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  1. property and event setting block attached to C# type instance

    Instead of having to write in C#

    speechRecognizer = CreateSpeechRecognizer();
    if (speechRecognizer != null)
    {
    speechRecognizer.SomeProperty = someValue;
    speechRecognizer.SomeOtherProperty = someOtherValue;
    speechRecognizer.SpeechRecognized += SpeechRecognized;
    speechRecognizer.SpeechHypothesized += SpeechHypothesized;
    speechRecognizer.SpeechRecognitionRejected += SpeechRecognitionRejected;
    }

    I'd prefer to write:

    speechRecognizer = CreateSpeechRecognizer() {
    SomeProperty = someValue,
    SomeOtherProperty = someOtherValue,
    SpeechRecognized += SpeechRecognized,
    SpeechHypothesized += SpeechHypothesized,
    SpeechRecognitionRejected += SpeechRecognitionRejected
    }

    that is after any Type I'd like to be able to add {...} block with assignments to its properties, like I can do when I create a new type.

    Do note that I also would like this syntax and the existing new Type(...) {...} syntax…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • New projects in Visual Studio 2015

      I installed VS2015 and Windows 10 and read all new notes about changes in VS2015 and I am wondering why VS2015 is only for development for Windows and not for developing Windows Itself?

      Why there is not projects like:

      Windows 10 menu extend project

      Windows 10 toolbar extend project

      Windows 10 Media extend project

      Windows 10 Desktop extend project

      List is infinite.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a ReadOnlyCollection( ICollection<T> collection) constructor

        At the moment ReadOnlyCollection can only wrap Lists. It would be rather useful if it could wrap other generic collections such as HashSets too...

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        • Make Visual Studio a Cross Platform Development Tool

          Visual Studio is the best IDE I have come across. The only thing that I don't love about Visual Studio is it's limitation to only able to run on Windows Platform.

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          • Enable change of emulator image files location

            Using emulators required a lot of space on our hard drives, which is difficult, when using laptop or SSD. Please enable us to change folder where emulator files are stored.

            26 votes
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              0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow screenshots to be copied to the clipboard

              When you take a screenshot of the emulator, your only option is to save it to a file. I open paste screenshots in chat and email, and it's a few extra steps to save to a file, open file, copy.

              10 votes
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                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Disabling breakpoints with middle mouse button

                I'd love to disable/enable breakpoints by middle clicking on them

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable dependencies for code snippets.

                  Allow for code snippets to have dependencies on other code snippets. (similar to what nuget does). For example. Code snippet c has depends on code snippet b which depends on code snippet a. When you install code snippet c all code snippet get installed/used.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create StaticResources instead of DynamicResources (WPF)

                    I would love to have an extra setting in which you could tell Blend to use StaticResources instead of DynamicResources. In WPF projects Blends always uses a DynamicResource in XAML. I would love to use the faster StaticResources as default.

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                      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the "Included changes" list bigger

                      The "Included changes" tree-like list is too short when the number of files grows to seventy or so. While I am aware that one should not let this happen, sometimes there is no other way, and in this scenario the included changes list cover only half of the available space.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide ability to add comments to check-in files

                        Just like it can be done with the reviewed files. In my opinion, it would sometimes help.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • Allow Single-Line Nested Elements when Reformatting XAML

                            When Visual Studio 2015 reformats my XAML (which I do not want to have happen without my permission), the part that bothers me the most is when nested elements are split into multiple lines. For example, I may have something like:
                            <element1><element2><element3><element4/></element3></element2></element1>
                            and it gets reformatted to:
                            <element1>
                            <element2>
                            <element3>
                            <element4/>
                            </element3>
                            </element2>
                            </element1>
                            This changes this section of my code from 1 line to 7 lines. Even things as small as nesting just 1 level can significantly lengthen your code, not to mention make it much uglier. I would like reformatting to have the option of preserving single-line nesting…

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                              1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow new in C# without giving Type

                              see https://zoomicon.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/suggestion-allow-new-in-c-without-giving-type/ for a description of this suggestion

                              Instead of

                              List<CultureInfo> result = new List<CultureInfo>();

                              in C# I’d prefer to be able to write

                              List<CultureInfo> result = new ();

                              inside the () one would be able to pass contructor parameters and also they should be able to use

                              SomeClass v = new (someParam) { someProperty = …, otherProperty = … };

                              syntax, that is be able to initialize properties of the class

                              The idea is to allow syntax like:

                              SomeClass v = new (someParam) { someProperty = …, otherProperty = … };

                              and

                              Type v = new (…){…};

                              which is…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • implement ignore keyword or allow missing catch block in C#

                                Add ignore(...) to use instead of catch(...){...} or allow one to use catch(...) without a following {...} block

                                Please see description at
                                https://zoomicon.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/suggestion-implement-ignore-keyword-or-allow-missing-catch-block-in-c/

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Easier way to program save file or load file command..

                                  Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK Does not work, it conflicts with other commands. Been trying to program a button that can have the option to save or load a file..

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide XAML Color Visualizer within Visual Studio & Blend

                                    Provide a XAML color visualizer when a user hovers the mouse over a XAML color such as #FF15CC42 or SystemControlBackgroundBaseLowBrush etc.

                                    9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Debug + Set as Startup File

                                      If we could have an option to Debug just single python files without having to Right Click on the file and then setting it as start up file and then debugging it. Insteas something like Shift+F5 debugs the current file and not the entire project.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Automate Class Inheritance

                                        It would be cool to simply right click on an existing class in the solution explorer and create a new class that inherits from the existing class rather than first creating a class then adding making it inherit from an existing class

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                                        • Support multiple "Start Debugging" toolbar buttons that launch the app with different command line parameters

                                          When developing a Windows console application (in either C# or C++), my team and I frequently have to test the application with 2 or 3 different sets of command line parameters. It is very annoying to have to go to the properties window and change the command line parameters for debugging (usually it involves copying a long string from somewhere) and then clicking "Start Debugging". It would be much more efficient to associate a particular command line with a button on the taskbar and then have multiple buttons to click. This would rapidly speed up development for us.

                                          Macros would…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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