoint for all open document of current document

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Pressing F5 on a test project should run tests in Test Explorer

                                Right now if you Start a unit test project through F5, you get the error dialog:

                                A project with an Output Type of Class Library cannot be started directly.
                                In order to debug this project, add an executable project to this solution which references the library project. Set the executable project as the startup project.

                                Finding Test Explorer isn't always obvious, based on how many votes are on this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12594018/cannot-debug-a-unit-testing-project-in-visual-studio-2012

                                A nice solution would be to set the Start action on unit test projects to the same action as Debug Selected Tests, and open the Test Explorer if it…

                                18 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add scrollbar to Diagnostic Tools

                                  It's really hard to use Diagnostic Tools window on notebooks with small screen.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • copy paste modeling project

                                    I created a modeling project for a single solution. Now that the project has grown larger, I want to split it of into a new modeling project for modeling a corporate library. Unfortunately, I can't copy anything to the new project so I have to redo all my previous work. Thank you very much for losing loads of time and effort!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support T4 templates on build server via nuget packages

                                      Currently, trying to run T4 templates on the build server (especially preprocessed templates) is a pain.

                                      The steps required involve installing VS2015, installing VSSDK, installing the VSMSDK. Ideally we do not want to install Visual Studio at all - just MSBuild Tools 2015, and have T4 templates just work, ideally via a Nuget package.

                                      P.S. Why is there no category for MSbuild/VSMSDK/T4?

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SSDT creating a transaction when creating a test

                                        I would like an option to have SSDT create a transaction wrapper around each individual test code function when creating a SQL Server test? I know that there is a way to wrap the C# code in a transaction but it is a manual process one by one. It would be great if the option was built into SSDT.

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • vs2015开始越来越占内存了,还有老是vshub进程,即使vs退出了vshub进程还在

                                          vs2015开始越来越占内存了,还有老是vshub进程,即使vs退出了vshub进程还在

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