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  1. Provide revisions concept to Code Reviews

    When working on a large project it is extremely common to receive multiple comments that result in changes to the original implementation. It would be nice to be able to implement the changes and submit the new code review as a revision of the original. That way a full history of the evolution of the project is maintained, instead of just creating a totally separate review after making the suggested changes.

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      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please make Visual Studio Augmented Reality (AR/VR)

      I'm thinking that the main development screen could be ANY size, unbounded by my traditional monitor.

      I could have my unit test lists to my left, TFS work items etc. to the right and the development windows in the middle.

      I could have a virtual keyboard (with haptic feedback built into some gloves, or some kind of haptic suggestion built into the headset).

      I could arrange various VS shortcuts around the interface - e.g. put my "Clean, Rebuild & Run" buttons somewhere handy.

      Highlighting and much of the context-sensitive options such as F12, debugging options (step into/over, etc.) could be…

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • A Windows Winform 2016 (Colorful) Ribbon

        How about something useful for a change for us Windows developers. A free 2016 Office ribbon that would be fully programmable for Winforms.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Generic type arguments inferring

          Considering generic interface like:

          public interface IObjectFactory<TObject, TData>
          where TObject : IObjectInitializer<TData>
          where TData : class, IData
          ...

          And further invocation of interface methods:

          service.Create<LM<GeoData>, GeoData>();

          By using inferred types in generics, it would be possible to write

          public interface IObjectFactory<TObject> // Simplified - ", TData>" no longer necessary
          where TObject : IObjectInitializer<TData>
          where TData : class, IData
          ...

          And use invocation such as:

          service.Create<LM<GeoData>>();

          It would enable programmer to simplify a great deal of code redundancy in backend applications,
          and provide a cleaner, more readable look to code.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • shared projects for asp.net mvc

            ASP.Net / MVC

            I very much like the idea of the 'Shared Project' project template.

            It would be perfect for our team, for this way our shared views, base classes, javascript libraries, images, etc. could be stored and maintained in common Shared Projects.

            However, in web solutions, this template is not available. Technically I can understand the problems for implementing, but it would be so nice have this feature.

            What I think is the main problem:
            You don't want to copy the files in the Shared Project into the web project's file stucture. That would render the whole concept useless.…

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • C# Event Handler selector in code editor

              This issue has been around for so many years and frankly I'm astonished this has never been addressed. In some file types without a design surface (like Global.asax) there is no way to easily add event handlers. VB allows this very easily from the dropdowns at the top of the code editor. But, C# inexplicably still lacks this feature after so many years. The workarounds are all non-intuitive (copy and paste) or inconsistent between types. What is so hard about adding it to the dropdowns at the top of the code editor???

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Move Cursor and Scrol Screen to Proper Position on Undo

                When I perform multiple Undo's (CTRL-Z), oftentimes the cursor does not move the right position and I end up having to search the whole file for the change.

                This is also good if you step away, and want to reacquaint yourself with the previous changes you have made.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Open project files in text editor

                  When we need to edit project files in text editor we have to open notepad, add a context menu sibling to "Open Folder in File Explorer" and call it "Open File in As Text"

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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow setting text editor font size in pixels in addition to points

                    The default Consolas font is too small at 10pt and too big at 11pt. With an option to set size in pixels would give users more flexibility in setting the desired font size.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • win

                      Give more details to the home user. Not home user and school and small work owner. Just a new older person home user. I have had desktop computers with Windows and Microsoft products with the brand HP being the builder. I have my first Laptop notebook that came with Windows 10. It's BROKEN.

