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  1. improve the documentation of system.net.httplistenertimeoutmanager

    1 - for some of the settings, it is not clear what happens if the timeout gets violated.
    2- what is the guidance for changing these settings?
    3 - what happens if these are set too low or too high?

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expose the UrlGroupId / allow code to specify the RequestQueueName in HttpListener

      This will make it simpler to configure performance counter collection

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a property to UITestControl that *actually* returns the Control's Type.

        Add a property to the UITestControl that can actually be used to determine a control's Type. The ControlType property *DOES NOT* return the Control's Type.

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create a custom field that counts the number of times a work item has been in a given state. This will allow us to track bug re-openings.

          Meaning that I would like to be able to count the number of times a work item transitioned back from ('closed' or 'resolved') to 'active'. The current reports allow me to find Bugs that were reactivated but I cannot count how many times each bug was reactivated individually.

          1 vote
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make email templates customizable for Release Management 2013

            Would be nice if the emails for approving and validating the releases from RM server are customizable.
            To be able to put own texts in or company logos.

            27 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Team Room work item notification customization

              Team Rooms should allow for customization of which work items created or state changed will trigger notifications. Not all teams will want notifications when a new test case was created for example. Other times notifications may only be wanted when the assignment of a work item or the state of a work changes.

              5 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve Generics Constraints

                  It would be great to get these generic constraints int c#
                  The 'has' :constrant requres that type being checked has at last the public members with same signatures, inherited or declared, as in the list of member declarations between the {} braces.

                  public static Math<TNumber> where TNumber has {
                  public static TNumber operator+(TNumber a, TNumber b);
                  public static TNumber operator-(TNumber a, TNumber b);
                  public static TNumber operator*(TNumber a, TNuber b);
                  public static TNumber operator*(TNumber a, TNumber b);
                  }

                  or
                  public class TypedWriter<T> where T: has { void WriteTo(Stream stream) } {
                  }

                  And we can simplify this with the 'like'…

                  2 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Time statistics from timedEvent does not appear on Application Insights dashboard

                    We use the Application Insight SDK to take some metrics from our code.
                    So we have the abbility to use Timed Events to get some metrics on our code. When we look the statistics on the dashboard we dont see the statistics about the time metric.

                    For example when we write a code like this

                    public IEnumerable<CSMenu> GetSiteMenus() {
                    var timedEvent = ServerAnalytics.CurrentRequest
                    .StartTimedEvent("WebApi/GetSiteMenus");

                    IEnumerable<CSMenu> menu = CSMenu.Simplify(db.MultiLingual.OfType<Menu>().Where(m => m.ParentId == null && m.Active).OrderBy(m => m.Ordinal));

                    timedEvent.End();

                    return menu;
                    }

                    We are expecting to see in detail information about the time that this method spend to return data.

                    This information…

                    15 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable building and running of a single source code file

                      I compete on algorithmic competitions website called TopCoder. I have a plugin that creates .cs file when I open a problem on TopCoder. It's a daunting task to load this .cs file in VS and start solving the problem. The real issue is that solving a problem is timed, so if I loose 2min creating a project and adding a single file to the project, I loose points.

                      Not to mention that there are three problems (each with own Main function) and it's impossible in VS to test all three problems within a single project.

                      Also, it would be great…

                      8 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow to select a project from same solution as debug project for a library project

                        I want to be able to right-click a library project and select to Debug it in solutions that contain multiple libraries and runnable projects.

                        To achieve this I need to have a Debug page in the Properties of the library in Visual Studio, where I'd be able to select another project from the solution that is runnable itself (the library isn't runnable)

                        Possibly one would chose only among the ones that reference the library, but maybe all runnable projects should be offered to select since they may be loading the library dynamically and use it via MEF etc. withouth referencing…

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable Edit and Continue for Win RT

                          Enable Edit and Continue for Windows Store/Win RT apps. Would also be great for Windows Phone apps, and since they should be moving to Win RT runtime eventually this feature should work for both ?

                          2 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The idea: "Visual Basic".

                              Summary: Bring back an Independent VB IDE, capable to create all kind of applications and solutions. Mobile, WinRT, WinForms, Web, Installers, images and other media files, help files, reports and charts. Capable to do it by using WebForms, Web MVC/Razor, Silverlight (not just Lightswitch but Silverlight really), and WPF of course. And if Microsoft can do it, OS multiplatform. This time, the IDE must be purely for the VB language.

                              BASIC as a programming language is not "just for kids", as is often read in forums and sometimes hear from other programmers. This is a high-level language, easy understanding and…

                              4 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Easy way to link stories to features

                                This is about Visual Studio Online but I don't see where I could specify that.
                                I'd like to be able to link stories (backlog items) to features using drag and drop like I can assign stories (backlog items) to iterations.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Display feature details in Backlog and Board view

                                  I'd like to see backlog items assigned to feature like I can see tasks assigned to backlog items in backlog items views.
                                  Remaining work should be populated from assigned stories.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow rational units

                                    In physics and electronics, units with rational exponents are very common in the CGS system. Using it is more natural and makes many formulas easier and the computations more efficient.

                                    Further, rational exponents are also unavoidable by changing the unit system. They are less common in the SI system, but ie. quantities with units like Watts^1/2 are common in electrical engineering.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Organize project XML files to reduce 3-way merge conflicts

                                      If the project XML file contents were simply ordered, for instance alphabetically like a default file system view, it would drastically reduce the number of merge conflicts that edits cause.

                                      Currently we see items added at the same spot in the file (so there is SOME order happening) with no relation other than time, causing a merge conflict that's completely avoidable. If an order was applied, it would make most 3-way merges automatic and/or a lot less work.

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                                        9 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Implement expression debugging (language agnostic, at least including C)

                                        I would like to be able to step through the evaluation of an expression. I see this as using (a) a setting in Project.(language).Debugging-Options to generate the necessary support and (b) a command Debug.ExpressionDebuggingOn/Off.

                                        I sometimes find myself separating expressions into multiple statements in order to debug them; this would obviate that.

                                        2 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add the possibility to choose other responsive-frameworks in "One-ASP.NET" templates

                                          It would be great, if we can choose other frameworks then bootstrap in the project creation dialog of an asp.net web application. (zurb foundation etc.) . The scaffolder should then use these framework to create the views.

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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