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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • (Visual) Holo Studio

      Build Visual Studio to support Windows Holographic Computer.
      Jump to 1:41 in this video and watch. http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story/

      It is time to build Holo Studio for developers.

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      • Show cause of circular dependency in error message

        It is frustrating that when you get the error message in visual studio can not add reference because this would cause a circular dependency the error message can not just list what the assembly that is causing the issue is. It isn't super hard to figure out but it adds extra time to the work to solve the problem if just a few minutes. I don't understand why the error message can't just contain this information.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Example Namespace "system.Examples"

          While learning, programmers write oft the same code multiple times,
          which, of course, increases the educational effect.

          But after a while, if you already know what you are doing (e.g. creating a class)
          only to learn something new (like LINQ) you are wasting time.

          This is where the namespace "system.Example" comes in.
          It already has many test classes for beginners like ("Car" or "Human")
          and delivers many useful properties and methods.

          An example of using this namespace could look like this:

          system.Example.Car car = new Car("BMW", "M3 GTR", ...);

          PS
          That would be nice for game developers too. :D

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Renew User Interface of Visual Studio and Remove all rubbish

            One version of Visual Studio only, and rethinking all. The actual version of Visual Studio is slow, has a lot of unusefull things.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Breakpoints in iOS app are skipped because debugger are too late to attach

              If breakpoints are set too early in the Cordova iOS app, they will not break into VS debugger. This is because the debugger are too late to attach, making debugging initialization code in iOS very difficult.

              This happens to both iOS Simulator and real device. But does not applies to Android emulator.

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                0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Autocomplete classes from other namespaces

                Say I have the namespace Ludum.Engine and it containt the class GameObject.
                I am working in the namespace Ludum.Game an want to create a new instance of the type GameObject. I'd do something like this:
                var player = new GameObject();

                GameObject wouldn't recognized as I haven't added 'using Ludum.Engine' at top. You improved this, so if I right-click GameObject I can choose to add 'using Ludum.Engine' at the top automatically. This is great and a feature I've been missing for a while. Very much appreciated :)

                However, you're still lacking something many other IDEs already have.
                Let's say we're in…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Perl code recognition

                    The idea is that we can program in Perl using the visual studio or visual web development express, using syntax recognition.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • alerts

                      I wish to Disable Alert as and when Required. So that when some of the Alerts are not needed for a duration, I should be able to disable them rather than deleting or altering their criteria.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please Bring C++ Windows Forms Back

                          There used to be an option to make a Windows Form Application using the c++ language in the 2010 edition but I have the 2013 edition and it is no longer there. Please can you bring back the Windows Forms Application option. I prefer Windows Forms Applications to Win 32 Applications.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Equational Generic Constraints to Methods

                            This seems like it is long overdue, and at least a start on improving the type system in .NET.

                            More details could be found by reading Generalized Algebraic Data Types and Object-Oriented Programming by Andrew Kennedy and Claudio V. Russo (both from Microsoft Research).

                            The quick and dirty version is that you should be able to create Abstract methods that are only valid under certain Generic Types.

                            public abstract class List<A>
                            {
                            public abstract List<A> Append(List<A> item);
                            public abstract List<U> Flatten<U>(); // where A : List<U>;
                            }

                            If you uncommented out the where A : List<U>, the Flatten method would…

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Don't lock project output files (assemblies) after build in Visual Studio

                              After building a project or solution it happens regularly that Visual Studio locks the generated assemblies (file locks). Especcially with assemblies that will be loaded by editors (the BizTalk pipeline editor is notorious for this). For any later edit and build, you need to close and reopen Visual Studio.

                              Don;t lock my files!

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Binding with default values on some properties (and ProvideValue overridable) for all XAML's files in application

                                When we need to develop our own WPF framework to implement MVVM pattern. It Is necessary to insert own Binding declaration with specific Converter, Specific UpdateSourceTrigger options, etc etc ...
                                Moreover, we need to valuate attach behavior on target control to add spécific logic (example : UpdateSource only before lost focus and not after lost focus, because we need to cancel the lost focus if error(s) occurs during UpdateSource), and it is necessary to valuate this properties for each Binding ! (thousand and thousand Binding ...)

                                Binding class is not sealed BUT provideValue method Is Sealed ! and BindingBase.CreateBindingExpressionOverride is…

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • After upating one of the table with new column, when we update the edmx file it is generating the methods with no default parameter values.

                                  When we add new column/s in the existing table and update the edmx file it is generating the methods with no default parameter values for the newly added columns. Because of this, it breaks the build.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • DataSet designer shoud generate nullable column access properties

                                    if columns in a database or just in a DataSet have DbNullAllowed == true the generated access properties (get; set;) for a column in a row should also return and accept nullable datatypes:

                                    public int? ColumnValue
                                    {
                                    get
                                    {
                                    if (this.IsColumnValueNull())
                                    return (int?)null;

                                    return (int)this["ColumnValue"];
                                    }

                                    set
                                    {
                                    if (value.HasValue)
                                    this["ColumnValue"] = value.Value;
                                    else
                                    this.SetColumnValueNull();
                                    }
                                    }

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                                    • establish derived classes in the typed DataSet designer

                                      It would help programmer a lot if the DataSet designer would generate classes which are derived from extendable partial classes.

                                      That means that all typed DataRows should not derive from System.Data.DataRow but from an also generated abstract class between to allow programmer to implement code for all typed DataRows in the generated DataSet.
                                      The same for all TypedTableBase and TableAdapters.

                                      To illustrate this idea I have attached a modified designer generated code file. I would appriciate if the designer would create someting like that.

                                      Please regard the code lines 277, 285, 568, 577, 694 and 706.

                                      Thank you!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • let a *.dll or *.lib file can provide any version of .net

                                        for now ,if you want provide a .net library for all developers ,at least you need build 3 .dll file (.net 3.5, .net 4.0, .net 4.5)
                                        and by the .net framework upgrade, you need build more!
                                        please solve this problem ,such as: first you build a *.lib file then output *.dll file ! (sorry for my bad english)

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Limited XDK access for WIndows Store

                                          Developers on Windows Store should have access to the basic features of Xbox Live such as Achievements and Leaderboards. Apple and Google has Game Center and Google Play Games, either they make a new serivce or let developers use these features. As far as I know there isn't a third party backend for Windows Store exclusively.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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