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  1. Add "." unary dot operator, for class elements access expressions

    Lots of lambdas are only for accessing class elements, e.g.

    Property(x => x.Name).IsRequired();

    This could be:

    Property(.Name).IsRequired();

    More examples:

    context.Users.Where(.IsActive)
    .OrderBy(.Param)
    .Select(.Name.Trim());

    RaisePropertyChanged(.Name);

    Probably:

    context.Users.Select(string.Format("{0} - {1}", .Login, .Name));

    context.Users.Select(new {
    FullName = .Login + " " + .Name,
    Bonus = GetBonus(.Id)
    });

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      3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow the C# 'break' statement to terminate *several* nested enslosing loops, rather than the closest one only

      Sometimes, I want to exit several nested loops, based on a single condition.

      Today, I have to introduce an additional boolean variable, to exit all the other loops except the innermost one. This is inconvenient.

      If only the 'break' statement could have accepted the number of loops to break...

      A straighforward example:
      for(;;)
      {
      for(;;)
      {
      if{true} break(2);
      }
      }

      This feature would work just similarly when used in a 'switch' statement.

      We would only have to be concerned to not allow the 'break's parameter to exceed the number of nested scopes it is used from within. Otherwise, an error…

      23 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Creat new Operating System different from windows and give another name?

        Because people need change.Always windows xp, windows 7 , windows 8....windows every where Change the name ... like android make new world most of people want to use .... so i suggest u make some one different and give another name of your operating system... you see so many people attract . Because people want change ..please think one time on my suggestion may be You like it.Bill Gates

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          1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatically break on NullReferenceException and other core exceptions.

          It would be nice to be able to debug/inspect the moment these errors happen, instead of having to reproduce the circumstances where the error occurred again, and with carefully placed breakpoints installed etc.

          33 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • how cool would it be if Visual Studio could eventually work from within the Hololens headset?

            although I had to select VS Ultimate as my *closest* category... it'd be nice if this idea could extend to the Community edition, too, This new Hololens device has gotten me thinking that once this comes out, when prices come down where consumers are able to buy, this idea of no longer needing laptops, possibly, or even desktops... to have EVERYTHING at the touch of your hands. How amazing to think about!! My idea involves being able to write programs in Visual Studio while using Hololens!!! Just put the thing on, fire it up, open VS, and go wild.... move…

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              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Shortcut for AND OR NOT

              How about having a shortcut in C# to specify multiple OR, AND, NOT conditions, like today I write

              if ( myValue == "A" OR myValue == "B" OR myValue == "C" OR myValue == "D")
              {
              }

              I can write
              if (myValue == A","B","C","D")
              {
              }

              When I write
              if ( myValue == "A" OR myValue == "B" OR myValue == "C") OR myValue != "D")
              {
              }

              I can write
              if (myValue == "A","B","C",!"D")
              {
              }

              When I write
              if (myValue == "A" AND myValue == "B" AND myValue == "C" AND myValue != "D")
              {
              }

              I can…

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                2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make WPF the sole STANDARD for building UI on ALL form factors of Windows.

                Instead of having different models/APIs to build a UI for an application (whether Universal Apps or a Win32). WPF (or a more standardized similar form) should be the STANDARD for building ANY UI, and the developer should choose whether to optimize their UI for touch or desktop.
                WPF (or this new standard) should incorporate (abstract) ALL other technologies (like native DirectX 11/12 support) and should have an easier, more complete toolset for tasks like building controls, binding, and globalization. Make this the standard of building simple or complex resolution/dpi agnostic, hardware accelerated UI for the unforeseeable future, with full support…

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow a VS Online account to be moved to another region

                  Initially, only the USA regions were available for VS Online accounts. Now it's also possible to choose West Europe.
                  I'd like to be able to move the account I have to West Europe, keeping the URL.

                  16 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS web access permissions

                    All the web access permissions in TFS to use collection TFS groups.
                    Currently a TFS group you have say "devtest" cant be used allow all users "Full" web access, rather you have to manually add these users in the wizard because the web access at http://tfs_server:8080/tfs/_admin/_licenses only allows TEAM FOUNDATION GROUPS to be selected.

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                    • Link tool resources to TFS

                      We use several custom scripts as resources to our own tool. Keeping track of the changes to these scripts requires us to put them in TFS, but then those scripts need to be updated in Release Management. This becomes a maintenance nightmare. It would be extremely helpful to have the option to make a resource a link to an item in TFS.

                      During the deployment process, linked resources should then be downloaded to guarantee that the latest version of the resource is used.

                      21 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Use Desktop Toast Notifications

                        Use toast notifications to exploit this feature of Windows 8:

                        Submit desktop notifications such as when:

                        I was assigned a task or work item.
                        Amending or updating a task or work item assigned to me.
                        You have reached the deadline to complete a task
                        etc ...

                        57 votes
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                        • Renew User Interface of Visual Studio and Remove all rubbish

                          One version of Visual Studio only, and rethinking all. The actual version of Visual Studio is slow, has a lot of unusefull things.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change name from Visual studio to Visual App Studio

                            Change name from Visual studio to Visual App Studio

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                              3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow users to generate bugs on Tests impact

                              I would like to see how many Tests are impacted by particular bug to decide about the fixing priority.

                              17 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

                                Its necessary a search option or a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

                                27 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create more complete documentation for LightSwitch (especially for the HTML Client).

                                  Firstly - I want to say that LightSwitch is a super-powerful framework, and I think that what it can do out of the box is nothing short of miraculous. However, we (LightSwitch Developers) could use much more complete documentation for the LightSwitch APIs and frameworks (particularly, but not limited to the HTML Client API).

                                  While Beth Massi's videos are a useful starting point, and blog posts from Joe Binder and others in the team provide some useful samples for specific use cases, there is a dearth of explanatory/reference content that a 100-level developer can use to step their way up…

                                  23 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement AD FS for TFS

                                    Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

                                    31 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • [Planned for VS "14"] Provide VB.NET Templates for developing Universal Apps

                                        As we all know, universal apps are the future in windows and apps market. Though, Universal Apps template is not available on Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. So, please make it available as there are more developers in VB.NET than we think.

                                        432 votes
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                                          28 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hey all,

                                          If you haven’t seen it already, VB Language PM, Lucian Wischik has put together a great series on building Universal Apps for Windows Phone and Store using Visual Basic on the Visual Basic Team Blog.

                                          Check it out @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-2-for-the-developer-sharing-xaml-assets-and-code.aspx

                                          The benefit of a Universal app to consumers is that when an app in the Windows Store and an app in the Windows Phone Store share an identity purchases for either count as purchases for both. That’s a great experience for users that VB developers can build today in their own apps. Lucian walks through how to set this up in your VB solutions in the first post of his series: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-1-getting-started.aspx

                                          When building Universal apps (or any app that targets multiple platforms/devices), reuse is the name of the game and through Portable Class Libraries and linked files Visual Basic developers already have two powerful tools in their…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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