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  1. Support *.natjmc files storing on project/solution level

    Its proposed improvement for the newly announced 'C++ Just My Code Stepping' feature (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2018/06/29/announcing-jmc-stepping-in-visual-studio/). As blog post states config files (*.natjmc) for the feature can be placed only in %VSInstallDir% and %USERPROFILE% folders.
    I propose to support storing this files in solution/project folder. You can use the same overriding scheme as *.gitconfig use.
    This will greatly simplify usage of the feature for the big teams since they tend to share such settings via version control and have different settings per-project.

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      1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Disable automatic layout for DGML graphs and improve the editor

      I use DGML graphs not only for Code Maps, but also for code prototyping and automatic layout creates complete mess. Why can't I set nodes up the way I want them to be? When I add new node to the group it changes layout without any question.
      Here is what it looks like:

      192 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VB6 the most perfect programming environment ever created

        Joel Spolsky, founder and CEO of Stack Overflow has described the VB6 programming language as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

        Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 won the dubious honor of "Most Dreaded," with a resounding 89.9% of developers currently using the language saying that they have no interest in continuing to do so. This was something of a personal affront to Spolsky, who describes VB6 to Business Insider as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

        http://www.businessinsider.com/stack-overflow-developer-study-2018-results-2018-3

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          6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Put Visual Basic 6.0 in the tools section of Windows

          We have Notepad, Paint, Calculator, CMD. Visual Basic 6.0 is perfect as a tool in this arsenal.

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            2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Do not create UTF16 source code files, it is not compatible with git!!

            Do not never ever have the IDE create UTF16 source code files, it is not compatible with GIT!

            It took me hours to figure out what happend and why my source code files got totally corrupted at some point!

            This seems to have started to happen with VS 15.4 for newly created C++ projects.

            Git is unable to deal with UTF16 as text.

            It will treat UTF16 files as binary.

            And git's auto-crlf-correction will corrupt the files if I tell it to treat .cpp as text via .gitattributes.

            MS Team decided that this is not a bug, but a feature:

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              12 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • .NetCore Code Metrics

              Make the Code Metrics feature and command line power tool work against projects/binaries that target .NetCore.

              225 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow building, running, and debugging a .NET application in a long path

                Filed on behalf of our customers from here:

                https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/2156195-fix-260-character-file-name-length-limitation

                The Windows and .NET platform have changed their IO APIs to allow handling paths that are longer than MAX_PATH. At the same time, this doesn't immediately make all scenarios work, specifically:

                - The CLR loader needs to support loading PE files (both native and managed) from paths longer than MAX_PATH
                - Windows still doesn't support handling long paths from all CLI commands
                - Many products have excessive path validation and block longer paths even though lower layers now support it
                - Visual Studio doesn't use the latest version of .NET that…

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                  3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VB6 programming language #13 in June 2018 Tiobe Index

                  Microsoft's VB6 programming language is the 13th most popular programming language in June 2018.

                  The latest version of classic Visual Basic was launched in 1998, 20 years ago, and still rates highly in the Tiobe index of over 200 programming languages.

                  https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index

                  This shows VB6 programming is more popular than Perl, Swift, Assembly Language, Matlab, Go, Delphi and over 200 other programming languages.

                  Time for a new release of VB6, Microsoft.

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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add API for invoking VC++ compiler

                    It would be great to have an API for the C++ compiler. To create better tools that implement support for the VC++ toolchain, it would grant a great performance benefit for invoking the compiler programatically.

                    - No seperate process creation.
                    - Include dependency parsing without /showincludes option.
                    - Compiling sources dynamically without writing them to the disk.
                    - Other benefits.

                    I suppose it would not take too much effort to provide such an API, as the compilation is already separated to different dlls (c1.dll, c1xx.dll, c2.dll).

                    I hope to see this feature in the future.

                    (Also if you can add…

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • VB6 programming language #13 in April 2018 Tiobe index

                      Microsoft's VB6 programming language is the 13th most popular programming language in April 2018.
                      The latest version of classic VB was launched in 1998 and still rates highly in the Tiobe index of over 200 programming languages.

                      https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index

                      Microsoft's flagship language C# has fallen to #5 in the Tiobe index

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                        3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Will Microsoft bring back the VB6 programming language in 2018?

