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  1. Redesign the resx format: sort in alphabetical order, make resource item one liner, remove comments

    ResX was introduced together with .NET Framework 1.1 in 2003 and except for minor details hasn't really changed from this time.

    Although it allows for storing localized text in .NET assemblies there are many issues making ResX challenging for every day use:

    * doesn't play well with distributed version controls like Git or Mercurial when merging

    * it's far from being a human-readable medium mostly due to 107-line header (sic!) - this is especially painful during code review

    * every new resource element is added always at the end of the file which leads to many conflicts

    * top it…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Intellisense For Delegate Arguments

      Say you have a delegate

      public delegate void LogFn(string message, params object[] format);

      And you want to pass this as a parameter to a function:

      public void DoSomething(LogFn logger);

      Visual studio intellisense displays the same information you would display for a string, or an int... the type name. But for a delegate of this nature i would really like to see the method signature. Frequently i will be defining a Func<> or Action<> to represent the delegate so i need to know the type, number and order of the arguments.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • To let "Live unit tests" available for the community version

          Hi there,

          Why the "Live unit tests" should NOT be available for the Community version?
          There are already few 3rd parties live test tools out there...As MS developer I would like to keep using MS tools cause you are doing very well guys. Please Add it for the COMMUNITY!! Thanks

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Can you embed Google Translate into ied? Help to understand the language translation

            Look at the source code, the definition of some variable name is really difficult to understand.For the English poor people. To constantly copy and paste to translate the code in the variable name. Can not be translated or translated into Google The form is embedded ied to facilitate the rapid translation of the code and shortens the interpretation time.

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • remember text entered in Add Reference search box when switching between reference sources

              I don't want the search box to get cleared when navigating to another source type (i.e. Assemblies/Projects/Shared Projects/Com/Browse).

              E.g. when I add a new reference, I start typing the name of the assembly I'm looking for. However, if the wrong source type is selected, I have to navigate to the correct one (which is acceptable), but then I have to retype the name because the search box got cleared.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for TLS 1.3

                Chrome 56 supports TLS 1.3.
                Cloudflare supports TLS 1.3 (https://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-tls-1-3/)

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • IsNullOrEmpty List

                  provide IsNullOrEmpty method for the generic list, as you provided for string type, it could be very simple like this

                  public static bool IsNullOrEmpty<T>(this List<T> list) =>
                  list == null || list.Count == 0;

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • in visual studio instaler...how i can activate "modify botton?

                      i cant install c# cus the modofy button is turned off.
                      i have no idea what can i do!!!!

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • TFS menu option to delete local content

                        I would like a menu option in Source Control Explorer to "Delete Local Content" for branches that I've pulled down.

                        As it is now I have to Get Specific on Changeset 1 to get the branch off my local without confusing TFS.

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                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the #include file not found dialog more usable.

                          Separate 'Current source file path' & 'Build system path' by whitespace for readability. Replace the ';' characters with newlines to provide readable paths instead a huge run-on string.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • To invest the development costs of visual studio to jetbrains

                            To invest the development costs of visual studio to jetbrains

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve readibility of domain class' properties

                              Small thing here.

                              Imagine you have dozens of these:
                              https://snag.gy/gFuUhO.jpg

                              Property names + attribute names + element references

                              Crowded into one wall of code (inside Domain Class)

                              It would be nice to make somewhat easier to distinguish one Property's attribute and refrences among other.

                              Simply spacing gets thing done, but I would like more formal and nicer solution

                              Thanks for reading this

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                                • Seperate and selectable VS Download content folder

                                  Able to choose where VS Installer store download files and packages needed incase the Operation drive is full or don't have enough free space.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • During the Visual Studio installation

                                    There needs to be an 'overall progress' indicator when you're downloading 20+ GB of installation files. It would be nice to know how much longer you have to wait for the files to finish downloading and installing.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Go to (former Navigate To) - better results sorting (by relevance or % match)

                                      The new (VS2017) Go to upgrade on former Navigate to feature is great. You are getting close to the R# Ctrl+T + it's variants.

                                      The biggest pain remaining is the order of results. It seems (at least for the files) that the result are sorted alphabetically. There should be some better sorting algorithm, ie. by % match.

                                      For "f impo book" there current results are:
                                      - 2091231827309182_ImportedBook.cs (EF migration)
                                      - 2212380293023092_ImportedBook.cs (EF migration)
                                      - Imports/Book.cs
                                      - ImportedBook.cs
                                      ...

                                      See attached scrrenshot.

                                      But the results should definetely start with items like
                                      ImportedBook.cs
                                      ...

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visual Studio For Linux OS

                                        Release Visual Studio IDE for Linux OS

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                                          77 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add bracket completion and highlighting for C++ templates

                                          When writing templates in C++ it can be quite messy at times to match all the left angle brackets( < ) with the right angle brackets( > ).

                                          I'll paste here a couple of examples:

                                          template <typename Component>
                                          static constexpr auto indexOf()
                                          {
                                          return Index<Cache<std::decay_t<Component>, N>, decltype( components_ )>::value;
                                          }

                                          template <typename U = SocketType, typename = std::enable_if_t<e_std::is_same_v<U, SslSocket>>>
                                          BasicClient(....

                                          When you write code like this, highlighting and/or completion for brackets like the one already available for parenthesis and curly braces would be a really good help

                                          Thanks!

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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