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  1. Fix inconsistency: c# or VB use different UI to display EXACTLY the same information

    WHY

    a c# and vb project properties use a different UI to display exactly the same properties ?

    example:
    vb => [window]properties/[tab]compiler/[button]advanced compilation options/define debug
    c# => [window]properties/[tab]generate/define debug
    vb =>[window]properties/[tab]references
    c# => solution explorer

    same goes for different kind of project (console vs web for exemple)

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • An explanatory animation of the object next event in the Properties window (GIF) is added to very good.

      Özellikler penceresindeki nesne olaylarının yanına açıklayıcı olarak animasyon (GIF) eklenirse çok iyi olur.

      English translate
      An explanatory animation of the object next event in the Properties window (GIF) is added to very good.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Happiness comes from satisfaction

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            0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Type Constaints for IConvertable

            Generics Type, IConvertable, cast, to be able to constrain template type to the different casting supports
            instead of just IConvertible.
            Which is very generic still when one is looking at type specific casting.
            It is very convenient to be able to cast enum to integers and I am sure their are many other cases.
            But when implement generics one is not able to constrain the template type to a specific casting operation.

            For enum I would like to ensure ensure the Enum type supports Integer type casting, Instead of
            IConvertible.

            This may require a lot more overhead, in which IConvertible…

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enums and Array literal key improvements - For building maps.

              Enums and Array literal key improvements - For building maps.

              Once support for const Field Size and MaxValue are implemented, it would be great to be able to initialize and EnumMap with the following syntax. Where the size of the EnumMap is implicitly defined from MaxValue.

              enum SetA
              { A,B,C }

              EnumMap<SetA, String> VariableName = { SetA.A = value, SetA.B = value, SetA.C = value }

              using array literal initialization,

              It would be great that this form or array initialization could be done with key value pairs,
              as it would ensure that the correct values are associated with the correct…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enum Enhancements, const Field Size and MaxValue generated at compiler time

                Enum Enhancements, const Field Size and MaxValue

                constant variable Field called ‘Size’ to be exposed, which is the number of elements in the enum, that the compiler setup at compile time. This method is much faster than the horrible System.Enum.GetNames(typeof(EnumType)).Length;

                constant variable Field called ‘MaxValue’ to be exposed, which is the highest value used in the enum, that the compiler setup at compile time. This would allow for maps from enums to Arrays to be created

                Both variables must be of compile time const, which can then be used to initialize static arrays,
                which can be optimally memmap when the…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • macro - static literal - Tabular Template Generation at compile time.

                  static literal tabular template generation at compile time.

                  Yes this is coming from a C/C++ background, but the lack of the ability to represent information in a tabular format and then generate all the different relationship between columns that are wanted, such dictionaries and maps, list.
                  With tabular format the information is presented in a single place and all the row/column relationship between information can be clearly seen. As the information is not broken across multiple redefinition of values to create all the different relationships wanted.

                  This reduce a lot of boilerplate code that is both tedious and and prone…

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • can you do 3D as well

                    i like it so fare nice job also think about doing 3D work

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow enums as an indexer for arrays

                      This was asked for previously by someone:

                      A great feature in Delphi was the ability to set up an array where the index/bounds was governed by an Enumerated Type.

                      This allows you to reduce the number of switch statements in many cases:

                      instead of this:

                      switch (value)
                      {
                      case 'a': { ... }
                      case 'b': { ... }
                      }

                      With enum-based arrays, you can do stuff like this:

                      enum Status
                      {
                      Active,
                      Accepted,
                      Rejected
                      }

                      string[] statusStrings = new string[Status] { "This is Active right now", "This was accepted", "This was rejected" };

                      then:

                      var myStatus = statusStrings[Status.Active];
                      // myStatus…

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                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Adanced file search for Solution Explorer Search

                        It would be very nice if I could make a search in Solution Explorer like this one : "MyFolderA/Items/abcd/AClass.cs" . Right now we can only search for "AClass.cs" or "Items" etc. Since Solution Explorer displays the solution tree (and most of them are real files related) than, I'm searching the files or folders: With this ability of searching with both directories and file names Solution Explorer will be very usefull.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enums, EnsureUseOfSet - Anotation/Guards/Compiler: Directive that validates the use of literal defined sets at compile time

                          When refactoring, literal set such as enums are changed, which are used throughout the code based. Items can be removed or add in which one would then have to search through the code base using a regular expression to find all uses of that set in the code base. One would then have to go, inspect each use result and adapt the code base accordingly to add additional use case or remove a use case.

                          Having a compiler directive declare a block scope in which the compiler ensure that all use case have been used, would improve productivity and the…

                          2 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • If you stop a test case half way through running, becuase your debugging, show it within it's own column within Test Explorer

                            When in the process of writing or fixing a test, I constantly stop the test half way through. Which in turn causes the test just show up within the not run column. I then move off the test to fix an issue and then have to file navigate back to the test in order to run it again. Having it under a header of active development would allow me to isolate the tests I'm working on so I don't have always find the test within a large list or navigate back to the file only to right click and kick…

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow user to tie a test case to start up when pressing the start button

                              Just like Set as Startup page in Asp.net. Allow the user to Set Test Case as Startup. This will allow a tester to follow the same usage pattern as when they are developing the application. As I find myself constantly clicking the play button and launching the application and not the test case I'm working on. As the flow is different.

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • provide annotate with all merges collapsed/not visible

                                The annotate function is very useful, but it would be much better if you could see only commits that were not merges, so that we could go straight to the place where the person first thinking about that logic created it.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • If file is read only when compiling and the user hits cancel, stop compiling.

                                  User scenario: User edits a file and starts to run. But the file has not been checked out yet and the "Save of Read-Only File" message box pops up. User clicks cancel so they can grab the full path and check the file out within Source Depot.

                                  Issue: User hits cancel so they don't forget to check out the file. But the compile continues to run the old code. Which is not helpful to the user at all. Cancel should mean cancel the compile. Just like when a user is restarting their computer and a file has not been saved.…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve WebDeploy so that one can mark files as "do not publish" (like back in Expression web etc.)

                                    Back with Frontpage and even Expression Web you could mark files "do not publish".

                                    With WebDeploy, you can't do that.

                                    This means that when you have a file (like connectionstrings.config in nopcommerce) that has strings for the local app, it gets published and overwrites the one on the web server! making it no longer work.

                                    Improve WebDeploy so that one can mark files as "do not publish" (like back in Expression web etc.)

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • to add support for workitem management in TEE CLC.

                                      It'd be great if I could use tf workitem on Linux/Mac, just as I could do tfpt workitem if I only used Windows/VS.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the Watch Type column wider by default

                                        Watch window's Type column (the 3rd, last one) is always, always too narrow. This has been an issue since at least the first VS.Net. The problem is that it is never a quick task to see what a variable's actual type is. First, the column is simply too narrow to display any meaningful type name. Second, it displays the declared type before the implemented type, so I'm constantly having to move down to hover over to see what things are...or I rearrange my Watch window, but those sizes reset after every...single...sesson.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make it easier to navigate to paths from the output window

                                          you should be able to click on a path in the output window and it should open it in file explorer

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