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  1. FIRST and LAST sections in foreach blocks

    foreach (object elem in elems) {
    first { // do something, without elem we cann't do it
    }
    //..........
    last { // do something, but we have the ref to elem
    }
    }

    it will be better than

    bool first = true;
    object lastElem = null;
    foreach (object elem in elems) {
    if (first) {
    first = false;
    // ...
    }
    // ...
    lastElem = elem;
    }
    if (!first) {
    // ...
    }

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Reshareper Features to VS

      JetBrains Resharper is one of the greatest extensions to VS. It's time to integrate all features that it offers directly in the VS platform.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add shorthand operator/Wrapper for IObservable<T> similar to Nullable<T>

        Add a non-static Observable<T> class that mimics the usage of Nullable<T> and the correlative "!" operator on the declaring type.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve link-based projects UI and UX

          I want to be able to configure a C# project so it recursively links code files and asset files that reside in another folder, being able to better organize my project architecture and share everything that can be shared between different projects, without having to create code libraries and such.

          What is implemented:
          - You can manually link files in the Add\Existent Item wizard. Having a programmer do manual and repetitive tasks? Madness? No, this is SP... You get the point.
          - Edit the .csproj file and insert something like this, that will recursively link .cs files and folder structure,…

          42 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make TFS operations Async

            When I move / rename a file in a solution that's connected to TFS, my entire IDE freezes for something like 30 seconds. This is because of what happens in versioning.

            It would be great if the files, folders, etc. in question were locked, but the rest of the UI remained responsive.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Retention of filters after change to a Test Case

              MTM - when you are in the Test tab and filter to view a specific list of Test Cases, and you then open one of them and make a change, then Save and Close, on return to the filtered screen the screen reloads and the filters are gone. This is quite infuriating. Please fix!

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable Fonts and Color Settings Import / Export for Specific Chapters

                The "Font and Colors" setting in the "Options" dialog of Visual Studio contain several - I'd like to call it - 'chapters' like "Text Editor", "All Text Tool Windows", and so forth.

                Exporting / importing the fonts and colors settings, I am not able to select the 'chapter', means I have to take all or nothing from my understanding. Importing the dark theme fonts and colors affects not only the text editor settings (the window to edit the source code), but also the other windows like Output, Solution Explorer, ...

                I would like to copy / export / import only…

                10 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for multiple solutions per IDE instance

                  Most of the time I have multiple (can reach 8 or 9) instances of Visual Studio open and going back and forth between solutions especially when debugging can be painful.

                  It would make my life easier to have one IDE instance handle multiple solutions. Each solution will be represented by a "Solution Explorer" panel. These panels will be color coded so when code files are opened their tab color will match the respective solution.

                  17 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add some plugin/option to be able generate trx-files in VS2012

                    It's blocking for your team to switch VS2010 to VS2012. We have difficult solution structure and it's very hard to run required feature-files from command line. We need to get trx-files using MSTest and VS IDE.
                    Thanks.

                    25 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable HLSL, DirectX and graphics development toolset for the C# language.

                      Visual Studio only provides hlsl compilation tools for C++ projects, while C# projects which also use hlsl are left without this facility. This is a glaring inconsistency in the tools provided to each language. C# is meant to be a first-class language yet the DirectX tools which are built in to Visual Studio are not equally provided to C#, this is an unnecessary and arbitrary limitation.

                      Developing DirectX applications with C# is becoming easier and there are now more tools than ever to work with this combination of technologies, including SlimDX and SharpDX, both fully capable managed DirectX frameworks (wrappers).…

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                        5 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Predecessor/Successor linked work item forecasting

                        I would like the option to enforce the automatic sprint planning to place linked work items with the predecessor before the successor. If this order is then overruled manually then a warning should display or perhaps highlighting in red to indicate that the work cannot be completed in the anticipated order.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add more accessability tools / upgrade Narrator for use in the VS IDE

                            Please upgrade Narrator and add more accessability tools to use in the VS IDE

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio 2012 Find and Replace

                              I've just upgraded to vs2012 and found that the find/replace functionality is no longer functions as it did in vs2010. Why an earth would such a core feature be messed about with? Like the millions of other developers around the world, I probably use this feature more than any other in visual studio.

                              The main problem is that if you highlight an area of text and then click Ctrl+H to find and replace it does not automatically select "Selection". Instead "Current Document" is still selected. Also when you have nothing selected its does not default back to searching within the…

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • LinqToRDF

                                Semantic applications using "big data" are undoubtedly the next frontier in application development. Web standards like RDF/OWL/SPARQL are here to stay and are mature enough to start developing intelligent tooling support if MS is to stay relevant in what is known at "Web 3.0" or the "Semantic Web".

                                IMO, the single most important aspect of this is picking up where the LinqToRDF project left off and enabling LINQ querying on a SPARQL compatible endpoints.

                                LinqToRDF also provided a VS designer experience but unfortunately is highly outdated with support for only Visual Studio 2008.

                                Please start building tooling/frameworks to make development…

                                7 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SketchFlow for XAML/C# UI development prototyping for Windows Store Apps

                                  Would be great to utilize this framework that was for WPF and Silverlight prototyping for creating Windows 8 / store apps with XAML and C#/C++

                                  Could use presets/prefabs based on recommended guidelines to quickly design & simulate UX/UI experiences for quick prototyping. All done in Blend/VS for faster development.

                                  28 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make VB editor/compiler more context aware so you can use language key words as variable, sub, function names without the ugly []

                                    Make VB editor/compiler more context aware so you can use language key words (stop end ....) as variable, sub, function names without using the ugly []

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add support for empty struct initialisers in C99

                                      Both clang and GCC support the non-standard C99 extension of empty initialisers for structs, now that VS 2013 supports C99 and introduces compound struct initlialisers I feel this would be a handy extension, a lot of my existing C code that is compiled on both Clang and GCC still doesn't compile on visual studio, the C99 additions partially solved this, but empty initialisers are the last part that is missing.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a priority field to bug work items

                                        Bug classification incorporates a severity and a priority (which can also be tied to likelihood of occurrance. It would be nice if bug work items supported both a severity AND priority so that a business decision can be made whether or not to fix the bug based on both factors.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Full feature C++ Code Maps.

                                          What we get is showed in the first picture,what we want is shown in the second.

                                          5 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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