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  1. Bring back the full System.Net.NetworkInformation.dll for UWP

    WinRT seems to limit what a UWP app can be, normally I can use classes like Ping and DNS. Using these I can make an app that lets people know who is home or not. Since that has been removed the workaround for not having Ping or DNS is to know the device ahead of time and if a port is open for a socket connection. This involves to much information to be know about each device, where as ping does not have to worry about specific ports. I don't want to see WinRT holding back what C# is capable…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • allow "var" in declaration of properties in C# classes

      For example this declaration:
      private AudioPlayer audioLocal = new AudioPlayer();

      would be easier to read if it allowed this as well:
      private var audioLocal = new AudioPlayer();

      and the compiler should be able to deduce the type just like it does for a local variable. It would allow cleaner and easier to read code, less "plumbing".

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Let me edit Android xml UI files in Visual Studio and add drag and drop support for Android Widgets. I would love to use Visual Studio this!

        I do not want to downgrade and have to use Android Studio for Android app development. Visual Studio is light years ahead of other IDE's. But without GUI xml designer its not really an option. Xamarin is too expensive and introduces too much risk for memory leaks and bugs that do not exist in Android Java code.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Microsoft should make MFC open source

          MFC is still used in several C++ legacy projects (including very large enterprise applications) still active in maintenance mode.

          With MFC open source, the community and Microsoft could submit new code and patches while Microsoft could monitor the quality of the submitted code and support an official branch.

          Would something similar to open-sourcing ASP.NET work fine for MFC?

          Scott Guthrie sums up an interesting approach when he announced the open-sourcing of ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Razor:

          http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/asp-net-mvc-web-api-razor-and-open-source

          “[…] Doing so will enable a more open development model where everyone in the community will be able to engage and provide…

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            under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual Studio search results categories and modal for dark theme

            Search results window is complete mess, it is really hard to tell what is what.
            I propose to add foldable categories based on namespace, class, method and so on. It would be easier with Roslyn now.

            I made comparison with IntelliJ IDEA editor in which this future is really well made.

            Also dialog modal is not well integrated into dark theme, those white inputs are really distracting.

            Thank you for your time

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Don't save performance passes (.psess) in solution file (.sln).

              There are some stuff that gets changed in the solution file if you've done a profiling session (memory or performance, doesn't matter). This is very annoying when using version control.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Manually Trigger Background Task from Emulator

                Make some kind of button, with you can trigger Background Task without debugger connected to Emulator.

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                  0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • support android java code in cross platform project. so we can easy to add admob or facebook sdk for our native activity app

                  support android java code in cross platform project. so we can easily to add admob or facebook sdk for our native activity app.
                  in this moment I must manual copy java code to "ARM\Debug\Package" folder.

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                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a Quick Print Button to a Report Viewer Report

                    Make it easier to add a Quick Print button to a Report Viewer type report where the report can be printed without seeing the Print Preview first.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Azure AD ADAL and Office 365 Api in lightswitch

                      Include Azure AD ADAL/Office 365 APIs

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                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VS2015 Community should have a Minimal C/C++ option

                        VS2015 Community should have a Minimal C/C++ option that just installs the basic IDE, compiler, git/github and nuget for grabbing libraries and includes.

                        I don't want or need the azure framework or all the other stuff.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks so much for your feedback. You’ll be pleased to know that we’re working on creating a much more lightweight installation option, as described here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/04/01/faster-leaner-visual-studio-installer/

                          As part of this work, we’re creating C++ workloads tuned for different needs, with the first one included in VS “15” Preview.

                          Best wishes, Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

                        • Add a one-sided ternary operator to C#

                          Two options to this:

                          First option is removing the "false" evaluation of a ternary operator.
                          Example: [value] = { condition } ? [updated value if true]

                          Second option is adding a "?=" operator which could provide a readable alternative.
                          Example: [value] ?= { condition } : [updated value if true]

                          19 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When CTRL+F/H is pressed and cursor is inside selection search on it only

                            When CTRL+F/H is pressed and cursor is inside selection search on it only, now it doesn't set it to "Selection" automatically

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio should have a Step Into Outermost feature with an intuitive keybinbing. I suggest Shift+F10

                              For example when I have a function like

                              FunctionABC(CRect(0,0,0,0), CString(_T("foo")), MyFunction1(some_parameter), MyFunction2() , MyFunction3() , MyFunction4() , MyFunction5());

                              It may be the situation where I do not want enter the function calls that are parameters of FunctionABC
                              I want to have a key to
                              Step Into Outermost
                              function, which in this case is FunctionABC. In the case there are no inner calls as parameters, it should do the exactly same thing as Step Into.

                              10 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio as a Windows' Native Program and a Mobile Version for Windows Mobile, Android and iOS

                                Why don't you(Microsoft) make the Visual Studio as a Native Windows' Program as the Visual C++ Redistributable packages drivers and Why don't you develop a Visual Studio's Mobile Version for Beginner developers for Windows Mobile, iOS and Android?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove or enable an option to disable "Match end-tag" in the HTML Editor

                                  There has got to be an option to turn off / disable the "Match end-tag" feature found here:

                                  http://webtooling.visualstudio.com/languages/html/#match-end-tag

                                  If there is an unmatched tag on a page and I need to change the start tag, the system finds the next end tag on the page and automatically changes it even if there isn't a corresponding end tag. This means that while I'm actively editing / adding new code to a file, the IDE starts changing other code unrelated to my changes because it thinks things are related even though they're not.

                                  I added a lengthy explanation as angry_code on…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Highlight active document in Solution Explorer with unique colors

                                    Highlight active documents in Solution Explorer with unique colors. It can be confusing which document you are editing if you navigate using the tabs. I have multiple files called "Index.cshtml".

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Schema Compare - Allow to configure schemas to ignore/include.

                                      In the current database I work we have a lot of schemas that I will not use. It will be good if there were a feature that allow us to include/exclude schemas from the comparison. That will help to speed up the comparison and also to focus and the objects I care.

                                      This feature will be appreciated.

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Automatically generate rollback script when generating deployment script

                                        Currently we are using SSDT to automatically generate the script that will be applied in our environments. However if for some reason we need to rollback the changes, we need to manually generate the new delta (rollback script).

                                        It looks like it should be doable to generate the rollback script at the same time the tool is generating the push forward script.

                                        This feature will be really appreciated.

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add modeling projects

                                          Thanks for attention!)

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