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  1. In XAML why don't use ".Member" replace "Father.Member" ?

    Like this:
    <ResourceDictionary>
    <ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
    why don't use <.MergedDictionaries> replace <ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>?

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      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Give the Watch windows more debugger context in generic situations

      The Watch windows could use a bit more context. For instance (as seen in the attached image): if you're debugging in a generic class, the debugger knows the current type of the type parameter. When casting a typed variable however, you can't access any of that type's properties in the Watch window.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please bring back the Common/All tabs in IntelliSense

          I used the Common/All tabs and now they are gone ...
          For me it was a good possibility to see which functions and properties the class itself defines and which are inherited.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • copy paste

            It would be nice to have Copy/Paste control properties on Winforms. Sometimes I would like to have a control within the same or from another project with the same properties. One can sure copy/paste the control itself but additionally copying and pasting the control properties would be helpful (Something like Format Painter in MS. Word) in case you have already created the control.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • MSTest - Quick navigation to Initialize methods from a Test Method

              Now It's a little difficult to find the TestInitialize, ClassInitialize, AssemblyInitialize methods from a TestMethod; if you have lot of test in big test classes. I have to find them with "Find in files.." function.
              I suggest to add a quick menu from the method item to navigate to one of the initialization methods.
              Also could be better if possible to see in a visual way the initialization methods for every method in Unit Test Explorer.

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Programatic Anonymous List Initilization

                Currently in c# it's easy to initialize a list when the entries are known. Something like:

                new int[]{1,2,4,8};
                etc.

                But it would be really handy, if I could initialize an array programatically. Something like:

                new int[] (int u =0; u < 4; u++) {return (int)Math.Pow(u,2); }

                or something like that. For multidimensional arrays it could be like

                new int[,] {(int u=0; u<5; u++), (int v=0; v < 5; v++) {return u+v;}

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a way to delete packages from the Visual Studio Team Services Package Feed

                  In the new Package Feed Extension of Visual studio Team Services, there doesn't seem to be a way to remove packages from the feed.

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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • StackOveflow Limit

                    By the time a StackOverflowException is thrown, it is to late to figure out where the SO occurred. It would be nice if the VS IDE would monitor recursive calls to methods within our solution and limit the count to 10 (for instance). Then it would be helpful if the IDE forces a break on the 11th call alerting the developer of the potential SO.

                    This feature would take a lot of resources so I also recommend that it be disabled until when the developer needs to use it.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • allow MS account alaises

                      I work with multiple MS accounts (personal and work provided) please just add each email under the same account and share subscriptions between them all. having to log out of one account to another when switching source code repositories is frustrating - they are all me!

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When aligning XAML attributes, each new line should use spaces from the beginning column of the starting tag

                        If you look at the attached screenshot, the first line has 3 tabs, and the second line has 5 tabs. That's wrong. In any editor not set up to show tabs as 4 spaces, the second line won't have its attribute aligned with the first. The second line should also have 3 tabs, but 11 spaces instead of 3.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • consgnar produtos em fins pacotes pronto evoluir informatização formalizada

                          Labor valido de tecnocracia e consignação em viabilização de objeto de provimento ao quadro de alcance aos fins

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                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop or reuse running tasks in Task Runner Explorer when project is reloaded.

                            If using a VCS such as GIT, and you work with branches, switching branches often causes the project to reload. Additionally, if you've bound a Task Runner Explorer task to "Project Open" and it's a watch task, it will not kill or reuse the previous task that was already running. So you end up with a lot of running watch tasks.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • reorder pinned tool windows

                              When I pinn for example Test Results and Error List to the window bottom, I cannot reorder them without unpinning and pin them anew.

                              This worked in VS 2013!

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Build quality in TFS

                                Build quality is not getting listed on "Viewing builds" from a build definition.

                                It makes it hard to identify the reasons of builds that has been failed. RIght now we have to go inside each build to see why the build failed

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                                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Turn LightSwitch + Office UI Fabric into RAD tool for SharePoint add-in development

                                  There are no tools for rapid add-in development for SharePoint.
                                  LightSwitch helps a lot with rapid app development.
                                  Just change LightSwitch UI to Office UI fabric and we will get almost there.

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a Command palette like VS code

                                    I really love the VS code command palette (Ctrl+Maj+P) when I would like to do something without remembering the shortcut, For exemple adding cursors...

                                    A such thing should be really great in VS2015

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                                      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • GitClient in Visual Studio

                                      please improve the Git Support in Visual Studio to easy compare Files on different commits.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visual Studio Update is very cumbersome.

                                        Updating Visual Studio is really painful. Can you guys figure out a way that does not force me to stop and start visual studio 3-4 times every time?
                                        I usually don't update the second I get the notification, so 3-4 crop up by the time I try to update. At this time it usually means I have to click install on one, then shutdown VS, then start visual studio, go to the updates, pick another and do all that again.

                                        I think this is completely unacceptable for a software sold in 2016

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Integrate the code review process for TFS Git into Visual Studio

                                          The code review process for TFS brand of source control is currently integrated into visual studio and provides a nice user experience around requesting and performing code reviews. Please bring this experience to the community that is using TFS Git source control.

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