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  1. Support syntax if(obj?) insted of if(obj != null)

    The current ? operator should be followed by dot then member
    But if I want to check if the object is null or not I should use normal syntax as:
    if(obj != null)
    {
    // Do something.
    }
    else
    {
    // Do something else.
    }

    or:

    if(obj == null)
    {
    // Do something.
    }
    else
    {
    // Do something else.
    }

    So I suggest to support following syntax insted of it:
    if(obj?) // true if not null
    {
    // Do something.
    }
    else
    {
    // Do something else.
    }

    if(!obj?) // true if null
    {
    // Do something.
    }
    else …

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • nameof for multiple members

      In c# 6
      string name = nameof(Property); // name = "Property"
      string[] names = { nameof(Property1), nameof(Property2), nameof(Property3), nameof(Property4) }; // names = Array of names
      I suggest to support the following syntax:
      string[] names = nameof(Property1, Property2, Property3, Property4); // names = Array of names

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Reformat equations when hit the ALT key to better copy paste

        When I have an equation and i want to change all of the variables on the right side by using ALT and select it does not work good. I would be nice if the IDE reformats the right side when i click ALT. See attached image it makes it clear

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • adding tabbing for including libraries while typing in Visual Studio

          This relation to forum question, https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e892d105-d26c-426d-9edf-9f6b8f0f3a5e/how-to-add-using-to-reference-an-assembly-while-typing-a-known-object-from-a-library?forum=visualstudiogeneral.

          When typing in a know dependency it is required to type ctrl + . to open a mini-dialogue window for options for resolving the error. Currently, doing so would allow for adding the using to the current module if it is missing. I purpose auto complete for such usings given certain conditions would make it obvious to add an using directly while typing something that is not currently referenced.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Color identifiers

            Please colorize identifiers so that they are easier to recognize their purpose at a glance. For example, ReSharper colorizes types, methods, fields/properties, and events all differently. Visual Studio out of the box only colorizes keywords and class declarations.

            Roslyn knows all this information about the code- now let the user benefit from it!

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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Distributed compilation

              Able to distrubute compilation to more computers. Master computer will make pre-procesing and all others will just make raw C++ compilation. The best would be if the client computers will not require full Visual studio licence.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support debugging with EdgeJS

                It would be nice if i could debug my JS code that is running in a .net process using EdgeJS. Currently the node insepector seems to be the only option to do that.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • enable single sign on with windows account onto Visual Studio Online and Azure

                  It would be very user-friendly if one could pick their Microsoft account identity that is being used for the Windows user session. Why logging in onto your desktop and secondly entering your credentials within Visual Studio? This should be perfect single-sign on federation scenario.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • User changeable color scheme based on project

                    I often run several instances of Visual Studio at once so I can debug multiple programs that "talk" to each other. It sometimes gets confusing as to which instance, editor, debugger, etc. I'm looking at.

                    I would be helpful to set the color scheme of the IDE based on the project (not a universal setting), so each project that I'm dealing with has a distinct look.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow for formal #TAGGING of comments, create a tool that harverst all the #TAGS, summarize and index them, make it easy to jump to the code

                      #TAGS are everywhere nowadays. It would be great to have native VS support for #TAGS, which sumarizes and indexes all the #TAGS in comments. This allows us to do things like #CODE_REVIEW or #REQUIRES_UNIT_TEST or #RISKYCODE. The summary index should allow is to quickly jump to all the methods that need a code review etc. Awesome powerfull feature, quickly implementable!Remeber me in your credits :)

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                        1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show binding properties list ordered by Name

                        When binding a control to a property, the properties list show unordered. When you have many properties lost many time finding that you need.
                        Please show an ordered list. (Look at picture)

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Save recent searches in find tool window for project

                          Please add the ability to save searches in the find tool window for the project or solution. There are several regular expressions or names which I use and I always have to keep it in a separate text file to copy and past it. Best would be to have an additional window to manage those saved search strings and have a description for each. then in the find window it should use completion list to easily find saved search queries.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • v140_xp

                            Please add Command Prompt for x64 and x86 Windows XP toolset!
                            Now studio contains "VS2015 x64 Native Tools Command Prompt" and "VS2015 x86 Native Tools Command Prompt", both are built for v140 toolset. We are needing a copy of them for v140_xp toolset.

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow multi-dot operators to references outer With members in embeded With...End With blocks to simplify referencings outer members

                              Allow multi-dot operators to references outer With members in embeded With...End With blocks to simplify referencings outer members. Somethimes we are working with setting up a control, but then have to set several options in one of its members, but must make references to the outer member. If we allowed an extra dot to reference an outer member, we could use this to reference out to however many levels required. I had added this to a language I had developed, to include a "This" operator to reference the object of the current With block, and it was very well received…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remember variable values at breakpoint

                                Sometimes I would like to know what was the minimal and maximal value of some variable in a loop.
                                It would be nice if I could set a special breakpoint on the line that interests me and compute those values (min/max).

                                Another example is count the number of times that a variable is greater than some threshold.

                                I'd like to see those values at the end of the loop.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VS2015 lack support ssh protocol

                                  should add support protocol for ssh

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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable executing Powershell on Azure Web Apps

                                    While working on continuous deployment scenarios performing azure tasks on a Web App is quite cumbersome.

                                    For example, simply copying files from a storage account to the web app takes too long from VSO. It requires met to add those files to my zource tree. If the files could be copied from the storage directly to the Web App, this would speed things up considerably.

                                    I believe there are many more scenarios that would benefit from this feature.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Check for nulls on a cascade of objects

                                      Imagine this classes:

                                      class A
                                      {
                                      int myInt;
                                      }
                                      class B
                                      {
                                      A myA;
                                      }
                                      class C
                                      {
                                      B myB;
                                      }

                                      class D
                                      {
                                      C myC;
                                      }

                                      If I have an object of type D and want to access myInt inside A on a secure way, I would have to do:

                                      if (myD.myC != null && myD.myC.myB != null && myD.myC.myB.myA != null)
                                      {
                                      Now i can use myD.myC.myB.myA.myInt securely!!
                                      }

                                      Why not just do this check:

                                      if (myD.myC.myB.myA != null)
                                      {

                                      }

                                      This should not crash if myD, myC, myB are null, simply because myA can only not be…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Option to always start Visual Studio as Administrator

                                        Please add an Option to Visual Studio that it always starts with administrator rights. I have tried several solutions:

                                        - Application Compatibility Toolkit for Windows 10 doesn't work.
                                        - VS Commands extension works, but Visual Studio needs to start two times. First without admin rights and then restart by extension with rights. (Very slow workaround)
                                        - Disable UAC is no solution.
                                        - Right click and start as administrator is very annoying and not always keep it in mind.
                                        - Try to Debug an Application that needs administrative rights and so visual studio prompts to restart IDE with admin rights is…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix Drag and Drop Data Binding

                                          If you implement the Drag and Drop feature on a GridView or ListView bound to a collection of controls. When sorting them, they sometimes swap bindings and take on the bindings of the object which was previously in the new position. Primarily the dependency properties. Aka, if item one was bound to a string, firstName="Hank", and you drag and drop it, it would sometimes inherit the bindings of the previous object (firstName="John")

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