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      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve usability of Find Results dialog

      The current “Find Results” in VS > 2010 dialog is very hard to read when using the dark theme.
      Do not misunderstand my… I like the “new” themes but a dark blue font is very hard to read when it has a dark background.
      I suggest to change the color from blue to something brighter color.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Export and or Copy all the items from Find symbol result list

        Hello Team,

        Can you provide a way for copying/exporting all the items from the Find Symbol Result window.

        Thanks
        Abhijeet Ballal

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow solutions to contain nested solutions

          In my application, we make use of SDKs that are built separately. I would like to include the whole solution in my project, so I can debug easier.

          I know I can select a solution file and it will import the the project files, but this does not work for me because those projects depend on .targets files that are in the $(SolutionDir).

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • C# and F# on the same project

            Allow to add C# and F# (or another .NET language) files in the same project.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • System.Web.UI.IValidator interface: Add ValidationGroup property

              Unluckily IValidator interface does not define the ValidationGroup property, which is instead defined as a member of BaseValidator class from which all validators derive (there is a not so clean separation between interface and implementation).

              If you would like to define a custom validator (without using the basic behaviour provided by BaseValidator class), you can easily do that by implementing the IValidator interface, unluckily in this way you lose the possibility of performing validation in validation groups. This because there is no ValidationGroup in the IValidator interface and the Page class, which handles "validation groups" on postbacks through Validate (string…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Yeoman generators as a "New Project" source

                Use Yeoman generators as a project creation type.
                1. File\New\Project
                2. Templates - Yeoman template
                3. Select a template and it runs the Yeoman script for you and builds a solution a project around it.

                Current workaround is running Yeoman from the command line and then creating a blank project (or when I am doing a Cordova project creating a Cordova project and then doing a bunch of copy and paste to get the Yeoman project in the VS project).

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                  1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add "Go to Implementation Definition" for objects derived from interfaces or base classes

                  Perhaps provide a selection box for the actual implementation to navigate to - sort of like how "Go to Definition" works with partial classes.

                  This would be useful for interface driven designs where going to the interface definition is not desired but selecting one of the concrete implementations is.

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change propdp snippet to use the nameof() operator

                    The "propdp" snippet for dependency properties uses a string on the register method, if the nameof operator is used instead, renaming dependency properties will be easier

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow interfaces to be defined implicitly by the public methods of a class

                      I see a common pattern when writing C# code of a small class which implements a single interface (and nothing else) where the interface is created to facilitate testing, dependency injection etc.

                      It would be great if the C# compiler could facilitate this pattern by allowing me to declare that a class implements an interface *and* defines that interface - i.e. the interface should match the public methods of the class.

                      I imagine this could be indicated via a modifier on the implemented interfaces list e.g.:

                      public class SimpleService : implicit ISimpleService
                      {
                      public void DoWork() {}
                      }

                      would implicitly…

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • T4 dependent files Autosave for Run Custom Tool command

                        [bad Eng, sorry]

                        When I use .tt template for code generation, I run it by right click and select Run Custom Tool menu. I note if tt-file dependent files been edited before, then custom tool use previously stored version not actual one. I suggest to auto save all dependent files for selected tt-file before run Custom Tool.

                        I mean, for example, this tt-line:

                        <#@ Language1 processor="Language1DirectiveProcessor" requires="fileName='Sample.mydsl1'" #>

                        I will happy if file 'Sample.mydsl1' will be automatically saved before Run Custom Tools.

                        tnx!

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add custom tool support to shared projects

                          Both VS 2013 U4 and VS 2015 Preview does not seem to support custom tools in shared projects. That makes it impossible to use shared projects with many useful single file generators, including those shipped with Visual Studio (RESX, T4 Templates, etc.).

                          In our usecase we would like to use shared projects for shared data models. Normally these data models are specified in our schema DSL and we have MsBuild tasks that generate necessary source code. This approach is not applicable to shared projects because they are never built, however we could do the same with custom tool (single file…

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it easier to edit global elements

                            When I installed Boost I had to add global include paths in "...user.props" xml file. Adding library paths or configurations is also a pain. I don't know why you deleted an option to do it just with VS. Please bring that back.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Respect the Escape key in pop-up Yes|No dialogs

                              Solution Explorer context menu, Undo. "Are you sure you want to undo your pending changes...?" Escape key = No. Shouldn't force the user to look at the dialog and click on the No button.

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                              • Add an checkbox that shrinks the filename in "Find Results N" window.

                                Add an checkbox that shrinks the filename in "Find Results N" window.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Open Source Virtual OS supporting .Net App run on Android/Windows/Iphone Tablets

                                  A FirmWare which support Usb/Wifi enabled Keyboard/Screen in Tablets/Smartphone so that we can give extra interactions to user with the device
                                  And with a Virtual OS which support .Net Application to Run on Android/Iphone Devices which can exploit independent Platform Approach

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Single-Line For Each

                                    Something like single-line "If" statement:

                                    For Each val In Values Then DoSomethingOneLine

                                    Without "Next" keyword.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Automatic conversion to DependencyProperty

                                      When creating custom controls and/or classes, it is not unusual to need to define a property as a DependencyProperty. I always find this to be time consuming extra effort that it should be able to be done by Visual Studio. Just like Visual Studio can modify methods for async/await when necessary, I would like to be able to do the same thing to have it convert a regular property into a DependencyProperty.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Automatically escape regex characters in FindNextSelected (Ctrl-F3)

                                        When regular expresison are turned on in the quick-search/find dialog, Edit.FindNextSelected (Ctrl-F3) fails to compensate for regex characters in the current selection. So searching fails when I select ".method(int" and hit Ctrl-F3 because the bracket '(' is not escaped. I am now searching for an incomplete regular expression. Similarly, the '.' isn't escaped and will match any character.

                                        I wrote a macro back in VS2008 days which did this, simply searching the selection for regex special characters and escaping them, but it no longer works since the macro editor was removed.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Automatic comments like MonoDevelop/Xamarin Studio

                                          Automatically produce comments based on the class/interface name
                                          for example

                                          class GUIManager

                                          would produce
                                          /**
                                          * Manages the Graphical User Interface
                                          **/

                                          Picks up key words GUI (Graphical User Interface), Manager

                                          This would make documenting so much easier and efficient.

                                          3 votes
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