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  1. Kill that Xamarin thing, UWP should work everywhere

    Kill that Xamarin thing, UWP should work everywhere

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • プロジェクト作成時オートフォーマット効かない設定が欲しい

      C# にてプロジェクトテンプレートで作成したプロジェクトを
      新規追加したときにオートフォーマットでソースのスペースなど
      いろいろ整形されてしまうので、
      それが行われない設定を追加して欲しいです。

      オプションのテキストエディター項目にあるオートフォーマットの
      項目は全て外してあってもプロジェクト新規追加時には効きませんでした。

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add ability to copy type from rightclick menu

        In code such as
        auto foo= Imagus::constructFooType();
        there is no mention of the type auto will be in the line, but inteli-sense knows it by hovering over the variable name

        I would like to be able to copy the type so i can paste it elsewhere

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Combine the syntax of both VB.NET and C# into one language.

          As computers have gotten more powerful, it seems logical that a program that would accept either VB formats or C# formats in the same program would make things a lot easier for all.

          It would mean a programmer could use his preferred syntax and yet blend it in with another programmer's work that preferred the other syntax.

          Another advantage would be that moving code from VB to C# would not be needed to be done.

          Logically one would not think it difficult to teach the compiler to look at the syntax, identify what it means and carry out the instruction.  …

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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow to disable grouping in "find all references"

            The find all references window becomes quite cluttered with groupings when you have many references stretched over many files, this making it unusable if it is not large.

            It is good to have many options how to group, but the window would be much more helpful, if you could disable grouping in the Combobox.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • zen code - significant whitespace

              Add an option statement on file level for compiler to treat whitespace as significant, following the below rules:

              var DescribeUseCase() // <-- inferred return value, because we're using var
              // Method body starts after indentation
              var result = ArbitraryMethodCall(abc) // <-- implicit semi-colon insertion
              if result.value > 3 // <-- parenthesis insertion
              "Larger than three" // <-- indentation identifies block body
              "Smaller than three" // <-- return last statement
              // method ends where indentation ends

              Option statement examples:
              using zen
              using option whitespace

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • implicit new

                When referring to a class identifier, presume instantiation:

                throw ArgumentException(); // read as `throw new ArgumentException()` since there's no `ArgumentException` method in scope, but there is a class

                var banana = Fruit("Banana"); // read as `new Fruit("Banana")` since there's no `Fruit(string)` method in scope, but there is a class

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

                  To make the C# language more attractive (for pythonistas and lovers of javascript) and competitive, allow for our compiler to infer common generic types:

                  var numbers = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]; // numbers is an IEnumerable<int>
                  var letters = ['a', 'b', 'c']; // letters is an IEnumerable<char>
                  var strings = ["Hello", "World"]; // strings is an IEnumerable<string>
                  var objects = [3, letters, "please"]; // disparate types, so presume object; IEnumerable<object>

                  // Lists then? Use the list prefix
                  var iceCreamFlavours = list ["Cotton candy", "Chocolate", "Vanilla"]; // List<string>

                  // Optionally, defining list type with 'using' statement:
                  using list = System.Collections.Generic.List;

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Step over groups in "Error List" and "references"

                    When you have the Error list or "references" list open you can step through each item by pressing F8.

                    In VS2015 there were no groups and every time you pressed F8 you got to the next item.

                    With VS2017 the groups are treated as items and everytime you reach a group separator in the list you must press F8 yet anohter time to step over it.

                    It's confusing since you're usually have your eyes on the code window and don't know why the F8 key didn't send you to the next item.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow use of VS Community Edition without a licence

                      I understand that you don't want people to use the free Community Edition for enterprise development but you could make this clear when the customer downloads the original file and you could have them click something to agree to this at that point. Licencing in VS is intrusive and often infuriating, as for example happened when a user opened his laptop to do some work in VS on a plane journey only to find his licence had expired and he was locked out. At the very least add a grace period of a week or something for when people don't…

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • integrate Deep Learning into C#

                        If Deep Learning APIs were integrated directly into C#, it would be much more powerful. Deep Learning can be used for anything from facial recognition and tracking fraud, to full artificial intelligence.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • For long installations

                          When the user select a lot of features and the installation takes a long time, it would be helpful if the installation process would inform showing lines about the action that it's taking at the momen. For example, when Visual Community applies Androids NDKs, it stays for a long time in a percentage but it doesn't anything else.

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Categorized Code lens and "Find all references"

                            When using "Find all references" (or Code Lens), you are usually looking for a specific type of reference - for example:

                            - When searching for all references of a class, you might just want to know where it's overridden.
                            - When searching for the references of an abstract function in CodeLens, you sometimes just want to see the implementations of this abstract function, because F12 lead you to the abstract version.
                            - When looking for the references of a variable or property, you sometimes just want to see where it's written, because you're currently investigating a bug that has to…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Command for limiting file scope to Debug Configuration only.

                              One useful feature hidden away and perhaps not known to some or many developers is the Debug Configuration attribute that can be attached to a source file. Unless I missed it, there is no command for this with the IDE and I do it manually by editing the project file (projName.csproj). I am a C# developer and not sure if this applies equally to other languages but my guess is it may.

                              If you add the attribute [Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == 'Debug'] -- without the square brackets -- to files with Compile Include or Content Include, then that file will be…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a copy button in the exception window to better (and copy-paste) report errors when Visual Studio throws exceptions.

                                When Visual Studio throws an exception, it will show a window with (hopefully) a stack trace, but this cannot be copied. What would be a good idea is to allow the text displayed on the window to be copied, either by a copy button or allowing the window to have content selected and copied. I think posting a full stack trace to Visual Studio Bug tracker would help the team solve problems easier and allow the team to continue to make Visual Studio more awesome :)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • AXML editor in VS2015 is very slow

                                  I found many discussion about this problem, but no solving.

                                  I have I5 with 8GB RAM.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bookmarks for breakpoint save the time

                                    breakpoint is position, where is problem, i want return in code.

                                    Thnaks for VS, it's best for me.
                                    :)

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When selecting a time range in diagnostic tools, also filter console output for this timerange.

                                      When selecting a time range in diagnostic tools, also filter console output for this timerange for easyer diagnostic using own outputs.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support the $(DevEnvDir) macro in Visual Studio Database Projects

                                        I created a new database project in Visual Studio 2015.

                                        I wanted to invoke SqlPackage.exe in the post-build event, but the $(DevEnvDir) macro isn't defined in order for msbuild to find SqlPackage.exe in that directory.

                                        A work-around is to hard-code the path, ex. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\SQLDB\DAC\130\sqlpackage.exe" but this is not the best solution.

                                        For example, I expected to be able to use "$(DevEnvDir)Extensions\Microsoft\SQLDB\DAC\130\sqlpackage.exe" instead of hard-coding the path.

                                        Thank you!

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • lastbuildstate

                                          Be able to remove the lastbuildstate or at least move it to a specific folder.

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