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  1. Namespaces inside a class

    Namespaces inside a class like this:

    public class C1
    {
    public bool B;

    namespace N1
    {
    public bool B;
    void DoIt()
    {
    //code...
    }
    }
    }

    That allows to do this:

    C1.B = false; // It's like just "public bool B"
    C1.N1.B = false; // It's like "public bool N1_B"
    C1.N1.DoIt(); // And it's like "void N1_DoIt()"

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A new "Resolve" option for missing "using" with equating

      Add a new "Resolve" option for missing "using" like "using Color = System.Drawing.Color;"

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automatically or Programmatically Set Debugger Breakpoints

        When I get on a large brownfield brownfield multi tier project, it takes a long time just to go through the code just to set debugger breakpoints. Can I get a menu what would set break point on each method of the selected class or file? Or could we have some way to tell VS that we want to set a break point at every entry point for a service or data access layer? Or maybe if VS keeps stats, we could tell it to set break point just before something keeps failing so we can step into it to…

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • XAML designer readonly option

          The XAML designer should have a toggle that prevents auto inserting properties into the XAML code. I would still like to be able to jump to the selected control when clicking on it in the designer.

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            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hint in menus, options dialog etc when an item/tab comes from an extension

            With many extensions installed it's difficult to know/remember exactly which menu items, options dialog tabs etc comes from which extension.

            This is *especially* hard when you have multiple extensions for similar tasks (e.g. bundling, refactoring...). Or when you have an extension with similar task as a built in feature (e.g. search, unit tests...).

            I'd like to see some form of hint in the IDE:

            1. when a menu item is from an extension, and
            2. what extension it is.

            Maybe something like the attached image, with a special icon in menus (and other relevant places). When hovering and/or clicking and/or…

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              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Help Viewer in visual studio 2017RC

              I couldn't find help viewer in visual studio 2017rc which could be found by going to the Help menu in Visual Studio 2015, selecting Set Help Preference, and then selecting Launch in Help Viewer. Is there any future plan to make it possible in visual studio 2017RTM

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Filter source from test (unit test) projects when searching code

                When using the code search (ctrl+,) or the go to implementation (ctrl-F12), visual studio should avoid displaying Unit Test projects (if user want to)
                This allow a more accurate search and a quicker access to interface implementations

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • review the randomiser engine for VBA an c#

                  In the past three years, I have been working on a document on "Uniform Distribution of Sequences". The document conducts 5 tests on classical irrational numbers such as pi, e, surds, Fibonacci, factorial, MS and Python engines. There are some serious issues with the MS randomizer engines under c# and VBA. I would like to post a copy of the document to the relevant person in MS for review

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Open Work Items using _target

                      When opening work items in a web browser (I.E. the only way to open a work item now), if you can make use of _target to ensure only one window/tab is open per work item, it can be helpful for those of us who manage dozens of work items a day and may accidentally "open" the same work item 2-5 times. On subsequent attempts to open a Work Item, the existing open tab should be re-used, IMO. That *may* be accomplished using something like _target={workitemID/GUID}, perhaps.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • AKAK20001

                        Patrick Naly

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                          5 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • highlight current line in editor as you mouse over the breakpoint margin

                          As you mouse over the left-side breakpoint margin in the editor, highlight the current line to make it easier to see which line the breakpoint will be added to when you click.

                          Would be a nice visual cue.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring the VS Code keyboard shortcuts to VS

                              VS Code has an updated and modern keyboard shortcut scheme similar to Atom and other editors. VS hasn't has a scheme update in over a decade.

                              Specifically bring Ctrl+/ to comment/uncomment lines.

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                              • Bring the VS Code color schemes and keyboard shortcuts to VS

                                Bring VS Code color schemes to Visual Studio like Tomorrow Night and Base 16. (I know you can find them online...)

                                3 votes
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                                • Bring back checkboxes for 'continue when unhandled in user code'

                                  In the Exception Settings window, even if I clear all of the checkboxes, VS still breaks on all exceptions (so it seems). The right-click menu option that replaces these checkboxes is both hard to find and cumbersome to use.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • No need to leave visual studio when opening a workitem in VS 2017

                                    No need to leave visual studio when opening a workitem in VS 2017, it should just open in VS just like in VS2015

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                                      1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a tool to find "divergence points"

                                        Add a tool that allows one to hit a breakpoint and modify a value, and then run the modified value in parallel with the original value until the two runs are no longer executing the same code, at which point a breakpoint is triggered on that location.

                                        This would make it trivial to debug a lot of situations where seemingly equivalent data is not producing equivalent output.

                                        I'd call it the "Split" or "Clone" tool.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Extend operator overloading

                                          I suggest making unary and binary operators overloadable using extensions.

                                          Example:

                                          static class Extensions
                                          {
                                          IVector operator + (this IVector left, IVector right);
                                          IVector operator * (this IVector left, IVector right);
                                          }

                                          It will make possible to write
                                          a + b * c
                                          instead of
                                          a.Add(b.Multiply(c));

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