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  1. Disable breakpoint for short period of time

    the idea is to disable a breakpoint for specific short period of time for example 10 seconds.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visio Edition

      1. Please find code for Vision Enterprise Architects 2005
      2. Convert this code to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015 and C#5 and NET 4.5.1
      3. Keep all design and all features, fonts and diagrams exactky as it was before
      4. Make installation file for Visio Enterprise Architects 2015 and include it as a new feature in VS2015 SP2.

      5.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • In CodeMaps, when hovering over a link, show the actual "linking code"

        Eg. for a method call, show a few lines around the call, like in CodeLens references.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Keep developer into VS2015 IDE when checking a XAML build

          As mentionned with the VS2015 and TFS 2015 Update 1 Release Notes (https://www.visualstudio.com/news/tfs2015-update1-vs#fixed) the developper shall be able to STAY within the VS2015 IDE when looking at a XAML build (double clic on a build or build definition) but it is not.

          It keeps sending me to the Web based build explorer just as if i was looking at a vNext build. Fix this please in update 2.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update VSAE projects to support pre and post build events

            Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) doesn't support pre and post build events.

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Expand all and Collapse all in Property manager.

              Clicking on each node to either expand or collapse is cumbersome if there is a lot of property sheets. also a feature to remove certain properties for certain configurations instead of selecting properties one by one would be also great. thanks!

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • keep namespace on the same line

                Add an option to keep namespaces on the same line.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Printing Hit Count in Tracepoint

                  It would be very useful to have a tracepoint message that was something like: "Call FooBar, count=$HITCOUNT" that prints the current hitcount of the function. Currently I have to add a custom counter in source to each location to achieve a similar effect.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a reference to multiple projects in the same solution

                    It would be nice if we had multiple projects in one solution, that we can add a reference to an assembly to multiple projects, in one shot, like whats has been done in NuGet, as you can right click on the solution, and click the menu "Manage NuGet Packages for solution.."

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SSRS New Parameter Area: Adding Text Box/Messages

                      With the new design area for SSRS's parameter area, allowing for excellent arrangement of the parameters, could a feature be added to allow for using a cell (or multiple cells) to allow for text to be displayed. This would allow for a message or instructions to be placed for the end user, prior to the report being generated, such as an email to the BI team, or high level description of the report use.

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                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide Unit Testing for WF

                        Update the old CodePlex Microsoft.Activities.UnitTesting and build it into the framework with associated VS tooling.

                        Sadly it looks like WF is now abandoned.

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                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow me to ignore extension suggestions

                          I like the new "suggested extensions" based on my project feature recently introduced. However, after viewing the suggestions, maybe I want the feature to be enabled but just to ignore any extensions I mark that I don't want.

                          Right now I can only leave it enabled or "Don't show again" which I assumes fully disables it. I'd like to keep it on for new extension notifications but just would like it to ignore ones I don't want so it doesn't get in the way

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                            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Debugging should go to the instance method not the interface method

                            When debugging code and we stumble on a method that is an interface method, the debugger will go to the interface file, but our problem is in the implementation class of that interface method, so if you can provide a way that the debugger will go to the implementation method immediately, then it will help us a lot, as more and more developers are using IoC, and patterns, so more and more interfaces will be used.

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • folding

                              Allow folding a foldable section from the bottom. Currently, a function has a square ⊞ button that indeicates that it can be folded. However, scrolling down to its end there is no button there to fold it upwards.
                              Instead of a square you could use a directed up/down "box" it owuld make the fold direction quite clear.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • BitConverter.GetBytes

                                Add a version which does not create an array on the heap, but takes an array as an argument.

                                In the view of performance, I've often come across scenarios where I could reuse a byte array, instead of having Bitconverter create a new byte array each call. Which is bogging down performance a lot.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Italicize (or at least color code) member varibles when used in functions

                                  It would help to be able to easily distinguish member variables from local variables without resorting to a leading "this." prefix (C#) or the usual "m_" (C++).

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                                  • Start thinking about C++17 Concepts support of vc compiler

                                    Although the c++17 is still on its out-coming way, I'm wondering if the compiler team may consider it now and seriously? because it could be another long('very' like) time to wait it to be implemented into the compiler if the dev. team decided to start relevant works after C++17's out. The soon the work started the ampler time to completion the feature support.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Nest JS files under TSX files

                                      Visual Studio 2015 nests JS files underneath TS files already. However, the same functionality does not apply to the newer TSX files, making for a messy project. Please add JS nesting support for TSX files too!

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                                      • Add feature to mutate tests that's F# friendly

                                        Add feature to mutate automated tests for F#.

                                        As an SDET, I want to challenge the Code Coverage metrics that may not reflect the true integrity of the code base.

                                        Specifically, I want to select a suite of tests and verify that these passing tests will fail after mutating their conditional dependencies.

                                        NOTE:
                                        NinjaTurtles and VisualMutator do not appear to be supported in VS2015.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow users to edit the name displayed in the MRU list

                                          When a solution is branched, the name of the solution does not change. The MRU list will have 2 entries with the same solution name. One is from the trunk and 1 is from the branch.
                                          I would like to edit the displayed name of the solution in the MRU list so I can visually tell the difference without hovering over it. Currently, I manually edit the registry to do this.

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