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  1. Please fix the test output window

    Currently, the output of the unit test is limited in ways which often disrupt the developer's "flow":

    1. The log is truncated.
    2. Cannot select and copy to clipboard only a portion of the text.
    3. The font is proportional.

    Regarding the first point: I have extensive logging in many of my tests, and "interesting" part of the log often ends-up being below the !!! LOG TRUNCATED !!! cut-off. I understand there may be performance reasons for not displaying the entire log, but at least make it an opt-in feature for those of us who would otherwise be forced to…

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      1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Better user interface for managing property sheets

      Adding property sheets to a project is currently rather annoying:

      1) The "Add Existing Property Sheet" dialog does not remember the last directory. If I need to add five sheets that are not in $(ProjectDir), I'll need to open that dialog five times and navigate every time to the correct directory.

      2) The dialog doesn't support multiple selection, which would at least mitigate the above. I swear it used to, maybe in a pre-release version?

      3) While the "Solution Explorer" supports drag & drop to add existing files, the "Property Manager" doesn't. Trying to drag a sheet from the windows…

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable turning off Roslyn Code Fixes

        I would like to speed up Visual Studio 2015 by disabling the analysis of my sourcecode by Roslyn (code analysis, code fixes, analyzers, etc) when I am working in C# projects. In previous releases of Visual Studio there were two options in the Tools menu >> Options >> Text Editor >> C# >> Advanced:

        - Underline errors in the editor
        - Show live semantic errors

        I am a user of ReSharper, so I do not need this functionality. The reason I think Roslyn is causing the slow-down is that when I use the same version of ReSharper in VS2013, I…

        43 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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,…

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            40 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve/Reboot Visual Studio Project System

            Visual Studio Projects have been around for over a decade, and their projects are starting to show this fact. There are 3 primary issues with Visual Studio Projects that should be attended to in a (very-near) future release:

            1) The .sln format. 2001 called and wants its arcane, VB.NET-esque format back -- and we should gladly oblige, PRONTO!!!
            2) MSBuild XML format. The format is very difficult to work with, primarily because there is no tooling support for it. Additionally, the syntax is also arbitrary and suffers from XDom-to-POCO-mapping which is a terrible way to design any system around XML…

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              24 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make go-to-definition and find-references work between F# and C# projects

              In a solution containing a mixture of C# and F# projects, go-to-definition does not work when your starting point is, say, C# and the target function/value/type definition is in F#. (And vice versa.) The same is true for find-all-references.

              This is a major inconvenience when working on this kind of mixed codebase. It would be great if it could work in both directions but even go-to-definition would be a great start.

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                4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 crashed due to Typo's in registry

                Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 crashed due to Typo's in registry

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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create your own Ada support capable of surpassing the GPL-only .NET

                  Dear Microsoft, Create your own Ada support for .NET, capable of surpassing the GPL-only "A#" aka Ada for .NET.

                  Two facts are evidence that the worlds programming conventions, as great as they have become, are growing stagnant. (1.) Languages derived or fashioned after C are familiar, but mostly designed to do what C cannot. C# is an example of great accomplishment in C-fashion programming. Still, always creating something new, and then upgrading it is an unstable way further development. The problem lies in C being too primitive and too vague. (2.) Microsoft's .NET is possibly the greatest cross-platform accomplishment since…

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                    5 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Expand code snippet with more reserved variables like current user, current date time, current file name etc.

                    Expand code snippet with more reserved variables like current user, current date time, current file name etc. or allow calling .net framework assemblies functions from snippet.

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                      1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatic refresh for query based suites when clicking on suite

                      When we have a query based suite, upon clicking on the query based suite to view the tests, it would be nice if the query was automatically ran upon the click to give the user a refreshed set of tests that match the query. This eliminate the need for the user to hit a refresh button and give them the most up to date list of tests cases.

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                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to copy TFS dashboards

                        In my organization we have many team project which use a similar base dashboard in project homepage

                        The idea is to save a dashboard once and apply it to new or existing projects

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Save the selected .runsettings/.testsettings file so I don't have to reselect when restarting VS.

                          It is a waste of time having to reselect the .testsettings file each time I restart Visual Studio. This should be persisted with the .suo file or location saved with the solution.

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                            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VS2015-GIT SupporError encountered while fetching: Unsupported URL protocol

                            I am using Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 with latest July 2016 patches. Every time when I try to Sync/Pull/Push a remote GIT bitbucket repository, it shows "Error encountered while fetching: Unsupported URL protocol" message. Outside of VS2015, everything works fine.

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Option to automatically assign object ID in ASP.NET from Visual Studio

                              When writing automated script for UI testing I rely on identifying the object by the object id. However, often times developers may overlook assigning an object ID since they're not coding to test.

                              It would be great if VS would have a flag that can be set by developers such that it will automatically assign all objects a unique ID. Developers of course can still modify and change the object ID if there's a specific ID they want to use in their code. However, by having this feature, it will be less work for developers, but still keep QA happy…

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Right click a text we paste to transform it into a string

                                We often paste text in the editor like an XML and we need to transform it into a string. That would be very handy to right click this text and have an option like TRANSFORM INTO STRING which will make it like

                                Pasted text :
                                Line 1
                                Line 2

                                Result :
                                var content = "Line 1 " +
                                "Line 2 ";

                                Maybe asking before the transformation if we want to add line break which would result in this :

                                var content = "Line 1 " + Environment.NewLine +
                                "Line 2 ";

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • More Workloads

                                  Please add a workflows based on a particular platform to enable tools and library developers to target various platforms

                                  like Windows (.NET, Native, etc..) Linux (.NET, NATIVE, etc...)
                                  also .NET(Cross Platform say multi-targeting) Python(2.x, 3.x)

                                  What I'm saying is basically Language(Frameworks, Platforms), Framework(Languages, Platforms), Platforms(Frameworks, Languages)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Git pull request review states should have a state "In progress"

                                    Git pull request review states should have a state "In progress" so that author knows that he has to wait before completing it. Similar thing existed in TFVC review process where in reviewer use to accept or decline a review.

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                                    • Implement a Construct 2 lightweight Workload for the new Visual Studio installer

                                      As an artist and developer, thanks for the work you’re making on trimming the Visual Studio install.
                                      Currently I’m using Construct 2 to build small applications/games, and I have a workstation with very limited resources. Having a full 6+ GB install besides the installed services (like MS SQL, which I don’t need at all) was a big hindrance on my system.

                                      Preview 3 didn’t work at all to test the Construct 2 solution, but Preview 4 worked!
                                      I spent a whole day installing and reinstalling the “workloads” on Hyper-V (I also learned how to use it yesterday) and was able…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support Clang-specific syntax in editor

                                        Currently, the C++ parser used in Visual Studio is designed to parse, and only parse, the dialect of C++ used by MSVC. When I configure Visual Studio to build using Clang/C2, Clang-specific C++ constructs (such as __inline__, block syntax, or even __attribute__) cause no end of editor-reported "syntax errors". The code does compile correctly in all cases.

                                        I can work around this deficiency by using "#ifdef __INTELLISENSE__" to guard code that should only be parsed by the editor's IntelliSense engine, and not by the compiler. I include in this block macros that "define away" the incompatible constructs. However, this is…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Paste JSON and make it C# dynamic

                                          It would be cool if you could paste JSON and get a dynamic class or code fragment as a result in @code or @VisualStudio
                                          I was porting a Node,js app to .net core.
                                          In that process, I was doing a lot of copy-paste, replace, ':' with '=' and sticking "new {" instead of "{".
                                          So, it would be great if this is automated.

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