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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • implement ignore keyword or allow missing catch block in C#

      Add ignore(...) to use instead of catch(...){...} or allow one to use catch(...) without a following {...} block

      Please see description at
      https://zoomicon.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/suggestion-implement-ignore-keyword-or-allow-missing-catch-block-in-c/

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make it clearer that you cannot currently edit code (Debug Mode for example)

        Currently I'm working on a SPA project running on ASP.NET. Oftentimes I stay in Debug mode because I can simply edit my .html and .js files, save, and refresh the page in the browser. However, sometimes I have to edit a .cs file in the project and I go to start typing in the file and am greeted by an annoying modal popup that says "Changes are not allowed while code is running."

        It would be nice if there could be some better visual indication in the editor that editing the current file is disabled due to code running and…

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Have JavaScript Intellisense remember my recent completions

          Unlike C# Intellisense, JavaScript Intellisense does not remember recent completions. For example, my current project uses the keyword "prototype" 176 times and does not use the method propertyIsEnumerable() at all. Yet, when I try to code completion on an object that has both, and I type 'p', the default selection is propertyIsEnumerable because it comes earlier in alphabetical order.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add virtual extension methods (default interface implementations, default methods, traits) to C#

            C# has extension methods, which allow one to define a method that is syntactically invoked on an instance, but defined as a static method on another type. However, these methods lack one very important feature of normal methods: they cannot be overridden by specific implementations.

            Java 8 in contrast introduced an alternative concept, called virtual extension methods, which could be beneficial for C# as well. Virtual extension methods are defined as interface methods with default implementations:

            public interface IMyInterface
            {
            string Property { get; } // ordinary interface member

            default string Format()
            {
            return string.Format ("{0} ({1})", GetType().Name, Property);
            } …

            69 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Assembly code color highlighting

              Its easy to get assembly code to work using c++, but you can only edit your assembly code like normal text. It would be cool and productive to have the code (filename.asm) be colored like visual studio does with the other languages. Should be difficult: seperate colors for: keywords, value's, labels, variables, comments and sections(.data,.stack,.code).

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Easier way to program save file or load file command..

                Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK Does not work, it conflicts with other commands. Been trying to program a button that can have the option to save or load a file..

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Property own formatting

                  Currently property new line formatting controlled by "Place open brace on new line for methods".
                  I'd like to control property new line formatting by property own rules.
                  Currently My Property looks like
                  public int IntProperty { get; set; }
                  or
                  public int intProperty
                  { get; set; }
                  I'd like to see two rules:
                  "Place open brace on new line for property"
                  If checked
                  public int IntProperty
                  {
                  get; set;
                  }
                  otherwise
                  public int IntProperty {
                  get; set;
                  }

                  And "Keep getter and setter on same line"
                  If checked
                  public int IntProperty {
                  get; set;
                  }
                  otherwise
                  public int IntProperty { …

                  29 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Offer Sketchflow with all versions of Visual Studio or the option to purchase the product

                    Offer SketchFlow with all versions of Visual Studio or the option to purchase the product

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Debug + Set as Startup File

                      If we could have an option to Debug just single python files without having to Right Click on the file and then setting it as start up file and then debugging it. Insteas something like Shift+F5 debugs the current file and not the entire project.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Custom Project Order in Visual Studio Solution

                        Add ability to customize project order in Visual Studio solution. Now all projects sorted by name and this behavior cannot be changed via user settings.

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                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automate Class Inheritance

                          It would be cool to simply right click on an existing class in the solution explorer and create a new class that inherits from the existing class rather than first creating a class then adding making it inherit from an existing class

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Unit test configuration file .runsettings support system environment variables

                            When we configure .runsettings, we have to specify the hard coded value, such as


                            x64
                            C:\TEMP\TestResults

                            But if I use $(platform), or $(ProjectDir) variables which is defined in my system path or visual studio, it can't work.

                            So, can unit test configuration file .runsettings support system environment variables?

                            24 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TeamBuild (MSBuild) Platform "Any CPU" vs. "AnyCPU" different in Solution and Project

                              An already well known issue is the mismatch of the Platform=AnyCPU (in *.*proj) and Platform=Any CPU (in *.sln), which is annoying, but M icrosoft denied to fix it (see:
                              https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/932918/solution-and-project-have-different-values-for-any-cpu#

                              But in TFS TeamBuild as a consequence to this issue it is impossible to specify a Solution and a Project file as items to build at the same time, when you intend to target plain MSIL
                              , aka "Any CPU".

                              This only works, when leaving the configuration (or platform at least) empty and so making use of the Default fallback behavior in MSBuild.

                              It is especially painful when having…

                              17 votes
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                              • I need to test plans to disappear when I mark them a inactive

                                In MTM 2010 as soon as I marked a test plan inactive it was no longer seen in the Testing Center. This allowed test plans that were active to be seen and provided a clean view. In MTM 2013 they keep stacking up and finding the active plan is difficult unless you know it by title.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Native WPF Webbrowser Control

                                  The current Webbrowser in WPF is only a wrapper around the IE WebBrowser Control. It would be great to have a native WPF Webbrowser Control.

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                                    3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • allow var keyword in place of the datatype for readonly properties

                                    allow var keyword in place of the datatype for readonly properties. The var keyword has done a lot to clean up variable declarations in c#.

                                    Here is an example:
                                    var text = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
                                    vs.
                                    System.Text.StringBuilder text = new System.Text.StringBuilder();

                                    However, this cannot be done with a readonly property:
                                    public readonly System.Text.StringBuilder Text = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
                                    vs.
                                    public readonly var Text = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
                                    (this second option is not allowed, but should be!!!)

                                    As both a c# developer and a vb.net developer, I have to say that this is one of those areas that vb.net is a lot less verbose…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make it possible to inspect template arguments when debugging a C++ application

                                      When I debug a function like this:
                                      template<int N, class T, class... Args>
                                      void f(Args ...args)
                                      {
                                      }

                                      I should be able to see these in a debugger after a mouseover or after placing them to a watch window:
                                      - value of N (readonly in a similar way like when you put a number to the watch),
                                      - type T,
                                      - value of args in an array-like view.
                                      This is currently possible only by an awkward way:
                                      - to see a value of N and type of T we have to look at the Call Stack window and look at…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • adding Imports to a Partial class only once

                                        when you have a class across multiple files it would be nice if you could add an Import to one of the flies and all the other partial class files would realize it Import so you don't have to re-add the import to each file you reference the imported dll's methods or properties.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • allow unix makefile projects

                                          Allow for creating and managing existing unix makefile projects.
                                          Even better, allow for cross-compiling these.

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