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  1. Keyword "With"

    with(SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */)
    {
    // Some work
    }
    with(SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */)
    {
    // Some work
    }

    instead of

    {
    SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */;
    /* Some work */
    }
    {
    SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */;
    /* Some work */
    }

    6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Coded UI test html log should record assertion

      Include assertion checks in the HTML log file created by QTAgent this is essential for testers as many times they are asked to show proof specially in medical companies(at list that what my personal experience says)

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change Summary for normal release templates

        Enable the change summary feature for normal release templates.
        Currently it's only available in the vNext deployment pipeline.

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Generate tiles and splashscreen in multiple scales in Blend

          #Design mockup attached to this idea

          Creating all the visual assets for a new app is today a quite heavy process usually done in programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
          What could be really awesome was if Blend could support a small tool where it would be easy to generate visual assets such as tiles and splashscreens for different kind of apps.

          If Blend could support vector graphics such as AI files, and place them intelligently inside some guidelines for icons, and generate all the scaled assets, and even scale the resize the icon inside depending on the…

          42 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for Android Lollipop (5.0 or 5.1)

            Being able to use a lollipop device to debug and an android application would be a great addition.

            Since using an emulator isn't supported on windows7 (because of the lack of hyper-v) it would be great to be able to debug on the latest android OS.

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update WinForms Framework, by using DirectX instead of GDI+ and updating some of the controls

              WinForms is a technology that is still being heavily used for enterprise development, since it's fast, tested, reliable, and it enhances rapid development.
              Yet, Microsoft seems to have abandoned it in favor of WPF.
              I think that WinForms could and should be developed side by side with WPF. Microsoft should give it a little more love and update some of its core, migrating it from GDI+ to DirectX, or even offer them as an option to the developer.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When plugins slow down VS startup time state which plugin is causing the problem

                When Visual Studio has plugins like NCrunch or Resharper installed. Startup times are affected on some pc's.

                If it is taking a very long time to load, VS should state which plugin is causing the problem and clear the package cache and give option to disable anything that is locking up the solution.

                18 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • open source Expression Design

                  Expression Design is still used often by XAML developers to design assets for their applications. It is useful, but lacks some features that would make it a true competitor against Adobe Illustrator.

                  Open sourcing the application would give developers like myself the opportunity to continue the development and make this great tool even better.

                  12 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Boolean coercion in c#

                    Can't believe this isn't a request already, but probably my biggest annoyance.

                    I really should be able to do

                    if(someObj)
                    someObj.Something();

                    rather than having to do

                    if(!Object.ReferenceEquals(null, someObj))
                    someObj.Something();

                    It doesn't have to do full javascript-style coercion (though extensiblity would be swell), just a simple != null check would cover 99% of scenarios.

                    18 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • copy files/folders from one studio to another studio

                      Hi

                      Currntly files/folders are not get copied if we perform from IDE.
                      which required we open folders & then copy it to another IDE.

                      It will be great feature to allow copy files/folders from 1 IDE to another IDE.

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Treat WPF with the respect it deserves and fix its performance issues

                        It's clear that WinRT/NET is the future. And it's clear migration from WPF to WinRT/NET won't be that difficult. But WinRT/NET for desktop won't be available for Windows 7, although I'm sure you'll push it to Win8.X when Win10 comes out. Considering Win7 adoption it will still take at least 5 years before we can ship products just for WinRT/NET!

                        Hire another 20 developers and fix WPF! Specifically fix the performance! Rendering needs to be a lot faster!

                        I can't understand why MS is saving on WPF by investing only in WinRT/NET, at the same time pushing away millions of…

                        8 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Set the default namespace of generated Unity projects

                          The default namespace which is set in a project file is erased each time the projects are re-generated.

                          It is used e.g. for ReSharper code generation and clean up steps, so a correct default namespace is really useful and it would be great if it could be set in the UnityVS configuration.

                          9 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support project templates and item templates for SSDT database projects.

                            Our team uses established patterns for designing and publishing databases using SSDT and database projects. Much of the work that we do when designing a new database involves copying folder structures, files and script templates into a new database project. It would be great to distribute an SDK that automates the process in Visual Studio.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • What if a developer is able to create a Centralized Repository

                              Problem:
                              No Centralized Repository
                              No Version System
                              No Collaboration among Team Members

                              Solution:
                              A Cloud Solution, making able a developer to create his own centralized repository.
                              Team will be able to collaborate.
                              System will be able to maintain different Versions of the Code.

                              9 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS on Azure IaaS v2

                                Extend the v1 guidance with the following Topic:
                                - Setup VPN Connection for DEV and TEST Clients
                                - Reduzing cost by using the Azure Feature Automation for scheduled VM start and stop
                                - Backup and Restore TFS SQL DB with Azure Feature Recovery Service

                                26 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable TFS to be able to track which users downloaded files in order to protect Intellectual Property.

                                  It would be nice to be able to see a report of user within TFS that are downloading source controlled files in order to protect Intellectual Property. It is normal to download projects, etc..., but having a report to show who downloaded what would be a very helpful feature when engineers leave companies.

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                                  • Make "lock" keyword more like "using" and "foreach"

                                    There are many lock primitives in .NET today (like Monitor.Enter, ReaderWriterLockSlim, etc.).
                                    Lock keyword make lock context very transparent. Bounds are explicit.

                                    When we use other primitives - bounds are not explicit and often this is hard to understand locks flow.

                                    Other keywords, like "using" and "foreach" are designed in same way. Using operates on IDisposable and foreach operates on IEnumerable.

                                    So, I think, there should be some interface like ILockable. At first look this interface can looks like:
                                    ILockable
                                    {
                                    ILockToken Enter(object obj);
                                    void Exit(ILockToken token);
                                    }

                                    In more details, ILockable should be designed with lock primitives keeping in…

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • MvcBuildViews = true, shortcut and one of Build Buttons

                                      Sometimes, when libraries changed, there need to be a way of checking compilation errors in all Views, but that not always need and I agree it disabled by default. It's not very easy to change this option. Better is:
                                      - Option in Property Window
                                      - Special Shortcut
                                      - New Build Button "Build Project with Views"

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TrimStart()-ed Find and Replace results?

                                        I wonder if majority of users prefer TrimStart()-ed results of 'Edit→Find and Replace→Find in Files'... at least I guess so.

                                        If some result is found in a deeply nested block, I can't see the actual code but only whitespaces (or tabs).

                                        I guess no-one would be interested in leading whitespaces in find results.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio's future changes

                                          For more, please see this in details, maybe Microsoft can gain more intellisense.....:)

                                          http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/15533/Visual-Studio-2020

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