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  1. Allow IValueConverter to access Page properties

    I have had multiple scenarios in which my IValueConverter classes need a value from the codebehind. I think that, in many cases, the easiest way to do this would be to access a public property of the page. However, to the best of my knowledge, this is not possible (unless it is a shared constant). I think that this would greatly simplify many scenarios.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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 →
      • make visual studio for window phone and windows store

        make visual studio for window phone and windows store we can make phone app on phone

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow programmers to get special object's mangled name

          MSVC should allow programmers to get special object's mangled name,which may be very useful when loading a cpp-export dll dynamically.
          For example,
          namespace AA{
          extern const a = 1;
          }
          const char *p = get_mangled_name(AA:a);//?a@AA@3XX_XX

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            2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve SQL Server Management Studio Diagrams

            Improve SQL Server Management Studio Database Diagrams to use modern disign (aperance) like VS Class Diagrams or EF Diagrams.

            It is unaceptable on these days that SQL Server Managemnt Studio renders that ugly and old diagrams with those old fat lines and borders. We would love to see SQL Management Studio Generating beautiful diagrams like VS Class Diagram or EF Diagrams.

            Also allow "Fit to print" options like CA Erwin does.

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              0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Expose CPU instructions through a static class as intrinsics

              Right now most specialized CPU instructions are not available for safe managed code (for example binary rotations).

              I think adding a new class with static methods mapping to intrinsics would be a cheap way to implement this. Simply expose almost all calculating instructions that x86, x64 and ARM have.

              Examples: rotations, bitcount, byte swap, bit scan, bit test, add/sub with carry, RDTSC, CRC32, conditional move.

              Also expose unsigned math to VB.NET this way.

              Include the latest instructions from the newest gen processors. Emulate instructions transparently if there is no CPU support. Expose the existence of CPU support through fields like:

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                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the ability to copy full list in dialogs like FindSymbol

                It is sometimes helpful to retain the list of items in the dialogs that list code, such as the FindSymbol (also Find All and Errors).

                You an copy individual items, but not the full list.

                One example of how I use this (currently copying to paint, ick) is when I am changing something about an interfaces meaning and want to ensure I evaluate all uses.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • WebRequest's RegisterPrefix in C#'s modern HttpClient

                  The WebRequest class in .NET exposes a method named RegisterPrefix that allows us to register own prefixes similar to "http://", "ftp://" and allow custom code to be executed which resolves that prefix.

                  Can a similar capability be added to the more modern HttpClient library?

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove empty spaces at end of code.

                    When save the code, remove spaces at end of code, like do RTRIM(). Empy spaces at right part are useless.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Autoupdate between web browsers, if another user edit the backlog list it dosen't auto update my browser with new data (like google docs)

                      I want to have my backlog automatically in sync in all the browsers (Visual studio online) like google do with google docs, drive, keep or like trello do.

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                      • Show #region/#endregion as subtab in editor, making jumping into the code in a much more "Visual" way.

                        Problem: sometimes the .cs file is too big. I know that we can refactor the code or use regions to group text. But i have another idea. A new region called "#tab"/#"endtab". This region is not showed in main code. Instead, it is listed as a subtab below the main tab. Example:
                        class Class1
                        {
                        private void SomeCode()
                        {...}

                        #tab MyTabbedCode A
                        private void SomeCode_Tabbed()
                        {...}
                        #endtab

                        #tab MyTabbedCode B
                        private void MoreSomeCode_Tabbed()
                        {...}
                        #endtab
                        }

                        In this example, the editor will show this text:
                        class Class1
                        {
                        private void SomeCode()
                        {
                        }

                        MyTabbedCode A <--looks like colapsed region
                        MyTabbedCode…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VS2013 server controls should generate valid HTML5 code!

                          All server controls should generate valid HTML5 code!

                          The Calendar control has 62 errors per the W3C Validator!

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                          • Provide a keyword to restrict accessing a member function if the calling class does not implements specific interface in .Net (C#)

                            Provide a keyword to restrict accessing a member function if the calling class does not implements specific interface in .Net (C#)

                            For example:
                            The class which implements IProfessor only can access IStudent.SetGrade method. If other class try to access, then Compiler should show error.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for ASP.NET vNext projects

                              Please extend IntelliTest to enable generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects.

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                              • Same .NET Capabilities for Windows & Windows Phone

                                We all know that Universal Apps are growing and recommended. However, with the number of differences between the .NET capabilities between Windows & Windows Phone, I sometimes find it frustrating to be forced to use significantly different techniques, classes, etc. when converting code between the two. I think that for all classes and/or features possible (anything other than stuff like the Back button on the phone, a keyboard for a Windows Device, or the Charms in Windows that) the same code should be available. I have had scenarios involving classes that are completely unrelated to the user interface (just the…

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                                • System & external apps so closed

                                  I would like to see a procedure to deal with systemtray Items and can read jumplist for another apps. you are very closed system units like taskbar.
                                  I want to make a huge replacement to system I have new ideas for future pc operating systems

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                                  • Create build group for TFS builds to run multiple builds

                                    New option to create a build group for TFS builds to queue multiple builds at once

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                                    • Bookmarks for TFS Source Control explorer

                                      New option in Visual Studio TFS source control explorer to create bookmarks of source location paths

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                                      • Bring back the unrestricted Visual Studio Express Editions

                                        The recently announced Visual Studio Community Edition brings with it stronger restrictions relative to who has access to the basic Microsoft compiler tool chain. It has also been announced that there is no plan to release an Express Edition in the 2015 wave.

                                        As a long-time supporter of the Express Editions and of the huge amount of free-software that was created using these tools in the last 10 years, I am concerned that this will have a direct negative impact in the future of this developer community.

                                        As of now, this decision has effectively introduced a barrier to entry for…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support coloured fonts in WPF

                                          Windows 8.1 XAML applications and c++ applications (e.g. IE or Firefox) are able to make use of full colour fonts such as Segoe Emoji.

                                          I think WPF should also have support for colour fonts allowing us to add full support for emoji. I'm sure with enough thought somebody could think of a productive non-emoji use too :)

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