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  1. Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10

    Microsoft support the VB6 programming language on Windows 10.
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

    This means that VB6 is supported until 2025. But Microsoft exclude the VB6 IDE from this support.

    The VB6 IDE does install and run on Windows 10, so there is no reason it should not be supported.

    Instructions for installing the VB6 programming IDE are here:
    http://nuke.vbcorner.net/Articles/VB60/VisualStudio6Installer/tabid/93/language/en-US/Default.aspx
    http://www.fortypoundhead.com/showcontent.asp?artid=23993

    With Microsoft's' continued support of VB6 for at least another 10 years it should be fully supported by including the VB6 IDE.

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      26 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add these features to Blend.

      Kindly add support for Corel Draw, there is no mesh-fill tool, not able to apply more then one FX, when I apply FX the default status of graphics is lost. XAML has very limited features so I am not able to handle my custom creations, 3Dmax import is not good. Kindly add tools like Corel.

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        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • зделать програмку чтоб Тесла

        при возникновение нестандартных ситуаций на дороге не сама думала что делать а по skype звонила и мы ей говорили и управление могло переходить на ручное с планшета или телефона

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          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The thrown exception dialog popup should include text from std::exception::what(), if available

          Many developers fill out a 'what' message for the exceptions that they write, explaining the cause of the exception, for example via the runtime_error constructors. These messages are available in the debugger, but you have to dig through a watch window to get them. They should be presented automatically in the popup dialog which is presented when an uncaught exception is thrown. This is even more valuable for developers unfamiliar with the code they are debugging, who don't know if they should check for what(). For everyone else, it automates a repetitive task.

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

            create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

            validates
            screens
            fields
            relationship
            and others

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              10 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automatically call "npm install" when an updated copy of package.json is downloaded from source control

              If I add a dependency or devDependency to package.json, then it will automatically run "npm install" once I save it, so I'll have those new dependencies installed locally. However, when I check package.json in to source control, and the rest of my team gets the latest updates, "npm install" isn't called, unless they manually do something to trigger it. This means that they won't have all of the dependencies installed on their local machines, and things will break. Currently we're having to rely on each team member sending a group email to let everyone else know that they need to…

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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to immediately set a new project as the startup project

                Currently when you add a new project to a solution, you have to add the project and then right click on it to set it as the startup project. This flow could be improved by having a checkbox within the 'Add Project' FileDialog that toggles whether the project that's about to be added should be set as the startup.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Unity .shader (ShaderLab) IntelliSense

                  Need intellisense for ShaderLab. Currently not available and working anywhere.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow proper versioning with SQL Server Database Projects

                    There needs to be a new type of Database Project - something like "versioned database".

                    What I want is for the project to create a "Updates" directory when the project is created. Whenever I make changes, the "Publish" button should not appear; just the "Generate script" button. When a script of those changes is generated, the user can name it and the SQL script is then saved into a new file in the "Updates" directory. There would then be an option to "Publish updates". An "Updates" table would also be created in the database, and only updates that haven't been…

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a tool tip to assembly reference to see its path

                      I often want to see assembly reference's path. To do this requires to go to the reference properties, find there Path field, and scroll it as it never fits the small property window.

                      Think that a tool tip can greatly ease this flow.
                      Also it would be nice to see the path for missing assemblies as well. E.g. where a project expects them to be.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make native CString or char* or wchar* string editable with the "Text visulizer" by default.

                        Make native CString or char* or wchar* string editable with the "Text visulizer" by default.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable rebuild on single file in .Net (C#) project just like in Native C++

                          Enable rebuild on single file in a .Net project (C#). Should be able both just "compile" the file and also to incrementally "link" into existing IL-code.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve the experience when debugging store/COM objects with VC++ to bring it into line with doing the same thing with C# .Net.

                              With the Windows store interfaces being COM, the experience you have debugging a C++ store application is considerably less useful (it's largely useless in fact) than it is with C#.
                              For example, if you examine a Windows.Storage.StorageFolder variable when debugging a C# app, you can see the names and values of the properties. Doing the equivalent in C++ just shows you Platform::Object and its __vfptr and the interface methods - hardly what you'd hope for.
                              This makes development using what should be the best choice language for store applications a pain.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Introduce private classes on namespace level

                                When creating components, I often have one main class that shall be used to instanciate an implementation of an interface, and several others providing the implementation of the (sub-)interfaces of the component.
                                These classes I currently set to 'internal' accessibility.
                                Unfortunately, they can then be seen by all other classes in the same assembly where I would like to keep them private to the components implementation.
                                For this, a workaround is to have them nested in classes, but this messes up the project structure.

                                Instead I would like to have a 'private' keyword also for non-nested classes, which would limit…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Reverse the order of EF Get-Migrations list

                                  It would be nice if EF Get-Migrations list order is reversed, older on top and newer at the bottom. During app & DB development the probably most common scenario is to:
                                  1) create the migration
                                  2) test it, revert
                                  3) apply again

                                  But the lastest migrations are showing at the top of the list. So if you just want to go back to the last migration, you need to scroll the console up to find out, what the name was.

                                  It would be much easier, if the newest migrations show at the bottom. In most cases you could get the…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add newsletter feature on this site with option that who would like to have news in his email about what , like new version release of C#

                                    Add newsletter feature on this site with option that who would like to have news in his email about what , like new version release of C#

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • GaaS gide render host service

                                      I hope to Add Nivida GaaS for stream GIDE rendering
                                      like Amazon GaaS host server for games stream on real time rendering

                                      link
                                      http://www.nvidia.com/object/cloud-gaming.html

                                      link
                                      https://developer.nvidia.com/grid-app-game-streaming

                                      link for GaaS server setup
                                      https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/build-3d-streaming-applications-with-ec2s-new-g2-instance-type/

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • make an android visual studio like the windows

                                        It will help alot tablet easier for coder than pc , and soon will be portabe devise more important than pc ,,please make visual studio for android to be able done my work from tablet

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow XML comments with <see cref> links inside method body

                                          When commenting implementation of a method, as opposed to its contract, you put comments inside method body.

                                          There's no reason why I can't make these comments adhere to the XML format and mark references to code symbols using the very useful <see cref> element (denoted by /// or /** */). It would be even better if the IDE supported this too and even allowed me to navigate to the definition.

                                          So two things are suggested:
                                          1. The C# language rule that says that a loose comment (unassociated to any symbol) cannot be an XML comment should be removed:
                                          https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d3x6ez1z%28v=vs.90%29.aspx

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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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