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  1. 7 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A simple option to keep console window of console apps OPEN after it exits.

      Please provide a simple way to keep console window of console apps visible *after* it exits. Do not force us to play tricks like getch(), command("pause") and you know what.

      Just add a checkbox in Debug options: Keep the $^&% window open.
      And make it default. Please!

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        3 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Check mark showing if there are merge conflicts between the remote branch and the target brach.

        Earlier there used to be a check mark saying if there are merge conflicts which need to be addressed before completing the pull request. I don't see that anymore.Any idea if it were moved or completely removed.?

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow simple auto-property implementaton

          I'd like to be able to implement the getter and/or setter of an auto-property. The motivation for this is to avoid the following error:
          private byte[] page;
          internal byte[] Page
          { get {
          if (this.page == null) {
          this.page = new byte[PAGELENGTH]; }

          return this.Page; } }

          The intent is to lazy-allocate the backing storage array. Unfortunately, Intellisense offers the property name as the first suggestion when typing this code. Obviously, this results in infinite recursion.
          I'd like to see the addition of a new keyword that would represent the auto-generated backing storage for an auto-property and only be valid…

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a localSTS for development purposes that can use OWIN middleware

            Provide a localSTS for Visual Studio 2015 that can support OWIN configuration syntax.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • update environment variables for debugee every time it is restarted.

              It is very annoying to have to restart VS after fixing some environment value that the debugee needs. It should be easy to fetch the values when debugging starts as if the debugee was running from the windows menu each time.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create an open source C# compiler.

                Create an open source C# compiler. The University of Waterloo programming competition won't allow C# because of this. I am switching to Python so my students can compete.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Generate Verilog source (IL) from C# syntax tree for FPGA and ASIC design -- Edited

                  There is correlation between Verilog Modules and C# classes.
                  Both have conditional assignment and hierarchical structure.
                  Get/Set correspond to inputs/outputs.
                  Both have arrays, variables, operators, etc.

                  There is need to design and run SoC software and hardware
                  model on a common platform and this is a way based on defining
                  the Boolean Algebra logic of the hardware as a class hierarchy.

                  Verilog uses a module hierarchy to define hardware. There is so much
                  correlation between C# classes and Verilog modules that Verilog can be generated, possibly as an IL for the hardware.

                  Syntax Tree nodes correspond to FSM states.
                  Design/Debug…

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Requirement Review

                    We want a workflow to support review of one or more work items

                    For example send out a set of requirements to a number of people to review and manage them as though they were a set of requirements being reviewed in a word document

                    We would want to see track changes on the words , between versions of requirements

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Test Case Branching

                      You can branch code , we need to branch test cases that support those branches

                      We develop Product based solutions to support regulated environment, that results in us supporting multiple branches of the same product

                      This is also linked with our need to show requirement traceability that are linked in with versions/branches of test cases

                      We would like to be able to clone a test case including linked requirements based on date or iteration

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add language version/experimental feature options to VC++2015 in the ide!

                        https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2016/06/07/standards-version-switches-in-the-compiler/

                        As described in this blog post add language version and experimental features options to enable/select the corresponding switches.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • JSON Hyper-Schema support

                          Currently JSON Hyper-Schema is not supported for no apparent reason. For example the following JSON shows the warning "The type of schema applied to the document is not supported"

                          { "$schema": "http://json-schema.org/draft-04/hyper-schema#" }

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop the "Add Progress" dialog stealing focus

                            I've just used NuGet to add a library which, it turns out, involves adding a lot of files to my project. Five minutes later I'm still waiting for it to finish, which would be fine if I could get on with something else while I wait, but every few seconds the "Add Progress" dialog pops up in VS2015 as another file is added, and steals focus, even if I'm using Remote Desktop!

                            This is the sort of background process which doesn't require focus, and the fact that the 'Cancel' button has focus in the dialog when it appears makes it…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Auto Convert Line Endings

                              Please add a feature to convert all source files from a file, from a project, or from a solution to a specific line ending format (CRLF or LF).

                              Please also add an option to automatically convert line endings to a specific selection during file save, converting all line endings of this file without asking for confirmation.

                              This feature would be amazing. Thank you.

                              12 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fix System.Web.Optimization.Bundle.GetBundleUrl()

                                The following exception does not happen very often, but is an internal Bundle class bug when calling GetBundleUrl().

                                System.InvalidOperationException: Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute.
                                at System.Collections.Generic.List`1.Enumerator.MoveNextRare()
                                at System.Web.Optimization.Bundle.EnumerateFiles(BundleContext context)
                                at System.Web.Optimization.Bundle.GenerateBundleResponse(BundleContext context)
                                at System.Web.Optimization.Bundle.GetBundleUrl(BundleContext context, Boolean includeContentHash)

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please fix the test output window

                                  Currently, the output of the unit test is limited in ways which often disrupt the developer's "flow":

                                  1. The log is truncated.
                                  2. Cannot select and copy to clipboard only a portion of the text.
                                  3. The font is proportional.

                                  Regarding the first point: I have extensive logging in many of my tests, and "interesting" part of the log often ends-up being below the !!! LOG TRUNCATED !!! cut-off. I understand there may be performance reasons for not displaying the entire log, but at least make it an opt-in feature for those of us who would otherwise be forced to…

                                  5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show code snippets in toolbox

                                      It's very convenience to drag a piece of code snippet from the toolbox,rather than enter the key word then press tab and have to remember the key words.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better user interface for managing property sheets

                                        Adding property sheets to a project is currently rather annoying:

                                        1) The "Add Existing Property Sheet" dialog does not remember the last directory. If I need to add five sheets that are not in $(ProjectDir), I'll need to open that dialog five times and navigate every time to the correct directory.

                                        2) The dialog doesn't support multiple selection, which would at least mitigate the above. I swear it used to, maybe in a pre-release version?

                                        3) While the "Solution Explorer" supports drag & drop to add existing files, the "Property Manager" doesn't. Trying to drag a sheet from the windows…

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