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  1. Additional to this.GetType().FullName I need nameof(this) or nameof(thismethod)

    Hello!
    The idea of nameof is useful. But if I write nameof(myMemberfunction) I could write "MyMemberfunction" in the string. nameof is more useful, if I could write the same with a variable (like this) indicating the name of method. At the Moment I do not know if I really need all, which I could do with nameof.

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support labels on loop control statements

      Allow break and continue statements to specify which loop they refer to, rather than always binding them to the innermost loop. For example:

      FileLoop:
      foreach (string fileName in fileList)
      {
      . . string[] lines = getLines(fileName);

      . . for (int lineNum = 0; lineNum < lines.Length; ++lineNum)
      . . {
      . . . . foreach (string word in splitLineToWords(lines[lineNum]))
      . . . . {
      . . . . . . if (word == targetWord)
      . . . . . . {
      . . . . . . . . Console.WriteLine(fileName + " has the target at line " + (lineNum…

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        3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Put vb.net in a good way to c#

        The proposed vb.net error handling "ERR goto On" approach to c#.
        Automatic in front with a space.
        Automatic add "()" as "VB.net 2010"
        ......... More intelligent

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Delete App Insights from within Visual Studio

          It would be efficient to be able to delete App Insights using the cloud explorer.

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            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Don't recompile source file on comment changes.

            It would be nice if one wouldn't need to recompile a *.cpp/*.c file upon changing comments. I only work with VC so I don't know if this also applies for *.cs or other source files.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make F7 working again in VS2015 for toggel between code- and markup-view

              In a VS2015 web forms project F7 can be used to switch from markup-view to code-view, but not back again. In older versions of VS F7 could be used to toggle between these 2 views.

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                4 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a functional #Error directive.

                There are times, especially when I am testing different algorithms that I am using #If directives, where it would be handy to have a #Error directive if I miss any of my acceptable values among the #If, #ElseIf directives. I tried using #Error, but the error message from the compiler was not entirely useful. Mind you, I was looking for an error if it tried compiling that line...

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a quick way to filer/reduce the "Found in Build" items in Create Bug webforms in TFS, as I see 100s to scroll thru in a busy environment

                  Too many builds shown in the Found In Build list in the Create Bug webform in TFS.

                  Yes I can enter free text, but finding an actual true build in the list is slow and frustrating.

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Sort list of installed NuGet packages alphabetically

                    In the new version (3.3.0.167) of NuGet Package Manager, the list of installed packages is not sorted (see the attached image). Sort the list of installed packages alphabetically (as it was in the previous version of Nuget PAckage Manager) or provide an option to sort the list.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • NuGet Package Visualizer is missing from Visual Studio 2015

                      Please add back in the "NuGet Package Visualizer" to Visual Studio 2015 that existed in Visual Studio 2013.

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                        1 comment  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow TFS to store files that start with $

                        (First you need a TFS/Source Control category)

                        My suggestion is to support files that start with $

                        There are many third party javascript libraries that use $ has the first character now. TFS needs to allow those to be checked into source control.

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                          1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • A plugin to convert C# code to C++ and vice versa.

                          A plugin may be issued by MS to convert C# projects to its corresponding Cpp projects and vice versa.
                          Eg: Converting a Cpp console application to C# console application.
                          If external libraries are used in Cpp project, VS can ask the user to put the corresponding .net library in the folder where the C# project would be created.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • HtttpClient.GetStringAsync support for auto ignore zero bytes

                            When I use HttpClient.GetStringAsync method to grasp web page data, some web page data returns several zero bytes in the middle of the full web page bytes, so, when we use GetStringAsync method to get the full content text, it will return the content just before the first zero byte.

                            and I had to add customized codes to remove those zero bytes. so I wish C# can do this for us, tks a lot

                            public static async Task<string> GetWebPageContent(HttpClient _httpClient, string url)
                            {
                            string content = null;
                            byte[] source = await _httpClient.GetByteArrayAsync(url);
                            byte[] target = new byte[source.Length];
                            int sourceIndex =…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow to automatically install extensions/plugins per solution

                              With VS 2015 we now have the possibility to automatically install/add both server-side packages (Nuget) and client-side packages (NPM, gulp/grunt, bower) to a solution. This is done by simply adding some configuration files (packages.config, package.json, gulpfile.js, etc) to the solution and putting them under version control.

                              One thing which is missing, is a similar way to allow to configure the extensions/plugins which are required by a Visual Studio solution.

                              I propose to add the ability to add an extensions.config file to a solution, which lists the extensions/plugins required by that solution.

                              Whenever someone starts working with that solution, the required…

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                                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring back ability to "get everything when a solution or project is opened"

                                VS2013 had an option to "get everything when a solution or project is opened". This ability is gone from VS2015.

                                Our TFS solutions include folders that aren't part of the build process, and we now have to consciously remember to go get those folders.

                                26 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • A beginners guide on how to setup blend for visual studio

                                  there are many people that would like to start using blend for visual studio 2015 but like me cannot find one single guide on how to start using it. There isn't an install guide or a guide for even opening up your first hello world blend project. If you want people to use your product how about showing noobs how to even start.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Find the TableRecord as only action with the database

                                    To ensure security I need to find the single record I need in my application in the database. But it should be impossible to query all the records.

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • wcftestclient

                                      why wcftestclient has an name or can be delete?

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Check for additional updates when updating extensions using the Visual Studio installer

                                        Some updates, like the ones for Application Insights and Typescript as seen in the attached image, launch the Visual Studio installer to update the extensions.
                                        This means that you have to:
                                        - start the first update
                                        - close Visual Studio
                                        - apply the first update in the Installer
                                        - launch Visual Studio
                                        - start the second update
                                        - close Visual Studio
                                        - apply the second update in the same Installer
                                        - and launch Visual Studio again to continue working

                                        Can't the Installer also detect multiple available updates to installed packages/extensions and list the others, so you can then choose to…

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Merging row and/or columns with same data in datagridview

                                          As asked by others before : Make merging row and/or columns with same data in datagridview easy. (as example : like ComponentOne does with their flexgrid ;-)

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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