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  1. C++ MFC: Dynamic Binding of Windows Events

    Allow a QT style dynamic binding of UI events.

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option set Windows phone emulator like a always top window during live visual debuging

      When I using Live visual tree function in new VS2015 on my windows phone app, I must always switching between vs windows and window with WP emulator. Option "pin emulator to top during debug" will be very handy in this case.

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      • try using statements to avoid some nesting

        try using (StreamWriter writer = File.AppendText(path))
        {
        writer.WriteLine(line);
        }
        catch (IOException
        {
        throw;
        }

        would be nicer syntax than

        try
        {
        using (StreamWriter w = File.AppendText(path))
        {
        w.WriteLine(line);
        }
        }
        catch (IOException)
        {
        throw;
        }

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • InstallShield Limited Edition setup project kill performance

          When we add an InstallShield Limited Edition setup project in a solution, Visual Studio will often stop responding and become much more slower.

          And by the way, if such a project is loaded when we open a solution, Visual Studio will crash thus we have to rename the folder so that next time we start Visual Studio the project won't be load automatically (and then load it manually).

          And since Visual Studio stop responding much more often when we have such project in a solution, we have to restart Visual Studio much more often (and have to do the manual…

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            2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for OS Testrunner

            I' d like to use testrunners from OS unit test frameworks in Visual Studio.

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            • Make WPF Cross Platform

              Make WPF built apps work on the big 3 (Windows, Linux, Mac). This would make using Visual Studio and the WPF framework a slam dunk for UI tasks!

              As it is, I am using WPF primarily for prototyping (by only one developer). When it comes to actual development we ditch Visual Studio and use cross platform frameworks and IDEs.

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              • Operator Try get Index Otherwise.

                I would like to Handle Indexing Exceptions by adding Default value after index.

                I will Show the operator as @.(just an example sign to clarify)

                Example 1:

                string[] args = new string[3];

                string str = args[4] @ "default" ; // Try get args[4]. otherwise "default"

                Example 2:

                List<int> RGBA_Color = new List<int> {55, 55, 55};

                int alpha = RGBA_Color[3] @ 0 ; // Try get value otherwise 0

                Example 3:

                Dictionary<string , Action> _dic;

                _dic["Key"] @ (() => { }) (); // Try get value otherwise

                This can really help Improve code readabilty. Specially in cases that we have unknown…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a step by step wizard for MVVM across all platforms with data connectivity

                  Provide a step by step wizard for MVVM across all platforms with data connectivity

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • WPF Split view - multi screen

                    When I write XAML code to create a view I can only split the design window two ways - verticaly or horizontaly.
                    But many developers are using more than one screen and I think it would be very nice to be able to split this WPF designer into 2 windows.
                    So on one screen developer will see just the design window and on the other screen will be the XAML editor with file related to this design view.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Increase outlining tooltip font size or make it configurable

                      In Visual Studio 2015 tooltips of collapsed outlining got colored fonts, which is great, but also the font size of those tooltips was changed much smaller compared to the plain text. The same applies to also some other tooltips within the text editor. I prefer to have the plain text small to maximize the amount of visible text but this makes tooltips hard to read.

                      I suggest either
                      a) making the tooltip font size independently configurable instead of being bound to the plain text font size or
                      b) increasing the tooltip font size to almost as large as the plain…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Streamline Visual Studio extension and product updates

                        Problem : I often see notifications when I open VS for extension and product updates. I then waste time installing them and restarting. Even more frustrating is that some product updates complain that VS is open even though they require VS to be opened in order to notify you.

                        Proposal: Decouple the notifications and updates from the IDE so that they could run when windows opens and I can install them all (possibly automatically) before I even open VS.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • Refactor the project edition window

                            The project edition window is far from being ergonomic compared to today's strandards. It's design have not changed a lot since VS6 and it wouldn't be a problem if editing project properties wouldn't feel like trying to write a book on my smartphone.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change recent docs to favourite docs or at least allow me to pin certain solutions.

                              I work on several projects but have three main ones. It's annoying when one falls of the recent projects menu because I've been doing other things recently. It'd be better if I could say that there are some that are always on the list.

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                              • add ability to save open-file state so that it can be recalled at a later time.

                                We all get interrupted while working on one thing in a solution, and need to start looking at an unrelated other thing in the same solution. When solutions are large - and when we're new to them - memorizing their structure (file locations, object relations, etc) and code placement is difficult. I'd like to be able to save the state of opened files somewhere (to some file), and be able to restore/reopen those files later.

                                I am not confusing this with shelving - at this point, my open files may not have any of my changes at all, as I…

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                                • allow user to move a PBI or bug to another project

                                  If there are multiple projects running, allow the user to move a PBI or bug ticket from one project to another. Currently you have to remove the task from one project and add it again in the other project.

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                                  • reportviewer direct print function to printer for example sales bill

                                    reportviewer direct print function to printer for example sales bill

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                                    • Allow modifying mouse settings

                                      You've given us a nice interface for keyboard customization. Why not give us the ability to customize what the mouse buttons do? For example, I have a mouse with a back and forward button. However, they do nothing by default in Visual Studio. I'd like to be able to tell VS to execute a command with these buttons, but I can't. I have to use the mouse software to convert the button push to a keyboard shortcut. Another example is my mouse's left and right scroll "buttons" (the scroll wheel rocks side to side to do the horizontal scrolling). I…

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                                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support CTRL-0 to reset zoom

                                        There seems a be some odd series of keystrokes that cause the text in code windows to get zoomed in and out accidentally, I see this all the time on multiple machines.

                                        Some ways to fix this are to click on the Zoom dropdown in the corner of the window or to hold the CTRL button and spin the mouse wheel. Both of these options are annoying because they force you to use the mouse.

                                        In most web browsers, CTRL-0 is a standardized shortcut for restoring the text to it's original 100% zoom, and it's what a lot of people…

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