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  1. Make data accessible via APIs for custom processing

    Application Insights sounds cool but I can't imagine having all my data locked up behind a portal without an ability to programmatically access it or at least download it for offline processing. I'm sure the portal is awesome but I'm also sure that there will be project-specific types of insight I need to get out of this data which the portal won't sufficiently support. Making data accessible outside the portal lets you get around that concern while continuing to improve the product.

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      under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement XSLT 3.0 for .Net

      Fully support XSLT 3.0 in .Net (Including XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0)

      http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/

      390 votes
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        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Import/export data from Visual Studio Online

        possibility to export a collection and import it in an on premises installation and the other way

        389 votes
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          We have included both import and export from Visual Studio Online on our product backlog. Brian has some more information about data export available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/02/21/vs-online-early-adopter-program-extended-to-may-7-2014.aspx

          Additionally, this week at TechEd North America we have announced that we have partnered with OpsHub to create a free migration utility to move the most requested data including history from TFS to VSO. You can find out more details on this migration utility that was released here: http://bit.ly/OpsHubBlogPost. We will also continue to include proper import support on our backlog for future investments.

          Thanks!
          Ed Blankenship, Ewald Hofman, and Andrea Scripa
          Visual Studio Online Team

        • enable changing the order of test cases on the web gui and let them be tested in this order for both manual & automated tests

          With the MTM 2012, it is possible to change the order of test cases within one test suite and this order is considered when testing. This functionality is missing in the web environment. It is not possible to order test cases and then have somebody else test them in a specific order. If a test suite is run, the tests are ordered by ID only. Make this work for both manual & automated tests.

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          • Stop automatically messing with my solution configurations and platforms

            Every single time I add a project to a solution, Visual Studio "helpfully" adds to the solution every configuration it finds in the project.

            Every single time the project has a platform that the solution doesn't, Visual Studio "helpfully" creates the missing solution platform and also, most annoyingly, "Mixed Platforms".

            PLEASE leave them alone. I set them up how I like and I'd like them to stay that way.

            Example use case #2:

            I create a new project (defaults to x86) and add a Util library (AnyCPU). Wham, I'm only 5 seconds into a new project and I already have…

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              9 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Optimize Math functions

              Currently the JITer doesn't do a good job with a lot of the .Net Framework, and the Math functions in particular.

              Example: Math.Abs

              The emitted assembly is pretty much the same for all types. It should optimize to take advantage of x86 instructions that have been around for more than a decade.

              cdq
              xor eax,edx
              sub eax,edx
              ret

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                7 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a RowTest attribute to MSTest to facilitate parameterized tests.

                It would be great to have a RowTest attribute (like in NUnit) added to facilitate parameterized tests, like:

                [RowTest]
                [Row(10, 10, 100)]
                Public void Add_MultipleValues_ReturnsSum(int x, int y, int expected) { … }

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                  8 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow conditional compile statements in XAML markup

                  Allow the XAML markup editor to allow conditional compile statements so that a developer could have #ifdef statements in their markup

                  374 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enhance the Open Query in Microsoft Excel to allow cross-project queries to be exported.

                    Now we get error: TF208015: You are trying to add work items that are not in the selected team project for this Microsoft Excel file. Only the work items from the *** team project will be added to your work item list. If you want to add work items from another team project, open a new Microsoft Excel file from that team project.

                    Are you kidding me? How is it the TF client can display the results of the query, but the export cannot handle them too? Makes it incredibly cumbersome to manage program-level reporting...

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                    • Support XAML2009 Throughout

                      Generic types etc.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide us with a project type that officially supports the development of VGA-heavy applications from managed code

                        With the official announcement: “XNA Game Studio will not support Metro style apps” XNA has been marked as a legacy platform.

                        Please provide us with a replacement that:
                        -Fully satisfies .NET library design guidelines.
                        -Allows direct access to the VGA.
                        -Implements most strong points of XNA and learns from its mistakes.
                        -Has a feature set that is ON PAIR with DirectX 11.1 and stays UP TO DATE with future DirectX releases, at least ones that are accessible on WinRT.
                        -Enables developers to make applications capable of running on WinRT, Classic Desktop (at least on Windows 8), and at least on…

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                          16 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide Stash support in visual studio tools for Git

                          There's no way i can stash my changes in Visual studio tools for git or any third party Git tools like mSysGit. Its great to support it.

                          361 votes
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                          • Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu

                            Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu.

                            Allow us to nest files in solution explorer without having to edit the csproj file. For example, we have 4 files that are breeze.*.js, and I like to nest them as dependent on breeze.js so they show up collapsed in solution explorer.

                            Currently we edit the csproj file to do this, and we also do it for css and for custom js. Another example:

                            repositories.js
                            -- attendee.repository.js
                            -- session.repository.js
                            -- speaker.repository.js
                            -- lookup.repository.js
                            -- abstract.repository.js

                            For files like jQuery that have 4 or 5 dependent files this is…

                            361 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sql Server Compact 5

                              Please work on the next version of sql server compact and continue supporting in visual studio. sql server compact is the best .net lite and embed database support data types,entity framework and embedding and use in the many of projects. please add support ssdt for database designer,in memory database, new nosql datatype, procedural sql command, column store index, triggers, REST request, odata, client sides api and others.

                              360 votes
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                                15 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add .Net Framework v. 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010

                                Since Visual Studio 2010 was originally built to support newer versions/future version of the .Net Framework, .Net 4.5 support should be added to Visual Studio 2010 since Visual Studio 2012 has significantly reduced the usability and productivity of the IDE by discoloring the UI as well as removing critical features such as "Creating Unit Test". Adding .Net 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010 would allow developers who do not wish to upgrade to Visual Studio 2012 the ability to continue using their favorite IDE with the latest .Net technology.

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                                  13 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add support for Windows Store apps written in F# ... show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI dev

                                  add support for Windows Store apps written in F# (FSharp) ... to show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI development.
                                  <a href="https://github.com/dmitry-a-morozov/fsharp-wpf-mvc-series/wiki/Intro"; > link </a>

                                  354 votes
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                                    10 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • XML comments schema customization in C#

                                    Allow to customize the XML tags recommended for use in XML inline comments for documentation.

                                    Just as in VB, a CSharpXMLDoc.xml could be saved in AppData to pass C# editor the customized XML elements.

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                                      17 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Move workitem between team projects

                                      make it easy to split team projects into multiple team projects, moving work items between them.

                                      353 votes
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                                      • Hierachical Navigation Menu

                                        In a real world LOB system, there may be a lot of menu items, which should be organized in a hierachical navigation menu.

                                        350 votes
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                                          21 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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