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  1. Increment (++) and Decrement (--) Operators in VB.net

    The whole purpose of the .net framework is the methods should be common to all languages. In the case of System.Int32 you are not allowed to use the follow in VB:-

    TestValue++ or ++TestValue

    So if I had an array the following is impossible in VB but possible in C#:-
    TestValue = TestArray(Index++)

    So instead I have to write the following:-
    Index += 1
    TestValue = TestArray(Index)

    Please enhance VB to include Increment (++) and Decrement (--) Operators in VB.net as per the MSDN info on c# below:-
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/xzcawzfw(v=vs.100).aspx

    34 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • On XAML Editor add "Fit All" and "Fit Selection" buttons

      Add two buttons for “Fit all” and “Fit selection”, because is a very frequent action and opening a pull down menu is really much more time consuming than clicking a button.

      74 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • it be possible to log a bug/task via a slack channel and hastag combination to Visual Studio Team Services?

        it be possible to log a bug/task via a slack channel and hastag combination to Visual Studio Team Services?

        For example:
        #bug User experience/bug description

        Or

        #task task name/description

        Description populates bug name/title up to character limit – this can be revised in editing

        Description populates repro steps (??)

        allocates a hyperlinked work item number and card message similar to the current bot message triggered when a new bug is logged.

        Clicking the hyperlink would navigate to the work item in VSTS where the user can then populate the required/available fields per the normal process where a user can then…

        16 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow GPO control of all VS outbound communication requests

          This applies to VS Hub, which is not a current category option!

          Over the last several versions of VS, Microsoft has incorporated an increasing number of outbound communications in the product. Highly secure enterprise networks block this traffic at the firewall, which creates large volumes of 'noise', making network traffic analysis problematical.

          As the application manager of Visual Studio, I want to be able to selectively disable outbound communications based on GPO so that I can control which workstations provide this information to Microsoft.

          Example: fully disable user feedback for all users, but allow App Insights for a specific team.

          15 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 出现问题的连接加入一个问题链接地址可以提问的,你们的 MSDN 做的不错

            出现问题的连接加入一个问题链接地址可以提问的,你们的 MSDN 做的不错
            我下面只是示范,问题是我自己做的
            这样的东西对我们新手有很大的帮助 ,比百度方便多了

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              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Tool can remove the Library not used from References

              To reduce the payload and identity of the libraries, we want to remove the libraries not used from References when we are targeting mobile platforms. We wonder if there is a mapping tool that will provide the info which is about status of the libraries (used or non-used), then it can make the non-used removed.
              Please refer to this thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5bb1e731-5331-40a7-8547-bbb2ede26213/library-use-tool?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop teams from being creating a new XAML based build definition in TFS 2015+

                The security setting can't distinguish XAML build and vNext build, if deny the permission to create XAML build, the vNext build can't be created either. We can't stop the Build Service as that will stop all the current builds in XAML.

                Please provide a setting to deny only creating XAML build definitions in TFS 2015+.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Better Window Snapping on 4K Screens

                  Please imrpove Windows Snapping for giant 4K, or even bigger, Scrrens. I really would like to see a 2x2, 3x2 and 4x1 Window Grid

                  31 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Copy To All Button Web Publish Settings Tab

                    Please add a copy to All Button on the Settings Tab of Web Publish Window
                    I have 13 data context connection strings updating them one by one is a cumbersome task. See the file to understand.

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add csproj project file to current solution

                      When navigate folders in the Source Control Explorer pane, you should be able to right-click on .csproj files and add them to the solution currently open in Solution Explorer.
                      If no solution exists, a new one can be created, as default.

                      In this way you can cherry-pick a desired set of project to work on.

                      27 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve the screenshot mechanism of Visual Studio's "Help/Send Feedback/Report a Problem" dialogue

                        I find that the most frequent case of problem to be reported by the dialogue is not sufficiently complicated to require a recording of some sequence of steps, but yet is sufficiently complicated to require the first or both of the following, currently unavailable features:

                        1) Take a single screenshot on command, so that the user may arrange the screen to provide maximal information on-topic and minimal irrelevant information before shooting.

