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  1. 8 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • automatically generate precompiled headers

      Hi, i noticed a project made by an intern at microsoft which can automatically generate precompiled headers for a project. according to Andrew Pardoe it got removed, because of too many issues. See: https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/C9-GoingNative/GoingNative-35-Fast-Tips-for-Faster-Builds#time=13m03s

      If think the tool mentioned in the above demo has almost all the perks required for such a tool. It can dramatically speed up compile times (which i already noticed when adding them manually). Even if it is not 100% perfect you can easily use it as a base to improve upon.

      30 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for SSIS projects in Visual Studio 2017

        Support for SSIS projects in Visual Studio 2017

        32 votes
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          1 comment  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Delete All Breakpoints menu button needed in Visual Studio

          Instead of right clicking each individual break point

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create a JavaScript project type

            Provide a new project type in Visual Studio that focuses on developing JavaScript and TypeScript projects.

            Please vote and add comments below to indicate what kind of features you would like this project type to have.

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Report a Problem should report upload progress

              When recording a complex problem with the report a problem tool, ETL traces can get up to gigabyte size which will be silently uploaded without progress notification so its hard to tell when you can turn off your PC or restart. Having a simple "12MB of 1GB uploaded" status would be sufficient.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • [TFS] Test module - Add the ability to filter Runs by TeamFields

                Currently, when user wants to see the list of Runs (Test -> Runs), they are listed and filtered only by Area. User doesn't have many options to narrow the list of runs and it would be very useful if filtering Runs by TeamFields is enabled too. If several Scrum Teams are under the same Area it is not possible to filter out the runs performed by a particular team.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Full Typescript support in Visual Studio for Mac

                  Currently Visual Studio for Mac does not fully support Typescript. So I would like to suggest that it get's updated to support all aspects of Typescript.

                  In it's current state the following bugs have been raised as issues with Typescript in Visual Studio for Mac:

                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/117821/toggle-line-comments-not-available-in-typescript-f.html

                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/117816/enter-and-backspace-key-break-in-typescript-file.html

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support __forceinline on C++ lambda expressions

                    clang and gcc both have supported force-inlining lambda expressions for years, but in Visual C++ there's still no way to do this.

                    I've attached a sample cpp file to illustrate the problem. Or view it interactively here: https://repl.it/LM8G/11

                    Because a lambda is just a class with operator(), and we can manually define such a class having the operator() forceinlined (as in the above workaround), I see no reason why VC++ could not support forceinlining a lambda.

                    Of course, in the above example the compiler will probably be smart enough to inline the lambda anyway. And I understand that inlining sometimes…

                    13 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • New access modifier for unit testing

                      Having an access modifier specifically for unit testing would allow for clearer intent and avoid missuses in some use cases.

                      For instance, when you have a protected or private constructor for which you just need to do some unit testing, you add the internal keyword to it.
                      The problem then is it makes your object instanciable elsewhere in the assembly which could work against its intent and purpose and raise some maintenability issues in the long run.

                      6 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better debugging of object initializer blocks

                        Object initializer blocks allow you to assign property values at construction despite the constructor not accepting the values to assign. This is useful for thread safety because the object is assigned a pre-built instance in an atomic operation. In addition is the only way to initialize an anonymous type. But debugging object initializers are cumbersome at best, impossible at worse. Take, for example, the following code (also attached as bitmap showing line numbers):
                        var book = new
                        {
                        Isbn = isbn,
                        Title = service.GetTitle(isbn),
                        Author = service.GetAuthor(isbn),
                        Edition = service.GetEdition(isbn),
                        PublicationDate = service.GetPublicationDte(isbn),
                        Copyright = service.GetCopyright(isbn),
                        Publisher = service.GetPublisher(isbn),
                        PageCount…

                        37 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VS2017 exception dialog is missing one button - please add a "Search Stack Overflow" button

                          The new exception dialog in VS2017 is much neater. Thank you.
                          It only needs a "Search StackOverflow" button to be perfect!

                          -a
                          www.adamcogan.com

                          143 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop installing MSI based Azure Modules. Use PowerShell Gallery repo

                            Can you stop installing an MSI based (old) version of Azure PowerShell cmdlets. Either stop installing, or give me the option to use a repo, such as PowerShell gallery, where the latest modules exist. Apart from changing the $env:PSModulePath, I can't use PowerShellGet cmdlets to update Azure cmdlets. I also notice one of you updates REMOVES the PS Gallery modules and reinstall the old MSI version. Grrrr!!!

                            48 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • codelens "Health Indicator" missing in VS 2017 Enterprise Version

                              Where is the "Health Indicator" for CodeLens in VS 2017? It was a very good feature in VS 2015 but isn't there in VS 2017. How can we get it back?

                              13 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the ability to Undo the actions step by step in TFS Work Items

                                When updating fields in Work Item, user can undo just the last performed action. Steps:

                                1) Open a Work Item

                                2) Perform several edits within a Work Item

                                3) Click Undo icon

                                Just the last action is reverted, user should be able to revert all other changes as well. This behavioris present on both Web client and MTM.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support Microsoft Fakes on .NET Core

                                  Microsoft Fakes is powerful function for testing. Please provide support to use Microsoft Fakes Stub/Shim context in .NET Core test project.

                                  128 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • IDIOTS

                                    YOU ARE IDIOTS

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                                      2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • We want to see .net technology in the initiative of a million programmers In the Middle East

                                      Hello
                                      There is a huge initiative THAT IS MAKING BUZZ these days launched by Dubai to teach a million programmers, why do Microsoft not seize the opportunity to teach Programming on the Dot Net in the Middle East and North Africa especially new programmers will be in favor of .Net Community, A million programmers it is not an easy number

                                      9 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back Spy++ in VS 2017

                                        I can't get this to show up in the tools menu in VS 2017...
                                        Was Spy++ removed from this version?
                                        I tried installing the "Testing tools core features" from the VS 2017 installer but that didn't bring it back. I've been using the VS 2015 version of Spy++ in the meantime.

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a with to C# like VB has

                                          How about a With statement, like VB has, for C#? Maybe for C# 7.3?
                                          Instead of writing.

                                          ReallyLongObjectName.PropA=1;
                                          ReallyLongObjectName.PropB=2;
                                          ...

                                          I would like to write:

                                          with (ReallyLongObjectName) {
                                          .PropA=1;
                                          .PropB=2;
                                          ...
                                          }

                                          or maybe even

                                          ReallyLongObjectName {
                                          .PropA=1;
                                          .PropB=2;
                                          ...
                                          }

                                          Put that in and I would switch from VB to C#.

                                          2 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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