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  1. Add VB's high-level event system to C#

    VB's high-level event system is one of the main advantages of VB over C#. I would like to have it in C# as well.
    This event syntax is as awesome and useful as the highly praised async/await in VB and C#, where a lot of complicated work is left to the compiler.
    It puts the language on a higher abstraction level making it less error-prone, better readable, better maintainable and faster to write.
    However, it does not work with lambda event handlers.

    The current C# way of making events is not much more than a pattern which has to be…

    53 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bold Days with Activity in Team Room's Calendar Navigation

      In Visual Studio Online when navigating through a team room using the calendar your unable to see at a glance which days have activity (image attached). So increase the font-weight on days with activity and decrease the font-weight on days without activity.

      Might take it a step further modify the day's font-weight based on the amount of activity. No activity would be very light, some activity heavier and a lot of activity even heavier font-weight.

      7 votes
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      • Create a plugin or have a builtin to check for pep8 compliance.

        While in debug or just automatically have the editor check for pep8 compliance.

        33 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Languages - Python  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual studio 2015: Cancel intellisense autocomplete by pressing space.

          Visual studio 2015 make intellisense autocomplete by pressing "space". VS 2013 works differently.

          8 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add syntax highlighting for the D programming language

            There's support for Go, and even Rust, but not D!

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • FIPS

              Use FIPS compliant algorithms if FIPS policy enforcement is enabled on the server. Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guides require that FIPS policy is enforced: http://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_dot_net_framework_4.0/2014-01-08/finding/V-30926

              This applies to all US Department of Defense. It is understood that MD5 is much faster and might not even be used for security reasons (i.e. using MD5 to generate a hash to determine file differences on version control check in). However if FIPS is enabled, why not use a FIPS compliant algorithm?

              It is much better to experience some degredation in performance when FIPS policy is enabled than to occasionally swallow exceptions…

              41 votes
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              • Bring RelativePanel to WPF vNext

                On MWC 2015 Microsoft unveiled new WinRT control RelativePanel that allows simple relative placing of controls next to each other using attached property rules.
                It would be really useful to have the same RelativePanel available in classic WPF as well.

                71 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create more cordova-samples on GitHub

                  Cordova-Samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/cordova-samples is a great start, but there needs to be more samples.

                  Initial Ideas:
                  Understanding Modules Internal, External, Export.
                  How to use tsconfig.json with external modules.
                  How to install definitelytyped packages with TSD and tsd.json.
                  Basics of requireJS and Cordova.
                  Promises and WinJS
                  How to add front-end packages with Bower.
                  ....

                  Community Created Cordova-Samples:
                  Sample Process: Community members create cordova-samples using VS2015, submit project files and docs to VSCordovaTool team for review, team suggest changes, user makes necessary changes, etc. and finally user creates pull request on GitHub.

                  16 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow hosted pool to run more than one build at a time

                    Allow the hosted pool to run more than one build at a time.

                    Currently it is not possible:
                    https://www.visualstudio.com/get-started/build/hosted-agent-pool

                    When there are multiple independent projects, this is absolutely mandatory!

                    From a technical prospective/billing, I can see why it can be an issue.
                    If there is a billing issue (like: we do not know how much money/build minutes are available on this account, so we cannot launch multiple build), I would find acceptable to be "pre billed" for 1 hour for each build launched, and in the end be billed only for what has been spend .

                    27 votes
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                    • Remove the need for .kproj and .kproject.user projects

                      Currently VS requires project files in order to open. In the old MSBUILD oriented world this was necessary. With K however, all you need is a Project.json and you can build outside the IDE or in other editors like Sublime.

                      Only when you go into VS do the files become required. A better experience would be to allow pointing to the Project.json / or a folder and it just loads up.

                      68 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support Docker in Hosted Build VSO

                        This cover many different scenarios and configuration, just providing a vm coreos to apply dockerfile.

                        10 votes
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                        • Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable (more than VS 2015)

                          Let the user choose whether to install or not features such a Visual Basic or C#, and for which platform to develop. Although Visual Studio 2015 brought a good improvement in the setup process choices (hence the "Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable" idea, voted 1715 times, recently marked as completed) there is still a lot of room to do better. The Visual Studio 6 granularity was just perfect, why now there are so few choices? Why do users need to install the full .NET SDK if they are not going to do any .NET development? Why tools for…

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2015

                            Visual Studio 2013 has the Page Inspector feature, which is really useful in debugging the 'look' of an app. Please enable this feature in Visual Studio 2015.

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Generic this

                              Please add support for a generic 'this', to use in (generic / abstract) types or interfaces.

                              The "this" would reflect the current type and is used as an generic constraint. This would create new cool possibilities with C#.

                              For example, the `ICloneable` interface has one method (Clone), which returns an `Object`. This is undesirable because:

                              - We need to cast the result (most of the times) - bad for the performance and could lead to run-time errors.
                              - We could implement the Clone method more easiliy wrong: the Clone method could return the wrong type (not compile time enforced)
                              -…

                              20 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Xaml Cross-platform

                                make this happen :)
                                xaml+objective c/swift for iOS
                                xaml+java for Android
                                with the same xaml when we use c#+xaml for windows
                                with blend of course

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add analogy for InstallationManager for desktop applications

                                  Add analogy for InstallationManager for Windows Store applications (Windows 8.1) + Windows 10 (desktop). Because in these platforms I can't get my installed application. For more details for quetsion/request you can see my question in msdn (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/46402b2b-86a1-4750-bef5-7297966ada82/uwp-universal-can-i-use-installationmanager-or-some-analogy-in-desktop-version?forum=wpdevelop)

                                  15 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Using 'new' without the type name to call constructors

                                    Similarly how the 'var' keyword makes it simpler to declare an object in C#, the 'new' keyword could also imply the type/constructor to be used to initialize an object.

                                    For example, instead of writing:
                                    Dictionary<string, List<Tuple<int, int>>> data = new Dictionary<string, List<Tuple<int, int>>>();

                                    one could write simply:
                                    Dictionary<string, List<Tuple<int, int>>> data = new();

                                    The compiler would be able to match constructor overloads as well, so potentially you could write:
                                    StringBuilder data = new("test data", 1000);

                                    which would automatically call the StringBuilder(string value, int capacity) constructor.

                                    This feature might be useful in list initializers too, e.g.:
                                    List<StringBuilder> builders = new()
                                    { …

                                    9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow WPF to apply bindings in a non UI thread. Good for reporting templates using FlowDocuments.

                                      FlowDocuments are wonderful to be used as Reporting Templates through its DataContext property and bindings in its inner elements, but it is important to rely the application of this bindings on background threads when generating documents massively. Right now, the UI is blocked

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the codelens tool tip a bit wider

                                        Standard Git commits should wrap at around 72 characters. The codelens tooltip is just short enough to usually force those lines to wrap prior to the 72 characters. This results in a difficult to read commit message.

                                        It'd be great if there was some intelligence to detect commits in this format and make the tooltip wide enough to support them

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VS2015 Emulator for Android on Windows 10 upgrade

                                          Many bugs prevent operation of VS Emulator for Android.
                                          Mostly configuration and networking issues, and Hyper-V networking conflicts, cause launch to fail. Usually after OS Starting message that never completes.
                                          Switching between Hyper-V and non-Hyper-V OS required for using VS2015 emulator or Genymotion & VirtualBox emulation is complex enough, but when the Hyper-V configuration fails the situation is bad.

                                          4 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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