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  1. 114 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow multiple languages (C#,VB,F#) in the same project

      Now with Roslyn this could be possible.

      It's very annoying that you have to convert C# to VB just to include a class/function/snippet in your VB project, and viceversa.
      If all code compiles to MSIL, then why we cannot use different NET languages in the same project.

      Another example is a function in F#, you may want to use some functions that will simplify/improve your project (C#/VB) and it's better to do it in a functional language, but you don't want to code all your project in F#, nor want to create a separate project in F# with its DLL…

      96 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 90 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VB.Net Support for Android/Apple/Raspberry Pi

          Could you please add support for the following Android/Apple & Raspberry pi please? as well as more examples in Vb.NET?

          Some of us don't really want to have to stop using such a great language.

          Thank you.

          88 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Lowercase keywords

            Please provide a full option to use lowercase keywords in VB, instead of using a hack with a custom font.

            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2015/04/02/lowercase-keywords-revisited.aspx

            71 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • VB Samples - UWP

              Almost no VB samples are available for UWP. You find a topic you're interested in at GitHub Windows-universal-samples - and darn - C# only.

              It makes learning about UWP needlessly complicated and error prone.

              PLEASE - make the time to create VB samples.

              65 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Basic - xamarin

                Allow writing Visual Basic in Xamarin Projects.

                54 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VB6 programming language in top 10 enterprise languages

                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351663/vb6-programming-language-in-top-10-enterprise-lang.html
                  Top 10 programming languages for Enterprise Application Development...

                  https://sdtimes.com/java/report-finds-java-and-javascript-remain-the-top-languages-for-enterprise-development/

                  Java ................58%
                  JavaScript .......57%
                  C++ ................ 46%
                  C# ...................26%
                  Python ............25%
                  PHP ................22%
                  VB.NET............17%
                  C .....................16%
                  Visual Basic 6 ..16%
                  VBA .................15%

                  53 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • continue edit on on error resume next

                    re eanble editing around On Error Resume next please, it is really annoing now to restart anytime I made some even small correction,

                    46 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The only place where Basic figures in top 10 languages is in Memes

                      Ruby, Python would not have been born if Basic was not killed. What a pity no one had the vision or competence to make the VB compiler evolve with the changing times

                      40 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide code in vb and c#

                        Microsoft keeps saying they will continue to support Visual Basic, yet everywhere I look I see code examples and sample programs only provided in C#.

                        The Microsoft Developer Network provides the option to view different languages, so there must be people at Microsoft who can translate the code.

                        Whilst I don't expect every Microsoft blogger to provide samples in multiple languages, sites like www.asp.net with it's learn section should provide at least VB and C#.

                        38 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Change the VBS Icon by default on Windows

                          Change the icon of vbs extension by default on windows.

                          34 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Do Not Collapse Comments

                            It would be nice if the comments simply did not collapse with CTRL+M+O. That or if there is a blank space between two blocks of comments. Do not treat them as 1. But instead it will collapse the entire section even though comments may not be a part of the one above it (obv limitation of VB because they do not have multi-line comments). I'm sure if we could just have a more robust commenting system. Things would have been peachy and I may not have switched to C#.
                            This should be simple, and to me already done as the…

                            32 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring back a standalone simple visual basic like you once had....PLEASE PLEASE

                              This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351692/bring-back-a-standalone-simple-visual-basic-like-y.html
                              It was so simple and it worked. Why did you destroy it?
                              Please just make it a stand alone separate from Visual studio. Make it for the simpletons like me so I can knock up a program in a day using windows forms. No project this or that just click on a desktop icon and straight into VB and just name project and away we go. like we once did.

                              Remember how Microsoft started it was the little guys in a shed on…

                              27 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Change the name Visual Basic or VB to B#

                                Everybody thinks and its really common perception that C# is much more powerful than VB. Which is totally false. Under.net framework, there is no difference. I have used both VB and C# IDE. But honestly. VB IDE is a lot more better than C# IDE.

                                We need to re-brand Visual Basic before everybody starts hating it. Change the name of product from VB to B#

                                25 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Microsoft VB6 programming is the most perfect

                                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351766/microsoft-vb6-programming-is-the-most-perfect.html

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

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

                                  24 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Set Option Strict On by Default instead of Off

                                    Currently when you install Visual Studio, Option Strict if set to be Off by default for new projects. This causes people a lot of issues. Numerous forum posts are due to the fact that people have made a typo or type conversion error due to this setting being off. By setting it On by default, new users would get used to the setting immediately. Users opening old projects where this setting is off would not have any changes to make, so there is really no reason not to do this.

                                    23 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • C# and VB wrong Perception

                                      I have writing code in Visual Basic since 2005. I see most of the people just talk about C#. Everyone think VB is just very tiny language and cannot do what C# can do. Which I believe is FALSE after the .NET framework.

                                      Can you re-brand Visual Basic as B# and help this language to get same status and respect as C#.

                                      VB is really powerful language, but the perception that is built is totally disgusting. Even in universities, No one agrees to let you develop project in VB. This situation is really disappointing and damaging the image of this…

                                      23 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Copy paste of type name from a variable tool tip

                                        When hovering above a variable the editor displays a tooltip with the type information.

                                        It would be useful to enable a right click menu that would place the info in the clipboard for future use, this is especially true for long namespaces.

                                        20 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VB6 Programming is a Top 10 language for Enterprise Application Development in 2018

                                          This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                          https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351767/vb6-programming-is-a-top-10-language-for-enterpris-1.html
                                          The top 10 languages for Enterprise Application Development in 2018 are:

                                          Java ................58%
                                          JavaScript ........57%
                                          C++ ................ 46%
                                          C# ...................26%
                                          Python ............ 25%
                                          PHP ................22%
                                          VB.NET............17%
                                          C .....................16%
                                          Visual Basic 6 ..16%
                                          VBA .................15%

                                          https://sdtimes.com/java/report-finds-java-and-javascript-remain-the-top-languages-for-enterprise-development/

                                          19 votes
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