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  1. marketplace: Provide analytics

    In the Visual Studio Marketplace, provide usable analytics that providers may exploit, similar to NPM or github: visits and downloads per week or month, etc.

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    • Remove the hex address from the display of array member variables.

      Currently when you show an object in the variable or watch panes you get the address first, which for 64 bit mode consumes 18 characters. In a tooltip you won't see much more. Just get rid of this printout please.

      I understand that there an issue with finding this address out as the & operator on an array doesn't do much, but how about using teh "raw view" concept to display the address, as if it was a vector or something?

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sort class methods alphabetically

        Have an option which sorts a class's methods alphabetically. For example, if I have the following:

        class Example {
        void D();
        void B();
        void C();
        }

        after sorting would become:

        class Example {
        void B();
        void C();
        void D();
        }

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • write uncommitable code

          Sometimes I write code which I do not want to check in. It would be great if I could mark this code (and get an alert on check-in) as I write it. Now I have to check every commit for such things and the chance I miss something is there.

          Best would be to get an error if you want to check in files with 'debug' modifications.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual Studio 2015 Community: Visual designer for Excel Add-In App Manifests

            Please return the Visual Designer, which used to be available in earlier versions of Visual Studio, for working with the app manifest files of Office Add-In projects.

            Using a Visual Designer can make working with complex XML files much easier, particularly when you're new to the latest methods for building Office Add-Ins, or coming back to such a project after some time away working on other project types.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Use Display as True Window for Windows OS

              Using a webcam, have Windows screen saver be an active video feed via camera of outside world (ie. your front yard) so that you would actually have Windows OS be a 'window' anywhere you have your monitor (in my case a 55" LED tv)......which just happens to be the size of a window. The video feed would be active at all times but default to sign in screen with the press of a keyboard input or mouse click to be able to use the computer's other functions.
              This function could be made to allow others to access your video feed…

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • C++ should support constructors / destructors in thread_local Storage (Error c2483)

                // C2483.cpp
                // compile with: /c
                __declspec(thread) struct A {
                A(){}
                ~A(){}
                } aa; // C2483 error

                __declspec(thread) struct B {} b; // OK

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Array of controls like in VB6

                  You know, I really don't get why this idea was ignored in the creation of .NET. It was really useful when you were creating projects with a lot of images.

                  Currently, there are several limitations, for example: I was never able to migrate an old software from VB6 to .NET due to this specific reason, it was insane do it in code, in that project I had more than 400 small images for an odontogram and just start to code, maybe I'll spend months instead of days. Just to do that in the newest versions of VS, you need to…

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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Publish header files and documentation for __unDName and __unDNameEx

                    I would like to propose that the __unDName and __unDNameEx functions in the vc runtime library have their header files added to Visual C++ (documentation in MSDN would be useful but not essential).

                    Right now the only options for de-mangling a Visual C/C++ created mangled name are to:
                    1.Call UnDecorateSymbolName in dbghelp.dll. (Even with the latest dbghelp.dll, there are many names that this function doesn't handle so this isn't necessarily an option for eveyone)
                    2.Spawn undname.exe and parse its output (can't redistribute undname.exe plus its not ideal to have to spawn a program just to undecorate a symbol so this…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Extend CodeLens with information about the creator/owner

                      I often need information about the responsible developer in unfamiliar/other code.
                      With an extension (new tab) you could instant see the developer.

                      For example:

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add version control to Test Manager

                        We need version control for test cases for the same reasons we need it for sources code:
                        •to have a controlled check in/check out system to prevent multiple users from editing the test case at the same time
                        •to be able to revert to previous version(s) of a test case when incorrect modifications have been made

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                        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/8b2852da-0fa6-4d77-8eeb-2ca45fed0491/how-can-i-get-my-mtm-test-cases-in-tfs-source-control?forum=vsmantest

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                          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support Code Coverage for Universal Apps (Windows 10 App)

                          Unit testing experience for Win 10 universal apps is very bad. I was not able to use NUnit 3.x and even when I use MSTest, Code Coverage tool in VS 2015 Enterprise (Update1 / Update2) produces no results.

                          Please support code coverage analysis.

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                          • Please add timesheets. It would be nice to see how many hours a user has per day. Helps with team atmospheres

                            More for Project Management. there should be an easier way to submit hours on a daily basis for a task, item , etc

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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add "Accept Merge" button to "Resolve Conflicts" UI in Team Controller bar

                              While using VisualStudio's UI to resolve a merge conflict in a VSTS Git repository, I click the "Merge" button to see the merge conflict. After resolving the conflict(s) I click the "Merge" button again, thinking that this will result in the acceptance of the merge conflict resolution. After a couple minutes of "Why isn't this working???" I finally realize that clicking "Merge" only opens up a fresh tab for resolving the merge conflict and that I need to click the "Accept Merge" button in the tab itself. That's not intuitive to me. It took me a while to even see…

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Do not make the "no" button in the "save changes in the following items" when "closing all documents" close files with changes

                                When I click "Close all documents" while some documents have unsaved changes and I click "No" button in the "save changes in the following items" window. I expect the IDE to only close documents that are unchanged.

                                I sometimes lose a lot of work because I want to close all unrelated documents when i want to review things that I changed before saving.

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

                                  It would be very nice if the IDE can detect all types of exceptions that can be thrown by a function. Sometimes, when dev write functions they forget to mention that their function could throw certain exceptions, and there is no way to verify that. It would be very nice to have the IDE telling me all the exceptions possible from a function.

                                  Similar to Java, but Java has it in the syntax of the function.

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                                  • Option in MVC: Go to view, when none exists the question "add view"

                                    When you're in a controller and select "go to view", and there is none, instead of a popup "unable to find a matching view", ask the question " create view instead"? which directs you to the dialog of adding a view.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • pending changes include exclude remember

                                      In the Pending Changes dialog it would be nice to:
                                      1. easier way to expand or collapse both include and exclude section
                                      2. do not refresh when moving items from exclude/include on the folders that are collapse

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                                      • VSTS Allow Deployments to sovereign Azure Clouds

                                        When adding an Azure endpoint to VSTS you cannot enter the ServiceManagementUrl. You need to set this value if you are going to do an automated build to one of our sovereign Azure clouds (US Gov, China, and soon Germany). for example the commercial endpoint is https://management.core.windows.net, and the US Gov endpoint is https://management.core.usgovcloudapi.net.

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                                        • Rename the Changes tree node in the Git Changes pane to Unstaged Changes

                                          The Changes node of the Git Changes pane is a bit ambiguous now with Staging. When i have staged changing, I end up with a Staged Changes node and a Changes node. It'd be clearer that the Changes node were unstaged changes (and more consistent with the UI and git) if it were renamed Unstaged Changes.

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