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  1. New instruction for language, can replace multiples dictionnaries

    Add a new feacture for adding "properties" on exsting class, but only in the scope
    For example, you have a class A with property p1 AND p2
    During a void/sub you add a line to extend the class AddvirtualProperty(A,PropertyName,Type)
    And the compiler store this new variables for the instances you use in this scope when needed

    in my case a had to create a dictionary for storing a additionnal information
    with this i could just write
    A.MyNewVirtualProperty = [some calculations]

    this is readable

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have an option to add project name along with filename to an open file's tab.

      Have an option to add project name along with filename to an open file's tab. Would make things easier when working with files with identical names in different projects. Something simple like:
      Project/filename.cpp
      Project - filename.cpp
      Project: filename.cpp
      you get the idea...

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable to CUSTOMIZE automatic brace completion : to keep it for braces, but not for /**/ comments.

        The automatic brace completion for () and {} is great, it speeds up typing! However, the multiline comments /* */ are often used to silence a part of the code, thus the autoformating is very annoying in this case.

        This is why customization of what is autoformatted and what is not would be a great (and necessary) add.

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • automap

          Builtin auto map object with tooling support

          example syntax: x -> y
          example tooling:
          method 1: display list of properties that will be mapped on hover
          method 2: upon completion gen code into partial class, replacing text typed, in class.mapping.cs file with appropriate attribute to support refactoring on change

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Introduce variable

            After typing a call to a method that returns something, enable an inline suggestion to Introduce a variable that would be initialized with the value returned by the method call.

            P.S.: Resharper has this :)

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            • xaml

              Suggestting develop the tools of from XAML to HTML5
              ,so we can creat a cross-plat application with blend for vs.now the blender use blend more savatime.

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                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support await in lock statement

                please support await in lock statements.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve WPF Application Cold Start

                  Cold start can take up to 8 seconds of Empty app. This definitely needs improvement as it's really annoying that you are not able to create applications which must have a rapid start.

                  Splash screen is not an solution as user still needs to wait that amount of time.
                  Creating service which would load app into a memory every 30 minutes isn't a solution too.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • import aliases, namespaces and their members from the xml file

                    If you enable the import aliases for namespaces and their members from an xml file, you allow programmers to write programs in their native language and not in English ( English namesfor namespaces and their members are sometimes too long and incomprehensible for non-native English speakers. It is a useless language barrier. We want to program them and not do language interpreters, translators)

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • First Step

                      First Step
                      Summary:
                      This article suggests that if we want to have a Comprehensive programming language Develop my view
                      And Put Miniature object oriented the base of my work.
                      Background:
                      In this article check out Necessary 0f basic class of type integer, real, string, binary and date that Derived from variable class. In fact when we define integer variable we make an object from integer class and as such another class real, string, binary and date As well when we define varint we make an object from variable class.
                      Article:
                      The first proposal
                      Suggests that all the variables have Possibility…

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support Dynamic Text Template

                        Compile time text template is supported now. However, when I add a preprocessed runtime text template, the Custom Tool property of the template file will be reset and become a compile time template again.

                        I think it would be great if the Custom Tool property can be saved so that I don't need to set it to TextTemplatingFilePreprocessor every time I open the solution.

                        Thanks for your great work!

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Decouple context menu options from Project Type

                          When I create a Web API project, I get specific context menu options for creating Controllers etc. However, if I suddenly want to create a Web API Class library project to use in conjunction with Project Katana, I suddenly lose those context options and I have to do everything manually again. Therefore, I should be able to add/remove context menu options based on how I want to use the project regardless of whether or not it is a Class Library project, Web Project, WPF project etc. By decoupling context menu options from a specific project type, this would allow me…

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                          • Add Edit Label to Breakpoint Setting window

                            From external user: Merged Breakpoint Properties does not allow editing the breakpoint label.

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                            • Document the COM-wrapped methods

                              For developers and power users that might consume .Net framework methods, the COM interfaces aren't documented. This is an especially bad problem when methods are overloaded. There is no documentation to let the consumer know the exact name of the method (_#).

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • SSRS expression hightlight

                                Every field which has expressions should have some sort of indicator to help any developers understand a presence of a expression in the fields.

                                In the property window for every fields, the property which has expression should stand out by some sort of indicator(like setting a background color)

                                Textbox properties showup in a dialog which has multiple tabs, each tabs which has the exprression should be highlighted, so the developer can go into that one instead of search in each tab.

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                                  0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Teach Cortana intellisense to code in VisualStudio

                                  intellisense was the right step to minimize destruction in productive coding. But for people like me without perfect touchtyping skill problem not solved completely, Still "backspace" is the most used key on a programmers keyboard !

                                  I would like to see "Cortana" as my dictation/voice assistant in VisualStudio so I can code as I speak without worrying about the typing errors and even takes some notes as reminder for future tasks.

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                                  • Provide web interface for TFS Build like Jetbrains TeamCity

                                    One of the main problems with TFS Build is its requirement to do most of the configuration in the Visual Studio IDE. Unlike a tool such as Jetbrains TeamCity which can be done entirely through a Web Browser, TFS Build is still heavily reliant on the VS IDE. Instead, TFS Build should move to a web based interface like Jetbrains TeamCity to allow easier access for all developers to view build logs, view build progress, view build workflow etc. This will significantly improve the overall experience of TFS Build compared to how it is today.

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                                    • Support bulk edit via export to excel from VSO web interface please.

                                      Support bulk edit via export to excel from VSO web interface please.

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                                      • Make DataGridColumn.OnInput() public instead of internal to allow custom data grid column to handle input event to switch to edit mode

                                        The DataGridColumn class has a method 'internal virtual void OnInput(..)' which I would like to have as 'public' instead.

                                        The problem with it being 'internal' is that when I create a derived DataGridColumn class and I want to make the cell go into edit mode when a key is pressed (just like DataGridTextColumn does), I can't because I can't override this method.

                                        See http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#PresentationFramework/Framework/System/Windows/Controls/DataGridColumn.cs,1450.

                                        See also the implementation of DataGridTextColumn and what it does in the override of this OnInput method.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • why can't we have a inbuilt class that generate hyperlinks for web api in response

                                          basically no uniform way people are using hypermedia implementation in web api response like hyperlinks,if provided by framework it will be widely accepted.

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