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  1. allow extension methods to be defined in instance classes

    Currently, extension methods can only be defined in a static class. It would be very helpful if an extension method could also be defined in an instance class, so that this was possible:

    public class Foo
    {
    public void DoBar()
    {
    new Qux().GetBaz("corge").DoGrault();
    }

    private static Baz GetBaz(this IQux qux, string s)
    {
    // Get Baz from qux here...
    }
    }

    This simply enables a more fluent syntax for private helper methods. This can improve readability of the code compared to a more procedural-looking use of normal static helper methods.

    The current workaround is to define a new internal static…

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      8 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support JavaScript debugging for Microsoft edge

      Visual Studio should stop debugging when Microsoft Edge is closed. Additionally Visual Studio should be able to debug JavaScript running in the Microsoft Edge browser.

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        under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add support for Windows Store apps written in F# ... show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI dev

        add support for Windows Store apps written in F# (FSharp) ... to show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI development.
        <a href="https://github.com/dmitry-a-morozov/fsharp-wpf-mvc-series/wiki/Intro&quot; > link </a>

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          under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring back incremental C# compilation

            When coding Java in Eclipse, the compiler incrementally compiles the project in the background every time a file is saved. This way, when the user clicks run, the launch is instantaneous, rather than the long build process that comes with C#. This makes it easier to develop and test small changes, which in turn makes it easier to find and fix bugs.

            The C# compiler originally had this functionality, but it was removed when .NET 2.0 arrived as it could sometimes cause problems. However, given that it been proved possible in an equivalent language by the Eclipse team, coupled with…

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              10 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please bring back the "Photoshop" import option in Blend 2015

              If Photoshop importer is not supported in Blend 2015, it impedes our migration plan to Blend 2015 and we'll have to keep using Blend 2013.

              We recognize that one of the advantages of WPF is that it can separate design from logic.
              We place orders of screen designs to companies who specialize in design and we don't put the ability of using Blend as the basis of selection.
              Designers deliver products in the form of Photoshop or Illustrator. Our current partner delivers with Photoshop format.

              If we can't import Photoshop file directly, we have to create XAML with referencing the…

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                8 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for Git over ssh in Team Explorer

                Add support for ssh transport when syncing with Git repositories. libgit2 has ssh support now, so this should be fairly straightforward.

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                  17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Better project reload

                  If you work with DVCS like Git or Mercurial you always switch back and forth between branches. This always cause Visual Studio to reload projects even if they were not changed. Even if project is changed, it should not be that long. And of course it should not ask to reload each project.

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                    10 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Open-source System.Xaml

                    An open-source version of System.Xaml would provide the .NET community with an expressive, extensible, tool-friendly, and fairly mature framework for the creation of sophisticated object graphs.

                    While XML and JSON are both options for simple graphs, they lack the additional flexibility and power of features like markup extensions and attached properties, which greatly enhance the capabilities of the framework.

                    XAML has proven its broad applicability both inside Microsoft (Windows Workflow Foundation in addition to System.Windows/Windows.UI.Xaml) and outside it (Xamarin.Forms). I personally would have liked to be able to use it in .NET Core and Xamarin for a non-UI project. It…

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                      2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • XML comments schema customization in C#

                      Allow to customize the XML tags recommended for use in XML inline comments for documentation.

                      Just as in VB, a CSharpXMLDoc.xml could be saved in AppData to pass C# editor the customized XML elements.

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                        20 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sql Server Compact 5

                        Please work on the next version of sql server compact and continue supporting in visual studio. sql server compact is the best .net lite and embed database support data types,entity framework and embedding and use in the many of projects. please add support ssdt for database designer,in memory database, new nosql datatype, procedural sql command, column store index, triggers, REST request, odata, client sides api and others.

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                          24 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • High Performance line graph control based on Dynamic Data Display

                          Support for a high performance line graph control based on (or similar to) the Microsoft Research Project Dynamic Data Display (http://dynamicdatadisplay.codeplex.com/). Dynamic Data DIsplay is great but work on this project appears to have stopped.

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                            3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support IntelliSense and underlining of errors in F# Interactive

                            It's a big annoyance to not have auto completion there. C# Interactive from Roslyn supports it, and even the Immediate pane of C# and VB also have it

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                              under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add ftp, sftp, and ssh file transfer capability to Visual Code.

                              This would be helpful for working on web projects.

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                                10 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve/Reboot Visual Studio Project System

                                  Visual Studio Projects have been around for over a decade, and their projects are starting to show this fact. There are 3 primary issues with Visual Studio Projects that should be attended to in a (very-near) future release:

                                  1) The .sln format. 2001 called and wants its arcane, VB.NET-esque format back -- and we should gladly oblige, PRONTO!!!
                                  2) MSBuild XML format. The format is very difficult to work with, primarily because there is no tooling support for it. Additionally, the syntax is also arbitrary and suffers from XDom-to-POCO-mapping which is a terrible way to design any system around XML…

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                                    24 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support server SSL certificate chain inspection in Portable Class Libraries

                                    As requested in http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3158400-add-httpclient-support-in-portable-class-libraries there is now an HttpClient that can be used in Portable Class Libraries. The latest version of portable HttpClient today is 2.2.15 and it supports also SSL connections.

                                    When a SSL connection is created, the HttpClient doesn't offer any way to inspect the x.509 certificate chain returned by the remote server. I want to implement certificate pinning for additional security in my app and therefore I need an API to read the values of individual x.509 certificates.

                                    I've understood that this could be done in these frameworks:
                                    - .NET FW 2.0 (or newer): using System.Net.ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback API…

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                                      9 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2013

                                      Spec Explorer 2010, a model-based testing tool extension is supported in Visual Studio 2010/2012, this suggestion is to make it work with Visual Studio 2013.

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                                        26 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Workflow Status Designer/Visualizer on the Web

                                        The idea is to show the status of workflow graphically. Typically we can do it by re-hosting the designer in a Rich Client, but the web equivalent is rather painful. Need a new HTML5 implementation. I have been planning on starting an open source version for a LONG time now, need the right kick in the pants to get down in. In my lob app I am using a highly customized version that spits out ImageMaps (sooooo web 1.0)...

                                        Once the visualizer is up, extend it to do small designer functionalities. Something akin to Nintex's workflow designer for Sharepoint. Something…

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                                          7 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow users to install entirely to another hard drive

                                          Allow a user to install *all* of Visual Studio to a drive other than the system drive. I have a very small SSD and find it infuriating that Visual Studio can only install a third to my mechanical drive and must install 4GB to my system drive.

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                                            20 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We expect to make significant progress on this front in the upcoming release. There are some components which must be installed to the system drive for various reasons – for example, Windows hotfixes and .NET Framework releases. But we think we will be able to do a better job of honoring the chosen location in the next release.

                                            To give some transparency into the design process, one interesting wrinkle to this problem is third-party components that we install. If you choose to install Visual Studio to (say) D:\VS, where should we install something like Git for Windows or the Android SDK (if you select those components)? Should we install them into a subdirectory of D:\VS, even though other apps may use them? And should we attempt to secure the directory? C:\Program Files is only writeable by admin users, which presents a security boundary to rogue apps. Tough choices…

                                            Thanks,…

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