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  1. When removing all source code/classes/... in a file, provide a quick action "Delete this file"

    Sometimes, I decide on removing an entire class from my project or moving it to another place. After doing so and leaving a file (e. g. ".CS") that only contains an empty framework like:

    using System;

    {

    }

    Visual Studio IDE should send me a suggestion to delete the file in order to save me unnecessary work by searching the file myself via the sometimes HUGE solution explorer.

    Regards

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve the app.settings editor

      The Visual Studio settings editor, which ultimately edits the app.config or web.config, hasn't been changed in quite a while. I think it's time to make some improvements:

      1. allow setting reordering: it is useful to group together related settings, so they are easier to find. suppose you added two related settings, then some unrelated setting, and now you want to add a setting related to the first two. your only option is to edit the Settings.settings file directly. It should be possible to move rows up or down with Alt+Arrow or context menu.

      2. Allow any collection type: Currently only…

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Salam dengan kedua tangan

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          1 comment  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sopport DataBase Code First in C# windows form application

          Sopport DataBase Code First in C# windows form application

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            • copy and paste from html to aspx.cs shouldn't reformat html so as to make it invalid.

              copy and paste from html to aspx.cs shouldn't reformat html so as to make it invalid. i.e. <a href to < a href the extra space is invalid html and takes a bit to debug.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Resizing the Startup page and the IDEby using crtl++ and crtl+- in Visual Studio 2017.

                It would be nice to be able to hold the ctrl key down and press plus(+) or minus(-) to resize the Startup page, the IDE, and the editor in Visual Studio 2017. This function would benefit developers who have vision impediments to be able to resize the Startup page. There are times when the font size on the startup page is difficult to see. Having the ability to enlarge the menus on the startup page would be a good function to have.

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

                  It would be very useful if the XAML UI could check to make sure that all the VisualStates and VisualStateGroup are valid for the TargetType specified for the style. This would make the transition from previous versions of WinRT to UWP much easier and would also help in those cases when you make a type and are trying to troubleshoot whats going wrong with the UI.

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                    0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Port System.Management.Automation.Language (or an equivalent) to .NET Core

                    The full .NET framework exposes the powerful, AST-based PowerShell parser in the System.Management.Automation.Language.

                    There is no equivalent in .NET Core.
                    Having access to a PowerShell parsing library in .NET Core would be extremely useful.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Update Exception Data dictionary to use system.collections.generic.dictionary

                        Please update the Data dictionary in an Exception to use system.collections.generic.dictionary instead of system.collections.dictionary. This will allow among other things the ability to use linq on it. According to https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/kcwalina/2005/09/23/system-collections-vs-system-collection-generic-and-system-collections-objectmodel/ generic collections where added over 10 years ago. It's time to update Exceptions.

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide easy access to Setup warning messages

                          After installing the latest Visual Studio Update for 2017 RC, the Visual Studio Installer displays the message "Setup completed with warnings". I am unable to click on anything on the installer screen to tell me what, or where, the warnings are.

                          It would be nice if that information was easily accessible.

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add __include keyword, in the same manner as the existing __pragma keyword

                            Visual Studio C++ supports the Microsoft specific keyword "__pragma". It has the same functionality as the #pragma directive, but also allows embedding pragmas inside macros, as described in MSDN (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d9x1s805.aspx#Anchor_3)

                            I suggest adding an "__include" keyword in the same manner, with the same functionality as the #include directive, which could be embedded in macros.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Function to decode brainwaves and automatically generate the application we have imagined

                              Reads data directly from the human brain using some sort of USB 3.0 device, the user imagines the functionality they intend to create and the IDE automatically generates code and UI.

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                              • Pasting multiline text should insert line breaks according to document convention

                                Currently, the line breaks from the clipboard text are preserved, so inserting multiple lines with CRLF line breaks into a LF document (or vise versa) results in mixed line breaks. You are warned about this only after re-opening the document.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VSTS Manual Test results for a Test Plan as part of Release definition to collect evidence for SOX approval

                                  SOX compliance requires that we capture the MTM test results for the test plan as evidence to validate our release. We take the MTM snapshot manually and put it a ppt and upload to the shared folder. Can we programmatically access the test results for a test suite/plan as a pie chart so that we can save it in JPEG and push to one folder as evidence automatically

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                                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • nuget partial match

                                      in nuget search box if I not enter the package name exactly it not found if partially inserted, example
                                      "sharpdx.direct3d1" no match
                                      while
                                      "sharpdx.direct3d11" matches

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                                      • Add Fortran programming language

                                        Add Fortran programming language native to visual studio like C\C++ (Visual Fortran).

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                                        • Add return type to a method signature to allow only the return type to be unique

                                          There are some cases where I would like to overload a method to handle different return types but accept the exact same input parameters. For example, I may want to have a method that takes a string input and extracts a value based on the type of the variable it is being returned to. This is often encountered when writing code to map string based data (such as JSON) to strongly typed class properties.

                                          Currently C# considers the following in the method signature:

                                          1. Method Name
                                          2. Parameters (name, type, and order)

                                          The combination of these must be unique for…

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