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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement boolean operators for Expression<T>

      The following currently works:

      Expression<Func<int, bool>> a = i =>( i > 5) && (i < 10);

      However if I wanted to do the following:

      Expression<Func<int, bool>> a = i =>( i > 5);
      Expression<Func<int, bool>> b = i => (i < 10);

      var c = a && b;

      I get:

      Operator '&&' cannot be applied to operands of type 'System.Linq.Expressions.Expression<System.Func<int,bool>>' and 'System.Linq.Expressions.Expression<System.Func<int,bool>>'

      I think it would be helpful to implement this to merge expressions together of the same type T using an operand. I can create extension methods to do a.and(b) but I feel the && syntax would read…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Visual Studio Code for Windows RT

          Develop a Visual Studio Code version to Windows RT.
          Just the resources to create a Windows App, a Windows Phone App, HTML and JavaScript edition are enough.

          I know that Windows Phone development requires an emulator and it's hard to create... but remove the emulator. I can deploy the source to my mobile and test it.

          The same situation to Windows Apps: we won't create a App with risks to the RT environment.

          HTML and JavaScript can be written on notepad, but Visual Studio is the best.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Search Box Search History

            Ideally (from my perspective), the search box in TFS would search all fields when provided unqualified search terms--this is what Fogbugz did (or at least if there were fields left out I never noticed). But I would certainly expect it to search the history of the discussions in bugs. When a developer is trying to find a duplicate bug for a crash with a certain callstack, or trying to find that one bug where Ross talked about DT_DATE, or whatever it may be, we need to provide them with the tools to quickly find them.

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            • Add a window with ability to watch specific variables in real time

              With ability to hand-pick them from the enviroment. I mean Console.Writeline is good and all but if i need to log multitude of variables it becomes clogged fast.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • manage conditional compilation symbols for all projects on solution

                To make it easier to exchange the conditional compilation symbols of all projects in the solution all at once.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • repeat keyword

                  working with loop. sometimes you need to repeat something again. in this case you have to reduce/increase the counter or use goto statement.

                  i was thinking that using repeat keyword would be nice.

                  foreach(var v in list)
                  {
                  // do something
                  if(...)
                  {
                  repeat; // iterate and dont go for next element of list.
                  }
                  }

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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • IntelliTest: Update the Z3 version to improve performance

                    IntelliTest is still using an old Z3 version. Z3 has had many improvements since then. Please update to the latest version in order to improve performance.

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                      • Add non-parameterized New constructor to Structures

                        Though non-parameterized New() constructors are presently not allowed for structures, it would be really useful, especially when it contains array that must be dimensioned or string data that must be initialized. If it is not user-declared and the structure is iinvoked As New, the MyBase.New constructor is invoked as usual. Otherwise, it invokes the MyBase.New constructor and THEN the user-defined constrctor. This would get around the trouble of forgetting to invoke a developer-built "Inialize" method to perform these initialization tasks. This is a common programming oversight I see all the time.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Convert.ChangeType() should be able convert string/int into enums

                            Currently, when working with generic functions and Convert.ChangeType(), the code always must look something like this:

                            return (T)(typeof(T).IsEnum ? Enum.Parse(typeof(T), value, true) : Convert.ChangeType(value, typeof(T)));

                            This is awkward. People tend to forget to always go the extra step for enums.

                            For a discussion on this please refer to this forum thread:

                            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/7b0703fb-701a-412e-ba5a-dd878813cc2c/improvement-suggestion-convertchangetype-should-convert-stringint-into-enums?forum=netfxbcl

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • contributions on msdn documentation

                              It would be great to be able to contribute to the MSDN documentation. Often information is missing, or examples are just incorrect. Having the some way of accepting contributions from the community would really help improve the quality of the documentation. Way of contributing might be though GitHub or a wiki or something.

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                              • Reference a zip file as a directory

                                Make it so any zip file can be referenced as a directory. If I have like WinMerge or any program like Windows Explorer and it I type in a directory like c:\myzipfile then its assumed that I have to have a folder in my c drive named myzipfile. But lets say I want to diff two files and they are both zip files, or one is a zip file. There may be existing tools like this but technically it should be built into windows imho b/c it would just be a feature and a definite time saver.

                                So here is…

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Undo/Redo window with "Group edits by member" button

                                  My approach to solving the problem-at-hand evolves in real-time as I code, and so I end up using Undo/Redo quite a bit. I want a "Other" window that itemizes the Undo/Redo history and opens on the left side of the IDE. This would provide more space to represent this history than is currently available in the Undo and Redo toolbar drop-downs. The extra space could be used for more descriptive names for history items. For example, instead of just saying "Replace all" it could say "Replaced all 'foo' with 'foo bar'".

                                  Some useful buttons could also appear in this new…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio automatic detect TFS offline state

                                    VSS should automatically detect, that TFS is offline.

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                                    • Regarding Search Functionality in Visual Studio

                                      In VS we have various options for Code Search Like Current Block, Current Document, Current Project and Entire Solution

                                      Sometimes we do not intent to search in entire project but by mistake we click on search at that time

                                      Scenerio:
                                      A solution with 7-8 projects and Total 10K files

                                      Expected behavior:
                                      It should first search in the current document then only it should go to other files

                                      Current behavior:
                                      Due to some reason the entire screen becomes unresponsive, At that time if we keep pressing Esc then also it takes long time to get the screen in normal scenerio.

                                      If…

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                                        • Provide SSE4 target

                                          It would be nice to have additional arch target, there is a big gap between SSE2 and AVX, not all SSE4 capable CPU has AVX available.

                                          Give SSE4, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 targets please.

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