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  1. 3 votes
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      1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow some file types (e.g code maps) to remain unsaved on check-in if they are not part the solution

      When debugging, you might create a code map, or inspect a block of xml or json in a new window or create other temporary files that relate to debugging and are not part of a solution. YOu may choose to create an architecture diagram or other throw some notes in a new window too.

      You should be able to check-in a changeset or submit a code review without having to save these files. In fact, you should be able to check in with unsaved changes in any window where that window doesn't represent a file that is in the current…

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • option to disable quick action squiggles

        In VS2015 you introduced the quick action light bulb. I think its a cool piece of tech, and I get why many people like it. However its a bit to intrusive for me, the light bulb was ok, but the green quick action squiggle errors are starting to become a bit annoying.

        For example, when I create classes I prefer writing up the class first in the header file, writing the functions, variables etc I know I will be needing. The second I finish writing the constructor prototype the squiggles and the light bulb flare up, "Function definition not found,…

        462 votes
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          38 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • sort function for "build in use" in MTM when "Run Options" window appears.

          sort function for "build in use" in MTM when "Run Options" window appears.
          When you run test and Pop up "Run Options" appear" the dropdown list will contain biulds sorted by date. This would be much nicer to sort them alpabetically.

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • const methods and const parameters

            Would pretty much work like it does in C++. Immutability is a very big deal. Using readonly wrappers is such an ugly hack, much unlike the elegancy we've come to expect from C#. Also, no hack in C# can recreate a C++ const member function. C# is supposed to be (C++)++, but it can't lack fundamental features like const functions and parameters.

            9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Link Build errors to Stack Overflow solutions

              When a build error occurs, it would be great if VS used deep learning to determine if that specific error has a solution on Stack Overflow. When I click on the error, it could provide the possible fix.

              This would greatly improve my workflow and allow known fixes to be found easier.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show Exceptions in IntelliSense

                Exceptions are not visible anymore in the Visual Studio 2015 IntelliSense list members dialog.

                Please bring this back.

                Visual Studio 2015:
                https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b(v=vs.140).aspx

                Visual Studio 2013:
                https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b%28v=vs.120%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

                373 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve visual c++ SSE2 intrinsic code generation. VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16()

                  VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16() apis.

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Their is no option to inactive ResolutionType and FailureType in MTM.

                    Like we have environment active/inactive similarly we need to have flag for FailureType and Resolution Type. The drop down should contain the values only active ones. This will help the user not to worry about the values which are associated to the test results during deletion. In my project we have millions of test results where it is impossible to deassociate the existing value.

                    Please refer to this thread.
                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e283c190-3c75-4bbf-ab97-1b9aad40882a/sort-and-inactive-failure-and-resolution-type?forum=vsmantest

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Search within a namespace in the "Object Browser"

                      I rarely use the Object Browser, its slow and doesn't work well for me.

                      Normally, I just want to see what types are around in my own codebase, i.e. my solution and all references to *my* libraries.

                      In short, I want to only look in types within MyCompany.* namespace.

                      In general, the whole tool needs a reboot for 2017.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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 →
                        • 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:

                          9 votes
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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

                            thread link:
                            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

                            11 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio 2015 Community is very slow on starting

                              on right-clicking on a text file to load it with Visual Studio 2015 it takes a Long time, although nothing else than the text Editor is required to process that file. there should be some optional start-up Switches, which avoid azure/Cloud/etc... loading when not explicitely needed.
                              the fast-Launch Option is already checked, but ist slow anyway

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                21 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  13 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Test Controller for VS 2015 for running of automated test cases from MTM in lab environment

                                    Test controller for VS 2015 for running of automated test cases from MTM in lab environment.

                                    Test Controller 2013.5 exist but it is needed for 2015 as well.

                                    32 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Developer Toolkit for Dynamics CRM

                                      We need support for the Developer Toolkit for Dynamics CRM, the last one is supported on VS2012 which is already old, this is a very useful tool when developing for Dynamics CRM

                                      9 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

                                        Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

                                        4 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a way to Get the Progress percentage of Extracting a zip file in System.IO.Compression.

                                          Currently I cant Update a Progressbar with percentage (unlike with downloading) when Extracting a zip file. I would like to make this possible below.
                                          ```cs
                                          ZipArchive zar = ZipFile.OpenRead(Application.StartupPath + "\\ILSpy_Update.zip");
                                          /*
                                          Not Sure how I can get it to fill the Progress bar. I think I would need some help here on this part.
                                          */
                                          zar.ExtractToDirectory(Application.StartupPath + "\\Update\\");
                                          zar.Dispose()```

                                          3 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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