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  1. Consider my detailed proposal for non-nullable references (and safe nullable references)

    Here are the benefits very briefly:

    1. Minimal syntax changes.
    2. Null reference exceptions eliminated.
    3. No changes to code compilation as such (only introduces compiler error checks).
    4. Existing code will continue to compile unchanged.

    See my full proposal at:
    https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues/227

    33 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create first-class HTML5 UI framework for VS Cordova

      There are numerous UI frameworks out there that integrate with Cordova/PhoneGap mobile apps, however, the great majority of them are tailored toward iOS and Android apps. WP/.NET developers do not feel welcome while using these frameworks. I'd like Microsoft to create a UI framework that targets iOS, Android, and WP platforms so .NET developers may create Cordova apps comfortably. At the moment, I'm not sure how WinJS solves this problem. I hope to see UI controls that don't feel like Metro-style widgets but more like WPF/Silverlight controls.

      60 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Smart suggestions for F# code completion list

        Since F# has a strong type system it would be nice to suggest at the top of the code completion list in Visual Studio (or even better in FSI, à la bpython [http://bpython-interpreter.org/]) the values that are the most relevant for the context of the current code, like in Netbeans [https://netbeans.org/kb/73/java/editor-codereference.html#codecompletion].

        For example, given the following definitions:

        let a = 4
        let b = 5
        let c = a * b
        let d = 3.7
        let e = "a"

        let f (x: int) = // infer f :: int -> float
        float x / 2.0

        when…

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Store and retrieve secret variables in Build vNext

          Hello,

          I've seen that we're able to add secret variables for sensitive data to build definition. The only issue is that I'm not sure how to retrieve them.

          How can I access this data to perform deployment to azure cloud service?

          4 votes
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          • Add ability to view a visual model of a code first objects in visual studio 2015

            Add ability to view a visual model of a code first objects in visual studio 2015.

            The entity framework power tools beta 4 never made it out of beta and stopped dev in 2013 or so.. and it doesn't install on 2015 anyway.

            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18658078/how-do-you-create-a-visual-model-of-entityframework-code-first

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio should support leading commas when formatting code

              Currently, Visual Studio doesn't support the leading comma notation, like this:

              o = new O( 1
              , "a"
              , 1235
              );

              or like this:

              o = new O()
              { a = 1
              , b = "a"
              , c = 1235
              }

              Please support this very user friendly kind of notation.

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Browser Link Support for Content Security Policy (CSP) HTTP Headers

                Currently Browser Link uses inline JavaScript which causes Content Security Policy (CSP) (See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/CSP/Introducing_Content_Security_Policy) violation errors. CSP requires external files to be used for JavaScript and CSS.

                If the user is using CSP then browser link is disabled as inline scripts cannot be run. Please use external files, which will allow us to use CSP in conjunction with Browser Link.

                This is the error that Chrome throws:

                Refused to load the script 'http://localhost:40323/7ccba4ec32eb40b093fe065c6ca53fbf/browserLink'; because it violates the following Content Security Policy directive: "script-src 'self' ajax.googleapis.com ajax.aspnetcdn.com".

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Built-in conditional compilation by framework version, eg #if NET40

                  .NET version-based conditional compilation can be achieved as described in various Stack posts, however this requires the advanced skill of editing the project file or build file. It would be much simpler if VS had pre-baked constants eg one per framekwork version NET20, NET30, NET40 and "forwards" versions eg NET40_AND_ABOVE.

                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2923210/conditional-compilation-and-framework-targets

                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1449925/is-it-possible-to-conditionally-compile-to-net-framework-version

                  PS category should be Build or Compile but that doesn't exist

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow some kind of "rich comments" in the code

                    Many times, traditional code comments are not enough, for example when you want to show a mathematical formula or a diagram that explains the code. Nowadays,many programmers solve this problem copying web links into the code comments, telling the programmer that is reading the code where can he find more info.

                    Inspired by the "web note" feature in Microsft Edge, it came to my mind that it would be great to have some of feature in the IDE where the programmer can write, draw, and place images in a white canvas. Then, that "canvas annotations" would be uploaded to the…

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Debug -> Restart should work on unit tests

                      This would make iterating on tests much faster since I wouldn't have to remake the test selection to re-run them.

                      2 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

                        Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

                        Possibility when you sign a Test Case to a tester , automatically create a bond with the Task Test Case and inserting hours for management.

                        When the task was generated , sought basic information on the title , tester, and enclosing the Test Case, giving option to attach or not the Requirement/PBI.

                        23 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add new return statement that executes calling statement with the returned value but does not return from function

                          An example of using the new return statement is:

                          int EachOf(int[,] array)
                          {
                          for (int i = 0; i < array.GetLength(0); i++)
                          for (int j = 0; j < array.GetLength(1); i++)
                          new_return array[i, j];
                          }

                          Console.WriteLine(EachOf(array));

                          Where the above code prints each of the array's elements on a separate line.

                          Here is how it works: Every time you pass over the new_return statement, the calling statement will be executed with the returned value, but instead of execution continuing to the next statement after the calling statement, it is returned to the statement after the new_return statement in the called function.

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                            3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                            • Allow to connect multiple accounts for Azure in Server Explorer

                              I have two separated accounts to manage Azure subscriptions and currently I need to sign out my first account and sign in my second account on the Azure node in Server Explorer.

                              Why can I use multiple accounts without having to sign out and sign in everytime?

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • automatically create getters and setters on TypeScript

                                generate getters and setter by right clicking on a variable

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                                • put dragdrop support back into Visual Studio menu customization

                                  I can no longer import my menu customization from VS2010 (created in VS2008!) into the latest release, VS2015RC. Customization support has been terrible since 2010, please redesign and add back dragdrop support.

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                                    • Build in an option (command line) in the feedback client to set an area for the feedback response

                                      The feedback client as a tool can only be used for requested feedback and not for voluntary feedback in a situation where access for a reviewer is only given to a sub-area. By default (although no decent error appears so I'm assuming here) it chooses the top area and thus submitting fails.
                                      Allowing a reviewer to choose the area solves this problem. A command line switch would be perfectly suited for it but otherwise the choice should be made when selecting the project for which one wants to submit a voluntary review.

                                      15 votes
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                                      • Modify CultureData to support PersianCalendar

                                        Currently, the windows OS does not return the correct Calendar for "fa-IR" culture, so anytime you create a new CultureInfo instance you end up with a wrong calendar!
                                        I couldn't help but notice in the .net reference source there's also a similar issue with the "zh-TW" culture which you have managed to fix when you make reference to CalendarIds property, as you can see here:
                                        http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#mscorlib/system/globalization/culturedata.cs,93714edd02838809

                                        As mentioned above there's a line of code in culturedata.cs class which fixes ""zh-TW"" culture with Calendar.CAL_TAIWAN
                                        I suggest you do the same with PersianCalendar (which is a built-in type within .net framework)
                                        I…

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                                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please implement C# compiler and WPF for WebAssembly

                                          WebAssembly or wasm is an experimental efficient low-level programming language for in-browser client-side scripting, which is currently in development. WebAssembly is portable bytecode which is designed to be faster to parse than JavaScript, as well as to execute faster. The team working on WebAssembly include people from Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple (who respectively control the four major browsers, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari).

                                          https://github.com/WebAssembly/design/blob/master/FAQ.md

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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