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  1. Allow cloaked folders to be moved/renamed

    Currently if a folder is cloaked, the options to move or rename it are disabled in the Source Control Explorer. It should be possible to do these operations even if the folder is cloaked.

    In addition, when I want to uncloak a folder, Visual Studio should not force me to close my current solution (especially if it is in a different Team Project).

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow multiple selected folders to be cloacked in the Source Control Explorer

      Currently, you can cloak a single folder at a time in the Source Control Explorer (right click, Advanced -> Cloak). It would be nice to be able to cloak several folders at once.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow command line debugging without a project file

        With visual studio 2008, one could compile and debug without the need of a visual studio project file:

        cl /Zi main.c /link kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib

        devenv /debugexe main.exe

        After visual studio 2008, this was no longer possible. I would like the ability to quickly prototype and debug code without setting up project settings

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow command line redirection when using the Visual Studio Profiler

          Currently you cannot pipe the output from one program into another when profiling code. Eg: rtl_fm -f 102.1M -M wbfm | main.exe using visual studio 2013

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            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please make it "Сonditional"

            myInt32Var = myBooleanExpression ? 1;
            //or
            myInt32Var ?= myBooleanExpression : 1;
            //or
            myInt32Var = 1 ? myBooleanExpression;
            //or
            myInt32Var ?= 1 : myBooleanExpression;

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Use more than one WPF-Touch applications simultaneously with touch.

              I have a Dell xps 2720 System. -->10 Finger Touch. Everything works fine as long I do not open the application more than one time! It seems the .net Framework is not able to share its touch system over more than one wpf Application.

              More information in this post.

              http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/1051614f-56f0-4641-a5fa-e99cc0156365/use-more-than-one-wpftouch-applications-simultaneously-with-touch?forum=wpf#ba13b5fc-3ecc-453c-9230-584de6cec968

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • change password on edit profile page.

                Users cannot change their password on edit profile page.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide option to group Generic types

                  Every construct that will reduce the number of generic types needed to be written will significantly improve readability and maintainability.

                  I suggest to provide 'grouping' of generic types (as one can do in C++ by using templates and typedefs), something like:

                  genericsgroup TypesIntDataProvider
                  {
                  TFetchParams,
                  TResult where TResult : IEnumerable<int>
                  }

                  interface DataProvider<TypesIntDataProvider T>
                  {
                  T.TResult Fetch(T.TFetchParams fetchParams);
                  }

                  Or even crazy generics- 'genericsgroup' with implicitly inferred types:

                  genericsgroup TypesDataProvider<TItem>
                  {
                  TFetchParams,
                  TResult where TResult : IEnumerable<TItem>
                  }

                  interface DataProvider<TypesDataProvider T>
                  // I DO expect TItem to be inferred on instantiation
                  {
                  T.TResult Fetch(T.TFetchParams fetchParams);
                  }

                  Then use it like: …

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make typeof() optional when possible

                    DependencyProperty.RegisterReadOnly("View", typeof(ICollectionView), typeof(CollectionViewSource), new FrameworkPropertyMetadata((ICollectionView)null));

                    Imagine replacing previous piece of C# code with following:

                    DependencyProperty.RegisterReadOnly("View", ICollectionView, CollectionViewSource, new FrameworkPropertyMetadata((ICollectionView)null));

                    As far as I can see there is little chance for confusion here, as compiler knows that a type is expected here and type name can be provided directly, without typeof() operator. A confusion might happen if there is a variable/property with the same name as the type, in this case compiler might require disambiguation.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add more sample text and explanation to colors/fonts customization

                      Currently, customizing colors and fonts has only one sample text, "ij = I::oO(0xB81l);". When changing colors or fonts, this text is updated. Unfortunately, the text rarely reflects the type of display item being changed.

                      Also, what's the difference between "User Types - Interfaces" and "User Types (Interfaces)"? There are lots of display items whose names are at best vague and usually are not descriptive of to what they refer.

