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  1. Intrinsic optimization or inline assembly

    I thought if I cannot use inline assembly in x64 mode, compiler will optimize `if (__readeflags() & 0x1)` to a simple `jump if carry` instruction, but unfortunately compiler is unable to recognize this.

    My suggestion is to implement these trivial "optimizations", or simply enabling inline assembly would be even better, because self-modify code can be made for high-performance applications, too.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Change Internet Explorer to latest Microsoft Edge version in WebControl tool...

      Change Internet Explorer to latest Microsoft Edge version in WebControl tool... We really need an updated version for WebBrowser developers!

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Do not steal focus while installing updates

        Installing the updates takes quite a time, and during that time I want to work on other things without being disturbed.

        Currently, the various installers steal the focus during installation.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create a Comprehensive Syllabus

            Visual Studio, Visual Basic, SQL Server, Azure, .NET, etc., etc.

            I've been working with computers and programming off and on since about 1982. That said, the last language I was actually skilled with was Visual Basic 6 (I had no idea what visual studio was) and currently VBA. I've been trying to bring myself into the 21st century. The problem is that the list of topics, practices, functions, changes, tools, etc. is absolutely overwhelming.

            Creating a course that starts at the beginning of Visual Basic and goes through advanced topics would be a huge task (one I think should be…

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Would be nice to implement live chrome

                    Would be nice if you could implement a feature to do live debugging with the chrome browser, what I mean by that is that you can code and see live in the chrome browser what you are doing without even refreshing chrome.
                    Take a look at JetBrains PHPStorm, they have this feature.
                    Would be nice when doing ASP.NET core MVC projects.
                    And also It would be nice to actually have a code view and a live view in visual studio as well also when you are dealing with .NET Core MVC Models.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Git - Comparation with old file commited add lines with a single click and add a combo box to see every old commit

                      Add functionality on file comparation to add old lines of code to new file version with a simple click.

                      With the same idea add functionality to see an old commit of the file with a simple combo box menú.

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                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In the color theme list, why are there only 3 choices - light, blue, or dark, maybe add 3 more choices.

                          Add light yellow, pink, and smooth orange like Office Professional.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change back the top location of "open solution" in the file - open - menu

                            With the latest update, the top position is taken by

                            "analysis service database..." a feature not related to opening solutions.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make a UWP version of Visual Studio

                              I see UWP and continuum-ready apps as a great possible future of personal computers. In that future world mobile device can replace PC or even laptop. That's, I believe, is a great idea. I want to be part of that furure, and as a developer I of course want to have all my tools on UWP platform. Thus I can do some work having just my phone and monitor.
                              So, what about bringing Visual Studio to continuum-ready devices as an UWP application?

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Web.config Transforms offer a great way to handle environment-specific settings. XML and other files frequently warrant similar changes when

                                Web.config Transforms offer a great way to handle environment-specific settings. XML and other files frequently warrant similar changes when building for development (Debug), SIT, UAT, and production (Release). It is easy to create additional build configurations to support multiple environments via transforms. Unfortunately, not everything can be handled in web.config files many settings need to be changed in xml or other "config" files.

                                Also, this functionality is needed in other project types - most notably SharePoint 2010 projects.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add isnot operator to C#

                                  There is a lot of use-case where you should check an object is not a specific type. It usually looks like

                                  if (!(x is Foo)) ...

                                  Which is look ugly, inconvenient typing, etc.

                                  It would be much natural if C# would have an "is not" operator Also, VB.NET have simmilar operator.

                                  For example:

                                  if (x isnot Foo) or if (x is not Foo)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    Publish Web dialog should have "pre-select folders/files" option, So that we can publish the changed/worked files/folders to the web server(IIS/HOSTING PROVIDER) by selecting it in the publish web dialog

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                                    • Improve implementation of std::string.

                                      Improve implementation of std::string taking the observations in this article http://shaharmike.com/cpp/std-string/ into account (the clang-version, that is).

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                                      • Add a DefaultNamespace to folders in a project

                                        At the moment you can set a default namespace for a .Net project. If you put a source code file inside a folder in that project, it appends the folder name to the default namespace.

                                        I would like to see a DefaultNamespace property in the properties panel for the folder that allows you to override this for situations where folders are only used to organise the source files and they don't map to separate namespaces, or the namespace name is different to the folder name.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide tab strip in Output window instead of ComboBox

                                          It's rather annoying whenever several sources try to write to the Output window at the same time and automatically select another source in the Source ComboBox (found in the header of the Output window).

                                          For one: You cannot follow a single output source.

                                          On the other hand: You may be endlessly waiting for a never appearing Completed message because some other source took over Output window without notification. (For instance: Updating a NuGet package in a version controlled project switches back and forth between NuGet output and TFS output.)

                                          Proposal:

                                          (1) Provide a tab strip in the output window, providing…

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