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  1. Automatic importation of javascript modules when referencing them in code

    PHPStorm and Webstorm from Jetbrains currently does this. When you are creating an Angular 2 component, and you reference a directive... if it's not already added as an import at the top of the file it will be if needed.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for non-XAML components of Windows Phone Native Apps. (For example : Bluetooth, WiFi etc.)

      I am using Coded UI Test Builder to automate switching on/off Bluetooth, WiFi etc on the Windows Phone, but using Coded UI Test Builder I am unable to Generate code for Bluetooth, WiFi on/off switch.

      On pressing ctrl+I on the Bluetooth switch, Coded UI Test Builder fails to show hierarchy for the uielement. As a result I have to use Gesture.Tap(<Coordinates of the uielement>) and this approach doesn't gives 100% guarantee that the uielement will be tapped.

      Please add support for this.

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Include usecase scenario support and bidirectional traceability of workproducts and requirements.

        Include usecase scenario support. Also provide a mechanism to relate requeriments and use cases (a UML realization) to the actual code (clases) to get bidirectional traceability of workrpoducts and requirements.

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        • C4473 no error help

          as my title

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • application data

            You don't have control over the application deployment location. It is controlled by Windows. You can create an appx package file for the windows store or sideloading.
            That is problem for debbuging
            In visual web developer is existing solution appdata folder.
            Why you dont even take existing good solution from visual web develop?
            Even if uwp is based on HTML5.

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              0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a new debug window similar to the call stack except for events.

              Having a list of events that are fired in the sequence of occurance would help diagnose problems that occure when events are fired multiple times and it is not clear what is causing the multiple firing of the event. Many times it is because other events are being fired causing the event in question to be fired. Showing the trail of event firings would help follow the flow of the logic.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Local class declaration

                  java supports local class declaration, e.g.
                  public void Method1(){
                  class Class1 {
                  }
                  }
                  This is super useful when a function logic is complex, and some data types are not used outside the function. Such local class just solves the problem.
                  Besides, C++ also supports that.
                  It is a pity that C# does not support that feature.
                  And I think this is just a syntax sugar, and does not involve the changes of CLR. So it is an easy feature.
                  In java, the local class is just treated as an inner class, e.g. MethodName$LocalClassName.
                  And C# can use the same…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Unzip and run

                    It would be great if VS does not require an installation, but to be distributed like Eclipse with a simple ZIP. Just unzip and run

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use the regular windows UI calls the rest of us need to use.

                      I have a lap top and I've extended the screen with two extra monitors. Sometimes the display driver crashes, and then recovers. I don't care about that. However because it does that, I see all my windows redraw themselves.

                      I see visual studio and SQL Server Management studio handle this event badly. These are your apps that I have running most of the time. Once my system has recovered, the windows on these apps are not fully redrawn and have artifacts sometimes from a previous state, and sometimes from other windows.

                      I need to close your apps and re-open them.…

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In Breakpoints window add column for date/time when breakpoint was added

                          Often I have tons of breakpoints in my breakpoints windows which I disable rather than remove because I may reuse them in the future. It would be cool to have an additional column which shows the date/time when the breakpoint was added or last modified.
                          Then you could also sort by that column and see easily what were the breakpoints with which you worked most recently.

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                            2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • C# language: add capability using 1/0 as true/false for Booleans

                            I've wrote millions of C# lines and if every time typing 4 chars for a bool value begins to seem like throwing away 75% of time to tell a BIT value to the compiler/language!

                            I suggest, if is possible, to add the recognition of '1' or '0' as true/false in C# and for Boolean type.

                            Thanks.
                            Davide.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • if someone writing his code then their should be some source code too it make easire for begginer

                              please put a source code too ,if someone start his own coding or doing assignment. it should be make easier to him. for example if somebody want to write a table it should just give a heading then you gaive him a source code or example for suggestion just like other software using sport how to play that shot so just like there

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Sordid wiggles are opressive and incorrect

                                I have written before about oppressive wiggles and lamps and the rest of these creeps. About how they want to help without asking.
                                So at least make them accurate. Where is it not accurate?
                                If a class function is expressed within a macro, you get the green wiggle. He is not aware the function exists.
                                Making the graphics less ominous, like change the colors, is hard to do. This is technological oppression!

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Lambdas In The Error Messages

                                  There is a problem with lambdas in the compilation error output: they are represented by a GUID-named functors and if we've got the several lambdas enclosed in the function it's a really pain to distinguish them.
                                  So, my proposal is, include in the error description a file and string number where is lambda definition is started.
                                  Thank you for your patience.
                                  Serge Kork.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Restore ability to dock the Find/Replace box instead of always locating it on top of the source code

                                    I like the more compact Find/Replace panel in VisualStudio 2013 but I want to dock it under the solltion explorer on the right side of the screen where it can be always available and not cover any of my source code.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • type inference for lamda

                                      mplement 'var' type inference for lambda expressions in C# similar to equivalent functionality in VB.Net

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 希望添加工作台功能

                                        在做全栈开发的时候,有时针对某一个功能可能需要打开好几个代码文件,可不可以有一种类似工作台的功能,一次打开我设置好的相关文件。这样我可以在多个工作台之间切换,不会因为多个功能打开一堆文件了

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • saioakkar@outlook.com

                                          [0e10:0008][2017-01-22T00:32:39] Error 0x80004003:
                                          at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Cache.InstanceRepository.GetInstance()
                                          at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Cache.CacheRepository.<GetInstances>d__27.MoveNext()
                                          at System.Linq.Enumerable.FirstOrDefault[TSource](IEnumerable`1 source, Func`2 predicate)
                                          at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Engine.VerifyInstallationPath(IServiceProvider services, String installationPath, IInstance instance, IQuery query)
                                          at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Engine.Install(Product product, String destination, CancellationToken token)Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

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