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  1. Remove the hex address from the display of array member variables.

    Currently when you show an object in the variable or watch panes you get the address first, which for 64 bit mode consumes 18 characters. In a tooltip you won't see much more. Just get rid of this printout please.

    I understand that there an issue with finding this address out as the & operator on an array doesn't do much, but how about using teh "raw view" concept to display the address, as if it was a vector or something?

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sort class methods alphabetically

      Have an option which sorts a class's methods alphabetically. For example, if I have the following:

      class Example {
      void D();
      void B();
      void C();
      }

      after sorting would become:

      class Example {
      void B();
      void C();
      void D();
      }

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      • write uncommitable code

        Sometimes I write code which I do not want to check in. It would be great if I could mark this code (and get an alert on check-in) as I write it. Now I have to check every commit for such things and the chance I miss something is there.

        Best would be to get an error if you want to check in files with 'debug' modifications.

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        • Visual Studio 2015 Community: Visual designer for Excel Add-In App Manifests

          Please return the Visual Designer, which used to be available in earlier versions of Visual Studio, for working with the app manifest files of Office Add-In projects.

          Using a Visual Designer can make working with complex XML files much easier, particularly when you're new to the latest methods for building Office Add-Ins, or coming back to such a project after some time away working on other project types.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Use Display as True Window for Windows OS

            Using a webcam, have Windows screen saver be an active video feed via camera of outside world (ie. your front yard) so that you would actually have Windows OS be a 'window' anywhere you have your monitor (in my case a 55" LED tv)......which just happens to be the size of a window. The video feed would be active at all times but default to sign in screen with the press of a keyboard input or mouse click to be able to use the computer's other functions.
            This function could be made to allow others to access your video feed…

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            • Improve

              Hi All,
              I have something what can improve .NET and C# more further in cloud and cloud programing. Everything is prepared for analytics and developers. I've tried lot of contacts in microsoft but nobody helped me and nobody give to me better contact.

              So is here someone from Microsoft who could discuss with me? I can come to the Microsoft CZ and show you how far you can jump with this.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • C++ should support constructors / destructors in thread_local Storage (Error c2483)

                // C2483.cpp
                // compile with: /c
                __declspec(thread) struct A {
                A(){}
                ~A(){}
                } aa; // C2483 error

                __declspec(thread) struct B {} b; // OK

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                • Publish header files and documentation for __unDName and __unDNameEx

                  I would like to propose that the __unDName and __unDNameEx functions in the vc runtime library have their header files added to Visual C++ (documentation in MSDN would be useful but not essential).

                  Right now the only options for de-mangling a Visual C/C++ created mangled name are to:
                  1.Call UnDecorateSymbolName in dbghelp.dll. (Even with the latest dbghelp.dll, there are many names that this function doesn't handle so this isn't necessarily an option for eveyone)
                  2.Spawn undname.exe and parse its output (can't redistribute undname.exe plus its not ideal to have to spawn a program just to undecorate a symbol so this…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please add timesheets. It would be nice to see how many hours a user has per day. Helps with team atmospheres

                    More for Project Management. there should be an easier way to submit hours on a daily basis for a task, item , etc

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                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Turn off C# debug highlight over text

                      Currently the breakpoint in C# covers the line of code making it unreadable. Enhance Visual Studio so that this behavior can be disabled and highlighting the line of code does not obscure the readability of the line.
                      Or implement display of breakpoints in C# as it is in C++.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "Accept Merge" button to "Resolve Conflicts" UI in Team Controller bar

                        While using VisualStudio's UI to resolve a merge conflict in a VSTS Git repository, I click the "Merge" button to see the merge conflict. After resolving the conflict(s) I click the "Merge" button again, thinking that this will result in the acceptance of the merge conflict resolution. After a couple minutes of "Why isn't this working???" I finally realize that clicking "Merge" only opens up a fresh tab for resolving the merge conflict and that I need to click the "Accept Merge" button in the tab itself. That's not intuitive to me. It took me a while to even see…

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                        • Do not make the "no" button in the "save changes in the following items" when "closing all documents" close files with changes

                          When I click "Close all documents" while some documents have unsaved changes and I click "No" button in the "save changes in the following items" window. I expect the IDE to only close documents that are unchanged.

