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  1. 4 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Why not a .NET hardware processor, where native code is the same bytecode?

      Is the superscalar processor the best platform for execute .NET?
      (considering that .NET CLR is a stack machine and superscalar processor is a machine based in registers)

      The short answer is: No

      Superscalar processor were designed for languages like C (based in registers), but CLR (the virtual machine of .NET) is a stack machine, so the paralellism at instruction level that brings superscalar processor is difficult to implement for stack machine (remember, operations on stack machine happen at the top of stack).

      For Java is the same story (because JVM is also a stack machine).
      Do you remember the idea…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Why not an official Microsoft versión of .NET for Linux?

        Why not an official Microsoft implementation of .NET on Linux and other flavors of Unix?

        The success of Java is just its presence in multitude of platforms, but .NET is much more rich for the front-end side.

        With cloud computing, in the future the Operating System and DBMS will be only a commodity. both will be less important because they will be managed by the cloud provider.

        For the future, we need platform independence for interoperate into a multi-cloud ecosystem.

        At the end of the day, Unix is not a strange world for Microsoft, remember Xenix.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove extension restrictions from Visual Studio Express edition

          Remove extension restrictions from Visual Studio Express edition.
          This is what you get when you try to install an extension in Visual Studio Express

          3/7/2014 11:37:52 AM - Microsoft VSIX Installer
          3/7/2014 11:37:52 AM - -------------------------------------------
          3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Initializing Install...
          3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Extension Details...
          3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Identifier : FSharpVSPowerTools.68b42cfe-c752-4094-8dba-ed48aa81cac8
          3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Name : F# Power Tools
          3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Author : fsharp.org
          3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Version : 0.3.2
          3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Description : A colllection of additional commands for F# in Visual Studio
          3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Locale :…

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            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show the file size in the Properties window when files are selected in Solution Explorer

            It would be helpful to know how big (in bytes/kilobytes) each file is without having to go to Windows File Explorer, especially for asset files (images, stylesheets etc.).

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Debug-time user defined assembly import/injection with "source weaving" through user defined keyword

              When debugging C#, it would be handy to be able to have your own assembly with "debugging-aids" available without needing to change projects or the source code.

              implementation and use from end user perspective:

              1. Create "Tools" project, to which you can add functions that can be called from any of your projects without changing them, these functions are behind user-definable keyword. eg. The key left of "1" is "§". After defining "§" as the keyword and creating a BP() function, I can add §BP or §BP() into code or into disassembly, but it won't be added into the files…

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Generate and Infer the type 'y' declaration for C# if (!x.Try(out y)) { error; } pattern

                Automate the editing experience such that the y out-type declaration you'd have to write prior to the Try(out y ..), would be prepared by the IDE at the point which you have decided which possible Try- overload you want to use.

                At this point the IDE could write the "InferredType y = ***;" for you, and you would only need to fill in the blank, without needing to manully navigate back above the Try.. call and create the declaration.

                http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/Why-Roslyns-inline-declaration-expressions-are-no-panacea

                3 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow http connection to remote IIS instead of ftp in VS Express Web

                  Front Page Extensions is the only way to have an http connection to a remote IIS now, and Front Page extensions is not supported by Microsoft. So, there should be an alternative like WebDAV to support editing web sites on a remote IIS server.

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                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Edit & continue: Support editing embedded resources

                    I would like to do edit & continue on embedded resources, such that when I edit an embedded resource while debugging is paused, that when I continue debugging, the new resource is read when I call Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Buffer.Compare

                      Buffer.Compare(Array src, int srcOffset, Array dst, int dstOffset, int count)

                      Works like memcmp, returns 0 if equal, etc.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add methods for typed field capture by parsing strings

                        Like string.Format is to snprintf, I would like a comparable tool to sscanf to be a basic part of the framework.

                        One way to do this would be as follows.

                        someInputString.Capture("%%:%%:%%", out int hours, out int minutes, out int seconds) for basic greedy parse (the double percent symbols here don't indicate 2 digits, they just indicate a capture with no capture format specifier.

                        someInputString.RegexCapture(regexNotationString, out int hours, out in minutes, out int seconds) for more complicated scenarios.

                        Since these functions have an arbitrary number of outputs of any combination of parseable types they are very difficult to implement without runtime…

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • XAML run in web without a plugin

                          Today XAML can do great designs over asp.
                          Make a web base XAML to replace what we have with silver light

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                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • to transform the program Excel into the simple and powerful programming language.

                            We need to have two different windows in "Excellent" programming language: one -for the program (functions), and the original data. Other window - as the "output screen", where the result of calculation is shown. Now data and calculated functions are shown all together in the one window in Excel table. Also we need to add 3 functions - corresponding to operators [for], [while] and [goto]. Later we can try to add operator "call subroutine NAME", that prepares data in the especial additional table named NAME. So, we see now two products:
                            1) usual calculator (and program for Windows too) It…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 4 votes
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                              • Add "My Builds" to the online Build Explorer like I see in VS

                                In the Team Explorer - Builds in Visual Studio 2012, there is a great section called My Builds. I love being able to see all the build information relevant to me right at the top of the window.
                                In TFS 2013 online, when I open BUILD > Explorer most of the build information is there, but not "My Builds." Please add the "My Builds" to the TFS web view!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through

                                  Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through.

                                  text editor when not debugging:
                                  line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
                                  line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

                                  text editor while debugger paused at line 4:
                                  line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
                                  line "4.5": i1= 123 s1="bla bla bla...(truncated if too long");
                                  line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

                                  Optionally interleave all things in local and global scope into all lines by pressing some toggle key.

                                  The variable…

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Microsoft Access 2010 Source Code Control 64 Bit

                                    Just would like a x64 version of microsoft access 2010 source code control

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                                      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide VB.NET Templates for developing Universal Apps

                                      As we all know, universal apps are the future in windows and apps market. Though, Universal Apps template is not available on Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. So, please make it available as there are more developers in VB.NET than we think.

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                                      • Fix TFS workspace usability

                                        Working with TFS workspace is ridiculously cumbersome. Have to be constantly be watching which workspace is active when creating projects. No way to delete projects in TF Service (or if there is one, where the **** is it?? It's also greyed out ...) Constant source of guesswork and frustration. The concepts are not hard, but implementing them with the tools is completely frustrating. There are many details which simply don't work the way you would expect. Constant negative surprises is not good UIX. You need to do a study with real developers trying to accomplish real developer tasks. As is…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add and assembly attribute for the compiler to bypass null reference exception.

                                          Like in Objective C, when you access a method or property from null, nothing happens, instead of raising an exception.

                                          Actual scenario:
                                          string temp = null;
                                          var type = temp.getType(); <- null reference exception is raised

                                          Proposed scenario:
                                          string temp = null;
                                          var type = temp.getType(); <- nothing happens, go to the next instruction, type variable will also be null

                                          In basic terms, null.something returns null instead of raising an exception.

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