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  1. method parameters condition

    Having parameters with conditions, for strings that shouldn't be null, integers bigger than 0 for instance.
    An example would look like this
    double Divide(int dividend, int divisior>0){ return dividend/divisor;}
    I don't know if this could be possible, having complex types. However it could make the code more readable.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Option to set the Task.ConfigureAwait default at project level

        When building async server/cloud code, every await call needs a .ConfigureAwait(false) call. If there was a default option at project level, the code gets a lot cleaner.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Generator for constructor for us.

            Like the variable encapsulation field function, have a generator for constructors as well. for example like the one resharper have

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            • In Breakpoints window add column for date/time when breakpoint was added

              Often I have tons of breakpoints in my breakpoints windows which I disable rather than remove because I may reuse them in the future. It would be cool to have an additional column which shows the date/time when the breakpoint was added or last modified.
              Then you could also sort by that column and see easily what were the breakpoints with which you worked most recently.

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                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • CodeLens class test

                Add a CodeLens test tooltip at the class level, to allow easy running of all tests for that class.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hide/ignore/filter certain types of files VSCode's tree view

                  For example *.meta files when using VSCode with Unity3D.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Extend Visual Studio API with a method to set startup projects that shall be started without debugging

                    The Visual Studio API provides a method to programmatically set the startup project(s):
                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/envdte.solutionbuild.startupprojects.aspx

                    But unfortunately, the method does not allow to specify startup projects that shall be started without attached debugger.

                    Please also see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8817693/how-do-i-programmatically-find-out-the-action-of-each-startup-project-in-a-solut for some more information.

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                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Lightswitch Export to Excel all data, not just current page.

                      Currently when you use the default Export to Excel feature in a Desktop Lightswitch App, you only get the currently loaded view/page of a multi-paged set of data rows.

                      If you data is paginated, export to excel currently only exports the current page.

                      The desired behavior is to export the entire dataset that matched the current view or filtered view even if the number of dataset rows exceed the page size.

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                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Code Snippet with Type Informations

                        Consider I made a model class in MVVM pattern like below.

                        public class SimpleModel : Model
                        {
                        some properties...

                        some methods...
                        }

                        It would be convenient if we can use code snippet like this :

                        makeviewmodel(SimpleModel)

                        and press tab key.

                        public class SimpleViewModel : ViewModel
                        {
                        some properties...

                        some methods...
                        }

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • C# virtual constructor

                          Ability to make a constructor virtual.

                          class A
                          {
                          public virtual A(string msg) { }
                          }

                          class B : A
                          { }

                          // This would be possible
                          new B("Message");

                          // The B constructor would would be automatically implemented as:
                          new A(string msg) : base(msg) { }

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support XAML2009 Throughout

                            Generic types etc.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Xamarin iOS C++ Library

                              Now that VS 2015 supports native iOS C++ static library development it would be nice if such a library could be added as a reference to a C# Xamarin project with VS. This already works with Xamarin.Android and the native Android C++ support in VS. At the moment it complains about the library not being a dll.

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                              • Option to add a space comments in multi-line comment

                                By default, when you perform a multi-line comment there is no space inserted between the comment characters and the characters you are commenting-out. Those lines then cause StyleCop (others?) to warn because it's generally consider good practice to put a space after the comment characters. This requires the developer to multi-line select to insert the space, which is cumbersome.

                                //Visual Studio does thos
                                // Instead of this

                                See here for more details:
                                https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14027598/how-to-comment-multiple-lines-with-space-or-indent

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have compiler warnings more closely match those from Unity

                                  I'd really like to get rid of all warnings in our project both when compiling in Unity, and when compiling in Visual Studio.

                                  I get that because Unity compiles with Mono, and VS compiles with the .Net compiler so the warnings generated will always be a little bit different. However Unity also suppresses certain warnings because they would otherwise fire on false positives in typical Unity scripts.

                                  I'm thinking particularly of CS0649 which fires on private serialized fields that C# thinks are never assigned a value even though Unity will assign a value when de-serializing the class.

                                  I can get…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi,

                                    Thanks for your suggestion!

                                    You’re right that because both Unity and VS compile the code with a different compiler you’ll get potentially different messages, but you’re also right that we should let you set the nowarn option from our configuration.

                                    You can easily workaround it by using #pragma warning disable, but having a configuration option is much better.

                                    Jb Evain, Dev Lead, Tools for Unity

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                                    • Restore the functionality of Double-clicking a reference assembly in the "References" node of Solution Explorer

                                      Please restore the functionality of being able to double-click an assembly reference in the "References" node of the "Solution Explorer" window. I want to be able to do that and be taken to the "Object Browser" view of that assembly, just like it was in the days of Visual Studio 2013.

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                                      • Add .NET and JVM support for the Java Language

                                        I would like to see full support for the Java programming language in Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition. The language would be able to target either the Java Virtual Machine or the .NET Runtime. By default IIS would provide support for web applications and services developed in Java that target either runtimes.

                                        Visual Studio is by far the best IDE let down by the fact that it does not support Java 100%. You was almost there with J# which was great. I was disappointed when you dropped support for J#.

                                        JetBrains IntelliJ is a very good Java IDE, and I…

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                                        • Add a right-click menu option in "Solution Explorer" to show Reference in Object Browser

                                          Please add a right-click menu item for NuGet References in the "Solution Explorer". I want to be able to right-click any Reference(I guess they are called NuGet packages now?) and select "View Assembly/DLL/Reference/whatever" in Object Browser.

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