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  1. C# falls to #8 most popular language in 2018 Stack Overflow survey

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

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      14 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Windows Forms Designer Errors

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      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…

      24 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add new feature to System.String like Typescript

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        We can write c# code like follows:
        string name = "Tom";
        string hello = $"Hello {name}!";
        string path = @"D:\images\a.png";

        Sometimes we want to keep complicated string fromat like Json string, It's very inconvenient. We must write like this:
        string json = "{\"name\":\"Tom\"}";
        json = @"{""name"":""Tom""}";

        But in Typescript, it's very easy:
        content: string = `{"name":"Tom"}`;

        So I want to add this feature to c#/.Net.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The ability to generate a class diagram from code in Visual Studio for Mac

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          Like the feature for the VS2017 windows version where you can generate a class diagram from code, but then for the Mac version as well

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dictionary get item lambda

            Dictionary<string, T> some = new Dictionary<string, T>();
            var tmp = some["some_key"]?.SomeField ?? string.Empty;

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Let interfaces be implemented by a field

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              The sample:

              interface IFoo {
              void DoFoo();
              }

              class Bar : IFoo => _foo {
              private IFoo _foo;
              Bar(IFoo foo) { _foo = foo;}
              }

              Why:
              - supports aggregation over inheritance
              - implicit use of the GoF strategy pattern
              - syntax fits property/method expressions

              How:
              - defines an explicit interface implementation
              - the field is implicitly a non-nullable reference

              Use:
              - to modularize behavior and easily aggregate it
              - to vary the implementation, for instance for testing
              - to solve annoying things like…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add static indexers

                Altough there was this comment on the very same proposal: "Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we haven’t acted on it. Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to close it. If the suggestion is still relevant, please either take a look to see if there’s another suggestion that’s similar that you can vote on, or open a new suggestion."

                I do suggest the very same thing: static indexers.

                Currently, indexers need…

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make it mandotory to Handle Exceptions...

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                  Hello,
                  I am Computer Engineer from Turkey. Graduated From Istanbul Technical University In 2015.
                  I was Intern at Microsoft Turkey in 2012 and worked at Sony Turkey, Siemens, Asseco SEE..

                  My suggestion is make Exception Handling or changing signature mandatory..
                  For example, if I throw an Exception in my method, I must decleare that this method may throws an Exception so a user can see the type of exceptions that can be thrown from this method.

                  This is the case in JAVA.
                  Example: …

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 希望能在endregion上显示region块的名称提示,这样方便知道这是哪个endregion

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                    希望能在endregion上显示region块的名称提示,这样方便知道这是哪个endregion

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                    • 希望能在endregion上显示region块的名称提示,这样方便知道这是哪个endregion

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                      希望能在endregion上显示region块的名称提示,这样方便知道这是哪个endregion

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Refactoring to add a parameter to existing method

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                        When I type a method call with an extra parameter, the refactoring tools allow me to create a new overload of the method as shown in the screenshot below.

                        It would be nice if another refactoring could be added that would simply add the additional parameter to the existing method, instead of creating a whole new overload.

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                          • loosen c# langauge to allow static functions in namespace and port python math libraries to .net

                            personally, I think python and javascript sucks as a language... I wish somebody would find a way to map the python and javascript api's into .net so we could get rid of them and use a real program language for everything...

                            if you have to make c# a little less object oriented and more functional to do that...its worth messing the c# language up to do it just to get rid of the sucky python and javascript languages that everybody loves to hate...

                            biggest flaw of c# is that it doesn't suck enough to complete with sucky languages like python…

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                            • In c# string.Format is used so much it be great to have it preset like Foreach does.

                              So you time you enter string.Format space space and it prefills
                              Ie string.Format (“”,);

                              Also have a super command so you don’t have to type string.Format
                              Have like stFor space space then do Ie string.Format (“”,);

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                              • Allow Microsoft Word style commenting in C#

                                Please allow inserting comment on a specific location (like a ballon shows up on the right side of MS Word) rather than adding // at every line. It will be easier to give details or purpose of code right on it explaining its custom details on the separate window on the right side just like MS Word.

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                                • Create or Update the template, ASP.Net Core + Angular

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                                  Currently we can use the template, ASP.Net Core 2.1 + Angular5.

                                  When Angular is updated 6 from 5, change many files in framework.
                                  So, we can't build ASP.Net Core 2.1 + Angular 6 without executiong ng migration update command and rewriting json files. Or get old Angular-Cli and their dependences.

                                  Pls. Create new Template for ASP.NET Core + Angular6 ., or Updating the Template.

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                                  • I would like to program in C # with Wpf, but the code in visual form as the nodes, so we could have greater freedom to assemble the code mor

                                    I would like to program in C # with Wpf, but the code in visual form as the nodes, so we could have greater freedom to assemble the code more efficiently and with fewer analysis complications, making the reanalysis of the data highly operative and easy to understand. for non-experienced users having a better free-form order and leaving the writing purely to a new evolution something like the legos that serve to assemble anything quickly due to their prefabricated forms

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                                    • is goo idea to use visual studio help?

                                      is good idea to use visual studio help?

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                                      • Cast to var

                                        I would like to be able to do this:

                                        foo = (var)bar;

                                        which would mean casting bar to the declared type of foo.

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