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  1. Faster C++/CLI linker

    I have a project with about 600k lines of native code. Link time is about 1-10 seconds depending on how much was changed since last link (incremental linking). However after enabling C++/CLI without any other changes increases this link time to about a minute for both incremental and full link. This plus inpoerative Edit and Continue in C++/CLI projects means I have to wait about a minute after each tiny change in a source code instead of typical few seconds.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • In the Organize Usings feature, provide the option to comment out unnecessary usings.

      In a team development environment it would be useful to suppress processing of 'using' statements by commenting them out rather than deleting them. There are many cases where we want to put in a using statement as a placeholder but not actually have it processed.

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

        VS still does not provide good touch experience - a lot of small elements, only basic gestures and so on. Bitwig ( http://www.bitwig.com/en/bitwig_1_3/surface ) did a great touch improvements to their application. It would be great to see the same in VS.

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        • Allow printing from the binary (hex) editor. So frustrating to have to take a screen shot and print that.

          Allow printing from the binary (hex) editor. So frustrating to have to take a screen shot and print it.

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            • Open Source the emulator

              Can you please open source this great product?

              We should be able to help you make it better in many ways. There a number of issues that really are important to some of us, but without going thru hoops, they can' be fixed

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                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add XSL transforms in the Community edition. Both debugging and without. I sorely miss that feature when using my personal machine.

                Add the features of the paid versions for those of us with two lives. I use the Community edition for personal development and VS 2013 Ultimate via MSDN at the office.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add double click to the "Debug Installed App Package" dialog

                  In the "Debug Installed App Package" dialog, I would like to be able to double-click on an app package to launch it instead of having to select the package and then click "start".

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio's Profile Test should work seamlessly despite signed assemblies

                    If i try to profile a unit test I get the error "Strong Name Validation Failed". I know i can do some things on my machine to skip validation but that's a pain. ANTS profiler can do it somehow for example without me having to do anything. I think VS should be able to do the same.

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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Profiler should identify the methods (hotspots) that are taking the most time to execute

                      The profiler should identify the methods that are taking the most time to execute and allow you to drill down into the call stack, providing execution at all levels.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • More builtin ionicframework samples needed inside of VS

                        In this SPA world, we must use our AngularJS code almost everywhere possible including mobile apps (using cordova). But if we want to use any ionicframework sample, we need to clone it first, then open.
                        Instead we want at least 5 different types of project template for ionicframework builtin inside of VS, so that we can customize as per our need.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatically run .Rprofile file when processing Rmarkdown file

                          R Tools for VS: Currently I don't think the .Rprofile (or Rprofile.site) file is run when Rmarkdown files are executed. This can be worked around without much hassle (source("profile directory"), but it is a little annoying. Having it run automatically (or having the option) would be great.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VS2015 Stability

                            VS2015 is very unstable. It could crash many times a day. It is still unstable after Update 1 and Update 2. In order to get a product that is functional for more than 24 consecutive hours, do you think you can skip Update 3 and 4 and ship Update 5 now ??? Thanks !

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integrate the code review process for TFS Git into Visual Studio

                              The code review process for TFS brand of source control is currently integrated into visual studio and provides a nice user experience around requesting and performing code reviews. Please bring this experience to the community that is using TFS Git source control.

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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  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…

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                                • javascript in html

                                  javascript in html annotation button use <!-- -->. should be use //

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                                  • Filter Intellisense on a class basis. Too often I'm trying to use a (in my case, Winforms) class . But Intellisense gives me everything that

                                    Filter Intellisense on a class basis. Too often I'm trying to use a (in my case, Winforms) class, such as the Calendar control. Say I'm trying to get the currently selected date from it. Maybe it's "SelectedDate". Maybe it's "CurDate". Maybe it's just "Value". If I had a list of all the methods for just that class, I could probably quickly find a couple of likely candidates. But Intellisense gives me ***everything*** that the class derives from (e.g. the Control class). But all I want is just the list of methods / properties / etc for just the Calendar class.…

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                                    • New Project should create x64 Platform settings

                                      When a user creates a new project, they are only provided with default settings for building a Win32 app. They should be given the option to create the platform settings for x64 - or select which platforms they want to build for.

                                      Currently, for every project created, the user must go into the Configuration Manager, find the project they wish to add x64 platform to and go through the dialogs to copy them from Win32. Visual Studio could do this as part of the New Project wizard.

                                      Maybe provide the user with an option to choose which platforms they want…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Toggle just-my-code for selections made either in solution explorer or highlighted in the text editor.

                                        In my normal development cycle I generally like to run/debug with just-my-code switched on, so as to avoid lots of false positives.
                                        When I'm trying to nail a hard bug, though, I think it would be useful to be able to highlight a section of code in the text editor, or a selection of files in solution explorer and disable (or toggle) just-my-code for just that selection, as it's often the case that I have a good idea which area of code is at fault.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide function to create a stackwalk on exception in C++ programs

                                          On an unhandled exception in a C++ program is very difficult to locate the place where the problem has occurred. Even if the exception is catched is not easy to create a stackwalk to detect the problem. Now, the best option is to create a minidump and use WinDebug, but this is not always possible if symbols are not available in that moment.

                                          For old Borland C++ compilers, it was possible to include the debugging information into the executable/dll and using 3th party libraries such as ExceptionMagic create a stackwalk to locate faster the source of the problem.

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