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  1. Add "Overweight Analysis" for analysing application performance

    Refer to Rico Mariani's MSDN Blog article for details on what would be a very simple to do value add for performance analysis of applications.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ricom/archive/2014/12/13/a-systematic-approach-to-finding-performance-regressions-using-overweight-analysis.aspx

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      0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

      I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

      We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

      We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

      However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

      We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

      155 votes
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      • Custom-color folders within solution/project

        It's rather tiring locating a project sub-folder when you have a large project with multiple folders. Being able to custom-color the folders would enhance the usability.

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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Native support Sqlite in Visual Studio

          After declined sql server compact and not support in visual studio 2013
          please native support sqlite as default embedded, lite and in memory database for win,web,windows runtime and windows phone with very better user interface same ssdt for sql server. so can easy manipulation database and run sql query with plan.

          182 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

              Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

              I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

              In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

              Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

              Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

              11 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Lightweight Release Management Deployment Agent for Linux (java based) and for old Windows versions

                Please provide a lightweight auxiliary deployment agent just to run terminal commands and execute bat or sh files in Linux and Windows XP.

                41 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Wouldn't it be nice if Visual Studio and .NET Framework could be used in other operational systems, such as OSX, Linux etc?

                  As a developer I'd like to create .NET (mainly ASP.NET) apps using a Macbook with OSX.

                  15 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for Macros in Debugging Command Line Arguments and Executable path for C# solutions

                    I am working on an Excel addin written in C#.

                    One thing that is very painful is that there is no support for Macros in the command line arguments and executable path in C# debugging panel.

                    i.e. when you are working on an Excel addin, typically you need to launch Excel.exe with your addin on the command line arguments.

                    What I would really need is to be able to enter

                    1 - $(EXCELPATH) in the Start External Program textbox and I would set ExcelPath somehow externally.

                    2 - $(TargetDir)/Myaddin.xll as command line arguments

                    Unfortunately for C# solution, these macros/envvars are…

                    63 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make it possible to Drag & Drop a PBI/Bug from the Backlog Board to a Sprint

                      In VSO it is currently only possible to assign PBIs/Bugs to a sprint using drag & drop from the Backlog-view.

                      It should be possible to assign PBIs/Bugs to a sprint using drag & drop from the Backlog-Board-biew

                      9 votes
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                      • Fix opcodes from vb compiler when initialize an array and function local variant

                        Hi guys,

                        I want to point out some flaw opcodes that vb compiler create and hope VB dev team have sometime to fix those and make VB better performance.

                        1. Array

                        When I create an array like this "Dim Data(input.Length - 1) As Char", compiler will rewrite to "Dim Data(input.Length - 1 + 1) As Char"; it's unnecessary 4 bytes and you loss 4 of 64 bytes if you aim to create a tiny method.

                        2. Function local variant

                        VB function away has self local variant like "Function foo() As string" will have "Dim foo As String" even it's unused…

                        9 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Highlight PBIs in the backlog when selecting their associated feature in the feature mapping pane

                          When viewing a backlog with the "Mapping" pane displayed, selecting a feature in the mapping pane should highlight all associated PBIs in the backlog.

                          This would allow PBIs relating to a feature to be easily identified and ordered.

                          6 votes
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                          • RESTfull Console on Visual Studio

                            Hello,

                            Visual Studio don't have a RESTful Console. When i'm developing a WEB API, i need to test my ApiController but i have nothing for testing with that IDE.

                            I propose to create a little extension like Restfull console on Chrome Apps.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve WPF 3D

                              In general, simply invest in improving the 3D framework. Specifically, add the ability (for users) to create and instantiate high level 3D elements in xaml (e.g. allow Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, etc. to be "native" WPF objects).

                              652 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Move applicationinsights InstrumentationKey to appsettings or set via code (helps with Azure Web sites)

                                We have a different key for each environment. Right now to set that key we need a complicated transform of applicationinsights.config. Ideally we could set this key in the Configure tab for Azure Web sites and that would be done.

                                The whole config is rather complicated, and we would rather see a lot of that config in code, or convention over configuration. Especially the context initializers and other types defined in the file, we are unlikely to change those on the fly and would rather define in code. Things like performance thresholds would still be in config.

                                20 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve remote debugger is not of an acceptable version error message

                                  Completely useless error message: 'The remote debugger is not of an acceptable version' Why not say what should be the acceptable version. Where is it on disk? From where to download it?

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                                    1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Colorize output in output window

                                      I'm using the VSColorOutput extension for this at the moment (see https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f4d9c2b5-d6d7-4543-a7a5-2d7ebabc2496); unfortunately, it is somewhat buggy. In any case, I think this is such a basic functionality that it should be built in. Once you get used to colorized output, you can't live with the "white wall of text" anymore of vanilla VS.

                                      Features:
                                      - Colorize build output, such that, for instance, errors are red and warnings are yellow.
                                      - Colorize application output based on configurable keywords; for instance, rules like "when the output starts with [Error], print it in red".

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Stop forcing bloatware down my throat! If anyone should know about the potential for unwanted interaction is should be microsoft.

                                        If I do not plan on using technologies like Silverlight, Windows Phone why should I be forced to have that **** taking up space, polluting my registry, and creating potential for installer issues installed on MY computer. Going to convince yet another client to abandon the MS stack in favor of LAMP stack to avoid extraneous ****, the next greatest technology to be abandoned when MS realizes that it can't make it work..

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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make bindable Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter

                                          Please make Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter bindable, or at least some of them. This will allow dramatic code simplification. For example, binding to a variable property without Dynamic Properties ICustomTypeProvider, without Reflection and without complex MultiBindings with converters.

                                          11 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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