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  1. Add fsi option to suppress loading of TypeProvider design-time assemblies

    When using fsi to execute script files, it doesn't make sense to force design-time assemblies to be present (i.e,, those referenced through TypeProviderAssemblyAttribute). I request that fsi either extend the
    "--exec" option so that it does not try to load these design assemblies, or to provide a new option that does this.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • shortkey

      Let Visual Studio has the same functionality with Excel regarding to the Alt key, that if press Alt key, the menu item will display short key name like the function in Excel.
      It will helps people to familiar short key in Visual Studio quickly.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Generate EF Database First Models into the Models folder

        When using FS11 and EF 5, the T4 files are generated in the same folder as the .edmx file. The <appname>Model.Context.tt should put the DbContest derived cs in the Models folder. The <appname>Model.tt should put the POCO classes in the Models folder.

        A workaround is: after running the code generation wizard, move the tt files to the Models folder and re-save the tt files to generate the code. The cs files are now under the Models folder. It would be better to have the tt files under CodeTemplates and the cs files under Models.

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        • VSTS load test QUESTION : While recording the webPerformanceTest, is it is possible to clear / force to clear cachewithout stopping

          Hi , VSTS load test : While recording the webPerformanceTest, is it is possible to clear / force to clear cachewithout stopping or closing the IE on recorder?

          As our application uses the cache mechanism and this is causing issue as we need to extract the cache request's response to pass the values to the other requests. Is it is possible to get any feature which allows while recording between steps, if i want to clear cache and it will allow me to get capture all the requests as it is not cached.

          Below thread i started to check with…

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remember state properties panel in edit code or edit form documents

            Remember state properties panel in edit code or edit form documents
            for example:
            when code edit properties panel closed (more space)
            when form edit properties panel opened (see and edit properties)

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            • Provide the option to purchase DVD disks for Visual Studio, rather than requiring a WEB download

              I have VS 2015 Community at home and love it. So, I purchased VS 2017 Professional at work. However, the VS 2017 Professional will not install at work. The reason is that my company has all sorts of security provisions in the Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems. These conflict with the installation. I understand that convenience of WEB download, but the security required to use WEB services is making a lot of WEB operations difficult. In the case of the VS 2017 Professional install, it makes it impossible. You should give customers the option of using the "old"…

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add watch multiline

                if I write something like follow in multilines:

                var a = new SomeFn(
                q[2].ParseInt(), q[1].ParseInt());

                I would like to add a watch expression of such simply selecting the text ( two lines ) and dragging and/or right click -> add watch,

                the problem is that it places two lines in the Watch window while it should remove \r\n from the selection.

                Notes:
                - that this could broke a behavior to drag multiple expressions in the watch where I would to keep them line by line. Definitively if useful there might be an Add watch (as single line).
                - right click…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VS16, please add the vertical split behavior into "Solution Explorer"

                  Some time in solutions with many projects and files I felt the need to split in two, or more, vertical parts the Solution Explorer list.

                  This to avoid a lot of time spent scrolling the list up and down ... two projects comparing ... one start with A and other starts with W ;)

                  For you is a little effort, for us a comfortable feature ;)

                  Thanks

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                  • (string)DBNull should be null (throws exception)

                    var text = (string)command.ExecuteScalar(); throws InvalidCastException: Unable to cast object of type 'System.DBNull' to type 'System.String'.
                    It should parse to null value.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Invocation of a constexpr function that indexes an array with a constant argument greater than the bounds of the array does not generate a w

                      For example, the following code compiles without even a warning at /W4

                      constexpr int values[] = { 1, 2, 3 };

                      inline constexpr int doit(size_t index) { return values[index]; }

                      int main(void)
                      {
                      std::cout << doit(3) << std::endl;
                      }

                      Note, however, that something like:

                      constexpr int value = doit(3);

                      fails to compile (as it should). Seems like this would be a trivial thing to do given that replacing doit(3) with something like doit(0) *does* get evaluated at compile time and the resulting machine code is to simply push the value '0' onto the stack

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add QuickWatch history

                        may add to QuickWatch ' ForWard and BackWard Navigation '

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                        • Provide an option in the installer to increase the priority of the installer service

                          I'm installing the community VS 2017. I appreciate that I can run the installation in the background but I want to start using it as soon as I can. I wish you had an option in the installer to bump up the priority of the installer services (I set them all to HIGH in Task Manager). The processes are running at a higher CPU percent but I wish they could basically take over my system and install as quick as possible. I also disabled my virus protection while installing and other than this email I'm not using the PC for…

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Keep track of compiler variables

                            Keep track of compiler variables to be easily remebered and entered in the build tab of the project settings page.

                            Use to happen removing a flag from the Project then after a while need to scan the source code to find again the flag or look for new ones.

                            By keeping track of the automatically would be easier to use them in the Project settings.

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                            • Styling - All Upper Includes Numbers

                              Shouldn't All Upper as a style allow numbers?
                              Like ALLUPPER is valid, but also ALLUPPER2 should also be valid.

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                              • Put the Instance name in the Visual Studio Title Bar

                                I have multiple versions of VS 2017 on my box now. It would be great to be able to tell which one I'm looking at.

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                                • C++ Better Compiler message for new keywords.

                                  In the program down below, "export" function is declared.
                                  For legacy code it was ok.
                                  But now "export" is a keyword and the message could be better than this:
                                  (8): error C2059: syntax error: 'export'
                                  (8): error C2238: unexpected token(s) preceding ';'
                                  (11): error C2589: 'export': illegal token on right side of '::'
                                  (11): warning C4091: '': ignored on left of 'void' when no variable is declared
                                  (11): error C2144: syntax error: 'unknown-type' should be preceded by ';'
                                  (11): error C2059: syntax error: ')'

                                  ---

                                  class MyClass
                                  {
                                  void export( );
                                  };

                                  void MyClass::export()
                                  {
                                  int i = 0;

                                  }

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • PLEASE STOP playing error bells if a form has no accept or cancel button set.

                                      I know, Windows Forms is in maintenance mode. And I know that the whole enormously annoying error bell thing was originally an "intended behavior."

                                      But seriously, just about every developer who works with windows forms HATES this behavior. From practically everyone's point of view at this point, it's an egregious quirk! It's a nasty bug! Am I not right?

                                      So can we please have it fixed?

                                      For any who might not immediately know what I'm talking about, here it is:

                                      If you have a textbox on a form, and you don't want that form to have any accept or cancel…

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                                      • Show a yellow exclamation mark or flag if file editor dropdown for project selection differs from project dropdown at the top of VStudio

                                        The project dropdown at the top of VStudio affects compilation, whereas the dropdown at the top of each source file affects editing. I didn't know to look for the latter, and ended up wasting time trying to figure out why my compiler conditionals were grayed out incorrectly. It can be confusing when the two dropdowns hold contradictory values, so maybe you could add a little flag to the user in the form of a yellow exclamation mark icon with explaining tooltip or similar would be helpful.

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                                        • Allow Custom Code Fixes for Other Languages

                                          Currently, Roslyn allows user-generated syntax tree-based code fixes for C# and VB. It would be cool if Python and other languages had a syntax tree viewer in addition to allowing code fix creation in the same way as C# and VB.

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