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  1. Enable Unsafe Operations in Visual Basic

    Hello,

    The fact that Visual Basic does not have support for unsafe operations is very complicated, it makes many applications can only be written in C#.

    Visual Basic will die this way, and C# is growing quickly.

    If Visual Basic also could work with unsafe operations would be great, wonderful, the developer could use the language he loves the most, and not language that supports what he wants to do.

    I love Visual Basic so much but for the projects that I'm doing is necessary to use unsafe operations and only C# allows me it.

    I feel sad for not…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable "Pinned Site" features especially Jump Lists

      Give an On Premise Team Foundation Service site useful Jump List features for a pinned site such as:
      - Main navigation
      - - Team Room
      - - Code
      - - Work
      - - Build
      - - Assigned Tasks

      - Links to Team Favorites
      - - [List of Team Favorite Queries]

      - Links to Users' favorites
      - - [List of Favorite Queries]

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      • Change the function VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(DependencyObject reference); to accept only Visual or Visual3D

        VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(DependencyObject reference); throw an exception it the argument reference is not a Visual or Visual3D.
        Could you substitute the method with 2 specific methods:

        VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(Visual reference);
        VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(Visual3D reference);

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Visual Studio 2013 online license to be refreshed from command line or automatically if possible

          Starting with Visual Studio 2012 when MSDN subscription runs under MAPS. Users are forced to an online license.
          This causes issues when Visual Studio is installed/used on a build server.
          As one is forced to manually start Visual Studio on the build server now and then in order to refresh the license data. Not doing so will after a while result in builds failing due to license period being expired.

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            0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • be consistent between showing diff and included changes

            The diff window shows the differences between the current (unsaved version of the file).
            The included changes list shows the differences between the saved file and the previous file.
            This inconsistency regularly leads to confusion over what is going to be committed and why a file is in a list.

            Repro steps:
            1. In a git repo, open a file in a solution
            2. Make a change and then hit Ctrl+Z.
            3. Open the changes tab
            4. Right click the file and compare with unmodified
            Expected result - file is in included *changes* pane, so there will be some changes. …

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • align code lenses with the results in calculate code metrics

              align the code lenses for codelenses: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f85a7ab9-b4c2-436c-a6e5-0f06e0bac16d?SRC=VSIDE

              with the code metrics that are in visual studio are different then with this code lense

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              • Delete file message in git source control should not say 'this is permanent'

                The message about deleting a file is inaccurate and should take into consideration whether the file may exist in the reflog.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement better Azure tools.

                  I can do a LOT of things with the config files, but it'd be nice if I didn't have to deal with the XML editor to do them.

                  For example, adding/removing startup tasks should be way easier (sometimes I need to only modify a few things so that I can run my instance locally).

                  Additionally, I'd like to be able to prevent certain nodes from deploying so that the deploy time is shorter and I can 'focus debug' at a faster rate.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add an option to the context menu in Changeset view of Team Explorer to Open the Current Version

                    When I'm doing a code review, I often will look at a Changeset, then open the most current version of that file, to look at what the final product is. I'm less concerned about the steps needed to get there than I am with the final product. As it is, I have to drill down to it in Solution Explorer or search for the file.

                    Even better would be to allow me to open the same versions of the file to which I can compare them from that same context menu:

                    Open Previous Version
                    Open Workspace Version
                    Open Latest Version

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                    • Create a partial class from Class Diagram

                      In Visual studio Professional have ability to create Class Diagram however I can not create partial class from here. I thing is nice if it is the tool.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Find all assignments

                        A feature similar to "Find all references", but only includes assignments.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Build/Support project hierarchy for complex .NET projects

                          I have a complex project. Assume 70+ DLLs. Suppose 10 of these utilize a mixture of the underlying components.

                          When I have a defect in 1 of the modules, I have to load the project that referenced that source code within the context of where it exceptioned.

                          1) Thread code utilized everywhere
                          2) Thread code used in storage code
                          3) Test suite uses storage code

                          I can load the Storage project and reference with the test suite it works and I don't have to load ALL the projects into the test suite, but if I load Threading into my test…

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a compiler warning message for Subs/Functions that are unused

                            Currently, VB provides a warning message for variables that aren't used. Please extend this for unused subs and functions. Really useful for clearing out old crud from a project.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Give Output Windows the capability to filter after category

                              Debug.WriteLine("Info", "DebugCategory");

                              Then I want to filter for DebugCategory in the Output Windows

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Height of TextBox, MaskedTextBox and ComboBox controls

                                Could you change the properties of these controls for that we could change their height property without need change the size of fonts?
                                Sometimes, the things become complicated when we try to make a nice layout of components on the Form without these options.
                                For example, when we put a ComboBox control beside a TextBox control, they don't stay 100% aligned because their heights are differents. I still hope for this improvement since VB.NET 2005.
                                There are others options to solve this, but become a complicated work and not satisfactory.

                                Tankyou

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                                  1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Restore ability to dock the Find/Replace box instead of always locating it on top of the source code

                                  I like the more compact Find/Replace panel in VisualStudio 2013 but I want to dock it under the solltion explorer on the right side of the screen where it can be always available and not cover any of my source code.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • There should be an option in VS to highlight unused items in the project

                                    There should be an option to highlight and remove unused objects or items in the project just like we have in Macromedia Flash. This would reduce the project size as well remove the junk from the project.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add search filter for area path

                                      It would be helpful if Visual Studio Online Work Item search would support search filter for area path (additionally to the existing search filters assigned to, created by, state & work item type)

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                                      • In Visual Studio Load Test graph analysis, it would be better if "X" and "Y" parameter names are provided.

                                        In Visual Studio Load Test graph analysis, it would be better if "X" and "Y" parameter names are provided.

                                        Example:

                                        Time interval - X axis
                                        Number of users - Y axis

                                        Without this, analysis of graph makes a tough job for new users.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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