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  1. Add an option to print what why msbuild decided to rebuild a file / project

    I really wish we could get more insight into why Visual Studio thinks certain files are out of date or projects need to be rebuilt. It is really common for our builds (both automated, and on developer workstations) to decide to re-link all of the .dlls in our massive solution, upon triggering a build immediately after a successful build has completed. I suspect there is some header file with a date in the future, or one of our custom build steps is triggering some "always need to rebuild" rule. it would be incredibly helpful to have some way to diagnose…

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Upgrade Microsoft InteropForms Toolkit for Visual Studio 2015

      I'm working with VB6 and Microsoft InteropForms Toolkit 2.1 ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3264 ) , and that's really an amazing way for developing. It's allow me to develop in 3 languages - C#/VB.NET/VB6 interoperability and thus it make my developing progress run very fast without rewrite any old code of vb6. However, the latest version of InteropForms Toolkit- 2.1 is for Visual Studio 2010, please upgrade a new version for it. Thank you very very much!

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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "attach to process" does not remember addresses in no authentication mode

        If you have a lot of internal (and regularly changing) systems it's just too cumbersome to create pseudo accounts everywhere just for debugging.

        Also for convenience these accounts often don't have passwords anyway, even more insecure than no auth mode.

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add access modifier for test assembly only

          The public, private, protected, internal, etc. modifiers are not a good match for a test project.

          The typical advice is to make a method "internal", and then let the test project see the target project's internal methods. This is not a complete solution, because some methods should not be made internal - they should be encapsulated and hidden away as private or protected. Opening them up just for testing, causes problems.

          The typical advice is a hack. The c# language needs an access modifier which gives a test assembly access to any member.

          Let's call this access modifier "private test"…

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve NPM intellisense for custom .npmrc settings

            In package.json files intellisense is already supported. But only public packages will be suggested. For scoped packages in private feeds there is no intellisense. It would be great if VS looks inside .npmrc settings for setted feeds and scopes.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • you can instantly code anything by the press of a button.

              The user is able to code ANYTHING by pressing one button.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enhancing .Net Languages to support inheritance in ENUM definitions

                Enhancing .Net Languages to support inheritance in ENUM definitions

                Would it be possible to provide support for inheritance in ENUM definitions for .Net languages? As a simple example, consider the following c# declarations…

                Current declaration without inheritance
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                public enum UpdatePhoneErrorResults
                {
                Ok = 0,
                Failed,
                UnableToConnect,
                InvalidUsernameOrPassword,
                NoDataReturned,
                InvalidNumber
                }

                public enum UpdateEmailErrorResults
                {
                Ok = 0,
                Failed,
                UnableToConnect,
                InvalidUsernameOrPassword,
                NoDataReturned,
                InvalidEmail
                }

                Proposed declaration using inheritance
                --------------------------------------

                public enum ErrorResults
                {
                Ok = 0,
                Failed
                }

                public enum DatabaseErrorResults : ErrorResults
                {
                UnableToConnect,
                InvalidUsernameOrPassword,
                NoDataReturned
                }

                public enum UpdatePhoneErrorResults : DatabaseErrorResults
                {
                InvalidNumber
                }

                public enum UpdateEmailErrorResults :…

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • T should be castable to ValueTask<T>

                  T should be castable to ValueTask<T>
                  as it were in the early bits.
                  public static implicit operator ValueTask<TResult>(TResult result) => new ValueTask<TResult>(result);

                  this will enable much nicer API when working with delegate that return ValueTask<T> for synchronous flow.

                  for example: the following method
                  Task CallPetentialAsync(Func<ValueTask<int>> f)

                  can be called as follow
                  await CallPetentialAsync(() => 42);

                  instead of
                  await CallPetentialAsync(() => new ValueTask<int>(42));

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • visual studio ide can customer define link system

                    customer define link is very importent things than searh any one.
                    you must provide that,like this
                    write link like write uri can be link vs ide any object ,class,struct,method
                    ,event,property,file,namespace etc.

                    vs_method://slnName/projName/namespaceName/entityName/methodA
                    vs_class://slnName/projName/namespaceName/classB
                    vs_file://filepath

                    etc...

                    this link system exists any where ,like cs file, dgml... if exists in cs file then it in comment

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please, please compromise with Visual Basic 6 users...

                      Dear Microsoft,

                      It is abundantly clear that you will never produce a new version of VB6, especially not one which is 64-bit and cross platform. Doing so would compete with your goals of subscription based software in the near future.

                      So... how about a simple compromise with the VB6 users? I use VB.NET and I like it. But the syntax is extremely difficult for many users. However, I have been working around this problem for sometime now. I have created my own huge runtime library of wrapper functions (including API calls) to replace familiar VB6 functions which have been removed…

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                        7 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Compact Free & Simple Visual Basic for Mobile Development 2018?

                        See title. Not everybody can program in C++ or .NET.
                        I just want free simple VB. With mobile app development option.
                        Thanks.

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                          1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Shortcut to close a file/tab in visual studio editor

                          In Visual Studio when multiple files are opened (in the tabs) for instance, 25 files and if a file needs to be closed then down-arrow at the far right-end needs to be clicked and choose the file then after it is opened (the tab is made visible), need to click 'x' to close the file.
                          Instead, how about placing an 'x' on the drop-down list itself either in the front or at the end of file (when all the files are shown in the drop-down). This way, there is no need to select the file from drop-down and then close…

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                            0 comments  ·  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+.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make "Windows Forms" an Optional Choice for Installation

                              What?
                              Installing Visual Studio takes too long

                              Why?
                              There's a lot of stuff that the VS installer puts onto my workstation that I'll probably never use. I don't need a ton of space consumed by components or technologies that I don't use. This is especially true of any technologies that have reached the end of their lifecycles, eg. Classic ASP, Foxpro, VB6, J# and so on.

                              Proposal:
                              Make Window Forms an optional installation component. Any significant component of Visual Studio which is used by a limited fraction (eg two thirds) of its users should be made optional. Going forward, Microsoft…

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                                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Salam dengan kedua tangan

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                                Kedua tangan kita ribuan tahun tertipu oleh logika dunia lain yang bertempat di laut Atlantik.…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Update Exception Data dictionary to use system.collections.generic.dictionary

                                  Please update the Data dictionary in an Exception to use system.collections.generic.dictionary instead of system.collections.dictionary. This will allow among other things the ability to use linq on it. According to https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/kcwalina/2005/09/23/system-collections-vs-system-collection-generic-and-system-collections-objectmodel/ generic collections where added over 10 years ago. It's time to update Exceptions.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add PhpDoc Block snippet functions + many more languages

                                    I know it is very easy to create your own snippet for it but I'd prefer the automatic creation of DocBlocks

                                    This package for Atom.IO https://atom.io/packages/docblockr is a perfect idea. It's a shame there is no plugins for this on VSCode but i'm sure a lot of people would love this feature!

                                    At the moment I'm having to use Atom to write up my API Documentation and it's a pain having to switch between editors

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Support of project level imports or project level namespaces in c# like vb.net

                                      hi

                                      vs2017 is shaping out to be the best vs ever made. but in the name of equal care between both .net languages C# and VB.net please Add Support of project level imports or project level namespaces in c# like vb.net.

                                      it would be great to have the exact same u.i property page / option just like any vb.net project, showing in the attached picture!

                                      will same a tone of issues, missing namespaces, and typed code in our classes.

                                      Regards

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for AVX-512 in MASM

                                        Intel's roadmap shows AVX-512 will be available in Xeon soon. I could be developing and testing code now using Intel's emulator. This is very important for high performance computing.

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