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  1. Smart auto-type

    Do not cast to int as default. Check, if value smaller than int, then cast to appropriate type, like short or char, etc.

    As example, if I wrote...
    auto _value = 0xFF;
    ... I don't need to cast to int, because the value in BYTE range, so 0xFF should be "(BYTE)0xFF", not "(int)0xFF".

    P.S. Sorry for my bad English.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add status line indicating that the size is being computed

      For Visual Studio 15 the install size displayed does not update immediately. It would be helpful if you added a label displaying "Computing Size..." or something similar.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Auto hide solution explorer and properties while resizing

        It will be better if you provide auto hide solution explorer and properties when resizing visual studio using keyboard shortcuts (windows + <left or right arrow>) by default.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include a feature to export the Summary Page of a load test to PDF or DOCX

          At the end of the load test Visual Studio displays a summary with charts and test run information. It would be nice to be able to export this information to either PDF or DOCX to share with others who do not have Visual Studio. Currently the only way is to export the trx which only allows viewers with VS to be able to see the test summary.

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • don't undo all of my files when i undo a change to the csproj

            When I right clicked on the project node and went to Source Control -> Undo changes, it undid ALL of my changes.

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              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • break form

              Every time I hit the break button I get the anoying message that my appliation is in "break mode". If I don't want this I can just press F5 and get going again. WHY do I need to be reminded that I clicked a button??? Do you like it when you would get a message like this on every button you clicked???

              WHY do I use this: so I can edit some code or find WHAT is going on when an application takes a long time to perform an action. I just want to stop where the program is at…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • codemap external types

                I would love to be able to look at "Derived Types" of an external type. Currently it says "no items found". Specifically, my app depends on Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Maps.MapElement, and I want to see all the derived types of MapElement. Should be in the same external assembly that it has already cracked...

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • support front end debug on VS

                  Visual Studio should support front-end debug.
                  Currently all the js codes are combined into one file "eval". It is extremely difficult to debug js code there.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ASHX files incorrect indent in vs2015

                    In VS2015, ASHX files when added to a "WebApplication" project creates a code behind cs file.

                    When adding a new ASHX file to just a new website only a ASHX file is created.

                    When editing a pure ASHX file the indenting is not correct. The IDE seems to not know how to deal with ASHX files. No code collapse/expand, regions, etc.

                    Please refer to:
                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b5c50c95-4f68-4072-8da0-326b15cefd1c/vs2015-ashx-files-double-indent?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                    Thank you!

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Breakpoint condition/message history

                      It would greatly improve productivity if we could pick a condition/message in a "recent list" when creating a new breakpoint.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show a count of each tag in the tasklist

                        In the error list I can see how many errors and warnings I have.
                        In the task list I would like to see how many TODO:, FIX: I have. A Count of the number of occurances of each token that is visible in the tasklist, when a filter is applied that should be accounted for.

                        If I filter for one Project in my solution I want to see how many TODOs I have and how Many FIX and so on.

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                        • Change Outlining bar background color to be different from code BG color

                          When moving/copying lines of code it's very hard for me to tell whether the cursor is at the beginning of a code line or at some indented position.

                          This is because the Outlining bar shares the same background color with the code in the text editor. I just can't tell where code begins and the Outlining bar ends (see screenshot attached).

                          Please give the Outlining bar a distinct background color, so it'll become easy to tell where code lines begin.

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                            • Code review in the team foundation website

                              Currently is no way to do a code review through to TFS website.

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                              • Provide a getter interface for built-in classes

                                For example, int should conform to IGetInt, with a single method:

                                public interface IGetInt {
                                int GetInt();
                                }

                                When GetInt is called on an int, it would return itself.

                                Similarly, float would conform to IGetFloat, etc.

                                Useful, because:

                                public MyCustomType: IGetInt {
                                public int GetInt() {
                                // whatever . . .
                                }
                                }

                                public static class IGetIntAdditions {
                                public static void ThisMethodDoesNotNeedOverloads(IGetInt i, IGetInt j, IGetInt k) {
                                // we can pass in either int, or other types that know how to get
                                // an int, and we don't have to define a bunch of overloads to make it work. …

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • bring back Build Explorer in Visual Studio 2015

                                      Build Explorer had been removed in Visual Studio 2015 in favour of a browser based solution.
                                      Unfortunately not all function of Visual Stduio Build Explorer are available in TFS Web Access.
                                      Currently it is really frustrating when you need to look at code coverage in source files and not only at the percentage.
                                      the information is stored in TFS and you can still use it with Visual Studio 2010 - 2013 but needing to use two Visual Studio does not allow to switch completely to Visual Studio 2015.

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                                      • Create a mobile app to allow the management of vsts work items on the go

                                        Visual studio team services is a great platform, but at the moment it is lacking a major feature. The ability to view and manage work items (backlog, etc) from a mobile device.

                                        An official vsts app would be fantastic. There are some that claim to allow it, but require your credentials. Sharing credentials with access to your source is never a good idea.

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                                        • inner keyword for getters and setters

                                          private string _name;
                                          public string Name
                                          {
                                          get
                                          {
                                          return _name;
                                          }
                                          set
                                          {
                                          _name = value;
                                          }
                                          }

                                          This private member used merely for the public property itself could be handled by a context related keyword, like "inner"

                                          public string Name
                                          {
                                          get
                                          {
                                          return inner;
                                          }
                                          set
                                          {
                                          inner = value;
                                          }
                                          }

                                          Just using { get; set; } is not allways sufficient. With INotifyPropertyChanged, you will have lots of boilerplate code otherwise.

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