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  1. Exceptions within async partial void method() cause the app domain to crash

    C# allows you to write code as follows...

    public partial class MyCodeGeneratedClass
    {
    public async Task MyCodeGeneratedMethod()
    {
    HttpClient client = new HttpClient();
    Console.WriteLine(await client.GetStringAsync("http://msdn.microsoft.com"));
    MyCustomCode();
    }

    partial void MyCustomCode();
    }

    partial class MyCodeGeneratedClass
    {
    async partial void MyCustomCode()
    {
    HttpClient client = new HttpClient();
    Console.WriteLine(await client.GetStringAsync("http://msdn.microsoft.com"));
    throw new Exception("Boom");
    }
    }

    Calling MyCodeGeneratedMethod in a console application, brought down the app domain.

    In the case of partial methods the return type must be void and you cannot have ref or out parameters. With the proliferation of async methods in libraries, this limitation is now much…

    4 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Seriously, reconsider torrents.

      The ISO is 7.1GB. Running the /layout command will download.. well, who knows how many GB (I'm up to 9.86GB after THREE DAYS of downloading via Microsoft's servers, and it's still not complete). I've been downloading the ISO for the last 30 minutes and the speeds have not gone over 120KB/sec - it stays around 30-45KB/sec the majority of the time. No, it's not my end. I can download a slackware torrent right this very minute and reach speeds nearing 3MB/sec - I know because I did it about 5 minutes ago. The issue is that you're slow, and you're…

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        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Pull request approvals reset or downgrade when new code is pushed to branch

        A administrative setting on version control that will cause all PR approvals to be removed/reset if new code is pushed to the branch.

        Currently if someone reviews the code and approves it. I can push changes and merge without them being forced to review again.

        They are notified, but It would be nice to force another review by someone if new changes are made.

        I am pretty sure GitHub developed something similar in the past 6 months or so.

        9 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sort Members in Class View in Solution Explorer

          Same issue as described here: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/2724688-vs11-solution-explorer-member-ordering

          "Solution Explorer should sort the members in a class alphabetically rather than by how they appear in the file."

          5 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Open source Visual Basic 6

            Since further development does not seem feasible, would it be possible to release the sources in a .NET core style manner?

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              116 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Theme Support for TextMate Syntax Extensions

              At the moment tmLanguage extensions simply do not work if a custom theme is active (via the VS Theme editor extension https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/6f4b51b6-5c6b-4a81-9cb5-f2daa560430b)

              This is very annoying (at the very least show an error!) and should be fixed.

              Issue on Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Feedback/Details/2343983

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bug in VS or .NET FW! Returning WRONG System Info

                My PC consists of an Asus GTX STRIX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X Ram) and my monitor is Asus PB287Q which is 4k.

                In VB.NET / .NET FW 4.0 (even 4.6.1) I use the following 3 codes and all 3 are returning WRONG information !!!

                1. Video Memory , VS detects maximum of 4.0 GB I think, it cannot believe a VGA can have more?!

                Dim Query As New SelectQuery("Win32_VideoController")
                Dim Search As New ManagementObjectSearcher(Query)
                For Each Info In Search.Get()
                Info("AdapterRAM")...

                2. Screen Dimensions , VS detects maximum of 2560 x 1440 and can't detect true resolution of a 4K monitor!

                My.Computer.Screen.Bounds.Width.ToString …

                6 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Generate constructor in classes that "must declare a Sub New"

                  Often when inheriting from a class without a parameterless constructor, one must provide a constructor in the base class, and end up just proxying the constructor to the parent class. This is very procedural and should be generated like MustOverride members already are.

                  Example:
                  Public Class Parent
                  Public Sub New(X As Integer) ...
                  End Sub

                  Public Class Child
                  Inherits Parent
                  Public Sub New(X As Integer) ' \
                  MyBase.New(X) ' |-- Should be autogenerated
                  End Sub ' /
                  End Class

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow File References to automatically change to Project References if the project that builds the referenced assembly is in the Solution

                    Project References are much too restricting at present. As soon as you reference by project then that project must be present in every solution that the referencing project is part of. This is a big problem in large systems where you've got projects in different code repositories that you want to be able to develop together in a single solution but build separately. File References are less restricting but they don't provide the same experience during development (it can't work out the correct build order automatically for instance).

                    The idea is that when VS sees a file reference it simply…

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • world war 1

                      bi plane

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                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support Note for Bookmark in Visual Studio

                        Please support Note for bookmark point in Visual Studio. Please see my attachment

                        5 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Don't refresh and move Git options in the Team Explorer

                          I have a git project connected to our on premise TFS. When I go to changes (or other) and then I click the home button in the Team Explorer window, it starts loading (blue bar at the top moves) and then the buttons move. See the 2 images I attached.

                          I'd like the buttons not to move on me, so I don't click something I don't want when it changes. See the attached image.

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Different icons for DLL-refs and Project-refs

                            In the project reference folder there is a list of references to other assemblies. These can be referenced by pointing to a dll or to another project in the solution. It would be really helpful and emphazise correct linking if one could easily see (on the icon) whether the refence is made to a project or to a dll.

                            113 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Search option in Visual Studio folders

                              Visual Studio provides File search option like Entire Solution, Current project etc. Please provide a new feature by which user can also search in a specific folder of Visual Studio. User will right click on any folder and will get search menu. On clicking on this user will get same kind of search window but it will search only in that folder. Folder can be normal folder under project or a solution folder. I hope this feature will be useful for user especially when folder contains lot of files.

                              5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show the type from VisualStudio debugger Datatip

                                  Like this case here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/39598812/how-do-you-tell-type-from-visualstudio-debuggers-datatip

                                  The default VS debugger Datatip will show the value of the variables, but not show the type of it in default, how about adding the type column/cell in the datatip tool in debugging?

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Unification of project types

                                    tl:dr; Keep the project file simple and clean. One project file to rule them all.

                                    One of the most annoying things about the project system is having different project types within the same language. So currently, I look after projects that span: csproj, xproj, sfproj, ccproj etc.

                                    In my mind the project file, should easily be able to be a cross language/cross project type item - since the required elements are typically bought in via targets.

                                    I've attached what a sample project file may look like. Please combine them all (especially looking at you Azure!) and so that they work…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VS Installer should have a place to manually input proxy ID and Password during installation of Visual Studio Components

                                      Provision for Manually setting the ID And password of proxy in Visual Studio Installer.

                                      Continuously gives 407 Proxy Authentication Errors.

                                      We had a tough time installing Xamarin with Visual Studio Installer because it required proxy authentication to Download Android SDK authentication. Visual Studio Installer picked up the Proxy but did not prompt for the Proxy ID and password.

                                      We could not find any provision to manually enter ID and password of proxy in the visual studio installer nor in installed Version of Visual Studio 2015

                                      Having a provision to manually input proxy id and password during installation will solve many…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • sound

                                        I want to build an app for phone that records sound and picture to tell the current weather using laws of physics. So far there are no source code for recording sound and analyzing sound waves tell the pitch/frequency to tell wind speed then brightness of the photos metadata to tell the albedo value to predict rain days. Can some one send me a sample source code project to edit. For this idea to come into effect should I use visual studio or enterprise version.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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