                        Now that Microsoft finally admit that VB.Net has never been successful, will they:

                        1) Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10
                        2) Allow a free download of VB6
                        3) Update VB6 allow 64bit compilation

                        271 votes
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                          12 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow us to open work items inside visual studio as in earlier versions

                          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/devops/2016/08/22/work-items-now-open-in-the-web-from-visual-studio-15/
                          This article describes the major change in the work items experience.
                          I don't like it at all.
                          You need to keep the old way of opening work items inside visual studio as in earlier versions. You can do this along side the new improvements.
                          Personally I'm not going to upgrade to a new version of VS which deprecates the old interface.

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                            4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • C# falls to #8 most popular language in 2018 Stack Overflow survey

                            C# has fallen from #4 in the 2017 survey to #8 in the 2018 Stack Overflow survey

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                              10 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please support Angular CLI sourcemaps generated in Microsoft.DotNet.Web.Spa.ProjectTemplates::2.0.0-rc2-final

                              I love the new ASP.NET web template with support for Angular CLI. The only issue with this I've encountered is the lack of support for integrated debugging in VS 2017. Apparently the IDE does not support the sourcemaps generated by angular-cli. (reference closed issue: https://github.com/aspnet/JavaScriptServices/issues/1474 ). Debugging works in Chrome, suggesting that the sourcemaps are valid; but not in the IDE.

                              147 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • VB6 programming language #12 in February 2018 Tiobe index

                                Microsoft's VB6 programming language is the 12th most popular programming language in February 2018.
                                The latest version of classic VB was launched in 1998 and still rates highly in the Tiobe index of over 200 programming languages.

                                https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index

                                Microsoft's flagship language C# has fallen to #5 in the Tiobe index

                                144 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Annouce Visual Basic 1.0 Pheonix (Visual Basic Classic)

                                  VB.net was never about "improving" VB. It was about giving in to the Object-Oriented nerds. They had C++ and were getting C#, but that was not enough. They wanted control over EVERYTHING. Perhaps, as is the case with many people who live their lives hiding behind a computer monitor, they don't have control over ANYTHING in real life.

                                  That was opinion, this is fact:

                                  VB.net has been a disaster. Visual Basic has gone from being the most popular programming language in the world, to not even being in the top ten.

                                  Microsoft, is that how you define "success?" Would you…

                                  60 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Debugger should support generic authentication with SourceLink

                                    VS Debugger now supports Authenticated Source Link for VSTS and GitHub starting in 15.7 (https://goo.gl/iNAvgW). That is a great start. My team has our .NET source code in GitHub Enterprise. This issue is for support is to support other private source code repositories in a generic (or extensible) way. I know other need GitLab support and I'm sure there are a bunch more.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Windows Forms Designer Errors

                                      The windows forms designer in Visual Studio still has a lot of critical bugs that need to be fixed.

                                      One in particular that I encounter on an hourly basis is:
                                      GenericArguments[0], 'ServiceDefinition...IMyObject', on 'Client...BaseForm`2[TService,TImplementation]' violates the contraint of type parameter 'TService'.

                                      Here is the call stack:
                                      at System.RuntimeTypeHandle.Instantiate(RuntimeTypeHandle handle, IntPtr* pInst, Int32 numGenericArgs, ObjectHandleOnStack type)
                                      at System.RuntimeTypeHandle.Instantiate(Type[] inst)
                                      at System.RuntimeType.MakeGenericType(Type[] instantiation)

                                      The error occurs whenever I change something on the base forms and recompile the project. The only way to get the designer running again is to restart the whole project which takes between 2 and 5 minutes currently. It's…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Use PackageReference in vcxproj

                                        Can you add support for the PackageReference markup from C++ and C++/CLI projects (.vcxproj)?

                                        It would be more convenient than using a packages.config file.

                                        Thanks!

                                        72 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow us to "Link" a folder without losing its structure.

                                          Let's be theoretical and say we have a library which cannot be based on a Static Library, a Dynamic Link Library, or other type of "project extension". Our library in this theoretical situation is just a folder stored somewhere in our code-base area (which may or may not contain sub-directories), and consists of a combination of C header and source files, or C++ header and source files, or another languages equivalent.

                                          Now, let's be a bit more realistic and assume that this library is going to be "Shared", meaning it is going to be needed in more than one project…

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