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  1. VS2015 Toolbar icons - Create UI theme that uses VS2010 colorized icons

    Please create an optional UI theme for VS2015 that uses all the VS2010 colorized icons.

    I find the VS2015 Toolbar icons to be a big step backward productivity-wise. Most of the icons are just black outlines. The VS2010 icons with their colors made it much easier to quickly find the icon you need. It has to do with how the human brain works. Example: In VS2015, Cut/Copy/Paste icons are all just black outline. They were much easier to locate in VS2010 with easily

    See this link for a side by side image comparison of VS2015 vs VS2010 icons (third reply…

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Blend to work with F# projects!

      There are WPF templates for F# thus I'd like to use Blend with them. Sadly this is not supported, can we have this please?

      11 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remove unused autocomplete

        Remove some suggestions from auto complete. I always type "for" and tab to make a for loop. But currently Visual Code gives me suggestion "for" for typing "for". That is very useless, I already typed the three letters. I want for + tab to make a full loop. Same with if statements, while, and so on.

        Perhaps a way to prioritize the suggestions?

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow "var" in declaration of properties in C# classes

            For example this declaration:
            private AudioPlayer audioLocal = new AudioPlayer();

            would be easier to read if it allowed this as well:
            private var audioLocal = new AudioPlayer();

            and the compiler should be able to deduce the type just like it does for a local variable. It would allow cleaner and easier to read code, less "plumbing".

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Let me edit Android xml UI files in Visual Studio and add drag and drop support for Android Widgets. I would love to use Visual Studio this!

              I do not want to downgrade and have to use Android Studio for Android app development. Visual Studio is light years ahead of other IDE's. But without GUI xml designer its not really an option. Xamarin is too expensive and introduces too much risk for memory leaks and bugs that do not exist in Android Java code.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • conditional code block execution (shorthand if/else statement)

                Currently, you can assign values using ternary expressions (var i = true ? "This" : "That";).

                I think it would be cool to have a ternary expression for code blocks, so you can execute a grouping of statements based on a conditional check. It's basically a simplified if/else statement. It would only serve to clean up/shorten code by removing the traditional if/else words. The gain is minimal, but it is cleaner in my opinion.

                if (true)
                {
                //blah
                }
                else
                {
                //blah
                }

                would become:

                true
                ? {
                //blah
                }
                : {
                //blah
                }

                The above would not work for…

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I want Windows Forms Designer for F# (F Sharp) - Windows Forms is NOT deprecated, you was wrong in 2011.

                  I posted this idea in 2011 and the answer as:

                  "WinForms is deprecated, so there are no plans to create a designer for F#."
                  Now is 2015, and as you can see you was wrong, Windows Forms is alive and well.

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                    1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio search results categories and modal for dark theme

                    Search results window is complete mess, it is really hard to tell what is what.
                    I propose to add foldable categories based on namespace, class, method and so on. It would be easier with Roslyn now.

                    I made comparison with IntelliJ IDEA editor in which this future is really well made.

                    Also dialog modal is not well integrated into dark theme, those white inputs are really distracting.

                    Thank you for your time

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • If statement should automatically coerce nullable booleans produced by use of ?. in condition expression

                      Now I have to do this:

                      if (_Client?.Connected == true)
                      {
                      _Client.Disconnect();
                      _Client = null;
                      }

                      This would be better:

                      if (_Client?.Connected)
                      {
                      _Client.Disconnect();
                      _Client = null;
                      }

                      Can the compiler recognize that a bool is required instead of a null because of the if-statement? Now I have to add "== true".

                      5 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 'number' type

                        BigInteger and decimal are annoying. So verbose and with BigInteger we must create a class, the parameter is an string, etc.

                        "number" will be a dynamic type which accept infinite integers and decimals, and he only can be a number.

                        How to use:
                        number variable=Int32.MaxValue+999; // > Int32
                        variable=2.333333333333; // BigInteger to decimal without casting

                        If C# adds this Python feature, he will be the best language ever.

                        57 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • provide a way to limit the TFS server folder view to show only the folders mapped in the workspace definition

                          It would be nice to have a server folder view that only shows the folders and files that are currently mapped in the active workspace.
                          On some projects this would be helpful to prevent scrolling through deep folder structures and limit what I see to what i'm interested in or working on

                          2 votes
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                          • Manually Trigger Background Task from Emulator

                            Make some kind of button, with you can trigger Background Task without debugger connected to Emulator.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support syntax if(obj?) insted of if(obj != null)

                              The current ? operator should be followed by dot then member
                              But if I want to check if the object is null or not I should use normal syntax as:
                              if(obj != null)
                              {
                              // Do something.
                              }
                              else
                              {
                              // Do something else.
                              }

                              or:

                              if(obj == null)
                              {
                              // Do something.
                              }
                              else
                              {
                              // Do something else.
                              }

                              So I suggest to support following syntax insted of it:
                              if(obj?) // true if not null
                              {
                              // Do something.
                              }
                              else
                              {
                              // Do something else.
                              }

                              if(!obj?) // true if null
                              {
                              // Do something.
                              }
                              else …

                              3 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • recompile outdated PCH files automatically

                                After each VS update I receive a lot of "Fatal Error C1853" because of "The precompiled header was compiled with a previous compiler version. Try recompiling the header with the current compiler."
                                I would suggest, the compiler creating the PCH should simply recompile the PCH if this is required. On the otherhand why is a recompile necessary? For other files like OBJ it is not necessary.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • support android java code in cross platform project. so we can easy to add admob or facebook sdk for our native activity app

                                  support android java code in cross platform project. so we can easily to add admob or facebook sdk for our native activity app.
                                  in this moment I must manual copy java code to "ARM\Debug\Package" folder.

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                                  • Distributed compilation

                                    Able to distrubute compilation to more computers. Master computer will make pre-procesing and all others will just make raw C++ compilation. The best would be if the client computers will not require full Visual studio licence.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Azure AD ADAL and Office 365 Api in lightswitch

                                      Include Azure AD ADAL/Office 365 APIs

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                                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • User changeable color scheme based on project

                                        I often run several instances of Visual Studio at once so I can debug multiple programs that "talk" to each other. It sometimes gets confusing as to which instance, editor, debugger, etc. I'm looking at.

                                        I would be helpful to set the color scheme of the IDE based on the project (not a universal setting), so each project that I'm dealing with has a distinct look.

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow for formal #TAGGING of comments, create a tool that harverst all the #TAGS, summarize and index them, make it easy to jump to the code

                                          #TAGS are everywhere nowadays. It would be great to have native VS support for #TAGS, which sumarizes and indexes all the #TAGS in comments. This allows us to do things like #CODE_REVIEW or #REQUIRES_UNIT_TEST or #RISKYCODE. The summary index should allow is to quickly jump to all the methods that need a code review etc. Awesome powerfull feature, quickly implementable!Remeber me in your credits :)

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                                            1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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