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  1. Bring back a possibility to work on one single procedure on screen

    On QuickBasic and the first VB-Versions there has been the possibility to concentrate on a single procedure. You had to choose the sub, and on the screen there was nothing else but this sub. This has been a very proper way to work with procedures.

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      9 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Microsoft say "It is not feasible to open source VB6 tools chain and ecosystem." Why ?

        Microsoft say of the VB6 programming language "In summary, VB6 was awesome. We agree. We don’t expect or demand anyone to throw away their code or rewrite from any of our technologies unless it makes business sense for them to do so. We have to innovate to enable our customers to innovate. It is not a viable option to create a next version of VB6. We stand by our decision to make VB.NET and the .NET Framework. We think they are awesome too. It is not feasible to open source VB6 tools chain and ecosystem." - Paul Yuknewicz, Group Program…

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          5 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…

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            6 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.

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              3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Basic - xamarin

              Allow writing Visual Basic in Xamarin Projects.

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                2 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

                48 votes
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                  0 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,

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                    3 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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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Close VB6 product related suggestions

                      I'm sorry I had to actually put this under the "Languages - Visual Basic" category as that is meant for VB.NET and not VB6.
                      However, other participants on this platform sadly did not realize this at all and opened a lot of even repetitive suggestions unrelated to modern Visual Studio (aka "Visual Studio .NET") what this Uservoice is about.

                      On top of that, those suggestions are mostly spam linking to external sites, including needless images and highly personal, uncited and sometimes even inflammatory opinions.

                      Additionally, the content of all those suggestions was previously handled and closed with a lengthy reply…

                      31 votes
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                        16 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…

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                          3 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.

                          20 votes
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                            0 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#

                            19 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  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…

                              17 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • wait until the line looses focus to show corrrections/errors

                                It is very annoying when it tries to correct me in the middle of a line, when what I am typing doesn't make perfect sense, but will when I finish the line.

                                12 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.

                                  12 votes
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                                    4 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.

                                    11 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix opcodes from vb compiler when initialize an array and function local variant

                                      Hi guys,

                                      I want to point out some flaw opcodes that vb compiler create and hope VB dev team have sometime to fix those and make VB better performance.

                                      1. Array

                                      When I create an array like this "Dim Data(input.Length - 1) As Char", compiler will rewrite to "Dim Data(input.Length - 1 + 1) As Char"; it's unnecessary 4 bytes and you loss 4 of 64 bytes if you aim to create a tiny method.

                                      2. Function local variant

                                      VB function away has self local variant like "Function foo() As string" will have "Dim foo As String" even it's unused…

                                      9 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Rename Visual Basic to V#

                                          I believe it is time that the acronym BASIC (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) be disassociated from VB.

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                                            3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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