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  1. I need to make changes at code at runtime in visual studio running on Windows 64bit.

    When I am running a program in visual studio in 64-bit Windows does not allow me to make changes to the source code of my program, if I find a mistake for cintinuar execution.
    Similarly when I'm programming for PDAs.
    And this can save a lot of development time.

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • why can't implement the user able to copy the text from Console outputwindow

      when i am writing my out put into cosole using the statement Console.WriteLine("Test"); but i am not able to copy the test from the output.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable VS 2013 MVC Scaffolders for all project types

        Enable the use of VS2013 MVC Scaffolder on project types different that web projects. It will be really usefull to have this scaffolding tool for other projects like library class project. With this we can easly automate code generation.

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          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

          Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

          21 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TPL Dataflow in distributed environment

            TPL Dataflow is one of the few Microsoft calculation engines designed for real world. It is great. But unfortunately it has been feature-frozen for more than a few years. Meanwhile, other ecosystem involved a lot in this real-time processing area.

            So, please continue to invest on TPL Dataflow. More built-in blocks please. More importantly, let the data flow across processes/machines.

            Btw, I know the existence of Project “Orleans”, which is a good attempt but seems to be Azure-only. Microsoft please carefully look at the two and work out an unified Actor model. At this moment, they are two wheels built…

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Wrong translation of backlog into French

              The current translation of "backlog" into french is "journal des travaux en souffrance" however it has no meaning (especially the "souffrance" part that would mean "suffering") and gave me a hard time understanding what it is.

              A better translation would be "travaux en cours".

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                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop installing Windows Phone images by default

                Wen installing only the web features, windows phone emulators are installed to. Takes lots of space on small ssd and is not required for everyone. Please stop auto installion with every VS update

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show location of words matching the word under the caret on the enhanced scroll bar in VS 2013

                  The enhanced scroll bar in VS2013 shows interesting code spots as markers (as in the Productivity Power Tools prior to VS'13).

                  What I'm missing are the markers for "Occurrences of the word unter the caret" - a useful marker type in the scroll bar in the PPT, that for some reason was not migrated to the built-in solution in VS'13.

                  So, I'd like to suggest to port this one, too.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow peek to view definition from the references linked within CodeLens.

                    It would be nice to open a peek window from the "References" CodeLens to view the full definition of the code referencing said method.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Simplify Language As New Features Introduced

                      It feels like the language is just growing in complexity over time, and it would be nice to reverse this trend while still retaining the ability to introduce useful new functionality.

                      My proposal is to introduce some of the new features in packages that can be opted into explicitly, but make opting into the new features also remove the restriction for reverse compatibility. For instance...

                      __Nullability Feature__
                      * Disabled by default for reverse compatibility, but controlled with (Option Nullability)
                      * Enabling the option changes the compiler to disallow null reference types just as with value types. (This may be equivalent…

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add right-click functionality when working on files to display line numbers

                        Allow users to right-click on the screen and be able to display line numbers.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add PHP to Visual Studio

                          Even dough PHP is not a Microsoft Language, The IDE could be working for it and generating Microsoft an Income.

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                            15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for Platform Conditional References & Linked Multi-Platform Projects

                            It is a pain managing projects with different target platforms. Once you begin using libraries which are not AnyCPU, it get's difficult. You have to mess around with your project file manually or you must use some dirty workarounds which are unclear and not self-evident.
                            It would be great if you had three categories "x86","x64" and "Any" under the Reference-node in the Project Explorer. You just add the different versions of those assemblies (with different paths). On build, Visual Studio automatically uses the right reference for the build. This would be a very neat and clean approach for this.

                            The…

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide 'Toggle Bookmark' among find 'Result options'

                              In 'Find in Files' -> 'Find and Replace' dialog, provide a 'Toggle Bookmark' as an option among the 'Result options'.

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                              • Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

                                please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

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                                  108 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Tidy up the solution folder

                                  In many of our pages (aspx) we now have some specific javascript, functions that only that page uses. so for Responsive.aspx, I've created Responsive.js . I'd like to suggest that for script files thus named, they can be added as dependent files. I've tried it, modifying the project file thus:
                                  <ItemGroup>
                                  ...
                                  <Content Include="Responsive.js" >
                                  <DependentUpon>Responsive.aspx</DependentUpon>
                                  </Content>
                                  and in the solution explorer it appears directly attached to the Responsive.aspx

                                  This should be an option, of course - maybe right-button click and "make dependent on" or some such.

                                  (and BTW I much prefer the contract in the VS2013 colour scheme. Thanks!)

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                                  • Add user preference for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows use of Breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

                                    Add user preference (remember user past selection on Visual Studio startup) for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows breakpoints to be used as breakpoints and Bookmarks. I Have used Bookmarks but find it easier to use Breakpoints as both breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

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                                    • warn_unused_result attribute

                                      Add the possibility to mark functions/methods with an attribute that creates a compiler warning if its result is unused by the caller.

                                      This allows to write much cleaner and safer code.

                                      Clang or GCC offer this possibility with the following attributes:

                                      [[gnu::warn_unused_result]]

                                      __attribute__((warn_unused_result))

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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • A way to remove the default blue box Adorner when editing WPF Controls at Design-Time

                                        As I wrote on this post:

                                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/de3211d5-ce18-4275-a555-f8c168c34c35/how-to-disable-default-design-time-adorner?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                                        would be useful to remove the defalut blue box Design-Time adorner so that a user can provide it own Design-Time adorner with its custom appearance on a custom WPF Control.

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                                        • Object browser should recognize private setter.

                                          If I click on a property with private setter, I will see "public int Id { set; get; }" instead of "public int Id { private set; get; }". In my opinion it's confusing.

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