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  1. Cause the compiler to emit CS4014 (Because this call is not awaited...) regardless of whether the method is within an async call or not

    During the conversion of a large code set to async, it's very difficult to detect missed Task handling. If a Task is returned in a method that's not async, the developer isn't given any indication that something that used to be synchronous just went async unintentionally. The symptom is often a surprising and extremely confusing bug.

    Methods that return Task (vs Task<>) are particularly vulnerable because they won't have return value to trigger type conversion errors.

    Normally, it makes sense in C# to throw away unwanted return values, however I would argue, in the case of Task, since it's actually…

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    • Allow custom ItemGroup names in Build Action property for files.

      If you add custom elements to an ItemGroup in a project file, the element name is possible to select as build action. However, when entering any text in the build action via the property editor, you get "Invalid property value". Would be nice if you could just add itemgroup names there instead of editing the file manually.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SHIFT+CTRL+U should cycle between UPPER CASE, lower case and Camel Case

        SHIFT+CTRL+U should cycle between UPPER CASE, lower case and Camel Case in the editor

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        • Enable Application Insights to support monitoring of Azure resource consumption.

          In developing my own SaaS service on top of Azure, I would like to be able to tie service activity to resource consumption in azure on a per user basis - that is, see just how much Storage or Bandwidth or CPU for example is associated with handling a specific user request.

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          • Embed Terminal within VS like WebStorm

            One of the more invaluable tools I enjoy in JetBrains WebStorm is the embedded terminal within the IDE.

            This feature would default to the current working directory. With so much being done in package managers (Bower, NPM, JSPM) many are rather comfortable with command line interfaces. They are quicker less intrusive and simply feel right for these sorts of tasks.

            I don't believe this to be a difficult feature to add, but the return would be tenfold.

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            • In the XAML designer, provide a way to temporarily turn off adorners, rails, etc.

              I do most of my XAML editing in the text editor with the XAML designer split screen view visible to see the results. Often the adorners, rails, resize handles and whatnot make it hard to clearly see the result. I end up moving the insertion point in the text editor somewhere else so that I can see the result clearly. As a page gets more complex, this becomes unwieldy.

              It would be nice if there was a command to toggle the adorners, etc. on/off that I could bind to a key.

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              • Visual Studio 2015 PRO without MSDN

                Currently I have Visual Studio 2013 PRO without MSDN. I have had MSDN in the past but it is not part of my budget to get it again. I don't see from your list of VS products where you are going to continue having this version, I am asking that you continue to have Visual Studio PRO without MSDN. It is my impression I can't use the community version for business product so it is useless to me unless I am misunderstanding "non-enterprise applications". It seems you are forcing small companies into MSDN.

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                • Formating gets lost in email

                  Hello,
                  I need to review my backlog with the Client and I want to send all User story's details by email. But in the email generated from the VSO all formatting gets lost. Is it possible to keep formatting which I have in User Story details?

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                  • In Visual Studio Online, copy the comments with failed tests into the bug report that is generated

                    In Visual Studio Online, when you are executing a test plan and mark a test as failed it pops up with a dialogue to enter some comments.

                    When you hit the Create bug button it generates a bug and adds a heading "Comments" but the comments are not copied across.

                    Often having these comments are very important for a developer to resolve the issue. Not sure if it is something that has just been missed out or planned as the heading is there (Perhaps I am using it wrong)

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                    • Add CodeLens support for SQL objects

                      Add CodeLens support for SQL objects in Database Projects.

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                      • Allow Notes for capacity when adding days off

                        Allow for text entry besides the start / End date of "Days off", in order to categorise what the days off are for

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                        • Visual Studio support Windows RT

                          Now that full edition of office could be installed and run on RT, why can't Visual Studio support RT too?We can play many Xbox games on RT, so there shouldn't be hardware limit. Hope Visual Studio support RT along with Windows 10.

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                          • add an editor api that tells caller if user is in snippet/template editing mode

                            When a user has selected a snippet and it has been inserted into the editor, there is no way to know when snippet editing mode is active or is completed/no longer active.

                            Allow extension developers to find out about this special editor mode either via an API call like IsInTemplateEditingMode or via firing of events like snippet_inserted/snippet_edit_complete.

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                              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Namespace for Sending Email in Windows 8.1

                              As nice a feature as Sharing is, it is not always the most appropriate. Both me, and many other developers I have found in other forums, have scenarios in which they want to send (or, more accurately, prepare) emails and open the default email app. This can be done without a problem for Windows Phone 8.1 using Windows.ApplicationModel.Email, but this is unavailable for Windows Store apps. Sharing not only complicates the process (and limits what we can do), but sometimes email is the only option we want to give the user. Email is a standard form of communication, we should…

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                              • move Collapse all and Show all files apart in Solution Explorer

                                It's frustratingly easy to hit the wrong button for "Collapse All" when you want to "Show All Files".

                                The icons are not visually distinct from each other, and they're located in close proximity to each other.

                                Perhaps move them apart or replace one the icons?

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow TFS's ALM to set fractional days off.

                                  Members of our Scrum team often will take off a few hours of vacation but not the entire day. The "Days Off" column for Capacity in the ALM of our Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Version 12.0.30723.0 allows one to select only whole days.

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                                  • Add a SplitButton control to WPF

                                    All free SplitButton controls I checked so far seem to lack in one way or another. Please add a SplitButton control that looks and acts like a standard control. It should both allow to act like a button (clicking on main body and dropdown arrow open a dropdown) and like an actual split button, where clicking on the main body executes a command and clicking on the arrow opens a dropdown button.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add the ability to configure Service Windows in Application Insights

                                      Please add the ability to configure service windows in AppInsights Alerting. We provide some services to customers in timeframes that are not 24/7, for example 10x7 or 8x5 (Business Hours). I would like to supress alerts that occur outside these services windows and provide uptime reports for our services within those service windows.

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                                      • Ability to hide collections or team project for some particular users

                                        If possible, I would like to hide whole collection or a team project in the collection that they not be visible for some users.
                                        It is doable or not.. and how can I achieve this ?

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                                        • Stylus support

                                          It would be nice to have stylus css pre-processor syntax highlighting and all those other nifty things.

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