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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • conditional code block execution (shorthand if/else statement)

      Currently, you can assign values using ternary expressions (var i = true ? "This" : "That";).

      I think it would be cool to have a ternary expression for code blocks, so you can execute a grouping of statements based on a conditional check. It's basically a simplified if/else statement. It would only serve to clean up/shorten code by removing the traditional if/else words. The gain is minimal, but it is cleaner in my opinion.

      if (true)
      {
      //blah
      }
      else
      {
      //blah
      }

      would become:

      true
      ? {
      //blah
      }
      : {
      //blah
      }

      The above would not work for…

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I want Windows Forms Designer for F# (F Sharp) - Windows Forms is NOT deprecated, you was wrong in 2011.

        I posted this idea in 2011 and the answer as:

        "WinForms is deprecated, so there are no plans to create a designer for F#."
        Now is 2015, and as you can see you was wrong, Windows Forms is alive and well.

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          1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update the DNX frameworks from VS IDE

            Upgrade the DNX from the IDE by just right click and selecting an option that may be called "Update to latest version".

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add VS Emulator as debug target to Website and Web Application projects

              I was disappointed to see that VS Emulator for Android is only configured to show up as debug target in VS2015 for mobile app projects.

              Google has started ranking web sites on their mobile-friendliness this year. This means that those of us who design public web sites using Visual Studio website or web app project type have to test those on mobile devices. I am able to launch a website on Windows Phone, but that opens IE and things don't look the same as in Android's default browser.

              I simply want to open a legacy website project, hit F5, have…

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                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • copy fully qualified names of entities (classes, members)

                In Eclipse I always liked that I could right click an entity (class, member, etc), either in the editor or in any other view that represented that entity (like the class outline) and copy its fully qualified name to the clipboard (menu item "copy fully qualified name").

                This does not seem to be available in Visual Studio. However, it is terribly useful. I find myself stitching the fully qualified name by hand at least once a day

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                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Preserve cursor position from diff view

                  Consider this scenario using fugitive (a git plugin for Vim):

                  I have just come back to some outstanding changes and don't remember exactly what I was last working on. I open a file, run :Gdiff to open a diff view and restore my memory of what I was doing. I move the cursor to a change and exit the diff view (:q). I am now back in the normal editor with my cursor in the same place I left it from the diff view.

                  If I try the same thing in VS, exiting the diff view resets my cursor to…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • provide a way to limit the TFS server folder view to show only the folders mapped in the workspace definition

                    It would be nice to have a server folder view that only shows the folders and files that are currently mapped in the active workspace.
                    On some projects this would be helpful to prevent scrolling through deep folder structures and limit what I see to what i'm interested in or working on

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add support for the classic 6x13 "xterm" font. Available as a .FON file now.

                      add support for the classic 6x13 "xterm" font. Available as a .FON file now and usable in other Windows apps such as Notepad++, eclipse, etc. http://www.*****.co/topics/67/viewpoints/36/~what-are-the-best-programming-fonts~6x13-fixed , http://www.hassings.dk/lars/fonts.html

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Implement full support for JSX

                        Provide full text editor support (including intellisense) for JSX and React

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a constructor to Dictionary that takes a enumerable of KeyValuePair

                          I'd like a constructor on System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<TKey, TValue> that takes IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<TKey, TValue>> to create a populated dictionary.

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

                            3 votes
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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

                              3 votes
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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!

                                    6 votes
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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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