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  1. Quick and easy way to Share Code Snippets with Others (Gists)

    Add a Quick and easy way to Share Code Snippets with others. Would be great if it could allow real-time collaboration and update and save them. If they were git repositories they could be automatically versioned, forkable and usable from Git.

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    • So many years,So many Versions of VS,But Why Visual Studio supports C + + still sucks

      Why so many years, Visual Studio supports C + + sucks???
      what do the vs team(C++ part) so many years?
      eat the ****?

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Shorten file paths in Find Results window

        Make results in Find Results window more compact by adding option to shorten paths. The paths may be displayed as relative to sln file or to project file. This way there will be more space left for actual context (copy of that line in code). This would be valuable especially concidering very deep default paths for projects in VS.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement the CAdES standard (RFC5126) in CryptoAPI and .NET Framework

          Providing full support of the CAdES standard (RFC5126 - CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures ) in CryptoAPI and .NET Framework will help to write modern business application.

          Thanks,
          Anton Plotnikov

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a visual indication of a task in a blocked state

            Tasks currently in a blocked state (Blocked = Yes) should have a red border applied so that it can be quickly identified (visually) on the board.

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            • Allow attachments (screenshots) to code reviews

              Allow attachment uploads to code reviews. Doing code reviews on designer code files can be difficult. HTML and XAML are more helpful than WinForms, but providing a screenshot would make it much easier to compare what the code changes actually do.

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              • Specializing queries for each Team is a pain. I need 'system variables' that define area and iteration paths so Queries can be generic.

                The ability to define variables such as Team.AreaPath, Team.BacklogPath and Team.SprintPath would allow the interface to act in the context of the Team without having so many specialized queries. It would also give ONE PLACE for each team to set these values that get used in so many queries.

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                • Create file from a block of code

                  Create file from a block of code: some times one file may contain many classes, i would like to select the block of code that correspond to a class, the in the context menu do click on Create File from class, the the IDE move selected code to a new file where the name of file is the name of selected class.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide an action for "email a link this changeset" in the changeset details window inside VS.

                    Give us a menu item under the "Actions" link of the changeset details window that create an email with a link to that changeset (the link would open the changeset in the web portal).

                    This feature currently exists if you are browsing the code in the web portal but it is a pain that it is not integrated inside visual studio.

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                    • Please fix: 'Or' filter using multiple optional parameters returns incorrect results

                      When only one of two optional parameters is specified, all rows are returned.

                      e.g for a table containing records that contain "Division A" ,records that contain "Division B", and records that contain "Division C", after selecting "Division A" from the first pick list and not selecting any Division from the second list, ALL records are displayed, (Division A-C). When both Parameters are set to a value, the filter works and rows are retuned as expected.

                      See this Connect bug closed:defered - whatever that means.

                      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/829352/lightswitch-or-filter-using-multiple-optional-parameters-returns-incorrect-results

                      See this thread where Justin Anderson suggests logging a bug.

                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/01bc581a-c297-4ded-9414-6d3b40c7dda9/multiparameter-query-and-related-table-how-to-accomplish?forum=lightswitch

                      Also see this sample…

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                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Give us a marco to get to signtool.exe in post build events

                        Stop the madness! Do you realize how difficult it is to get code signing happening with signtool in a post build event?

                        My solutions has 50+ projects, all with a hardcoded path to signtool. Back in the day this wasn't as big of a deal because the path to the framework version didn't change as much. Now you're on this rapid release schedule and its killing me.

                        Please, please, please get us a macro that just gets us to the current version of signtool.

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                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Save project files before TFS get latest

                            When you rename a file or something, Visual studio will checkout the vbproj (or csproj) file and write the changes in-memory, not on disk. You need to do a ctrl-shift-s to save files in the background.

                            This is OK I guess, but if you do a get latest while in this state and this project file has changed, VS will prompt you with useless options:

                            - Save as... in another file than do everything manually (annoyingly long to do)
                            - Overwrite: lose incoming changes (not good)
                            - Ignore: lose local changes (not good)

                            It should at least provide you with…

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                            • Assume "Nothing" as a default value for an optional argument

                              We should be able to write

                              Sub A(Optional B As Integer)
                              ...

                              instead of

                              Sub A(Optional B As Integer = 0)
                              ...

                              The compiler should infer that Nothing is the default value (in the example above, Nothing would be taken as zero).

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • warn_unused_result attribute

                                  Add the possibility to mark functions/methods with an attribute that creates a compiler warning if its result is unused by the caller.

                                  This allows to write much cleaner and safer code.

                                  Clang or GCC offer this possibility with the following attributes:

                                  [[gnu::warn_unused_result]]

                                  __attribute__((warn_unused_result))

                                  15 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Switch Language in Visual Studio Online

                                    For Visual Studio Online it would be quite useful, especially for the non-developers, to use the tools in their native language.

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                                    • A way to remove the default blue box Adorner when editing WPF Controls at Design-Time

                                      As I wrote on this post:

                                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/de3211d5-ce18-4275-a555-f8c168c34c35/how-to-disable-default-design-time-adorner?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                                      would be useful to remove the defalut blue box Design-Time adorner so that a user can provide it own Design-Time adorner with its custom appearance on a custom WPF Control.

                                      14 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • automatic string concatenation in new line line netbeans and eclipse

                                        when we need to create long string, when press enter it should be generate new line and it should be concatenate with previous line.

                                        Netbeans and exlipce have this options.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ferramenta de seleção rápida.

                                          Ferramenta de seleção rápida: consiste numa ferramenta que excluí a necessidade, tanto, de se inserir ou criar butons, picturebox, etc...e a criação, desenvolvimento e exportação de imagens (desenvolvidas por programa de edição de imagens). Simplificaria e muito, o usuário apenas cria todo layout pelo editor de imagem, anexa no "form" e seleciona as áreas (e talvez crie uma marca, ou algum tal de fix, ou recorta a imagem e sobrepõe, ou outra coisa qualquer) que receberão as respectivas funções pelo Visual. Isso tornaria a programação mais rápida e simples.

                                          Espero que essa sugestão seja muito útil.

                                          (Sou um amador nessa…

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