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  1. Improve code analysis for CA2100

    Code analysis should be able to determine that a private collection of strings is not coming from user input. It appears it is able to determine this for a local variable, but not for private collections that only have strings coming from local variables.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • DoubleQuote Property

      In Visual Basic .NET if you want to have a double quotation mark, " or Unicode characters U+201E (8222) and U+201C (8220), then the current solution is to use multiple double quotes within the String literal.

      The issue with this solution is that the readability of the String decreases. In C# the alternative is to escape the string the with @ sign prior to the literal.

      The proposed alternative .NET solution is to provide 2 new properties within the Environment class named: Environment.OpenQuote and Environment.CloseQuote that map to their respective characters.

      Please take a moment to review this proposed solution…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix Xamarin please!

        The Xamarin is giving error please :"aapt.exe" exited with code -1073741819.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • css

          Editing large minified CSS files slow down Visual Studio extremely as the whole file is in one large line (tested with Sharepoint CORE15.css -file - size is around 300kb).

          Once the file has been formatted to multiline the performance works normally.

          Can the performance with long single line CSS files be improved as the openingn of the minified file and reformatting it takes a lot of time.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Edit and start projects inter dependencies

            It would be very nice (especially for very huge project) to be able to set inter dependencies through projects to be sure that they all start if we debug a "parent" one

            example:
            BackEnd-API project -> webserver hosting back end api calls
            FrontEnd-API calls --> webserver hosting frontend api calls
            Backoffice project --> webserver, depends on API project
            Logistics project
            FrontEnd project --> webserver, depends on API project

            as soon as we want to run backoffice IISExpress, it would auto start BackEnd-API in IISexpress (and backoffice also of course), but nothing else

            It's a kind of an extension for "always…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow enums as an indexer for arrays

              This was asked for previously by someone:

              A great feature in Delphi was the ability to set up an array where the index/bounds was governed by an Enumerated Type.

              This allows you to reduce the number of switch statements in many cases:

              instead of this:

              switch (value)
              {
              case 'a': { ... }
              case 'b': { ... }
              }

              With enum-based arrays, you can do stuff like this:

              enum Status
              {
              Active,
              Accepted,
              Rejected
              }

              string[] statusStrings = new string[Status] { "This is Active right now", "This was accepted", "This was rejected" };

              then:

              var myStatus = statusStrings[Status.Active];
              // myStatus…

              3 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enums, EnsureUseOfSet - Anotation/Guards/Compiler: Directive that validates the use of literal defined sets at compile time

                When refactoring, literal set such as enums are changed, which are used throughout the code based. Items can be removed or add in which one would then have to search through the code base using a regular expression to find all uses of that set in the code base. One would then have to go, inspect each use result and adapt the code base accordingly to add additional use case or remove a use case.

                Having a compiler directive declare a block scope in which the compiler ensure that all use case have been used, would improve productivity and the…

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                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Delete a work item

                  In VSTS workitems can be deleted from the work item itself or from a query etc.

                  In Visual Studio there seem to be no delete of work items at all (please add it).

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • adjust UI so clicking "accept this merge" can't result in an accidental double-click on "auto-merge all"

                    The location of the "accept this merge" button on the merge screen mirrors that of the "auto merge" button on the screen that immediately follows. As a result, a hasty click or double-click can have unintentional consequences when merging files.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Preview diff should not close if the window is pinned and I navigate in the team explorer.

                      I was trying to integrate feedback from a code review back into the code. I opened the review and clicked on the comment, bringing up the relevant code. Then I tried to open the file from my pending changes; however, navigating to the pending changes closes the diff, even if I pin the window or remove it from the IDE. While ultimately, I can just diff from the pending and edit in place, it would have been nice to support the workflow I was attempting.

                      tl;dr: If I pin a window open, please don't close it.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Property Management Company in Baltimore, Maryland, MD - Rent your Home

                        Property management is one amongst the very responsible work and it is because it needs a lot of learning, knowledge and patience of course. Being a landlord of course takes you in the seventh sky but maintaining the decorum of a landlord is not easy. Yes designation as a landlord makes you bossy, but things do not ends here. You are using your property as commercial purpose therefore it is required that you maintain well the decorum between you, your property and your tenant.
                        Rental Management Maryland
                        Property management Maryland
                        http://www.renturhome.com/

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                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow C# and VB project to have configurable namespace rules at the project level

                          On the tab with default name spaces of a pop up allowing the configuration of namespace rules for new files. In some cases I would like a project to create new code artificats using VB rules (Always in the root namespace) or C# rules (always in a namespace matching the folder name) I would like to set the default behavior on either type of project depending on what I am building.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In Test Explorer, change the icon color of the currently running test.

                            In Test Explorer, when a test is running, it displays a green play button. When it passes, it displays a green checkmark. Oftentimes when glancing at the tests it is hard to distinguish between the two. The running play icon should be changed to a different color (anything but green or red) so it stands out as the currently running test.

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • how about you fix all the bugs SP324098: Your browser could not complete the operation

                              SP324098: Your browser could not complete the operation

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio and Netsuite Tool integration

                                Currently using TFS 2013 on premise

                                I was looking for some feedback on integrating NetSuite with TFS, when a ticket is logged into Netsuite, it will create a bug/task in TFS and they can synchronize with each other as it is updated. This would help with feature request as well.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add feature to auto-generate code for recreating the selected object in its current state (for later testing)

                                  It would be nice to be able recreate the state of a complicated object for unit testing scenarios. I'm thinking: during a debug session, I hover over an object that has been initialized, select an option for auto-generating code to reproduce that object, and it spits out a code block that would recreate that object exactly as is. Perhaps that would be thrown into a snippet for later use. This would be useful for unit/integration testing, where it could be difficult/tedious to create a complicated object.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Preserve breakpoint hit-counts when debugging stops

                                    When a conditional BP is hit with a "Hit Count" clause, it shows the number of times that BP has been hit. You can also get that count while the debuggee is running from the tooltip (hovering over the conditional breakpoint shows you the condition with the current hit count). However, when then debugging session ends, those hit counts are lost. That's valuable information. I would like to preserve those hit-counts so I could them as a cheap way of 'profiling' branches of code.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • MTM needs to support Electronic Signatures required by the FDA

                                      MTM needs to add the capability for electronic signatures for the FDA requirement imposed on industries dealing with healthcare. Please add this, it is so time consuming, and the HP tools provide it!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Reset "Team Explorer" to home when flipping from another tab

                                        When flipping to "Team Explorer" tab (from another tab), it should reset like clicking Home.
                                        if you've been away on solution explorer, etc - you probably don't want whatever random team explorer page you were on last time.

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                                          2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • In the VS 2015 Designer, please provide device sizes and resolutions for Microsoft-produced devices (for example, the Surface Pro 4)

                                          Though Microsoft does want us to build apps for other devices, it seems that you would also want us to build them for your devices. Providing devices for these by default would help. For example, I was looking for the Surface Pro 4 (Screen: 12.3" Resolution: 2736 x 1824), but it isn't present. At this point, Microsoft doesn't produce that many devices that it would clutter the list of possible devices. Thanks for your considerations! :-)

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