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  1. Support labels on loop control statements

    Allow break and continue statements to specify which loop they refer to, rather than always binding them to the innermost loop. For example:

    FileLoop:
    foreach (string fileName in fileList)
    {
    . . string[] lines = getLines(fileName);

    . . for (int lineNum = 0; lineNum < lines.Length; ++lineNum)
    . . {
    . . . . foreach (string word in splitLineToWords(lines[lineNum]))
    . . . . {
    . . . . . . if (word == targetWord)
    . . . . . . {
    . . . . . . . . Console.WriteLine(fileName + " has the target at line " + (lineNum…

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      3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Put vb.net in a good way to c#

      The proposed vb.net error handling "ERR goto On" approach to c#.
      Automatic in front with a space.
      Automatic add "()" as "VB.net 2010"
      ......... More intelligent

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow creation of child group in natvis

        Natvis is great, but it is missing a few features. This is one of them.

        There is no way to create a child node that has child nodes. The reasons for why this would be useful are:

        1. when there's a monolithic class (yes, this is not how it should be done, but it is legacy) has lots of elements in it and it would be great if items could be grouped into related sections.
        2. when there are 2D arrays that need to be expressed but the entire array should only be expanded when I show the child node.

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          3 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include Microsoft Band Emulator

          Hi all , I would like to suggest to had Microsoft Band Emulator in Visual Studio because some of the student interest to developed the Microsoft Band Apps but can't afford to buy the Microsoft Band. Thank You.

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            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • More support when editing a Project files

            More support when editing a Project files.
            I think it's good when all support functions of the Project File and the Solution File are also supported on the Properies. Without open the project file always in Text-Editor to Change importend things. For example, the Build Configuration or ClickOnce settings. Other sample changing a projecttype in Project file, for example, from "WinForms" to "WPF" (without manual change the Guid)

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow delegates to be discovered and shown for test codelenses

              For frameworks like MSpec and NSpec, and other similar BDD frameworks, allow the delegates to be discovered and participate in codelens (both; accessible to launch a test, as well as to have called methods show codelenses with the tests that are testing the method).

              (Related: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/11592465-include-helper-methods-and-setup-methods-in-test-c)

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Don't install Azure SDK unless selected in the installer

                I've installed VS 2015U1 and again the extension manager wants me to update Azure SDK. I haven't installed it. I haven't selected anything Azure in the installer. There should not be any updates for Azure SDK.
                Same goes for SQL server update for database tools.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Delete App Insights from within Visual Studio

                  It would be efficient to be able to delete App Insights using the cloud explorer.

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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Code Map Useless / Crashes Visual Studio - Make it simpler

                    The code map is far too complicated, I just want to Map one Project Item to see if which internal or External Procedures and functions (with names) its calling.

                    Also I'd like to print it, but it zooms to 4% making it any bigger really slows the movement down and Visual Studio becomes unresponsive.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve Windows Mobile 8.1 "Alarms" application.

                      I want to improve the application Windows Mobile 8.1 "Alarms".
                      My application will be called "Alarms & Beeps (| Chimes)".
                      "Alarm" needed once a day.
                      Beeps (| Chimes) needed several times a day: "It is time to go out to work," "Time for tea", "Time to go home," and so on.
                      Beeps (| Chimes) does not require a user response, the sound is played once and the app is closed.
                      I will add to the program RadioButton or CheckBox or ToggleSwitch to affect the behavior of the program.
                      Can I get the source?

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Have "Restart Visual Studio" and/or "Reload Environmental Variables" option in IDE

                        It is often the case that you are changing/working with environmental variables, many of which may be used as link/include paths (ie, "$(LINK_TO_MY_LIBS)") . It would be great if you did not have terminate and restart visual studio in order to see new environmental variables or changes.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Prevent Visual Studio from opening a solution that is already open in another instance of Visual Studio.

                          Don't let visual studio open the same instance of a solution twice. Give a message, "this solution is already open in another instance." It is common to make this mistake (particularly on windows 10 where you have multiple desktops) and it is irritating to get a cascade of permissions errors (which is what happens now. )

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Intellitrace show duration for a Entry/Exit block

                            When using IntelliTrace with webrequest it is possible to see the duration of method calls.

                            This is is not possible when making custom diagnostics event or the existing built in.

                            ex. it would be nice to see the actual duration for a ADO.NET trace, to get a general ide of the performance of the SQL.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Don't recompile source file on comment changes.

                              It would be nice if one wouldn't need to recompile a *.cpp/*.c file upon changing comments. I only work with VC so I don't know if this also applies for *.cs or other source files.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a functional #Error directive.

                                There are times, especially when I am testing different algorithms that I am using #If directives, where it would be handy to have a #Error directive if I miss any of my acceptable values among the #If, #ElseIf directives. I tried using #Error, but the error message from the compiler was not entirely useful. Mind you, I was looking for an error if it tried compiling that line...

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow wysiwyg viewing/editing of XML code documentation comments

                                  Creating properly formatted XML code documentation currently involves you having to manually insert the relevant tags, and you only see the final result if you generate the XML comments into help files.

                                  It would encourage better quality documentation of code if the XML was replaced by an in-line wysiwyg editor.

                                  Having the fully formatted documentation visible directly in the code would make it more useful for people viewing it later.

                                  Since the nicely formatted version (like you see in MSDN) would take up a fair bit of space it should only only the summary and parameter information by default and…

                                  6 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Visual Studio a proxy server!

                                    This sounds mad, but in just about all jobs, authenticating via the proxy is a nightmare. Getting tools to work via the proxy is a nightmare.

                                    Now we have npm, bower, PowerShell, and any future CLI tools and they are proving to be plain miserable in a corporate setting.

                                    I suggest that VS has a built-in proxy server that we can point these tools at to just make them work.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a quick way to filer/reduce the "Found in Build" items in Create Bug webforms in TFS, as I see 100s to scroll thru in a busy environment

                                      Too many builds shown in the Found In Build list in the Create Bug webform in TFS.

                                      Yes I can enter free text, but finding an actual true build in the list is slow and frustrating.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Sort list of installed NuGet packages alphabetically

                                        In the new version (3.3.0.167) of NuGet Package Manager, the list of installed packages is not sorted (see the attached image). Sort the list of installed packages alphabetically (as it was in the previous version of Nuget PAckage Manager) or provide an option to sort the list.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow TFS to store files that start with $

                                          (First you need a TFS/Source Control category)

                                          My suggestion is to support files that start with $

                                          There are many third party javascript libraries that use $ has the first character now. TFS needs to allow those to be checked into source control.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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