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  1. VB.Net should be fully supported in ASP.Net VNext , MVC 6

    Yes I do web development and Yes I am a VB !

    So I was horified to read this on the VNext Page on Gitthub "We have no VB support in the work for vNext."

    I Sure urge you to to start some planning about the support of VB.Net in ASP.Net VNext ,,, as Yes I currenty use MVC 5.2.3 in my production sites and hope to be at least able to upgrade to newer versions in the future , in my favorite coding language wich is VB.Net .

    I want support for VB.Net in all new webtech just as…

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      27 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        20 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Rename Visual Basic to B# and Support B# With Absolute Parity

        Dotnet 2015 made it clear: VB.NET developers need to switch to C# or be left behind. Very sad.

        VB syntax is friendlier, easier to read and code and maintain. Yet Microsoft is killing off this superior language bowing to pressure from myopic C# developers and Mono.

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          20 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            5 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow #region blocks to be indented much like they are in C#

            In C# you can indent a #region block so that the region flows with the layout of your code. Unless I am missing something, this is not the case in VB.

            Example (C#):
            public class MyClass
            {

            +[VARIABLES]

            +[PROPERTIES]

            +[METHODS]
            }

            Example (VB):
            Public Class MyClass

            +[VARIABLES]

            +[PROPERTIES]

            +[METHODS]

            EndClass

            100 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hey Greg,

              Thanks for the great suggestion. I agree that it would be nice to see these indented properly. I honestly couldn’t tell you the reason for this design choice but it applies to all preprocessing directives. Having said that, our team owns both the VB and C# code editor experiences and as we’re rebuilding them as part of Project “Roslyn” we’re trying to be on the look out for opportunities to make the experiences more consistent where it makes sense – this looks to me like one of those cases. The “Roslyn” based editing experience is not planned to be in the next release of Visual Studio but it’s certainly not to early to look at improving this. I’ll follow up with the right folks to see if I can make this happen :)

              Regards,

              -Anthony D. Green, Program Manager, Visual Basic & C# Languages Team

            • Bring back a possibility to work on one single procedure on screen

              On QuickBasic and the first VB-Versions there has been the possibility to concentrate on a single procedure. You had to choose the sub, and on the screen there was nothing else but this sub. This has been a very proper way to work with procedures.

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                7 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I wish the Possibility to create a Report will be as comfortable and easy as it was in VB6.

                I wish the Possibility to create a Report will be as comfortable and easy as it was in VB6.

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                  8 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Using TypeOf operator in the Select Case statement

                  Select TypeOf myobj
                  ....Case SByte, Short, Integer, Long

                  End Select

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                    11 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hey everyone,

                    If you hadn’t heard already last week at BUILD we announced the PUBLIC release of a Preview of the next version of the Visual Basic language and code editing experience powered by “Roslyn”. You can download this preview and install it on top of Visual Studio 2013 today!

                    I’m excited to let you know that included in this is a preview of a new language feature we’re considering that let’s you Select Case on the type of an object like this:

                    Select Case obj
                    Case b As Button

                    Case t As TextBox

                    End Case

                    You can read about it more here: http://www.codeplex.com/Download?ProjectName=roslyn&DownloadId=824695

                    Download the End User Preview @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/vstudio/roslyn

                    I encourage you all to download it, try it out, and send us your feedback.

                    Regards,

                    Anthony D. Green, Program Manager, Visual Basic & C# Languages Team

                  • Translator (C# <--->VB.NET)

                    Visual Studio is now very powerful. However, if there is a service which can translate from C# into VB and vice versa, that will be marvellous.

                    63 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Double-click on a control ---> sub-procedure placed in alphabetical order (instead of at the end).

                      When I double-click on a control I want the sub-procedure (like "Private Sub Button2_Click...") to be placed in alphabetical order in the code module - instantly and automatic - like in VB6. (I cannot understand why this very basic function still is not available in the newest VB-version - at least as an option.) In large projects this is essential.

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                        6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Mixed-access auto implemented properties like in C#

                        There should be a way to translate this to VB (one liner! }:)

                        public int MyProperty { private get; protected set; }

                        50 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow implicit interface implementation like in C#

                          This is very VERY essential to EF developers who have the implementend properties as part of the generated entity and can't address them to the interface.
                          I've also posted a connection to MS Connect: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/454529

                          41 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow to remove all Unused imports from VB.Net Project?

                            I wanna remove all unused Imports from all VB classes of all projects. I don't want to click "Remove and Sort Imports" for each class one by one. Please include the same. I hope this would be included in the next version of Visual Studio.

