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  1. First Class Java support and Minecraft Mod templates

    With the acquisition of Mojang and Minecraft, capitalise on the new Visual Studio Community edition, and create templates for developing Minecraft mods, with cool testing features, and bring a younger generation of VS users

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • provide ways to open CA warning result in excel like what is done on code metrics

      provide ways to open CA warning result in excel like what is done on code metrics. the feature was provided in VS2010. even it is not prefect it is there, but since 2012, the feature is gone, please put it back. what I need to do is to be able to store the information in SQL server with the following columns

      Warning id
      warning message
      description
      project name
      file name
      line number

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Have SMO collections implement IEnumerable<T> instead of only IEnumerable, so as to obviate the need for the Cast operator

        Consider the following code:

        var col = db.Tables.Cast<Table>().Where(...)

        vs:

        col=db.Tables.Where(...

        17 votes
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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add more support for immutability to .NET (especially C#).

          Since the introduction of LINQ in .NET Framework 3, C# is supporting more and more functional programming features. Mutability of data is an important functional paradigm, which should definitely be there as an option in C# for those who would like to harness the power of the functional paradigm without moving to pure functional languages like F#.

          What I suggest is:

          Retain the support for mutable state as a default, since C# is first and foremost an Object Oriented language, while adding full support for immutability, which should be optional for developers to exercise or not as they choose.

          Immutability…

          14 votes
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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • I need a driver for my wheel mouse that I can change the direction that the wheel scrolls as on touch devices

            I need a driver for my wheel mouse that I can change the direction that the wheel scrolls as on touch devices

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Attach VS to remote FSI

              With cross-platform CLR moving full steam ahead it would be great to see some features to assist with developing against other platforms from VS. One area that would help at a lot, particularly when working on code interacting with the system, is if VS could attach to a remote FSI instance. This running FSI could have it's STDIN/OUT attached to a network socket as an example. Optionally, a local command/script could be specified that would ensure the remote FSI instance is started/restarted/stopped as required.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • User Voice: Let the the USERS decide when a suggestion is "completed"!

                Several of the features that I care about and have voted on have been marked as "completed" on user voice -- but they're clearly not, a good example of this is:

                https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

                But there have been many others -- and you can see in the comments for such items that many users completely disagree that the action taken qualifies as "completing" the solution to the initial problem.

                Let us vote on the response as to whether it's satisfactory or not (or even Like/Dislike) -- if a response gets enough negative votes (say, more than 50%?), the User Voice team team…

                32 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fifth Step

                  Fifth Step
                  Summary:
                  In this article suggests that we see itself of programming in a view of object oriented
                  Background:
                  Each program is formed from a small component named bloke. A bloke can continue an Instruction or many Instructions
                  Article:
                  Each bloke of program has a binary input and when get one then runs. Input get one when previous bloke is implemented or run without error.
                  Each bloke has two output Port. First port when get one that Instructions in bloke is implemented or run without error. Second port when get one that Instructions in bloke is implemented or run…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • implement PerfTips that show memory usage

                    Hello!

                    We at Visual Studio would like to know just how much interest there would be in the developer community for PerfTips that can show memory usage.

                    Please vote for this item if this is something you would like to see!

                    8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve accessibility ensuring all advertised short-cut keys work as expected. some short-cut keys do nothing! or perform unexpected actions

                      Improve accessibility ensuring all advertised short-cut keys work as expected within microsoft visual studio 2013. some short-cut keys do nothing! or perform unexpected actions

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                        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Implement auto properties that have a hidden internal variable.

                        This would allow fine control of get and set actions on an auto-property without the need for extra unnecessary member variables.
                        The syntax would look something like this (where variable is a keyword for the inner property value):

                        public string MyProperty
                        {
                        get
                        {
                        return variable;
                        }
                        private set
                        {
                        variable = value;
                        }
                        }

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • precompile web project publish

                          At the time of publication if you can make it so that files that have not changed are not published again

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Local class declaration

                            java supports local class declaration, e.g.
                            public void Method1(){
                            class Class1 {
                            }
                            }
                            This is super useful when a function logic is complex, and some data types are not used outside the function. Such local class just solves the problem.
                            Besides, C++ also supports that.
                            It is a pity that C# does not support that feature.
                            And I think this is just a syntax sugar, and does not involve the changes of CLR. So it is an easy feature.
                            In java, the local class is just treated as an inner class, e.g. MethodName$LocalClassName.
                            And C# can use the same…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make forward slashes the default for Includes

                              Every time I install Visual Studio, the first thing I have to do is change the option "Use Forward Slash in #include Auto Complete" to True so that I can compile also in non-Windows environments.

                              19 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Have a built-in macro for renaming the PDB files randomly in Visual Studio

                                There are no macros that we can use for renaming the PDB files randomly when the PDB files are generated.

                                The macros to be used for renaming PDB files randomly does not exist in the Project Properties in Visual Studio. The only macros that does create random values are:

                                %(CreatedTime)
                                %(ModifiedTime)
                                %(AccessedTime)

                                But these macros generate colons (':' characters) in the filename, creating many issues for filenames and path directories. There should be a way to remove the colons or have a new macro that generates random values to be inserted into filenames and path directories.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Jump to the next light bulb

                                  Code Fixes with Light Bulb is really nice.
                                  But it would be more usefull if we could navigate to the next bulb and the all light bulbs as a indicator on the scoll margin with a shorcut. Like in Respah

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • HLSL Syntax Highlighting

                                    Allow intellisense and the IDE to use syntax highlighting for HLSL. This would make graphics programming a lot more enjoyable and better.

                                    17 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • xaml on android

                                      I know Microsoft launched means to write JavaScript/html for both windows store and android, called Córdoba. But why is Microsoft forgetting about the developers using xaml/c#???? It would be awesome to be able to use the same xaml on both windows phone and android.

                                      Who wants to own a mac? Just to be able to write apps for osx?

                                      27 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add more detail to Visual Studio installation choices

                                        Visual Studio installations even up to 2003 were very granular and allowed developers to select exactly what they wanted on their systems. However, since around 2008, Visual Studio installers have been non-permissive and installs pretty much everything in the bundle whether or not someone wants the features. The install / studio also opens up a whole bunch of ports in the Firewall, without even asking if the user is interested in those features (consider Remote Debugging).

                                        Bring back granularity in the Visual Studio component install. Okay, may not be all the way back to the levels of VS 6.0 (which…

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                                          4 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • C++ recursive templates (IIRC) deeper than 500

                                          IIRC, the compiler's limit is 500. N3936's suggested limit is 1024 or greater. CLang supports a command line argument of -ftemplate-depth. Boost's MSM (meta state machine library) is able to reach this limit using eUML with state machines that are not huge. Thus requiring state machines to be artificially surrounded by compilation firewalls (concrete classes). Providing much greater would be helpful -- but I understand that in a 32 bit address space the compiler has memory constraints -- so it would be helpful to use less memory too or move to 64 bits.

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