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  1. Add support for async/await with IObservable<T>

    The async/await keywords are fantastic for simplifying code when dealing with asynchronous workflow. The only issue I have with them is that they only respect scalar results. The BCL already contains an interface for the purposes of representing sequences of values which are "pushed" and potentially asynchronous, System.IObservable<T>, and I think it would be very beneficial to add async syntax to better support generating them as well as consuming them:

    Async iterator:

    public static async IObservable<string> GetNames()
    {
    using (DbCommand command = GetCommandFromSomewhere())
    using (DbDataReader reader = await command.ExecuteReaderAsync())
    {
    while (await reader.ReadAsync())
    {
    string value = await reader.GetFieldValueAsync(0);
    yield…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support Enterprise Library Logging for Application Insights Diagnostics Logging

      Application Insights currently has adapter support for Log4Net, NLog, and TraceListener logging. Please support Enterprise Library Logging!

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        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a per project option to automatically invoke ILMerge on assemblies

        Currently, this is a tedious post build step to set up and maintain. Having an option in the project settings to 'ILMerge this assembly into the executable' would make it much easier.

        This is desirable to cut down on the dll **** with multiple projects in a solution.

        It is often desirable to ship certain dlls separately, so this would need to be a per project option. I'm not sure whether the exe would state that it wished to merge dependencies, or that the dependencies state that they wish to be merged. Probably some combination of both.

        It would only…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • more than 200 work items sending mail

              It would be better for sending more than 200 work items for sending a query results through mail icon

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Look back carefully at the user interface of Visual Studio 2010 and compare with 2013. 2010 was superior in too many ways.

                I've been working with Microsoft development tools for over 20 years and with .NET since 2001. This is the first time I'm deeply disappointed by a new version. Moving from 2010 to 2013 is so frustrating that it made me search for this site and try to get the message through. Checking in changes is a complete nightmare. Comparing two versions in the history of a file is also inferior. Generally clarity has been lost, the standard colour schemes are all less readable and it's harder to find things and do what you need to do. I get the feeling…

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • make friendly machine names in the eventlog on testcontroller

                  It would make a lot easier if the events in the eventlog could show the friendly name of the machine and environment instead of some machine number(e.g. vstfs:///LabManagement/TestMachine/26138 ). I can go to the database to find the actual machine but it takes time.
                  An event like this:
                  (QTController.exe, PID 9504, Thread 63) AgentManager: Agent vstfs:///LabManagement/TestMachine/26138 is not Online. Skipping in delete operation : Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.Exceptions.EqtException: The agent was able to reach controller but the controller was not able to connect back to the agent. Make sure that the firewall on the test agent machine is not blocking the connection.
                  at…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visually indicate which .testsettings file is marked "Active Load and Web Test Settings"

                    if there a Web Test / Load project contains more than one Test Settings file Please give some visual indication to a indicate which Test Settings file has been marked Active,
                    Perhaps change the icon or make the file name bold. (similar to the way we show which project is the start-up project.

                    Why?
                    In a VS Solution I can create multiple Test Settings files. I can nominate which one I want to use by selecting the menu item "Active Load and Web Test settings".

                    But I can't see which one is marked as Active without Right clicking on each…

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support git.exe in custom build template in Visual Studio Online

                      I use a custom task that leverages git.exe to commit build artifacts to a deployment channel. However, Team Foundation Service, while accepting git repositories, does not appear to make git.exe available to custom tasks. Can this be changed?

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Can you do an article on VPN Networks?

                        I think projects are managed best with a VPN network so you be efficient. I aM EXCITED about learning about the new Visual Basic 13 if you could also do and abstract on clouds it would be great!!!!!!!!

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual studio team could create one extension to T4 templates

                          Visual studio team could create one extension to T4 templates

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use mstest to execute load tests in the cloud

                            I would like to be able to schedule my load tests. Currently i only can use mstest to execute load test which use local machines as agents.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add an option (or attribute) to exclude types from code map

                              Using Code map to explore the type hierarchy in your solution is great. However "show derived types" is adding too many classes if your code implements a lot of mocks in unit tests.

                              It would be great to exclude test assemblies (by selecting them somehow) or adding an attribute to the types.

                              As a work around I know mark them with the compilergenerated attributed (ugly I know ...).

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow us to specify region and language settings when starting windows phone emulator from Visual Studio

                                When starting the emulator from Visual Studio it would be great to be able to specify the language/region that is active when the emulator starts.

                                Currently we always have to go to the settings, change the language/region and restart the emulator. This is very cumbersome if you want to take screenshots for multilanguage apps.

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                                • InternalsVisibleTo should not require PublicKey to be specified if both assemblies have same public key

                                  InternalsVisibleTo is often used to make internals visible to a unit testing assembly. If an assembly is signed, the full public key must be specified, which is a bit of a pain.
                                  It would be nice if it were possible to specify only the target assembly name, in which case it must be signed with the same key as that used by the source assembly.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • keyword Sugar ...treat return type as sort of out or ref parameter for overloading

                                    consider try parse
                                    this is as close as i can get to overloading return types can we get a sugar version of this ? i want a strict return type overload

                                    public void get(ref int b , out float);
                                    public void get(ref int b , out double );

                                    like so

                                    as methods

                                    int a = getUm(c);
                                    float b = getUm(c);

                                    as properties

                                    int a = 1;
                                    setUm = a;
                                    int b = getUm;
                                    float c = getUm;

                                    // if float getUm() was never defined
                                    // the int getUm() would get called and throw a error msg
                                    // which is freggin…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Security Trimming specific search

                                        Security trimming is arguably many things. My focus for our purpose is to allow specific files types to be grep searched. This means that when responding to security trimming bugs, I can choose to search only code behind files, or other types of files if I choose.

                                        This could be enhanced to drill down specifically on VS file types.

                                        My focus is to get to controls and data responses returned from other projects quickly where they bubble up to the GUI, with one or more breakpoints at those key exchange points. The goal is to help in pursuit of bugfix…

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Show Constant Value Tooltips When Not Debugging

                                          While NOT debugging, it'd be great if we the tooltips for constants which show their type also actually showed the value of the constant.

                                          This value should be known due to incremental compilation and could be displayed just like it is while you're debugging.

                                          It's just really annoying to have to F12 all the time in a constant heavy environment and then jump back to the location after seeing what the value is.

                                          Thanks!

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