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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      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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        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a quick action to cast into expected type

          In this code:

              double index = 3.0;
              return "string"[index];

          There should be a quick action offering me to cast the "index" expression to the expected type, in this case "int".

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Give button selection priority over focus change.

            Button selection in Games should have priority over focus change.

            Especially when time of play is involved. Many times I have been slowed down by having to return to a button which I have already selected. I consider this a bug! I am using a mouse to play fast in MS Sudoku.

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              0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • provide a quick action that corrects for into foreach

              I often write this:

              for (var element in list)

              This should be automatically corrected into:

              foreach (var element in list)

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a 'Use HTTPS' option when creating a new web application

                When creating a new web application in Visual Studio such as Web API app or MVC app... In the create project dialog, a user should have to option to 'Use HTTPS' by default for the web application.

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Non-Compile non-code Projects for Visual Studio

                      Solutions folders are "virtual" folders that behave very differently from "project" folders that directly match the file tree.

                      We often desire the ability to have large folder full of items that are not directly associated with any particular "project" in Visual Studio - for example, a pile of powershell scripts used by the build system. Or shared references that are not being managed by NuGet. Or web-projects that aren't ASP. Or documentation.

                      Managing these objects with Solution Folders as non-project items is extremely tedious.

                      Since there is no interest in making solution folders easier:
                      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/642861/solution-folders-automatically-mapped-into-physical-folders

                      could we make projects handle…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • excel

                        Import Test Cases from Excel sheet with test steps included.

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Prevent accidental/unintentional install of "Blend". This would save hours of uninstalling and reinstalling to end up with the right ap.

                          Prevent accidental/unintentional install of "Blend". This would save hours of uninstalling and reinstalling to end up with the right ap. Uninstall should complete in under 10 seconds. It should not take minutes to delete files. My OOBE installing from corpnet was horrible mainly due to receiving Blend and having no idea what it is and simply working on the principle of need-to-get-rid-of-it-to-prevent-future-loss-of-productivity.

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • support stdatomic.h in C, for both c1 and clang (clang get Unexpected atomic instruction -- use Windows interlock intrinsics)

                            support stdatomic.h in C, for both c1 and clang (clang get Unexpected atomic instruction -- use Windows interlock intrinsics)

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Update WebBrowser control

                              It would be wonderful if you would make the WebBrowser control an instance of Edge instead of old IE

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Retain member order when using "Implement Interface" quick action

                                In previous Visual Studio versions, using the "Implement Interface" action in C# would keep the inserted members in the order they were declared in the interface. In VS2015 the inserted members are in alphabetic order.

                                When defining an interface, the developer is highly likely to order members in a way that makes sense, such as grouping by logical association, reordering renders the tool less useful.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In TFS 2015 update 2 the label based build option is not available. But it was available in 2012 build option. it is much needed feature

                                  In TFS 2015 / update 2 the label based build option is not available. But it was available in 2012 build option. it is much needed feature, so

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Copy with highlighting

                                    I would really like to see "Copy as HTML with Syntax Highlight" with the respective theme. I do copy codes to word and ppts a lot, and as of now, i need to copy the code from VSCode, put into notepad++ where it has a very simple "Copy text with syntax highlighting" and from there copy to word. It would be awesome if VSCode can have a plugin or a built in feature for the same.

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                                    • Copy common references and nuget references by ctrl+c ctrl+v in solution explorer (C#)

                                      Copy common assembly references and nuget references by ctrl+c ctrl+v in solution explorer (C#)
                                      Now it works only for files and links.

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                                      • Actually allow people to submit bug reports from the Visual Studio website instead of saying "you are not authorized"?!

                                        Actually allow people to submit bug reports from the Visual Studio website instead of saying "You are not authorized to submit the feedback for this connection" (whatever that means).

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make it easier to view the value of macros such as $(ProjectDir)

                                          Have the window that you can get from Edit --> Macros>> be a window that you can dock to your environment. Going through 7 arbitrary clicks to get there is overly annoying.

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