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  1. Creating New Language "Task"

    Create a powerful,all-purpose with graphical interface and easier coding make a popular and professional programming language for programmers.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Binding of ReadOnly DependencyProperty

      Already reported as a bug in: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1398835/binding-of-readonly-dependencyproperty.
      I was told that it was an old suggestion but I can't find it. I then report it now...

      There is an old bug (Microsoft say it is by design) that is still not resolved.
      We can't bind a ReadOnly Property with Mode=OneWayToSource, which should be logical. Please note that it is normal that binding in other Mode are not supported.
      That behavior prevent us to use the full power of WMF and forces us to use artifacts that prevent us to do clean code like WPF enabled us usually.
      The full…

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Quick Find | browser-style back/forward arrows

        Currently, Quick Find arrow procedes to next occurance and has a dropdown menu to procede backwards. Change to 2 arrows side by side or either side of search text box.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve usability of Find Results dialog

            The current “Find Results” in VS > 2010 dialog is very hard to read when using the dark theme.
            Do not misunderstand my… I like the “new” themes but a dark blue font is very hard to read when it has a dark background.
            I suggest to change the color from blue to something brighter color.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Coded UI test html log should record assertion

              Include assertion checks in the HTML log file created by QTAgent this is essential for testers as many times they are asked to show proof specially in medical companies(at list that what my personal experience says)

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                2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Export and or Copy all the items from Find symbol result list

                Hello Team,

                Can you provide a way for copying/exporting all the items from the Find Symbol Result window.

                Thanks
                Abhijeet Ballal

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow solutions to contain nested solutions

                  In my application, we make use of SDKs that are built separately. I would like to include the whole solution in my project, so I can debug easier.

                  I know I can select a solution file and it will import the the project files, but this does not work for me because those projects depend on .targets files that are in the $(SolutionDir).

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • C# and F# on the same project

                    Allow to add C# and F# (or another .NET language) files in the same project.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • System.Web.UI.IValidator interface: Add ValidationGroup property

                      Unluckily IValidator interface does not define the ValidationGroup property, which is instead defined as a member of BaseValidator class from which all validators derive (there is a not so clean separation between interface and implementation).

                      If you would like to define a custom validator (without using the basic behaviour provided by BaseValidator class), you can easily do that by implementing the IValidator interface, unluckily in this way you lose the possibility of performing validation in validation groups. This because there is no ValidationGroup in the IValidator interface and the Page class, which handles "validation groups" on postbacks through Validate (string…

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Yeoman generators as a "New Project" source

                        Use Yeoman generators as a project creation type.
                        1. File\New\Project
                        2. Templates - Yeoman template
                        3. Select a template and it runs the Yeoman script for you and builds a solution a project around it.

                        Current workaround is running Yeoman from the command line and then creating a blank project (or when I am doing a Cordova project creating a Cordova project and then doing a bunch of copy and paste to get the Yeoman project in the VS project).

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                          1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add "Go to Implementation Definition" for objects derived from interfaces or base classes

                          Perhaps provide a selection box for the actual implementation to navigate to - sort of like how "Go to Definition" works with partial classes.

                          This would be useful for interface driven designs where going to the interface definition is not desired but selecting one of the concrete implementations is.

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change propdp snippet to use the nameof() operator

                            The "propdp" snippet for dependency properties uses a string on the register method, if the nameof operator is used instead, renaming dependency properties will be easier

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow interfaces to be defined implicitly by the public methods of a class

                              I see a common pattern when writing C# code of a small class which implements a single interface (and nothing else) where the interface is created to facilitate testing, dependency injection etc.

                              It would be great if the C# compiler could facilitate this pattern by allowing me to declare that a class implements an interface *and* defines that interface - i.e. the interface should match the public methods of the class.

                              I imagine this could be indicated via a modifier on the implemented interfaces list e.g.:

                              public class SimpleService : implicit ISimpleService
                              {
                              public void DoWork() {}
                              }

                              would implicitly…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • T4 dependent files Autosave for Run Custom Tool command

                                [bad Eng, sorry]

                                When I use .tt template for code generation, I run it by right click and select Run Custom Tool menu. I note if tt-file dependent files been edited before, then custom tool use previously stored version not actual one. I suggest to auto save all dependent files for selected tt-file before run Custom Tool.

                                I mean, for example, this tt-line:

                                <#@ Language1 processor="Language1DirectiveProcessor" requires="fileName='Sample.mydsl1'" #>

                                I will happy if file 'Sample.mydsl1' will be automatically saved before Run Custom Tools.

                                tnx!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Extension classes with Interfaces

                                  [I have posted this on GitHub as well]

                                  I believe that type extensibility (as in extension methods) is a very useful feature that should be viewed as part of a healthy OOP design and not just as compiler deception or syntactic sugar.

                                  Type extensibility can be expanded to the much anticipated extension properties, extension events, indexers etc and even Interface implementation. This last one would be particularly useful should we need to group types owned by others, in interfaces owned by us (or others).

                                  The main advantage of type extension is the ability to intervene high up in an inheritance…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make it easier to edit global elements

                                    When I installed Boost I had to add global include paths in "...user.props" xml file. Adding library paths or configurations is also a pain. I don't know why you deleted an option to do it just with VS. Please bring that back.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Respect the Escape key in pop-up Yes|No dialogs

                                      Solution Explorer context menu, Undo. "Are you sure you want to undo your pending changes...?" Escape key = No. Shouldn't force the user to look at the dialog and click on the No button.

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                                      • Add an checkbox that shrinks the filename in "Find Results N" window.

                                        Add an checkbox that shrinks the filename in "Find Results N" window.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Auto-Reload to Visual Studio when adding C# scripts to the project from Unity

                                          There is an option in Visual Studio to auto reload when changing a file as long as there are no unsaved changes, but there is no option to auto reload when adding files to a project.

                                          Everytime adding a new script inside of Unity we get a prompt in Visual Studio to Reload/Reload All. It would be really nice to have UnityVS handle this since it happens a ton of times during the development of a project and it is something it really should be doing anyway.

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                                            6 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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