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  1. MFC: Please add method FindItemData in CComboBox

    Case: I need a select an item in combo where associated data equals some value.
    Now I need to write a code like:
    int index = [this]()
    {
    int itemData = ...;
    for (int i = 0; i < m_box.GetCount(); ++i)
    {
    if (m_box.GetItemData(i) == itemData)
    return i;
    }
    return 0;
    }();

    m_box.SetCurSel(index);

    Compare with Qt way:
    m_box->setCurrentIndex(m_box->findData(itemData);

    This suggestion is clone of https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/6778287-mfc-please-add-method-finditemdata-in-ccombobox

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Keep the debug session running even when not appliable changes were made. Show the original/edited sources somehow.

      It is annoying that when I made some changes which are not appliable to current debug session and want to continue with debug it is not possible - I should either revert may changes or restart the debug.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix error SQL71610 because SQL 2016 supports temporal tables with computed / calculated columns

        This table definition is permitted in SQL Server 2016 but SSDT 14.0.60812.0 for VS 2015 gives a database project error SQL71610 (System-versioned temporal tables with computed columns are not supported.)

        CREATE TABLE [dbo].[MyTable]
        (
        [_ValidFrom] [DATETIME2](2) GENERATED ALWAYS AS ROW START HIDDEN NOT NULL,
        [_ValidTo] [DATETIME2](2) GENERATED ALWAYS AS ROW END HIDDEN NOT NULL,
        PERIOD FOR SYSTEM_TIME ([_ValidFrom], [_ValidTo]),

        [A] VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
        [B] VARCHAR(16) NULL,
        [C] As (A + Coalesce('\' + Nullif([B], ''), '')) PERSISTED,

        CONSTRAINT PK_MyTable PRIMARY KEY ([C])
        ) WITH (SYSTEM_VERSIONING = ON (HISTORY_TABLE = [dbo].[MyTable_History], DATA_CONSISTENCY_CHECK = ON));

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • #pragma comment(lib for delay loading of dlls

          I need to us a DLL that controls a hardware device, if the device isn't connected the DLL brings down the program with it. The DLL executes this code on attachment.

          This problems can be solved by dynamically loading the DLL.

          MSVC supports delay loading DLLs via `/delayload:toxic_sdk.dll`

          To avoid extensive build targets, I use pragmas to control the included libraries, sadly there isn't a similar mechanism for loading DLLs.

          Can we have something like?
          #pragma comment(lib_dyn, "toxic_sdk.lib")

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a facility to flatten HTML tags

            Some developers like to format individual tags on multiple lines while other like to see the contents of a tag on one line (I'm in the latter camp). There is no convenient way to reformat a page to flatten or concatenate a tag into a single line and editing by hand is time consuming and painful. In an manner such as Ctrl-K-D and Ctrl-K-F, I'd like to have and key sequence that instructs the editor to reformat the page or selection and flatten the tags, maybe Ctrl-K-T.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add another checkbox in exception Catch-On-Throw dialog for disabling the exception type for the current debugging session

              I often want to temporarily disable an exception from catching on throw because its too spamy for what I'm currently debugging but remembering to go turn it back on for the next session rarely happens. I'd love a second check box to disable the catch on throw for that exception type for just the current debugging session.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Display an error when using a self-closing select or textarea

                A few times when working on a CSHTML file, I entered a self-closing textarea or select element like this:

                <textarea asp-for="Budgeting" class="form-control"/>

                This is not valid because it should be this instead:

                <textarea asp-for="Budgeting" class="form-control"></textarea>

                However when I used the incorrect syntax above, I got no error or warning, and when the page was generated it did weird things to the HTML that was generated. It took some time to trace the source of the problem. If I got an error regarding this, it would have save a lot of time.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS 2015 Show "big" build step log in browser without download the build logs

                  If I build Unity3d project? I have very big log.
                  And I see this message:
                  "The log is too big to be displayed in the browser. You can download the build logs and view them offline."

                  Сould still show this log?
                  May be with pagination.

