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  1. When doing a right click over an object in designer, make appear at top of the mouse menu the name of the object

    When doing a right click over an object in designer, make appear at top of the mouse menu the name of the object that you clicked. it is faster to identify the object this way instead of opening the properties, saving visual space for the code "per se" very useful....

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Writing client-side code for WebSites in Xaml and C# and transpile it to TypeScript and HTML5

      Writing client-side code for WebSites in Xaml/C# and transpile it to TypeScript/HTML5 using a webbased subset of UWP, wouldn't that be great?

      Than you can develope not only for devices like xbox, phone, desktop, etc. but also for Web Applications using the same code base.

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        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • After press "Ctrl + F", context is not immedately switched to the find dialog

        This lead to very bad exprience when I press "Ctrl + F" with quick following typing. I always have the first several characters be inputed on the source file, rather than in the search dialog.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add breakpoint condition constants

            When debugging with many breakpoints, we might check similar conditions in order to observe, for instance, the behavior of the code for one specific element with a particular ID.

            ex: break if (...myCharacter.id == 0x123456789)

            So in the breakpoint condition, we should be able to add a constant that would be defined in the debug settings, in order to avoid having to change all the breakpoints when the value of this constant (the ID, ...) changes at each execution.

            ex: break if (...myCharacter.id == $CHAR_ID)

            where CHAR_ID = 0x123456789

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              1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change std::tuple to take advantage of the empty base class optimization

              My understanding is that the C++ standard allows for tuple implementations that make use of the empty base class optimization. For example, consider:

              struct Empty {};

              using MyTuple = std::tuple<int, Empty>;

              With MSVC's current implementation, the size of 'MyTuple' will be eight bytes. In principal it could be just four bytes. GCC already has already implemented this.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Replace MFC with something like Nana C++

                I shouldn't have to convince you that it makes sense to have a nice UI toolkit for C++. Along with MFC, a handful of C++ UI toolkits exist that have enough features to create full featured applications. But, they all rely on custom types that are no longer needed when using modern C++.

                Consider creating something like Nana C++ where modern C++ is embraced and CString and CArray are thrown out the window.

                Something cross platform would be great even if it required using a subset of features.

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                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ruler in BIDS / SSDT

                  All the Ruler to be enabled by default!!!

                  In every version of BIDS/SSDT since SQL 2008, the ruler has to be turned EACH and EVERY time you access the report!

                  Seriously, why do you need to each time you access a report need to , Click Report | View | Ruler, just to see the there should be an open to enable it by default every time BIDS/SSDT is launched!

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                    1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Intellisense when you leave and return to typing a method

                    Take StringBuilder.Append for example, if I type stringBuilder.Appe and then move away and then return to the end of Appe and continue typing ndLine, no suggestions are made.

                    It's annoyed me for years that Intellisense is only aware of a period being hit to summon the suggestions, (or explicitly doing CTRL+Space).

                    Its a simple improvement (along with hiding the mouse while typing) that would make a lot of difference.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add VB's procedure line separators to the code editors of all other languages.

                      In the VB editor there is a horizontal line drawn between all procedures. This makes the code better readable while scrolling, at least to visually oriented people like me.
                      This nice feature is missing in the editors of languages other than VB.

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                        5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide a clear roadmap for WPF

                        I manage one of the major government clients in New Zealand. Currently the systems we manage are written in VB6 and .Net Winforms. We are deliberating between WPF and ASP.Net MVC . While WPF will provide an easier upgrade path and also enable us to launch existing thick client systems directly, we are concerned with its support and future strategy. Can you please help and let us know the future roadmap. Any documentation / new article in this front will really help.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • to add code blocks

                          code blocks make it easier to code in a shorter time!

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enhance "Scope to this"

                            Scope to this is fine. However, i find it strange that the search and replace does not have a "Within scope" in it's search/replace scope(!) selection list. When a "Scope to this" is active the scope of the search/replace should default to "Within scope".

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Multiple iterations can be running at the same times, please display them under the Current heading.

                              I am part of a large company and we have multiple teams sprinting on a staggered set of iterations.

                              When viewing the Backlogs in Visual Studio Online from a Portfolio view, we can have multiple sprints currently active but the Web UI only allows 1 current sprint under the Current heading.

                              7 votes
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                              • Drag image files (JPG/PNG) from the Solution Explorer and Drop them on the Design surface

                                Drag & Drop of images was supported in Blend 2013 and is not supported any more in the 2015 version.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add interfaces for all winforms controls

                                  Unit testing of view controllers is difficult because most WinForms controls don't have interfaces. You've got to manually wrap each control with a thin wrapper class that does expose an interface, but then that doesn't work well with the designer tools.

                                  A full IoC framework that worked well with the designer tools would be ideal.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • XAML Boolean Expressions

                                    It would be easier in XAML to do some tasks like hide or show an element if we could use boolean expressions in the bindings. For example to show an TextBox if a list has element with something like: <TextBox isEnabled="myList.length > 0"/>.

                                    Now we have to create a new property and bind it to the textBox is enabled field. In some languages like AngularJS it is really simple: <input ng-show="myList.Length>0"></input>

                                    Thank you

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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make panel section sizes dynamic/responsive in Team Explorer

                                      For all versions of Visual Studio 2013 and up.
                                      In the side panels for viewing a shelved changeset or viewing changes in a code review the panel sections seem to be fixed. When using the section of the panel to scroll through the actual changes this can be frustrating if there are many changes to view as the rest of the screen realestate is wasted and the user is stuk using a very small window section that shows only a limited number of files. I have provided a screen shot to help illustrate what I am referring to.
                                      I feel…

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                                      • c# chain object method call operator

                                        Add a ".." method call operator to C# to help devs cope with third-party libs which are unfriendly towards chain-method-calling (right now we have to go through all sorts of loops to work around them):

                                        class ThirdPartyLibClass { public void Foo() { } public void Bar() { } public int Pong() {} }

                                        new ThirdPartyLibClass()
                                        .Foo()
                                        ..Pong()
                                        ..Bar();

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Assign a shortcut key to File > Recent Projects and Solutions.

                                          This is the first action I take after opening Visual Studio. Alt+F, J and Alt+F, L appear to be available and seem like natural choices.

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