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  1. Add VB's high-level event system to C#

    VB's high-level event system is one of the main advantages of VB over C#. I would like to have it in C# as well.
    This event syntax is as awesome and useful as the highly praised async/await in VB and C#, where a lot of complicated work is left to the compiler.
    It puts the language on a higher abstraction level making it less error-prone, better readable, better maintainable and faster to write.
    However, it does not work with lambda event handlers.

    The current C# way of making events is not much more than a pattern which has to be…

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      4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve the experience when debugging store/COM objects with VC++ to bring it into line with doing the same thing with C# .Net.

      With the Windows store interfaces being COM, the experience you have debugging a C++ store application is considerably less useful (it's largely useless in fact) than it is with C#.
      For example, if you examine a Windows.Storage.StorageFolder variable when debugging a C# app, you can see the names and values of the properties. Doing the equivalent in C++ just shows you Platform::Object and its __vfptr and the interface methods - hardly what you'd hope for.
      This makes development using what should be the best choice language for store applications a pain.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Adding a shortcut for switching soft and hard keyboard

        I suggest adding a shortcut keyboard for toggling between the soft keyboard and the hard keyboard.

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          0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Introduce private classes on namespace level

          When creating components, I often have one main class that shall be used to instanciate an implementation of an interface, and several others providing the implementation of the (sub-)interfaces of the component.
          These classes I currently set to 'internal' accessibility.
          Unfortunately, they can then be seen by all other classes in the same assembly where I would like to keep them private to the components implementation.
          For this, a workaround is to have them nested in classes, but this messes up the project structure.

          Instead I would like to have a 'private' keyword also for non-nested classes, which would limit…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Auto Save On Close

            When closing a code window that has been modified VS asks if I want to save my changes. I would like this to always save without showing me this dialog.

            I don't really see any reason for prompting for this, unless you aren't using source control.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Reverse the order of EF Get-Migrations list

              It would be nice if EF Get-Migrations list order is reversed, older on top and newer at the bottom. During app & DB development the probably most common scenario is to:
              1) create the migration
              2) test it, revert
              3) apply again

              But the lastest migrations are showing at the top of the list. So if you just want to go back to the last migration, you need to scroll the console up to find out, what the name was.

              It would be much easier, if the newest migrations show at the bottom. In most cases you could get the…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add newsletter feature on this site with option that who would like to have news in his email about what , like new version release of C#

                Add newsletter feature on this site with option that who would like to have news in his email about what , like new version release of C#

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • make an android visual studio like the windows

                  It will help alot tablet easier for coder than pc , and soon will be portabe devise more important than pc ,,please make visual studio for android to be able done my work from tablet

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Pair programming in visual studio editor (working with more persons in one workspace)

                    When pair programming two programmers want to work on the same file(s) real time. To do this the first user can invite a team member to join the same project from an other computer. All changes the users make are shown on both computers.

                    This will deliver the feature faster when working on trivial parts of the implementation. For less trivial parts they can work behind one monitor. This feature can also be used to do tutoring or code in code reviews from remote.

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • GaaS gide render host service

                      I hope to Add Nivida GaaS for stream GIDE rendering
                      like Amazon GaaS host server for games stream on real time rendering

                      link
                      http://www.nvidia.com/object/cloud-gaming.html

                      link
                      https://developer.nvidia.com/grid-app-game-streaming

                      link for GaaS server setup
                      https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/build-3d-streaming-applications-with-ec2s-new-g2-instance-type/

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow XML comments with <see cref> links inside method body

                        When commenting implementation of a method, as opposed to its contract, you put comments inside method body.

                        There's no reason why I can't make these comments adhere to the XML format and mark references to code symbols using the very useful <see cref> element (denoted by /// or /** */). It would be even better if the IDE supported this too and even allowed me to navigate to the definition.

                        So two things are suggested:
                        1. The C# language rule that says that a loose comment (unassociated to any symbol) cannot be an XML comment should be removed:
                        https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d3x6ez1z%28v=vs.90%29.aspx

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Browser apps module bundler to improve Typescript client development and debugging

                          I've spent last 3 days trying to setup VS2015 environment for developing browser apps in React, Redux with Typescript and I made it work. But in order this to work I used Webpack module bundler. So VS2015 compiles .ts files into js and then Webpack bundle it into a single js file (to get all external modules like react-redix, etc available in the js code). So this all works except you no longer able to debug typescript code you wrote because it's all bundled. Not really good for such a capable IDE as VS2015. My idea is that Microsoft could…

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                          • page inspector

                            page inspector was very useful for web developer but in visual studio 2015 it's not exist. if we see again this handy tools again. tanx

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Handle properly the scenario when an assembly cannot be compiled because it is currently used by another process

                              Let at least the user know the name of the process holding the assembly, and even better, propose to the user 1) to see the process Window (set it as foreground) 2) to kill the process.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a feature to hide Library projects from the Multiple startup projects list under the solution properties

                                When dealing with a large number of projects in a single solution there often comes the need to mark more than one startup project. At times those startup projects may need to change depending on the task at hand and since there doesn't seem to be a way of having a named set of startup projects at least making the existing mechanism less combersome would be helpful. Mainly the issue is that projects which are not candidates as startup projects are listed such as class libraries. In reality there may only be a handful of actual candidate projects that VS…

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                                • SSRS New Parameter Area: Adding Text Box/Messages

                                  With the new design area for SSRS's parameter area, allowing for excellent arrangement of the parameters, could a feature be added to allow for using a cell (or multiple cells) to allow for text to be displayed. This would allow for a message or instructions to be placed for the end user, prior to the report being generated, such as an email to the BI team, or high level description of the report use.

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                                    0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Include a Form template for C++/CLR projects

                                    It was included in VS 2010 but isn't present in 2015...

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Fix VS 2015 to allow debugging .Net aspx files in Win Server 2016 Preview

                                        VS 2015 web pages hang when trying to debug aspx files in Windows Server 2016 Preview. They will run under IIS, just not Visual Studio.

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                                        • Windows 10, allow writing to directory a Setup & Deployment project creates

                                          With Windows 10, all files and directories installed using a Setup and Deployment project become read-only, disallowing writing/creating data files into the directory created during installation. Otherwise the user has to muck with directory/file permissions. This was not a problem on previous versions of windows.

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