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  1. Debugging should go to the instance method not the interface method

    When debugging code and we stumble on a method that is an interface method, the debugger will go to the interface file, but our problem is in the implementation class of that interface method, so if you can provide a way that the debugger will go to the implementation method immediately, then it will help us a lot, as more and more developers are using IoC, and patterns, so more and more interfaces will be used.

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

      Allow folding a foldable section from the bottom. Currently, a function has a square ⊞ button that indeicates that it can be folded. However, scrolling down to its end there is no button there to fold it upwards.
      Instead of a square you could use a directed up/down "box" it owuld make the fold direction quite clear.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • BitConverter.GetBytes

        Add a version which does not create an array on the heap, but takes an array as an argument.

        In the view of performance, I've often come across scenarios where I could reuse a byte array, instead of having Bitconverter create a new byte array each call. Which is bogging down performance a lot.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Italicize (or at least color code) member varibles when used in functions

          It would help to be able to easily distinguish member variables from local variables without resorting to a leading "this." prefix (C#) or the usual "m_" (C++).

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Start thinking about C++17 Concepts support of vc compiler

            Although the c++17 is still on its out-coming way, I'm wondering if the compiler team may consider it now and seriously? because it could be another long('very' like) time to wait it to be implemented into the compiler if the dev. team decided to start relevant works after C++17's out. The soon the work started the ampler time to completion the feature support.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Nest JS files under TSX files

              Visual Studio 2015 nests JS files underneath TS files already. However, the same functionality does not apply to the newer TSX files, making for a messy project. Please add JS nesting support for TSX files too!

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              • Add feature to mutate tests that's F# friendly

                Add feature to mutate automated tests for F#.

                As an SDET, I want to challenge the Code Coverage metrics that may not reflect the true integrity of the code base.

                Specifically, I want to select a suite of tests and verify that these passing tests will fail after mutating their conditional dependencies.

                NOTE:
                NinjaTurtles and VisualMutator do not appear to be supported in VS2015.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow users to edit the name displayed in the MRU list

                  When a solution is branched, the name of the solution does not change. The MRU list will have 2 entries with the same solution name. One is from the trunk and 1 is from the branch.
                  I would like to edit the displayed name of the solution in the MRU list so I can visually tell the difference without hovering over it. Currently, I manually edit the registry to do this.

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                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a plugin or have a builtin to check for pep8 compliance.

                    While in debug or just automatically have the editor check for pep8 compliance.

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                      2 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add option to NOT search for solutions in the Team Explorer window

                      It takes time to search our TFS for solutions when we open the Team Explorer. I'd like an option to NOT search for them. I normally use the MRU on the start page and I don't want the IDS locked up while it searches.

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                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • WinForms Designer DPI Lock

                        Provide an option to lock the WinForms Designer to work in a fixed DPI, such as 96 DPI. When opening a project in Visual Studio on different computers (with different resolutions and display scaling) the WinForms designer causes the forms to resize and otherwise behave badly. Sizes and positions are also inconsistent between different resolution/scale combinations. For example, a form of size 513x544 (on a 96 DPI 100% scale display) will show as 1040x1063 opened on a display that uses 200% scaling. I have found numerous posts around the Internet about this problem and the accepted solution is to always…

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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS Backlog Priority Right Mouse Button menu "Move to Top" work with Tag Filtered List

                          TFS Product Backlog Management.
                          TFS Backlog Priority Right Mouse Button menu "Move to Top" work with Tag Filtered List
                          Carefully imported Product Backlog Items with Tags to categorize work. Can use the easy intuitive filtering on these tags. Really need to move a Product Backlog Item in the filtered list to the top of the overall Product Backlog List. The Right Mouse menu option "Move to Top" or "Move to #" is missing on the filtered list. I understand the programmer's logic to remove this, but the role of the Product Owner needs to do more with the filtered list…

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create forced lambda expression syntax to distinguish from delegates and implement 'var' type inference

                            Example says more than 1000 words...

                            C# 6:
                            Func<string,bool> testString = str => str.Equals("Test")
                            Expression<Func<string,bool>> testStringExpr = str => str.Equals("Test")

                            Suggested C# 7 (or 8 ;)):
                            var testString = str => str.Equals("Test")
                            var testStringExpr = str ==> str.Equals("Test")

                            Note: Inference was already suggested: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/2873856-implement-var-type-inference-for-lambda-expressi

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ways to Consider the Best Quality Mover at Reasonably Priced Costs

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                              Check with your buddies, family, neighbours and also co-workers who may have before utilized the particular providers regarding specialized packers in addition to movers with. Log on and also hunt for treatment corporations presently there. Prepare yourself…

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                              • Solutions to Get the Best Quality Mover at Reasonably Priced Costs

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                                Seek advice from your buddies, family members, neighborhood friends and also acquaintances that have sooner employed the actual companies regarding specialized packers along with movers inside. Log on as well as seek out eradication businesses right now there.…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Offer to implement callbacks

                                  I type-in new PropertyMetadata(OnCenterXPropertyChanged) but since I haven't yet implemented On..., I get a suggestion by the IDE to implement it but it suggests to add field, property or read-only field, not to implement the callback for me with the given name. It can find the method signature needed from the delegate that PropertyMetadata (one of its overloaded versions) expects

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add "Find in files" to the menu on solution explorer right click

                                    Adding a "Find in files..." option to folders in the Solution Explorer would make it easier to limit your file search to directories. The current way to do it is pretty cumbersome.

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                                    • Add the option to debug functions by themselves.

                                      I often find myself writing small amounts of test code in the main() function to test if a specific function works properly or not. Instead of running the whole program, what if you could debug that specific function only ? You would provide the necessary function parameters and debug the function by itself.

                                      Example function prototype:

                                      string ProcessString(string str);

                                      Instead of putting test code like this :

                                      string testStr1;
                                      string testStr2 = ProcessString( testStr1 );

                                      in your main(), you would directly debug the ProcessString itself by giving the string parameter testStr1. In this example test code is 2 lines. No…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Show the status while performing setup

                                          Please include a progress bar with value and estimation of time to be elapsed in the installation

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