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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Generic type arguments inferring

      Considering generic interface like:

      public interface IObjectFactory<TObject, TData>
      where TObject : IObjectInitializer<TData>
      where TData : class, IData
      ...

      And further invocation of interface methods:

      service.Create<LM<GeoData>, GeoData>();

      By using inferred types in generics, it would be possible to write

      public interface IObjectFactory<TObject> // Simplified - ", TData>" no longer necessary
      where TObject : IObjectInitializer<TData>
      where TData : class, IData
      ...

      And use invocation such as:

      service.Create<LM<GeoData>>();

      It would enable programmer to simplify a great deal of code redundancy in backend applications,
      and provide a cleaner, more readable look to code.

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make fsproj Files Include All Files by Default and have a separate File for Compilation Order

        For anyone trying to do web development in F#

        Having a nested tree structure of Files (like CSS HTML JS) is a real pain to add to an FSProj and as a result I don't use Visual Studio for this.

        So I'm suggesting you
        - Make FSProj include all files by default and instead you'd add the files (or wild characters) you want to exclude
        - Have a separate file (or section) that allows you to specify compilation order

        This will make it easy to embed non-compilable assests to your fsproj without pulling your hair out

        44 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Hire the blind programmer Ali Abdulghani to Microsoft

          I recently encountered Ali in an article. http://fossboss.com/2016/07/18/meet-ali-abdulghani-blind-programmer-working-field-open-source/
          I don't know him. While he is a great guy, and his achievements as a blind programmer is astonishing, I am not asking this as a favor to him. But instead he has tremendous experience on accessibility due to his condition. He could be very helpful to Microsoft and others like himself.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow people to uninstall/disable unused built-in functionality

            VS is packed with stuff for every possible role, and so for every user there is lots of unused functionality - it might not be relevant to their work or they use alternate tools for the same tasks. This causes menus to be overloaded with "useless stuff you cannot remove", reducing the productivity of every user as they have to hunt for the needle in the haystack on every right-click.

            VS should ideally be nothing more than VS Shell, the rest being extensions you can enable or disable as desired.

            Functionality that causes lots of work to be done when…

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a new button to show what has been changed in the last undo step

              Allow us to see what has been changed before we undo and let us jump to the location where the undo would occur. Now, after browsing all around the source code, it is difficult to remember where the part of the source code is which will be affected if undo is hit.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In app update downloader

                Notifications bug me, and most other programmers from what I've gathered. The update system for visual studios is such a hassle. It requires you to download an executable from your web browser, close MVS, then run the updater. Diablo II fore example: When the game needed an update, it asked you if you'd like to install it, and then did the rest for you. MVS needs a similar system. It's just a quality of life suggestion.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide the "http://schemas.microsoft.com/SQLServer/reporting/reportdesigner" XSD

                  SSRS objects are referencing this schema under the prefix "rd".

                  It could be really useful for developers who need to generate VS or Report Builder friendly items.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Hi, it would be great to add hotkey Ctrl+D, which adds a duplicate line or selection without erasing the contents of the clipboard.

                    Hi, it would be great to add hotkey Ctrl+D, which adds a duplicate line or selection without erasing the contents of the clipboard.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the instalation more customzable

                      Make the installer more customzable like in vs2008, that i can choose if i want to download sql, etc...

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Scope to this when opening a folder

                        When opening a folder the ability to "scope" the solution explorer to a sub folder like you can with a project would be help.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Give the TextBox control a AutoSelectAllMode property

                          I have yet to implement an (UWP) TextBox control without hooking it up to some my_textbox.SelectAll() code behind. Not hard to do, but I am hardly the only one doing this. Modes of Disabled, OnGotFocus, OnLostFocus and OnValidated would be my preference, but I'll take a simply boolean any day.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve selection of sub-modules in new installer

                            In the new installer you can only select sub-modules if you click on the main modules. Those are then deselected. Maybe provide an ellipsis in another corner to show the sub-module selection on the right for that module.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make Enumerble And Array Type More Convince

                              why we can not select items like list in Python [1:5]?
                              why we can not delete items match conditions?
                              we must to write more code to do those things.
                              i think this is wasting my life :(

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Code reuse (bridges) for WPF->UWP

                                Since 2009 I moved from Windows Forms(used since 2003) to WPF, many things had changed but it was possible to port a Modbus/TCP, multithread, SCADA application, to the new era of modern UI called WPF (some equivalents existed so far, managed dlls (.net class librarys) was ok, and at least networking and database was almost ok). The main reason for me to go to UWP is to be able to port some functionality to ARM based devices. Now in UWP the application model and the object model has changed so much and also equivalents are not even close... How to…

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 格式化代码

                                  格式化代码不好用,很不方便。希望能像eclipse那样一键格式化。

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow users to add additional information to existing problems in 'Report a Problem'

                                    I have useful information I can add to an existing issue found through the "Report a Problem" dialog but the only option I have is to click "Me Too".

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                                      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow installation of Visual Studio from the Windows 10 Store app

                                      Project Centennial has created a path for classic Windows desktop apps to move to the Windows Store. I would really like to have as many store apps as possible on my PC to avoid blasting files and registry entries all over the place. The new VS Installer is much improved, but this would help keep PC's pristine.

                                      23 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add csproj project file to current solution

                                        When navigate folders in the Source Control Explorer pane, you should be able to right-click on .csproj files and add them to the solution currently open in Solution Explorer.
                                        If no solution exists, a new one can be created, as default.

                                        In this way you can cherry-pick a desired set of project to work on.

                                        27 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve NPM intellisense for custom .npmrc settings

                                          In package.json files intellisense is already supported. But only public packages will be suggested. For scoped packages in private feeds there is no intellisense. It would be great if VS looks inside .npmrc settings for setted feeds and scopes.

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