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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • to stop the load test through plugin after a specific duration

      Currently the duration property is a read-only property and can only be set through the editor. A provision should be provided so that a tester can provide this value through a xml configuration value and can stop the load test by implementing the same in the load test plug-in

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Notify if debugger has entered code to a different method than originally coded due to linker optimization

        Original problem: Base class calls a method from Derived class 1. At debug time, visual studio steps into the code of Derived class 2.

        Reason: the method implementation of both derived classes is identical (duplicated code), and the linker is set for optimization.

        Suggestion: Give the user a clue, message, or something so that he knows the reason for entering a different method than expected has been due to optimizations.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Rename VB.NET to B#

          There are still confusions when talking about Visual Basic whether you mean VB6, VBA or Visual Basic .NET.
          Today, VB.NET is as powerful as C# and deserves a powerful name. I think it would benefit alot if the connection to the "old times" of VB6 and VBA are broken and VB.NET becomes republished with a shiny new name. I am talking of the following, which happens to me everytime:
          [Alice] Hey, what do you code?
          [Me] I love VB.NET
          [Alice] (looks irritated) Oh, I also used to do VBA/VB6 many many years ago
          [Me] No, VB.NET is C# with readable…

          12 votes
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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide auto conversion of older C++ code to C++ 11 code (like clang-tidy)

            As many of the older projects would be using older C++ constructs and any new code could be written using newer C++ 11 mechanisms. It would be great if Visual Studio helps in migrating portions of the older code to C++ 11 constructs eg: foreach, auto, nullptr, replace auto_ptr etc.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • WinForms Designer DPI Lock

              Provide an option to lock the WinForms Designer to work in a fixed DPI, such as 96 DPI. When opening a project in Visual Studio on different computers (with different resolutions and display scaling) the WinForms designer causes the forms to resize and otherwise behave badly. Sizes and positions are also inconsistent between different resolution/scale combinations. For example, a form of size 513x544 (on a 96 DPI 100% scale display) will show as 1040x1063 opened on a display that uses 200% scaling. I have found numerous posts around the Internet about this problem and the accepted solution is to always…

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                1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                • Release .NET Framework 4.6 full installer to Windows Server Update Services

                  Currently you have released all versions of .NET Framework 4.x full install to WSUS with the exception 4.6 and as an enterprise that uses WSUS we would like to have an update that we can deploy that will install 4.6 into applicable environments that don't have it.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the title bar and ribbon in the same style as Office 2016

                    This will make the upper part of the UI much visible and give more consistency within Microsoft products

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the Find and Replace window more flexible

                      Right now the only options that this window offers out of the box in the "Look in" field are:
                      Current Document, All Open Documents, Entire Solution, Current Project, Entire Solution (external), Current Project (external).

                      There's a very common scenario that is search recursively in all filer within a given folder, but this, while possible is hard to achieve.

                      IMO, the necessity to add a "fixed" new entry to that dropdown through a lengthy and complicated process (the Choose Search Folders window), shouldn't be the only option.

                      1. I'd like to have a simpler "custum location" entry that allows you to…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make the VS window control buttons to be the same style and size with the default ones Windows 10

                        For the same of consistency pls. update the VS 2015 window style buttons to the style of windows 10.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • static code analysis of the .sql file

                          the current possible way to perform static analysis is to have store procedure to analyse the batch of statments, but we have scenario, where-in 1000 of statements are stores in physical files and they wont be converted into stored proc forever, instead they will be executed using sqlcmd utility. so in that we were able to develop customized static code analysis tool, but it was unable to work for loosely written sql statement as a SQL batch, but if it was encompassed between BEGIN PROC and END, then we were able to trigger needed validations.
                          The database project has the…

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • .net sub system on android

                            Alike JVM is wverywhere, java was success, if .NET can be ran from any platform, it will be more compelling for any app development team to use c#, if .NET is readily available on android, one can think that running UWP apps will be possible.
                            Secondly any app created for andorid with .NET, will surely run on Windows or any linux, if MS make sure the .NET can compatible on each OS, its time for MS to understand that, it is very wrong to bind .NET framework and tools with MS platforms. The need to time is to retain the…

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                              0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 'Favourite' option for Add to Process

                              When using 'Attach to Process', allow certain processes to be remembered as Favourites, by name. Currently I have to scroll through the list of processes every time I want to attach, which is tiresome.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add ASPX MVC View in Visual Studio 2015

                                After upgrading from VS2013 to VS2015, we are no longer able to add aspx MVC views to the project we are working on.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Easy CSS changer

                                  While running the code using visual studio if we are changing the css from browser then if the running css code should capture the css changes and save the css for
                                  that browser in the code then that will help the developers a lot. Head ache of browser compatibility to the developer can be reduce.
                                  Eg: Consider we have website that should be compactable to run in IE 8,and 8+ ,Chrome etc.
                                  If we are running the local host in chrome and changing the css using f12 then the change of css should e automatically saved for chrome css in…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Trigger profiling tool by event

                                    I would like to see the ability to trigger sample collection in VSPerfCmd by some external event, for example performance counters. It should help in chasing some non-persistent performance problems. The problem:
                                    You have very short periods of HTTP queues caused by your server, you have it in the morning hours. These queues appear for very short period, no chance you can connect to remote machine and observe/sample the process performance.
                                    The solution:
                                    You permanently run VSPerfCmd attached and sampling your process, however samples held for very short period of time, say 1 second and then rejected, then you can…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • To stop shortening namespaces when using CTRL+. shortcut to auto resolve namespace dependency

                                      To stop shortening namespaces when using CTRL+. shortcut to auto resolve namespace dependency, that's seems to be a new behaviour introduced in 2015.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create a MSDN Subscription - Lite version - NO SUPPORT but VS-Pro, 'Sample' size Azure, Developer Lic. etc

                                          Retirees/IT-Pro's currently out-of-work should be able to continue their 'career'/'career-development' at an affordable price of, say, $25/month. They don't need any official Support ever, but they do need: VS-Pro, Developer License, Azure, Office365, OS's for testing/development and single-person use.

                                          It should include all basic Azure storage options: Table, Blob, DocumentDB, SQLdb, etc. but all could be very limited in regards to actual storage capacity and IO band-width.

                                          Continued from suggestion:

                                          http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/4504195-create-a-msdn-subscription-lite-version-cheape

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