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  1. Make extension methods more powerful

    It would be helpful to be able to extend static classes, for instance the Console class, to make your code easier to read, or just simplify it.
    And if static extension methods were implemented, I would be happy to see extension operators and indexers as well, because they also need to be static methods.

    for example:

    public static class Extensions
    {
    /// <summary>
    /// Gets a digit of a number at the specified index
    /// </summary>
    public static int this int n[int index]
    {
    return int.Parse(n.ToString()[index]);
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Writes the specified string value, right-aligned at the specified position…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a "enable just my code" checkbox to the "Exception Settings" window

      The new "Exception Settings" window is a great improvement in VS2015 compared to VS2013. However, often when I change exception settings I also have to toggle the "enable just my code" debugger option. I think this is actually one of the main reasons for me to use the Visual Studio options window. It would be great if I could access this option faster, for example from the "Exception Settings" window.

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        1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Implement Python-like Array Slice Capability

        Languages like Python make it very easy to access elements in an array using slice notation.

        For example, consider this array:

        int[] myArray = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8};
        Console.WriteLine(myArray[2]); //outputs "3"

        Accessing individual elements is straightforward with the indexer notation. However, to access multiple elements within the array is more complicated. To access the indexes 2 and 3 as a shallow copy of the array, I would have to:

        myArray.Skip(2).Take(2);

        In a language like Python, I can simply state:

        myArray[2:4] //which starts at index 2, and goes until index 4 but doesn't include it.

        The Python-like…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Make a "back to factory" setting, with all the windows, you get to start with, for us new users.

            New user = pushing a lot of buttons, which you should not push, and can't get it back. WE/I need a "back to factory" button.

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            • open source lightswitch

              If Microsoft is moving in a different direction, please open source LightSwitch so that it can be updated and expanded by the community.

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                2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VS Project Template as NuGet package

                From VS it's very easy to create a project Template (single project at least). However it's very difficult to share it and update it accross a Team, without too much configuration.

                It would be great to be able to create a project from a NuGet package, kind of the way Yeoman does it.

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • get total pages into report body

                  can't get total pages into report body , Its only avalibale in header and footer because of body section doesn't reset on page change. It keeps continuation of previous page , should you add any solution for that ?

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                    0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • bring back Intellisense in immediate window

                    VS2010 express had intellisense by default in immediate window
                    Why is that gone in VS2015?

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Task Runner: add ConfigurationName command line param to Gulp/Grunt command line

                      There's currently no easy way of altering the behavior of Gulp scripts based on the current project build configuration (Release/Debug etc).

                      If you passed the current build config as a parameter to gulp we could use something like yargs (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23023650/is-it-possible-to-pass-a-flag-to-gulp-to-have-it-run-tasks-in-different-ways) to adjust script processing as required, for example only perform Javascript minification on Release builds.

                      Example command line (note extra command line arg at the end):

                      cmd.exe /c gulp -b "C:\Solution1\Test.WebSite" --color --gulpfile "C:\Solution1\Test.WebSite\Gulpfile.js" default -Release

                      (Note: I haven't used Grunt but I assume the same problem also exists when running Grunt via the task scheduler.)

                      Cheers,
                      Nick

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                        1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • It would really be great, if there is a unified project type for .Net, Web, .Net Core, Portable, Universal libraries

                        It would really be great, if there is a unified project type for .Net, Web, .Net Core, Portable, Universal libraries.

                        If I want to move a library which is a .Net-Library to a portable .Net-Library, I have to recreate the project and reimport all the .cs files. I'm missing a simple 'checkbox-list' for possible compile targets which is the same for all project types.

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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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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support MS-Word or MS-Excel-like side-bar comments via metadata

                            Robert Martin's Clean Code suggests that comments are distracting and untethered to code. As such, I try NOT to comment my code, letting "code speak".

                            There are times I'd like to "comment" my code without using standard language-specific comments. Such features would leave my on-screen code "clean" regardless of language, while still allowing me the freedom to document with notes and individualized comments.

                            In Excel, I can place a comment on a cell with a tiny triangle in the upper right as a callout -- if I hover over that, I get tool tips showing the hidden comments, but when…

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                            • Bring back editing of Numeric Values in PropertyPanel via drag

                              When doing animations Setting Properties via Textinput is taking longer since VS 2015. Please bring back the ability to drag values

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                                4 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Multiple Test Explorer windows

                                I would be convenient if you can have multiple Test Explorer windows running just as solution explorer

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                                • Support Easy Multi-Framework Project Targeting with NuGet Package Creation

                                  Currently there is no easy way of having your project(s) target multiple frameworks. Certainly you can create a PCL, but you may target Profile 78, or Profile 111 but you cannot do both with the same project easily. This can in a roundabout way be managed through a lot of manual configuration of the csproj files, and/or multiple solution and csproj files.

                                  I would like to have the ability to quickly and easily configure my projects to target more than one framework and be able to kick off the build process so I can have a NuGet Package created without…

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                                  • BitLength property for BigInteger

                                    Good day to you!
                                    It would be great to know, how many bits represent the number.
                                    For example BitLength(7)=3 and BitLength(8)=4.
                                    i.e. BitLength(N)=x then and only then 2^(x-1)<=N and N<2^x.
                                    You can notice that BitLength(N)=Math.Truncate(BigInteger.Log(N,2)), but Log operates with double and
                                    BigInteger.Log(BigInteger.Pow(2,49)-1,2) equals 49 instead of 48,999...

                                    Now I have to use BigInteger.ToByteArray().
                                    I think, that Microsoft can do it better.
                                    Thanks in advance.

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                                    • The ability to select a specific debugging monitor

                                      I work with two monitors and it would be nice to select which monitor i want my debug windows to pop up on. Currently it starts at the primary monitor which can be anoying because there is where i code. So if the debug window could popup on my secondary monitor, it would be very optimal.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create a new solution format based on mounted vhdx files.

                                        I'd really love to see a slnx file format that pointed towards two things

                                        a) a vhdx that held all of the code assets
                                        b) a drive letter used to mount the vhdx

                                        This would solve so many problems. Currently I'm getting my *** kicked with node_module path to long errors, slow transfers of very large projects with thousands of very small files across networks other annoyances that all seem to rest at the feet of the file system of windows.

                                        thanks!

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                                        • Please don't make me manually switch Package Source in NuGet package manager.

                                          The 'Package Source:' selection drop-down in the NuGet solution manager is all the way to the right when the majority of UI is on the left-hand side.

                                          I completely missed this and was very confused why I could install packages to another project in my solution.

                                          I think the root of this issue stems from the fact that, if Package Manager can't find a package in one source, it won't try other sources in my NuGet configuration to see if they exist there. It just complains it can't find it in a set source.

                                          Did this always work this way?…

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