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                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide revisions concept to Code Reviews

                    When working on a large project it is extremely common to receive multiple comments that result in changes to the original implementation. It would be nice to be able to implement the changes and submit the new code review as a revision of the original. That way a full history of the evolution of the project is maintained, instead of just creating a totally separate review after making the suggested changes.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Treat out parameters as part of returning tuple

                      Have a look at example in MSDN:

                      static void Method(out int i, out string s1, out string s2)
                      {
                      i = 44;
                      s1 = "I've been returned";
                      s2 = null;
                      }

                      static void Main()
                      {
                      int value;
                      string str1, str2;
                      Method(out value, out str1, out str2);
                      }

                      It may be turned into:

                      (var value, var str1, var str2) = Method();

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • To add an option that allow you to remove all breakpoints in one click

                        It's better to add {Delete all Breakpoints} as an option, sometimes when we use breakpoints we use more than 15 breakpoints in a small procedure, so after finish debugging we need a one click option to remove or delete all the breakpoints.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please make Visual Studio Augmented Reality (AR/VR)

                            I'm thinking that the main development screen could be ANY size, unbounded by my traditional monitor.

                            I could have my unit test lists to my left, TFS work items etc. to the right and the development windows in the middle.

                            I could have a virtual keyboard (with haptic feedback built into some gloves, or some kind of haptic suggestion built into the headset).

                            I could arrange various VS shortcuts around the interface - e.g. put my "Clean, Rebuild & Run" buttons somewhere handy.

                            Highlighting and much of the context-sensitive options such as F12, debugging options (step into/over, etc.) could be…

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                            • Hire the blind programmer Ali Abdulghani to Microsoft

                              I recently encountered Ali in an article. http://fossboss.com/2016/07/18/meet-ali-abdulghani-blind-programmer-working-field-open-source/
                              I don't know him. While he is a great guy, and his achievements as a blind programmer is astonishing, I am not asking this as a favor to him. But instead he has tremendous experience on accessibility due to his condition. He could be very helpful to Microsoft and others like himself.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • option to disable quick action squiggles

                                In VS2015 you introduced the quick action light bulb. I think its a cool piece of tech, and I get why many people like it. However its a bit to intrusive for me, the light bulb was ok, but the green quick action squiggle errors are starting to become a bit annoying.

                                For example, when I create classes I prefer writing up the class first in the header file, writing the functions, variables etc I know I will be needing. The second I finish writing the constructor prototype the squiggles and the light bulb flare up, "Function definition not found,…

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                                  41 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    9 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • It is time to make x64 bit version of Visual Studio!

                                    It is time to make x64 bit version of Visual Studio.
                                    Reason is that there are not x32 components left, but designers still running in x32 bit and they are asking x32 components.

                                    Also time to remove x32 as platform.

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                                    • Allow people to uninstall/disable unused built-in functionality

                                      VS is packed with stuff for every possible role, and so for every user there is lots of unused functionality - it might not be relevant to their work or they use alternate tools for the same tasks. This causes menus to be overloaded with "useless stuff you cannot remove", reducing the productivity of every user as they have to hunt for the needle in the haystack on every right-click.

                                      VS should ideally be nothing more than VS Shell, the rest being extensions you can enable or disable as desired.

                                      Functionality that causes lots of work to be done when…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a new button to show what has been changed in the last undo step

                                        Allow us to see what has been changed before we undo and let us jump to the location where the undo would occur. Now, after browsing all around the source code, it is difficult to remember where the part of the source code is which will be affected if undo is hit.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve Visual Studio MSDN Blog Commenting System (and Developer Engagement) with Disqus

                                          Currently the MSDN blogging system suffers from a myriad of problems:
                                          - Poor sign-in experience and profile system.
                                          - Static, read-only posts (cannot edit/delete)
                                          - Broken/no notifications
                                          - Buggy / Easy to troll
                                          - No up/down voting

                                          Conversely, with Disqus, you get the following benefits:
                                          - Community within a community (discovery/pollination/profile system)
                                          - Reliable notifications
                                          - Editing / deleting
                                          - Flexible authentication / flagging / difficult to troll
                                          - Up/down voting

                                          A blog post has been created to discuss these issues at length, and you can read that here:
                                          http://blog.developers.win/2016/02/improving-microsoft-developer-engagement-with-disqus/

                                          The Visual Studio / Visual Studio Team Services Teams do…

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