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  1. 3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Release a faster, trimmed-down version of VS

      Visual Studio is a swiss army knife with TONS of legacy code to support probably thousands of things that most developers never use or need.

      Some examples:
      - Web designer? No web developer worth anything can or would use the web designer.
      - VS supports different layouts when in Debug mode (way more annoying than useful, it just means you have to layout things twice).
      - A gazillion different views, but few of them really the best available. Remove the lot and leave custom views to extensions.
      - Dump whatever prevents you from releasing a 64-bit version (presumably lots of…

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Check for Email

        I'd like .net to have the ability to check email as well as send. I dont understand having one without the other. That is the first thing I look for in every new release, and have yet to see that. They go hand in hand, like drawing and can't erase, or writing a file, but you can't read files.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Javascript console panel

          Provide a better way to run javascript and check values into a console panel without need starts the web-browser, like in the WebStorm (Ctrl+F5).

          7 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Change the default editor font 'consolas' to a font that clearly differentiates 1 and lowercase "l"

            Consolas is an okay font but it does not project well lowercase character "l" and interger "1" on the text editor. Bit stream vera mono really distinguishes characters very well and it's why coding on xcode is relaxing.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Have an option to stop compilation of a solution when a project fails to build

              Currently, if you re-build a large solution and one of the first projects (that everything else depends on) has a problem then you end up waiting ages for assemblies that have no chance of building successfully to build, and when it does finish the error log is full of errors that are only there because of the failure to build the dependency.

              It would be much quicker if it realised that the project that failed to build is required by the remaining projects and stopped at that point. Then you would be left with the actual errors that you can…

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • define variable in switch

                Please see the discussion at
                http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29628507/c-sharp-get-switch-value-if-in-default-case

                Wouldn't it be nicer if you could do the following so that fooResult is only visible in the scope of the switch block and then be able to use it at the "default" (fallback case) subblock of the switch code block?

                switch (var fooResult = MyFoo())
                {
                case 0:
                ...
                break;
                ...
                default:
                handleOthersCase(fooResult);
                break;
                }

                The alternative of evaluating a 2nd time the value inside the "default" is not optimal and the other alternative of defining a local variable outside of the switch block is also not optimal for garbage collection, code optimization,…

                2 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the WebBrowser Control work with Project Spartan

                  We've heard quite a bit of news lately about Project Spartan and how it's a replacement for Internet Explorer.

                  However, anyone who has used the WebBrowser control knows that it's just a wrapper around Internet Explorer, and it's quite painful to actually use in .net if you want to do anything more complicated than display a web page on a form, especially if you want to do so without a UI.

                  If Internet Explorer goes away, what happens to the WebBrowser Control? Now seems like a great time to really take a swing at improving the WebBrower control and web…

                  104 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Attach documents to code editor

                    I wish there was a possibility to attach documents to the code editor. For example,i want attach the flow chart diagram file or picture file to be attached to a method or block of codes.

                    Thanks.

                    9 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change the default behaviour of ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocols to use TLS 1.2

                      Recent vulnerabilities in SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 and PCI-DSS 3.1 which is mandating disabling TLS 1.0 means that the default behaviour of the System.Net.ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol to use SS3.0 and TLS 1.0 is now longer appropriate and can be considered insecure.

                      The default should be to use the most secure version that the server supports, currently TLS 1.2 on Windows 2012 and 2012 R2.

                      In addition, this property should be settable globally in configuration rather than having to modify each individual application to override the setting.

                      8 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Arabic Language

                        Hello,
                        Why you dont care about arabic language, you didnt provide content by arabic language and in the same time you provide your content and prudect by languages used by numbers of people around the world less than arabic so why you didnt think about provide arabic language with all languages you already provide it?

                        I hope you take this idea into action soon

                        Thanks

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add "initializers" for existing variables

                          Add semantic sugar to set properties in a "batch" just like the object initializers work. Example:

                          Today:

                          theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop1 = "I";
                          theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop2 = "like";
                          theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop3 = "long";
                          theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop4 = "names";

                          Suggestion:

                          theObjToSetTheProperty
                          {
                          Prop1 = "I",
                          Prop2 = "like",
                          Prop3 = "long",
                          Prop4 = "names",
                          }

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Offer 'add using alias for...' as a potential fix for an ambiguous type reference

                            As a developer I do not like including a full type name in the middle of my code and I prefer to defined a using alias for types that are ambiguous, so I would like for one of the Visual Studio 'quick actions' for ambiguous references to be an option to add a using alias to the top of the file.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Preserve language setting after running /setup

                              After installing extensions into VS 2015 that run devenv /setup, the language settings are set to "Same as Microsoft Windows".
                              I would like my settings to remain "English", which is not the same as on Microsoft Windows...

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add video streaming simulation to web and performance testing,

                                It would be nice when doing web and performnce testing to be able to simulate a video stream being downloaded at an adaptive bit rate, similar to a browsers normal behaviour.

                                It would be beneficial if we could set a bit rate for the download and have it simulate IE's behaviour for streaming a video file, just ahead of the playback rate.

                                6 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include a 'yield throw' statement syntax.

                                  The yield return/break syntax is incredibly useful for swift generation of enumerations, and is a fantastic piece of syntactic sugar, both speeding the programmer and providing a harder-to-break approach for making enumerations.

                                  We have 'yield return' and 'yield break'. But there is no 'yield throw'. Only two out of three of the block-exiting commands.

                                  At present, if an exception is thrown inside the body of a generator method, the MoveNext() method of the generated IEnumerator throws this exception, halting any iteration over the enumeration, with MoveNext() now returning false. It also does not advance the internal state machine any further…

                                  20 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the keyboard setting able to search command by shortcut

                                    Sometimes I feel not familiar with Visual Studio shortcut and would like to change the shortcut key to the new one. However, when I find a command in the setting, it's very hard to find it to change the shortcut.

                                    Actually, you can search by command name, but sometimes a criteria match many commands and make me hard to find, sometimes the command name is different from display name.

                                    So if we can search the command by shortcut, when you want to search the command, the command list come out just press the shortcut key. More than that, If you…

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Interface to declare a Constructor with parameter, This makes class to have a contract with defined signature in instance creation

                                      Let make a interface to allow a constructor declaration, which is only for parameter constructor.

                                      Because as a Functionality we are saying in Implementation class that it would have a constructor with described type parameter.

                                      interface IControl
                                      {
                                      void Render();
                                      new (string automationID, string name);
                                      }

                                      class RatingControl:IControl
                                      {

                                      private string automationid;
                                      private string name;

                                      public RatingControl(string automationID,string name)
                                      {
                                      this.automationid = automationID;
                                      this.name = name;
                                      }
                                      }

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Let make a interface to allow a constructor declaration, which is only for parameter constructor. Because as a Functionality we are saying

                                        Let make a interface to allow a constructor declaration, which is only for parameter constructor.

                                        Because as a Functionality we are saying in Implementation class that it would have a constructor with described type parameter.

                                        interface IControl
                                        {
                                        void Render();
                                        new (string automationID, string name);
                                        }

                                        class RatingControl:IControl
                                        {

                                        private string automationid;
                                        private string name;

                                        public RatingControl(string automationID,string name)
                                        {
                                        this.automationid = automationID;
                                        this.name = name;
                                        }
                                        }

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Clean up the tooltip of the openning solution

                                          While the Startup page is being displayed, it will show a bunch of links to recent projects/solutions. If you click on one of those links, VS will load the selected one.

                                          The problem is that the Tooltip that appears when you hover the link of the solution keeps open until the project finishes loading. Please, fix that, because it's something that exists since VS 2012.

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