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  1. Please include the visual studio sdk into the visual studio installer and build more language for the sdk

    My english is not very well.
    As we know, the visual studio has kinds of language versions. But the sdk only has the english version. I hope when we install the visual studio, we can also select to install the sdk which language is the same with the visual studio.
    Best thanks for the visual studio developers, it is a powerful IDE.

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      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 出现问题的连接加入一个问题链接地址可以提问的,你们的 MSDN 做的不错

      出现问题的连接加入一个问题链接地址可以提问的,你们的 MSDN 做的不错
      我下面只是示范,问题是我自己做的
      这样的东西对我们新手有很大的帮助 ,比百度方便多了

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        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Why only english?

        I want to post my ideas in MY LANGUAGE!
        English is better for CODES only!

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          • Await null without an exception

            The introduction of the "myObject?.MyMethod()" construct is really cool, but exposes a new issue when using it with async. "await myObject?.MyMethodAsync()" (properly) throws null exception when myObject is null. How about introducing "async?" to allow the programmer to explicitly state "I'm expecting a null return and its okay". That'll allow for "await myObject?.MyMethodAsync()".

            If "MyMethodAsync" returns "Task<type>" rather than just "Task", "async?" would pass-through the null as "(type)null". It "type" is a value type, using "await?" would recast the "type" return to "type?". The compiler should probably warn if the "await?" result is then used as a non-nullable type and…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Drag and drop one or more classes in Solution Explorer to a project folder

              Drag and drop a class from a solution cs file to a new file. If a single cs file exists for several classes they should be able to be extracted through a drag and drop mechanism by simply selecting on the classes in solution explorer and then moving them to an alternate location or folder.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide better documentation and code examples for implementing language service extensions

                It seems to me that a majority of the documentation that covered "writing your own language" is out of date, referring back to Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 implementations that no longer seem to work. The concepts still exist in the newest 2015 release, but implementations have changed enough that the current documentation isn't enough to help migrate developers to the current way it should be done.

                And/Or

                Refactor the Roslyn project to have a generic base in which other language designers can build upon. Today it is too tightly coupled with C# and VB to be able to easily…

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                • Diagnostic Tools

                  Diagnostic Tools: great tool! So much easier then UMDH!
                  I really miss a lot the fact of being able to save a complete session, with everything in it, including call stack. The user could have an option to save in the proprietary format of in text. This later could be searched easily. That would really big plus for me.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix the debugger c++ variable scoping problems

                    Since Visual Studio has changed to comply with variables declared in for loops, the debugger needs to be modified to take account of that. Consider the following code:

                    for( int index = 0; index < 10; ++index )
                    {
                    x[index] = 0;

                    for( index = 0; index < 10; ++index )
                    {
                    y[index] = 0;
                    }
                    }

                    While stepping through the code, if I put the cursor over the "index" variable, the debbuger does not track the scope of the variables and will show incorrect values for the index in the outer loop.

                    Sorry about any typeos here. This little…

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                    • You asked us what you should do next.

                      How about implementing the ideas listed here that have over 1,000 votes.

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                      • In the Git changes form, use autocomplete to assist with commenting

                        When typing the comment for a Git commit, it is useful to have AutoComplete or Intellisense to assist with typing.

                        It would be even more useful if VS could autopopulate with a logical summary e.g. "Rename this to that"

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                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • keyword "checked" should can be not use the return value

                          While I'm doing with the db pager, I found I should check the page index and page size which is user input.
                          So I write these codes.

                          public static void CheckPagerParameter(int pageIndex,int pageSize)
                          {
                          try
                          {
                          checked(pageIndex*pageSize);
                          }
                          catch(OverflowException exception)
                          {
                          throw new ArgumentOutOfRangeException("index and size are too bigger",exception);
                          }
                          }

                          But it can not compiler finish until I change "checked(pageIndex*pageSize)" to "int forCheck=checked(pageIndex*pageSize)".
                          Why we must use the return value?
                          Sometimes, we really do not care the return value from checked keyword.

                          Please change this.

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                          • Simultaneous Debug and Compile

                            I'd love to see visual studio launch its debugger against a startup project BEFORE it fires off "msbuild" to compile all solution/project changes.

                            That way the startup project could begin any necessary bootstrapping work, load most modules, attach the debugger, load most symbols into the debugger and so on. (The startup project would then need to accept a keystroke from the user before proceeding. ) All this stuff can easily take 5 seconds, even in a custom written harness for unit testing. It would be nice if this work was already well underway by the time "msbuild" finished the compiling…

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                            • MSDN documentation should not only provide documentation for using Eclipse and Xcode, but also Jetbrains IDE's

                              Jetbrains' IDE's actually have nice supported TFS integration, and I believe that Microsoft should show how to use them. They already do the same for eclipse and Xcode.

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                              • Rename Visual Studio 15 to better differentiate from VS 2015

                                "Visual Studio 15" is WAY to similar to "Visual Studio 2015". Even you guys know it, as the announcement says "not to be confused with Visual Studio 2015". I understand that is the actual version number, but can we get some way to more easily differentiate them? Maybe a nickname or something. It also makes the relationship between the two programs unclear. Is 15 the successor to 2015 or an alternative like Code?

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                                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  • Later to Microsoft Management

                                    I send my idea for you but don’t receive any answer from you.
                                    Does anyone read this articles?
                                    Please read articles send for me answer to that.
                                    I send one pdf (at least one hundred page) about new total graphical and visual computer language with name flowchart programing languages or alias FPL.
                                    What is your idea about that?
                                    Are you agree to make this language?

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                                    • Hire the blind programmer Ali Abdulghani to Microsoft

                                      I recently encountered Ali in an article. http://fossboss.com/2016/07/18/meet-ali-abdulghani-blind-programmer-working-field-open-source/
                                      I don't know him. While he is a great guy, and his achievements as a blind programmer is astonishing, I am not asking this as a favor to him. But instead he has tremendous experience on accessibility due to his condition. He could be very helpful to Microsoft and others like himself.

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                                      • Same .NET Capabilities for Windows & Windows Phone

                                        We all know that Universal Apps are growing and recommended. However, with the number of differences between the .NET capabilities between Windows & Windows Phone, I sometimes find it frustrating to be forced to use significantly different techniques, classes, etc. when converting code between the two. I think that for all classes and/or features possible (anything other than stuff like the Back button on the phone, a keyboard for a Windows Device, or the Charms in Windows that) the same code should be available. I have had scenarios involving classes that are completely unrelated to the user interface (just the…

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                                        • Support creating Visual Studio extensions for earlier VS versions

                                          Right now one has to have Visual Studio 2010 installed to create a new extension, which would work on it (or do lots of trickery).

                                          It would be much better if VS Package wizard would ask for minimum target version, or determine it automatically based on target framework version.

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