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  1. Allow mdbg to read and write native pdb files

    mdbg [aka Microsoft.Samples.Debugging.CorSymbolStore] does not handle parsing of pdbs for native binaries. This makes analysing native pdbs in managed code much more difficult than it should be.

    Please extend mdbg to handle native pdbs.
    Cheers
    John

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Validation and default values for automatic properties

      Validation for automatic properties can be done so:
      public class A {
      public string Property1 { get; set; default "Some string"; validate !string.IsNullOrEmpty(value); }
      }
      public int Grade { get; set; default 0; validate value > 0 && value <=5;}
      }

      Note that value in validate statement is the NEW value, not current.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add all shortcuts provided in Visualstudio IDE in a single place Help

        Add all available shortcuts which Visualstudio IDE supports in single place called Help.

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          0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a sharepoint operator: $

          Makes what I want.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show IntelliSense for resource strings in quotes.

            Example: similar to "my resource string".

            This just makes it more readable.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Implement onion-skinning in the IDE

                Onion skinning is conceptual layers for things like logging and other cross-cutting concerns that allows you to "fade them out" so you can read only the business logic and thus see the wood without the trees.

                The actual source code does not change - it just allows us to choose how much to see.

                Many developers already do this with #Region but it would be easier for the IDE to do it for us?

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • source control selection by project (not IDE or solution)

                    Today source control selection is bounded to all IDE, once its configurated as a general option.
                    This configuration should be done on each project AND having that general config as a default.
                    I cant open 2 projects with different source controls without having to change it all the time to the one i want.
                    If i work with Github, SVN and TFS every project i open i'll have to change source control again to handle my project and this is annoying.

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                    • Enable F5 = Debug (Ctrl+F5=Run) for test projects (like VS2010 did)

                      In VS2010, if the startup project was a test project, pressing F5 would automatically run all (and only!) the tests in that DLL. This was dropped when the test manager (?) was royally screwed up in 2012, and apparently hasn't been re-added in 2013.

                      Also, can you make the test manager faster? We've got 5000 unit tests, and it takes several minutes just to "find" them all! I'm not talking about running the tests - just finding all 5000 of them.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Give the editor a regular expression builder

                        It should be possibly to assemble a regular expression with drag and plug. The result would of course be guaranteed correct. The would be a palette of standard constructs, some (character set, literal) would need an extra argument, for some (repeat, alternate) the argument(s) would recursively be REs, which could be ones you had previously saved. RE heaven!

                        It should be possibly to save it under a name (as someone else suggested), and it would be splendid to be able to export it in the most important RE syntaxes, including UNIX/GNU (with options for what needs quoting), MSVS 2010, MSVS…

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable stack walking in the debugger

                          I so often want to move one frame up or down the stack, which goes Alt-D-W-C-arrow-enter. I should like to be able to do it with one key combination, so I can just go up or down by repeatedly pressing a single key (while holding others). It would suffice to have up or down defined as commands, then Tools.Customise would finish the job.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • New "switch all" operator for enumerates

                            It would be desirable to have a switch all (Enumerate) kind of operator, that would produce a compiler error if there is an enumerate value missing from the switch case list.

                            This would help application maintainers to detect incomplete switches when an enumerate is updated.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix the bug in the VS2013 profiler

                              The built in profiler in Vs2012,VS2013 fails with a "Analysis of the log failed" when there's an app which has duplicate class names in some of their assemblies (in example, but not limited to MonoGame and XNA for WP8).

                              Sometimes duplications are hard to spot, thus providing a better solution than "log failed" would definitively help.

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                                0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Named variable arguments with params Dictionary<string,T>

                                C# functions can have variable positional arguments, like this:

                                int MyFunction(int arg1, int arg2, params int[] restOfTheArgs)

                                You can also give parameters' names at the callsite:

                                var x = MyFunction(arg1:42, arg2:99)

                                But one thing you can't do, is make variable named arguments, analogous to Python's **kwargs. The 'params' syntax could be straightforwardly generalized to this case, though. It'd be nice to be able to define a constructor like:

                                JsonObject(params Dictionary<string,object> keys)

                                And call it like:

                                new JsonObject(key1: 123, x: "asdf")

                                This would also be useful for functions like string.Format - eg, you could write

                                string.Format("{greeting}, {who}!", greeting:"Hello", who:"world")

                                instead of…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow folding namespace into class declaration

                                  C# source files typically look like this:

                                  namespace SomeNamespace
                                  {
                                  class SomeClass
                                  {
                                  // Everything in here
                                  }
                                  }

                                  This means that you're two tabs indented before even starting a function. It'd be nice to have a syntax like this, as syntactic sugar:

                                  class SomeNamespace.SomeClass
                                  {
                                  // Everything in here
                                  }

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Hello I suggest the following versions of VC to make a choice in the checkbox when you install the program, what programming language to ins

                                    Hello I suggest the following versions of VC to make a choice in the checkbox when you install the program, what programming language to install - C, C, Basic, or all together. All this in order not to overload and so unwieldy program.
                                    I would like to thank the VC 2013 interface designers. Theme in the style Modern UI - Blue is just gorgeous!

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                                    • create a flag for 'continue on error'

                                      When this flag is true, DB project would run all scripts and, after that, summarize with something like this:
                                      10 scripts: success
                                      2 scripts: error

                                      If errors were found, a new script with the scripts with error would be created for correction

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                                        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please provide a link, somewhere OBVIOUS, where reported bugs can be followed up.

                                        Please provide a link, somewhere OBVIOUS, where I can follow up on reported bugs. I keep going round and round in circles trying to find the right place. There are too many support sites and forums. The “report a bug site” is http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/ so there would be a good place.

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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • implement dashboard plugin development

                                          Feature in Dashboard administration tab to add custom plugin to perform custom administration tasks within dashboard without external tools

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