                        Currently: The screenshot is taken on click on the "Report a Problem..." menu entry. Issues:
                        - the mouse cursor cannot be used to display a mouseover tooltip partial to…

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Set COMPLUS_FORCEENC to 1 for any process launched using "Start without debuggging"

                          I assume that the fact that you spent time on engineering the 'Edit and continue on attach' feature announced here:

                          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2015/04/29/net-enc-support-for-lambdas-and-other-improvements-in-visual-studio-2015/

                          means that you recognise that there are circumstances where developers don't want to launch their process under the debugger even when they are planning to use it later. This is great; so thanks! Unfortunately it's a little bit awkward to use at the minute but I think this could be addressed with a minor improvement in Visual Studio...

                          The ideal thing would be to simply make sure that COMPLUS_FORCEENC=1 is added to the environment of any process launched using…

                          42 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Have C++ IntelliSense parser support GCC extensions, MinGW, and Cygwin toolchains

                            The IntelliSense parser for Visual C++ is separate from MSVC compiler, and will throw out IntelliSense errors that may or may not be accurate with actual C/C++ code errors.

                            This is very annoying when it comes to IntelliSense parsing GCC standard headers and libraries for MinGW and Cygwin toolchains, when we are using Visual Studio 2015 for Makefile projects.

                            Most of the time, IntelliSense will give 1,200+ errors related to not being able to understand GCC extensions, or GCC-specific codes for MinGW and Cygwin toolchains.

                            I am suggesting to the team to find ways to improve IntelliSense C++ parsing so…

                            55 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Cannot move MainWindow screen to the upper left corner or make it to the full screen in the XMAL designer editor

                              The MainWindow screen default display at the center of the XAML designer editor and we cannot move it the upper left corner to make it as display all content or make it to full screen, we need to roll the vertical or horizontal scroll bar to see some area which no display at the default XAML display field

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • provide complete offline help option

                                The offline help in VS 2015 has not been updated in ages, and is not synchronized with the online help. Online help has poor usability and sometimes there isn't wifi around. I see in VS 2017 offline help is not even an option!

                                10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • if finally & loop finally clauses

                                  A clause which is run after any of the conditions in an if tree are true. Note: When used with else, the finally clause will only run if any of the other conditions are true. Sort of like an else-else.

                                  And a final clause which is run if the loops exits from its own condition, not breaking. Instead of reduntantly checking the i variable. Should work for both foreach and for loops.

                                  Syntax:
                                  if (something)
                                  doOne();
                                  else if (something)
                                  doTwo();
                                  finally
                                  ifOneOrTwo();

                                  foreach (var item in collection)
                                  // run loop
                                  finally
                                  // do something

                                  Before:

                                  var done = true;
                                  if…

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • return void, returnif, returnsame, break on

                                    return [void operation]; - One line returns
                                    returnif [boolean operation]; - Returns if operation is true
                                    public int MyProperty { get; returnsame set; } - Doesn't set the value if it equals the current value.
                                    break [operation]; - Shorter breaks

                                    Example code:

                                    public WindowStyle Style { get; returnsame set; }

                                    public void DoSomething()
                                    {
                                    if (something)
                                    return Something();
                                    }

                                    returnif myVar;

                                    public void Check(int var)
                                    {
                                    if (var == 0)
                                    break doSomething();
                                    // something else
                                    }

                                    For better example view and all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

                                    2 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add operation to automatic property set;

                                      Auto properties can have one line additions to set, making a function call or one operation possible.

                                      Suggested Syntax:
                                      public int Something { get; set; } += doSomething();

                                      For better example view and all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

                                      2 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • DataGridView - edit whole row option

                                          Right now when editing data inside DGV (DataGridView) we can change data in single cell.
                                          It would be awesome to be able to edit whole row and then apply changes.
                                          I know I can create separate form and bind data to it, but I would like to have this build in.
                                          Sencha has this feature build in inside their grid (http://examples.sencha.com/extjs/6.0.2/examples/classic/grid/row-editing.html?theme=neptune) and it is one of those features why people choose Sencha.

                                          Please consider adding this as build-in option.

                                          25 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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