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  1. Implement VB.Net Interactive in Visual Studio

    Please implement a VB.Net Interactive Window in Visual Studio

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Filter Intellisense on a class basis. Too often I'm trying to use a (in my case, Winforms) class . But Intellisense gives me everything that

      Filter Intellisense on a class basis. Too often I'm trying to use a (in my case, Winforms) class, such as the Calendar control. Say I'm trying to get the currently selected date from it. Maybe it's "SelectedDate". Maybe it's "CurDate". Maybe it's just "Value". If I had a list of all the methods for just that class, I could probably quickly find a couple of likely candidates. But Intellisense gives me ***everything*** that the class derives from (e.g. the Control class). But all I want is just the list of methods / properties / etc for just the Calendar class.…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • javascript in html

        javascript in html annotation button use <!-- -->. should be use //

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow the Dim keyword to be optional.

          For example, instead of:

          Dim a As Integer
          Dim b As Double
          Dim c As CustomType

          allow this syntax:

          a As Integer
          b As Double
          c As CustomType

          VB code would be cleaner and less verbose. (Possibly the compiler/parser could use the As keyword to recognise that a variable is being declared?).

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide the option to disable Git publish in visual studio status bar.

            After the latest update (2) there is a new Publish button in the bottom right of the IDE. Doesn't state what it does, and even though TFVC is used it still creates a GIT repository on right click. Please provide an option to disable that button and please don't make my source control choices for me.

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              5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • C# local (nested) methods: They work great in Pascal, and are sorely missed in C#.

              The ability to nest methods within other methods was a terrific feature in Pascal, and I really hate that they are not part of C#. They are a perfect way to isolate small bits of code that perform a single function without cluttering up the entire class. There does not seem to be any downside that I can see.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide function to create a stackwalk on exception in C++ programs

                On an unhandled exception in a C++ program is very difficult to locate the place where the problem has occurred. Even if the exception is catched is not easy to create a stackwalk to detect the problem. Now, the best option is to create a minidump and use WinDebug, but this is not always possible if symbols are not available in that moment.

                For old Borland C++ compilers, it was possible to include the debugging information into the executable/dll and using 3th party libraries such as ExceptionMagic create a stackwalk to locate faster the source of the problem.

                I think…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Toggle just-my-code for selections made either in solution explorer or highlighted in the text editor.

                  In my normal development cycle I generally like to run/debug with just-my-code switched on, so as to avoid lots of false positives.
                  When I'm trying to nail a hard bug, though, I think it would be useful to be able to highlight a section of code in the text editor, or a selection of files in solution explorer and disable (or toggle) just-my-code for just that selection, as it's often the case that I have a good idea which area of code is at fault.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a way to compare with previous version of C# method

                    Here you can see commits for this particular C# method, but you cannot compare them, which possible only in View History. Would be helpful, if you add context menu and Ctrl selection here.

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

                      Support C++ code metrics

                      When I do `Analyze` -> `Calculate Code Metrics` on a c++ project I get `The project target file '***.lib' contains no managed code.

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add std::optional since it has been voted into the standard

                          Why do I need to use boost just to get optional, when it has been voted into the standard?

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add C++ text editor option for pointer and reference spacing

                            In Tools->Options->Text Editor->C/C++->Formatting->Spacing, there are lots of options for various elements but peculiarly there isn't one for pointer and reference spacing, e.g.

                            T* t;
                            T *t;
                            T * t;

                            'Create declaration /definition' refactoring option always inserts probably least used form of T * t which I always need to fix-up.

                            24 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Edit and continue should work for handled Exceptions too

                              Hi!

                              Visual Studio provides great debugging experience for exceptions not handled by user code. You're stopped at the call where exception occurred and can fix the code, set next statement to the fixed code and all just works (does not if you've disabled auto stack unwind but that's not our case).

                              However, if the exception is handled somewhere down the stack (e.g. with exception handler for logging and rethrow) the debugging becomes much more trickier. You can break on handled exception (if set in Exceptions window) but cannot unwind the stack and cannot fix the code.

                              My proposal is: to…

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Debug taskrunner in Visual Studio

                                Add debug experience for taskrunner code (gulpfile.js)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Express Linux build support as a platform

                                  The new Linux build support is awesome, except it would be much better if it were expressed as a platform than a project type.
                                  If it were a platform, then you would be able to switch between windows and linux within the same solution, which is particularly useful because differences between MSVC and GCC/Clang require that you constantly switch between each compiler to prove that your code builds on all platforms.
                                  Currently, this requires that you have multiple separate .sln's, which is inconvenient.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Save solution file with "Save as type".

                                      I am using Visual Studio 2015 while everyone else on my team is still using Visual Studio 2013 for reasons that adhere to company policies. Eventually everyone will be on VS 2015. It would be nice if I can create or open solutions and save as type VS 2013. That way, when I check in my solution into source control, my developers can open the solution with their VS 2013.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make update notifications less intrusive

                                        Update notifications are a nuisance currently because almost all of those little updates are irrelevant to any given developer. I'd say 95% of updates are irrelevant to me.

                                        Please find a way to make this feature a little less annoying. Basically, the only thing I care about is the quarterly updates. I want a flashy notification for that.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • intellisense in cross-platform (android...)

                                          Develop intellisense (help in writing code) for cross-platform (Java, Android, ..) in C# coding.

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