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  1. Ensure Verbatim String Literals Have the Same Values on Different Platforms

    Verbatim string literals currently have a fatal flaw, making their use in cross-platform development dangerous. For verbatim string literals with line breaks, the characters in the string depend on the source control line break settings, which by default are different on different platforms. This can cause things to behave differently and tests to fail, and can be very hard to diagnose because the differences are in non-printable characters. The spec should be changed to ensure that verbatim string literal line breaks always use the same line break character sequence, CR, LF, or CRLF, regardless of the actual line breaks in…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • To review resource usage when using resharper

        To review resource usage when using resharper

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        • WPF: improve GridView column widths

          Please improve the GridView column width.

          When using a ListView with a GridView in WPF, getting the right width of the columns is a big pain **********.

          Please improve this, add for example: autosize (auto width), fit to content.

          I don't understand this has not been added yet after all these years.

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            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Don't disable editing files when debugging

            Additionally, and more importantly, don't show a modal dialog box when you try to edit the file

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Installation Bug

                I wanted to install visual studio offline. It tries to download files on the Internet and throw exceptions. I have checked that the installation-source file was offline-available already. It didn't use the available offline resource and went online.

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                • Fix formatting of named arguments in VB

                  The formatting enforced by VB for named arguments is inconsistent with the formatting of everything else. There should be space around the := operator.

                  Foo(x:=1,y:=2,z:=3)
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                  Foo(x := 1, y := 2, z := 3)

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                    • Better message for Open Project failure when opening VS Cordova project

                      When trying to open a Cordova project in VS without Cordova installed it would be nice to have a better message than "Can't open Incompatible project". Maybe something like "Cannot open project as Cordova is not installed".

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                      • c# breakpoint highlight over text setting should set by user

                        in Visual Studio Update 3,
                        c# breakpoint highlight over text is totally remove.
                        I think this setting should allow to set by user.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Project toolchain info

                          Don't Show behind each Project it's based on Windows XP when i must use this toolkit. The rest is cool man!

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • more themes to be included

                            good to have more embded themes in Vidual Studio from default...

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please add a tool-tip with control's name so I don't have to dig it out of the properties box each time.

                              Once in a while, I am creating/editing a design in a form and simply want to know the names of the other controls so I don't name the control I am working with a confusing name. When you do a mouse-over a control while in design mode, it would be nice if a tool-tip text would simply pop up that has the control's name?

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Why do not copy the name of the file, only copy the full path

                                  Why do not copy the name of the file, only copy the full path

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                                      • Provide cl.exe (and headers and crt) as a separate download

                                        I suggest a separate download for a minimal command line compiler. The VS environment is focused on advanced projects, multiple sources, etc. This often gets in the way of programmers attempting to learn C/C++ and hides necessary fundamental from them (such as compiler options, warn selections, optimizations, directory control, etc.) Further, for compiling and running simple 1-source examples, having to manage a project for each 2-minute source detracts from what those learning to program should be focused on. The Win7 SDK/debugger provided the appropriate environment for just this type of learning and provided an easy minimal install.

                                        However, Win10 VS…

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                                        • Make a translation into Russian and other languages common aid and forums, at least with the help of computer translation

                                          Make a translation into Russian and other languages common aid and forums, at least with the help of computer translation ;)

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