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                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When copying code FROM Visual Stuido add the text coloring to. Then when you paste into Onenote it looks the same as it did in Visual Studio

                        When copying code FROM Visual Studio add the text coloring to the clipboard as well. Then when you paste into OneNote the code looks the same as it did in Visual Studio.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix Find References, Go to Implementation re generic types

                          If I have a type definition ISomething<T>, and have a number of different implementations (for class Foo, Bar), If I hover over "ISomething<Bar>" and use Find References, I don't want to see any "ISomething<Foo>" nonsense in the results. Show me that if I do it to "ISomething<T>" Same exact thing applies to Go to Implementation.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VS IDE->Code Maps->Cyclic Dependencies & DI

                            Hi Guys,

                            These days dependency injection is very popular in the .NET development. It helps to improve the code in many ways.
                            But, it makes other things harder, e.g. it gets hard to find cyclic dependencies when dependencies are made via interfaces.
                            Even worse such errors is not possible to find without running the code in runtime. So if we’re lucky it will fain in tests (with stack overflow) or even worse in the production.
                            So, it would be amazing to have support for the cyclic dependencies in the both Roslyn Analyzers and Code Maps.
                            Below there is a very…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide the "http://schemas.microsoft.com/SQLServer/reporting/reportdesigner" XSD

                              SSRS objects are referencing this schema under the prefix "rd".

                              It could be really useful for developers who need to generate VS or Report Builder friendly items.

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                                0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make it more obvious that I'm debugging using a colored overlay

                                Backstory:
                                I'm currently working on a project in Unity. I use Visual Studio as my IDE for the components I make. I have VS on my main screen and Unity on the other. Say that I've written some code and I would like to test it. I click on "Attach to Unity" or debug and I turn my head to the other screen. I click on run in Unity and test some things.
                                Now, when I go back to VS I've probably forgotten that I can't type while debugging or even that I am debugging and the little red blob…

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                                • Add the possibility to disable a break point a few (pre set) seconds

                                  The execution stops a break point.

                                  You check what you want and then wants the execution to keep running.

                                  You want to keep you break point but you know it will stop there for a number of times (that you are not interested in) - so you disable the break point - runs the code - then have to find the break point agin to enable it.

                                  It would be nice, to just right click the break point and select - "Disable Break point for '5' seconds" . Then the code would pass that break point this "run" - but…

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                                  • Add a function to VSTS.

                                    I want to add test category attribute to multiple test methods. I could not implement this feature in VS2015 so far. Please refer to the following thread:
                                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/437fa9cd-277d-4dc5-a32e-c818b342f4b6/how-to-add-testcategory-to-multiple-testmethods-in-one-go?forum=vsunittest

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                                      1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Every time I open my projects from the start page I get error for every file

                                      This is for vs 15 preview 5.

                                      Each time I open it and click on a recent project I get hit by a bunch of these:

                                      Project <project name> could not be opened because the Visual C# 15 Preview 5 compiler could not be created. ValueFactory attempted to access the Value property of this instance.

                                      Reloading the project in the solution explorer solves this but showing these messages to me in the output window is hella slow and they're all the same. Every file generates a line with that text and it's taking its time. Not the faster experience I…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • IMPROVING THE WINDOW CONSOLE

                                        Dear Sirs,

                                        Report that the text, then was translated by Google translator, considering that not mastered the English language.

                                        There are several applications that can be developed using the console window (in my case I use C #) with great speed.

                                        The problem is that some situations when the application is in use, if we increase the size of the window, the interface data are deformed.

                                        I suggest that:

                                        a) be included in the library method / property so that programming time can be changed the size of the console source;

                                        b) be included in the library method / property…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Extension Interfaces (like Swift)

                                          Extension methods are cool, extension interfaces are better! Consider this class (that is NOT under our controll)

                                          class UnTestableClass{
                                          void Foo();
                                          }

                                          Extension interfaces would allow us to define our OWN interface:
                                          interface IUnTestableClass {
                                          void Foo();
                                          }

                                          and then indicate that UntestableClass implements our interface:

                                          extension UntestableClass : IUntestableClass {
                                          }

                                          The swift language allows for this, and it enables mocked testing of the UI layer that was previously WAY too expensive to consider implementing.

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