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  1. Change the default behaviour of ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocols to use TLS 1.2

    Recent vulnerabilities in SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 and PCI-DSS 3.1 which is mandating disabling TLS 1.0 means that the default behaviour of the System.Net.ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol to use SS3.0 and TLS 1.0 is now longer appropriate and can be considered insecure.

    The default should be to use the most secure version that the server supports, currently TLS 1.2 on Windows 2012 and 2012 R2.

    In addition, this property should be settable globally in configuration rather than having to modify each individual application to override the setting.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Arabic Language

      Hello,
      Why you dont care about arabic language, you didnt provide content by arabic language and in the same time you provide your content and prudect by languages used by numbers of people around the world less than arabic so why you didnt think about provide arabic language with all languages you already provide it?

      I hope you take this idea into action soon

      Thanks

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "initializers" for existing variables

        Add semantic sugar to set properties in a "batch" just like the object initializers work. Example:

        Today:

        theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop1 = "I";
        theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop2 = "like";
        theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop3 = "long";
        theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop4 = "names";

        Suggestion:

        theObjToSetTheProperty
        {
        Prop1 = "I",
        Prop2 = "like",
        Prop3 = "long",
        Prop4 = "names",
        }

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Offer 'add using alias for...' as a potential fix for an ambiguous type reference

          As a developer I do not like including a full type name in the middle of my code and I prefer to defined a using alias for types that are ambiguous, so I would like for one of the Visual Studio 'quick actions' for ambiguous references to be an option to add a using alias to the top of the file.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Preserve language setting after running /setup

            After installing extensions into VS 2015 that run devenv /setup, the language settings are set to "Same as Microsoft Windows".
            I would like my settings to remain "English", which is not the same as on Microsoft Windows...

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            • add video streaming simulation to web and performance testing,

              It would be nice when doing web and performnce testing to be able to simulate a video stream being downloaded at an adaptive bit rate, similar to a browsers normal behaviour.

              It would be beneficial if we could set a bit rate for the download and have it simulate IE's behaviour for streaming a video file, just ahead of the playback rate.

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include a 'yield throw' statement syntax.

                The yield return/break syntax is incredibly useful for swift generation of enumerations, and is a fantastic piece of syntactic sugar, both speeding the programmer and providing a harder-to-break approach for making enumerations.

                We have 'yield return' and 'yield break'. But there is no 'yield throw'. Only two out of three of the block-exiting commands.

                At present, if an exception is thrown inside the body of a generator method, the MoveNext() method of the generated IEnumerator throws this exception, halting any iteration over the enumeration, with MoveNext() now returning false. It also does not advance the internal state machine any further…

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the keyboard setting able to search command by shortcut

                  Sometimes I feel not familiar with Visual Studio shortcut and would like to change the shortcut key to the new one. However, when I find a command in the setting, it's very hard to find it to change the shortcut.

                  Actually, you can search by command name, but sometimes a criteria match many commands and make me hard to find, sometimes the command name is different from display name.

                  So if we can search the command by shortcut, when you want to search the command, the command list come out just press the shortcut key. More than that, If you…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Let make a interface to allow a constructor declaration, which is only for parameter constructor. Because as a Functionality we are saying

                    Let make a interface to allow a constructor declaration, which is only for parameter constructor.

                    Because as a Functionality we are saying in Implementation class that it would have a constructor with described type parameter.

                    interface IControl
                    {
                    void Render();
                    new (string automationID, string name);
                    }

                    class RatingControl:IControl
                    {

                    private string automationid;
                    private string name;

                    public RatingControl(string automationID,string name)
                    {
                    this.automationid = automationID;
                    this.name = name;
                    }
                    }

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Interface to declare a Constructor with parameter, This makes class to have a contract with defined signature in instance creation

                      Let make a interface to allow a constructor declaration, which is only for parameter constructor.

                      Because as a Functionality we are saying in Implementation class that it would have a constructor with described type parameter.

                      interface IControl
                      {
                      void Render();
                      new (string automationID, string name);
                      }

                      class RatingControl:IControl
                      {

                      private string automationid;
                      private string name;

                      public RatingControl(string automationID,string name)
                      {
                      this.automationid = automationID;
                      this.name = name;
                      }
                      }

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Clean up the tooltip of the openning solution

                        While the Startup page is being displayed, it will show a bunch of links to recent projects/solutions. If you click on one of those links, VS will load the selected one.

                        The problem is that the Tooltip that appears when you hover the link of the solution keeps open until the project finishes loading. Please, fix that, because it's something that exists since VS 2012.

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                        • TFS 2015 - Have a variable to determine between web based build templates and XAML build templates

                          Currently we have some tasks / scripts that only work from XAML build templates / definitions, and do not work in the new vNext web based build templates / definitions. I would like an easy way (like a variable) to determine so I can set conditionals on a csproj based on which type of template it is.

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                          • Sequencer's audio and midi with VISUALSTUDIO

                            Hello can I program a sequencer's audio and midi with VISUALSTUDIO? If it is not possible it is an idea that I want to share with you. If it is possible please let me know at my email address israheyennavarro@gmail.com

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                            • Design view and Source View dual monitor support seperately

                              I tried to have design view in one monitor and source view in the other but they can't split apart since they go together.I would like them to see them one in each monitor apart.Thank you.

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                                • Open Visual Studio Solutions in Read Only / Code Review Mode

                                  I oftentimes find myself opening a set of Visual Studio instances to analyze code. That is, open solutions to find answers to questions ("how was this implemented"), or to following a call chain from service to service. When I'm performing this workload, I don't need any support for editing files, but I'm very interesting in quickly navigating large code bases. Are there optimizations that can be made in this regard? E.g. not loading editing plugins, scaffolding and change tracking but instead loading navigation features more quickly?

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                                  • Dedicated find-all button that is not so close to find previous

                                    So many time I have accidentally hit the find previous button (which I never actually want to use) when trying to quickly use the find-all via little tiny drop-down.

                                    Then find-previous runs slowly and locks up visual studio.

                                    There is no shortcut key for find all either, that would be nice too.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Idiot check ToLower().Contains()

                                      If you type myString.ToLower().Contains("Upp") intellisense should warn about that it would never be true.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a "enable just my code" checkbox to the "Exception Settings" window

                                        The new "Exception Settings" window is a great improvement in VS2015 compared to VS2013. However, often when I change exception settings I also have to toggle the "enable just my code" debugger option. I think this is actually one of the main reasons for me to use the Visual Studio options window. It would be great if I could access this option faster, for example from the "Exception Settings" window.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow extension methods to be used within the targeted type.

                                          Currently Extension methods cannot be used within the targeted class. This greatly reduces the usability of extension methods E.G
                                          public class Math
                                          {
                                          public int DoAdd(int a, int b)
                                          {
                                          return Add(a, b);
                                          }
                                          }
                                          public static class Ext
                                          {
                                          public static int Add(this Math math, int a, int b)
                                          {
                                          return a + b;
                                          }
                                          }

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