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  1. Allow explicit call of constructor (this or base) in another constructor

    Before access to any field of object.
    For calculating arguments of constructor and their storing in local variables.

    For example:

    Before:

    public class Foo
    {
    public Foo(int x, int y) :
    this(CalculateFoo(x), CalculateBar(y))
    { }

    private Foo(string foo, string bar)
    { }
    }

    After:

    public class Foo
    {
    public Foo(int x, int y)
    {
    var foo = CalculateFoo(x);
    var bar = CalculateBar(y);
    this(foo, bar);
    }

    private Foo(string foo, string bar)
    { }
    }

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Using the default value "null" with the keyword "params

      If the method is called without arguments, pass value "null", and not an empty array.

      For example:

      public static void Foo(params int[] array)
      { }

      public static void Bar(params int[] array = null)
      { }

      static void Main(string[] args)
      {
      Foo(); // Foo(new int[0]);
      Bar(); // Bar(null);
      }

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for "dpi aware" bitmaps in WPF

        An article on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms701681.aspx) recommends providing bitmaps in several sizes for each graphic. This is a very good idea, and there should be built-in support for this in WPF.

        Example:

        <Image Source="myBitmap.ico" Width="16" Height="16" />

        Then, depending on the dpi setting, WPF automatically will select that bitmap in the ico file whose size matches best the required pixel size (i.e. 96 dpi -> 16x16 pixels, 120 dpi -> 20x20 pixels etc.).

        This, of course, is only an example of how it could be implemented, there might be better ways.

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • (Editor) Disable adding a new line after C# [Attributes] when auto-formatting

          This thread pretty much says it all >> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9e5dd395-afd7-46d7-845d-5345a3268961/dont-let-the-editor-insert-a-new-line-after-a-c-attribute?forum=visualstudiogeneral <<

          What I want is:

          Auto format ->

          [MyAttribute1] [MyAttribute2] Stuff MyStuff;
          [MyAttribute1] OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

          But what I get is:

          Auto format ->

          [MyAttribute1]
          [MyAttribute2]
          Stuff MyStuff;

          [MyAttribute1]
          OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

          which is quite annoying.

          There is no option anywhere to disable adding a new line - This should be a very basic built-in option.

          Thanks.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Capture Image in coded UI for Windows Store Apps

            Coded UI for Windows Store Apps is not supporting capture image

            Need to have a way to capture Image in coded UI for windows store Apps if we need to verify any Image.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • open side-loading for consumer versions of windows

              The side-loading workflow for the enterprise versions of windows is fairly simple and secure. However, the barriers to side-loading apps on consumer versions of windows is too high relative to the alternatives: the open web platform and (for x86 windows at least) traditional win32/.net app distribution on the desktop.

              In addition, there are several compelling non-LOB use cases for side loading in consumer versions of windows without requiring paid product keys purchased in bulk:

              Open source: LGPL and GPL software - these licenses are incompatible with the closed app store distribution model.

              Privately distributed apps for non-enterprise related groups: e.g.…

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                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please incorporate the way to validate the background color of a cell in a grid through UIA or codedUI automation.

                Problem : There is no way to validate the background color of a cell in a grid through UIA or codedUI automation. Request you to please incorporate this feature. This would be a nice feature to have for testers who use Visual Studio and MSDN Library a lot on a working day.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable copy/paste of files between solutions

                  If often want to take files from a solution open in one VS instance, and add them to a solution open in another. If I try the usual copy/paste, I get an error "The source files for this operation cannot be found in this solution".

                  Please could you make VS smarter so that it can handle this.

                  11 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

                    Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • LET ME PRINT IN COLOR!!!! I cannot believe that the latest version of Visual Studio (2013) STILL does not let me print in color.

                      I cannot believe that I still cannot print in color. When I google this issue, I get 14 MILLION hits! This feature would be a simple check box on the printer dialog form and a little bit of code behind it. Very simple.

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                      • One Line Initialization

                        I have a suggestion for a possible syntax improvement in visual basic.net. It's towards the initialization portion of a one line multiple declaration. Here is an example:

                        'Syntax:
                        Dim a, b, c As Integer = 5

                        'Output:
                        'a = 5
                        'b = 5
                        'c = 5

                        Attached is a file of an example where I would want to use a one line initialization. Take a look at the test scores(test1, test2, test3). An easier way to declare those would be:

                        Dim test1, test2, test3 As Double = -1

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a program, to be used by command line, on TFS and Visual Studio, for code clone analysis.

                          Like FxCop, in order to make a code coverage analysis, for our projects, it's also required to make a code clone analysis. I know that it's possible on Visual Studio IDE, but for Agile projects, it's more powerful by command line.

                          5 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add the readonly flag to area or iteration path on work item type (WIT)

                            Part of the communication with our business requires the fact that these users cannot change the iteration or area for a given work item. Unfortunately, we cannot make this field readonly
                            It would be great to have this functionality though (along with other functionalities that are not working at the moment)

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                            • Insert Image button is missing in Eclipse TEE

                              We are using Team Explorer Everywhere(TEE 2013) with the Eclipse IDE.

                              When we try to edit work items that have an HTML field from Eclipse, we realized that there is no "insert image" button in the HTML field toolbar. This button is present in Team Web Access and Visual Studio. This creates an inconsistency among the clients.

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                              • "team explorer everywhere"

                                We are using Team Explorer Everywhere(TEE 2013) with the Eclipse IDE.

                                When we edit work items that have an HTML field. There is no "insert image" button in the HTML field toolbar. This button is present in Team Web Access and Visual Studio. This creates an inconsistency among the clients.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Solution Explorer remember its new view

                                    In VS2012 it is possible to create New Solution Explorer View which allows developer to have a separate solution explorer view showing only one project or only one folder. This is great when you open several separate sub-windows in IDE and arrange different files to different sub-windows and also you can dock your new solution explorer views to your sub-windows. The problem is that your new solution explorer view is not remembered when you close IDE. On the next startup you'll get your sub-windows but not your solution explorer views.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for Java

                                      There are a lot of people that know Java and are not fond of c++ or c#, like me. Right now I am aware that you can make simple applications with Java in Visual Studio, but that is very hard to do. I think there should be direct support to Java in Visual Studio, there would be a lot of people that would benefit from this.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Task list should remember comment tasks when closing and re-opening Visual Studio

                                        I do this:

                                        1. I type a todo comment such as "// todo: fix all the problems in this function."

                                        2. I go to the Task List and see the todo item listed.

                                        3. I save-all and close Visual Studio.

                                        4. I re-open Visual Studio and re-open the same project.

                                        5. The Task List is empty. However, the todo comment is still in the code.

                                        If I do anything to the todo comment, then it re-appears in the Task List. But what about all the other todo comments I have throughout the code?

                                        This Task List seems like a pretty…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add "HttpClient" to tag list for Microsoft.Net.Http NuGet package

                                          Currently, a search for "HttpClient" has Microsoft.AspNet.WebApi.Client show up first, even though that package has fewer downloads. If "HttpClient" was in the tag list for Microsoft.Net.Http, then that package would be the first search result, which is desirable for those searches.

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                                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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