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  1. "IF(Min < x < Max)" instead of "IF(Min < x & x < Max & Min < Max)"

    It makes the code more readable and clean.

    Maybe there is a way to combine OR-statements too:
    "IF(A | B == x)" instead of "IF (A == x | B == x)"

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Unity ParameterOverride

      Unity parameter overrides should return an error if parameter names dont match actual parameters. Two days stress before I spotted it.

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        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide configuration to map custom file extension to existing Language

        I need to edit files which should be interpreted (syntax highlighting) as e.g. SQL or XML.
        I see definitions in ticino.plugin.json/vs.language.tsql(sqlDef.js) for (file)extensions - how do I get my custom file extension in there?

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Button/Shortcut for "last edited" position

          Jump to last edit. Often, you find yourself in a situation where you have edited in one document, while you currently find yourself in a completely different document. How do you get back to the place where you were last editing your code? That is likely to be the place where you want to get back to, in order to do some more editing.
          Whenever you click Ctrl-Q, the last edited document is found, and the cursor lands on the line where the last edit took place. Alternatively, you can click the button in the toolbar.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Current Index in foreach loop

            Add current index in foreach loop. Current implementation is like

            int index;
            foreach (Object o in collection)
            {
            index = collection.indexOf(o);
            }

            Or we can have extension method or LINQ to get the current index in loop,

            Following implementation would be great

            foreach (Object o in collection, index)
            {
            var idx = this.index;
            }

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              2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Named Tab-Wells

              I want a new feature. The rest of your users want it too, just they don't know it yet. This is it:

              You support tab-wells in VS. (blogs.msdn.com/.../document-well-2010-plus.aspx)

              That is, you allow to undock tabs from the main VS window and let them be displayed in a separate window (that you can move to another screen and so on).

              What I want is two things:

              1) Make those tab-well-windows able to be minimized. In VS2013 you can't do that and it is VERY annoying. Perhaps it is better not to minimize them on the taskbar, but just minimize their size…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve the export of test plan/test results

                It is possible to export the test plan with suites to printer or email, why not Excel?
                It seems the export only contains the test cases, with or without steps etc. but where are the test results?

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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make it easier to update extensions whose installers run outside of visual studio.

                  When we have more than one extension to update (today it's insights and typescript) we need to do it like this:

                  * click update (1) in the Extension and Updates manager
                  * wait for installer to load
                  * close visual studio
                  * wait for installer to finish
                  * yay (1)
                  * open visual studio
                  * click update (2) in the Extension and Updates manager
                  * wait for installer to load
                  * close visual studio
                  * wait for installer to finish
                  * yay (2)
                  * open visual studio
                  * back to work

                  It would be nice to provide a wait to…

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                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Rename Column in SSDT Tabular model editor should update references in other formulas

                    When I rename a column in the SSDT Tabular model editor, and that column is referenced in formulas in other columns, it would be nice if the designer offered to update those formulas (perhaps by showing a dialog with the changes). This would make model editing easier.

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                      1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Tell the debugger to ignore exceptions of a give type and a given location in the code

                      I often have places in a program that I am debugging where I know that exceptions are going to take place. I would like to be able to break on all exceptions, and when one does occur that I know is ok to tell the debugger not to break, on that exception at that location in the program. I still want to break on all other time the exception occurs.

                      It sort of a funny type of break point with an automatic continue.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • The thrown exception dialog popup should include text from std::exception::what(), if available

                        Many developers fill out a 'what' message for the exceptions that they write, explaining the cause of the exception, for example via the runtime_error constructors. These messages are available in the debugger, but you have to dig through a watch window to get them. They should be presented automatically in the popup dialog which is presented when an uncaught exception is thrown. This is even more valuable for developers unfamiliar with the code they are debugging, who don't know if they should check for what(). For everyone else, it automates a repetitive task.

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please continue to develop standard types and operations for __int128, __int256, ... c++ types

                          Please continue to develop standard types and operations for __int128, __int256, ... c++ types

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix the Heads Up Display

                            I love the new heads up display within class objects, but have one issue with it. When you decorate a class or property with attributes, the heads up display inserts itself between the property/class declaration and the attributes which as you can see in the picture I attached causes an unnatural and hard to read grouping because now the attribute is grouped/closer to the property above it than the property that it actually belongs to… it seems to me like the heads up display information should be above the attributes so that the attributes would stay grouped with the property/class…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

                              Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "Current class" to the "Look in" options under Find and Replace

                                As the title suggests. This would be neat when you want to find something in the class, but it's a partial class and thus split over multiple files.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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 ability to search inside the text visualizer

                                    The text visualizer does a pretty good job for wrapping text. However, sometimes I just want to see if the text I've got is the correct one so I often copy-paste it from the visualizer to notepad and use notepad search feature. Why not have the ability to search for text directly inside the text visualizer itself?

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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 →
                                      • 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 →
                                        • List symbols in a module like x command in windbg

                                          In WinDbg, if the pdb symbol of a module is loaded, it can display and search for symbols in the module, by using "x" command. In Visual Studio, it doesn't seem to have this functionality. I hope I am able to do this in Visual Studio too.

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