                            Thanks,
                            Vihang

                            39 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Using Like operator in the Select Case statement

                              Select Case sProductName
                              ....Case Is Like "* tea *", Is Like "* coffee *"

                              ....Case Like "* beer *", Like "* wine *" ' the Is keyword could be optional


                              End Select

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                                8 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hey Robert,

                                Great suggestion. As you’ve noted in all of your suggestions there’s a lot more potential with the Select Case statement that we don’t yet support. Reference equality comparisons (Is/IsNot) and the Like operator are great examples as is type-checking. We’re actively thinking about improving the Select Case statement for these scenarios.

                                Your suggestion is actually the most likely syntax we would use if we were to implement this feature and it seems more like a bug that it doesn’t just work. That said is the Like operator still useful to you compared to say RegEx – which is more powerful?

                                -Anthony D. Green, Program Manager, Visual Basic & C# Languages Team

                              • New syntax to map interface members to the base class

                                Explicit interface implementation in VB makes the code much better readable and maintainable than C# code with its implicit (i.e. hidden/secret) interface implementation.
                                It is one of the main advantages of VB over C#.

                                However there is one drawback: If a class implements an interface, all interface members have to be implemented directly in that class.
                                There is no way in VB to map an interface member to a member of the implementing classe's base class.

                                In C# this works implicitly without any extra code. In VB, of course, we want to maintain an explicit way to achieve it.
                                A…

                                30 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow multiple languages (C#,VB,F#) in the same project

                                  Now with Roslyn this could be possible.

                                  It's very annoying that you have to convert C# to VB just to include a class/function/snippet in your VB project, and viceversa.
                                  If all code compiles to MSIL, then why we cannot use different NET languages in the same project.

                                  Another example is a function in F#, you may want to use some functions that will simplify/improve your project (C#/VB) and it's better to do it in a functional language, but you don't want to code all your project in F#, nor want to create a separate project in F# with its DLL…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Combine "Using" with "With"

                                    Combine "Using" with "With", so that you could write for example:

                                    Using System.IO.File.CreateText("log.txt")
                                    .WriteLine("This is line one.")
                                    .WriteLine("This is line two.")
                                    End Using

                                    instead of

                                    Using writer As System.IO.TextWriter = System.IO.File.CreateText("log.txt")
                                    writer.WriteLine("This is line one.")
                                    writer.WriteLine("This is line two.")
                                    End Using

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                                      8 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi,

                                      I’ve seen this request a few times before and while I’m not unsympathetic there are a few problems. The first is we haven’t been able to come up with a good syntax for it – one that is sufficiently descriptive while being concise and aesthetically pleasing but that still reads well.

                                      “Using With x” doesn’t make sense as a natural sentence which goes against the grain of the language.

                                      Another is how such a feature fits stylistically/philosophically in the language. Like why are Using and With specially, what about Sync Lock? What if I want to Lock on a disposable resource and have it be the implicit receiver of member access? Using With SyncLock, SyncLock With Using? Can I mix any two? Like, is there a notion or pattern in the language of combining blocks this way? We’d want to think through that one too for a bit.

                                      One…

                                    • Allow multiple variable names with single type specifier in functin call

                                      Current:
                                      Public Function DoSomething(x As Integer, y As Integer, w As Integer, h As Integer, Value As Integer, Name As String, Count As Integer) As Boolean

                                      Propsed:
                                      Public Function DoSomething(x, y, w, h, Value As Integer, Name As String, Count As Integer) As Boolean

                                      All variables x, y, w, h, Value would be of type Integer, like in Dim statement.

                                      25 votes
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                                        under review  ·  24 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Duck typing of interfaces

                                        One of the features that was dropped from VB9 was dynamic interfaces:
                                        http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/4/5841bc1a-e864-4423-bb75-d4f3c18c0af5/visual%20basic%209.0%20overview.doc

                                        Any chance of bringing this back? I know it can be done at runtime:
                                        http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/16074/DuckTyping-Runtime-Dynamic-Interface-Implementatio

                                        But that looses the compile time type checking, which is the great advantage of dynamic interfaces -- it gives you the best of both worlds, you can define a set of behavior for an existing class without having to have control over that class, based upon it's public interface, with no chance of it failing because of a missing property or method (if the class doesn't meet the requirements for the interface,…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Uppercase/lowercase-change on a Dim command ---> instantly show on all places

                                          When I change between uppercase and lowercase on a variable name in a Dim command - I want this change to instantly show on all places where I have used this variable. (example: I change Dim strLastname as String to Dim strLastName as String --- and I want it to change instantly on all places.) This is very good in VB6 - helps visibility.

                                          21 votes
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