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  1. If statement should automatically coerce nullable booleans produced by use of ?. in condition expression

    Now I have to do this:

    if (_Client?.Connected == true)
    {
    _Client.Disconnect();
    _Client = null;
    }

    This would be better:

    if (_Client?.Connected)
    {
    _Client.Disconnect();
    _Client = null;
    }

    Can the compiler recognize that a bool is required instead of a null because of the if-statement? Now I have to add "== true".

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the WebBrowser Control work with Project Spartan

      We've heard quite a bit of news lately about Project Spartan and how it's a replacement for Internet Explorer.

      However, anyone who has used the WebBrowser control knows that it's just a wrapper around Internet Explorer, and it's quite painful to actually use in .net if you want to do anything more complicated than display a web page on a form, especially if you want to do so without a UI.

      If Internet Explorer goes away, what happens to the WebBrowser Control? Now seems like a great time to really take a swing at improving the WebBrower control and web…

      79 votes
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        5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide Lightswitch Product Roadmap - recurring Town Hall

        It's been forever since the community has seen a product roadmap for LightSwitch. A year ago we saw something of a 'statement of direction', but that's not what I'm talking about. We need more information about what specific backlog items are being worked on and what to expect from both near and long term for releases.

        Since the HTML Client announcement, there has been a great deal of discomfort in the LS community about the lack of information coming from MSFT regarding advancement towards a LS client for LOB application development.

        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7b92697d-ff35-4c04-8ac5-8949870c6c58/lob-html5?forum=lightswitch

        Most folks believe a new HTML client having…

        970 votes
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          27 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Creating Queries with the plus or minus x number of iterations

          extend the @CurrentIteration with a plus or minus x number of iterations.

          When creating a work item query, you are given the option to specifiy that it is filtered to a specified number of iteration from the current iteration. Plus x or Minus x

          8 votes
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          • Make the debugger stick to the current thread instead of jumping around between threads!

            Please, please fix this! Debugging multithreaded applications is hard enough as it is, without having to manhandle the debugger just so it does the obvious thing you want.

            I'm sure everyone knows what I'm talking about. You're stepping through your function, and suddenly your instruction pointer jumps somewhere unexpected and none of the variable values make sense and you realize you're not in the thread you thought you were in. It's really tough or impossible to get back to where you were in the thread you cared about. Or you set a breakpoint two instructions down, and it may be…

            17 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Docker in Hosted Build VSO

              This cover many different scenarios and configuration, just providing a vm coreos to apply dockerfile.

              13 votes
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              • Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable (more than VS 2015)

                Let the user choose whether to install or not features such a Visual Basic or C#, and for which platform to develop. Although Visual Studio 2015 brought a good improvement in the setup process choices (hence the "Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable" idea, voted 1715 times, recently marked as completed) there is still a lot of room to do better. The Visual Studio 6 granularity was just perfect, why now there are so few choices? Why do users need to install the full .NET SDK if they are not going to do any .NET development? Why tools for…

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • kproj/xproj should not be associated with ASP.Net it makes sense for all other application types too.

                  As the title states, don't make xproj/kproj exclusive to sp.net projects. The general idea behind this project also applies to desktop (and all other project types) too. Even better just use project.json without any *.*proj file as another suggestion already states.
                  Just allow for a target to build into binaries directly.

                  82 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable IntelliTest to run in the build pipeline

                    Run IntellIiTest in the build pipeline to explore new code and generate/evolve unit tests.

                    11 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • better support loading multiple versions of the same assembly

                      In my production environment, our servers currently load 645 assemblies many times containing multiple versions of the same assembly. For the most part, our custom assembly resolver seems to work when we hook up to the resolver event. However, we recently migrated over to storing our assemblies in Subversion under a flat folder structure by version number to help manage our deployments. This exposed a new problem with the .NET Framework assembly resolver because if the filename of the assembly in Visual Studio reference includes the version number, the file on disk can no longer be resolved without also changing…

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Separate selection of Backlog or Board view for Sprints and Stories

                        If you click on a sprint in TFS web and choose to see it as a board, then click on "Stories" the stories will go straight to board view regardless of what you selected last time you viewed stories.

                        When working with the backlog and multiple sprints in TFS 2015 Web Interface the choice between backlog and board view is persistent within your session for all views even if the usage are very different.
                        I would want the selection to be one persistant setting for Sprints and another one for Stories, Features and Initiatives.

                        9 votes
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                        • Add support for Google Play Services

                          Split from: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7051864-add-support-for-google-play-services-opengl-2

                          My app (and a few other devs that I know) have apps that use push notifications with Google Cloud Messaging and Google Maps (which needs Open GL 2). The emulator is currently miles ahead performance wise vs the regular Android emus, but these two limitations are preventing me from using it for certain development scenarios.

                          Thanks,
                          Tommy

                          106 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create more cordova-samples on GitHub

                            Cordova-Samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/cordova-samples is a great start, but there needs to be more samples.

                            Initial Ideas:
                            Understanding Modules Internal, External, Export.
                            How to use tsconfig.json with external modules.
                            How to install definitelytyped packages with TSD and tsd.json.
                            Basics of requireJS and Cordova.
                            Promises and WinJS
                            How to add front-end packages with Bower.
                            ....

                            Community Created Cordova-Samples:
                            Sample Process: Community members create cordova-samples using VS2015, submit project files and docs to VSCordovaTool team for review, team suggest changes, user makes necessary changes, etc. and finally user creates pull request on GitHub.

                            19 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hide Files/Folders in Solution Explorer

                              Please allow for exclusion of files and folders in the Solution Explorer. This is not exclusion from a project - I am using a website in my screenshot - but from the Solution Explorer view itself.

                              Having directories such as bower_components and node_modules present in the IDE doesn't serve a purpose but appears to take a toll on time when searching for files, opening the solution, etc.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add VB's procedure line separators to the code editors of all other languages.

                                In the VB editor there is a horizontal line drawn between all procedures. This makes the code better readable while scrolling, at least to visually oriented people like me.
                                This nice feature is missing in the editors of languages other than VB.

                                50 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include iteration dates in Visual Studio Online Power BI data

                                  Please include iteration dates in the Power BI data kit. Without it, I cannot keep dashboard reports current.

                                  The current data supplied in the Power BI data kit is great for development management dashboards, but is not so great for executive roll up reporting. The lack of the iteration dates means I have to manually filter current and future project iterations.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Add VB's high-level event system to C#

                                    VB's high-level event system is one of the main advantages of VB over C#. I would like to have it in C# as well.
                                    This event syntax is as awesome and useful as the highly praised async/await in VB and C#, where a lot of complicated work is left to the compiler.
                                    It puts the language on a higher abstraction level making it less error-prone, better readable, better maintainable and faster to write.
                                    However, it does not work with lambda event handlers.

                                    The current C# way of making events is not much more than a pattern which has to be…

                                    53 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bold Days with Activity in Team Room's Calendar Navigation

                                      In Visual Studio Online when navigating through a team room using the calendar your unable to see at a glance which days have activity (image attached). So increase the font-weight on days with activity and decrease the font-weight on days without activity.

                                      Might take it a step further modify the day's font-weight based on the amount of activity. No activity would be very light, some activity heavier and a lot of activity even heavier font-weight.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Create a plugin or have a builtin to check for pep8 compliance.

                                        While in debug or just automatically have the editor check for pep8 compliance.

                                        33 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - Python  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual studio 2015: Cancel intellisense autocomplete by pressing space.

                                          Visual studio 2015 make intellisense autocomplete by pressing "space". VS 2013 works differently.

                                          8 votes
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