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  1. Revise shameful MSDN sample code

    In many cases MSDN sample code is shameful. Look at this: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/te15te69(v=vs.110).aspx

    1. Bad resource usage
    2. Bad TCP/socket code
    3. Bad crypto
    4. Bad error handling

    This piece of code is representative for what is commonly found on MSDN. In particular all socket code seems to be done by, no disrespect, an intern. If you show such code samples to expert devs at Microsoft they will be ashamed that this code has been put out.

    This is not good enough. I must have answered hundreds of Stack Overflow questions now from people who have been mislead into bad and…

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add scrollbar to Diagnostic Tools

      It's really hard to use Diagnostic Tools window on notebooks with small screen.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • cannot update visual studio 2017 rc and feedback tool crashed

        vs 2017 rc gave me a yellow flag that there is a newer version. But I got the visx missing dialog when clicking on update... same when I click on submit feedback in top right corner.

        So I redownloaded the installation which did see that vs2017 was installed and that there is an update available. but the setup operation failed. I have attached the logfile.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add squiggly line errors in Unity Project Explorer

          Would like to see errors in the Project Explorer the same as the Solution Explorer as squiggly lines. red ones, green ones, yellow ones...

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Text Editor T-SQL90 - Provide [Split Mode Option] in Tools\Options

            Provide an option to set Split Orientation:
            > Default
            > Vertical
            > Horizontal
            as in XAML-Designer\General\Split Orientation

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support typescript suggestion in function with binded context.

              Please supoprto typescript suggestion in function with binded context.

              var x = function () {
              // intellisense here
              }.bind(this)

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Suggestions dismissed through lack of votes, needs to be reviewed.

                I appreciate that community votes mean that you will be working on something that the community thinks is worthwhile, however not everyone in the community is colour blind or has problems with their eyesight in general. How on earth can the minority who need a tweak on the system get anywhere if there aren't enough votes because the majority don't have poorer eyesight? What are the minority supposed to do? Contrasting colours in the IDE is a must and I'm only here because you keep removing the contrast.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • strlen Crashes when a NULL Pointer is fed into it.

                  So, I looked at the Code to strlen it seems it needs to have a secured version that does not Crash. It looks like it's implimentation is this:

                  size_t strlen(char *str)
                  {
                  size_t i;
                  for (i = 0; str[i]; i++);
                  return i;
                  }

                  I suggest Depreciating this for a more Secured one like so:

                  size_t strlen_s(char *str)
                  {
                  if (str != NULL)
                  {
                  size_t i;
                  for (i = 0; str[i]; i++);
                  value = i;
                  }
                  else
                  {
                  value = 0;
                  }
                  return value;
                  }

                  You guys might be Wondering, Why Return 0 when you feed in a NULL Pointer? Well…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • portugês do Brasil

                    que tal ser em pt-br

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create VS 2017 IDE Documentation

                      We have IDE documentation for numerous VS versions prior to VS 2017, we have the option to choose which IDE we want in the MSDN pages. If you choose to view VS 2017 documentation the site it takes you to has nothing to do with the IDE it provides mostly marketing links nothing to do with help for the VS 2017 IDE.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Edit synced settings online.

                        I'd like a web page where I can specify settings that will serve as the ultimate authority over any VS instance I have open. VS settings can't seem to keep from getting corrupted - either because of plugins or it's own fault. Keyboard shortcuts disappear, window panes reset, and now because syncing, all my other VS instances get corrupt too!

                        If there was a web page where we could edit these settings, then Visual Studio would know that no matter what happens on the client-side, it should use those settings. I'd be happy if it was just keyboard shortcuts.

                        I…

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • XAML designer readonly option

                          The XAML designer should have a toggle that prevents auto inserting properties into the XAML code. I would still like to be able to jump to the selected control when clicking on it in the designer.

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                            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VS2017: Improve the experience of problem report

                            In my work the Problem report application of Visual Studio does not work properly, most probably because of company proxy/firewall settings.

                            I can go through the whole submit issue workflow and in the end, I am told that the report was sent and a confirmation e-mail will arrive. But the issue does not apper in VS issues and no e-mail ever arrives.

                            I suggest that the application should either be improved and provide sufficient support for the user in order to allow working in such conditions or an alternative problem report option to be added.

                            I have come across multiple…

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Auto-rotate on orientation change

                              Now we can rotate emulator with buttons in the menu. Sometimes app supports only one orientation and it would be more convenient if emulator rotated by itself when orientation in the app changes from portrait to lanscape or vice versa. We can see such situation when whole app is in portrait mode and only one or a few pages force landscape mode, for example when we play full screen video or display full screen chart. It would be good to have auto-rotate as an option for such situations.
                              Genymotion Emulator has this feature and it's very useful.

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                                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show new Goto popup (Ctrl + G) also when no file is open.

                                Popup is not shown at the moment when no file is open.

                                I would like to use it as a starting point for finding everything when i open my solution. That´s not possible. At first i have to open any file and then i am able to jump to the class i want.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • change the nuget reference paths in csproj to start at the solution directory

                                  NuGet downloads the packages at the solution directory level, which when adding a NuGet package the path in the csproj file always starts with '..\packages\' which is ok for the current project/solution structure.

                                  However I build projects from multiple solution files depending on what I am building, this means that the paths are no longer correct and the packages are not found.

                                  My solution to this it so modify the csproj file and replace the '..\packages' with '$(SolutionDir)\packages' which works no matter which solution you build with.

                                  I think that Visual Studio should do this automatically

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                                    0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Xamarin iOS C++ Library

                                    Now that VS 2015 supports native iOS C++ static library development it would be nice if such a library could be added as a reference to a C# Xamarin project with VS. This already works with Xamarin.Android and the native Android C++ support in VS. At the moment it complains about the library not being a dll.

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                                    • Enable Auto-Select Last Used Option Upon Intellisense Pop-Up

                                      For example, I have a

                                      "namespace" + "class object" + "sub class object" + "sub method" as follow:

                                      Foo.Foo.Foo.Foo

                                      Now, the fastest attempt that I can get is by typing:

                                      [F] > [.] > [F] > [.] > [F] > [.] > [F] > [Enter]

                                      Upon pop-up, the intellisense will not select anything until I type the key [F].

                                      If you have enable the "Auto-Select-Last-Used-Option-Upon-Intellisense-Popup", then what I need to type is:

                                      [F] > [.] > [.] > [.] > [Enter]

                                      Which is a lot faster.

                                      This feature is available until Visual Studio 2013, but is abandoned since Visual Studio…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Automatically Update Visual Studio Like Modern Browsers; Unless its major, don't tell us about it.

                                        I Love the fast release cycles on VS (good on your scrum teams!) you should have a "silently" upgrade visual studio option for background upgrades very much like chrome or firefox do. Just simply restart the product and it should be to the latest version.

                                        Or let the upgrades be a part of the windows update system that upgrade once a week when the patch updates are included.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 'Close All But Pinned' for Visual Studio

                                          A useful feature to have in Visual Studio IDE. Options exist to 'Close All Documents' and 'Close All But This', and it would add better experience to also have the option of 'Close All But Pinned'.

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