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  1. 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 →
      • Create a Comprehensive Syllabus

        Visual Studio, Visual Basic, SQL Server, Azure, .NET, etc., etc.

        I've been working with computers and programming off and on since about 1982. That said, the last language I was actually skilled with was Visual Basic 6 (I had no idea what visual studio was) and currently VBA. I've been trying to bring myself into the 21st century. The problem is that the list of topics, practices, functions, changes, tools, etc. is absolutely overwhelming.

        Creating a course that starts at the beginning of Visual Basic and goes through advanced topics would be a huge task (one I think should be…

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • SSDT should warn against unnamed constraints

          Allowing unnamed constraints introduces inconsistency between the source code (SQL Project) and deployed system (SQL database) as the unnamed constraints get created with a random name.
          This means a schema compare of two databases created from the same SQL project will have diffs.
          Real problems occur when deploying updates to a target database whose schema is not 100% known (due to random constraint names).
          This problem would be solved if SSDT was aware of unnamed constraints and either warned or forced a name for all constraints.

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Stop maximising Visual Studio automatically.

            When I start up Visual Studio, it can take a while so I minimise it to go do something else. But Visual Studio rudely demands your attention as it loads every little thing.

            I suggest that it stops doing that. Because it's annoying and unnecessary.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ability to create custom workloads for VS15 installer

              It would be nice if a user could create a custom workload that they can load into the VS15 installer. This would allow users to help others install the necessary components for development easily, rather than being told to install X, Y and Z, a user could be given a customised workload that will have X, Y and Z already selected for the user.

              I read through some blogs related to workloads and searched uservoice but could not find any mention of custom workloads being planned, close if this is a dupe :)

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable Quick Launch even when VS starts in Full Screen

                Currently, when Visual Studio opens in full screen, Quick Launch is unavailable. I find mysef having to toggle full screen back and forth in order to make Quick Launch available.

                This is only an issue when VS starts in full screen; moving to full screen after startup doesn't disable Quick Launch.

                I suggest having QuickLaunch available from the start, even when Visual Studio starts in full screen.

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                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ideal Microsoft Solution for future of Client side app development

                  Now that Microsoft has acquired Xamarin, which used XAML as base for Xamarin Forms, it is high time, we have one design language across all possible platforms. Despite Xamarin telling all that Xamarin Forms is for prototypes, many have built numerous applications using Xamarin Forms for both consumer and enterprise apps, for simple reason of sharing UI and Code across platforms. Only thing XAML hasn't touched so far is HTML generation. There was iFactr which was doing it, but I think after acquisition by Zebra, they stopped that. Doing that won't be much of an issue. Having mobile web app…

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                    0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • clean and rebuild all

                    Provide a way to do a "Clean" + Rebuild in one simple operation

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • remove the need to constantly re-enter credentials

                      re-enter credentials for vs; re-enter credentials for cloud explorer; re-enter 2fact auth keys... again. and again. and again.

                      please stop that,

                      52 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Turn off C# debug highlight over text

                        Currently the breakpoint in C# covers the line of code making it unreadable. Enhance Visual Studio so that this behavior can be disabled and highlighting the line of code does not obscure the readability of the line.
                        Or implement display of breakpoints in C# as it is in C++.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • MTM, TFS - When an user set a Test Case result to Pass, mark all the test steps inside to Pass as well

                          When reviewing a Test Result, the Test Step Details are not included if the user did not mark some of the steps to Pass or Fail.
                          The Test Step Details should be included regardless of their state/results since they give information of which step actions were done during the execution of the tests.

                          10 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement statement expression GCC extension

                            In C and C++, please implement statement expression GCC extension.

                            A compound statement enclosed in parentheses may appear as an expression in GNU C. This allows you to use loops, switches, and local variables within an expression.

                            The last thing in the compound statement should be an expression followed by a semicolon; the value of this subexpression serves as the value of the entire construct. (If you use some other kind of statement last within the braces, the construct has type void, and thus effectively no value.)

                            https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Statement-Exprs.html

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove Visual Studio Dependencies from MSTest

                                Migrated from ASP.NET User Voice (http://aspnet.uservoice.com/forums/41199-general-asp-net/suggestions/488734-remove-visual-studio-dependencies-from-mstest):

                                I can't stand the idea of having to install Visual Studio on a build server. MSTest should be standalone like NUnit (or any other test frameworks).

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add the ability to hide C# regions altogether

                                  While regions are a language feature, we can appease those like myself who prefer not to use them by allowing us to render them completely invisible in our IDE instance.

                                  There would be *no* change to the underlying code; it would be like rendering that line number with a zero point font.

                                  There would have to be some consideration about line numbering and possibly a small hashmark in the sidebar (the skipped number and/or hashmark indicate the region is there.

                                  To address those who may say it's "dangerous" (e.g. the person not noticing the region and moving code outside the…

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support deployment contributors when comparing databases

                                    I wanted to script the database parameters (such as database level permissions). This unfortunately tried to script dropping user permissions (specifically GRANT CONNECT), while I only wanted to script role permissions.

                                    Using AgileSqlClub's SqlPackage Deployment Filter I was able to configure deploy/publish to ignore these permissions.

                                    However, the comparison still shows and tries to drop them. I can exclude them manually but this causes issues:
                                    * Noise when viewing the comparison.
                                    * If the comparison decides a dependent element has also changed, the comparison won't let you ignore the dependant.
                                    * If the filter is changed to now include these…

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                                      1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Generic type arguments inferring

                                      Considering generic interface like:

                                      public interface IObjectFactory<TObject, TData>
                                      where TObject : IObjectInitializer<TData>
                                      where TData : class, IData
                                      ...

                                      And further invocation of interface methods:

                                      service.Create<LM<GeoData>, GeoData>();

                                      By using inferred types in generics, it would be possible to write

                                      public interface IObjectFactory<TObject> // Simplified - ", TData>" no longer necessary
                                      where TObject : IObjectInitializer<TData>
                                      where TData : class, IData
                                      ...

                                      And use invocation such as:

                                      service.Create<LM<GeoData>>();

                                      It would enable programmer to simplify a great deal of code redundancy in backend applications,
                                      and provide a cleaner, more readable look to code.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Team Explorer -> csproj rollback -> swaps to Solution Explorer. Make it stay on Team Explorer?

                                        Prior to having my changes reviewed by someone before checking into TFS, I like to self-review the changes I have made, and rollback any non-changes. If there are non-changes to some csproj files, I'll roll them back.

                                        Each time a csproj file is rolled back, focus swaps from Team Explorer, to Solution Explorer. This gets frustrating if these windows are tabbed over each other.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • msxml3.dll no longer workes with Compiled HTML Help Files

                                          I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but the moderator of the forum I originally posted it to directed me here.

                                          After installing Windows 10, my MSDN Library (from Visual Studio 6, October 2001) reports scripting errors on most pages. After debugging the error, the problem is that the MSXML.DOMDocument ActiveX control cannot retrieve an XML file (embedded in the Help Collection). The version of the msxml3.dll/msxml3r.dll files is MSXML 3.0, 8.110.10586.494 (sizes 1,902,592/3,072 bytes). The previous version of these dll files works fine - version MSXML 3.0 SP11, 8.110.7601.23373 (sizes 1,885,696/2,048 bytes). I…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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