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  1. make header include refactoring possible

    Would be great to have a tool which will automatically remove unused headers. I a big projects (more than 1^6 LOC ) this becomes really both code and compile-time issue over the time.

    Another idea is to move from precompiled header those header files which are used only once and move those used more than once into precompiled header. Ideally those thresholds are configurable.

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      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add official support for Blend Extensions

      Currently there is almost no documentation how to extend Blend. I have seen some examples in the wild which seem to be the result of reverseengeneering rather than beeing officialy supported. Some of the suggestions posted here could be easyly programmed by the community.

      [Blend team response]
      In addition to voting for this idea, please leave a comment letting us know what extensions you would like to use in Blend.

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        9 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • support arithmetic operations on Blend numeric textfields

        why not support arithmetic operations on numeric textfields, it can add a real plus-value to the tool and can improve the productivity of the designer/developer

        example:

        24*7

        480/3

        240*0.8

        24*2+200

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          3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your feedback.

          While this is a good idea, and something we would love to eventually get to, we don’t have immediate plans to add this to Blend. However, we will keep tracking it because it will eventually rise up to the top of our backlog.

          Thanks,
          Unni

          Program Manager,
          Visual Studio

        • Make Intellisense snappier

          Intellisense for VB, C#, C++ should be faster.

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            3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show <returns> and <value> contents of XML Documentation of target member in the IntelliSense tooltip

            C# IntalliSense does not show contents of <returns> and <value> element of target members' XML Documentation. But these often contain important information, and its length is usually enough short to show in the tooltip, so the IDE should include these content in the IntelliSense tooltip.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add GlowEffect and Multipass Shaders.

              Hard to fake inner Glow effect right now. Multipass Shaders would allow to implement those effects yourself.

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Exclude outlining operations from the undo/redo stack

                There's something really annoying in Visual Studio : where I expand or collapse a method or code region, this action is pushed on the undo stack. So if I edit some code in a method, then collapse that method, and then want to undo my change, I have to undo twice : once for the collapse action, and once for the change in code. This can be VERY confusing if you expanded or collapsed several things after editing the code, the editor keeps jumping to different places and you don't know whether your changes have been undone or not... Please,…

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                  14 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support elastic tab stops

                  Support elastic tab stops! Just look at the picture on this web site:

                  http://nickgravgaard.com/elastictabstops/

                  P.S. we should be able to make the choice between spaces/tabs/elastic tabs on a per-solution (or per-project) basis.

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                    7 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a ResourceManager abstraction mechanism

                    The existing System.Resources.ResourceManager is based on .resx files built into a fallback assembly with multiple satellite assemblies. This model works fine for some situations but it is inappropriate for others. It is relatively easy to create custom resource managers but it is not simple to get an application to use the custom resource manager instead of the ResourceManager.

                    What is needed is an abstraction from the 'default' ResourceManager - a mechanism by which I can tell my application to use *my* resource manager instead of System.Resources.ResourceManager.

                    The solution should not be tied to a specific user interface technology. For example…

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                      3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • WeakReference and WeakEvent operators

                      //weak reference:
                      var value = weak(new Reference());

                      //weak event:
                      var source = GetLongRunningObject();
                      source.PropertyChanged += weak(source_PropertyChanged)

                      Or in VB.NET:
                      'reference:
                      Dim source = Weak(GetReference)

                      'event:
                      Dim source = GetLongRunningObject();
                      AddWeakHandler source.PropertyChanged, AddressOf source_PropertyChanged

                      I would surely prefer a symbol operator rather than a verbose one, but I would prefer seeing it in the language

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                        4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • WPF support in Lightswitch

                        How about replacing Silverlight with WPF for the desktop client to get rid of the pixel rendering performance issues with Silverlight? Since LS now has HTML support for web clients, Silverlight could be replaced with a more powerful desktop client like WPF ( I would even take Winforms if it substantially increased performance ).

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                          5 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add SFTP/SCP as a publish method for web projects

                          SFTP/SCP is not available as a publish method for web projects. This means that you have to publish to a local directory and then copy the files to the remote server via an external SFTP/SCP tool if you server or hosting provider uses that protocol, which is cumbersome.

                          It would be more convenient to have the option built-in, since a lot of system admins are moving to SFTP/SCP for security purposes.

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring Silverlight Back-The best product that Microsoft ever built

                            Microsoft we all know that you are in troubled waters after the surface debacle, Windows-8 also is a major flop. But still we are with you and we can hit back, just bring back one weapon from the junkyard, 'SILVERLIGHT', the best product Microsoft ever built. Work on Silverlight 6 and see how the tables turn. Please bring it back.

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Basic 6 clone...

                              Produce an updated version of Visual Basic 6 - a version free from the ridiculousness and bloat-ware that is called the .NET platform... one that fully compiles its programs without need for a separate runtime. If Microsoft won't update VB6, why not sell it to a company that will, or make it open source? The answer is simple. Selling VB6 to another company or making it open source will make it a competitor to VB.NET, and you don't want that because Microsoft knows an updated version of VB6 would blow the doors off of VB.NET, and you are purposely using…

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                                24 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate more functions of "Productivity Power Tools" into VS

                                I'm so glad to see VS11 beta release. I find many new features integrated to VS11 beta from "old" Productivity Power Tools extension, such as new Solution Explorer, Quick Access and so on. But I do see many more features of "Productivity Power Tools" in VS11 beta, such as Auto Brace Completion, Fix Mixed Tabs, Align Assignments, Tools Options Support and more. So I hope the full functions of "old" Productivity Power Tools integrated to the VS11, and also we can config these features in the Option of VS11. Please take a think about my suggestion. Thanks a lot!

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                                  8 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make MS Test Opensouce

                                  So many things in the Microsoft universie is open sourced but MS Test is currently not. Please makemit opensource so we can enhance it with additional features as well as removeing old flaws.

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                                    8 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      41 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow me to link Visual C++ filters to specific directories

                                      Please give me a way to associate a directory for a given filter (ie folder) in VC++. The directory would be used as the default when I click on a filter and run the Add New wizard. This would help greatly on larger projects with elaborate directory structures.

                                      Here is an example of how the current setup is maddening. Imagine I am working on something that has a directory structure like this

                                      \Foo
                                      \build
                                      \msvc << VC++ files here
                                      \brandX << build/make files for your competition
                                      \include
                                      \Algorithms
                                      sort.h
                                      \Collections
                                      vector.h
                                      \src
                                      \Algorithms
                                      sort.cpp
                                      \Collections
                                      vector.cpp

                                      I can create Filters…

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                                        8 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please implement C# compiler and WPF for WebAssembly

                                        WebAssembly or wasm is an experimental efficient low-level programming language for in-browser client-side scripting, which is currently in development. WebAssembly is portable bytecode which is designed to be faster to parse than JavaScript, as well as to execute faster. The team working on WebAssembly include people from Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple (who respectively control the four major browsers, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari).

                                        https://github.com/WebAssembly/design/blob/master/FAQ.md

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                                          5 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide intellisense in rehosted designer scenario

                                          Intellisense should work automatically against C# and VB expressions but also allow hooks for other expression languages.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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