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  1. Allow me to create a file with a .mobile extension

    ASP.Net supports the [filename].Mobile.cshtml file format that will load if the user is running on a mobile device. However, Visual Studio will not allow you to create a new cshtml file with a .mobile extension. I have to create the file, then rename it. If nothing else, provide a checkbox that says "This is a mobile page".

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • rdlc(local report) can export to CSV

      rdlc(local report) can export to CSV

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        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring Gitter chat to Visual Studio

        Would be cool to see the Gitter chat in Visual Studio.

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        • Coded UI suport for SAP as SAp is where most of the tests are automated and people are ready to invest in automaiton

          Enterprise applications like SAP and AX are long term investments and IT managers are spending their money for automaton as the ROI is good and that's where MS VS also should focus their energy to make Coded UI as the preferred automation tool and win against competition like QTP and Renorex

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Typescript query language for object arrays

            As every body knows, queries to objects is such a great idea since I saw it working on .NET. It's barely an idea but it would be powerful, I don't know, is my opinion. The idea is translate the query's semantic to array native operations. Also it could be encapsulated into self-invoked anonymous function. Sorry for my English and indentation code. I'm Cuban but I'm fascinated with TypeScript.
            var numberArray = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9];
            var query = from number in numberArray where number >= 3 select number;
            Must compile:
            var numberArray = [1, 2,…

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            • keep a history of pinned tabs

              When I'm working on a part of a project, I usually have some tabs pinned that I regularly have to change. But sometimes, something comes up and I have to work on another part for a while. So those pinned tabs are not needed at the moment and are in the way when I'm working on the other part. But when that finishes and I'm going back to work on the first part. So I want the pinned tabs back I was using.
              I would be handy if you can keep a history of pinned tabs or are able to…

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              • Prepend folder name to title bar text

                If you open a folder (as opposed to a single file), it would be helpful to have the top-level folder name be shown in the title bar (along with the active file name, but shown first). This makes sense because opening a folder is like treating that folder as a "project" - and the UI would be similar to how Visual Studio shows you the project name in the title bar (as opposed to the active file name).

                This is especially important when working with multiple instances of VS Code in different folders. You may have lots of "_Layout.cshtml" files…

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                • Preconditions and postconditions like in Spec#

                  I want to see the work done for Spec# implemented in an upcoming version of the C# compiler. It would really help me as a developer writing code that is easily verifiable.

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • WPF DropShadowEffect optimization for opaque rectangular elements

                    The current behavior of any descendent of a visual tree element with a drop shadow on it setting the whole shadowed element's rect to become dirty causes a lot of unnecessary rendering in some cases. I propose a flag is added to DropShadowEffect such that the shadow is only updated if the rect of the parent element changes.

                    In our use case, a dockable control (we use a third party docking library) has a DropShadowEffect on it. The dockable control only changes its dimensions when the user resizes the UI and the background of the dockable control is always fully…

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add access modifiers in interface

                      I think we need a posibility to add access modifier to interface method or property so we will be able to write something like

                      interface ITest
                      {
                      string Name { get; private set; }

                      private void DoSomething();
                      }

                      Even if it is not possible with methods, it is possible with properties, i am sure

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • You should inform people that when install Visual Studio Express 2013 for "Free" that it is actually a FREE trial, not the full product.

                        You should inform people that the Visual studio 'Free' version is actually a FREE trial, not the full product like it is advertised. I am student at Utah Military Academy and my class downloaded this program for our computer programming class hoping to have a powerful C++ compiler for our studies. Only to find that our trial periods are almost complete in the middle of a final project. Hopefully this gets fixed to avoid future situations like ours. Thank you!

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                        • Show brief status in tool window tabs

                          To save screen space I would like to have many tool windows minimized. However then I can't see important information unless I manually expand them.

                          If windows could provide a brief status in the tab they could tell me enough information to know if I need to open the window and look at the details.

                          Some examples:
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                          The Test explorer window could display (x,y,x) with x = number of passed tests, y = no of failed tests and z = no skipped tests in the last test run.
                          Preferably with a green, red and orange border around each number. …

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                          • Keep Property Window contents visible when switching from WinForm designer to WinForm code

                            When switching from a WinForm's designer to THAT SAME WinForm's code view, I'd expect the Properties window to not lose its view (get cleared), but keep on showing the object I have select in the WinForm designer (if I go back to the WinForm designer tab it shows the Properties again).

                            That way I'll be able to edit multiple Properties/Events of the object I've selected without going back and forth between the WinForm designer and the WinForm code tabs lots of times which becomes a distraction

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                            • Better variant support in vb.net?

                              I have been fooling around with devices in VB.NET and I have found out that variant support for c++ dll modules is poor at best in VariantHelper. Would it be possible to have an advanced version of variants in vb.net much like vb6? It is annoying when some modules such as native c++ dlls require full-fledged variant and will not work with the object data type. Can you please tell me if this will be implemented in a future version as a possible datatype?
                              I would equate this similar to var functionality in C# but a little more complex. If…

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                              • Add async foreach to C# and IAsyncEnumerator to .NET

                                • C# feature 1 (foreach-await):

                                foreach (var item in AWAIT asyncEnumerable) { ... }

                                • .NET interfaces

                                public interface IAsyncEnumerable<T> : IEnumerable<T> {
                                IAsyncEnumerator<T> GetAsyncEnumerator();
                                }

                                public interface IAsyncEnumerator<T> : IEnumerator<T> {
                                Task<bool> MoveNextAsync();
                                }

                                • C# feature 2 (async-yield):

                                async IAsyncEnumerable<XmlNodeType> TokenizeXmlAsync(XmlReader reader) {
                                while (await reader.ReadAsync()) {
                                yield reader.NodeType;
                                }
                                }

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                                Imagine a scenario when you run a SQL query and read results row by row, but you don't won't to block a thread in your app because you are waiting on a reader to read and parse the next row from the network stream, and…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Multiline TODO

                                  Often it's not possible to describe a TODO in a single line. Visual Studio highlights only the first line of a multiline TODO comment (the line that starts with (TODO:). Would be great to devise a syntax that allows multiline TODOs. See screenshot.

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                                  • Alt + double click to multi select text

                                    Selecting text vertically has to be one of my favourite features of the IDE (ie, click the start position, hold down the Alt key and use the mouse to select the end location then edit the block at once).

                                    I would like to see a slight variation on the same idea in addition to the current functionality. Hold down Alt then double click a bunch of items such as method names and either a bunch of items at the same time.

                                    Note: This is not the same as refactoring although refactoring could be enhanced with this.

                                    An addition

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                                    • New Project should create x64 Platform settings

                                      When a user creates a new project, they are only provided with default settings for building a Win32 app. They should be given the option to create the platform settings for x64 - or select which platforms they want to build for.

                                      Currently, for every project created, the user must go into the Configuration Manager, find the project they wish to add x64 platform to and go through the dialogs to copy them from Win32. Visual Studio could do this as part of the New Project wizard.

                                      Maybe provide the user with an option to choose which platforms they want…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.DataSource.CSV work under 64bit again

                                        Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.DataSource.CSV works fine in 32bit, but not under 64bit.

                                        Makes it a fairly useless feature if we can only unit test under 1 architecture, and quite painful, in that none of the documentation that describes this feature mentions that it only works under 32 bit environments.

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                                        • Have Window.MovetoNextTabGroup and Window.MovetoPreviousTabGroup work across monitors

                                          Window.MovetoNextTabGroup and Window.MovetoPreviousTabGroup only work on a single monitor. If you have multiple monitors, it would be nice for the code file to travel across them; kind of like Window Key + left/right works on Windows 7

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