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  1. 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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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Code (auto)-formatting should become more functional/customizable (C++)

        When I try to format my code like this by putting everything on a new line:

        int WINAPI
        WinMain(param1,
        param2
        )
        {
        }

        The auto-format does not work properly anymore but it does work with templates.

        There are no options to disable this kind of auto-formatting and it should be fixed too as it currently does not work correctly in that case.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make F# Intellisense for Attributes work like C#.

          In C#, the intellisense ignores the attribute suffix, whereas in F# it is always included. It would be nice if this worked the same across both languages.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add more support for immutability to .NET (especially C#).

            Since the introduction of LINQ in .NET Framework 3, C# is supporting more and more functional programming features. Mutability of data is an important functional paradigm, which should definitely be there as an option in C# for those who would like to harness the power of the functional paradigm without moving to pure functional languages like F#.

            What I suggest is:

            Retain the support for mutable state as a default, since C# is first and foremost an Object Oriented language, while adding full support for immutability, which should be optional for developers to exercise or not as they choose.

            Immutability…

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back the Visual Studio Achievements extension.

              Greetings,

              For Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012 is the achievements extension released. For those who are not familiar with it, I added the links to them below.

              Sadly is this extensions nowhere to be found for Visual Studio 2013. It's not a killing extensions but it sure adds a lot of fun between developers in a company or for students on Facebook. I personally think that it is improving the working environment.

              It would be nice to have this extensions continued or open sourced so the community can work on it.

              Extension for 2010: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/ed9e23e2-ff50-43e3-9aa6-c91f27bd6a6d
              Extension for 2012: …

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                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enhancement Encoding For VS2013/2015

                It seems that VS's default encoding problem has been resolved successfully (in VS2012, the default encoding is depending on your system encoding, supposing I'm using simplify Chinese, the default is Gb2012, and in someone is using a traditional one, that's Big5. And this will cause problems). However, in VS2013, any project's default's encoding is UTF-8 with BOM. Nice to have that!

                However, it would be nice if we can have more choices: When someone creates a solution/project, in the wizard dialog, you can directly offer a encoding combobox to choose which encoding way, something like the image attached in my…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

                  Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

                  Sometimes we'd like to simply use a folder as an organizational structure and not a namespace. It would be nice if a folder had a boolean value to indicate that it should be used to define a namespace and have a namespace field that defines what it used.

                  For example..

                  I might have a Folder structure like

                  -ClassLibrary
                  -- Folder1
                  --- SubFolder2
                  ----- Sub-SubFolder 3

                  And I only want my namespace to be ClassLibrary.Folder1.Folder2 and folder 3 is strictly for organization. Whenever I add a new class under…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Revert back to Upper casing for Menu bar in final release of VS 2015

                    Hey Microsoft why don't you guys keep the menu bar in all caps because menu bar in VS 2015 preview is looking so ugly we want the same menu bar as in VS 2013.

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • copy files/folders from one studio to another studio

                      Hi

                      Currntly files/folders are not get copied if we perform from IDE.
                      which required we open folders & then copy it to another IDE.

                      It will be great feature to allow copy files/folders from 1 IDE to another IDE.

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                        • Search on Resources panel

                          I often work on really big projects using Blend, with lot of styles and templates. It would be really helpful for me to have a way an easy way to search across all the application’s resources.

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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide network share name with IOException

                            If one of the network shares isn't available during File.Copy operation, an IOException being thrown with an error message "The network path was not found". Unfortunately there is no easy way to find out which particular network share was unavailable - source or destination.
                            That'll be good to include the specific path to the error message. Or some flag saying either source or target.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • automap

                              Builtin auto map object with tooling support

                              example syntax: x -> y
                              example tooling:
                              method 1: display list of properties that will be mapped on hover
                              method 2: upon completion gen code into partial class, replacing text typed, in class.mapping.cs file with appropriate attribute to support refactoring on change

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • New instruction for language, can replace multiples dictionnaries

                                Add a new feacture for adding "properties" on exsting class, but only in the scope
                                For example, you have a class A with property p1 AND p2
                                During a void/sub you add a line to extend the class AddvirtualProperty(A,PropertyName,Type)
                                And the compiler store this new variables for the instances you use in this scope when needed

                                in my case a had to create a dictionary for storing a additionnal information
                                with this i could just write
                                A.MyNewVirtualProperty = [some calculations]

                                this is readable

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                                • HLSL Syntax Highlighting

                                  Allow intellisense and the IDE to use syntax highlighting for HLSL. This would make graphics programming a lot more enjoyable and better.

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                                    3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Have an option to add project name along with filename to an open file's tab.

                                    Have an option to add project name along with filename to an open file's tab. Would make things easier when working with files with identical names in different projects. Something simple like:
                                    Project/filename.cpp
                                    Project - filename.cpp
                                    Project: filename.cpp
                                    you get the idea...

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                                    • Make intellisense a background operation that does not block me from editing code while updating browsing information

                                      A lot of the time while editing code in a large C++ project intellisense will popup with "Please wait while IntelliSense and browsing information are updated..." and block me from using the editor for several minutes.

                                      Why cant this operation be done in the background and if intellisense needs updates just tell me that I cannot use intellisense at this time.

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • In() function

                                        Instead of writing :
                                        If i = 1 Or i = 2 Or i = 4 Or i = 6 Then
                                        would be nice having an "In" function :
                                        If i In (1, 2, 4, 6) Then

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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support await in lock statement

                                          please support await in lock statements.

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