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  1. Better code formatting for lambdas in C++

    It would be nice to have better code formatting for lambda functions in C++. For example:

    const auto [var1, var2] = Function(var3, var4, var5,
    [](const int var6) // Make [ align w. var3 above
    {
    // Make { align with [ above
    // indent code here as usual
    },
    [](const int var7)
    {
    // Make { align with [ above
    // indent code here as usual
    });

    Right now the lambda bodies are aligned to the left with the const keyword in the editor when using automatic formatting, when they should align with the lambda opening bracket in my opinion.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Get rid of solutions and projects in Visual Studio

      Both sln and proj files are ubiquitous to Visual Studio; however, they cause more than a few maintenance issues. Firstly, they impose a folder structure that most modern development projects just don't use. Moreover, they superimpose a folder structure that may not accurately reflect the file system, which causes confusion. Ultimately, no developer wants to have to fight with the IDE and implement workarounds just to get a project going. Please help Visual Studio get out of its own way here?

      The industry uses package.json files combined with supporting JSON files (like Aurelia.json) to manage projects. Please may we have…

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      • Add better markdown support in Visual Studio

        The built-in markdown support in VS Code is really good compared to what we have in Visual Studio. Please may you port the support in VS Code to Visual Studio?

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        • Add a "Namespace" property to folders within solutions and projects

          If we look the .NET Core source files, we notice that folders are used rather extensively within projects and solutions to organise code for ease of maintenance. When we look at the files, we notice that the namespaces often don't match the folder organisation used within the project. Unfortunately, whenever we create new items, VS adds a default namespace based on the folder name meaning that developers must remember to change the namespace.

          The above issue wastes time by forcing developers to repeat work. It also creates an avoidable source of bugs.

          Please allow us to set a default namespace…

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          • Add color to work item type icons in Team Explorer

            When you associate work items with a changeset, the work item types are all the same color (e.g. white on the dark theme). It would be nice I could distinguish at a glance whether a linked item is a code review, a task, or a backlog item, without having to read the description or recognize the icon.

            In addition, the icons are not rendered in a high resolution, unlike in the Solution Explorer where the icons are crisp on a 200% DPI screen.

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            • Provider search history in solution explorer

              I want to search code files which I previously searched, but there isn't a history list or items that helps me to quickly select one.

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              • Allow all users to deploy when live sharing and notify all in session

                When live sharing it would be very ideal if any user within that session could deploy and the IDE simply notifies others within the session that x user has started to deploy x resource.

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                • diagrams within source code

                  Need the ability to post pictures within source code, like diagrams

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remember the people stuck using win32

                      Pleaseeeee with a capital P fix vs2017 so error reporting. Can not see errors in error list. This is very irritating. VS2017 has become too bloated. Please make it straight forward again. Spend to much time try to just use vs2017. I'm not interested in UWP or RT. I must remain in win32.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fiestra dataset

                        Sarebbe interessante avere un sistema di "navigazione" della fiestra relativa ai dataset; la novigazione potrebbe essere fatta mediante zomm o minuatura della mappa ecc. Allo stato attuale con dataset piuttosto complessi la navigazione è assai problematica

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                        • support binary literals (&B prefix) string on CType / Val

                          Dim hexValue = &H11 '(=17)
                          Dim decValue = 11
                          Dim octValue = &O11 '(=9)
                          Dim binValue = &B11 '(=3)

                          hexValue = CInt("&H11") 'OK (=17)
                          decValue = CInt("11") 'OK (=11)
                          octValue = CInt("&O11") 'OK (=9)
                          binValue = CInt("&B11") 'NG << InvalidCastException >>
                          'binValue = Convert.ToInt32("11", 2) 'OK (=3)

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • reopen last closed tab just like in Google Chrome for VS tab

                            reopen last closed tab just like in Google Chrome for VS tab

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                            • Support for more/new .editorconfig rules for c#

                              .editorconfig support in visual studio is great. But i'm missing some csharp or dotnet styles for strings.

                              Multiline string concatenation to verbatim string
                              Escape characters in string to verbatim string
                              String concatenation to string interpolation
                              string.Format() to string interpolation.

                              See github issue: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/visualstudio-docs/issues/936

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                              • Image Watch: ignore invalid values during Auto Maximize Contrast

                                Image Watch plugin is extremely helpful! I have a suggestion. In my line of work, Computer Vision, I often encounter images that have a special value to mark invalid pixels. For example depth-map has a special value 0 to mark invalid pixels. Sometimes this is not a problem for displaying it in Image Watch, but it can be and often it is, when that special value is very different than the rest of the value. In that case the Auto Maximize Contrast can not display anything useful.

                                In short, pls add a way to configure Image Watch to ignore these…

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                                • Enable the ability to customize the create new pull request form

                                  Our pull request definition contains some optional tasks that people have to enable/disable with specific keywords in their pull request description. Instead of having to remember those, we would like to somehow present them to the user instead. The following things could all work: the ability to prepopulate the description or label fields with boilerplate text that the user could then just modify/delete, the ability to add an option that the user could select from, or the ability to prepopulate the reviewer field (we do that now, but this happens after create and we want it on the create screen).

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                                  • Add a [[nounwind]] attribute for class and struct (or __declspec(nounwind) if you prefer)

                                    Simple classes or structs that do not require unwinding prevent the use of __try and __finally. If a class or struct could be marked as [[nounwind]] then the compiler could kept out of the unwind code and allow certain other language constructs to be used.

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                                    • Create and manage your own color theme

                                      It is about 20 years I am working with VS and I always wanted ability to create my own color theme. There are some third parties tools but something built-in is that you can depend on it. I have requested it several times but no good news for me. I hope to see a complete color theme management tool soon. (Save/Load, Import and Export)

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                                      • i hau created a neuu languuaag uuhich uuil rephornn the uuorld. i hau alredi upgraaded orl ou the uuindouus interphaas. ar ioo interested

                                        i hau created a neuu languuaag uuhich uuil rephornn the uuorld. i hau alredi upgraaded orl ou the uuindouus interphaas. ar ioo interested?

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                                        • Edit and save CS files while debugging

                                          Edit and save CS files while debugging. No need to reflect changes right away. Reflect changes only in the next build-debug. But I want to write in my ideas for now.

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