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  1. Visual Studio user voice shouldn't open in an Application Guard window

    I honestly closed feedback earlier because this prevents me from uploading files to attach :( Please talk to the Edge team.

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      0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Expand http status code methods in MVC

        currently we have:

        Success:
        •return Ok() <- Http status code 200
        •return Created() <- Http status code 201
        •return NoContent(); <- Http status code 204

        Client Error:
        •return BadRequest(); <- Http status code 400
        •return Unauthorized(); <- Http status code 401
        •return NotFound(); <- Http status code 404

        I'm currently writing an automated tea delivery API and would appreciate the following:

        •return ImATeapot <- http statuscode 418

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support multi-factor authentication in SQL Server Object Explorer when adding a SQL Server.

          In SSMS, for example, the option "Active Directory Universal Authentication" exists and works great. In Visual Studio SQL Server Object Explorer you don't have that option.

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            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve the Intelitest message "The selected type is not visible and cannot be explored."

              When I try to use InteliTest, Run InteliTest, on a private method, I get this message box:

              ---------------------------
              Cannot run tests for selected type because the type is not visible.
              ---------------------------
              The selected type is not visible and cannot be explored.
              ---------------------------
              OK
              ---------------------------

              Please expand on this text to make it clear and more meaningful to the uninitiated.

              Once you're aware of the cause, it's obvious, but it isn't until you know!

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make it install faster *****

                Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaster

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                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Run Intellitest on private methods

                  The IntelliTest Run facility is great - when you can use it.

                  I often come across private (often static) methods of a class that I'd like to have IntelliTest exercise (because it can do such a good job of it); however, currently it's impossible to do so without creating a permanent IntelliTest - which I rarely want to retain, and so creating a test only to have to then faff around deleting it is not desirable.

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                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable C++ Core Guidelines Checker for mixed projects

                      At this point, the C++ Core Guidelines Checker refuses to work on mixed C++/CLI projects (with the message "CppCoreCheck is disabled on C++/CLI projects."). We use C++/CLI as a bridge between native code (both our own which is fully C++17 complaint and 3rd party libraries) and a thin layer of managed classes to allow their use from C#.

                      We'd very much like to run the C++ Core Guidelines Checker on the native parts (~90%) and (for now) ignore the managed parts (~10%), to at least get _some_ feedback on what could be improved.

                      I can see this being a problem…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve support for XML documentation comments in Object Browser

                        In XML comments containing </para><para> tags, Object Browser and VS IntelliSense insert an extra linefeed, wasting screen space during editing. Some earlier versions of VS did not do this. Could these extra blank lines be omitted, maybe as a Tools option if people have come to depend on them?
                        Also, instead of having to use </para><para> to break lines, it would save space to allow <br/> tags as well.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 微软犯下一个不可挽救的错误

                          为了让用户升级到windows 10,微软的做法是windows 10的UWP不能运行在windows 7或更低版本的系统平台。
                          也就是说所有的用户需要升级到win10才行,但是有没有想过过去的各种应用都是运行在win7或更低版本系统中。但是大部分企业和个人用户都还在使用win7或更低版本的系统。
                          另外UWP不能动态加载DLL,势必给企业级用户带来更大的成本,过去许多的应用大部分都是基于MFC或WPF做的,很多应用都有许许多多的动态库,难道都要重写吗,这些开发成本微软买单吗?或许微软会说我们可以用C++/CX包装一下,我只想说好样的!!!
                          企业生存的目的是利润,而不是消耗更多的成本!
                          从企业的角度来想想,开发了一款win10的UWP应用却只能运行在极少的机器中,从开发成本,用户量最基本的角度分析企业没有那么傻,如果UWP能运行在win7或更低版本的系统中,自然win10就会取代更低版本的系统。
                          如果微软再不重新思考,我相信未来的桌面很有可能被Android所替代。

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                            0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support tf.exe /login for VSO

                            It would be nice if tf.exe /login supported Visual Studio Online. Currently it only seems to support on-premises TFS. We'd like to be able to silently script out some tf.exe commands but can't without having to respond to the login UI.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide async locks (i.e. await lock (lockObject) {...})

                              We should be able to do this in an async method:

                              await lock (lockObject) {
                              ....
                              await methodAsync();
                              ....
                              }

                              The semantics would be: await a semaphore to enter the lock, unless the thread has already entered the lock previously (i.e. allow re-entrancy on the same thread); and dispose the lock at the end of the block.

                              In addition, the async lock and the existing (synchronous) lock mechanisms should work together, so that await lock will not enter if another thread has done a lock, and vice versa.

                              This would provide a language enhancement for locking that appropriately matches the…

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please port Visual Studio for Mac to Linux.

                                I would really like to see some of the additional features that come with "Visual Studio for Mac" come to linux. Please cast my voth there

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix inappropriate generation of compiler error CS1612

                                  Unfortunately this error can be inappropriately generated when assigning to a property (i.e. invoking a property setter). An immutable struct can still have a valid property setter, as long as the property setter doesn't actually assign to any fields in the struct. For example,

                                     public struct Relay {
                                         public Relay(Func<string> getText, Action<string> setText)
                                         {
                                                 this.GetText = getText;
                                                 this.SetText = setText;
                                         }
                                         private readonly Func<string> GetText;
                                         private readonly Action<string> SetText;

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 'Close All But Pinned' for Visual Studio

                                    A useful feature to have in Visual Studio IDE. Options exist to 'Close All Documents' and 'Close All But This', and it would add better experience to also have the option of 'Close All But Pinned'.

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                                    • Detect connection strings in appsettings.json (or DbContext) and auto populate database in Server Explorer

                                      It will be great if Server explorer automatically detect connection string or context and show database.

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                                      • make the editor theme more customizable as you do with vs code

                                        make the editor theme more customizable as you do with vs code

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                                        • do not automatically save Project "Properties"

                                          Create a solution with a Project > Right Click on Project (in Solution Explorer) > select Properties (or Alt + Enter) > tab with Project Properties appears > Make changes > close tab > changes (incorrectly) automatically saves

                                          Suppose you forget what changes were made... you can't undo... or safely exit "without applying changes"

                                          This is very, VERY inconvenient.

                                          Please implement the Save button

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