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  1. Add more detail error message in Git Tools when git operation has errors.

    Please add more detail message to git tools for debug, current we need to use command-line to get details (e.g. Remote Sign-in Conflict, we need to run "git pull" to get details now). More detail errors can help us to resolve git-related problem.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for more API levels in Android Emulator (e.g. JellyBean 4.1)

      Visual Studio Android Emulator is great, but it only supports Lollipop (5.0+).

      Lots of devices out there still use older versions of Android, e.g. 4.3.

      Please add more downloadable images to the emulator or allow to create them - like AVD does.

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        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add virtual extension methods (default interface implementations, default methods, traits) to C#

        C# has extension methods, which allow one to define a method that is syntactically invoked on an instance, but defined as a static method on another type. However, these methods lack one very important feature of normal methods: they cannot be overridden by specific implementations.

        Java 8 in contrast introduced an alternative concept, called virtual extension methods, which could be beneficial for C# as well. Virtual extension methods are defined as interface methods with default implementations:

        public interface IMyInterface
        {
        string Property { get; } // ordinary interface member

        default string Format()
        {
        return string.Format ("{0} ({1})", GetType().Name, Property);
        } …

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          4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • An option to disable collapse for comments

          Javascript functions are now collapsable / expandable but for those who place their comments outside the functions, we don't see it because it's collapsed with the functions.

          Would be clearer to have an option to disable this auto collapse of comments for multiple lines outside functions. This is certainly valid for C# as well

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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • VS Enhanced Scrollbar: Change color of search matches to differ from breakpoints (dark theme)

              Make search matches of some different color that doesn't interfere with other colors of enhanced scrollbar marks

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create solution/project report of all PerfTip readings

                It would be great if I could insert pairs of marks (PerfMarks ;), similar to how breakpoint pairs are used with PerfTips.

                Then it would be great to be able to create a report that shows the readings of all performance marks in the entire project or solution.

                This would be helpful to keep an eye on the overall performance of different parts of an app.

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                  0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • IConfiguration can read array in config.json

                  currently IConfiguration cannot read array in config.json, it will get a null.
                  A dynamic variable maybe a solution. for example:

                  var builder = new ConfigurationBuilder(".");
                  builder.AddJsonFile("config.json");
                  var config = builder.Build();

                  //"Arr": [423,false,"hello",null],
                  dynamic arr = config["arr"];

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • It would be great to have the option to set a DesignTime background color. Something like d:DesignTimeBackground="White"

                    It would be great to have the option to set a DesignTime background color. Something like d:DesignTimeBackground="White"

                    Normally user controls design is done with transparent background, but details can get lost or missed. It can be helpful to be able to set a background at design time, especially if the controls are complex, as it makes things stand out better - for example, if you have 1px lines that will be black or a dark color, you wouln't see them clearly on the designer's normal surface transparent color, which is also dark.

                    It would also be preferable to do design…

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                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Repair a single set or a single file when I want repair Visual Studio

                        It takes me a long time to repair all of the Production.
                        Just for a mistake.XAML design doesn't work.
                        It takes me a half of day.I feel very bored.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • foreach

                          List<int> list;
                          foreach(list to int i)
                          { }

                          Very often I do not know what is in the collection.
                          Therefore it is necessary to write var. And then replaced by the desired type.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add menu command to elevate permissions to run current instance of Visual Studio as Administrator

                            Like in some programs in the Sysinternals Suite (for example Autoruns), add menu command to elevate permissions of running instance to run with administrative privileges.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Brace-highlight is slow in VS2015

                              Brace highlighting in Visual Studio 2015 is very slow .. why is that ?

                              eg: placing the caret next to a brace or parenthesis will highlight the matching brace/paran .. in 2013 it's instantly - in 2015 its slow...

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                                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove/Delete dialog should show up when deleting files in Solution Explorer (VisualC)

                                When I select one or more files in the solution explorer and press the delete key, I usually get a dialog where I can choose to remove or delete the file.

                                The problem is that I only get this dialog if the file is aktually stored in the project folder or in a subfolder of the project folder. If the file is stored in another folder I don't get any dialog and the file reference is automatically removed from the solution.

                                The storage location of the file should not make a difference.

                                A more detailed description can be found here: …

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                                • Solution Explorer should support CTRL-C CTRL-V in VisualC++ projects

                                  It should be easy to add a new file in the solution explorer by just using CTRL-C / CTRL-V to create a copy of an existing file and then changing the new file accordingly.

                                  The current behaviour is akward.

                                  - Create new Project > Visual C++ > Win32 Console Application
                                  - Select stdafx.cpp > Press CTRL-C > Press CTRL-V

                                  The expected behaviour would be that a copy of the file is created ("stdafx - Copy.cpp") and the new file is added to the project.

                                  Instead I get the following error message "Cannot copy when Show all files is turned off"

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                                  • VS 2013 update 5 installs Phone 8.1 SDK

                                    When i installed VS2013 i specifically didn't install Phone SDK because i don't develop phone apps

                                    so why am i forced to install Phone 8.1 SDK with the VS2013 update 5 ??

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Flowchart Programing Languages (FPL)

                                      In this article explain and discus base of total graphical Language whit name flowchart Programing Languages or alias FPL.
                                      This is enough for version one of flowchart Programing Languages.
                                      This language is simple for beginners and hard for specialists.
                                      I hope Microsoft make that programing language until my can write version two
                                      Of that.

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                                      • Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

                                        It might be super useful for a lot of people to have Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

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                                        • Improve Visual Studio Call Stack walking performance

                                          Walking the call stack can sometimes be a slower operation when debugging. Do not slow down debug operations such as stepping when walking the call stack takes a long time

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                                            3 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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