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  1. It would be very nice and practical to right-click on the namespace in Visual Studio and have Nuget go out and retrieve the needed packages.

    It would be very nice and practical to right-click on the namespace in Visual Studio and have Nuget go out and retrieve the needed packages for the reference.

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      1 comment  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ... allow entries in the watch window to be moved up and down

      I sometimes just want to re-order the expressions/variables in a watch window when I'm debugging so they make logical sense (to me at least) as I step through code. It'd be great to have little up/down arrows so I can quickly re-order the variables. Debugging is hard enough!

      Many thanks

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automatically reopen project after Visual Studio crashes

        I've been getting random crashes while working on javascript and css while compiling. When the program crashes it reloads Visual Studio. It would be helpful if Visual Studio reopened my project.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "go to line window" not a blocking dialog , bigger , darker , and change target file when i change files in the IDE

          I need the "goto line dialog" to be a non blocking dialog , bigger , darker , and change target file when i change files in the IDE

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for __STDC_IEC_559_COMPLEX__

            As far as I can tell complex numbers are not supported in Visual C. I understand that support for complex numbers in C99 and C11 is optional but I would really like you to implement them. I started using VC after it introduced C99 and I am really enjoying it. However, I am forced to switch to mingw - which is a great tool-chain but not as convenient for a student as VC- every time I need to use complex numbers.

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              0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Simplified XML comment tags (for less cluttered code)

              XML docs should support some simplified versions of commonly used comments. For example:

              /// <summary>
              /// This is a mess
              /// </summary>
              public int Mess;

              can be expressed in doxygen like this:

              /// @brief This is clear
              public int Clear;

              This makes for MUCH easier to read code and less clutter. With XML docs the tags can take up more space than the required comments! This makes code hard to read - especially since the programmer looses a lot of vertical code space.

              Also, for simple one line comments it would be nice to have the summary appended to the…

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Simple one, the dark theme's highlighted lines are not in contrast enough to find easily.

                When I click on an object in the display, and it highlights the object in the xaml code while using the dark theme, I can barely find the highlighted line, because the contrast between highlighted and not highlighted is very faint. I proposed a more bold highlight.

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                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a debug feature to show code-behind usage for a particular UI interaction

                  I'm currently working on a complicated legacy application with many forms, tabs and UI elements. Sometimes I notice a problem when interacting with the UI and want to debug the code-behind. Unfortunately, it's often very difficult to figure out from the visual representation which of the many controls in the application is actually the relevant one and therefore which code is being executed so that I can set a breakpoint. It would be extremely useful if VS provided some kind of tracing tool that could be set to trigger on the next UI interaction (e.g mouse-down) that would automatically capture/sample…

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring back the full System.Net.NetworkInformation.dll for UWP

                    WinRT seems to limit what a UWP app can be, normally I can use classes like Ping and DNS. Using these I can make an app that lets people know who is home or not. Since that has been removed the workaround for not having Ping or DNS is to know the device ahead of time and if a port is open for a socket connection. This involves to much information to be know about each device, where as ping does not have to worry about specific ports. I don't want to see WinRT holding back what C# is capable…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • DEP0001 error needs more information.

                      When I try to deploy my solution, my code is failing with a DEP0001 error (0x80073CF6) and there is NOTHING ELSE to go on. Search around and you will find LOTS of people are trying LOTS of possibilities but nothing definite. There should be a log entry, or error text in the Output window, something...ANYTHING to guide Joe User to the actual problem. This is a huge hole in VS and I'm sorry to say I'm stuck in it.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 关于this。

                        在函数内部,虽然可以省略this,但有this的话,可以加强可读性的。虽然C#不像js和java。为什么建议省略this呢?另外北京微软有空位没,我想去~
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide a blog post on compiling for Android and iOS architectures in Visual Studio

                          Apple requires apps to support 32 and 64 bit. When building a static library It's not clear how to do this. Is it compile for ARM and ARM64 then use lipo on the Mac to combine the files, or does VS support some other way?

                          If I want to compile a Android dynamic library for armeabi, armeabi-v7a, armeabi-v8a using VS how do I do this? Is it possible?

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                            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Task List filter/sort/search option to Task List window

                            When working on large projects, I use a custom set of Task List Tokens to leave clear and concise in-line notation making it easier to identify tasks by category, subcategory and priority as follows:

                            // {Token} | {Category} | {Sub-category}: {Description}

                            example:

                            // TODO | REFINE: add detailed exception message

                            // REVIEW | IMPL: ensure accuracy in edge-cases

                            // BUG | CRITICAL: marshalling error

                            etc, etc...

                            It would be great to be able to sort/filter/search these in the Task List window for very large projects.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • In Designer, Right Click on Control to get DEFINITION and REFERENCES in the CODE!

                              When Viewing Designer, WYSIWYG GUI for a Form,
                              Provide Right Click on Control to goto DEFINITION or REFERENCES in the Code..
                              Currently it is necessary to do a TEXT Search for the Control Name to find it in the code.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • put the Refactoring menu back in context-menu

                                I REALLY dislike that the Refactoring menu options have been moved from the right-click context menu into the new 'quick actions' thing.

                                It moved something that was already easy to access into something that is awkward to use.
                                It is awkward to use the Quick Actions from the context menu because the Quick Actions opens in a different menu structure, with a different screen alignment and visual style.
                                So you open a menu to open a different menu to be able to access the action that used to be on the first menu!

                                I don't mind how the quick actions…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Facilitate association of open file lists to Git branches

                                    Many companies that use GIT have the policy of using temporary branches for feature work and bug fixes. Then we merge the branch changes back to the Integration or Escrow branches. I often have many feature-work branches that I need to switch among on a daily basis. It would be GREAT if we could associate an open file list (within the same solution) with a Git branch. Now I have to make notes of the files that I am working within a particular feature area branch so when I switch branches, I can get back to work on the feature…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • switch case

                                      Add a switch statement of selection by type:

                                      switch (typeof(myvar))
                                      {
                                      case TypeA; ActionA; break;
                                      case TypeB; ActionB; break;
                                      }

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bases de datos en red

                                        Buenos días,

                                        Estoy desarrollando una aplicación con Visual Estudio 2015 en una unidad de red creando Bases de datos SQL Express (.mdf) en el directorio del proyecto (es una unidad de red en un servidor). El problema me ha surgido cuando he actualizado el motor de la base de datos a SQL Server Express 2008. Desde entonces cuando quiero acceder a las bases de datos me produce un error en el que indica que el archivo mdf se encuentra en una unidad de red no permitida para archivos de base de datos. ¿Porque me sale este error ahora? ¿Cómo lo…

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