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  1. provide a quick action that corrects for into foreach

    I often write this:

    for (var element in list)

    This should be automatically corrected into:

    foreach (var element in list)

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a way to Get the Progress percentage of Extracting a zip file in System.IO.Compression.

      Currently I cant Update a Progressbar with percentage (unlike with downloading) when Extracting a zip file. I would like to make this possible below.
      ```cs
      ZipArchive zar = ZipFile.OpenRead(Application.StartupPath + "\\ILSpy_Update.zip");
      /*
      Not Sure how I can get it to fill the Progress bar. I think I would need some help here on this part.
      */
      zar.ExtractToDirectory(Application.StartupPath + "\\Update\\");
      zar.Dispose()```

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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a 'Use HTTPS' option when creating a new web application

        When creating a new web application in Visual Studio such as Web API app or MVC app... In the create project dialog, a user should have to option to 'Use HTTPS' by default for the web application.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my youtube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be free for Users

              Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my YouTube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be made in Multiple Languages(i.e in English, Hindi and Telugu Languages) and will be available for free for any one to view

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              • Add an "Ingestion time" metric that will reflect the time it takes for a blob to get ingested.

                As part of our KPIs monthly reviews we are required to present the latency it takes for our data to land in Kusto. For that we would like to have an "ingestion time" Geneva metric which can also be helpful for Kusto's own supportability. It will measure the time it takes for a blob to get ingested. You can check the blob's creation time (we use the Kusto API) or the time the relevant message was published to the queue in order to start measuring the latency until the blob is ingested.

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

                  Import Test Cases from Excel sheet with test steps included.

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                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Prevent accidental/unintentional install of "Blend". This would save hours of uninstalling and reinstalling to end up with the right ap.

                    Prevent accidental/unintentional install of "Blend". This would save hours of uninstalling and reinstalling to end up with the right ap. Uninstall should complete in under 10 seconds. It should not take minutes to delete files. My OOBE installing from corpnet was horrible mainly due to receiving Blend and having no idea what it is and simply working on the principle of need-to-get-rid-of-it-to-prevent-future-loss-of-productivity.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remember last used typed command in Command Palette

                      When opening Command Palette, fill the input with the last typed search command but ready to be replaced. This makes calling commands fast (like using a git add followed by a git commit using "git" as search).

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Retain member order when using "Implement Interface" quick action

                        In previous Visual Studio versions, using the "Implement Interface" action in C# would keep the inserted members in the order they were declared in the interface. In VS2015 the inserted members are in alphabetic order.

                        When defining an interface, the developer is highly likely to order members in a way that makes sense, such as grouping by logical association, reordering renders the tool less useful.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In TFS 2015 update 2 the label based build option is not available. But it was available in 2012 build option. it is much needed feature

                          In TFS 2015 / update 2 the label based build option is not available. But it was available in 2012 build option. it is much needed feature, so

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show GC, JIT and other runtime code in the stack window

                            Currently, the stack trace window hides these stack frames. So if the thread is doign GC work, or is suspended due to GC or is currently jitting the programmer cannot find out.

                            Runtime frames should be shown, at least if "show external code" is on.

                            As a nasty example of this, when you call `Array.Sort(new int[10000000])` this pauses for a few seconds in native runtime code. There is a native sort function for primitive arrays. This is very hard to understand if the debugger hides this.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Copy common references and nuget references by ctrl+c ctrl+v in solution explorer (C#)

                              Copy common assembly references and nuget references by ctrl+c ctrl+v in solution explorer (C#)
                              Now it works only for files and links.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Actually allow people to submit bug reports from the Visual Studio website instead of saying "you are not authorized"?!

                                Actually allow people to submit bug reports from the Visual Studio website instead of saying "You are not authorized to submit the feedback for this connection" (whatever that means).

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Search error code with google

                                  When I click on Error code from the Error List, the error is searched using bing. Can you allow user to customize search of error. I prefer to use Google search to do search for the errors.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Collapse/Expand command for all regions in all files in solution

                                    I think it will be a useful command to collapse/expand all regions in all files inside current project or solution or any context that user can choose. It's better to have a separate toolbar or tool window for visual studio collapse/expand command for user to choose context , level , ... and any other items that can change effect of command on source code.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add WebAssembly / asm.js as a target platform to .Net

                                      I think, generating WebAssembly/asm.js code from .Net IL would be really appreciated. It can be a good alternative to Silverlight.

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                                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Get printing of .ts files to use Printer fonts settings

                                        When using Dark theme, .ts files use White for colors on some text. Usually, with other types of files, when printing the Printer Fonts and Colors switches the text color to Black. However, with .ts files, in my configuration, that is not fully happening and that white text is printed white - making the the print outs useless. Changing the extension to .js causes them to be printed correctly. I have my Printer fonts size set to 8 pts. The .ts file printout uses the 8 pt fonts for line numbers (which I have turned on), but not for the…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve CRT Debug Heap

                                          This regards your CRT Debug Heap (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/974tc9t1.aspx)

                                          In the function 'dump_all_object_since_nolock', (in the file '<Windows Kits>\10\Source\10.0.10150.0\ucrt\heap\debug_heap.cpp') you have the line
                                          _RPTN(_CRT_WARN, "#File Error#(%d) : ", header->_line_number);

                                          I suggest that you change that to something like
                                          _RPTN(_CRT_WARN, "#File Error#%p(%d) : ", header->_file_name, header->_line_number);

                                          Motivation:
                                          If you get the value of _file_name you can use a 'map' {address=>string} to get the actual file name. By inserting a hook
                                          '_CrtSetAllocHook (MyAllocHook);'
                                          then in 'MyAllocHook' you can build this map.

                                          Proof of concept:
                                          I have already made this using _line_number (unfortunately not that unique as a key so I can get multiple…

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