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  1. document tabs with tfs tontext menu

    Add the source Control functions like "view history" directly on the document tab Kontext menue. like it can be used in solution Explorer.

    sometimes ist a heck to scroll around in larger solutions to find the current *.cs file i'm working on.

    other Option might be to add a "Point in solution Explorer" to directly mark and visualize the current file.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow ?. operator to be used in assignments

      The ?. operator is great for reading values from classes

      var a = c?.Foo;

      It would be great if it could also be used for assigning values as well.

      c?.Foo = 4;

      My feeling is that this should be really easy for properties, since the setter gets generated as method set_Foo(...), and thus c?.set_Foo(4)

      I would also think it it would be doable for normal field members, since it should just be like

      var tmp = c;
      if (tmp != null) {
      tmp.Foo = 4;
      }

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Format Dictionary Object Initializer Code

        When I create a dictionary using the object initializer syntax, Edit -> Advanced -> Format Document is not formatting them. It works great with objects and lists just not dictionaries.

        Formatted Code Example
        var cList = new Dictionary<string, Customer>()
        {
        {"A123", new Customer("A123")},
        {"B246", new Customer("B246")}
        };

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow implict finally blocks

          {
          ... safe code incl. preparation code
          try { call risky function }
          ... more code to do regardless of if above succeeded
          try { call another risky function }
          catch(Exception ex) { compensate for failure}
          .... continue running my other code
          try { call risky function3 }
          .... continue running my other code including any tidy-up
          }

          The above is of course currently possible using explicit finally blocks.

          However it results in ugly nesting structures that do not reflect the logical structure of the code.

          Always-run preparation code is unidented/unidentified but any following try-up code (also always run) must…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • if finally & loop finally clauses

            A clause which is run after any of the conditions in an if tree are true. Note: When used with else, the finally clause will only run if any of the other conditions are true. Sort of like an else-else.

            And a final clause which is run if the loops exits from its own condition, not breaking. Instead of reduntantly checking the i variable. Should work for both foreach and for loops.

            Syntax:
            if (something)
            doOne();
            else if (something)
            doTwo();
            finally
            ifOneOrTwo();

            foreach (var item in collection)
            // run loop
            finally
            // do something

            Before:

            var done = true;
            if…

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • return void, returnif, returnsame, break on

              return [void operation]; - One line returns
              returnif [boolean operation]; - Returns if operation is true
              public int MyProperty { get; returnsame set; } - Doesn't set the value if it equals the current value.
              break [operation]; - Shorter breaks

              Example code:

              public WindowStyle Style { get; returnsame set; }

              public void DoSomething()
              {
              if (something)
              return Something();
              }

              returnif myVar;

              public void Check(int var)
              {
              if (var == 0)
              break doSomething();
              // something else
              }

              For better example view and all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add operation to automatic property set;

                Auto properties can have one line additions to set, making a function call or one operation possible.

                Suggested Syntax:
                public int Something { get; set; } += doSomething();

                For better example view and all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TestClasses should be allowed to run in parallel.

                    At present, one can run tests in parallel by using /parallel switch in vstest.console.exe, or a button in UI, or MaxCpuCount in runsettings file.
                    However this parallelism is at test container level (i.e assembly level), which is too coarse in most cases.
                    It would be great to have TestClasses run in parallel.

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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

                      Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

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                        12 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Start Project

                        teach Visual Studio to find my single executable project in solution and use that as start project. The mesage "A project with outputtype library..." is anoying

                        Visual Studio knows what types of project it is using by project Guid

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • View -> Other Windows menu would benefit from alphabetical sorting

                          It's getting really hard to find the window I want to open.

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a feature to quickly select a list of packages for the project from packages that already installed in other projects under solution

                            I have a solution with lots of projects. I have just created a new project and I want to add to it several NuGet packages that already exist in the solution, to make it "just like that other project". Is there a feature in Visual Studio or plugin that would allow to do it quickly? Not the “Manage NuGet Packages for Solution…”
                            For detail information, please have a look at this: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/61e00791-8935-4bb3-87d0-befff00ff2e3/projectcentered-nuget-package-manager?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                              0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • New database connection history should have a filter textbox

                                New database connection history should have a filter textbox

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                                  0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Better help

                                  I hate when asking question in help and after search you redirect to Stack Overflow, I find them to be arrogant and not understanding. When I go to help on a program that I have purchased I expect to be able to comment, have my question attempted to be answered or at least ask what I mean. At Stack Overflow I see all the time they just shut question down because THEY are not sure what a person is asking, yet others are attempting to answer the question and doing it but the guy running Stack Overflow shuts it down.…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Propose to recover parameters, compare installed components and uninstall previous Visual Studio versions

                                    Detect all "old" components / visual studio version, compare it
                                    and proposing also to recover compatible previous parameters for VS 2017

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for Terminal in Visual Studio

                                      I would love to see an inbuilt terminal/shell in Visual Studio so I don't get to go outside VS when working on projects that are strictly terminal dependent like Angular etc.
                                      Try replicating what JetBrains IDEs/VS Code already do, would help developers a lot as they don't have to switch between VS and terminals/shells.
                                      Thanks in advance, anticipating this feature in the final build.

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Adding favourite folders option in TFS source control pane

                                        It would be very helpful to have favourite folders option in TFS source control pane.
                                        We have a huge source control tree (like any other big company...). Each team or even each developer has his own specific folders he is working on.
                                        Its very annoying to open the long folder tree each time to view the folders that are interested for me.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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