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  1. Allow Integral, Derivative, and Algebraic Calculations

    It is very frustrating to be unable to directly calculate integrals and derivatives of functions within strings (as well as perform other algebraic operations). A large market share exists for data scientists, database experts, and Microsoft Azure users who just want to crunch numbers (which are somewhat like data scientists).

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Microsoft can make an update of the VB6 to VB7 (Classic VB)

      1) It should be able to create VB Command Line application.
      2) API selection dialog which will put the selected API on the project.
      3) It should be able to create both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.
      4) It should also have a feature to create self dependent application which doesn't depend on any runtime library.
      5) Change the looks similar to the VS2013/VS2015.

      # If Microsoft does create this new COM based programming language I am sure many programmers will switch back to Microsoft.
      # And really there is not point in abandoning such a huge crowd of programmers who…

      351 votes
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        37 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Develop a test completion report

        Even we are working with Scrum and use a DoD that includes testing activities, we need a test completion report, to check how the testing is going during the current sprint.

        We need a number of indicators:
        1- Number of user stories vs. Number of documented test cases.
        2- Number of planned test cases vs. Number of executed test cases (with a second level indicating passed vs. failed tests).
        3- Number of defects found (classified by severity).
        4- Defects distribution (by areas).

        Some of these indicators can be developed with custom queries and can be published as a widget in…

        26 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement replace/original, code generator feature for C#

          As championed here, https://github.com/dotnet/csharplang/issues/107, the replace/original feature will allow custom code generators to be added to C# to implement many common boilerplate tasks. Also known as "Aspect Oriented Programming".

          Possible use cases include implementing INotifyPropertyChanged, logging, exception handling, retrying, and many others.

          30 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add an integrated command line in visual studio 2015 community

              Is there an integrated command line in visual studio 2015 community? like in visual studio code? like this https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/integrated-terminal

              85 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • To have an ISO download for VS 2017

                Just watching the VS2017 launch event and trying to download... but there's only a bootstrapper available and I have to install on a few machines.

                Imagine that all the fresh installs will have to download the same components every single time.

                I can see that ppl have been requesting for an ISO for quite some time.

                Please.

                Thank you.
                Arvin

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                  3 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Task runner should support subfolder

                  package.json, gulpfile, etc need to be on root of the project in order to be detected by the Task Runner.

                  It should be possible to add those files in a subfolder.

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                    0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • enable us to configure a "Press any key to continue . . ." message at the end of the F5 run of console applications

                    the idea is: enable us to configure a "Press any key to continue . . ." message at the end of the F5 run of console applications

                    the rationale behind this is (why I feel this need): I am preparing an introductory programming material and I expect a reader to press F5 *at least* one time for each example... and it is rather stupid that each exercise in such a material MUST end with otherwise completely unnecessary and illogical "Console.ReadlineLine()" statement... teaching beginners to write programs that way just harms their programming minds in their infancy and does not belong…

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                      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please provide Visual Studio 2017 Express.

                      Please provide Visual Studio 2017 Express.

                      24 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Publicly expose API for creating InterlineAdornments

                        There exists an API for creating Interline Adornments within Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Internal. Please considering moving this to one of the publicly available extensibility assemblies so customers can easily create adornments that exist between lines (similar to CodeLens adornments)

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                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio 2017 iso

                          Please provide a iso downloadable file for all versions of Visual Studio 2017. Making an iso file with commands is very difficult for any layman.

                          16 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support Vue file intellisense in Visual Studio

                            Vue files are files with one html section, one script section and one css section.
                            With Vuejs pack 2017 extension, we can somehow have intellisense for Js and css.

                            However, if you work with Typescript and/or Sass, you can't have intellisense.

                            To provide compiler informations about used languages, an attribute @lang can be added.

                            Ex :
                            <script lang="ts">...</script>
                            <style lang="scss">...</style>

                            13 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Prevent IIS Express from taking over as the launch settings default in .NET Core projects in VS 2017

                              While debugging ASP.NET Core apps in VS 2017, IIS Express is added as the default in the launch configuration window, backed by `Properties/launchSettings.json`.

                              If this is changed, or if the settings are removed - either from the UI, or by modifying the file, on the next launch of VS, these settings have been returned, and IIS Express set to the default again.

                              The issue is compounded when you have a multi-startup solution. In my current case, I have a micro-services solutions with 8 startup projects, with more to follow.

                              It's getting harder and harder to use VS as the primary…

                              15 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Generic OrderedDictionary

                                Add a generic OrderedDictionary implementation like this one https://github.com/mattmc3/dotmore

                                160 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide a custom offline installer package for vs 2017

                                  I'm loving the flashy new UI for the web-install of VS 2017. As I often do not have access to really fast speed internet access (only ADSL 1 at home!) I would love to be able to choose my custom combination of components and have them all download at once initially and provide me with either a single installation file or (perhaps more practicably) an installer and an accompanying data store (archived or any format as you see fit).

                                  Initially I would imagine the installers flow would be something like:

                                  1. Ask user if they want offline or online installation …

                                  46 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Dont add the default team as reviewer when doing a pull request

                                    When doing a pull request the default team in Team Services is added as reviewer by default. When you have multiple team (which I assume is the most common case), this makes little sense as you cant even select which VSTS team you are working in in Visual Studio. Why adding a team when working in Visual Studio most likely always will be the wrong team (unless you only have a single team).

                                    As you can see in
                                    https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/git/pull-requests#add-detail-to-your-pull-request
                                    that "[Fabrikam]\Fabrikam Team" is added by default.

                                    Please change Visual Studio pull requests to not add any team by default.

                                    If…

                                    19 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add VB.Net Project Templates For .Net Core and .Net Standard to Visual Studio 2017

                                      It's absurd that VS 2017 lacks VB.Net project templates for KEY new concepts such as .Net Core and .Net Standard.

                                      Microsoft has promised to maintain VB.Net as a first class citizen/language, but in the last year or two, I've seen exactly the opposite.
                                      I'm fearful that perhaps VB.Net isn't getting even the most basic levels of internal Microsoft use and testing with new concepts if there aren't even project templates in your flagship dev tool.

                                      I suggest either dropping VB.Net completely or committing the resources necessary to properly maintain and support it. Everything about the current half-measures is quite uncomfortable…

                                      28 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support Microsoft Fakes on .NET Core

                                        Microsoft Fakes is powerful function for testing. Please provide support to use Microsoft Fakes Stub/Shim context in .NET Core test project.

                                        27 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Move the Live Unit Test carrets/icons to the left bar

                                          Rigth now the indicators for code coverage will add an extra column to the editor to make space for the carrets/icons. It would be better to place these in either the left most column (used by breakpoints) or the space used by e.g. ReSharper. See attached image for an example.

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                                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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