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  1. Unit Testing View Ouput

    When unit testing you can view each test individually and there is an output button that opens a window that shows all debug output statements. Please add the ability to copy the "Standard Output" to clipboard.

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      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • do not have the class details tool window hide itself when focus changes to a different tool window

      The class details tool window only shows up when a class diagram is in focus (is the active window) within the VS IDE. I'd like the option to have it stay shown even if I set the active window to something else (like a code file).

      Thanks!

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow TFS backlog filter to include multiple tags

        In TFS it's possible to filter the backlog based on a tag. It would be useful if we can also filter on multiple tags, or optionally on all tags but exclude certain tags.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Need Files, Folders Shorting inside Visual Studio solution explorer.

            We Need ordering files and folders inside VS solution explorer, also based on File explorer as well on mouse right key.

            Short by
            Name
            Date modified
            Type
            Size
            asc and desc
            more..

            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/b09e3c67-517b-450f-a9d6-ebc1cfe036fe/files-folders-shorting-inside-visual-studio-solution-explorer?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Habilitar búsqueda del texto seleccionado

              Al seleccionar un texto y luego presionar Ctrl+H para reemplazar algún texto, la opcion que aparece en el cuadro de búsqueda es Documento Actual.

              La sugerencia es que si hay un texto seleccionado en el editor de código la opción que aparezca por defecto sea Selección, para realizar la búsqueda en el texto ya seleccionado.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fast Uninstall

                Visual Studio 2015 sure is slow to uninstall. I think you should make it a little faster to uninstall. I tried to uninstall it because of an error, I decided to install it again. But it took so long to uninstall so I just stopped uninstalling it. Yeah.

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                  1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for using Visual Studio and for your commitment to improving it. In Dev15 we have a new installer and one of our goals is to improve the install and uninstall performance. Please try out the preview releases and give us your feedback. The latest preview release at this moment in time is Preview 4:
                  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/08/22/visual-studio-15-preview-4/

                  Angelos Petropoulos | Visual Studio Team

                • Remove DRM from your product - I am not a thief

                  Remove DRM from your product as you are killing it.

                  I am not a thief and I don't need to be checked in on each month, forcing me to be online, or I'm not working until I get back online. Or like now, when your back end is down and I have a "Stale " license and ... yes I'm totally unable to work indefinitely.

                  This isn't right. I am not even allowed to use what I've paid for until you fix up your "cloud" service issues.

                  You assume the world is permanently online and that we are all thieves.…

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add better git integration in Visual Studio

                    I would like to see better git integration in the IDE. I have worked in other sources systems where ninety plus percent of the interaction happened in the source explorer. You can right click to check in and such. We should be able to right click and have the option to branch/merge/commit/push/pull/clone to remote right in the source explorer, and it should be easily integrated with any remote repository provider (not just TFS and GitHub).

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                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Debug as user / Debug on remote machine

                      To properly test / debug an application, this needs to be tested with specific user rights. As software engineer I normally have all rights but this is not the case for the end users. So it would be nice to be able to debug in the context of a limited user.

                      The same goes for the machine; the developent machine has all prerequisties installed - I should be nice if we could enter the machine name and the username for debugging, in such a way that de debug code is automatically deployed to this machine, run as the user of…

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

                        Please extend the DllImportAttribute to specify a DLL name per platform.

                        The goal is to have one .Net assemly with target platform "Any CPU".

                        As soon as I reference an unmanaged DLL I lose this ability. Various workarounds exist but best would be to extend the DllImportAttribute.

                        e.g.
                        [DllImport("unmanaged.dll", x64="unmanaged_x64.dll")]

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Only display real errors on "Error List" after compilation (option?)

                            If you open a large XAML project, it's not uncommon to have a lot of false errors displayed in "Error List" tab, (mainly about XAML files)

                            Is it possible to add a button to clear completely this list and display only real errors detected by the compiler (just a simple parsing of the compiler output) ?

                            It would help a lot of developers cause the only solution right now is to copy-paste the output in Notepad and search "error"...

                            See the attachment

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                            • C# stop autocomplete of the keyword "new" with "object"

                              99% of the time all we want are dynamic classes and we have to go back and delete the word "object"

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Do not open xaml files with 5% zoom by default

                                All XAML files open by default at 5% zoom taking a little part of the designer space. The designer is slow and not very stable, therefore changing the zoom again takes some time.
                                A minimum of 25% at first opening should be the rule...

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please add extra "Guage" feature in visual studio Web applications or windows forms in Asp.net, C#

                                  Please add extra "Guage" feature in visual studio toolbox for Web applications or windows forms in Asp.net, C# . See the picture for more information.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the switch to java.

                                    Convert all programs from basic to java.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • paramterise the path of SSDT deployment contributors

                                      We have multiple deployments in CI that can happen in parallel, each checking if Deployment contributors exist and if not it install it. Problem come when you need to version contributors and upgrade them etc we need to do a lot of engineering to support this because of the single folder installation. It would be much nicer to have them co-located with dacpac and/or database project and have a path parameter for SQLPackage.exe

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • I need a view configuration for the Project Explorer.

                                        I need a view configuration to select the View by File Suffix in the Project Explorer, the View can show as Splitted Window or in a new Window

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                                        • Allow LocalReport Render accepting CSV format

                                          Please allow LocalReport.Render method accepting CSV formats as well.

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