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  1. Attach VS to remote FSI

    With cross-platform CLR moving full steam ahead it would be great to see some features to assist with developing against other platforms from VS. One area that would help at a lot, particularly when working on code interacting with the system, is if VS could attach to a remote FSI instance. This running FSI could have it's STDIN/OUT attached to a network socket as an example. Optionally, a local command/script could be specified that would ensure the remote FSI instance is started/restarted/stopped as required.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Table-Valued Function support to LightSwitch attached database data sources

      The ability to add database views to LightSwitch attached database data sources is very powerful in allowing you to "shape" the data that you send back to the client. Although you can create a query in the LightSwitch data source over such an imported database view and add additional parameters, the way that those parameters interact with the underlying view is auto generated by the Entity Framework and you do not have any control over that. Additionally, views might sometimes not be the optimum way to get the best performance when doing this.

      Table Valued Function (TVF) support has been…

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • User Voice: Let the the USERS decide when a suggestion is "completed"!

        Several of the features that I care about and have voted on have been marked as "completed" on user voice -- but they're clearly not, a good example of this is:

        https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

        But there have been many others -- and you can see in the comments for such items that many users completely disagree that the action taken qualifies as "completing" the solution to the initial problem.

        Let us vote on the response as to whether it's satisfactory or not (or even Like/Dislike) -- if a response gets enough negative votes (say, more than 50%?), the User Voice team team…

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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fifth Step

          Fifth Step
          Summary:
          In this article suggests that we see itself of programming in a view of object oriented
          Background:
          Each program is formed from a small component named bloke. A bloke can continue an Instruction or many Instructions
          Article:
          Each bloke of program has a binary input and when get one then runs. Input get one when previous bloke is implemented or run without error.
          Each bloke has two output Port. First port when get one that Instructions in bloke is implemented or run without error. Second port when get one that Instructions in bloke is implemented or run…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • implement PerfTips that show memory usage

            Hello!

            We at Visual Studio would like to know just how much interest there would be in the developer community for PerfTips that can show memory usage.

            Please vote for this item if this is something you would like to see!

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve accessibility ensuring all advertised short-cut keys work as expected. some short-cut keys do nothing! or perform unexpected actions

              Improve accessibility ensuring all advertised short-cut keys work as expected within microsoft visual studio 2013. some short-cut keys do nothing! or perform unexpected actions

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              • Implement auto properties that have a hidden internal variable.

                This would allow fine control of get and set actions on an auto-property without the need for extra unnecessary member variables.
                The syntax would look something like this (where variable is a keyword for the inner property value):

                public string MyProperty
                {
                get
                {
                return variable;
                }
                private set
                {
                variable = value;
                }
                }

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • precompile web project publish

                  At the time of publication if you can make it so that files that have not changed are not published again

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                  • Local class declaration

                    java supports local class declaration, e.g.
                    public void Method1(){
                    class Class1 {
                    }
                    }
                    This is super useful when a function logic is complex, and some data types are not used outside the function. Such local class just solves the problem.
                    Besides, C++ also supports that.
                    It is a pity that C# does not support that feature.
                    And I think this is just a syntax sugar, and does not involve the changes of CLR. So it is an easy feature.
                    In java, the local class is just treated as an inner class, e.g. MethodName$LocalClassName.
                    And C# can use the same…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have a built-in macro for renaming the PDB files randomly in Visual Studio

                      There are no macros that we can use for renaming the PDB files randomly when the PDB files are generated.

                      The macros to be used for renaming PDB files randomly does not exist in the Project Properties in Visual Studio. The only macros that does create random values are:

                      %(CreatedTime)
                      %(ModifiedTime)
                      %(AccessedTime)

                      But these macros generate colons (':' characters) in the filename, creating many issues for filenames and path directories. There should be a way to remove the colons or have a new macro that generates random values to be inserted into filenames and path directories.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide layer diagrams (and associated architecture validation) for native code (plain old C as well as [unmanaged] C++).

                        Creating layer-diagrams is rather simple when dealing with C#. However, it is currently impossible to use them with native C/C++. Although VS 2015 accepts native projects being associated with modeling-projects one constantly ran into "AV3001 : Missing Link"-warnings - and not a single generated dependency - while the (semantically) identical C#-Project works like charm when it comes to 'Generate Dependencies' or 'Validate Architecture'.

                        Since C is still a valid and widely spread programming language I suggest you provide layer diagrams (and associated architecture validation) for native code (plain old C as well as [unmanaged] C++).

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                        • Take all the MVVM projects from the WPF Disciples and merge them to create a best of breed framework

                          The WPF Disciples have many members that are all working on different, but similar MVVM framework projects. Each has some slightly different implementations from each other, but joined together they would be the ultimate MVVM framework.

                          It would be great to so MS take this community output and provide it to the VS development community at large.. That is if the Disciples grant MS permission to do this.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a Simplified Webcam/Mic API like Silverlight 4

                            Both for Silverlight compatibility and for just ease of use reasons. The API in Silverlight 4 is really simple to use. The analogs in the WPF space are significantly more complex. Understood that this may mean implementing some of the SL media pipeline as a consequence.

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                            • Add stream capability to MediaElement

                              Silverlight has setsource(stream), can't find a way to do this in wpf

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                              • Fourth Step

                                Fourth Step
                                Summary:
                                In this article suggests that we extend my view and see computers Component object oriented
                                Background:
                                What is Operating system task when Peripheral devices connect to the computer?
                                Operating system must Identified that devices and communicate to that and add icon of devices to the
                                My computer Section or system Section
                                Article:
                                Assume that a Peripheral devices for example temperature control connected to the computer
                                In such that operating system task is communicate to devices and add icon of devices to the
                                My computer Section or system Section and get properties of device send for Application program …

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Keyword "With"

                                  with(SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */)
                                  {
                                  // Some work
                                  }
                                  with(SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */)
                                  {
                                  // Some work
                                  }

                                  instead of

                                  {
                                  SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */;
                                  /* Some work */
                                  }
                                  {
                                  SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */;
                                  /* Some work */
                                  }

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                                  • Add an option to sort by installed date for the extension and updates dialog

                                    I have many extension installed, and I want to see what are the oldest installed extensions and maybe get rid of some which I no longer needed. The dialog only offers options to sort by Name or Author, but not other criteria.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Add an option to format expressions as a tree

                                        Add an option to format boolean expressions as a tree

                                        Consider the following source formatted automatically by Visual Studio:
                                        if( (a == b)
                                        && ((c == d)
                                        || ((e == f)
                                        && (g == h)
                                        )
                                        )
                                        )
                                        {
                                        }

                                        I find this to be pretty much unreadable. Here is the same source formatted differently:

                                        if(____(a == b)
                                        __&&_(___(c == d)
                                        _______||_(____(e == f)
                                        __________&&_(g == h)
                                        _________)
                                        ______)
                                        __)
                                        {
                                        }

                                        Notes:
                                        Looks best with a fixed space font
                                        I replaced what would be spaces with an underscore so that my post here illustrates the spacing, otherwise it was…

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                                        • Choose multiple extensions first, then take action at once!!

                                          Every time there is a new installation of VS, I have to install 12 extensions one by one. Would be nice if you guys make it like WebMatrix installation launcher, where you first add multiple extensions to your bucket list and then install them at once.

                                          Same goes for deletion.

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