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  1. OpenGL in Windows 10 Universal Apps

    It would be great to see OpenGL supported in Windows Universal Apps. So we can use OpenGL in modern apps for the desktop as well as for phones.

    Please visit the SharpGL project at GitHub (https://github.com/dwmkerr/sharpgl) where Dave Kerr and I am working on. We provide a simple wrapper and some framework stuff around OpenGL to make it available in .NET languages.

    We want to be platform independent as OpenGL is. So please help us and all the developers who wants to bring their iOS and Android OpenGL apps to Windows 10 (desktop and phone).

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      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • add a formatting option (edit menu) that splits all parameters to a method into one parameter per line

        A lot of times I start out a method with 2-3 parameters only to end up with 10+ at which time I want them split out into one line per parameter. It would be nice with an editor function to do that split for me so I don't have to hit enter on each line and delete the extra space.

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        • Case-Preserving Search & Replace

          We need case preserving Search & Replace.

          This needs to be a new option, mutually exclusive with case-sensitive search& replace, performing a case-insensitive search and a case-preserving replace, that is...

          Say I want to rename "delete" to "erase"

          delete
          Delete
          DELETE

          all gets renamed to

          erase
          Erase
          ERASE

          in a single case-preserving search & replace operation.

          Of course this must work for Search & Replace in Files too.

          Thanks!

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            4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Group partial classes

            The VSTools extension (now abandoned it seems) had a useful that I'd like to have in VS
            The Group function, that was able to group a partial class to the main file of a class setting the DependentUpon in the project without the need to manually modify the project XML.
            I don't know if I'm the only one doing this but I have a code generator to generate some parts of my classes automatically and I put the generated code in a partial, so that I can regenerate it when necessary and replace only the autogenerated portion. Connecting the pieces…

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            • npm link gulp doesn't work

              VS Task Runner only detect node_modules inside bin. If I have a symbolic npm link gulp doens't work.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement boolean operators for Expression<T>

                  The following currently works:

                  Expression<Func<int, bool>> a = i =>( i > 5) && (i < 10);

                  However if I wanted to do the following:

                  Expression<Func<int, bool>> a = i =>( i > 5);
                  Expression<Func<int, bool>> b = i => (i < 10);

                  var c = a && b;

                  I get:

                  Operator '&&' cannot be applied to operands of type 'System.Linq.Expressions.Expression<System.Func<int,bool>>' and 'System.Linq.Expressions.Expression<System.Func<int,bool>>'

                  I think it would be helpful to implement this to merge expressions together of the same type T using an operand. I can create extension methods to do a.and(b) but I feel the && syntax would read…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    • Visual Studio Code for Windows RT

                      Develop a Visual Studio Code version to Windows RT.
                      Just the resources to create a Windows App, a Windows Phone App, HTML and JavaScript edition are enough.

                      I know that Windows Phone development requires an emulator and it's hard to create... but remove the emulator. I can deploy the source to my mobile and test it.

                      The same situation to Windows Apps: we won't create a App with risks to the RT environment.

                      HTML and JavaScript can be written on notepad, but Visual Studio is the best.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Search Box Search History

                        Ideally (from my perspective), the search box in TFS would search all fields when provided unqualified search terms--this is what Fogbugz did (or at least if there were fields left out I never noticed). But I would certainly expect it to search the history of the discussions in bugs. When a developer is trying to find a duplicate bug for a crash with a certain callstack, or trying to find that one bug where Ross talked about DT_DATE, or whatever it may be, we need to provide them with the tools to quickly find them.

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                        • Add a window with ability to watch specific variables in real time

                          With ability to hand-pick them from the enviroment. I mean Console.Writeline is good and all but if i need to log multitude of variables it becomes clogged fast.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • manage conditional compilation symbols for all projects on solution

                            To make it easier to exchange the conditional compilation symbols of all projects in the solution all at once.

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                            • IntelliTest: Update the Z3 version to improve performance

                              IntelliTest is still using an old Z3 version. Z3 has had many improvements since then. Please update to the latest version in order to improve performance.

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                                • Add non-parameterized New constructor to Structures

                                  Though non-parameterized New() constructors are presently not allowed for structures, it would be really useful, especially when it contains array that must be dimensioned or string data that must be initialized. If it is not user-declared and the structure is iinvoked As New, the MyBase.New constructor is invoked as usual. Otherwise, it invokes the MyBase.New constructor and THEN the user-defined constrctor. This would get around the trouble of forgetting to invoke a developer-built "Inialize" method to perform these initialization tasks. This is a common programming oversight I see all the time.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Convert.ChangeType() should be able convert string/int into enums

                                      Currently, when working with generic functions and Convert.ChangeType(), the code always must look something like this:

                                      return (T)(typeof(T).IsEnum ? Enum.Parse(typeof(T), value, true) : Convert.ChangeType(value, typeof(T)));

                                      This is awkward. People tend to forget to always go the extra step for enums.

                                      For a discussion on this please refer to this forum thread:

                                      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/7b0703fb-701a-412e-ba5a-dd878813cc2c/improvement-suggestion-convertchangetype-should-convert-stringint-into-enums?forum=netfxbcl

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • contributions on msdn documentation

                                        It would be great to be able to contribute to the MSDN documentation. Often information is missing, or examples are just incorrect. Having the some way of accepting contributions from the community would really help improve the quality of the documentation. Way of contributing might be though GitHub or a wiki or something.

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                                        • Reference a zip file as a directory

                                          Make it so any zip file can be referenced as a directory. If I have like WinMerge or any program like Windows Explorer and it I type in a directory like c:\myzipfile then its assumed that I have to have a folder in my c drive named myzipfile. But lets say I want to diff two files and they are both zip files, or one is a zip file. There may be existing tools like this but technically it should be built into windows imho b/c it would just be a feature and a definite time saver.

                                          So here is…

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