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  1. 180 votes
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      18 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow #region blocks to be indented much like they are in C#

      In C# you can indent a #region block so that the region flows with the layout of your code. Unless I am missing something, this is not the case in VB.

      Example (C#):
      public class MyClass
      {

      +[VARIABLES]

      +[PROPERTIES]

      +[METHODS]
      }

      Example (VB):
      Public Class MyClass

      +[VARIABLES]

      +[PROPERTIES]

      +[METHODS]

      EndClass

      148 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hey Greg,

        Thanks for the great suggestion. I agree that it would be nice to see these indented properly. I honestly couldn’t tell you the reason for this design choice but it applies to all preprocessing directives. Having said that, our team owns both the VB and C# code editor experiences and as we’re rebuilding them as part of Project “Roslyn” we’re trying to be on the look out for opportunities to make the experiences more consistent where it makes sense – this looks to me like one of those cases. The “Roslyn” based editing experience is not planned to be in the next release of Visual Studio but it’s certainly not to early to look at improving this. I’ll follow up with the right folks to see if I can make this happen :)

        Regards,

        -Anthony D. Green, Program Manager, Visual Basic & C# Languages Team

      • 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.

        121 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 109 votes
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            6 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…

            106 votes
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              39 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.

              85 votes
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                3 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 →
                • 支持VB6!!!!

                  VB.NET和VB6可以说是两门不同的语言了,但是至少在中国,仍然有很多的VB6开发者,能不能让VS支持VB6呢?
                  我知道你们正在搞.NET跨平台,但是我觉得除了跨平台,给VB6开发者一个机会不好吗?有些开发者根本不需要跨平台。要求不多,我只希望VB6能够回到Visual Studio,功能可以比VB6 IDE少,精简,不要求更好。

                  如果你说“你可以通过升级向导升级你的项目”
                  别闹了好吗,升级出来的项目全部都是错误的!到处波浪!

                  所以,我代表我自己,全体VB6爱好者,向您请愿,让VB6回到Visual Studio 。
                  谢谢。

                  59 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Name the future version of Visual Basic 6.0 as "Visual Basic 6.0 phoenix"

                    According to google and facebook statistics, Visual Basic 6.0 has one of the largest communities. Many young people enter the VB6 community in a natural way (without being forced by trends supported by different companies). Visual Basic 6 is a smart mind attractor since the majority of the critical mass is made from people between 18-35 years old. (https://vb6awards.blogspot.com/2017/10/visual-basic-60-is-attractor-for-young.html)

                    All programmers wish to keep the syntax and legacy and the programming language name. It feels in the air that MS will be forced to bring back a new version of VB6. Here I propose a name circulated in…

                    55 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Basic - xamarin

                      Allow writing Visual Basic in Xamarin Projects.

                      54 votes
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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 →
                        • Build UWP with only VB6 syntax

                          The underlying technology is XAML and vb.net, but what is exposed to the developer is only pure VB6 syntax.
                          So there is this magic interpreter that translates every line/block of pure VB6 code to the corresponding verbose vb.net code that can be unhidden and edited if required. Use a less frightening property manager and a more responsive layout editor.
                          Wow suddenly the millions of VB6 developers are coding for UWP and the windows store is flooded with apps of all sorts! Productivity has never been this high! So "where do you what to go today?"

                          46 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.

                            42 votes
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                              4 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,

                              39 votes
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                                4 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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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 要是有VB6 的SDI模式就好了,那个确实很方便。

                                  要是有VB6 的SDI模式就好了,那个确实很方便。

                                  34 votes
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                                    2 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#

                                    25 votes
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                                      2 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…

                                      23 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change the VBS Icon by default on Windows

                                        Change the icon of vbs extension by default on windows.

                                        22 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…

                                          20 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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