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  1. Support project.yml in addition to project.json

    The project.json stuff looks really good, it's much better than .csproj files!

    However, for hand-editing JSON is not as readable as YAML. As you probably know, all valid JSON is valid YAML as well, so if Visual Studio/dotnet were to support project.yml files, the project.json files could still keep working as-is, which makes for a very happy upgrade scenario -- Microsoft releases support for project.yml files, and users could upgrade their project.json files at their leisure.

    The one complication is of course that project.yml is a different filename than project.json, and what to do if they're both present? [Preferring the…

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    • "DLL HeLLL" is not totally gone; it got a new home reference address.

      DLL HeLLL is a lot better but there are times refereneces are hard to deal with. At many firm I've been to, I'll inherit Visual Studio Solutions with large number of projects.
      I find that are not able to build the solutions when I pull down the code from source control on to a new PC. Yes, it works on the other developers PC but it won't work without a lot of effort on other PCs or build environments. Many of the 3rd party DLLs could be missing or all pointing inconsistently to non-existent folders. These binary DLLs are not…

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      • Include native support for SSH 2.0 in .NET

        Include native out of the box functionality for SSH 2.0 in .NET Framework. This should allow creating sessions with SSH 2.0 based servers and allow for sending of commands and receiving responses.

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        • Create lang with methods with inputs first everything else middle and outputs last

          Create functions and methods that take input first and output last like this:

          int----->a]
          int----->b]--->function() { c =c + $"{a} + {b} = {a+b}, "}[c--->string
          string->c]

          It might make connecting methods together more friendly to the eye and be Millennial 2.0 friendly. Maybe call it c$ c sharper.

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          • Templated Uri Generator implementation in BCL

            Nowdays ASP.NET WebAPI and many more frameworks privovide Url based business features, OAuth and other HTTP based products also uses formatted url to passing necessary data. Under such circumstance, a formatted Uri generator will becomes more and more useful.

            The Url Generator should offer the following features:
            1. Provide string.Format style formating method to fill in the placeholders in url-templates.
            2. Validate the template format,which means the placeholder can only appear as a complete part of an URL string (a path segment, a query parameter name or value, etc.)
            3. Auto escapse all arguments with user-specified escapse mode.
            3. Provide…

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            • Make visual studio diagrams exportable as diagrams (not images) to visio

              Make visual studio diagrams exportable as diagrams (not images) to visio

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              • MTM should display the UITestActionlog.html, for better reporting. Visual studio very less focussed on reporting part compared to selenium.

                I am selenium User for testing, and new to Coded ui. I was very depressed when it comes to reports in coded ui. Can we have the option to get the uitestcontrol.html in the MTM, when we run tests using lab environment. Also, why are these files should be kept as independant files, which can be picked up and shared across as a part of reporting, and many other uses, which differs from users to users.

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                • Support XAML as a winforms designer

                  At compile time, xaml files generate code for instanciating object graphs from the declarative XML syntax.

                  It's possible to use that with winforms classes, and the text editor supports fine intellisense in this case.

                  We just miss the design surface to display the actual contents.

                  XAML file is far easier to edit with a text editor than current code generated by winforms designer.

                  It's also easier to figure out the changes in VCS.

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                  • Offer official support for Identity in Oracle

                    Our organization is tightly devoted to Oracle as a database repository with very little hope of adopting MS SQL Server. It would be really wonderful if Microsoft offered Identity support for Oracle databases as easy as it is to implement on MS SQL server.

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                      • Remote Website Project

                        Bring back Frontpage Extension support to allow for connecting to and developing on a Remote Website through an http URL

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                        • Test Automation Conference for .NET Developers/QA

                          I am a QA engineer new to the .NET/C# world. I noticed that there is a dearth of information available in the test/ test automation world for .NET/C# compared to the Java/Open Source world.

                          It would be nice of Microsoft or a large user of its technologies would host a physical conference or online webinar to share some best practices.

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                            • Would be nice to implement live chrome

                              Would be nice if you could implement a feature to do live debugging with the chrome browser, what I mean by that is that you can code and see live in the chrome browser what you are doing without even refreshing chrome.
                              Take a look at JetBrains PHPStorm, they have this feature.
                              Would be nice when doing ASP.NET core MVC projects.
                              And also It would be nice to actually have a code view and a live view in visual studio as well also when you are dealing with .NET Core MVC Models.

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                                • 当把vs2015由最大状态向下还原缩小时,vs2015最上排的工具就会被遮挡,而且不能拖动,很麻烦的!

                                  当把vs2015由最大状态向下还原缩小时,vs2015最上排的工具就会被遮挡,而且不能拖动,很麻烦的!

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                                  • JSON literals in C# and VB

                                    The baked in XML literal support in C# and VB are awesome - but the modern web runs off JSON.

                                    JSON literal support would be a immensely useful.

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                                    • Add a dialog box to Web forms for Try Catch block error trapping that allows user to be informed about the error.

                                      Add a dialog box to Web forms for Try Catch block error trapping that allows user to be informed about the error.

                                      Windows Forms allows a message box. However, Web forms just blows up. Why is there not a DialogBox control for Web forms? this seems like such a no-brainer....

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                                      • Choise to turn on/off the compiler check while writing HTML code

                                        Hello,

                                        I have an idéa about Visual Studio.

                                        I develop an ASP.net application. In the .aspx HTML page, I have very much HTML code, it could be 30 pages etc.

                                        When I write HTML code on this page, the page almost all the time get unresponsive because the compiler is setting in and check the entire code all the time.
                                        I code my application on a server with 24 cores, 32 GB of RAM and Visual Studio, "thinks" for about 5-10 minutes when I have written just a few characters. So it takes forever just to do the smallest thing. …

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                                        • VS2013 can not load the files opened last time when open a project?

                                          VS2013 can not load the files opened last time when open a project?

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