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  1. Make Ctrl-F search box not send you back to editor after last result. This makes me accidentally delete code all the time.

    Make Ctrl-F search box not send you back to editor after last result. This makes me accidentally delete code all the time. I hit enter looking for next result, but don't realize I am now deleting the last thing it found.

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      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Short project desription to be displayed in Solution Explorer

      I would like to be able to add a short description to my projects, which will display when I mouse hover over the project node in Solution Explorer.

      Useful in the cases where I am not fully sure "what is this project doing"

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TFS -> View History -> Actual Version should be shown bold!

        TFS -> View History -> Actual Version should be shown bold!

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          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Set automatic breakpoint

          The issue is that e.g. my program is running and I can perform different actions in it (e.g. delete item) but I don't know what is the first function that will be executed in my project. So I need to guess and find the function first, what can be a lot of wasted time in some huge project.

          It would be nice that after I perform some action in my program (e.g. delete item) it would automatically hit the "virtual" breakpoint inside the first executed function in my project.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • I think it would be a great Idea for all VB.Net developers if you can add a setting just like in C# to remove the new line on ENTER key

            I think it would be a great Idea for all VB.Net developers if you can add a setting just like in C# to remove the new line on ENTER key press for the Intellisence

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Build multiple team projects in build.vnext

              in the old XAML build definitions, it is possible to target multiple team projects from your team collection in the Source Settings tab. When I look into the build definitions on build.vnext, on the repository tab, I cannot select or see other team projects that are available in the same team collection. I think this should also be available in the new build.vnext system.

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                2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Multiple Run/Debug configurations separate from Build configurations

                To have an image of what I want to describe please look how this is done in the Eclipse IDE. So the idea is to separate Run/Debug parameters from build configuration and allow to define multiple named sets of such parameters. So end user can choose Build configuration to specify how to build project and and Run configuration to specify set of run/debug parameters to run the project.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Send Promising Rakhi and Rakhi Reward to India Through Online

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                  No matter whether it’s Diwali, holi or perhaps…

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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Samba support

                    In Visual Studio 2015 I open a symbolic link (symlink) to a cpp-file which are located on a Linux server and connected to Windows using Samba. When I save this file, Visual Studio 2015 replaces the symlink by the cpp file (and does not store in the original cpp file itself). This is a clear bug since it changes my file system structure. Older versions of VS did not show this behaviour, they worked correctly and saved into the cpp-file that was pointed to by the symlink. Microsoft refuses to fix this bug because they say it happens by using…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Reference Manager: versionnumber ordering of equally named assemblies

                      in reference manager, assemblies with the same name are ordered wrong. I suggest you order the assemblies of course first by name, but second _correctly_ by versionnumber, so splitting the string by "." and then correctly comparing the parts against each other.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide better tools to fix "Found conflicts between different versions of the same dependent assembly that could not be resolved" warnings

                        How about a double-click triggered dialog that explains exactly where the conflict arises? having to change build verbosity and search through that mess is not fun.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix visual Studio 2015 profiler so that it can profile a process with 1GB or more of resident memory

                          I have a large process that I need to profile. I can't get the profiler in VS 2015 to complete a snapshot with this process. It's acting like it has some kind of 32bit limit on memory management. Please fix this issue so that large processes can be profiled.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable VSTS builds to be triggered by other successful builds

                            The VSTS build system is pretty powerful, but our team is missing the ability to chain together builds. For instance, when Build_A completes successfully, get the artifacts from Build_A and the last successful Build_B and run Build_C.

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                              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make the Profiler in Visual Studio be more productive with reference variable names

                              I guess for more than a decade, Java has had profilers and VM support for the variable names of referencing var iables/field names to be visible so that in complex objects with multiple of the same type of references, the actual instance refeirence could be identified

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • make it possible for the profiler in VS 2015 survive across a hibernate/sleep event.

                                I sometimes need to close my laptop and go somewhere else to continue working on a profiling session. Why can't VS survive the hibernate/sleep event and keep going when I get back to it?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add possibility to re-order hidden views

                                  Please add the possibility to re-order hidden views by drag drop.
                                  Right now, it seems that there is a pre-defined order in which views like Toolbox, Solution Explorer, etc are displayed when hidden.
                                  It would be useful to be able to re-arrange them.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I have Internet connection using proxy, user name and password. I must enter the user name and password every time I run Visual Studio!!

                                    I have Internet connection using proxy, user name and password. The program remember only user name and I must enter password every time I run Visual Studio!! which is very disturbing (my company uses a long password).
                                    Visual Studio must remember my password. There is a check box about remembering password, but that works only for one session. Visual Studio will forget about password next time you run it.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix remote testing in VS2015

                                        In VS2013 we were able to run remote tests using Test Controller 2013 and Test Agent 2013. We have multiple agents configured for UI test with multiple browsers (IE, Firefox and Chrome) and things were working wonderfully.

                                        In VS2015 Update 1 and Update 2 running tests remotely with the same environment has been broken. Installing VS2015 with no other changes and the same solution, the tests that used to run now throw Unable to cast transparent proxy to type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.Controller.IControllerExecution'.

                                        Below is a link describing this issue and also link to the bug feedback
                                        https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/2392183

                                        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/20c6c280-92c3-4619-9fb6-777e62b9f8c0/unable-to-run-tests-using-vs2015-using-a-vs2013-test-controller?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                                        Can you please fix…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve the "The parameter is incorrect" feature

                                          This is one of my more commonly used features, but it doesn't provide enough information for me to do anything next. I don't know what about the build is failing or what even what parameter is incorrect.

                                          A quick search on StackOverflow shows many, many questions about this error, each question with completely heterogeneous answers. These questions go back many, many years and many versions of Visual Studio-- it appears we will be living with this message for a long time.

                                          Can this message be improved to show enough diagnostics so that we can address the issue ourselves?

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