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  1. Improve the download format/style for VS2013

    How about:
    - Clearly showing the size of the download before it starts(if I'd known the download to try VS2013 was over 8 gigs I'd have taken the express version).
    - Allowing users to choose which modules they want to download (Windows phone? maybe i'll get that later, or never).
    - Allowing the download to be paused (the only option is cancel)
    - Showing a percentage completed, or a list of what has to be downloaded, or anything informative rather than that blue bar and the silly dots.
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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Too many GET /__browserLink/requestData/... entries

      My cloudapp Performance metrics include a huge number of GET/_browserLink/requestData/... entries when all I'm really interested in is my page load times. If only I could sort performance data based on the pages that are most frequently visited (e.g. count) that might make it easier to use.

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        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow all assets to be renamed

        Application Insights "collection buckets" cannot currently be renamed. When we created our original bucket, we were only intending to store a certain type of data, but now we are collecting a lot more. We would like the ability to modify the names of our resource to reflect the current data.

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          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Let us delete tags

          Because tags proliferate and pretty soon you've got a big performance hit whenever you query on them. A query on one tag that used to take 1 second, a month ago, now takes 20 seconds.

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          • Allow a user to set a default size for Rich Text Fields

            When your team has a lot of custom fields, the "Steps to Recreate" window starts getting exceedingly small. It would be great if a user had the option to choose what amount of real estate the Rich Text fields get, and consequently the ability to scroll the custom fields at the top of the window,

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Document $ variables

              Creating a new "C# project template", inside ProjectTemplate.csproj there are condition statements used that are not documented.

              $if$ and $endif$..

              Its not here
              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/7szfhaft.aspx

              or here
              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms164307.aspx

              Not sure where else to look. Stackoverflow doesn't have anything...

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                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add BUG from PBI (User Story). Same as "Add Task"

                Right now from PBI "Add Task" option is available using +. Similarly "Add BUG" needs to be available as well. So that QA person can create BUG from the Story itself.

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                • #Cortana VS2015 Code Writing

                  #Cortana VS2015 Code Writing
                  Would be great if #Cortana can help us in writing code in the IDE,plus it will make VS2015 more powerful.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Line across page/file below function to separate function code blocks

                    In VB.Net we get a line that separates method code blocks. I like that.
                    Then I jump to js and I have to mentally work harder to discern function block separation.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Creating New Language "Task"

                      Create a powerful,all-purpose with graphical interface and easier coding make a popular and professional programming language for programmers.

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve usability of Find Results dialog

                        The current “Find Results” in VS > 2010 dialog is very hard to read when using the dark theme.
                        Do not misunderstand my… I like the “new” themes but a dark blue font is very hard to read when it has a dark background.
                        I suggest to change the color from blue to something brighter color.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow alerts on any exception

                          I can't see how you can configure Application Insights to alert on any TrackException. It seems to want a rate per minute / count per 5 minutes.... And once it fires it never goes out of the fired state.

                          I would like to call TrackException from code, have an alert fire, and then the next time I call TrackException from code and alert fires......

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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Customizable CFD chart on specific criteria

                            I wish to create additional CFD charts based on selected criteria either from a query or through a new interface

                            the main CFD gives me a great view of the backlog but I wish to be able to drill more into it so I can specifically display items with a certain tag or area path etc

                            thanks

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                            • Have JavaScript Intellisense remember my recent completions

                              Unlike C# Intellisense, JavaScript Intellisense does not remember recent completions. For example, my current project uses the keyword "prototype" 176 times and does not use the method propertyIsEnumerable() at all. Yet, when I try to code completion on an object that has both, and I type 'p', the default selection is propertyIsEnumerable because it comes earlier in alphabetical order.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show Errors for Illegal Margin & Padding Values

                                In some projects I receive runtime errors if I have negative values in properties of type Thickness in my XAML. However, the designer does not mark these as illegal XAML, the code compiles with no errors, and the runtime errors seem almost unrelated and meaningless (they don't even mention the XAML). I have been told by some that negative values are allowed, others have told me that they are not, and I have had apps and code that both do and do not allow them (some apps are OK with them, others refuse to run until I remove the negatives).…

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Stop co-mingling localhost, staging, and production endpoint metrics.

                                  Currently, it seems that localhost, staging, and production endpoint metrics for my Azure ASP.NET website seem to be co-mingled -- which makes it pretty much impossible to determine what the true performance of my website is over time.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide ability to select specific text to copy from Test Output window

                                    Even though I can right click in the Test Output window and select "Copy all" from the Test Output window today, I cannot highlight and select a specific section of text from the Test Output window.

                                    It would be great if I can copy/highlight a specific set or section of text from the Test Output window especially if I am writing output via the TestContext property or using a Console.WriteLine.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Search option in Entity Data Model

                                      Hi Team,

                                      In the Entity Data Model Wizard, the second step shows the list of available database objects viz. Tables/Views/Stored Procedures and user can select one or more from the list of object. While working on database with large number of objects it’s very difficult to scroll-down will it be possible to have quick search option to find the specific object.

                                      Thanks
                                      Abhijeet Balla

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Put Scalar Function and Table-Valued Function at different folder

                                        SQL Server Management Studio separate Scalar Function and Table-Valued Function at different folder. Hope SSDT can do the same thing.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Export and or Copy all the items from Find symbol result list

                                          Hello Team,

                                          Can you provide a way for copying/exporting all the items from the Find Symbol Result window.

                                          Thanks
                                          Abhijeet Ballal

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