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  1. I hope Phone Windows will allow the user to freely install the phone in any model.

    I hope Phone Windows will allow the user to freely install the phone in any model.Otherwise I learn to develop Phone APP Windows and it doesn't make any sense.Only for 1% of the mobile phone users?

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      0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Scroll window to show found result

      When clicking on a result in the Find Results window, if the source code is obscured by the Find Results window itself - it appears to do nothing.
      Drives me nuts.
      The source window should scroll to be visible if the Find Results window is obscuring it

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support open generics with nameof(...)

        Allow the use of open generics in the nameof, eg:

        nameof(IQueryable<>)

        nameof(IStorageProvider.Query<>)

        For the practical use case of eg:

        typeof(IStorageProvider).GetMethod(nameof(IStorageProvider.Query<>)).MakeGenericMethod(query.TypeDesc)

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow custom operators (any unicode symbol other than valid literal)

          Dear All,

          Wouldn't it be nice to have ways to define new kind of operators with their own priority and associativity rules?

          Suppose, for example, you're working with an xml structure and would like to define a tree like that :

          <animal>
          <dog>
          <name>Benji</name>
          <name>Kenji</name>
          </dog>
          <cat>
          <name>Kitty</name>
          </cat>
          </animal>

          Currently, one way is to deal with variables and functions, which may be quite verbose :

          var x_Animal = new XElement("animal");
          var x_Dog = new XElement("dog");
          x_Animal.AddChild(x_Dog);
          ...
          and so on.

          Now, suppose we have appropriate operators that way :

          var x_Tree = "animal" ⋁ ("dog" ⋁ "name" :: ("Benji"…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • "Add Test" from scrum board / sprint board on user story or product backlog items.

            Generally speaking, we'd like to see the same information and contextual menu items available on the PBI/User story cards on either the team kanban or sprint views of work. Also we'd like to see the passing/failing tests on that view as well.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • News on Visual Studio

              The News links should open with in VS itself - instead of spawning another browser.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support starting VS with a line number argument

                When you double click a match in GrepWin and the target application is Notepad++ it opens the file and immediately scrolls to the line of the match. I don't know how this works but it would be awesome if VS supported it. I assume that GrepWin and Notepad++ cooperate in some way, possibly using a command line argument (e.g. "notepadpp.exe filepath linenumer").

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • CodeLens: Reflect references count on public fields

                  Reflect references count on public fields as it is done on public properties.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • avoid locking up the UI thread in Visual Studio...

                    There are a number of scenarios (loading into a solution for the first time, reloading a solution due to new versions of files from version control, etc.) where the Visual Studio UI thread will become completely unresponsive. Can't all that work be done on a background thread so that the text editor is always responsive? If some features are unavailable until the load completes (intellisense, etc) that's fine, but the UI should never become completely unresponsive like that. It seems as though time consuming tasks are being done on the UI thread as opposed to a low priority background worker…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 希望对中国的用户安装的时候能提供第三方的软件的镜像,比如Andriod相关开发的,安装起来实在太慢了,重装系统都好几次了也没安装成功过

                      希望对中国的用户安装的时候能提供第三方的软件的镜像,比如Andriod相关开发的,安装起来实在太慢了,重装系统都好几次了也没安装成功过

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Native support documentation generation

                        Almost every project required quality documentation. I was very surprised when not found in Visual Studio tool for generating documentation (XML is not considered). In my opinion for the IDE in 2016 should have this functionality.
                        In addition, it is very tedious to check the possible exceptions in each of the methods in manually (to add to the comments). It would be nice if VisualStudio itself will check the possible exceptions in the method and report the absence of an exception in the comments.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Outlining of C# source to collapse the new language features.

                          To improve readability
                          When collapsing :

                          bool IsValidPassword => Password?.IsValidPassword() ?? false;

                          Should look like :

                          bool IsValidPassword [...]

                          The appearance should be the same as if you had declared the following then collapsed it.

                          bool IsValidPassword
                          {
                          get
                          {
                          return Password?.IsValidPassword() ?? false;
                          }
                          }

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make C# interactive ( csi.exe ) compatible with cygwin

                            csi.exe does not work well on mintty.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide option to include ignored tests in MSTest .trx output

                                Since the reporting options in VSO and TCM are extremely limited, we generate custom reports for management by processing the MSTest .trx output. Unfortunately this format excludes all ignored tests.

                                Please provide a way to include the ignored tests in the .trx output of a MSTest run. This will help us identify any automation code that exists but is not being used, so the tests can be investigated and updated/removed if needed.

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                                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • New Sorting Algorithm

                                  I created a new type of sorting algorithm that seems to be much faster than the ones usually used. I tested it against the default sorting function from <algorithm> for a list of integers of size 200000 containing numbers ranging from 1 to 10000000, and my function was much faster in sorting the list.

                                  I tried searching how to offer a confidential idea to Microsoft, but I cannot find any information on it, so I am posting it here.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add the exploratory test session as a work item on TFS

                                    When you create Exploratory test session on MTM it's only visible on MTM, whereas it would be ideal to generate a work item id and create a separate work item type for the exploratory session.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Link Build errors to Stack Overflow solutions

                                      When a build error occurs, it would be great if VS used deep learning to determine if that specific error has a solution on Stack Overflow. When I click on the error, it could provide the possible fix.

                                      This would greatly improve my workflow and allow known fixes to be found easier.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Git Code Reviews more like TFS Code Reviews

                                        Currently, the user experience for a Code Review in TFS vs a Code Review in Git differ like night and day with the former TFS Code Review process being infinitely more user friendly and intuitive than the comparable Git Code Review process.

                                        https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/tfvc/get-code-reviewed-vs
                                        https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/git/tutorial/pullrequest

                                        Ideally, the user experience should be the same within Visual Studio should be IDENTICAL in terms of features regardless of whether the development team is using Git or TFS source control.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • "Navigate To" on C++

                                          On C++ project, I often search for a class.
                                          However, "Navigate To" suggests all symbols in the project, including many forward declarations.
                                          It's hard to find real declaration in those items.
                                          Visual Studio should arrange symbols in order of importance, and show special icons for forward declarations.

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