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  1. Copy item for objects using JSON.stringify

    This feature would change the copy logic of the console so that copy on object will first serialize the object using JSON.stringify rather than attempting to serialize the visual representation of the object.

    Proposed Design
    - "Copy Item" context item will use the JSON.stringify serialized
    - If an error occurs then the current copy logic will be used

    1 vote
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      0 comments  ·  Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Locals in Async callstacks

      This feature would add the ability to view locals when changing the debugger context to an async frame.

      Proposed Design
      - The content would be read only (more like a snapshot)
      - The content would only include to items on the stack for that frame (not all globals)

      17 votes
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      • Select, copy & paste multiple CSS rules and properties

        This feature would enable the selection of multiple rules and or properties in the styles view of the DOM Explorer. A set of actions (copy. enable, disable, delete, etc.) could then be applied to all of the selected items at once.

        Proposed Design
        - Enable shift (first and last) and ctrl (individual item) multi selection in the styles views
        - In multi select mode only the following commands would be enabled: copy. enable, disable, and delete

        12 votes
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        • Object mutation breakpoints

          This feature would add the ability to set a breakpoint that will break at a JavaScript statement that is mutating an object. The mutation can be either setting the value of the object or changing the value of a property of the object.

          Proposed Design
          - Context menu "break on mutation"
          - Managed through the breakpoint window
          - Will not be persisted across navigations (no persisted identity)

          14 votes
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          • Import traffic data from HAR

            This feature enables the network tool to import previously exported content.

            Proposed Design
            -Provide an "import traffic toolbar" button
            -The feature allows users to import previously exported content from VS or F12

            3 votes
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            • Cancel find operations in the DOM Explorer

              This feature would add an 'x' button the search box in the debugger and DOM Explorer that would cancel a find operation once started.

              Proposed Design
              - After committing a search and locking the text box a red 'x' is added in the far right of the control (in place of the clear button) that once pressed will cancel the find operation and return the text box to the edit state (placing focus at the end of the text)
              - Is in tab order after the (now) read only text box
              - Will not clear the text box
              - Will…

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              • Reset all preserved settings

                This feature would expose UI to clear all persisted F12 state

                Proposed Design
                - Delete all values under the F12 registry key
                - Delete all files under the AppData folders and replace with defaults as needed

                7 votes
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                • Persist active document in debugger

                  This feature would persist which document was last open in the debugger.

                  Proposed Design
                  - The URL of the last open document will be persisted and if F12 is opened on a page containing that document the document will be made the active tab in the debugger
                  - If the document hasn't been loaded by the page then the default (root) document should be shown

                  3 votes
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                  • console.dir support in web workers

                    This feature would change console.dir from a web worker to log an inspectable object rather than a string (Which it does today).

                    Proposed Design
                    - Use the current UI for console.dir
                    - Expression valuation (inc. expansion) would have to happen from the (correct) worker context
                    - Same limitations as console.dir from the page

                    4 votes
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                    • Debugger file picker folder views

                      This feature would add a toggle to the file picker that would switch the view from the current hierarchy based view to a folder.

                      Proposed Design
                      - Files are grouped by domain and then path

                      11 votes
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                      • Call stacks for messages

                        This feature would add a (expandable) view of the call stack associated with a console message (where applicable e.g. console.log) with each frame being a hyperlink to the relevant source location.

                        Proposed Design
                        - Expando after the current source location string (Default collapsed)
                        - When expanded each frame would be shown as a new line (in order) underneath the source location (which is the top frame)

                        47 votes
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                        • Keyboard shortcut help menu item

                          This feature would inform users of all available keyboard shortcuts.

                          Proposed Design
                          - Add a menu entry to the potential f12 general settings menu
                          - Add a tab with information about all available keyboard shortcuts

                          10 votes
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                          • In page element adorners

                            This feature would change the element selection highlighting to draw in the top left corner of the element a label with the; selector, width and height of the element.

                            Proposed Design
                            - Only applicable to elements that are on the page (e.g. not <script>)
                            - Highlight element mode would draw text to the effect of "<selector> <width> x <height>)
                            - Selector is the common selector format the DOM Explorer uses today (e.g. the auto generated selector when adding a new CSS rule)
                            - Width and height should be in px from the computed value
                            - Text must have contrasting background …

                            3 votes
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                            • Hover states context menu

                              This feature would add a new context menu item to set an element in the DOM Explorer so that :hover rules are applied.

                              Proposed Design
                              - A new checkbox context menu item on the DOM Tree ("Force :&hover state") for enabling hover (the most common pseudo state)
                              - State should match the pseudo checkbox state

                              9 votes
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                              • Source links for console.trace

                                This feature would make the source locations in console.trace hyperlinks that navigate the debugger.

                                Proposed Design
                                - Source locations in console.trace appear as hyperlinks that navigate the debugger to the source location

                                7 votes
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                                • Paint on step

                                  This feature would add change IE so that stepping while broken in the debugger will also update the rendered page. This enables developers to view the visual impact of their code as they step through it.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Quick show and hide elements

                                    This feature would add a command to toggle the selected element between display:none and it's default display setting.

                                    Proposed Design
                                    - Toggle via a context menu "Hide/Show element" and a keyboard shortcut ('H') the visibility of an item
                                    - This would set the display:none via the style attribute
                                    - If there is already a style attribute with display:none, it should be remembered and restored when toggled

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Debugger invert watches and bps to insert at top

                                      This feature would change the watches and breakpoints window to add new items at the time of the window rather than the bottom.

                                      Proposed Design
                                      - 'Add watch' is at the top of the list
                                      - Watches are after the 'add watch' input box
                                      - Locals and exception objects at the bottom of the watches window
                                      - Breakpoints are added at the top
                                      - The persisted (to disk) order is also inverted so that the order is persisted across sessions

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Edit and Continue

                                        This feature would add the ability to edit JavaScript code when stopped in the debugger then to continue (or step) and execute the modified code.

                                        Proposed Design
                                        - Will have a number of limitations (e.g. not applicable to eval code)
                                        - Will not modify the state of the DOM/Objects/Closures etc.

                                        174 votes
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                                          We’ve started work on edit and continue in the F12 debugger. It’s going to take us a while as it’s a complex feature with many moving parts. The first part we’ll tackle is applying changes when you’re not at a breakpoint. So you could do something such as editing an event listener then trigger the event again. No dates for when, or if, we’ll be able to deliver it.

                                        • File picker search box history

                                          This feature would add auto complete history to the file picker in the debugger.

                                          Proposed Design
                                          - Using same auto complete popup as console and DOM Explorer
                                          - History remembered across sessions
                                          - History item added on commit (enter etc.)
                                          - History item can be deleted with del from auto complete box

                                          6 votes
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