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  1. Intellisense popup window should have checkbox bar to filter properties & event types

    I've always wanted this feature for visuals studio...

    When I'm in the editor and I active intellisense by typing, for example:

    Button btn = new Button();
    btn. <--- add this point the intellisense pop window open with suggestions....

    Why can't we have a toolbar on the small popup window with checkboxes to filter the intellisense output....by default they are all unchecked meanign you see every object in intellisense popup... When I want only a property in the list and i don't want to see events, or namespaces, and I don't want to see public variables...

    under this case I click…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow to initialize multiple fields to the same value in one statement at constructor call

      When using http://github.com/zoomicon/ZUI I would like to write:

      FloatingWindow window = new FloatingWindow()
      {
      Content = display,
      Title = IconText = title
      };

      but I have to write:

      FloatingWindow window = new FloatingWindow()
      {
      Content = display,
      Title = title,
      IconText = title
      };

      instead. For consistency, I'd prefer that it supported such assignment. Now it thinks IconText is some external field or similar

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      • Allow defining operators that do not involve the class they are being defined in

        Right now if I want to define a user defined operator, it has to be defined in one of the classes involved in the operation. I want to be able to define operators for third party classes.

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            • vs2012 C++ with update 1 for desktop can't develop .net 2.0 or 3.0, 3.5 application! C# can!

              I want to develope .net 2.0 or later desktop application for WINXP, Vista, WIN7, but vs 2012 C++ with update 1( express edtion or professional) can't do this, I have to try all method include choose .net 2.0 framework in professional edition (for express edition ,I changed the project file target framework section from 4.5 to 2.0).

              But the generated binary file still need .net 4.0 to run.

              I can use vs 2012 C# version to generate .net 2.0 or later application!

              I like vs 2012 C++, I don't want to use C#!!!
              and I don't want to install vs…

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              • loosen c# langauge to allow static functions in namespace and port python math libraries to .net

                personally, I think python and javascript sucks as a language... I wish somebody would find a way to map the python and javascript api's into .net so we could get rid of them and use a real program language for everything...

                if you have to make c# a little less object oriented and more functional to do that...its worth messing the c# language up to do it just to get rid of the sucky python and javascript languages that everybody loves to hate...

                biggest flaw of c# is that it doesn't suck enough to complete with sucky languages like python…

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                • vs2012 C++ with update 1 for desktop can't develop .net 2.0 or 3.0, 3.5 application! C# can!

                  I want to develop .net 2.0 or later desktop application for WINXP, Vista, WIN7, but vs 2012 C++ with update 1( express edtion or professional) can't do this, I have to try all method include choose .net 2.0 framework in professional edition (for express edition ,I changed the project file target framework section from 4.5 to 2.0).

                  But the generated binary file still need .net 4.0 to run.

                  I can use vs 2012 C# version to generate .net 2.0 or later application!

                  I like vs 2012 C++, I don't want to use C#!!!
                  and I don't want to install vs…

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                    • Allow new in C# without giving Type

                      see https://zoomicon.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/suggestion-allow-new-in-c-without-giving-type/ for a description of this suggestion

                      Instead of

                      List<CultureInfo> result = new List<CultureInfo>();

                      in C# I’d prefer to be able to write

                      List<CultureInfo> result = new ();

                      inside the () one would be able to pass contructor parameters and also they should be able to use

                      SomeClass v = new (someParam) { someProperty = …, otherProperty = … };

                      syntax, that is be able to initialize properties of the class

                      The idea is to allow syntax like:

                      SomeClass v = new (someParam) { someProperty = …, otherProperty = … };

                      and

                      Type v = new (…){…};

                      which is…

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                      • When using linq.select to slighly modify an existing model

                        Instead of adding every single field... only add the modified field that needs to be modified. use elipses before and after the modified part which signifies that nothing else need change. Sort of like an auto auto mapping function for simple mods except the parts that change.

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                        • Automate the running and emailing of customer queries to specified email address(es).

                          I have a few queries which are run every 7 days to report team output. Being able to have these queries sent to my (and my manager's) inbox every week would be a great time save, and would open up possibilities for keeping other stakeholders updated on project progression, etc.

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                              • Graphics Debugger Clipping Analysis

                                The graphics debugger is an incredible resource for dealing with DirectX. It would be extremely useful if it could report on why output from the Vertex Shader stage is being discarded before going into the Pixel Shader. Perhaps selecting a given output row under the Vertex Shader portion of the Pipeline Stages display and having some kind of report "discarded because...". It's very frustrating to have seemingly disabled all forms of clipping, and checked everything else one can think of that might block vertices from flowing from the VS to the PS, only to still have the Graphics Debugger show…

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                                • Allow IValueConverter to access Page properties

                                  I have had multiple scenarios in which my IValueConverter classes need a value from the codebehind. I think that, in many cases, the easiest way to do this would be to access a public property of the page. However, to the best of my knowledge, this is not possible (unless it is a shared constant). I think that this would greatly simplify many scenarios.

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                                  • Do not deprecate viewing work items in VisualStudio

                                    The web view of work items is woefully inadequate. Space is given to areas that have little significance while key areas are squished into a corner to the right. Cannot customize the view and performance is dismal.
                                    In VS 2017 the work item content can be displayed in VS, which has a far superior view. I strongly recommend keeping the VS view. Or at least replicate it 1:1 on the web portal.

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                                    • Visual Studio Debugger get System time

                                      A customer want to get System time or change System time with Debugger. Detailed discussion, please refer to following thread.

                                      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/3f11e8ab-9aff-4d58-8b42-7884f4b6ea71/change-system-time-for-debugged-application?forum=vsdebug

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                                      • Installing the Veracode Visual Studio Extension on Visual Studio Shell

                                        Please make Visual Studio Shell (Integrated) compatible for installing Veracode Visual Studio extension, or extensions in general

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                                        • Collapse direct children outlining

                                          What I'm looking for is a quick way to close (or toggle) outlining of all methods of a specific class (without collapsing all their children outlining)

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