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  1. 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!

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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

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          • 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.

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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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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show the full path of the selected solution explorer file

                            When one is drilled into a deeply nested folder structure, in Solution Explorer, it is not evident what the full path to the selected folder or file is. If it happens to be a file that is selected, I can find its tab and hover over it, but it could and should be easier than that. In Windows Explorer, an address bar shows the full path. In the VS designer, I can also see the full "path" of an HTML element. Ideally, VS would do the same for the full path of the selected solution explorer file or folder. It…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make WPF Designer as good as WinForms

                              Before adding new features to WPF I'd like to see WPF Designed ("Cider") support to be as good, mature and feature complete as the WinForms designer. For example, creating ToolBars in WPF is practically impossible using the Designer. Also creating simple image buttons requires a lot of manual steps for adding mouse over effects and drawing disabled images.

                              10 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fourth Step

                                Fourth Step
                                Summary:
                                In this article suggests that we extend my view and see computers Component object oriented
                                Background:
                                What is Operating system task when Peripheral devices connect to the computer?
                                Operating system must Identified that devices and communicate to that and add icon of devices to the
                                My computer Section or system Section
                                Article:
                                Assume that a Peripheral devices for example temperature control connected to the computer
                                In such that operating system task is communicate to devices and add icon of devices to the
                                My computer Section or system Section and get properties of device send for Application program …

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add an option to sort by installed date for the extension and updates dialog

                                  I have many extension installed, and I want to see what are the oldest installed extensions and maybe get rid of some which I no longer needed. The dialog only offers options to sort by Name or Author, but not other criteria.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add an option to format expressions as a tree

                                    Add an option to format boolean expressions as a tree

                                    Consider the following source formatted automatically by Visual Studio:
                                    if( (a == b)
                                    && ((c == d)
                                    || ((e == f)
                                    && (g == h)
                                    )
                                    )
                                    )
                                    {
                                    }

                                    I find this to be pretty much unreadable. Here is the same source formatted differently:

                                    if(____(a == b)
                                    __&&_(___(c == d)
                                    _______||_(____(e == f)
                                    __________&&_(g == h)
                                    _________)
                                    ______)
                                    __)
                                    {
                                    }

                                    Notes:
                                    Looks best with a fixed space font
                                    I replaced what would be spaces with an underscore so that my post here illustrates the spacing, otherwise it was…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Get rid of the cryptic debugger error message telling me I can't view a value in the immediate window in VB and I should use watch window

                                      If you can show me the value in the watch window why can't you show it in the immediate window. This happens trying to see values of properties of classes.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix Process.GetProcesses()

                                        Process.GetProcesses() is causing problems with garbage collecting and memory leak in result.

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                                        • Support for design time MsBuild targets in shared projects.

                                          Shared projects are currently not built which is understandable as they are just referenced from projects that use them however it would be great (and compatible with this philosophy I believe) if they supported running design-time MsBuild targets that could be used for e.g. generating files, running preprocessors, validators, etc.

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