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  1. Provide a mechanism for clearing results from the Test Explorer window

    Too often I want to run unit-tests inside Visual Studio using the built-in Test Explorer but have old stale results in the windows. This means I have no clear indication of the number of "skipped", "passed", "failed", or "not run" tests until the entire suite is complete. This gives the false illusion that test are hung.

    Test Explorer should provide a way to clear existing results and return all tests back to a state of "not run".

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      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ctrie

      Implement the awesome Ctrie (concurrent hash-trie) data structure in System.Collections.Concurrent. It is a concurrent lock-free version of a A HAMT (hash array mapped trie)
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctrie

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VS15 Preview: Installer is visually too big and cumbersome

        Summary:

        - The bubbles install UI is not very efficient for installing a developer tool. The focus should be on clear communication of what I'm installing and why, and the wasted padding/chrome doesn't help me get there faster.
        - Too much wasted visual space while installing. I want this dialog to be small and tell me progress.
        - The taskbar should show the install progress so I don't have to keep the window up.

        Trying the new VS installer for the preview (VS 0.1.0-1.0.16100101), and my initial feedback is that it's quite large for what it needs to be. The…

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          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Tip for making large codes more understandable in a faster way

          Hi there,
          How are you?

          I know you probably get lots of emails and don't have much time, Then I try to make it short.

          Jumping right on the main point:
          In the past, I had to understand a large code which I hadn't written myself and I didn't have access to the code developer. Totally it had around 20 functions and thousands of code lines. It was a really hard task and took a lot of my time. At that period I thought to myself If there was a fast way to find out how many functions are involved…

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

            Allow to write multiple dots that refer to parent object.

            Let o an object, we want to invoke methods M1 and M2.
            So we must write:

            o.M1();
            o.M2();

            The suggestion is to allow to return to o with a doble dot and so allow to write:

            o.M1()..M2();

            Every added point is referring previous chain object, in example:

            var c=A.B.M1()...C;

            is the property C of A after M1 of A.B is invoked.

            A real life example, in wpf we can write:

            Grid.SetColumn(e,0)..SetRow(e,0)..SetRowSpan(e,0);

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change ugly VS 2015 Update 1 icon

              Change ugly VS 2015 icon or get back the old one and change VS 2013 icon instead

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                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In Visual Basic.Net there should be an NotCreatable Keyword in Class Definition

                Currently i'm writing a lot classes with the following constructor

                Public Class SecurityDefinitions

                ''' <summary>
                ''' Verhindert das Erstellen einer Instanz dieser Klasse.
                ''' </summary>
                Private Sub New()
                End Sub

                Better would be:

                Public NotCreatable Class SecurityDefinitions

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Silverlight as open source

                  As everyone using Silverlight since many years and we are used to it with rich and user friendly controls.

                  Easy to develop the web application.

                  there are many application exist in Silverlight, Instead of not supporting the silverlight, Why don't Microsoft make it open source so that the existing application can survive for more.

                  The SL code is already developed just make it open source, so that the people can with or without customization.

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Restore Geolocation Button to Windows 10 Simulator

                    The simulate geolocation is gone in the Windows 10 simulator included in Visual Studio 2015. We used this to simulator responses in our app to KML data.

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                      0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow await operator in non-async methods

                      I'd like of a simple syntax sugar for semantics purposes:

                      void SyncMethod()
                      {
                      await AsyncMethod();
                      }

                      That would be equivalent to:
                      void SyncMethod()
                      {
                      AsyncMethod().Wait();
                      }

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Align Version Number with "Ticket" Number

                        Now that Visual Studio versions are typically in line with the year of release (e.g. 2013, 2015), Could you please align the version number of Visual Studio with the "ticket" number.

                        It's quite frustrating to see Visual Studio 2015 equate to version 14.0, etc.

                        I know this is a request with little "real" tangible benefits, but having the two in alignment with each other would make things easier to navigate/align.

                        For future versions, it would be ideal to have the numbers align with each other. e.g.

                        VS2016 == 16.0
                        VS2017 == 17.0

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Help me choose the right MIN platform version while creating a new UWP project

                          Let me know how many (%) of devices can I target if I chose a particular MIN platform version. This info should be right infront of me while picking up the right min version and not hidden in some deep links.

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                            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use Alt+Up/Alt+Down to move a selection

                            I've gotten quite used to using Alt+Up and Alt+Down to move lines of code up and down (and wish all text editors had it). I know a multi-line selection works also. On multiple occassions i've naturally tried to do this with a selection (partial line of text) when trying to break down a line of code.

                            Please consider when a partial line of text is selected, that Alt+Up/Alt+Down move just the selection. Additionally, Alt+Left/Alt+Right could move the selected text left and right accordingly.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please implement _Static_assert

                              The _Static_assert built-in, like in gcc or clang.

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • intellisense previous preview to improve speed/usability

                                I notice the intellisense open slowly 2-3 sec with large files, this due probably to the latency needed to retrieve completion from roslyn compilation system.
                                Waiting for general improvements I suggest follow solution that could satisfy a lot of developers in the middle such as a "volatile" dictionary Type to completions that vs should popup immeditaly while the exact intellisense list getting ready.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add TODO support in XAML

                                  I know, this feature has been requested and closed earlier, but could you please reconsider adding TODO: support for XAML files? It would be much appreciated!

                                  Thank you

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                                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • make it possible to send bug reports about visual studio

                                    Hi! It would be great if I would be able to go to https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/LoadSubmitFeedbackForm and post a bug report about visual studio instead of reading "You are not authorized to submit the feedback for this connection." because that bugtracker is public and it is strange that I'm not authorized.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Notify When Git Local Repo is Behind

                                      When my Git local copy is behind the original head, I don't see any notification to see this to be able to pull the latest. I'm comparing this with SourceTree, for example, when it shows the number of commits that your local is behind, over the "pull" button.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change default path when labelling (source control) a solution

                                        When I apply a label to a solution, I want to label the entire solution (all files) rather than just the solution file (.sln file), but that is not the default option.

                                        I label a solution by selecting the solution in the Solution Explorer. Then I click File -> Source Control -> Advanced -> Apply label. Now a dialog appears, allowing me to choose the source control path I want to label. By default, it says something like $/MySolution/MySolution.sln. I would prefer it would just say: $/MySolution

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Filter events offered when an object is selected in form code editor

                                          Normally, when navigating through source and selecting an object, it would be better to only see the handled events in the right-hand combo. A user - configurable button could allow the user to see all events when it is required to add a handler for a new event. Also (already suggested), if only one event handled, jump straight to the handler.

                                          Also, options to filter this RH combo by type e.g. just public methods or just Properties of a class would be useful when we have more than a few of these.

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