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  1. Support services behind CloudFlare in Cloud Based Load Testing

    When running Cloud Based Load Testing against a service behind CloudFlare's DDoS protection layer, all request fail on "Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel". This makes it impossible to load test services that use this protection layer.

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      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Opera 12X with VPN Services

      Base: Opera 12.16
      Opera 12X with VPN Services

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        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • allow user notating the disassembly while debugging, without modifying the code file

        It would be very useful for the user to be able to notate the disassembly, while debugging. This would not be an actual change to the code file, but an overlay for the user's reference. Allowing this kind of notation would make it easier to relate what the code is doing, without having to try to remember it all, or having to open a separate application to copy/paste the disassembly, and then notate it there as we step through.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix outdated download links

          In the webpage
          https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/older-downloads/
          and section "Redistributables and Build Tools", the downloaded "Visual Studio 2010 VC++ Redistributable" files are older than those from the webpage:
          https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Have the 'Add New Item' show image types.

            For UWP projects the resource file (resw) seems only to support strings so there is not an immediately obvious way to add images to the project. In lieu of this one could have supported image types listed in the "Add New Item' that is listed by right clicking on a folder in the solution explorer - the item should by default be added to the project so that one does not need to go through the additional step of "Add Existing Item' to the project.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add more color custimization

              Add more color customization so you can customize the look of the entire editor to your liking

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              • Set default printer setting to "Selection" when there is a selection.

                Too often I have sent many thousands of lines of code to a printer inadvertently. I never want more than the selected subroutine or function. The print function knows there is not a selection, so it isn't a far leap of imagination that when there is a selection, it is the Page Range selected.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How to use VS on secure networks

                  I hope this question doesn't come across as too naïve: It is rather important.

                  We have some developers using Visual Studio in a secure environment. To the extent that these networks are never directly connected to the Internet.

                  But Visual Studio pathalogically attempts to authenticate certificates belonging to various software libraries and components required to develop Windows Presentation Forms (WPF) applications.

                  I believe this is a security measure to detect illicit malware for instance, posing as authentic Microsoft content.

                  Every time the developers make modifications to the software, Visual Studio attempts to re-certify application content causing a tremendous timeout, bringing…

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                  • I want to go through my application in debug mode and click through/interact with the GUI so my user defined methods are called and generate

                    I want to go through my application in debug mode and click through/interact with the GUI so my user defined methods are called and generate a stack trace. At some point I want to pause the debugging and look into the whole stacktrace up to this point, that is the frames that were generated by my methods.

                    This functionality would be useful in situations where I need to reverse engineer wanting to know how I got to a point without having to set a breakpoint because I might not necessarily know WHERE to set the breakpoint.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back Windows Easy Transfer

                      I am not a tech person. I am a nurse. All I want to do is transfer data on my old computer to my new computer. You don't tell anyone anywhere that you have taken away Windows Easy Transfer, which allowed you to move your data easily. Now you have made it again a HUGE pain **********, probably all in the vein of making money!
                      So now I either have to pay, buy a cable or manually move tons of files. After I have spent tons of time wait for Windows 10 to update.

                      Making this user friendly is what…

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • MSDN API doc page load very slow - speed up or distribute for local installation

                        Page load time on MSDN is painfully slow for API docs. I look up docs 100 times per day. We need a solution.

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                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • bookmark labels

                          The ability to sprinkle a work label such as a backlog item number so I can easily navigate the areas I have been working for a particular backlog item or bug. This could be implemented by the ability to have labels on bookmarks.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Escapable User Interface or IEscapable

                            As a user, when using a tool or a process that runs a lengthy process, make the process inherit from some form of interface that makes it obvious it can be escaped, stopped, or delayed. I think that would make it possible for new UI to allow users to determine if something that they use or create is escapable.

                            Examples of things that are usually have an escape mechanism attached to it on the UI are popup windows. When you build a program and want the compiler to stop, hitting escape would be a good feature to attach to a…

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio Community 2017 Download Size

                              Hi Folks,

                              I want to download Visual Studio Community 2017 and the download size for node.js and C# development environment for mobile development is around 11GBs. Now I live in a village in India and I use my mobile phone data connection for internet. Daily data limit is 2GBs on my mobile connection and that is STOPPING me from downloading and installing Visual Studio. I worked for Microsoft and hence Visual Studio is my default choice but because of the download size I am forced to use Android Studio and java which is sub 1GB size. I AM ABSOLUTELY SURE…

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                              • BUG: In the SSDT tabular table designer, scrolling down should not alter the horizontal scroll position

                                When I click the vertical scroll bar either on the scroller or the bar to move down a page of results, the horizontal scroll position snaps to the start. This makes browsing the model in the designer annoying.

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                                • ASP.NET Designer errors

                                  Show ASP.NET ".designer.asp"x errors. Show the errors of the designer to the user so we know what is wrong and why the designer doesn`t generate the correct code.

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                                  • Bring back Complex variables in Visual Basic

                                    Older versions of Vb Express has complex variables.

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                                    • Horizontal code compare window

                                      It would be better if Diff window is divided horizontally, which helps to see the complete code statements.

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support multiple SSH hops for remote connections

                                        External access to resources like HPC clusters is often only available through multiple SSH hops. It would make my life a lot easier if VS supported this.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Syntax Highlighting - Ability to Configure the "unused" dimming feature

                                          In 2015 and later version a feature was added that detected "unused" code. Like a using statement that doesn't have any types referenced from it, or a class with a public method that is never called.
                                          These things maintain the same color syntax highlight as all the others, but their luminosity is dimmed slightly, as an added indicator that they are "unused".
                                          I would prefer this to be a configurable feature. The feature is awesome, but the dimming of the luminosity makes reading the code harder, especially when using the dark theme and/or custom color schemes.
                                          Instead allow for a…

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