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  1. 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"…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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 →
      • VS2017: Support installation nickname for first instance

        New installer provides a nickname option but only for the second and later installation stream. The initial installation is always nicknamed "VS2017". Should allow this name to be changed.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  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

            8 votes
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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…

                  2 votes
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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…

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

                        Power Point layak untuk basis karya manusia berprivacy. Daun Salam Siliwangi saya nyatakan sebagai teorema graf dasar membangun mental manusia melalui intelegensi 1024 x 1024. Secara Alquran 4555 adalah bentuk ruang 6 dimensi yang memuat 100 sifat Asmaul Husna. Perhitungan mudah mulai 2 pasang ibu jari dengan basis bilangan 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. Untuk mengujinya buktikan bahwa n penghuni bumi terselip diantara 2 jari. Bukti tak langsung (raa) mustahil manusia yang memiliki sepasang jari berbuat curang dalam bermain. Jadi tangan kiri sebagai privacy dan tangan kanan sebagai policy.
                        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

                            9 votes
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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

                              13 votes
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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.

                                221 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • It's about time for an ASP.NET Core API client entity generator

                                    Please make a built in tool in VS that integrates seamless consumption of Web API apps by providing seamless client DTOs/POCOs/Entities and Http Clients generated automatically by client projects, answering the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-app consumers etc.

                                    I'd love to see something like we used to have when the WCF RIA Services mania was going on in those beloved LoB glorious days when Silverlight existed.

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio 2015 Test Playlist Order

                                      Vs2015 now no longer honours the test playlist order (it did in previous editions), See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20711300/controlling-execution-order-of-unit-tests-in-visual-studio

                                      While https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182631.aspx tells use how to do ordered tests, this is impractical for 1000s of tests. We don’t want to create an ordered test, we want to control the order of the tests in a test run.

                                      So my request or plea :

                                      >> Please provide an option when running playlists to maintain the playlist order

                                      While the "theory" is the order does not matter, due to class setup times the result of this is tests can take up to x10 longer than before.

                                      7 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow installation of Visual Studio from the Windows 10 Store app

                                        Project Centennial has created a path for classic Windows desktop apps to move to the Windows Store. I would really like to have as many store apps as possible on my PC to avoid blasting files and registry entries all over the place. The new VS Installer is much improved, but this would help keep PC's pristine.

                                        33 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please add the 'Code Analysis' feature for the .NET Core projects

                                          In VS 2015 or 2017, for the normal asp.net web application or class library, if you right click the project name, choose ‘Properties’, there is an option ‘Code Analysis’ on the properties page and we can configure it. But for the .NET Core projects like the ASP.NET Core web application, there is no such option on the properties page, please add it, this suggestion comes from here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6daba04d-b34b-4ab2-b4d9-fcef1b9d4794/code-analysis?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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