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  1. Diff Window F8 hotkey "Next Difference" should go to the next difference within line, not simply the beginning of the line, containing diff

    Currently, word wrap is disabled in the diff window. This is understandable as it would complicate the diff. However, some files do not use great formatting. F8 currently finds the next LINE with a difference. It would be nice if F8 hotkey on diff window did a little more - Specifically, make F8 find the next difference AND ALSO horizontal scroll to the actual difference on that line.
    With word wrap currently disabled on diff and F8 only bring you to the beginning of the line, which contains a difference, it's basically impossible to actually horizontal scroll to the difference…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add native local iOS compile and debug support for Cordova projects

      Now that tools are available to load and compile Xcode projects, can we get this support extended to Cordova projects too? I would love to have one machine for coding, building, and debugging instead of having to set up both a Windows box and a Mac to create iOS apps using Cordova.

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        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • C++ Cordova plugin without Java or Objective-C

        Since Cordova.exec serialize the method name and its parameters, it would be awesome to be able to avoid calling a Java JNI (or Objective-C) wrapper to pass these parameters to some C++ code.
        I wrote an Android NativeActivity in C++ but Cordova always requires the java class instead of using directly the C++ NativeActivity.

        I believe the same could be done for iOS, that is avoiding the ObjectiveC wrapper and invoke directly C++ code.

        This would really ease the portability of business logic which would have poor performance using javascript.

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          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • In SSDT Schema compare, add an inline view

          In Visual Studio's schema comparison, there's an option that makes it easy to look at the differences in lines by showing them above / below each other. It would be nice to bring this view into the schema comparison.

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • BUG: In SSDT Tabular Model editor, Ctrl+Tab should still allow changing windows

            In the model editor, Ctrl+Tab changes which table is selected rather than changing tabs within Visual Studio. This is a little annoying.

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              0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Port WPF to Mac OS 10

              If the rest of .Net is going there, why not WPF?

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add keyboard shortcut for the horizontal scroll

                Add support for the horizontal scroll with some keyboard shortcut + mouse wheel

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Should have one feature to develop all mobile application also.

                  As this IDE being use to develop Console, System, and Web application same as one feature should have in this IDE through that Developer can develop all kind of mobile application.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improved Renaming TOOL

                    When a software entity (e.g., a field) is renamed for some reason (e.g., correcting a typo), it likely that other related and similar entities should be renamed accordingly. The rationale is that if an engineer makes a mistake in naming a software entity it is likely for her to make the same mistake in naming similar and closely related software entities. However, existing renaming tools, e.g., Visual studio and Eclipse, could not suggest developers to rename such related entities.

                    To solve this problem, we have proposed an approach. The approach is presented in the attached paper which was accepted for…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • allow variables or expressions to the right of the , in watch values for array sizing, instead of just constants

                      In VS debugger, watch expressions with a , allow you to use a constant to display the type as an array using the constant as the size. I'd like to be able to use a variable to the right of the ,

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • IDE template

                        With the IDE template you can make your own IDE Program.Select the Programming Language and make the Design!

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add constructor to interface

                          I think we need a posibility to add constructor in interface. I am very curious, why this simple feature isn't implemented yet. Why can't i write something like

                          interface ITest
                          {
                          ITest(string s);
                          }

                          So all inherited classes will need to implement constructor that will take string as parameter

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Why you do not continue expanding Ajax client side scripting?

                            I see no reason why you should not continue extending client side scripting in Microsoft Ajax. Is a great framework, unique I would say and it can be used even in technologies like MVC. Sys.UI.DataView and Ajax client side controls remain very powerful.

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                            • In Razor allow @if {}, @{}, etc. even if the code is ALREADY inside the body of a code block

                              Sometimes it's very hard to decide with just a glance at the code whether you're inside or outside a "code block". There's no reason for the Razor compiler to throw an error if you even if not needed add the extra @ in front of an 'if' or add a new (sub) code block with '@{ }' while already inside a code block.

                              In addition, the status "inside code block" is determined by the SURROUNDING code, not the code itself. So, if you correctly add or leave out the @ in front of an 'if' and then later change the…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve Conditional Breakpoints performance

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                                Breakpoint Condition in a long loop is super heavy. Also, stop debugging takes a long time if I use the Breakpoint Condition.

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                                complaint about the Performance of conditional breakpoints, which is a well-known problem in managed code. The problem is breakpoints are inherently high overhead on a managed runtime you just don’t really notice when you’re hitting it once because “slow” is measured in tens of milliseconds per breakpoint hit, but when you have a conditional one you actually pay the performance cost of hitting the breakpoint then evaluating the expression every time that location is reached;…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Consider void as a valid return value

                                  I often write methods where I will bail out on a certain condition but also be able to Log a message.

                                  Currently I am often writing something like this

                                  public void SetProductDiscontinued(string code)
                                  {
                                  var product = Products.Load(code);
                                  if (product == null)
                                  {
                                  Log("Product not found: " + code);
                                  return;
                                  }

                                  if (product.Discontinued)
                                  {
                                  Log("Product already discontinued: " + code);
                                  return;
                                  }

                                  product.Discontinued = true;
                                  Products.Update(product);
                                  }

                                  it would be smoother to write:

                                  public void SetProductDiscontinued(string code)
                                  {
                                  var product = Products.Load(code);
                                  if (product == null) return Log("Product not found: " + code);
                                  if (product.Discontinued) return Log("Product already discontinued: "…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • CodedUI command to turn the device offline

                                    I think it would be a good idea to make it possible to write a Code which turns the device offline as sometimes you need to test how an app would act if it went offline e.g. after launching the app.

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                                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Help redirect to external sources

                                        Allow redirect help to external sources like W3C for HTML elements, attributes, CSS, ....

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                                        • Add comment intellisense for xml comments contained in a different file

                                          It is possible to put your comments in a different file using the XML include tag referenced here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/9h8dy30z.aspx. However there is no support for comment intellisense using this method. Please add support for displaying the documentation popup messages for comments included in a different file. This allows source code to be kept clean from story-like comments, while still retaining the valuable documentation.

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