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  1. Can we add an Task.Sleep() Method ?

    In current Task design, when we need to pause the current Task for a while, for example, a delay between retrying some actions like a network connection, there are some choices:
    1. await Task.Delay or a one time Timer Task which Task.Delay internally does.
    2. Use Task.Delay().Wait();
    3. Use Thread.Sleep;
    4. Use Task.ContinueWith() to chain the Task.Delay and another Task to resume execution.
    5. Anything else ?

    In Case 1, the task will become an async task and it is not always expected in many cases. For example, when we use Parallel.ForEach, async function is not aware and that parallel.foreach…

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • update code reviews to use the tool already configured for compare rather than default

      TFS already supports customer user tools for comparisons and merging via tools -> options -> source control -> vs tfs -> configure user tools

      this works fine when doing diffs on source control etcetera, however these settings are ignored when doing a code review and the diffs are automatically opened in visual studio and the custom configurations are ignored.

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      • Make the 'Quick Find' window moveable and dockable in VStudio Express 2013

        The 'Quick Find' section currently part of VStudio Express 2013, does not allow you to move it from the top right of the screen, this should be windowed and allow developers to move it where they require.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for syntax checking for javascript on web pages.

          It would be nice to have syntax checking within a web form for javascript. Right now, all I get is function not defined. I can eventually find the errors but it would be nice to know what line and a hint on the error.

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow user to tag multiple work items at one time.

            In the dialog to modify multiple items at one time the 'Tag' field is not available. I want to be able to tag multiple items with the same tag at once.

            I run a query and find a set of items that are related and want to temporarily track them together with tag. I am now forced to select each item and tag it individually. This is very painful. Please consider it.

            2 votes
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            • Add test status as environment variable in PostTest script

              When running a post test script it would be great to have the info if the tests passed or not through a TF_BUILD_TESTSTATUS environment variable.

              A workaround is to edit the build template, add a GetBuildDetail activity before RunPostTest activity and then update the RunPostTest activity passing it this value through EnvironmentVariables.

              8 votes
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              • "My first test" rename does not show in dashboard

                When I renamed the "My first test" availability test, the new name does not show up in the dashboard.

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add win32 resource (rc) editor to express edition of Visual Studio

                  That would be great, because users still can develop atl / mfc applications using express editions (not officially), also there is WTL, which requires these.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Mtm sends an email with a test report when the automation test run is done

                    When a automation test run is complete. My team wants it to automaticlly send emails to persons of my choise with a test report. There should be a option in the test manager GUI where the person could set an option "send email when done". Also there should be option to which email it should be sent to. This should be possible without involving coding, thats how it is today.
                    The report should be like the report in mtm but maybe in a doc/pdf format. A product owner should be able to read and easily understand and base decision on…

                    15 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Error: " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later".

                      Hello,

                      I have tried to record a coded UI test on IE11 64 bit using Coded UI Test Builder on a Windows 7 -64bit machine with VS 2013 Premium. I can record the method without any trouble but playback fails and gives me an exception and failed. " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later". Can you please let me know how to deal with the problem.

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • crystal decision error in VS2010

                        Dear all,

                        I am running VS2005 project in VS2010. I am getting the following error, i need a solution for the following error soon enough.

                        Error :

                        PFA

                        Please give me a solution.

                        Thank you in advance.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow me to skip an instance of an exception

                          I have a situation where software can run in two modes - remote and local. So the code is something like this:
                          try
                          {
                          MakeRemoteConnection()
                          }
                          catch
                          {
                          localmode=true;
                          }

                          Every time I try to debug in local mode, I have to deal with this exception. I would really like a way to say "this exception is expected - never break on it". You can do that by type, but type is too broad. In this case, the exception type is a common one used everywhere.

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                            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • application insights per team project

                            Would be great to see application insight associated to the project and get the identities there, so team members get scoped access and content.

                            20 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable --warnon:1182 (unused variables) in F# Warning Level 3 or 4.

                              I wonder why this warning and the associated wiggly underlines in the editor are not enabled in any of the 5 warning levels. I find this warning absolutely essential for programming F# to keep the code clean and free of subtle bugs in functions that shadow identifiers.

                              15 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow MSBuild to clean and build solutions while open in visual studio

                                On every project we run we use PowerShell to drive build and deployments into our local environments.

                                We call MSBuild.exe from PowerShell but frequently get this error message: "CSC : error CS1606: Assembly signing failed; output may not be signed -- Error signing assembly -- The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."

                                The only way to work around this issue is to close visual studio, run our build and deploy scripts and reopen visual studio after.

                                Note: this is not a case that we are running MSBuild and trying to build or debug…

                                61 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make mobile apps of Application Insights to let users check insights easily

                                  Make mobile apps of Application Insights to different mobile platform to let user check insights anytime, anywhere. Suggested mobile platform are Windows Phone and Android.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Test Explorer is severely limited

                                    I have to assume the people who developed the VS2012/2013 test explorer view never actually had to use it in production. The test explorer view is horribly limited in comparison to the one in VS2010.

                                    1. Running tests does not open the Test Explorer window until after all the tests completed running. There's literally no indication that anything is happening. VS2010 immediately opened the window to show you that the tests were running.

                                    2. Where are the columns? Most importantly: the error message column. if I'm dealing with multiple test failures, I almost always just need to see the error…

                                    230 votes
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                                    • Allow Editor Style integration with Metadata

                                      Sample idea:

                                      "I want to tell VS that EF scalar and navigation properties in a linq query must be colored orange in my code."

                                      General Idea:

                                      Suppose you have a Data Layer generated by your own T4 templates for Entity Framework, and you add some properties to those Entity classes through partials. Then you make many linq queries.
                                      How many time you peek to the definition of some property in order to know if it is a custom property or an actual EF mapped property?

                                      It could be nice that we can match attributes (e.g. [NavigationProperty]) with some visual style…

                                      8 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • to freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done)

                                        freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done) like whats is done in the backlog screen and query screens.

                                        23 votes
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                                        • Allow the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard to be Rerun

                                          It would be good to have the ability to rerun the the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard, particularly after yet-to-be-upgraded Process Template items (e.g. Work Item Type file) have been uploaded. Below is an example of when it would be useful:

                                          1. We take a copy of the Live TFS environment and restore in the Trial TFS environment

                                          2. We perform the trial upgrade in the Trial environment

                                          3. We run the Wizard in the Trial environment

                                          4. A change occurs to the Live TFS environment

                                          5. We want to test the change (and the Wizard's impact on it) in…

                                          4 votes
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