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  1. New 3D IDE, icons, visuals, etc. like Visual Studio 2010 and Windows 7.

    Visual Studio 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, in my case Aero in Windows 7. Only Visual Studio 2012, 2015 and Microsoft Office 2012, 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, while all other applications adapt it consistently.

    The new IDE is really ugly. Has the Metro/Retro UI without effects, gradients, shadows, plain and ugly colors and icons; flat, ugly and boring UI design. Also the UI experience is a nightmare like in Windows 8.x and 10.

    Microsoft not learn about the critics in Visual Studio 2012 that are UGLY.

    Microsoft not learn the failure and the disaster of…

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Find in current namespace

      In Find Window (CTRL+F) we can choose from some options (current project, entire solution etc.). Sometimes I miss option "current namespace".

      19 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Be able to select Build in use for manual test using Web Access?

        As a manual Tester without Visual Studio installed, I would like to be able to select Build in use for my test when I use Web Access

        It is only possible using Microsoft Test Manager. But many tester performing manual test use Web Access and do not have MTM installed.

        26 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Outlook Rendering Preview

          Like many developers I have to create html email templates for direct marketing campaigns. testing this is very difficult do the the odd HTML rendering engines in most email clients (especially Outlook).

          It would be very helpful to have a live preview window that utilises the rendering engine of the popular email clients like Outlook. As this rendering engine is closed source and limited in the HTML tags available it is difficult to test the code and how it will look to the end user.

          37 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pass intent, rather than a list of tests, to test explorer adapters

            ( From https://github.com/nunit/nunit-vs-adapter/issues/125 )

            NUnit has the concept of "explicit tests". These are tests marked with an Explicit attribute which indicates that these tests should only be run when explicitly selected.

            When running tests using "Run All" in the VS Test Explorer, the test explorer tells the NUnit adapter to "run all tests". This means the adapter can choose to ignore tests which are marked explicit.

            However, when running tests by selected a project, or a class, the test explorer first creates a list of all the tests in that project or class and hands that list of tests to…

            13 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Team Explorer: Ability to add document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library

              Please add the following feature to Team Explorer: Team administrators should be able to add new document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library without activating sharepoint integration.

              Motivation: Many companies already have an existing sharepoint server farm. But for several reasons they do not like to install team foundation server extensions. On the other hand members of the software development team would like to add and read documents seamlessly from visual studio.

              16 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

                Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

                73 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Eliminate non-exceptional exceptions when debugging unit tests

                  Unit tests take a long time to start when debugging. Additionally, if Just My Code is turned off and all exceptions are set to Break on Throw, the debugger stops at several exceptions unrelated to the code being tested.

                  Eliminating exceptions that are thrown and caught in the course of normal, non-failing unit testing would help on both the speed and anti-noise fronts (throwing and catching exceptions is very expensive computationally and even worse if it distracts a developer). Since turning off Just My Code and breaking on all exceptions is often helpful to getting to the root of bugs…

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change Internet Explorer to latest Microsoft Edge version in WebControl tool...

                    Change Internet Explorer to latest Microsoft Edge version in WebControl tool... We really need an updated version for WebBrowser developers!

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add a cl.exe option for system headers like gcc's -isystem

                      msvc is the only reason we have to clutter our code with
                      #ifdef _MSC_VER
                      #pragma warning(push, 0)
                      #endif

                      blocks.

                      29 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Close all but these tabs

                        When you Ctrl + Click tabs to select more than one it would be good to have a 'Close all but these' option when you right click and not the 'Close all but this' which is currently there and closes the tab you right clicked on.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Virtual Class - allow virtual keyword to be applied to a class

                          Adding "virtual" keyword to the class would make all of the defined defined class members virtual. This approach would make decorating classes easier.

                          Example:

                          public class BaseClass {
                          public string BaseClassProperty { get; set; }
                          }

                          public virtual class DerivedClass : BaseClass {
                          public string DerivedClassProperty { get; set; }
                          }

                          will make DerivedClassProperty virtual but BaseClassProperty would remain intact.

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a File Explorer Tab

                            Recently I started using TFS in Git mode. And noticed that I frequently leave the VisualStudio IDE to browse to or work with the local files. And started to pollute the repository with .pssproj files to be able to see all the files in my local workspace via the 'Solution Explorer'.

                            It would be nice to be able to do all the work from VisualStudio's IDE.
                            Therefore I suggest to Add a 'File Explorer'-Tab to the IDE.

                            The 'Source Control Explorer'-Tab makes working with remote files from TFS easy. But there is no 'File Explorer'-Tab to easy work with local…

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10

                              Microsoft support the VB6 programming language on Windows 10.
                              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

                              This means that VB6 is supported until 2025. But Microsoft exclude the VB6 IDE from this support.

                              The VB6 IDE does install and run on Windows 10, so there is no reason it should not be supported.

                              Instructions for installing the VB6 programming IDE are here:
                              http://nuke.vbcorner.net/Articles/VB60/VisualStudio6Installer/tabid/93/language/en-US/Default.aspx
                              http://www.fortypoundhead.com/showcontent.asp?artid=23993

                              With Microsoft's' continued support of VB6 for at least another 10 years it should be fully supported by including the VB6 IDE.

                              402 votes
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                                26 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add support of project and collection level variables to Release Management for TFS on premises

                                Now both release management system and vNext builds have ability to store custom build variables and use them in release and build definitions. But user is not able to share this variables across the build/release definitions and projects.

                                So it will be very convinient to store some variables (such as connections, passwords, etc) at project collection level in order to reuse them in different release and build definitions.

                                16 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Mark data-driven tests run with "Run Functional Tests" task failed if one iteration fails

                                  Not sure if this might even be a bug:

                                  When using the vNext build task "Run Functional Tests" to run data-driven tests (test cases on TFS with multiple test parameters), only one successful iteration currently will mark the whole test as passed successfully.

                                  If one or more iterations failed while other iterations went successful, there is no hint at all in the task result summary or test result. Only if you open the attached TRX file from the test result, in Visual Studio you will see test failures.

                                  This makes the whole test result reporting useless.

                                  A data-driven test should…

                                  7 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • lambda function named parameters

                                    It would really nice if Func delegates could be called/used with named parameters, for example, if:

                                    public Func<int, int, int> Add = (num1, num2) => num1 + num2;

                                    -----
                                    could be used like thi:

                                    int sum = Add(num1: 50, num2: 60);

                                    -----------
                                    (where(num1 and num2 are the named parameters)

                                    32 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Extract Interface Refactoring that extract methods to existing Interface

                                      The Extract Interface Refactoring are always extract methods to a new interface file which sometimes we already have Interface file established. I think it'll be better if the Extract Interface Refactoring could extract new methods into current interface definition.

                                      73 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make changing command line simple

                                        Changing command line option needs me to open project properties and set command line using interaction with mouse.
                                        I deal with app which uses command line heavily.
                                        It would be great to have immediate/command window shortcut to change command/command line we want to use for debugging.

                                        7 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • C++ Makefile工程 希望增加对单个文件的编译

                                          在使用Makefile工程时,我们可以自定义build rebuild clear三个命令,但这三个命令都是对工程的构建操作
                                          希望在NMake属性页增加编译单个文件的命令行,这样,当在解决方案资源管理器中对项目源代码文件点右键选择[编译]时,就调用这个命令,目前这个[编译]按钮是灰色的,不可使用的.
                                          为了实现这个功能,还需要增加一个宏定义,表示当前选中的源代码文件

                                          3 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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