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  1. c++, move non std symbols into an internal namespace

    The std library shipped with Visual C++ is full of non standard symbols like "std::_Make_unique_alloc" in memory header which I guess is used internally by std::make_unique.

    The "problem" is that it pollutes the "std" namespace and so Intellisense list them while it shouldn't. It's internal stuff of your implementation and they shouldn't be used as is in user code.

    So I suggest you to move all these internal stuff into a "internal" or "details" namespace or whatever your naming convention is.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make VS so much easier to use for novices. Have spent a day trying to figure out how to use VS17 for android app.

      Not easy for novices to understand. Started an app for android and greeted with a blank ide!!! No use to anyone. Emulator should start at same time automatically but doesn't. Wasted a day trying to work it out and still none the wiser. Will now have to give up and leave Microsoft to go to another IDE development software.

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        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Install python 64 bit into "standard place"

        I really appreciate that Visual Studio installs Python automatically into system when installing it, but I really appreciate that it would ask if I want it as separate product or installed under Visual studio path. I had "new machine" where I started to work and I installed Visual Studio professional first and now when installing Python 64 bit it suggests that I upgrade this version of inside Visual Studio (with quite peculiar path).

        This is just tiny improvement idea for discussion
        I work with Visual Code, Wing IDE and sometimes with Visual Studio (which is quite heavy package for inter…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Simpler Angular Project

          Hi,

          As a software developer I like the idea of having a project for angular application but I believe that it would be better if you get rib of all the cshtml files and clean it down do a bare bone angular app as it was build from a VSCode point of view, keeping of course the restful api of course.

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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • File rename should 'git mv'

              When I rename a .cs file from Solution Explorer, sadly (a command-line run of) 'git status' says I have one deleted file and one untracked one. Then I have to manually xcopy the new back to the old and 'git mv -f'.
              An option to reflect the re-name in the source-control system would be nice.

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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Assign TFS label in History window -> Changesets tab

                  It would be nice to be able to set a label by right-clicking a row in History / Changesets tab.

                  Also it would be nice to see a label column in this tab.

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatically go to first implemented method when object is highlighted in the navigation bar (the way VS 2010 did).

                    When I choose a class (usually a control) in the navigation bar, I miss having my code automatically focus to my implementation of the first member of the class. For example, when I select a Button class in the middle dropdown, I would like (99% of the time) to focus on the "Click()" event of that Button. Thanks!

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add an item in code style setting that allows you to change how dereference operators are placed

                      I personally like to write dereference operators closer to the identifier, but VS keeps placing that closer to the type every time the code is reformatted, which is really annoying.
                      I looked for the setting, but there is not such one.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • "Find Shelvesets" view should never auto-select any shelvesets, especially the most recent one

                        Whenever you right click a shelveset and delete it, the IDE automatically selects the most recent shelveset after the delete operation is complete. In cases where the user is rapidly deleting shelvesets one-by-one, they might accidentally delete their most recent shelveset at the same time as the one they intentionally wanted to delete.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • NuGet suppress update support

                          As projects are using NuGet heavily now and there are so many package dependencies it is becoming more frequent that a NuGet package cannot be updated because of a dependency on another package that isn't ready yet or otherwise would break things.

                          Case 1: OWIN 4.0.0 was released. You can update this package in your apps. But if you use Autofac's OWIN package it has a version limit that says that OWIN 4.0.0 isn't supported. If you updated all the packages at once then you might get notified otherwise you'll update the packages and then realize they won't work and…

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                            0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When adding a directory to a Project, allow backslashes to be entered to create multiple nested directories

                            I often find myself having to create multiple nested directories -- for example, in an MVC project, a "Views" directory with a "Shared" directory within it.

                            Allow me to select to add a directory to the project and enter the name "Views\Shared" and use this to automatically create both directories in one go.

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                              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "Include PreRelease" checkbox not sufficient

                              When managing nuget packages from the UI in Visual Studio, on the "Updates" tab there is an "Include Prerelease" checkbox. When this is ticked it shows you pre-release packages as updates.

                              However solutions are often using stable releases of some packages, and using pre-release versions of some other packages. For example my solution is using the stable release of "Serilog" package, and the latest "Pre-Release" package of Xamarin.Forms. In this scenario I would like the Updates tab to show pre-release updates for the Xamarin.Forms package, and only stable updates for the "Serilog" package.

                              In other words, in addition to the…

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                                0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual studio debugger should be able to diff objects

                                Sometimes when debugging it's useful to find out what the difference is between two objects. The way I usually do it is to use the watch window and compare manually. If the type is user defined and more than a few fields or with nested types, this becomes really tedious and error prone.

                                It would be nice if there was a feature to give me a diff between the two, sort of like a file diff but for fields in a type. Perhaps when selecting rows in the watch window, there could be a context menu with the diff option,…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a bool EndOfRead property to SqlDataReader

                                  I have a DGV where each column is populated by a different sql table. I want to fill the DGV directly from the SqlDataReader. If a row or column(s) is added to the DGV, the first row of a column can be populated from the Reader. In a real world scenario, I don't know how many rows are in a search result (SqlDataReader). The only way of knowing if a new row needs to be added to the DGV is by knowing if there is another row in the Reader. SqlDataReader doesn't have such a property like file reader has…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • [cmake] [Linux] Blacklist for synchronization of data

                                    If you use a cmake project to build on a Linux-target, all data will be synchronized to the target, which are located on the same or below the level in which the CMakeLists. txt file is located. If binaries of other builts, such as Windows x64, are included, they are also synchronized with the target. This leads to long synchronization times and a lot of unnecessary data on the Linux-target.
                                    There should be a way to exclude individual files or entire folders from synchronization. (similar. gitignore)

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • A new programming model ..

                                      I have the next step of programming on my hands.Without cancelling anything or replacing it I just make it better like OOP didn't replace SP but extended it with the class command.So I have 3 commands to share with Microsoft Visual Studio,QB64,FreeBasic etc -- Answer me and give me YOUR mail for the job.I will send you the pdf file that explains everything.And we will talk again afterwards. --VGP

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow to omit lambda parameters

                                        There is lot of code exists with methods allows to pass callback function as parmater like this SharePoint extention method:

                                        public static void RunElevated(this SPWeb web, Action<SPSite, SPWeb> action);

                                        And there is a lot of scenarios when not all callback paramers is in demand.

                                        For example, we need spweb, but not spsite:

                                        SomeWeb.RunElevated((_, web) => { /*using the web here*/ });

                                        While site is unused i want the code not allows to define this, and "_" is my workaround here.

                                        But if unused parameters mote then one this show error 'parameter name _ is dublicate'

                                        My suggestion is allow to…

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

                                          Require Scratch Pad/Sticky Note like functionality inside vs.
                                          So we don't need to switch between vs and other tool/program.

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