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  1. negative check "[variable] is not [type]" like in "[variable] is [type]"

    for convenience like in "if (variable is type)" we could also use to check the negative "if (variable is not type)"

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow multi-dot operators to references outer With members in embeded With...End With blocks to simplify referencings outer members

      Allow multi-dot operators to references outer With members in embeded With...End With blocks to simplify referencings outer members. Somethimes we are working with setting up a control, but then have to set several options in one of its members, but must make references to the outer member. If we allowed an extra dot to reference an outer member, we could use this to reference out to however many levels required. I had added this to a language I had developed, to include a "This" operator to reference the object of the current With block, and it was very well received…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Select a Lines of Code and press #.{,(,etc to auto surround the code.

        Instead of using shortcuts to trigger a surround with it would be nicer to select lines of code and press the starting char of the surround with to auto surround.

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          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow turning all C# auto formatting off completely

          Since upgrading to Visual Studio 2015, every time I type an open curly bracket on a line, Visual Studio removes all extra spacing from the line even though I've placed the spacing intentionally. I've checked all throughout the formatting options, and I can't find a way to stop this. I format my code the way I want to as I am writing it. I don't need Visual Studio changing my work.

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            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remember variable values at breakpoint

            Sometimes I would like to know what was the minimal and maximal value of some variable in a loop.
            It would be nice if I could set a special breakpoint on the line that interests me and compute those values (min/max).

            Another example is count the number of times that a variable is greater than some threshold.

            I'd like to see those values at the end of the loop.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add

              The template class _com_ptr_t<> in comip.h needs move constructor and assignment operator added to the code. This is a trivial addition that is needed to bring the class up to the modern C++ era. The change has already been made in CComPtr<> in atlcomcli.h, but this class was missed.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable executing Powershell on Azure Web Apps

                While working on continuous deployment scenarios performing azure tasks on a Web App is quite cumbersome.

                For example, simply copying files from a storage account to the web app takes too long from VSO. It requires met to add those files to my zource tree. If the files could be copied from the storage directly to the Web App, this would speed things up considerably.

                I believe there are many more scenarios that would benefit from this feature.

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                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Codelens support for PowerShell

                  Now that VS2015 has PowerShell and Pester integration, it would be even better if we could also use CodeLens on our PowerShell scripts! Powershell should, in my opinion, be a first class citizen in Visual Studio.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3D and/or Hololens Fun in IE or Edge

                    Allow HTML or any content that appears 2d to be viewed in 3d by simply tilting the perspective and then all the z access items or items layered on he same level or 0 level can be seen dynamically. Make it so Word correction in Office Word or other can be layered in a z access and tilted as well. Add gravity and density to different levels or mediums to alter their 3d efficacy in being altered or manipulated or how they are viewed by a user. Also when in that mode allow for zooming and side scrolling by item…

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Reference another nodejs project as a local NPM module/dependency

                      Lets say I have a node.js project that I am working on. While I'm working on that node.js project, I realize that I want to abstract a component into its own node package, or I want to develop a node package on its own to support the main project.

                      I want to be able to add another project to the solution and reference it as an npm module, and also build the dependent project and add it to the node_modules folder of the main project when I debug/publish/build the main project.

                      Its like referencing a sibling project in C# as…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix Drag and Drop Data Binding

                        If you implement the Drag and Drop feature on a GridView or ListView bound to a collection of controls. When sorting them, they sometimes swap bindings and take on the bindings of the object which was previously in the new position. Primarily the dependency properties. Aka, if item one was bound to a string, firstName="Hank", and you drag and drop it, it would sometimes inherit the bindings of the previous object (firstName="John")

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                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Autocomplete/Generate XML Doc. tags in C/C++

                          VS Editor in C# mode supports creating XML doc tags based on code and InteliSense displays the info when using documented functions, etc.
                          VS Editor in C/C++ mode correctly displays info already written in XML doc tags, but does not help to write them in any way.

                          Even though XML docs were not created for C/C++, it is already working for it half-way, why do not complete it?

                          Similar suggestion: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/2636510-xml-comments-in-c

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Inform people of what has changed when extensions are automatically updated

                            When extensions are updated the current message tells me nothing of what is changed or even which ones were changed. It would be nice to see a list of what was improved.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • better support loading multiple versions of the same assembly

                              In my production environment, our servers currently load 645 assemblies many times containing multiple versions of the same assembly. For the most part, our custom assembly resolver seems to work when we hook up to the resolver event. However, we recently migrated over to storing our assemblies in Subversion under a flat folder structure by version number to help manage our deployments. This exposed a new problem with the .NET Framework assembly resolver because if the filename of the assembly in Visual Studio reference includes the version number, the file on disk can no longer be resolved without also changing…

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Have Search to find reference dll for a class

                                I spend too much time having to perofrm searches on google to find out which reference dll I need to include for a particular object type.
                                While I can find the namespace from MSDN it does not give the dll reference and many different dlls are used for different aspects of the same namespace.

                                If i could highlight the class type and then rightclick to find this info with options to add the reference to the project and the using declaration to the file it would save me significant development time.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Search by Folder in Search locations

                                  When you do a basic search 'ctrl+f' You have the option to search by:
                                  <current block>
                                  Entire Solution
                                  All Open Documents
                                  etc..

                                  It would be nice to be able to search just a particular folder, for example if I only want to find my search in my CSS files. of JS files, etc.

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                                  • MTM - Test Execution State should also reflect iterations level status

                                    Assume my Test Cases got multiple iterations and while executing them , I executed only partial iterations and they got passed.
                                    Issue - Overall Test Case status comes as passed and does not reflects that some of the iteration execution is pending

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Brace-highlight is slow in VS2015

                                        Brace highlighting in Visual Studio 2015 is very slow .. why is that ?

                                        eg: placing the caret next to a brace or parenthesis will highlight the matching brace/paran .. in 2013 it's instantly - in 2015 its slow...

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio Code as a universal app

                                          Visual Studio Code as a Universal App. This would allow me to do some light coding during down time as well as be a great tool with the Continuum on my phone.

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