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  1. property auto-initializer

    When declaring member properties with auto initializers, have the compiler be smart about the type of the property.

    e.g.

    public MyCustomClass<string> MyString { get; set; } = new; // compiler knows it is MyCustomClass<string>, so automatically adds/calls default constructor

    or allow inferred definitions

    public class MyClass
    {
    var MyString {get; set;} = "hello world"; // property type inferred from auto-initializer
    }

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bookmarks for breakpoint save the time

      breakpoint is position, where is problem, i want return in code.

      Thnaks for VS, it's best for me.
      :)

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • AXML editor in VS2015 is very slow

        I found many discussion about this problem, but no solving.

        I have I5 with 8GB RAM.

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          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • TFS capacity planning should support half day off

          During the Scrum planning days, it is frequent that team members take half day off. Microsoft TFS should support it.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add new versions of Android promptly

            Android 6 took a while to be supported and Android 7 is going the same way.

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              0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When selecting a time range in diagnostic tools, also filter console output for this timerange.

              When selecting a time range in diagnostic tools, also filter console output for this timerange for easyer diagnostic using own outputs.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support the $(DevEnvDir) macro in Visual Studio Database Projects

                I created a new database project in Visual Studio 2015.

                I wanted to invoke SqlPackage.exe in the post-build event, but the $(DevEnvDir) macro isn't defined in order for msbuild to find SqlPackage.exe in that directory.

                A work-around is to hard-code the path, ex. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\SQLDB\DAC\130\sqlpackage.exe" but this is not the best solution.

                For example, I expected to be able to use "$(DevEnvDir)Extensions\Microsoft\SQLDB\DAC\130\sqlpackage.exe" instead of hard-coding the path.

                Thank you!

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                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • lastbuildstate

                  Be able to remove the lastbuildstate or at least move it to a specific folder.

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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow "Add Existing Folder..." to a project

                        I should be able to add an existing folder with its contents, and ideally all of its subfolders, as items in a project with a one-click operation.

                        I see this being posted by others and it always gets closed. I'll start by saying I love using VS but this is the BIGGEST PROBLEM I have with the entire IDE and it's so ironic because it should be the easiest thing in the world to implement. Am I just missing some obvious feature here?

                        The worst case for this problem is when I'm importing raw code that came from somewhere else,…

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Shortcut for local search in Go to all

                          I love "Go to all" feature!
                          There is one thing that I miss from R# days and that's a keyboard shortcut that allows me to quickly start searching as local or global search.

                          Yes, you can do CTRL + T, CTRL + ALT + C for local and CTRL + T, ALT + X (or , instead of T) but that breaks the flow of quick searches. And always have check in which context I'm currently searching. I would be happy if CTRL + , would be global and CTRL + T would be local by default.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add freestanding compilation mode

                              Compiler generates implict calls to CRT (this includes C library calls like memcpy or memset but also compiler specific helpers like lldiv, llrem, llshl and friends). This is a request for a freestanding mode of compilation where compiler does not generate implict calls to CRT.

                              Alternative solution could be to make the implictly used portion of CRT a separate, self-contained library released under more permissive license or clearly document the required calls.

                              Lack of this feature makes it particularly hard to build a BIOS, embedded application or unikernel using Visual Studio compiler.

                              While this may not be simple for C++…

                              23 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add search by method signature to Go to All

                                I like the new Go to All feature that allows me to quickly search local or global method. But I would like to search method by signature as well.

                                For example "m Update" may return a lot of methods and I would like to write "m Update(EmployerDetails" to get the method that the first argument is type EmployerDetails.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Save All As... functionality in File menu to save all project/solution in other root directory with...

                                  <Save All As...> functionality in File menu to save all project/solution in other root directory with renaming all subdirs and files like at project/solution creation.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • VS 2017 - Enable xUnit to be the default test framework for CodedUI

                                    CodedUI only supports the MSTest framework, xunit works cross platform and is a joy to use(https://youtu.be/Mw5lODrvELk). Please enable CodedUI(https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd286726.aspx) to work with xUnit by default.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Task Runner Explorer - better errors/warning support

                                      Please provide me a way to quickly go to errors and warnings reported by runner. I would like to double click on error in console and switch to specific line in file. Also I would like to see this errors in error list

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Put debug information in assembly (ie avoid pain and costs of symbol load setup)

                                        The PDB-based architecture is 20+ years old and totally obsolete for a world with open-source, high disk capacities and high bandwidth.

                                        There's no point on protecting source code of open-source projects, or within an organization that doesn't publish binaries, and Intranets and server infrastructure can easily deal with additional kbs that are embedded in DLL and EXE. Stronger: Many organizations distribute PDBs along with binaries.

                                        Instead of forcing every VS user to always search for PDBs, then go to "Tools > Options > Debugging > Symbols", then add a strange symbol source and often find that the PDBs are incompatible,…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Visual C++ Build Tools and other command line tools to Visual Studio Installer.

                                          Older versions of VS allowed the User to install the Visual C++ Build Tools and other command line tools along with the Visual Studio installation. Adding a command line tools category into the Individual Components tab of the Visual Studio Installer for VS2017 could help Users save time on install.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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