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  1. allow to omit lambda parameters

    There is lot of code exists with methods allows to pass callback function as parmater like this SharePoint extention method:

    public static void RunElevated(this SPWeb web, Action<SPSite, SPWeb> action);

    And there is a lot of scenarios when not all callback paramers is in demand.

    For example, we need spweb, but not spsite:

    SomeWeb.RunElevated((_, web) => { /*using the web here*/ });

    While site is unused i want the code not allows to define this, and "_" is my workaround here.

    But if unused parameters mote then one this show error 'parameter name _ is dublicate'

    My suggestion is allow to…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sticky

      Require Scratch Pad/Sticky Note like functionality inside vs.
      So we don't need to switch between vs and other tool/program.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Custom Debugger-Visualizer for .Net Core Apps in VS2017

        It has no this feature for .NET Core now, could you add this feature later?

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • save csproj automatically

              When adding a new file the csproj is modified. But while the file is saved to disk right-away, the csproj is not. This leads to missing csproj changes in various git commits. I use git form a bash console. So I am not asking for you to hack your git-integration.

              csproj files should at least be saved to be consistent with whats on the disk.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Navigation bar should list typedef names of unnamed structs in C and C++

                If you have a C header file with idiomatic typedef'd structs, then the editor's Navigation bar only lists "__unnamed struct_00000_0". It doesn't list the typedefs at all, but if it did it would make it easier to identify these definitions. Perhaps by putting the name of the typedef in parenthesis after the "__unnamed struct_xxx" name.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Sag nein zu intel

                  Intel hat mein PC kapput gemacht durch den Update ich kann mir keinen leisten nun kann ich mit mein Handy spielen super toll Intel ihr habt mir mein Leben versaut vielen Danke auch ihr seit echt so Scheisse

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Preemptive DotObfuscator must be removed from VS community edition.Their Community edition(CLI) is useless.

                    I created a Xamarin app in Visual Studio community edition. I was able to build everything in VS community edition. Now I'm forced to obfuscate my code before deployment. I checked DotObfuscator which comes with V community edition. It doesn't offer anything. Their out of the box edition can't even encrypt a mere string, and this is the first thing you want to do when you deploy your App. I would like to ask Microsoft to find a provider who will offer better services. They even failed to help me on this post : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48763631/preemtive-obfuscator-not-working-on-xamarin/48815878?noredirect=1#comment84636317_48815878

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make possible Customs Work Items to inherite from parent model

                      We just moved to VSTS and recreate our customs Work Items, essentially four bug definitions derived from the standard bug with specifics fields.

                      On VSTS I had to "rebuild" the bug four times before adding the customized fields. I also had to add some fields and rules that are by default in the bug definition.

                      I would have appreciate being able at the creation of custom Work Items to use the bug template as parent, so that the custom bugs inherite the parent fields and rules.

                      Also by doing so, the bugcategory would be automatically updated.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Do not show warning on a mixed comparison where one of the arguments is size_t and the other is ptrdiff_t

                        As suggested in CppCoreGuidelines: "(To avoid noise) Do not flag on a mixed signed/unsigned comparison where one of the arguments is sizeof or a call to container .size() and the other is ptrdiff_t." (https://github.com/isocpp/CppCoreGuidelines/blob/master/CppCoreGuidelines.md#es107-dont-use-unsigned-for-subscripts-prefer-gslindex)

                        Please, do not show warning C4018 (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/y92ktdf2.aspx) on level 3 (maybe even on level 4) for this case

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please fix System.Drawing.Icon.ExtractAssociatedIcon with UNC paths

                          For inexplicable reasons System.Drawing.Icon.ExtractAssociatedIcon checks that the filepath is not a network path. There is not reason for this as the underlying ExtractAssociatedIcon api has no problems with them. It just makes applications fail when launched from network paths even though there should be no reason for them to fail.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Extend number of "Find Results" windows to 4

                            Having only 2 result windows for a codebase with several millions lines of code is tedious.
                            I often have to repeat old searches again to get my results back, just because I had to reuse one of the search result windows for a new search.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Automatically add the name of a #region to the #endregion-tag

                              With a huge amount of regions on classes etc. I often look at the #endregion-tag and ask myself - what could this be. For time being I am scrolling upwards to find the opening and labeled #region-tag. Even if there is a possibility to get this information by doing a MouseOver or something like that (and I do not know this feature) I would like the #endregion-tag just to repeat the label I provided with the #region-tag. This way I can directly see when working on the code! Thanks MS!

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Commit all changes in current branch if we try to chekout to other branch

                                If we make some changes in current branch "test", and not commit them localy, change the branch to "notTest", those changes are now considered as if they where made on this branch, if we try to commit this branch, changes will be applyed as if they were made on this branch.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • intelisense normal line breaks in comments

                                  In visual studio when coding in C# and likely other languages as well
                                  Currently there is no way to have normal line breaks in intellisense text, (the text you get affter placing /// above a method).
                                  One can mimic a paragraph width <para /> but that adds an extra blanc line.

                                  For better intellisence documentation.

                                  It should allow for a normal line break without adding extra white lines, ea <br /> or a <para br/>

                                  It would be small addition to ask for, but make life of us, we programmers just a bit more nice don't you think ?.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Group pinned Visual Studio Solutions

                                    I like pinning my Solutions using the Recent Solutions Page on Startup, but I have over 10 pins, and they are getting unwieldy.

                                    It would be able to create groups of pinned solutions with the ability to name groups. That way I can group my Personal, Work, and Open Source Projects separately, and Filter in between.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Soure Code Layout Locking to Lock Source Code Layout to the Text Editor

                                      Hey there!

                                      The Visual Studio 2017 editor provides a lot of options for the (auto) formatting of source code already. The concept of leaving spacing for declarations untouched is great already at it allows for a tabular formatting of a series of declarations.

                                      However, not all kinds of source code are declarations while sometimes it would be very nice to still format a piece in a tabular fasion.

                                      For this, I would propose adding "Formatting Locks" to source documents that would act like this:

                                      When one ore more rows are selected, a editor tool command named, for instance, "Lock Formatting"…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Navigate to source should show assembly name and version when "Navigate to decompiled sources" is enabled

                                        Navigating to decompiled sources is nice, but sometimes I need to know what assembly is including a method so I can make sure that assembly is included in another project.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a tool tip to explain what the little red badge on code coverage results means

                                          There's a little red (wrong way?) badge on the root icon of the Code Coverage Results hierarchy. I was asked about it and have no clue what it means (all the tests are passing). Searching for information on it didn't help. Does it mean we're not at 100% coverage? It doesn't appear that it means the coverage results are out of date.

                                          I'd expect that hovering the pointer over it would give tell me what it's trying to alert me to, but nothing useful shows up.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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