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  1. Support XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown, not only using the contextmenu

    I would love to have my XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown when I edit XAML. Just type the first few characters of the name and hit the TAB key. This would make using these code snippets much easier. This would be the same as the C#, XML or JS code snippets.

    Currently you have to insert them using the XAML editor context menu. This is not a great UX.

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      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • IntPtr literal

      I propose that a future version of the C# and VB.NET support a literal syntax for System.IntPtr and System.UIntPtr. For example:

      var example = 2n;
      var example2 = 2un;

      I am not strongly tied the `n` suffix.

      The primary driver for this is platform invoke. Many Win32 APIs take handles to magic values. This also brings parity with F#, which already supports this feature.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Generate ThemeDictionaries inside Blend

        Add a Theme generator feature to Blend.

        I now generate ThemeDictionaries using Hammer.Pants, https://github.com/Sonnemaf/HAMMER

        I would love to have similar functionality in Blend.

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          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • enable lntellitest support of shared projects

          VS2015 IntelliTest doesn't support creating unit tests for the classes in shared projects.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Filter out AlwaysOn requests

            As we all know WebApps (formerly WebSites) offer the AlwaysOn feature to keep the WebApp alive at all times. As it turns out this is done by regular HTTP requests to the WebApp URL. The UserAgent string is "AlwaysOn".

            These request are counted as regular users and sessions in the AppInsights usage profiles.

            It would be nice if AppInsights would provide the ability to filter out these requests or just irgnore them so that these requests don't pollute the real user and session count.

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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Math could use Trigonomerty calculation functions!

              The atteched file could easily be part of MATH and also there are alot of other trig. functions that could be part of that.

              Would be really handy for the devalopement of software calculated apps like resize, location calcutations ...

              Also Resize options for SIZE and RECTAGLE would be a big plus with possitioning options: top left; center right...

              Those would really speed developing up so developers don't have to write function that could easily be part of Math or even more in snippets; but personally I prefer Math for they are mathematical calculations.

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              • mstest output format suggestions

                Hi
                The default mstest output is :
                Results Top Level Tests
                ------- ---------------
                Passed Citect.Platform.Browse.UnitTests.TreeCacheBrowseSessionTests.TreeCacheBrowseSessionTest
                [starttime] = 25/08/2015 6:57:28 AM
                [endtime] = 25/08/2015 6:57:49 AM

                With the /detail:starttime /detail/endtime added. This has a couple of issues :
                1. This is UTC time which is not flagged with the "T" or the +10 for the time offset when most other timestamping is in local time
                2. I would prefer one line per result

                Now I know I can make the trx file do anything, however it would be nice if the default logging was better.

                Request :
                a. allow some C#…

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                • I have one request... please allow the removal of the feedback smiley face. Please

                  Please. This thing is like a VS Clippy, but I can;t turn it off. I can't even registry kill it for longer than two days!

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow test results charts to use area path

                    Currently test results charts can't pivot on area path. If they could pivot on area path then test suites could contain an entire area of the application and the report can display on a pivot chart type of report the coverage each area in the application has in the test suite

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                    • .

                      “Note: There is currently no way to export the “Test Results” as part of this feature. We do have an item on the backlog to get this capability as well.” -Ravi Shanker, Visual Studio Team (Product Team, Microsoft) responded • August 21, 2014
                      Our organization needs to export the Test Run Results with Screenshots, created in Test Manager, from Team Foundation Server or Test Manager.
                      When will this function be available?

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                      • Improve the "The parameter is incorrect" feature

                        This is one of my more commonly used features, but it doesn't provide enough information for me to do anything next. I don't know what about the build is failing or what even what parameter is incorrect.

                        A quick search on StackOverflow shows many, many questions about this error, each question with completely heterogeneous answers. These questions go back many, many years and many versions of Visual Studio-- it appears we will be living with this message for a long time.

                        Can this message be improved to show enough diagnostics so that we can address the issue ourselves?

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back the blue checkmark for completed test suites in MTM

                          In the older versions of MTM, you could mark a test suite as complete and a blue check mark would display indicating that the test suite was completed. This was really helpful when organizing your work and being able to know what test cases where still outstanding. It was a convenience and efficiency.

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                          • In progress Work Tasks

                            Suppose I am working in two different projects which are available in seperate solutions. If I add Tasks in progress in one solutions, and I want to add other tasks in other solutions. Currently It's not possible. If I try to check in second solutions changes, it automatically attach the task which I have added in another solutions, which is not correct.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support Word Bookmark in Hyperlink

                              Our customer specification documents are written in Word, they are store in SharePoint.
                              The documents contain bookmarks.

                              From Excel, you can create Hyperlink of the form:
                              http:\\server\path\mydocument.docx#mybookmark1
                              And when clicking on the link it will open the document and jump to the location of the bookmark.

                              When adding the same hyperlink to a TFS work item, double clicking on the link, will open the document but will not jump to the bookmark.

                              It will be a good feature to add to TFS as it would help to navigate in large specification document to get the information associated to a Work…

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                              • It would be nice if you can use Desired State Configuration script (DSC) directly in RM to provision your environment

                                In Release Management you can define your environments. It would be nice if you can add dsc scripts in the RM environment to provision all servers in the release pipeline. These scripts will be executed every time a release is triggered. This separates the provision scripts and the deployment scripts

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                                • add a context menu option to bring up MSDN articles related to .NET librarires

                                  It would be nice if you could right click on a method or class in the .NET libraries in order to open the relevant MSDN article about that item.

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                                  • Include a decision matrix to extend the automated approval

                                    It would be nice if the automated approval can be extended with a decision matrix. In this case you can speed up the continuous delivery workflow by adding automated tests/inspections (and by removing human inspection) For example: the (automated) Acceptance Step is approved if code coverage > 90% and task XYZ is in status Done and all Testcases with tag Regression are succeeded.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add information that includes how to test on all platforms.

                                      if you added information on how to run this sample on each device that is supposed to be supported and links to information on the things needed to set them up, it would be an actual usuable example. Instead of this half assed one.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support more than 100 Git repositories

                                        Visual Studio has currently a limitation of 100 Git repositories which it can show per team project. Since it is quite common nowadays to have only a single team project this limitation can be reached quite fast.

                                        The workaround with manually cloning the repository is also not really satisfying since repositories cloned this way lack of several TFS integration features (eg. linking commits with work items).

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                                        • Embeded inline image writing to WorkItem description throught API [C# Code]

                                          I am trying to create update WorkItem through TFS API [C# Code]. My description content is coming from some other system and having inline image embedded [Image as base 64 encoded].

                                          I have noticed that when the image size is smaller near to 30 kb, it is getting updated in the TFS description field and it is showing fine. But when image size is more then 100 kb, it is not showing any content to the WorkItem description. It just writing <img> tag without src attribute.

                                          I have also noticed that it is allowing to set the long base 64…

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