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  1. syntax highlighting needs overhaul

    There are a ton of feature requests revolving around enhancements to syntax highlighting. Please roll them up into one so you can see them all.

    In addition I'd like to that constants and readonly variables/properties get called out such that we can set colors and font styles to them as well.

    Types that are immutable should be called out so one can easily distinguish these from other types as well.

    How about methods marked with different access modifiers being called out so one can set different colors and styles to them as well such that their names show up in…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for design time MsBuild targets in shared projects.

      Shared projects are currently not built which is understandable as they are just referenced from projects that use them however it would be great (and compatible with this philosophy I believe) if they supported running design-time MsBuild targets that could be used for e.g. generating files, running preprocessors, validators, etc.

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      • Deprecate, move, or integrate System.Buffer

        The only time anyone remembers System.Buffer exists is when we try to make a class with this common name and find the conflict. All of the System namespace's classes should be vital to most programs, and it should avoid conflicts with common names. System.Buffer very much does not fit any of those criteria.

        I think it could be outright deprecated and later removed with little ill effect. System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal does everything it does so far as I know, and it does it better.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • In the new Peek Definition feature(Alt+F12), I guess view functionality is enough. Giving user the editing is not required i guess.

          In the new Peek Definition feature(Alt+F12), I guess view functionality is enough. Giving user the editing is not required I guess.

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          • Implement Hardware Description Languages

            VHDL (as well as Verilog) are Hardware Description Languages which are now commonly used, but there are only a few valuable IDE's supporting it (Altera Quartus for example). But most of them offer only very basic tools (eg.: no re-factoring). Allowing Visual Studio to handle those language, and offer some of those missing features, would open a new world for a new kind of customers. Even if Visual Studio does not feature a complete hardware compiler in first stage, it would be great to use VS as an "external editor".

            Remark:
            There is already an extension for Visual Studio providing…

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            • Third Step

              Third Step
              Summary:
              In this article suggests that in the methods (functions and subroutines) we can define public variable.
              Background:
              In the all programming languages we can define subprogram named subroutines or functions and can define Private variable in this methods and known in itself and not accesses from outside
              Article:
              Now assume that we can define public variable in methods then we have method that we Regulation
              Before used
              For example assume that function sinus(x) define such that
              Private double sinus (double x)
              {
              Public enum Type {
              Radians=0,
              degree,
              grad
              };
              Switch (type)
              {
              Case radians:
              Return sin(x); …

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Attach to process on Android

                It should be available to attach to any process on Android in MSVS 2015+.

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                • Test Manager - when creating tests provide way collapse the header section so more room to see test steps

                  In Test Manager the space to enter and see the test steps is such a small part of the screen and yet it is the most important. It woul dbe nice if there was a way to collapse the header section so more room to see test steps.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Many Bugs with VSO

                      Hello, Visual Studio Online currently doesn't allow users to submit bugs, this was the only place I could find to post them.

                      1. We can't access source control from Visual Studio with a corp account.

                      2. None corp accounts get 404 when they try to clone.

                      3. corp accounts have a limited number of licenses, meaning everyone I add to my projects is only being added as a stackholder.

                      4. Visual Studio Online bug submission page currently says 'you are not allow to submit bugs' blocking me from reporting issues.

                      I'm sure you realize how broken VSO is. Is there…

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                        • In web project, add 'Set as start page' option to the currently edited page (.aspx and .cs code behind file). It can be be on file's tab con

                          In web project, add 'Set as start page' option to the currently edited page (.aspx and .cs code behind file). It can be be on file's tab context menu or directly in main context menu.

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                          • Create a rom generating option for Cyanogen Mod.

                            Design a framework for better device support throughout Cyanogen Mod. The abstraction of devices from the Operating System in Android is currently awful. Developers have to cobble together functionality until they can release their stable versions of ROMs. I envision a ROM creation editor in a future release of Visual Studio that provides device drivers and compiles well.

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                            • Add custom modifier support to C#

                              Wouldn't it be nice to be able to write something like

                              public observable string Text { get; set; }

                              and have it implement the necessary INotifyPropertyChanged behavior automatically?
                              Instead of changing the language specification for this particular case, I suggest adding support for something like "custom modifiers". I imagine a use like this:

                              public static class Observable<T> : Modifier, INotifyPropertyChanged {
                              // usual INPC implementation

                              public Observable<T> Implicit(T value); // converts from T
                              public T Explicit(Observable<T> value); // converts to T
                              }

                              Usage:
                              public observable class ViewModel { // INPC via observable modifier
                              public observable string Text { get; set;…

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                              • creat cross-plat app in xaml usfulest

                                creat cross-plat app using c# and xaml(not xamarin.form,becaulse of it not work in blend and not support singer mode).so it can make most develper to use xaml.

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                                • Update WinForms Framework, by using DirectX instead of GDI+ and updating some of the controls

                                  WinForms is a technology that is still being heavily used for enterprise development, since it's fast, tested, reliable, and it enhances rapid development.
                                  Yet, Microsoft seems to have abandoned it in favor of WPF.
                                  I think that WinForms could and should be developed side by side with WPF. Microsoft should give it a little more love and update some of its core, migrating it from GDI+ to DirectX, or even offer them as an option to the developer.

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                                  • When plugins slow down VS startup time state which plugin is causing the problem

                                    When Visual Studio has plugins like NCrunch or Resharper installed. Startup times are affected on some pc's.

                                    If it is taking a very long time to load, VS should state which plugin is causing the problem and clear the package cache and give option to disable anything that is locking up the solution.

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                                    • Single Instance Application setting to be distinguished between DEBUG and RELEASE build

                                      It would be grate if it was possible to have different setting at DEBUG and RELEASE build for "Single Instance Application". Usually my Released applications require to be as single instance but while debugging it I am using multiple instance to spot differences. Thus, it quite possible to forget the single instance settings unchecked while reverting from debug to release build and finally mistakenly release a non single instance application.

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                                      • Enable WinRT APIs in Desktop apps

                                        With a few non-obvious additions to .csproj files it is possible to access the Windows Runtime APIs (StorageFile, MediaTranscoder, etc.) in Desktop C# apps. It would be nice and more discoverable if that option was available via the VS UI.
                                        http://mmaitre314.github.io/2015/02/01/using-the-winrt-media-apis-to-encode-audio-in-desktop-cs-apps.html

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Second Step

                                          Second Step
                                          Summary:
                                          In this article suggests that in the visual programming we have three pages inside two pages
                                          Background:
                                          At now in the visual programming we have two pages. A page for controls and a page for programming.
                                          Article:
                                          The first proposal
                                          Suggests that define variable type Icon or In other words define class with name Icon.
                                          Icon is two dimensional array of colors and when define icon must determine three characteristic
                                          1- X length of Icon or array
                                          2- Y Width of Icon or array
                                          3- C Some of color (seven colors or sixteen colors ….)
                                          The second…

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