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  1. Make Application Insights to show up the authenticated user names who have logged in Web Application

    Currently, I can see authenticated users count, who are logged in my site. Please make it to display
    1.Names of all authenticated users, who are logged into site for each day.
    2. Page Views count for each user.

    Please let me know, if is there a way to get above details with existing app insights.

    Thanks,
    Srinivasu.

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      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for Cordova Hooks

      Using the Cordova command line you can create build hooks within the hooks folder. These hooks are node scripts that can be run during certain parts of the build.

      Could probably be handled in a similar way to the merges special folder where its copied into the /bld folder before running the cordova build.

      Can't find any documenation about this on the cordova site but here is the readme created with a new project.
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4i7t4j17qgahvi/README.md?dl=0

      9 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for DocBlock comments in C#

        Xml comments are out. DocBlocks is the future.
        Visual Studio should really support DocBlock comments.

        /**
        * Short one line description.
        * <p>
        * Longer description. If there were any, it would be
        * here.
        * <p>
        * And even more explanations to follow in consecutive
        * paragraphs separated by HTML paragraph breaks.
        *
        * @param variable Description text text text.
        * @return Description text text text.
        */
        public int MethodName (...)
        {
        // method body with a return statement
        }

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docblock
        http://www.phpdoc.org/docs/latest/guides/docblocks.html

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • It would be nice if code of one language for coded ui test of windows store app will run for all languages

          If a windows store app supports multiple languages and we would like to write coded UI test for that app then we need to write for all supported languages. suppose an app supports more than 20 languages then it is not feasible to write the code for all languages.

          It would be nice if we can write only one code for coded UI test and there will be one resource file kind of thing where we can put all localized strings from which file the code will read the localized strings and validate according to that. This approach will be…

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Specify directories for C++ project filters

            With the .NET languages like C# the folders in which we place source files (*.cs) are mirrored in the file system. The same isn't true of C++. The folders/filters are virtual and only exist within the solution explorer and IDE.

            I think it would be great if we could assign directory paths to these filters that would automatically keep the files in the right location when creating or moving files between the filters.

            For example, I could have a solution structure like;

            + Header Files
            ++ base
            +++ point.hpp
            +++ size.hpp
            +++ rect.hpp
            + Source Files
            ++ base
            +++ point.cpp …

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Referenced C++ projects should be able to contribute include paths etc.

              Currently when you reference a C++ project, there's the Link Library Dependencies option which affects the linker.

              Wouldn't it be great if a referenced project could contribute include paths, preprocessor definitions etc.?

              Obviously I do not mean adding the referenced project's AdditionalIncludeDirectories and PreprocessorDefinitions, but introduce a new set of properties that would be "exported" into referencing C++ projects.

              This would be along the lines of Android NDK's LOCAL_EXPORT_CFLAGS, LOCAL_EXPORT_C_INCLUDES etc. As you're introducing Android support in VS2015, you must be somewhat acquainted with the ndk-build system by now.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support environment variable setting for Active configuration profile

                To support immutable deployments to different environments, the environment-specific environment switches should be defined within the environment, not the build configuration. This approach aligns with best practices and the future approach of ASP.NET vNext and is suited for swapping deployments between environments. Currently, there is no way to specify different configuration profiles other than at build time.

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create short guidance on the differences between VSO, On-premise TFS, and TFS on Azure IAAS

                    Teams new to TFS (or moving IT to cloud) constantly struggle when trying to decide between Visual Studio Online and on-premise TFS. With TFS on Azure IAAS also as an option, the decision is even more difficult. The Rangers could create some short and concise guidance on which one to select.

                    There is some guidance from Microsoft already out there (http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/compare-visual-studio-products-vs), but it is mostly marketing/licensing fluff and doesn't address the details. What am I really missing with VSO at the technical level? E.g. Can I update a process template?

                    Note that multiple queries to the Rangers forum…

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                      1 comment  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TAG prioritization in the TFS Build system

                      This request is to add TAG priotization to the TFS Build Agent/Build Controller/BuildDefinition system as an addition to the existing very simple TAG filter approach.

                      If the above TAG priorization approach cannot be made for some reason, "static" Build Agent prioritization could instead be added to the TFS Build Controller and its user interface. As the prioritization then cannot be made per BuildDefinition, this approach would be less flexible.

                      Possible uses of this:
                      - Prioritize a fast (physical?) Build Agent over a slow (virtual?) Build Agent, i.e. give always you the best build performance and keep the redundancy of having…

                      10 votes
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                      • Languages....I have an suggestion....60. 40N05.001 C01

                        Several computers need a new languages, thought is important...

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • C#, official access to private members...

                          Official access to private members to avoid Reflection calls and Expression compilations in real world C# applications.
                          Please check the attachment.
                          Regards from Germany
                          Christian Ohle

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I would like to see that the C# editor and compiler get XML support.

                            I would like to see that the C# editor and compiler get something like XML support. It is very simple to integrate and extremely helpful at development time and furthermore, it allows unbelievably powerful new futures. Please check the attachment and for the case that it is interesting I could send test application and code examples.
                            (I wrote an own c# compatible Compiler for fast runtime compilations)

                            Regards from Germany
                            Christian Ohle
                            Free programmer

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Web deploy parameterization in website project

                              Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried “webdeploy” as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
                              Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
                              Big “web site” projects are hard to convert to “web application" project type. Lot of people may face the same issue.
                              I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio SQL Database project : add Format document/selection for .sql file

                                When you work on Sql database project, the Edit menu hasn't advance edition tool as Format -> document or Format -> Selection or Trim trailing space.... it's should be interesting to have the same features than other VS projects

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                                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Would you create Android Appli with Visual Studio 2005 Pro #J

                                  I wanna create Android Appli with #J of Visual Studio 2005 Pro, and especially, IceCreamSandwitch Appli with creating windows update.

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                                  • I want to create Android Appli with Visual Studio 2005 Pro #J!

                                    I wanna create Android Appli with IceCreamSandwitch developing. So would you create new #Java update?

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                                    • Support Data Breakpoints for C#

                                      Data Breakpoints are very useful when debugging state issues as they break into the debugger when the value of a variable changes.

                                      It is currently only supported in C/C++

                                      Please extend support to C# and the other managed languages. We need it badly. The reason there is no uservoice suggestion is that most NET Developers don't know it exists in C++

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                                        2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show the Values of SQL Parameters in Intellitrace

                                        It's nice that Intellitrace shows the parameters (@1,@2) of SQL calls, but I really need to know the values of those parameters for debugging.

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                                        • Enable TFS action for "Linked ressources" in TFS Eclipse-Plugin

                                          The TFS Eclipse-Plugin doesn't recognize "Linked resources" as TFS controlled source files or folders. Therefore the plugin doesn't enabled TFS actions for these files or folders.

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