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  1. Inline il assembly

    Be able to use in line Il assembly for .net apps

    Example

    __ilasm
    {
    .entrypoint
    nop
    ldstr "Hello World!"
    call System.Console::WriteLine(string)
    nop
    ret
    }

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the smooth cursor animation from Word into the code editor

      I'm not the only one that loves that smooth type cursor animation from Microsoft Word, and I would love to see that small but unique feature in the Visual Studio code editor!

      I've attached a GIF demonstrating what i'm talking about, but as GIF's are "laggy", you really need to open up Word 2016 and type to see what I mean!

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show usages in scroll bar for the currently selected entity in the editor

        If I select an entity in the editor (method, field, local variable, etc) I'd like the scrollbar to get decorated with markers showing where that entity is used in the current file.

        This feature would increase productivity by eliminating the context switch of search for usages, then visually filtering the ones pertaining to the current file

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        • On the "IntelliTest Exploration Results" window show which project the results will be SAVED to.

          On the "IntelliTest Exploration Results" window show which project the results will be SAVED to.
          Currently, there is now way to know where the tests will be saved to or a way to change it.

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Rule Set for Accessibility in Code Analysis so checks runs as part of the build.

            Visual should embrace accessibility deeper into its IDE and help developers integrate Accessibility standards in their apps. Having a Code Analysis rule that checkes for controls and XAML elements exposing AutomationProperties properly so that the app complies is important, alerting developers or braking the build in case the app is not in good shape. Having tools to verify this during build or post build would be great.

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              0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Live unit testing should mark untested branches on the same line, correctly

              Currently, live unit testing will show a green check-mark for code covered by a test if the conditional branch and it's body are on the same line.

              However, if they are on separate lines (with or without braces), we see the blue line stating "Covered by 0 tests".

              Can we make sure that we have an indication that a condition is not covered (or partially covered) by the tests regardless of whether the body is on the same line or a different one?

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              • Attributes for Data Driven Unit Tests

                I can see multiple instances of this suggestion closed, but I still can't understand why wouldn't you support this. All the major unit test libraries have it and it's very useful.

                Please support multiple inline data attributes!

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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Your help texts are impossible. I've just moved from Visual Studio 2010 to VS 2017 and I'm can't find the 'build style' functions. 2 hours!!

                  Please organize your help texts so we can find information that applies to specific versions of your products. It's like digging though a haystack looking for a needle. I just want to find the 'build style' function for Visual Studio 2017 (having moved from VS 2010). There's tons and tons of stuff out there, but no answer to the simple question, "How do you build a style in VS 2017?" Arrrrrrrrrrrg!

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                    0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide download size information for install packages

                    Many customers have internet connections with limited bandwidth. It would be helpful to have download size information provided with installers to know if data overages will be charged before downloading.

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                              • add name space in toolbox item

                                Components in toolbox often has the same names and there is no way to see who is who.
                                It will be helpful to have some (optional) details (namespace) about the component.
                                It may appears as tooltip or additional column.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • A C/C++ Scratch Pad

                                    I like to quickly test C/C++ code outside my project before integrating it. I've created a Testbench project, but it gets messy fast. I could create multiple projects, but that's just moving the mess elsewhere.

                                    To avoid all this, I've turned to online C/C++ compilers that I can keep open in the background. Of course, it would be preferable if I could stay inside Visual Studio and even leverage it's debugging tools (breakpoints, watches, memory window) and assembly view features.

                                    In short, I think the difference between this and an actual project is simply that I only need one file…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add ??= as operator for if-null-then-var-equals

                                      The code bases I've worked on have been littered with code that looks like this to prevent null pointer exceptions:

                                      if (MyObject == null)
                                      {
                                      MyObject = someValue;
                                      }

                                      There should be a null coalescing operator that lets you set the variable to some value only if it is null.

                                      This can already be done by doing it like this.

                                      MyObject = MyObject ?? MyNewObject

                                      There should be a ??= to shorten it and make it more readable and clear as to what is going on in the same paradigm as +=, -=, etc.

                                      MyObject ??= MyNewObject

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                                      • Numbered Bookmark

                                        Please allow us to set bookmarks that are numbered i.e. Ctrl-shift-1 to set, ctrl-1 to go. I noticed many versions of this ticket described different ways in the rejected list due to insufficient votes. If you total the votes of all the diff versions it would be more significant.

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                                        • Include previous code review comments in a follow up code review

                                          While using Visual Studio we send peer code reviews via Team Explorer. Sometimes a second review is necessary based on comments made in the first review.
                                          If a previous code review exists in the Related Work Items we would like to see the previous code review comments as read-only and in a different color in the new code review.

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