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  1. In the Git changes form, use autocomplete to assist with commenting

    When typing the comment for a Git commit, it is useful to have AutoComplete or Intellisense to assist with typing.

    It would be even more useful if VS could autopopulate with a logical summary e.g. "Rename this to that"

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • keyword "checked" should can be not use the return value

      While I'm doing with the db pager, I found I should check the page index and page size which is user input.
      So I write these codes.

      public static void CheckPagerParameter(int pageIndex,int pageSize)
      {
      try
      {
      checked(pageIndex*pageSize);
      }
      catch(OverflowException exception)
      {
      throw new ArgumentOutOfRangeException("index and size are too bigger",exception);
      }
      }

      But it can not compiler finish until I change "checked(pageIndex*pageSize)" to "int forCheck=checked(pageIndex*pageSize)".
      Why we must use the return value?
      Sometimes, we really do not care the return value from checked keyword.

      Please change this.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Simultaneous Debug and Compile

        I'd love to see visual studio launch its debugger against a startup project BEFORE it fires off "msbuild" to compile all solution/project changes.

        That way the startup project could begin any necessary bootstrapping work, load most modules, attach the debugger, load most symbols into the debugger and so on. (The startup project would then need to accept a keystroke from the user before proceeding. ) All this stuff can easily take 5 seconds, even in a custom written harness for unit testing. It would be nice if this work was already well underway by the time "msbuild" finished the compiling…

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Easily switch from a project in Solution Explorer project to the corresponding property sheet in the property manager

          Right-click on a project in the Solution Explorer view, select something like "Goto to corresponding Property Sheets". This switches to the Property Manager view with the correct project selected and open, showing the build configurations.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MSDN documentation should not only provide documentation for using Eclipse and Xcode, but also Jetbrains IDE's

            Jetbrains' IDE's actually have nice supported TFS integration, and I believe that Microsoft should show how to use them. They already do the same for eclipse and Xcode.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Rename Visual Studio 15 to better differentiate from VS 2015

              This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351100/rename-visual-studio-15-to-better-differentiate-fr.html
              "Visual Studio 15" is WAY to similar to "Visual Studio 2015". Even you guys know it, as the announcement says "not to be confused with Visual Studio 2015". I understand that is the actual version number, but can we get some way to more easily differentiate them? Maybe a nickname or something. It also makes the relationship between the two programs unclear. Is 15 the successor to 2015 or an alternative like Code?

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                2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In C#, F12 when on an override Definition should go to parent

                Hitting F12 on the use of a method (property, etc) should go to the method definition. Hitting F12 when on the method definition should go to the next higher method definition on the class derivation chain if the method is an override. This "walking up the derivation chain" should continue until the virtual (as opposed to override) definition is finally reached. Alternately, introduce a shortcut mapped "GoToParent" which perhaps might have a wider application. Although it does seem like if one is already on the definition, the next logical thing to do for "GoToDefinition" would be to go to the…

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                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix inappropriate generation of compiler error CS1612

                  Unfortunately this error can be inappropriately generated when assigning to a property (i.e. invoking a property setter). An immutable struct can still have a valid property setter, as long as the property setter doesn't actually assign to any fields in the struct. For example,

                     public struct Relay {
                         public Relay(Func<string> getText, Action<string> setText)
                         {
                                 this.GetText = getText;
                                 this.SetText = setText;
                         }
                         private readonly Func<string> GetText;
                         private readonly Action<string> SetText;

                   …

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow a DependencyProperty to fire change callbacks even when the new value is the same as the old

                    Property changed callbacks are not fired when a binding changes but the value is the same. In most situations this is good. There are some that aren't. I noticed this when working on a control that tracked values over time. Duplicate values are valid, but because they were duplicate, my change notification did not fire and I could not update totals nor the graph.

                    Right now, the hack is to use the CoerceValueCallback, which isn't very clean.

                    An enum should be added to the UIPropertyMetadata type so that the behavior of the callback can be dictated. It should default to…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Do not open xaml files with 5% zoom by default

                      All XAML files open by default at 5% zoom taking a little part of the designer space. The designer is slow and not very stable, therefore changing the zoom again takes some time.
                      A minimum of 25% at first opening should be the rule...

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Indent single-line initializers

                        If an initializer is on it's own, single line, indent that line. Right now, code formatting forces it all the way left.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Later to Microsoft Management

                          I send my idea for you but don’t receive any answer from you.
                          Does anyone read this articles?
                          Please read articles send for me answer to that.
                          I send one pdf (at least one hundred page) about new total graphical and visual computer language with name flowchart programing languages or alias FPL.
                          What is your idea about that?
                          Are you agree to make this language?

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                          • Same .NET Capabilities for Windows & Windows Phone

                            We all know that Universal Apps are growing and recommended. However, with the number of differences between the .NET capabilities between Windows & Windows Phone, I sometimes find it frustrating to be forced to use significantly different techniques, classes, etc. when converting code between the two. I think that for all classes and/or features possible (anything other than stuff like the Back button on the phone, a keyboard for a Windows Device, or the Charms in Windows that) the same code should be available. I have had scenarios involving classes that are completely unrelated to the user interface (just the…

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                            • Warn user when declaring variable in loop

                              By accident I sometimes put a variable declaration in a loop - eg

                              foreach(var thing in things)
                              {
                              var x = "something: " + thing.whatever;
                              }

                              There I should have declared the variable first outside the loop. I think this is probably a common mistake - and can take a while to debug because you often just don't see it.

                              Visual Studio should show a warning / underling the text and alert the user.

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • UWP Page/Frame model works

                                got to hand it to Windows Development team... the UWP Page/Frame mode works well... that really makes it significantly easier to make an application if you can get people to in terms of pages instead of windows... My biggest hang up was getting used to using side NavMenus.... and pages together...

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                                  0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Automatically complete code review "With Comments" if I commented.

                                  When I perform a code review I sometimes add comments. When finished you can close the code review by picking one of three options:
                                  "Looks good"
                                  "With Comments"
                                  "Needs work"

                                  It's easy to hit the wrong option. If I've added comments then accidentally click "Looks good" the requester might not see and action my comments.

                                  Could we just have a Complete button that will automatically feed back to the requester whether there were comments or not.

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                                    • Provide links on VS Installer instead of only buttons

                                      Buttons open the default browser, sometimes we don't want to open it, but still see the release notes. Allowing to copy/paste or show the link would be an improvement.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "throw return" pattern as alternative to "async-await"

                                        What I think would be a nice addition to C# would be recognize return as a special keyword of throw, so that you can completely unwind the stack upto the point where UI entered and return a value without raising an exception. This would allow a user to start an async task, add a few continuations to this task, then "throw return" back to the top of the stack to the UI...without using the async keyword at all. Example:
                                        void XYZ_Click(…) {
                                        if (DeeplyNestedFunction() == 1) {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        else {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        }

                                        int DeeplyNestedFunction() {
                                        if (...) { …

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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Compare File to a Published File

                                          Be able to compare a file, whether in source control or not, to a specific publish profile published location with the currently worked on file. Even files in bin directory like ~.config files or even dll's example of a message would be: {"Same dll", "Not the same dll", ...}

                                          This could work in both file, ftp, and webdeploy types of project where you quickly want to see if there were changes that you wish to publish. If there were no changes to a specific file you can selectively know which files to publish and which files would have little or…

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