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  1. Single-Line For Each

    Something like single-line "If" statement:

    For Each val In Values Then DoSomethingOneLine

    Without "Next" keyword.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatic conversion to DependencyProperty

      When creating custom controls and/or classes, it is not unusual to need to define a property as a DependencyProperty. I always find this to be time consuming extra effort that it should be able to be done by Visual Studio. Just like Visual Studio can modify methods for async/await when necessary, I would like to be able to do the same thing to have it convert a regular property into a DependencyProperty.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automatically escape regex characters in FindNextSelected (Ctrl-F3)

        When regular expresison are turned on in the quick-search/find dialog, Edit.FindNextSelected (Ctrl-F3) fails to compensate for regex characters in the current selection. So searching fails when I select ".method(int" and hit Ctrl-F3 because the bracket '(' is not escaped. I am now searching for an incomplete regular expression. Similarly, the '.' isn't escaped and will match any character.

        I wrote a macro back in VS2008 days which did this, simply searching the selection for regex special characters and escaping them, but it no longer works since the macro editor was removed.

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatic comments like MonoDevelop/Xamarin Studio

          Automatically produce comments based on the class/interface name
          for example

          class GUIManager

          would produce
          /**
          * Manages the Graphical User Interface
          **/

          Picks up key words GUI (Graphical User Interface), Manager

          This would make documenting so much easier and efficient.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • pull request priority

            Be able to set a priority or importance on pull requests.

            Some pull requests are more urgent than others, and it would be nice to put something on the pull request to show that.

            For instance, a hot fix would be Priority 1, while a run of the mill commit would be 2 or something.

            3 votes
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            • NuGet Package Visualizer is missing from Visual Studio 2015

              Please add back in the "NuGet Package Visualizer" to Visual Studio 2015 that existed in Visual Studio 2013.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Auto-complete in native debug engine (Visual C++)

                Native Visual C++ debugger lacks an auto-complete functionality. While typing to a Watch Window, pressing Ctrl+Space does nothing and neither does pressing a dot symbol (which lists members of the object in a code editor). We have to type full expressions to the debugger windows like Watch Window, Intermediate window, Memory, etc. Previous versions of VS had this problem so this is a missing feature. Please implement it.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support c++11 unique_ptr and shared_ptr with C++/CLI

                  C++11 introduced move and unique_ptr, shared_ptr and weak_ptr. This new types highly improve the productivity and the robustness of C++ code. When we implement wrapper/adapter for the new for C++ code that uses unique_ptr/shared_ptr/weak_ptr we have to somehow return to raw pointers because it is only possible to store raw pointers inside of managed classes.
                  When it is not possible to somehow allow unique_ptr/shared_ptr/weak_ptr as members of managed C++/CLI classes (ref class/struct) my suggestion is to use a similar approach as with gcroot and to provide a wrapper for that pointer types.

                  8 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make Code Lens for Visual Studio 2015 Community

                    Make Code Lens available for Visual Studio 2015 Community. This is a must for single app developers when develop for Windows 10.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a user defined tab name for new Solution Explorer Views

                      Ability to Add a user defined tab name for new Solution Explorer Views

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • MFC: Please add "range based for" support for CArray

                        CArray<T> array;
                        for (auto& val : array) {}

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Basic 2010 Express registration key cannot obtain. Get "page no longer exists".

                          When go to "help" in Visual Basic 2010 Express free edition, then to "register", you end up at a page that is no longer active. It says "We are sorry the page you requested cannot be found". This may occur after you sign in to your MIcrosoft account. I recently downloaded this for a course this fall. So you see I can not register it with 30 days as suggested. I can not register it at all. Will it still continue to work if I do not register it? Registration is free.

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                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Typescript.NET on server side

                            I suggest the following items:
                            A. You create a language Typescript.net on the server side which will compile typescript to .NET IL on the server side similar to the way we have typescript transpiling to javascript on the client or browser side. With Roslyn available this possibility will mean that code written on the server side in C#/VB and complied to .NET IL could be reserved from IL to typescript.net and you have one language for both server side (Typescript.net) and client side (typescript).
                            B. You should create Typescript RIA services just as you had in silverlight RIA services for…

                            7 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Typescript.NET or server side

                              I suggest the following items:
                              A. You create a language Typescript.net on the server side which will compile typescript to .NET IL on the server side similar to the way we have typescript transpiling to javascript on the client or browser side. With Roslyn available this possibility will mean that code written on the server side in C#/VB and complied to .NET IL could be reserved from IL to typescript.net and you have one language for both server side (Typescript.net) and client side (typescript).
                              B. You should create Typescript RIA services just as you had in silverlight RIA services for…

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add option Find separated commented code and functional code

                                Create checkbox adding the option to search commented code separated that functional code.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improvement for Find Shelveset section.

                                  I propose add combobox instead of textbox in "Find Shelvesets" section. Combo should contain team member names or at least last input values.
                                  Reason: it is not comfortable to look for shelvesets of another team members as you need to know how them names are spelled.

                                  26 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio Code for Windows RT

                                    Develop a Visual Studio Code version to Windows RT.
                                    Just the resources to create a Windows App, a Windows Phone App, HTML and JavaScript edition are enough.

                                    I know that Windows Phone development requires an emulator and it's hard to create... but remove the emulator. I can deploy the source to my mobile and test it.

                                    The same situation to Windows Apps: we won't create a App with risks to the RT environment.

                                    HTML and JavaScript can be written on notepad, but Visual Studio is the best.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Search Box Search History

                                      Ideally (from my perspective), the search box in TFS would search all fields when provided unqualified search terms--this is what Fogbugz did (or at least if there were fields left out I never noticed). But I would certainly expect it to search the history of the discussions in bugs. When a developer is trying to find a duplicate bug for a crash with a certain callstack, or trying to find that one bug where Ross talked about DT_DATE, or whatever it may be, we need to provide them with the tools to quickly find them.

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                                      • show last user who modified the file when comparing folder

                                        show last user who modified the file as a column when are comparing folder

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                                        • Provide better support for managing TFS user licences

                                          As per the comments from Betty, Myself and Bebo on Brian's Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2015/07/27/included-cals-and-tiered-pricing.aspx#10631001

                                          It is not easy for administrators to grant correct access to on Prem TFS based on the end-user's licensing level, CAL, MSDN, etc. At the moment it is mostly an honesty policy.

                                          15 votes
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