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  1. Consider moving SynchronizedCollection<T> from System.ServiceModel to another assembly

    SynchronizedCollection is more a general purpose class rather than a WCF specific class. We have need to use it in SQL CLR but can't due to SQL CLR restrictions on loading System.ServiceModel. Please consider moving this class to another system (BCL possibly).

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    • Include reports in TFS or Release Management

      I would like there to be a list of SSRS reports created for TFS Release Manager.

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      • Improve KeyNotFoundException - specify Key and Dictionary names

        The KeyNotFoundException error message is one of the worst and it needs to be improved. The error message needs to state the name dictionary and the name of the key.

        Current:
        System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException:
        The given key was not present in the dictionary.

        Desired State:
        System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException:
        The given key "Ford Fusion" was not present in the dictionary "Airplanes made by Boeing".

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        • Restore Support for Reusable ASP.Net Web Form Custom User Controls

          We support multiple websites. We have some custom user controls that we use on most sites (for example, an employee search tool (that hits a different database with different connection strings)) and some pages that are nearly identical on all websites (for example an 'Diagnosis' page that displays current server info and allows us to test database connections, error processing, error notifications...).

          In earlier versions of Visual Studio, there was plenty of support and documentation for developing custom user controls that can be used in multiple projects & solutions.

          Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place for this documentation,…

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            • IDE1006

              The IDE1006 rule reminds me that naming rules conflict, the method should start with uppercase. But the method is vs automatically generated, since the IDE knows the rules conflict, the IDE cannot automatically generate the initial capital letters?

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              • Bring back J#

                J# was a good language. It helps migration from Java to .NET. We should bring it back. It would be good to have, or at least an extension.

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                • Support "natural sorting" / SORT_DIGITSASNUMBERS via CompareOptions

                  The C++ function, CompareStringEx ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd317761.aspx ) has a dwCmpFlags option for SORT_DIGITSASNUMBERS: Treat digits as numbers during sorting, for example, sort "2" before "10".

                  This option should be exposed as a member of the CompareOptions Enumeration ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.globalization.compareoptions.aspx ) so that it can be used in managed code instead of needing to do a DllImport of Kernel32.DLL which requires UNSAFE / Full Trust.

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                  • Create native pbkdf2 algorithm based on SHA-2 (ideally variable - or based on SHA-512)

                    Create native pbkdf2 algorithm based on SHA-2 (ideally variable or based on SHA-512), and discontinue SHA-1 dependency on current .NET class. Currently, the developer community is rolling their own custom versions of this and it would be ideal to have a native vendor provided solution.

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                    • create some common platform for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                      Hi,

                      I am .net developer having 10 years of development experience. Sometimes we are facing issue like

                      1) when some component / website was developed on vb.net and some component was developed in c#.net. so its very difficult to share data, specially session between two web languages. kindly request you to create some create some common platform (frontend side, not from SQL Server site) for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                      Awaiting for your positive reply.
                      Regards
                      Kapil Dave
                      http://in.linkedin.com/in/kapilkumardave

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                        • 希望安卓开发可以有中文界面和中文注释

                          希望c#的安卓开发可以有中文界面和中文注释

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                          • IConfiguration can read array in config.json

                            currently IConfiguration cannot read array in config.json, it will get a null.
                            A dynamic variable maybe a solution. for example:

                            var builder = new ConfigurationBuilder(".");
                            builder.AddJsonFile("config.json");
                            var config = builder.Build();

                            //"Arr": [423,false,"hello",null],
                            dynamic arr = config["arr"];

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                            • Add a WebAPI project without including MVC

                              When adding a WebAPI Project using a template, why do I only have the choice of an empty project with WebAPI folders and core references, or the WebAPI template with WebAPI AND MVC folders and core references? I want a project with a WebAPI template - and, crucially - authentication - but not all of the MVC stuff that I don't need.

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                              • to make it simpler

                                I suggest you to make things simpler. Every version of visual studio has new templates and some time it is not easy to understand "what to do" with "what". It is not only about mobile (where templates grows like mushrooms) but event for desktop and web applications where some time competences mix up.

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                                • multiSelect Dropdown

                                  I am looking forward for a MultiSelect Dropdown from Microsoft team. I have more trust from MS not from other third pary

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                                  • Target Secondary monitor when run the application

                                    Usually developers have more than one monitor, It will be nice if we can target a monitor by default.

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                                    • Allow apps to attach HttpMessageHandlers to HttpClient objects created in a referenced library

                                      Scenario:

                                      1. Developer writes app A and references library B.
                                      2. Library B creates an HttpClient object on behalf of the app and uses it to send HTTP requests and receive responses.
                                      3. App A must have the ability to inspect, log, modify or trace HTTP requests and responses made by C.

                                      This is not possible today since HttpMessageHandler objects can only be added to an HttpClient object created in the same scope.

                                      This idea is to:
                                      Add an API to allow adding an HttpMessageHandler to an HttpClient object created within a referenced library.

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                                      • Add target Framework version and targeting for each project in solution properties tab

                                        it would be nice to check uncheck target framework version and update for each project inside solution, so that migrating is easier.

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                                        • Please support multiple DataSource for the Unit Tests.

                                          MSTest support multiple dataSourcer for the Unit Tests.

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