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  1. add more detailed descriptions to project options.

    I know most people will know what certain optimizations mean, but better detailed descriptions might help some people newer to C++. I myself know about all the options, but explaining how something, say /O3, will impact the code will be helpful at a glance. I know people could research what certain compiler options mean, but you could at least explain the impacts of lesser used options.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • C++ examples in VS 2017 documentation, please!

      C++ examples in VS 2017 documentation, please!

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

        C# хорошо развивается как новыми возможностями, так синтаксическим сахаром. Решая различные задачи, я с несколькими сложностями в их реализации в силу того, что C# на это не способен. Поэтому хочу предложить на рассмотрение того, чтобы я хотел видеть в C#:

        1. Создание объекта

        var myType = typeof(myClass);
        var myObject = (myClass)Activator.CreateInstance(myType);

        Хотелось бы использовать название класса как переменную

        var myVariable = myClass;
        var myObject = (myVariable)Activator.CreateInstance(typeof(myVariable));

        2. Вызов расширенной функции для перечисления

        public enum Numbers
        {
        One = 1,
        Two = 2,
        Three = 3
        }

        public static class ExtentionEnum
        {
        public static bool IsContains(this Numbers source, string value)
        { …

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Slipstream new components during Upgrade

          When Updating versions (15.2 --> 15.3) that has new/additional components (Framework 4.7), offer to install them at Upgrade instead of running Modify after the Upgrade

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hidden XAML Designer has a resize thumb that's way too close to the debug panels' resize thumb.

            When Design view is collapsed, don't make it resizeable, as there are no visual cues to determine if I am dragging Design view or Debug windows (what I always ALWAYS am trying to do). Too often, I end up growing the Design view (not useful to me) rather than the Debug panel (very useful, but never EVER sized correctly, going back to VS6 at least) When there are too many input methods or too many input targets in proximity, you have to start looking at the misclick penalty the user incurs.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "extract interface"

              When using Extract Interface, the interface created should have the same public / internal / private visibility as the class it was extracted from.

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              • JavaScript tagged string interpolation

                I'm starting to make use of JavaScript/TypeScript string interpolation. In a sense writing htmlEscape`<p>$[whatever}</p>` is like using Linq in dealing with escaping very smoothly.

                Perhaps ${tag}"<p>{whatever}</p>" as a C# syntax. Note that for HTML VB has a way of doing this and this kind of approach would bring that capability to C# and, as with Linq, offer the basis for more facilities especially if there were an ability to add compile-time parsing.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When adding existing item to project, it should...

                  When adding an existing item, it should copy the items to project instead of using same location. I usually import "cpp" files to project, and what I don't like about it is that it uses the same location that it has been imported from. Therefore, I can't use the project in another computer because it is looking for the location that is has been imported from. Can you please fix this?

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                    0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • scroll to last position in Design window when switching from Code

                    When switching between Code Editor and Design, it always scrolls to the top of the form. Can you make it go back to the same position it was when the window was last viewed. This makes working on a group of controls a PITA when adding events and other things to each control.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve Web copy tool

                      I use that tool a lot, and there are no improvements since probably 15 years. I would like to see:

                      - automatic creation of the sync metadata: Now, if you change the deployment location, or anything goes wrong and the synchronization information is lost, you will see a lot of question marks. It would be super-easy for the tool to check for each file if the source is identical to the destination, and mark it as in sync. As it is now, it is a real pain.

                      - open the WindDiff tool from a file: if the files are not…

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                      • I should like when i press Shift+CTL+ Arrow (Left,Right) and the caret is on a word then the word goes before previous one (or for right arr

                        I should like when i press Shift+CTL+ Arrow (Left or Right) and the caret is inside a word then the word goes before previous one or (for right arrow) after the next one.
                        Greeting from Greece

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                        • Please Provide confirmation box on click of close button in VS

                          Please Provide a confirmation box when we click on close button of visual studio. sometime mistakenly we click on it when closing other application like IE browser window

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                            • Include previous code review comments in a follow up code review

                              While using Visual Studio we send peer code reviews via Team Explorer. Sometimes a second review is necessary based on comments made in the first review.
                              If a previous code review exists in the Related Work Items we would like to see the previous code review comments as read-only and in a different color in the new code review.

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                              • Inform developer when Client framework is not supported for a library reference

                                As a developer with a project that is targeting the Client framework (which is the default anyway)

                                When I add a library reference that requires the Full framework

                                Then Visual Studio will tell me "Reference requires the full .NET framework, would you like VS to fix?" And if the developer clicks 'Yes' then the project is changed to target the Full framework of same version. Otherwise the reference is NOT added.

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                                • Be smarter about when to clear items from the Error List

                                  I just spent an hour compiling a large solution. I got ~200 warnings. I want to start fixing those warnings, but as soon as I compile any file, I'm going to lose my entire error list. I could save it to a spreadsheet, but I still lose the ability to click to jump to the error.

                                  Recommended fix: The error list should be smarter about what to clear when starting an operation. Compiling a file should only clear the items generated by that file. Building a project should only clear the items generated by that project. Building a solution should…

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                                  • IsNullOrEmpty List

                                    provide IsNullOrEmpty method for the generic list, as you provided for string type, it could be very simple like this

                                    public static bool IsNullOrEmpty<T>(this List<T> list) =>
                                    list == null || list.Count == 0;

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                                    • Modify the git add-in in VS2015 to only commit changes to selected files instead of a blanket Commit All.

                                      Modify the git feature in VS2015 to only commit changes to selected files instead of a blanket Commit All that commits changes for all files with the same comment. You can leave the Commit All options there if you want, but please add Commit options to commit changes only to selected files. The way it works in VS2013 is the desired behavior.

                                      I am forced to use the git command line to commit changes for individual files (not that it's a bad thing to use the command line).

                                      Thanks!

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                                      • Debug edit and and continue!

                                        Debug edit and and continue! coding horror.

                                        Surly the developer can get feedback about his code in the error view of exactly what is wrong instead of just posting a list of conditions that must be met before edit and continue will work again.

                                        Now I'm in this situation where I have to find the problem in my code of 100,000 lines and to check all the conditions, since things change so rapidly and so do updates to vs as well this is now vs 2017 I talk about.

                                        Not very productive since I have all the beautiful work and…

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                                        • Provide compiler switch to prevent creation of naked pointers

                                          I'd like a compiler switch to flag as a warning the creation of any naked pointers. I freely admit this could get tricky with STL and so forth, but it would be helpful in encouraging my group to use smart pointers and to flag instances where we are still doing this.

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