                          I sometimes lose a lot of work because I want to close all unrelated documents when i want to review things that I changed before saving.

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                          • Exception Bubbling

                            It would be very nice if the IDE can detect all types of exceptions that can be thrown by a function. Sometimes, when dev write functions they forget to mention that their function could throw certain exceptions, and there is no way to verify that. It would be very nice to have the IDE telling me all the exceptions possible from a function.

                            Similar to Java, but Java has it in the syntax of the function.

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                            • Option in MVC: Go to view, when none exists the question "add view"

                              When you're in a controller and select "go to view", and there is none, instead of a popup "unable to find a matching view", ask the question " create view instead"? which directs you to the dialog of adding a view.

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                              • tfs permission check in policy override

                                I would like to see permission to ensure that certain users are not able to override check-in policy.

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                                • pending changes include exclude remember

                                  In the Pending Changes dialog it would be nice to:
                                  1. easier way to expand or collapse both include and exclude section
                                  2. do not refresh when moving items from exclude/include on the folders that are collapse

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                                  • Add .{} syntax in C#

                                    If I have a class of constants:

                                    public static class ConstantCodes
                                    {
                                    public static readonly string CodeA = "A";

                                    public static readonly string CodeB = "B";

                                    public static readonly string CodeC = "C";

                                    public static readonly string CodeD = "D";
                                    }

                                    or a enumeration:

                                    public enum ConstantCodes
                                    {
                                    CodeA = 0,
                                    CodeB = 1,
                                    CodeC = 2,
                                    CodeD = 3
                                    }

                                    then if I want to select a subset, I write:

                                    var someCodes = new[] { ConstantCodes.CodeA, ConstantCodes.CodeC, ConstantCodes.CodeD };

                                    But I want to write more simply:

                                    var someCodes = ConstantCodes.{ CodeA, CodeC, CodeD };

                                    Function ".{...}" should return IEnumerable<T>…

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                                    • Add multiple params arguments in methods

                                      Suppose we have a method that takes two collections of flags:

                                      public enum UserTypes
                                      {
                                      Internal = 0,
                                      External= 1,
                                      Service = 2
                                      }

                                      public enum UserActivities
                                      {
                                      Empty = 0,
                                      Download = 1,
                                      Upload = 2
                                      }

                                      public Task CreateUserTask(long userId, UserTypes[] userTypes, UserActivities[] userActivities )
                                      {
                                      ...
                                      }

                                      If I call this method, I should write:

                                      CreateUserTask(15, userTypes: new[] { UserTypes.Internal, UserTypes.Service }, userActivities: new[] { UserActivities.Upload, UserActivities.Empty });

                                      But I want to write more simply:

                                      CreateUserTask(15, userTypes: UserTypes.Internal, UserTypes.Service; userActivities: UserActivities.Upload, UserActivities.Empty );

                                      So, in general, the syntax would look like:

                                      var x = CallMethodA(dataOne: A.X, A.Y,…

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                                      • Projects

                                        I have noted that Xamarin Forms has a config issue due to the nugget manager which can cause the project not to run even the startup app.
                                        My suggestion would be to add a stub that updates to stable version for project automatically with a support button that addresses bugs in software releases as example Xamarin not functioning or running wlakthroughs or even samples.

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                                        • allow multiple search terms in Options > Keyboard > Show commands containing

                                          When I currently search for "delete line" or "line delete", no commands are shown. But they should be, since both of my search terms lead to too many results.

                                          Additionally, each command should have a brief description. I currently have to choose between Edit.BriefLineDelete and Edit.LineDelete, with no clue what's the difference between these commands.

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