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  1. Dynamic class

    Include support for dynamic class in .net.

    This should allow the developer to take existing classes and either add more properties to the class in a new class, or remove properties.

    This will allow the developer to create DTO classes from original classes, cutting away the properties he wants, but maintaining the ones he wants as well.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Programatic Anonymous List Initilization

      Currently in c# it's easy to initialize a list when the entries are known. Something like:

      new int[]{1,2,4,8};
      etc.

      But it would be really handy, if I could initialize an array programatically. Something like:

      new int[] (int u =0; u < 4; u++) {return (int)Math.Pow(u,2); }

      or something like that. For multidimensional arrays it could be like

      new int[,] {(int u=0; u<5; u++), (int v=0; v < 5; v++) {return u+v;}

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make custom work item type fields editable in excel. They are currently read only.

          When I create a custom field for say a user story. e.g. "Customer Value", and then choose picklist and enter some values. If I open that list in excel to make editing large amounts of items a bit faster, the custom fields are always read only. This just makes those custom fields not as useful. It would be great if I could edit the custom field, and it even pulled in the picklist and the validation.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • precompile web project publish

            At the time of publication if you can make it so that files that have not changed are not published again

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            • Clean up MFC/ATL by building with /Wall - remove the warnings (aka sloppiness) before release

              If using MFC/ATL and compiling with /Wall, there is an ocean of warnings. The idea is for ME to find issues with MY code, the that provided my MS. There's no excuse to leaving C4365 (type conversion) warning littered everywhere. C4574, C4263, 4264 should also be addressed. C4820 is in the winnt.h file. Explicit padding to remove the warning would be more professional.

              Who knows, in the process of cleaning up, real issues can be uncovered and resolved.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Categorized Code lens and "Find all references"

                When using "Find all references" (or Code Lens), you are usually looking for a specific type of reference - for example:

                - When searching for all references of a class, you might just want to know where it's overridden.
                - When searching for the references of an abstract function in CodeLens, you sometimes just want to see the implementations of this abstract function, because F12 lead you to the abstract version.
                - When looking for the references of a variable or property, you sometimes just want to see where it's written, because you're currently investigating a bug that has to…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How to solve Microsoft Build WebSetup Error?

                  I just wrote 2 posts about web setup error on these links
                  http://bit.ly/nfiXh4
                  http://bit.ly/qV0r68
                  But I think this is not solution. Microsoft should solve quickly.
                  Thanks

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Clicking WEBSITE menu item hangs IDE

                    Open a Website Project from a network share folder. In the main nav click the WEBSITE menu item. The IDE will hang for a random amount of time while the progress cursor blinks excessively. I think the hang time is related to the size of the project.

                    I mostly need to get to the Copy Web Site.. tool. Can you make a keyboard command for that?

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • seach box - search forward and search back buttons

                      Search box is currently fiddly to search backwards. Requires click combo and change search mode to backwards, so next use of box is in search back mode and another fiddle to search forward.

                      Search box is small, so room for both a search back and search forward button. Have used in an other IDE and is very effective.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • splash screen background color picker

                          add color picker for selecting splash screen background.
                          currently i need to use only defined colors by guessing case sensitive color name.

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                            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Class Diagrams for C++/CLI

                              If you right-click and choose "View Class Diagram" for a C++/CLI file it fails EVERY TIME. PLEASE support Class Diagrams for C++/CLI code.

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                              • Create a duplicate or Clone of a Existing Windows Form

                                Hi.

                                Please add a way (Perhaps a Right-Click on a Form) to duplicate or clone an existing form (Perhaps with options to only clone the 'Layout' or to include Code with the necessary code changes to fix 'duplicate' type errors). (When you Copy/Paste a form currently in the same project multiple errors occur)

                                Thank you

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add the "Create Unit Tests" wizard back into the shortcut menu when right-clicking within the editor...

                                  Pleas add the "Create Unit Tests" wizard back into the shortcut menu when right-clicking within the editor in VS 2017...

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add an Attribute to specify an XML-schema for verifying and validating web API (WebApi) calls.

                                    Today there's the possibility of crating a class that can be used to define an input parameter for a web-API. You are able check weather the web-API framework manage to parse the input XML and map it to your input parameter (class).

                                    This is not the same as validating the submitted XML against an xml-schema, the way you can do if you manually load the XML by adding a schema to the xmlReaderSettings.

                                    A new attribute should be introduced, where it is possible to specify the schema for the web-API.
                                    It should also be possible to specify a delegate for…

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please make the Ordering of the Properties Window static! I like to have it alphabetically, not cathegorigally ordered!

                                      When I choose the Properties Window Order to be alphabetically, it always changes back to cathecorically Order. This is annoying... It is easier to find Properties the other Way...

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • please make app of windows support more systems like android.

                                        Microsoft often updates app for other system but windows. Why don't you make app on Windows better and support more more systems.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give the Watch windows more debugger context in generic situations

                                          The Watch windows could use a bit more context. For instance (as seen in the attached image): if you're debugging in a generic class, the debugger knows the current type of the type parameter. When casting a typed variable however, you can't access any of that type's properties in the Watch window.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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