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  1. Appeal to hobbyists and students. I am an elderly hobbyist. Your present approach is overwhelming to me. This market would be small but coul

    I am an elderly hobbyist, but there are thousands of children who are learning code in school. Your current approach is overwhelming to a non-professional. I know something about C++, but I can't understand the abbreviations that you use and I don't know what you are talking about most of the time. You might consider a simplified pathway for people like me and my grandchildren. Then show us the way to enter that pathway and progress at our own pace.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Solution explorer should illustrate difference between library and executable projects

      The icons and property sheets for C# libraries and C# executables are identical. One shouldn't have to bring up the project property page in order to see the difference, it should be obvious from the icon. Or *at least* show the target type on the properties pane when the project is selected.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Capture screen video during a diagnostics session

        This would make correlation with UI interactions much easier

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add refactoring option: "generate local Property" from static DependencyProperty

            When developing a control with multiple DependencyProperties, we currently have a snippet option for generating both a static DependencyProperty and a corresponding local Property with getter/setter. However, I would like to see a refactoring option; if I have a DependencyProperty by itself, I would like to right-click it and have the option to "Generator local property" with getter and setter. Conversely, I would like to be able to right-click a local Property and generate a DependencyProperty from it.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • additional information in start menu

              In the start menu is a list of previous projects. If I hover above one, I get the storage path. Is it possible to display major project information, like type of the project, destination (Android, W10, Web...) and others.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Queuing Test scenario on test agent

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                Hi Team,

                I am writing here due to my unanswered question. My case is simple. I have five UI automation tests all are kept in separate classes along with there [ClassInitialize], [ClassCleanup] and[DataSource("Source"), TestMethod] methods. In these three methods I perform launch -login, test flow and closing application respectively.

                I have created load test and added three scenarios with single test each. Three Agents machines are connected to my controller. I want to perform load as below-

                Scenario1 and Scenario2 on TA1

                Scenario2 and Scenario3 on TA2

                Scenario1 and Scenario3 on TA3

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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Assume current template instance during debugging

                  In Visual studio C++ debugger, when single-stepping through a template function, Set Next Statement operation should assume current template instance, instead of prompting the user to pick one from the list of instantiations.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove using should not remove System

                    When using the Remove using (or Remove and Sort) it tends to remove System. This is because, most of the time we're using aliases for the System types (int instead of Int32, etc). While this is OK from a compiler point of view, removing System will also break any extension methods that happen to be defined on System-level types.

                    If System is present in the using list then it should not be removed even if there are no direct references to it (because of aliases). Tools like CodeRush already provide this feature so I tend to use them instead of…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support multiple Build/Run configurations

                      Support multiple named Debug/Run configurations instead of just one option for single startup project or multiple. This option is available in IDEs like IntelliJ and give a much more efficient way to selectively run parts of a solution as needed without having to change the configuration each time. Additionally these settings should be stored somewhere where teams have the option to share the configurations by placing the configuration file in source control.

                      The alternatives are to edit the configuration each time or to use separate solution files for each case. Neither of these are ideal and there is precedent in…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • BETTER SUPPORT C MACROS BY INTELLISENSE / LINTER

                        You guy sstill havet his problem afftteer all these yeeeearrss

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add feature to draw monographs in comments to illustrate code idea (save as png in project folder, referenced by a file positions database)

                          To do graphics and other things, it sometimes helps to draw a little picture, but there is no way short of a url to have it appear in the editor. I've seen some utilities out there that let you do things like put charts, line drawing, mathematical symbols and geometry monographs, it would be nice to have an open standard for this

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • REGEX Programmable TEXT OPERATIONS RIGHT CLICK SUB MENU

                            When selecting a grid using Alt-Click & Drag, and the area looks like this pattern:
                            When I Grid (Alt-Click / Drag) select something like this:

                            pickupNameText.Betw
                            pickupContactText.B
                            pickupPhoneText.Bet
                            pickupAddress1Text.
                            pickupAddress2Text.
                            pickupAddress3Text.
                            pickupCityText.Betw
                            pickupStateText.Bet
                            pickupZipText.Betwe

                            I need a right click sub-menu option for "text operations", one of which being "Copy Leftmost Symbols Only" .. it would be super awesome if this sub-menu could be programmed dynamically like a saving Watch list, where I could use REGEX to do operations on strings. What I need the above to do is just grab the list of classes, not the whole shpeal. It would…

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Intellisense

                                when i download the update 2 I notice that i have to write all myself, i was using intellisense since always but when i updated i realize that i have to do it myself and when i press TAB it doesnt autocomplete the sentence like in the upadte 1... Bad Update

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                                • Please support Emacs and other editor keybindings. And PLEASE, allow us to save, export, and import our own bindings.

                                  Keybindings are crucial to developers. Emacs and Bash style bindings have been around for decades. MS once supported Emacs bindings in VS, but it wasn't complete, had three show-stopping bugs (tab-deletion, unable to copy/paste from other apps, and non-overwriting of selected text).

                                  Microsoft really needs to stop taking functionality away and instead, keep classic functionality while adding new functionality.

                                  Thank you!!

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                                      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • IntelliTest only first seed value appears to be considered

                                      I think this is more of a bug report: According to the documentation, multiple PexArgument attributes should be able to be specified, eg

                                      [PexMethod]
                                      [PexArguments("with space")]
                                      [PexArguments("WIth CAps")]
                                      internal string ToTitleCaseTest(string str)
                                      {
                                      string result = FeatureExtensions.ToTitleCase(str);
                                      return result;
                                      }

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Startup window should not show assembly projects

                                        Clean up the UI... since an assembly has no startup, it's not worth showing.

                                        Given that some solutions I use include more than 20 projects (mostly libraries), this would NOTABLY simplify the UI

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                                        • When deleting characters in IDE while holding CTRL, when at the last line and you are about to go up to the previous line (while still ho

                                          When deleting characters in IDE while holding CTRL, when at the last line and you are about to go back up to the previous line (while still holding Ctrl + Backspace) the IDE SHOULD NOT delete the last characters from the the line. Follow the examples from Notepad++

                                          example:

                                          original line:
                                          line1 <Some XML file: bla bla />
                                          line2 bla (start pressing Backspace while holding Ctrl)

                                          you end up with this!
                                          line1 <Some XML file: bla

                                          Please fix it.

                                          thank you

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