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  1. bitfields

    Bitfields are necessary for formatting and parsing binary files, Ethernet packet data, etc. where fields are packed and do not have a standard length (not 8, 16, 32 bits, etc.). Right now you HAVE to write code to do this. In C++ you just follow a member variable with a colon and its length, in bits. (Of course, then packing should work down to the bit level as well)

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add XAML IntelliSense Filters

      I would find it really useful if the IntelliSense suggestions for XAML were filterable like they are in C# and other languages. There should be a filter for all the properties of the object, and then another one for attachable properties. That way, when all you want to deal with is the properties for an object, you don't have to go scrolling through 1000 options just to find a specific one that you forgot the name of.

      The pictures show what XAML IntelliSense looks like now, and what it should look like, as it does in C#.

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        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Forms about Design, Layout, Toolbox

        Forms layout side could be center or manually like wpf , and I would to zoom forms sometimes. Toolbox could update, some new components can add, especially about design.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • to give us a chance to collapse all folders in team explorer in one click

          It will be great to see all folders collapsed in team explorer in pending changes window, or maybe a checkbox to collapse or toggle all folders, thanks

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Windows API or me function which allow "Take Smapshot" using C++ code while Performance Profiler - Memory Usage is running。

            Just a customer code to take snapshot during profiler memory usage, I didn't find the API now/

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Highlight implemented interface methods on vertical ruler when selecting the implemented interface at class definition

              VS2017 with resharper is making me more and more productive.
              One of the missing really awesome features of Eclipse w/ Java IDE is:
              When selecting the extended or implemented supertypes at the class definition in the code editor the methods overriden or implemented should be highlighted on the vertical ruler on the right side of the code editor.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • C# local (nested) methods: They work great in Pascal, and are sorely missed in C#.

                The ability to nest methods within other methods was a terrific feature in Pascal, and I really hate that they are not part of C#. They are a perfect way to isolate small bits of code that perform a single function without cluttering up the entire class. There does not seem to be any downside that I can see.

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Pragma option to disable IntelliSence

                  A pragma option cound be added in C++ so Intellisence would not parse that part of the code until enabled.
                  Option to exclude a whole file or VS folder.

                  I use OpenCL and OpenGL languages and IntelliSence is not really helping with these files...

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • that using MTM I should be able to see load test key indicators as same as running from Visual Studio

                    While running a load test in VS ultimate, I can view key indicator graphs which helps me in understanding response time etc but when I am trying to execute the same load test from MTM(with TFS integrated ) I cannot see any of the graphs.

                    I should be able to see such graphs.

                    Kindly refer to this thread:-
                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/40eb08dc-0840-4823-b838-f1ef98666ec3/load-test-result-in-mtm-as-visual-studio-graphs?forum=vstest

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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make an Option to Automatically Update Visual Studio

                      When there is an update for Visual Studio, you have to take an hour of your time (which is a lot to busy people) to wait for it to update. There should be an option to automatically update Visual Studio when it is not in use so that you wouldn't have to wait so long.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for non-IIS Web Projects

                        I've been using Visual Studio for the last 6 years, coming from a Java background before it, using Eclipse. I've moved to a company where employees are allowed to use their IDE of choice, and the current system I'm working on is split into a Java back-end project and a separate front-end project.

                        I love the Visual Studio web tooling, but am a bit upset that there is a dependency on IIS to create web projects. I would love to be able to set up a small HTTP Server client, whether its XAMPP or even 'http-server' from NPM and be…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • negative check "[variable] is not [type]" like in "[variable] is [type]"

                          for convenience like in "if (variable is type)" we could also use to check the negative "if (variable is not type)"

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Data Compare automation table list

                            This is a copy of the ticket here: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/2238554-data-compare-automation-table-list?tracking_code=1d1709c3782b3501b0ab7fa8837b7534

                            It was suggested if this is still valid to reopen a new ticket or search for an existing ticket. There are many folks looking for similar functionality to this in many littler tickets... This is still desired!

                            It would be nice to save data comparisons (in a definition file, etc) or pass in which tables to compare via command line / command utility. When comparing data in larger databases (say, 500+ tables) and I want to compare only a subset of tables (say, 50-100) the interface requires manually selecting only the…

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                              0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VS2017 IDE unresponsive

                              There were many old suggestions about IDE responsiveness for previous versions, however I think you have taken it to a new level which makes us when less productive. Whilst in the older versions we could generally see when tasks were being performed, e.g. NuGet packages were being downloaded and applied. Now there is no indication at all during initial load of a solution, instead the IDE becomes completely unresponsive, at best, showing the Visual Studio is busy toast when we try to do something. Please make the tasks sychronous and at least display the spinning cursor or a loading progress…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • make the install take quicker

                                I think I said it all above

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                                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change ugly VS 2015 Update 1 icon

                                  Change ugly VS 2015 icon or get back the old one and change VS 2013 icon instead

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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Rebuild and Debug / Rebuild and Run

                                    Additional buttons "Rebuild and Debug" / "Rebuild and Run" like "Debug"

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Automated Database Documentation Feature in SSDT

                                      It would really nice to see if we were able to quickly generate database documentation in different formats of the model we work using SQL Database Project.

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Code Anchors

                                        You add a table of contents for each script so it shows you a list of functions classes etc. and you can jump to the line of code it is defined.
                                        It would allso be nice to have such funconality for "anchors" so you can place a spot, name it and have an easy way to jump to it.
                                        That would make long codes easyer to navigate!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support debugging with EdgeJS

                                          It would be nice if i could debug my JS code that is running in a .net process using EdgeJS. Currently the node insepector seems to be the only option to do that.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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