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  1. Automatic clear old version files when new version published with clickonce

    Currently, if we publish with clickonce for many times,after a period of times, the disk space maybe full, because of lot of old version files still on the disk.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for Macros in Debugging Command Line Arguments and Executable path for C# solutions

      I am working on an Excel addin written in C#.

      One thing that is very painful is that there is no support for Macros in the command line arguments and executable path in C# debugging panel.

      i.e. when you are working on an Excel addin, typically you need to launch Excel.exe with your addin on the command line arguments.

      What I would really need is to be able to enter

      1 - $(EXCELPATH) in the Start External Program textbox and I would set ExcelPath somehow externally.

      2 - $(TargetDir)/Myaddin.xll as command line arguments

      Unfortunately for C# solution, these macros/envvars are…

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow .net 4.0.3 clickonce deployment with XP support in VS2012/VS2013 above

        .net 4.0.3 is the latest version support on XP, But it cannot be deployed with .net 4.0.3.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Support inline information for C++ debugging

            The Visual Studio debugger doesn't correctly understand code that has been inlined by the C++ compiler. Please improve the debugging experience when debugging through code that has been inlined

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Reopen review is required.

              Reopen review is required.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • About PeerFinder.Role: A Host app can connect to up to five Client apps. I think five is too little

                PeerFinder.Role: A Host app can connect to up to five Client apps. I think five is too little,if the maximum is 22, develop a football game app will become easier.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • dynamically load DLL

                  I think the windows desktop program do well, can be dynamically loaded DLL user-defined, but windows store app does not. a lot of APP need dynamically load DLL when they need, if can not dynamically loaded DLL, will greatly reduce the number of windows store app. it will also be very frustrating thing.

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                    1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Replace the error message box with something "nicer"

                    I'm talking in general, but also specifically about when Team Explorer cannot connect to TFS. When I'm in a plane, airport, coffee shop, park, ... etc. I don't want Visual Studio to scare me as if something bad happened... I'm just not connected to TFS at the moment, so what? I'll connect later.
                    Similarly, there are (in any) very few errors that worth showing such message box and the scary sound of Windows error. So, please keep it for those errors and replace it everywhere else.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add syntactic sugar for enum parsing

                      It would be nice to be able to parse strings to enums generally using syntax like:

                      Colosrs colorValue = Colors.Parse(colorString);

                      instead of the cumbersome:

                      Colors colorValue = (Colors) Enum.Parse(typeof(Colors), colorString);

                      The above could just be syntactic sugar for the last.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improove GDI+

                        Difficult to understand ... GDI+ is not improoving from many years. Or if you have decided to go to a different Language for graphic give to it direct support from IDE.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Populating an array in a simple way with a single value

                          Probably there is already a way to do what I'm asking for. But I've not found!

                          Actual style:

                          Dim myVector(10) As Int32

                          For aa = 0 To myVector.Length - 1
                          myVector(aa) = -1
                          Next

                          Proposed style:
                          myVector(all) = -1

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • ToolTips Need Reasonable (or Configurable) Line Breaks

                            ToolTips need some kind of reasonable line break. Take a look at the attached image. The ToolTip extends way across my screen and is not easily readable. There needs to be either a reasonable default or a configurable value that specifies when the TooTip text displays an embedded line brerak, causing teh text to appear on mutliple lines.

                            For me, personally, this is a problem as I often recorde screen casts along the left edge of my screen and then all of the sudden, VS destroys my recording with its obtrusive ToolTip.

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                            • In Windows 10 the new Visual State Managers allow the UI to adapt to different Width and Height. When in debug mode, it will be handy to hav

                              In Windows 10 the new Visual State Manager allows the UI to adapt to different Width and Height. When in debug mode, it will be handy to have current window size in overlay (similar to frame rate now)

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                                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual graphical language

                                VGL
                                Visual graphical language
                                Summary: in this article suggest that make a new computer languages with name visual graphical language or alias VGL
                                Background: this languages is totally graphical. Section of variable definition has a toolbox for himself and can define variables graphically. Section of programing has a toolbox for himself and can make a program totally graphical.
                                Article: the basic of this languages comes below
                                1- Total of variable type derived from himself basic class and total basic class has icon for himself that this icons exists in toolbox of variable definition section and with drag or double click…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • integrate/bundle the PixelSense SDK API into WPF or at least use some of its best ideas and provide a "touch" simulator

                                  Integrate/bundle the PixelSense SDK API into WPF or at least use some of its best ideas.

                                  It's not always practical to buy every piece of hardware with touch capabilities or not possible (e.g. people using MacBooks and BootCamp to develop....touch screen doesn't exist).

                                  Also if you are doing testing/development in virtual machines, you are unlikely to have any virtual "touch" hardware available.

                                  So please provide a "virtual touch simulator" as provided (or used to be provided) in the PixelSense SDK. Let it run on Vista, Windows 7, etc....and think about testing...e.g. how can we record gestures and touch events, so…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • WPF window designer: always show height on auto grid rows

                                      Currently, in the WPF Window Designer, only larger height rows show their actual height when set to Auto - it would be really helpful if you could find a way to extend this to smaller height rows, especially as eg data entry type forms generally have most grid rows in the 20-25 range of height. I'd

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                                      • menu editor in VS

                                        working with menus it's annoying to open each dropdownmenu and strech the window to show all properties with one glance.
                                        Saving the layout of first menu editing window and it will be mutch faster to work in a menu structor.

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