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  1. View History option during code review

    In Code Review window, in context menu of a file, please add the "View History" option. Because sometimes to approve the code review, you need to inspect how the code used to be even before the previous version.

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update C# language with an 'IN' function similar to SQL

      We have many situations where a variable needs to be checked against multiple possibilities but where a switch statement is inappropriate. Example:
      if( (x == 0 || x == 5) && ( y == 0 || y == 1 || y == 2) )
      {
      }
      If would be awesome to be able to say:
      if(x IN (0,5) && y IN (0,1,2) )
      {
      }
      especially useful if we need to come back and add more possibilities later on and still have readable code.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • In a textbox ability to move cursor to first line visible in a scrolled multi line textbox

        When reloading data to the text box that has been search and replaced, I want the new data to be presented back in the textbox at the same position. textBox1.GetFirstCharIndexOfCurrentLine(); only gets the current line where the caret is active and then I can only scroll the text to make this at the top and so the position of the text has changed

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow us to import and export "Named Folder Sets" for Find in Files.

          In Visual Studio 2015 and prior. I could run a registry script to create a series of Named Folder Sets that would be available in the Find In Files dialog. Those settings were stored under the registry here:

          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\Find\Named

          Now, however, they appear to be stored in a private registry. Perhaps for cloud saving settings? Not sure. At any rate, I can no longer manage my named folder sets. I create several of them, and add them on all the PCs I write code from.

          It's frustrating to lose this ability.

          Furthermore, when I do add through the UI a…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Buildtools Workloads available in Installer

            By default, having these options available (without installing Visual Studio) would be easier than downloading vs_buildtools first.

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add design-time CBM support for 64bits WebForms apps

              I have an ASP.NET web application with the following in the aspx page

              <asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="head" runat="server">
              <script>
              var username = "<%=username%>";
              </script>

              </asp:Content>

              The code behind sets up the variable username for example:

              public string username = "david";

              In Visual Studio error list pane, it shows this error "The name 'username' does not exist in the current context"

              So basically any page that I use <%=VARIABLE%> then I get this error. But it compiles fine and works as expected. But this error is really annoying when I have other pages with several of these errors. This only happens when…

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                0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow abstract interfaces

                Be able to force an interface to be inherited by sub-interfaces. The base or parent interface cannot directly be implemented by a class; only a sub-interface can be implented.

                e.g.
                public abstract interface IBaseInterface { ... } // cannot be implemented
                public interface ISubInterfaceA { ... } // can be implemented
                public interface ISubInterfaceB { ... } // can be implemented

                And therefore
                public abstract class BaseClass { ... } // base class
                public class SubClassA : BaseClass, IBaseInterface { ... } // PREVENT THIS FROM COMPILING - mixes concrete class with abstract interface
                public class SubClassA : BaseClass, ISubInterfaceA…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Report Exceptions directly from Visual Studio "Exception Thrown" -window

                  Report Exceptions directly from Visual Studio "Exception Thrown" -window

                  Simply when Visual Studio is connected to a repository. Git, TFVC, VSTS etc. Add a "Report" button to the "Exception Thrown" window which will direct you to the connected service to report a problem.

                  An ideal workflow would be:
                  1. You're working on something
                  2. An exception orccurs which doesn't directly relate to what you're working on
                  3. An exception window is shown
                  4. Next to the Details button (see image) click "Report problem"
                  5. Add a title and description
                  6. Click submit
                  7. Continue working

                  Many times you get exceptions…

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VB6 the most perfect programming environment ever created

                    Joel Spolsky, founder and CEO of Stack Overflow has described the VB6 programming language as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

                    Microsoft's Visual Basic 6 won the dubious honor of "Most Dreaded," with a resounding 89.9% of developers currently using the language saying that they have no interest in continuing to do so. This was something of a personal affront to Spolsky, who describes VB6 to Business Insider as "the most perfect programming environment ever created."

                    http://www.businessinsider.com/stack-overflow-developer-study-2018-results-2018-3

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Simplify settings related to bitness

                      The bitness related settings are scattered all over and overcomplicate the development process.

                      They shoul all just use whatever is selected Configuration Manager / Active Solution Platform or use one central setting.

                      Menut / Tools / Options / Web Projects:
                      Use the 64 bit version of IIS Express for websites and projects

                      Project Properties / Web:
                      Bitness combo

                      Menu: Test / Test Settings / Default Processor Architecture / x64 | x32

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                        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix two things in the VS extensions marketplace

                        There are two issues with Market Place for extensions
                        1) You need to provide the details for each extension in a 2nd part of the screen... we don't want to have to click to another page to just read the details of each extension (it really breaks up the flow)... I think this is how its done in the VS application when looking at extensions...
                        2) Because the page is an infinite scrolling page, i.e. the more scroll the more it loads its impossible to get to the page footer and click the link contact us.... I know its minor…

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                          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring Back VS2010 Macro Support

                              My colleagues and I made great use of VS macros in VS2010. We have recently upgraded to VS2017 and unfortunately discovered that macro support has been removed. The add-in's and 3rd party extensions do not meet our needs as the original macro support did. Please bring back our beloved macros.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Autogenerated EventHandlerNames in PascalCase, not camelCase.

                                Hi there,

                                i suggest that Visual Studio 2017 should follow its own naming rules.
                                As default VS 2017 is creating every EventHandler in camelCase instead of PascalCase, but this is an violation of its own naming rules.

                                It´s not a big thing, but it should be fixed.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Can you please change the text from "Loading symbols for ***.dll" to "Downloading/Loading symbols for ***.dll" at the appropriate times?

                                  I'm on a very slow connection right now and so I realize I'm probably not the typical user at the moment. Your assuming that public symbols for .DLLs can be downloaded rather quickly so that the download times do not need to be differeniated from the "Loading symbols for" part of the message. But as I stated earlier, my connection right now is terribly slow and making this distinction in the Visual Studio Editor right now would have been very nice. Instead, while I'm waiting for all the downloads to finish, I get to write this request to you guys.…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • C#别名问题

                                    vs2017
                                    直接贴出代码附件

                                    看两个附件可以很清楚地看出问题
                                    我之所以用using设置别名,就是为了在代码提示时,看到的是userid,roomid
                                    但是这边代码提示时就出错了。

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • integrate vcpkg into IDE

                                      You should, and maybe must, integrate the vcpkg into visual studio.
                                      I really love it.
                                      So, please integrate it into the IDE.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • visual studio on imac

                                        hello developers my name is ahmad itani and i want to give you an advice, why you don't want to make visual studio on imac or macbook
                                        my point is please Microsoft please start working on this problem
                                        virtual box is not realiable

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Warn on missing field initializers

                                          eg.:

                                          struct Foo{
                                          int a, b;
                                          bool c;
                                          };
                                          int main()
                                          {
                                          Foo foo{1,2};
                                          return 0;
                                          }

                                          I'd like a warning for when I do aggregate initialization but forget to initialize one of the variables (C++ states they'll be default initialized, but this can cause bugs...).

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