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  1. Display instance type in value popup during debugging

    If you hover over a variable when debugging you get nice popup with value. What would be even nicer is to see also the instance type in the popup. Let's say I have an instance of type List<T> assigned in variable of type IEnumerable<T>. Only way how to find out that it's actually List<T> is to use Locals/Autos/Watch tool window. Being able to see it in hover popup would be awesome.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support mutation testing for c#

      I run a team that makes extensive use of Pit testing for Java. (http://pitest.org/) This leads to dramatically simpler, decoupled and better tested code. With all the advances of the roslyn compiler, this would be an amazing addition to the c# development experience, plus with the advantages that Roslyn could suggest automatic fixes for many issues discovered

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VS2017 建模项目不见了

        1.VS2017 建模项目不见了,希望可以添加上该模块。
        2.在vs2015中创建sequencediagram后,希望多人分享,还需要手动修改ModelDefinition/XX.uml文件,太麻烦。希望可以一个文件方便不同项目组人员分享查看。

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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • A bug in C# webBrowser

          C# windows Application's webBrowser tool can't auto input data into the jsp form's element which has no id but has name.......i use " HtmlElementCollection elements = webBrowser1.Document.GetElementsByTagName("input");"
          can't let the jsp html accept my data and submit , the data which I had submit can't be saved.

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          • Add return types to the C# Code Style\Naming dialog

            The C# Code Style\Naming editor is great! I have a rule set-up so that all `async` methods have "Async" as their name suffix - however this convention should exclude `void` methods (and only apply to `Task` and `Task(of T)` methods - but there is no way to add return types to the Specification definition.

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            • Petit problème de performance

              L'IDE prend trop de temps pour démarrer et parfois ça énerve. J'ai seulement 4 GO en mémoire RAM et l'OS lui utilise de 3.21 GO.

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                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fonction recovery

                Salut ! j'aimerais vous proposer l'idée de mettre une fonction de recovery dans le l'IDE de Visual Studio. Cela m'arrive souvent de tout recommencer suite a une coupure d'électricité

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add macros for selected library version

                    Given that FULL .NET class libraries lack (why?) the ability to automatically create a NuGet package one is limited to copying the output file (DLL) to another directory in the Post Build event.

                    In the use case this built DLL would be deployed to a folder that contains the NuGet package one wants to build with that DLL. However, this is not yet possible either because the NuGet lib folder has subfolders for each of the .NET versions (net452. met461) but there are no Post/Pre-Build MACROS that have the name of the targeted .NET framework. In this case it would…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add an option to not automatically restart when Visual Studio crashes.

                      My IDE crashes most often when I close the program. That triggers an automatic restart which forces me to close the program again. This is incredibly annoying. Please surface an option to allow me to opt out of automatic restarts.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • attach to process command line

                        This has been closed before, but this would be really nice, especially with many IIS w3wp processes out there.

                        The Attach to Process dialog should help me disambiguate which process I want to attach the debugger to. The existing PID is not really helpful unless I use Process Explorer, or some other such too to help me figure out the process ID of the EXE instance want to debug.
                        Example Scenario:
                        When I have multiple instances of IISExpress running, I cannot tell which instance of the EXE I want to attach to. If I the process name hover tooltip would…

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Select all/copy all on find symbol results window

                          Please provide a way to select all/copy all on find symbol results window.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Menu items to project for Entity Framework so you dont have to use PMC - like Add-Migration, Remove-Migration,Update-Databse

                            Add Menu items to project for Entity Framework so you dont have to use PMC - like Add-Migration, Remove-Migration,Update-Databse

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                            • Removing a resource results in 'Parameter is not valid' error

                              When removing resources that were previously added to a project, the current advice is to use the Remove resource button On the Resources tab in a project's properties. This works to remove it from the resource listing but leaves the resource file itself in the resource directory. Attempting to delete or remove the file from the directory in anyway results in the Resources tab claiming "Parameter is not valid" when subsequently opened. Seems like the *.csproj file ends up not matching the *.resx or something. Furthermore, removing an empty "Resources" directory from a project results in the same message (though…

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                              • Show branch folders on top in team explorer -> branches for GIT

                                Currently branches are listed in alphabetic order. Folders are mixed between single branches.

                                I think it is better if this would be like in the filesystem: folders on top, files below

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                                • Provide a GUI Tool to create custom offline installer

                                  Considering the many technologies supported in VS 2017, it would be nice to have a GUI-based tool to create a custom installer as one wishes. The tool should be able to download and update new/current packages with ease.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Single click on project or folder in solution explorer opens project README

                                    Optionally open README.txt or Default.htm document in the solution related to that project.

                                    Or Visual Studio generated 'Outlook Today' style project summary page

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                                    • Include the ability to add more during initial installation

                                      While you're waiting for the downloading/installation after selecting your packages, you may realize you've forgotten some. Please include a quick way to select any packages we may have forgot during this time so that they can be added to the install process quickly. Simple?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Debugging Exceptions without explicit exception variables

                                        In VS 2015 (and earlier) if you were debugging and stepping through a try-catch you could get exception information from the debugger with this:

                                        try
                                        {
                                        ... exception thrown
                                        }
                                        catch (Exception)
                                        {
                                        }

                                        The Exception Dialog was available on the catch statement. But now you have be verbose and specify it like:

                                        catch (Exception ex)
                                        {
                                        }

                                        But we don't always need to do anything with ex so sometimes it never gets used and we get the green underline from Visual Studio.

                                        Example:

                                        MailMessage m = new MailMessage();
                                        try{
                                        m.To.Add("test@test");
                                        }
                                        catch(FormatException)
                                        {
                                        //Alert user about an invalid email…

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