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  1. C++ code map

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351272/c-code-map.html
    Add support for C++ code maps!

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    5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Support c++11 concurrency header files in c++/cli

    When using the /clr switch in VC++ 2012, it is not possible to include some of the new c++11 header files (i.e. <atomic> / <thread>) as compilation will break.

    One typical application of c++/cli is to wrap a native class inside a (managed) ref class to expose its functionality to the .net world.

    The restriction previously described prevents a ref calss to consume a native class with members like std::thread or std::atomic<T>.

    A workarround (pimpl-idiom) is discussed in this topic:
    (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vclanguage/thread/9771f61c-05b7-4e3e-96fb-ac9ea31ac3f4)

    The former approach requires to change existing code, therefore support for the new c++11 header files in…

    480 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Use UTF-8 by default for C++ source files

    .cpp and .h files should be saved in a modern encoding such as UTF-8 by default (and the compiler would have to be updated to handle UTF-8 input as well). The use of the windows-1252 codepage really feels like something out of the 1980's. The rest of the world uses Unicode. Heck, as far as I know, most other VS project types use it. Can we *please* get the same in Visual C++?

    421 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow me to link Visual C++ filters to specific directories

    Please give me a way to associate a directory for a given filter (ie folder) in VC++. The directory would be used as the default when I click on a filter and run the Add New wizard. This would help greatly on larger projects with elaborate directory structures.

    Here is an example of how the current setup is maddening. Imagine I am working on something that has a directory structure like this

    \Foo
    \build
    \msvc << VC++ files here
    \brandX << build/make files for your competition
    \include
    \Algorithms
    sort.h
    \Collections
    vector.h
    \src
    \Algorithms
    sort.cpp
    \Collections
    vector.cpp

    I can create Filters…

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    11 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Support XAML+Native Code for desktop applications

    Metro app developers got the gift of the ability to combine XAML with native code. Desktop developers (well, at least me) have wanted this for years and probably didn't ask because we figured there was no chance. Now developers of these little toy apps get this ability! This is a travesty. Desktop application developers need a modern framework (MFC is older than the internet, WPF is dead), and it should be native code (.NET is too slow). So please port the ability to use XAML and native code together over to the Win32 development platform.

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    13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. C++/CLI Intellisense support for triple slash (///) auto XML Comments like C# to make them visible from derived C# projects

    Add support for triple slash (///) xml comment like C# to have support for sandcastle auto generated documentation ad expecially to have full intellisense support for Parameters help and Methods help accessible from all c++/cli and c# derived project that use the c++/cli class and methods

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  7. make header include refactoring possible

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351244/make-header-include-refactoring-possible.html
    Would be great to have a tool which will automatically remove unused headers. I a big projects (more than 1^6 LOC ) this becomes really both code and compile-time issue over the time.

    Another idea is to move from precompiled header those header files which are used only once and move those used more than once into precompiled header. Ideally those thresholds are configurable.

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