                      My suggestion is: in the dialog where colors and fonts are updated:

                      1) The sample text should directly reflect what is being changed and not be a static string that rarely…

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 4 votes
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                        • Why not a .NET hardware processor, where native code is the same bytecode?

                          Is the superscalar processor the best platform for execute .NET?
                          (considering that .NET CLR is a stack machine and superscalar processor is a machine based in registers)

                          The short answer is: No

                          Superscalar processor were designed for languages like C (based in registers), but CLR (the virtual machine of .NET) is a stack machine, so the paralellism at instruction level that brings superscalar processor is difficult to implement for stack machine (remember, operations on stack machine happen at the top of stack).

                          For Java is the same story (because JVM is also a stack machine).
                          Do you remember the idea…

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                          • Why not an official Microsoft versión of .NET for Linux?

                            Why not an official Microsoft implementation of .NET on Linux and other flavors of Unix?

                            The success of Java is just its presence in multitude of platforms, but .NET is much more rich for the front-end side.

                            With cloud computing, in the future the Operating System and DBMS will be only a commodity. both will be less important because they will be managed by the cloud provider.

                            For the future, we need platform independence for interoperate into a multi-cloud ecosystem.

                            At the end of the day, Unix is not a strange world for Microsoft, remember Xenix.

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                            • Remove extension restrictions from Visual Studio Express edition

                              Remove extension restrictions from Visual Studio Express edition.
                              This is what you get when you try to install an extension in Visual Studio Express

                              3/7/2014 11:37:52 AM - Microsoft VSIX Installer
                              3/7/2014 11:37:52 AM - -------------------------------------------
                              3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Initializing Install...
                              3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Extension Details...
                              3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Identifier : FSharpVSPowerTools.68b42cfe-c752-4094-8dba-ed48aa81cac8
                              3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Name : F# Power Tools
                              3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Author : fsharp.org
                              3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Version : 0.3.2
                              3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Description : A colllection of additional commands for F# in Visual Studio
                              3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Locale :…

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                              • Show the file size in the Properties window when files are selected in Solution Explorer

                                It would be helpful to know how big (in bytes/kilobytes) each file is without having to go to Windows File Explorer, especially for asset files (images, stylesheets etc.).

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                                • Debug-time user defined assembly import/injection with "source weaving" through user defined keyword

                                  When debugging C#, it would be handy to be able to have your own assembly with "debugging-aids" available without needing to change projects or the source code.

                                  implementation and use from end user perspective:

                                  1. Create "Tools" project, to which you can add functions that can be called from any of your projects without changing them, these functions are behind user-definable keyword. eg. The key left of "1" is "§". After defining "§" as the keyword and creating a BP() function, I can add §BP or §BP() into code or into disassembly, but it won't be added into the files…

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                                  • Generate and Infer the type 'y' declaration for C# if (!x.Try(out y)) { error; } pattern

                                    Automate the editing experience such that the y out-type declaration you'd have to write prior to the Try(out y ..), would be prepared by the IDE at the point which you have decided which possible Try- overload you want to use.

                                    At this point the IDE could write the "InferredType y = ***;" for you, and you would only need to fill in the blank, without needing to manully navigate back above the Try.. call and create the declaration.

                                    http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/Why-Roslyns-inline-declaration-expressions-are-no-panacea

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                                    • allow http connection to remote IIS instead of ftp in VS Express Web

                                      Front Page Extensions is the only way to have an http connection to a remote IIS now, and Front Page extensions is not supported by Microsoft. So, there should be an alternative like WebDAV to support editing web sites on a remote IIS server.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Edit & continue: Support editing embedded resources

                                        I would like to do edit & continue on embedded resources, such that when I edit an embedded resource while debugging is paused, that when I continue debugging, the new resource is read when I call Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream.

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                                        • Buffer.Compare

                                          Buffer.Compare(Array src, int srcOffset, Array dst, int dstOffset, int count)

                                          Works like memcmp, returns 0 if equal, etc.

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