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  1. provide Lambda functionalities for functions, that are useable like a Block (with '{' and '}' )

    A functionality as described here can ensure reuseable and easy refactorizeable code without thinking around the box.
    This concept is like a box. A box with it's own features...

    Here will be the description in some kind of c# like pseudocode ( "/" means a placeholder for or, '//' means a placeholder for types, names any other keyword in this category inside two of this symbols as a kind of description, '...' means in some kind of this, '//'):

    public/private/protected void/... //functionname//(//parameter//)
    {
    //different work and variable declarations, that can also be loops, iterations and also a wrapping of a…

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      2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Conventions assignment constructor parameters.

      Allow automatic assignment of the parameters of the constructor of the class with established conventions.

      example:

      Quetsa class

      class MyClass
      {

      public MyClass (IServiceProvider provider, int id, string StringParameter, decimal price)
      {
      / /other codes
      }
      }

      is expanded according to the conventions in

      class MyClass
      {
      private IServiceProvider _provider;
      private int _id;
      private string _stringParamter;
      private decimal _price;

      public MyClass (IServiceProvider provider, int id, string StringParameter, decimal price)
      {
      _provider = provider;
      _id = id;
      _stringParamter = StringParameter;
      _price = price;
      / /other codes
      }

      }

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Find and Replace to be "Always on Top"

        I frequently switch between files performing the exact same "find" in a couple files, using "Current Document" because A) I know exactly which files I need to search and B) Searching the entire project or solution is slower. VS 2010 allowed the find dialog box to be reused. VS 2012 forces me to set the find back up all over again. And to top it off, once I browse back to the previous file I had searched, THAT search box is gone!

        Please allow find and replace to remain on top and retain it's values.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add 'Find in directory' in context menu

          I wold like to be able to click RMB on directory in solution and have option 'find in directory', which will scan only files in specified directory. The same is available in NetBeans.

          6 votes
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          • Distribute updates automatically via Microsoft Update

            It should be possible to have updates install automatically rather than interrupting the user and requiring manual intervention. The natural way to handle this would be via the existing Microsoft Update tool.

            See this thread in the forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vssetup/thread/becea7cf-ab42-4e4f-a676-293acdf74c5c/

            40 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow a codedUI test class attribute to ignore the fact that the desktop is closed.

              As it says above, for tests that do not use or partly use the desktop and have to close and open the desktop during the test.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • using

                I wish to have a "Using Container" activity in toolbox. This should call dispose of each containing IDisposable types at end of it automatically.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Auto-expand functions as expression tree in LINQ-expression

                  Example:
                  class Employee
                  {
                  public string FullName
                  {
                  get { return FirstName + " " + LastName; }
                  }

                  public string LastName { get; set; }

                  public string FirstName { get; set; }
                  }

                  Query like this
                  var employees = (from employee in db.Employees
                  where employee.FullName == "Test User"
                  select employee).ToList()

                  Can be compiled as
                  var employees = (from employee in db.Employees
                  where (employee.FirstName + " " + employee.LastName) == "Test User"
                  select employee).ToList();

                  20 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Conditions with multiple values check

                    It's annoying when you want to check variable with multiple values
                    if((number == 1 || number == 5 || number == 6) && number != 10)

                    With suggested syntax it will look like this
                    if((number || {1,5,6}) && number!=10)

                    21 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio 2012 Theme is Terrible!

                        I realize that you're trying to make VS 2012 look flatter like Windows 8 (metro), but it's now so flat that you can barely tell where one tool pallet ends and the other begins. The light theme is too light, and the dark theme is too dark.

                        Maybe take a look at XCode for inspiration, it's a dream to use in comparison. (I use both daily)

                        79 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • hyperlink

                          The editor should support hyperlinks (within code comments) with relative paths (relative to the project files).
                          This is required because the target of those hyperlinks might be source controled as the project is and will only have a stable relative path to that project as this is true for solutions and projects, too.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide HelpViewer 2 as a standalone download

                            Allow HelpViewer 2 to be installed on its own so people can download help content onto devices they work from where the don't need Visual Studio to be present.

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make it possible to infer generic type arguments

                              It would be nice to be able to write code like this:

                              public IEnumerable<T> Flatten<T, inferred T2>(this IEnumerable<T2> collection)
                              where T2 : IEnumerable<T>
                              {
                              ...
                              }

                              and to be able to put constraints that use generic arguments, but on the right hand side:

                              public class A<T1> {
                              public void B<T2>()
                              where T1 : T2
                              {
                              ...
                              }
                              }

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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring the subtle Office 2013 smooth scrolling/typing to Visual Studio 2012

                                Warning, this suggestion might be frowned upon.

                                In the recently announced Office 2013, one of the nicer features is the subtle smooth scrolling and typing animations.

                                I propose adding those features in Visual Studio 2012, as an option, of course, so people could turn it on and off.

                                188 votes
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                                  • infoof operator returning MemberInfo

                                    The idea of an infoof operator is, to simplify reflection.

                                    Example for a Property:

                                    infoof(MyClass.MyProperty) returns PropertyInfo

                                    Examples for Methods:

                                    infoof(MyClass.MyMethod)
                                    infoof<gen0T, gen1T>(MyClass<gen0>.MyMethod<gen1>, paramType)

                                    Examples for ConstructorInfo:

                                    infoof(MyClass)
                                    infoof(MyClass, param1Type)
                                    infoof<genT>(MyClass<genT>)

                                    Where typeof returns a Type for a class, the infoof returns a ConstructorInfo for a class.
                                    The infoof operator returns all other MemberInfo's, except of Type.

                                    I'm sad of enumerating members, validating by name string and by enumerating generic arguments and parameters to get a member I need to invoke or qualify.

                                    This way, doing reflection would also become strong typed.

                                    28 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a WPF ReportViewer Control

                                      Provide a WPF SSRS Report Viewer Control.

                                      Not required but a great addition would be to have the option to display multiple reports with drag and drop and resize functionality effectively making it an end user dashboard designer, allow displaying excel sheets and powerpivots as well and it becomes a powerful tool.

                                      43 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make it available to change the color of backlog items in the backlog.

                                        The development method of our development department is scrum. We currently use excel to change the color of backlog items. All the items being worked on are orange, the items that are done are colored green, and items not yet started are white. If all items of a product backlog item are done, the product backlog item itself will color green. We do this to see what blocks a product backlog item from being finished. It would be very useful to have this in the backlog itself, because our employees work from the backlog.

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