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  1. Allow index sources into PDBs from IDE instead of using srcsrv tools.

    I would prefer being able to choose in project setting that the source should be indexed into PDB rather than using ssindex.cmd from Debugging Tools (aside it is not working out of the box)

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for variadic generic arguments in C#

      I think it would be nice to have variadic generic arguments on c#

      something like this:

      class Entity
      {
      void Add<T, in TArgs ...>(TArgs args)
      where T : Item
      where T : new(Entity parent, TArgs args)
      {
      items.Add(new T(this, args));
      }
      }

      This is a lot safer than getting T constructors via reflection and receiving params object[] as arguments.

      Maybe this could also be used to declare interfaces

      interface ITest<in TArgs ...>
      {
      void DoSomething(TArgs args);
      }

      delegate TResult Func<in TArgs ..., out TResult>(TArgs);

      public static void SafeTest<T, in TArgs ...>(this T t, TArgs args)
      where T : ISample<in TArgs> …

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make Code Fixes visible in the code editor margin

        Visual Studio "14" CTP contains useful feature in the Code Editor that shows a light-bulb icon in the left margin of the editor when the editor notices your code could be improved. Although the code editor shows such places in code with a lighter font color, I think there could instead be a simple margin indicator, such as some yellow color in the scroll bar or margin at the positions where Code Fixes could be applied.

        These color indicators would help in quickly looking at places that might require code changes.

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow color coding of open file tabs in the editor

          In large projects, one can have dozens of files open in the code editor. It would be useful to be able to color-code the tabs so that you could quickly link together files in your mind. This could be a simple way of flagging files into categories, just like you can do in Outlook for email messages. Maybe 5-6 different colors would be just enough. The color could be set By right-clicking the tab and selecting the color from the popup menu. The color would be saved as part of the session.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • A new class RegistryWatcher like FileSystemWatcher

            Please create a new .NET class for registry changes like FileSystemWatcher.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Dynamic Modularization Framework

              In the DevOps trend, Microsoft needs to bring a reference open modularization framework.

              Some years ago COM based developement has been a step into that direction with language independence.

              Since that time OSGi specification has been recognized and it is already strongly supported in the Java world meanwhile being
              centralized and target only single programming language.

              We need a framework to support distribution execution and programming language independence. Modern solutions which may be written in different programming languages need to be able to call each other transparently so that it can be applied in many different platforms and langagues.

              This…

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Put release templates under version control

                The release templates should be put under version control, as with the build templates, I want to know what has changed, when and by who. And also know that I can work on the template and undo changes I don't like.

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                  3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar

                  Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar.

                  This is a very useful tool for QA team to emphasize bug items that need attention.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Anonymous type definition

                    Allow c# to define types in inline way. For example I have a web api action that returns a Dto. I have to define action as:

                    public class Dto
                    {
                    public int Key {get; set;}
                    public Group Value {get; set;}
                    }

                    action:
                    public Dto GetDto()
                    {
                    ...
                    }

                    I suggest to write action method as:

                    public {int Key; Group Value;} GetDto()
                    {
                    ...
                    return new {Key = key, Value = group};
                    }

                    Also C# can defer type from action method. So this code can be valid:

                    public anonymous GetDto()
                    {
                    ...
                    return new {Key = key, Value = group};
                    }

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

                      Hello,

                      I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add option to prevent indentation of classes inside namespaces in C# code

                        The option is there for C/C++ but not in C#. Please add it in C#

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the default value for Iteration Path the TeamBacklog and not the current sprint.

                          The default value for iteration path is currently defaulting to the current sprint. Suggest to make the default value the teambacklog. Making the default configurable would also be useful, but making the default path teambacklog would make it so that users do not have to remember to clear the current sprint path each time a new item is created.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make ToDictionary report the offending key in case of duplicates

                            Right now the message we get is "An item with the same key has already been added.".

                            I would find it really helpful if it could include the key that it was trying to add.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • PingReply: Include the RoundTripTime no matter the status

                              When using the System.Net.NetworkInformation.Ping class to ping an address, a PingReply object is returned. This object includes the round trip time of the ping request. However, the actual round trip time value is thrown out whenever status != IPStatus.Success.

                              That may be OK when you are only interested in a typical ping response, but for anything more advanced, it becomes problematic.

                              For example, if you were to reproduce a trace route, all the intermediate hops return a PingReply with status == IPStatus.TtlExpired, and due to the non-success status, the round trip time is always set to zero.

                              The underlying COM…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • C/C++ debugging: option - show values in decimal & hex

                                  The debugger currently displays values in either decimal or hex, I often find it convenient to see it both ways.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Linker error LNK2019 "unresolved external symbol", click on line in output to open source file like compiler errors

                                    When you receive a linker error 2019:
                                    abc.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "void
                                    __cdecl MyFunct(void)" (?MyFunct@@YAXXZ) referenced in function "public: bool __thiscall CMyClass::Calculate(char const *,char const *)" ....

                                    it would be great if I could click on line in output window to open source file like compiler errors.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Editor: Placing the caret (typing) in a braced/bracketed section of code, highlight enclosing braces/bracketed

                                      When editing a section of code that has many nested brackets/braces, it would be great if the enclosing brackets/braces were highlighted.

                                      For example, if the caret was positioned to the left of the "5":
                                      int nWD = 1+((2+(((j/100)%4)*5)+k)%7);
                                      then the parenthesis to the right of the 5 and to the right of "2+" would be highlighted.

                                      Although the current matching bracket/brace highlighting feature of click on a bracket/brace to highlight the matching one is great, this would make it easier to avoid coding errors.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Conditions support for <Content> section of VSIX manifest

                                        Currently you can have a single .vsix file targeting several Visual Studio versions. But all the content is deployed to all Visual Studio versions. The request is to be able to deploy content based on conditions such as the Visual Studio version, edition, dependency installed or not, etc.

                                        An scenario for this goal is the following: suppose that I have a single package MyAssembly.dll which has two different .vsct tables with different icons for VS 2010 (colorful) and 2012/2013 (gray). So I get two embedded resources such as Menus1.ctmenu and Menus2.ctmenu. Imagine that somehow I get two .pkdef files (MyAssembly1.pkdef…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix

                                          The free version of visual studio for my Windows 8 computer will only work when I install it. Then when I try to open visual studio later it says it needs to repair something. After its done repairing itself, the same screen will pop up saying it needs to repair itself again! I did it six times in a row and I can't fix it.

                                          Also, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it. That works, but only for that one time use. It takes several hours for it to download. So I'd really like it if it worked everytime I got…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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