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  1. Support TypeScript like "extends" capability - Compiler Checked Duck Typing

    In TypeScript one can define a method that takes a "generic" parameter and then specify that it extends a certain interface. This essentially allows passing in an instance of any type that has those properties and methods without having the instance explicitly implement the "interface" per se. So it is like compiler checked duck typing.

    Because the instance being passed in doesn't need to explicitly implement the interface (but the compiler can ensure it does at compile time) it allows for a ****** coupling between a type that may not be owned by you and your code.

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expose the DisableAttachSecurityWarning key to the IDE.

      Please surface this value up to the IDE or, at the very least, remove its entry from the shipped .vssettings files.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a Create New Feature Button on the KANBAN Board

        It would be great if I could create a new card/feature directly from the Board view. This would improve the experience greatly.

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        • Test Explorer Search - filter on "No Traits"

          When using traits to categorise automated tests in Visual Studio, it would be very useful to be able to set up a search filter in the Test Explorer to include only tests that have no traits.

          Typically there are a large number of Unit Tests and a smaller number of Integration Tests, so it is less effort to mark the smaller number of Integration Tests with a TestCategory attribute of "Integration" and leave the Unit Tests with no traits.

          In Visual Studio, I want to run only the Unit Tests, which can be done manually by grouping on Trait. However,…

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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Sorting Favorites in Help Viewer

            Having Favorites sorted in Help Viewer would make easier to find a topic already in Favorites. Manually sorting them in a very long process.

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              0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Browse in "Object Browser"

              For Windows Forms Applications and Windows Project Foundation project type, it would be nice to have "Browse in Object Browser" on Property and Toolbox menus for selected item.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make windows for properties, toolbox etc. remember their width when auto hide is turned on and off

                If auto-hide is turned on and off again, all the windows for properties, toolbox etc. forget their previous width. They return to their default width which is too narrow.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • improve the documentation of system.net.httplistenertimeoutmanager

                  1 - for some of the settings, it is not clear what happens if the timeout gets violated.
                  2- what is the guidance for changing these settings?
                  3 - what happens if these are set too low or too high?

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • (Editor) Disable adding a new line after C# [Attributes] when auto-formatting

                    This thread pretty much says it all >> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9e5dd395-afd7-46d7-845d-5345a3268961/dont-let-the-editor-insert-a-new-line-after-a-c-attribute?forum=visualstudiogeneral <<

                    What I want is:

                    Auto format ->

                    [MyAttribute1] [MyAttribute2] Stuff MyStuff;
                    [MyAttribute1] OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

                    But what I get is:

                    Auto format ->

                    [MyAttribute1]
                    [MyAttribute2]
                    Stuff MyStuff;

                    [MyAttribute1]
                    OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

                    which is quite annoying.

                    There is no option anywhere to disable adding a new line - This should be a very basic built-in option.

                    Thanks.

                    35 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove code block including references

                      When dealing with bigger project, I would suggest to add "Remove code block including references" feature (as I call it) to the text editor.
                      It will save a lot of development time in some cases.
                      Lets say I have C# windows application, and a load event assigned to the form. In C# as far as I know when I am in text editor, I need to go back to form design, property menu, events and then remove an event, and come back to text editor.
                      I know I could use CodeLens, or Peek Definition feature, but that is manual way. …

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Intellisense Support for AMD via RequireJS

                        if I have a module defined in a .js file in the following way (using RequireJS's AMD pattern):

                        define(function (require) {

                        var ko = require('knockout');

                        });

                        I would like to have Intellisense support for the ko object that is dynamically retrieved by the require('knockout') function.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make File Comparison more discoverable / accessible

                          It frustrates me that Visual Studio has a great File Comparison feature, but constrains its use to specific scenarios.

                          No-one knows this feature exists so they waste hours looking for 3rd party tools, which often do less.

                          1. I’d like to R.Click on any file in my solution & see a “Compare To …” menu item. This would open a dialog box where I chose between 2 options :-
                          a. Any other file in my solution or project. (just for convenience)
                          b. Any file in the world. (ie: a textbox with a “…” button to Open File Dialog box).
                          Don’t…

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Compiler exports graph of possible exceptions for function

                            As the compiler goes through code it should export the possible exceptions a particular function can throw. While this is somewhat like the Java feature, this can happen automatically and be displayed to downstream callers. Since all functions would have this information the graph should be fairly easy to generate for new functions.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please stop throwing "Cannot find the requested resource" exceptions

                              I develop Visual Studio extensions with Break on all Exceptions set.

                              Every time I do anything in Visual Studio (launch VS, open the Options dialog, use Solution Explorer), I got lots of first-chance ArgumentExceptions, "Cannot find the requested resource", from
                              Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.dll!Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ResourceLoader.TryEachApplicableNamespace<string>(string resourceName, Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ResourceLoader.GetResourceDelegate<string> getResource) .

                              This severely interferes with my debugging workflow.

                              Please please stop throwing this exception.

                              26 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Team Room work item notification customization

                                  Team Rooms should allow for customization of which work items created or state changed will trigger notifications. Not all teams will want notifications when a new test case was created for example. Other times notifications may only be wanted when the assignment of a work item or the state of a work changes.

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                                  • Validation: Make reverting to previous value optional.

                                    I have stuck into a problem with “revert to previous value” feature on input data validation. Here is the scenario:

                                    The Prerequisites:
                                    There is a modal window in a screen for adding or editing data record (a replacement/override of default window). In the modal, among other data fields, there are textboxes “TextBox1” and “TextBox2” bound to screen local properties of type “integer”. There are also buttons for saving (named “SaveButton”) and for canceling changes.

                                    The Logic:
                                    On “SaveButton_ Execute” the value of “TextBox1” is processed, in my case - assigned to an entity column (not present in the modal) and…

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Visual Studio IDE ability to display IL generated code for methods to discover unintended boxing or other performance insights.

                                      The only way to look at generated IL code is to compile the binary and run ILDASM. The problem with this strategy is it's not integrated. Moreoever, it locks the binary so you have to exit ILDASM, recompile your change, then there relocate the method you're inspecting (sometimes a good many steps).

                                      So many times, little things are hidden like unintended boxing and calls to the wrong implementation's function that would be revealed with this view. There are also times when you really do care to see how the optimizer behaves.

                                      With over 20,000 NuGet packages touching millions of developers…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • CI in Visual Studio Online: Webpage that cycles through all results

                                        Xcode has a continuous build integration that eases CI setups on a OSX server. MS has Visual Studio Online with similar capabilities. However Xcode has a cool webpage that cycles through the latest build result of each project. We display this on a monitor on a wall in the room of our iOS team. I really like it but I couldn't find anything similar for Visual Studio Online. Please compare the attached image for a hint how that looks like.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create [WarningAttribute] that triggers compiler warnings/errors the way [ObsoleteAttribute] does.

                                          Add a [WarningAttribute] that works the same way as [ObsoleteAttribute]; it would trigger a compiler warning or error with a customized message. Ideally it would not be sealed. You could do things like:

                                          [Warning("This class uses PInvoke and will prevent ARM compatibility.")]

                                          [Experimental("This method has not completed Quality Assurance, and should not be used in a production environment.")]
                                          This feature would be particularly useful for component creators.

                                          This would be the bees' knees.

                                          45 votes
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