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  1. View switcher for Solution Explorer

    Solution Explorer allows you to "change root", so you see only part of your project (for easier navigation).

    It'd be great if you could save these views and quickly switch between them. It'd also be great if you could add "currently open files" to an existing view (as a way of making the "custom view" in SE less narrow, as in, not restricted to a single sub-tree).

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add analogy for InstallationManager for desktop applications

      Add analogy for InstallationManager for Windows Store applications (Windows 8.1) + Windows 10 (desktop). Because in these platforms I can't get my installed application. For more details for quetsion/request you can see my question in msdn (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/46402b2b-86a1-4750-bef5-7297966ada82/uwp-universal-can-i-use-installationmanager-or-some-analogy-in-desktop-version?forum=wpdevelop)

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Detect Call Hierarchy "Calls To" a method, when that method is called as Action<> or Func<>

        Call Hierarchy is misleading at finding all calls into a method.

        If that method is passed as an Action<T, ...> or Func<T, ...> argument of a method, and that argument is invoked, this is a call into the method. However, it is not detected as a call into the method in Call Hierarchy. For this reason, Call Hierarchy is not as robust as Find All References.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create native pbkdf2 algorithm based on SHA-2 (ideally variable - or based on SHA-512)

          Create native pbkdf2 algorithm based on SHA-2 (ideally variable or based on SHA-512), and discontinue SHA-1 dependency on current .NET class. Currently, the developer community is rolling their own custom versions of this and it would be ideal to have a native vendor provided solution.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • IntelliTest: Add an easy way to delete generated code

            It is often necessary to delete generated testes from the g.cs files. I think this should be an easily available feature.

            It should be accessible here:

            * A button in the IntelliTest tool window that clears the g.cs file for the currently selected method.
            * A button in the IntelliTest tool window that opens a dialog where the user can choose:
            - delete tests from this method/class/project/solution
            - delete files or just clear them (might be important for source control)

            The same features should be available as context menu items in IntelliTest-related files.

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              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring Back Robotics Studio

              It would be great to see Microsoft bring back Robotics Studio in conjuction with its Windows IoT an embedded .NET efforts. It is essential that any reboot be focused on developing for .NET targets that run on ARM and systems like Rasberry Pi.

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              • Selection Margin in Visual Studio 2015 is way too wide

                The selection margin is WAY to wide, I want to have my code right up against the left side of the window. How about making the selection margin sizable, or give us a way to remove it all together.

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                • In Application Timeline tool, add a right-click menu option to expand the most expensive branch of the currently selected element

                  In Application Timeline tool, please add a right-click menu option to expand the most expensive branch of the currently selected element in the "Timeline details" pane. It can get very tedious manually expanding these, especially when the event is "Layout" and the logical tree is deep.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ClosureScript support for Visual Studio 2015

                    React.js is really good with Om which is ClojureScript. So it would be great to have its native support in VS.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Easy IIS Express with custom domains

                      Sometimes you need to work with a real hostname. For me, I need to test a SSO provider posting a message to my system and they don't support localhost. I want IIS Express bound to a particular hostname.

                      Here's how to do it, but its complicated (and it actually doesn't work for me, I get an error that I must specify localhost).

                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4709014/using-custom-domains-with-iis-express

                      Please sort this out.

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                        1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make IntelliTest available to Visual Studio Professional

                        In Visual Studio 2015 IntelliTest are a fantastic idea!
                        Restricting it to Visual Studio Ultimate is not a good news. Please make it available to more users.

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                        • Make URLs in the Error List to be clickable

                          Make the URLs in the Error List clickable so developers can quickly find information on how to resolve issues

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                          • add option to NuGet to reinstall package

                            Sometimes references for a project gets messed up and the package that's installed (listed in packages.config) isn't matching what assemblies are referenced. It would be a good time saver to have an option/action on the nuget screen to be able to re-install a single package (ignoring any dependencies, etc). It can be done today with the uninstall, but then you have to search the whole NuGet directory and remember which version. When you have 10+ that becomes cumbersome.

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                            • One click update of COM wrappers in .NET languages.

                              .NET is treating native ActiveX components like legacy but that is how I communicate with my DirectX 11 graphics engine written in C++.

                              When using the engine from Visual Basic 6, you get a notification when an update is available and just click to use the new version.

                              In Visual Basic .NET however, you can't make any changes to the interface while developing a new version because the wrapper is locked and the easiest way to delete the old version of the wrapper is to delete the whole project and pick modules one by one into a new project since…

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Incorporates "comprehension expressions" like python in C#

                                Comprehension expressions are powerful when you work with lists. They are very simple to use and with less code it's able to solve many difficult problems.

                                So, here is some examples of comprehension expressions:

                                var L = new {1, 2, 3, 4, 5};
                                for(var i = 0; i < L.length; i++)
                                ... L[i] += 10
                                ...
                                Result:
                                [11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

                                Now with comprehension expression:

                                var L = new {1, 2, 3, 4, 5};
                                L = {n + 10 for n in L}

                                Result:
                                [21, 22, 23, 24, 25]

                                Another sample using filter:

                                var M = new [,]
                                { …

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • method overloading through 'where clause' condition

                                  The idea is to overload a method by means of the where clause. Where clause should permit runtime value checking.
                                  Overload with where clause has precedence if condition is met.

                                  public int Factorial( int n ) where n < 12 {...}
                                  public BigInteger Factorial( int n ) {...} /*where n > 12*/

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable design-time bindings to work with Compiled Bindings

                                    Compiled bindings are great, but they aren't compatible (so it seems) with the Blend design-time syntax ({d:DataContext...).

                                    This makes it impossible to combine the performance benefits with compiled bindings with the ease of having design-time data. You have to either choose the older binding syntax or no design-time data.

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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • change the way to update/install

                                      I had to turn off cryptoprevent to use the install tool in Visual Studio Blend. Usually I can install and update programs without needing to do that, so it must be something specific in this program.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable IntelliTest integration with Codelens

                                        Enable IntelliTest integration with Codelens.

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                                        • Child windows, popup windows and MDI for Universal App Platform in Windows 10

                                          Please add support for child windows, popup windows and MDI for Universal App Platform in Windows 10

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