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  1. Add support for calculated metrics to App Insights

    I would like the ability to combine two metrics in a third, calculated metric. For example, I might want to create a "Custom Error Percentage" metric that divides custom errors per second by requests per second. I could then alert off an error metric that has been normalized for scale instead of one that's specifically tied to RPS.

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      2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • to post user videos or demo links of the early features /setup/bugs recap regularily in ur blog

      A video /image or visual representation depicts 1000 words per sec.Hence as a new visitor to mvp's blog a introduction videos about you and your team followed by early prerelease goals and objectives towards volunteers and steering them towards existing communities as well as posting features/recap which are non confidential and non company properitery will be worthy of msdn developers/partners/enterprenurs who want to use the new capabilities for faster and efficient turnover.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hardware Accelerated Graphics for C# and Visual Basic.Net

        There is currently a gap for hardware accelerated graphics support in both C# and Visual Basic.Net. With no more support for XNA(full support was never even given in Visual Basic.Net) and the latest version of DirectX not supported in C# and Visual Basic.Net we are left with outdated or unmanaged solutions that provide hardware accelerated graphics operations.

        How are developers expected to create advanced games in C# or Visual Basic.Net without proper support? This is unacceptable and should be addressed immediately.

        I propose that, since Microsoft has taken a stance to no longer support XNA, to allow programmers to develop…

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          0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • event view to contain what pages the user has visited

          When debugging an exception, the exception details show the page the exception occurred on, but to debug it further it would be very useful to know about all the pages a user has visited in their session.

          Because sometimes it's a certain order of pages and/or button clicks that cause the exception to occur.

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            1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Setup of Isolated Labs over NAT (Hyper-v Virtualised Gateway)

            SCVMM 2012R2 supports isolated network gateways. However if you have mutiple Virtual Machines, you can only forward the appropraite ports to a single IP. (Ports are 139,445,3389,6910)

            Since the Test Controller must communication with all agents using a single Port 6190, only one machine is supported using NAT.

            Options.
            1) SCVMM to support muti-tenant NAT. Mutiple Public IPs to each Private VM.
            2) Lab Manager Isolated network setup should support the assignment of the Agent port during setup and not require those all to be the same Port.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable empty root namespace in C# project

              Make it possible to remove the value of the property Root Namespace in project properties for C# projects - like in Visual Basic - in order to be able to create a consistent folder hierarchy in which the root folder is the root namespace.

              This can currently just be done by hacking the project file and manually removing the value.

              The solution is thus, probably, about removing the check in the user interface.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Update the Microsoft Visual Studio Learning Pack 2.0,because the function of "Visual Programming Flow Chart" is fairly useful in my job.

                Update the Microsoft Visual Studio Learning Pack 2.0,because the function of "Visual Programming Flow Chart" is fairly useful in our job.

                We really like this Add in. Thanks.

                ajian 2014.2.22

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add an atomic compare-and-remove method to the ConcurrentDictionary class

                  I very sorely miss a method on the ConcurrentDictionary, a kind of CompareAndRemove. In my experience, this is the reason why I usually stop using the ConcurrentDictionary, and switch back to an ordinary one accessed under lock.

                  The method TryRemove will remove something, only after which I may test and see if the removed item is the one I expected there. I can then put it back, but this created a period of time in which the item was missing. Other threads then must be able to handle this situation, needlessly complicating my code or completely eliminating the usability of…

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ASHX files, two improvements

                    ASP.NET on the VS2013, the compiler has a flaw, when combined into a general handler of IIS, the compiler, not an error, but the lack of # region code folding feature. Want to enhance inspection of *. Ashx file.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Method Chaining with inheritance

                      Method Chaining is where a function returns the current object. In this way you can chain several method calls in a row. The simplest example is several .Add() calls in a row.

                      MyObject.Add("Alfred").Add("E.").Add("Neuman")

                      This can be implemented today by changing the Add method into a function and returning the "Me" object. Unfortunately, inherited objects that call the Add method will only return parent type, not the inherited type. Therefore any methods I may want chained in the inherited class will have to be re-declared as Shadows to return the inherited type.

                      Public Function Add(val As String) As MyChildObject
                      Add =…

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let me reduce the scope of Analyze Solution for Code clones

                        On a large project the “Analyze Solution for code clones” can do a lot of work to tell me about code beyond my current area of focus.

                        Where a legacy project has large areas of technical debt, the analysis becomes time consuming & the results are overwhelming.

                        It would be nice to have a way to limit it to “only these project(s)” or “just files in these folders” or even “just these files”.

                        I’d also like a “Repeat last scan” checkbox. So I can quickly refresh the results of the scan.

                        Use case:
                        We could just scan the “Java script”…

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Use a build controller over more than one Team Project Collections

                          Make it possible to have one (or more) build controllers that can be used by one or more team project collections. This makes it possible to have one build mainframe, and a lot of team project collections (e.g. per customer a collection).

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                          • Support the javascript style dictionary initialization syntax in C# too

                            I find myself switching between javascript (or typescript) and C# a lot, and when I come to C# I find it annoying that I can't use the same dictionary initializer syntax as I was using a minute ago in javascript.

                            i.e. var properties new Dictionary<string, string>{
                            "property42": "yes",
                            }

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • query constant for my team

                              We have a new field, Team, taking the place of the Area as the bound (required) field for a workitem. I can't have a single My Query to use for workitems on the team I happen to be leading when I lead more than one team. I have to hard code the team name. But TFS knows which Teams are possible for my TFS Team (the bound field).

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                              • Automatically report when an exception could be thrown using Intellisense.

                                I cannot believe that I am writing about something so simple and mundane that a shareware version of your Flagship IDE would have it.

                                Tell users when an exception might be when they are invoking a method. I don't care if you do this with intellisense or what and don't tell me that I need a $300 plugin, Jesus, Holy Crap, WOW.

                                By the way, the XML documentation doesn't work and I should not be required to decorate a method by stating the obvious anyway, as if people love to type or something. It would not work on an interface…

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                                • LightSwitch HTML Calculation in Entity

                                  Hello,
                                  There is currently the possibility to write JavaScript UserCode for 'myapp.<Entity>.created' event.
                                  I would like to have an event which is fired each time the entity is displayed somewhere. So that I can put calculations (like creating a sum) in just one file and not into each screen where the entity is displayed.

                                  I would like to remove Buisness logic from the screen JavaScript. The screen JavaScript should, in my opinion, only care about the visualization of the data and not who and when to create sums of which fields.

                                  The event can be called 'myapp.<Entity>.displayed' and it needs…

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Prevent the auto formatter from putting the base class call onto a new line.

                                    Prevent the auto formatter from putting the base class call onto a new line.

                                    Today (looks terrible):

                                    public MyClass()
                                    : base()

                                    Should look:

                                    public MyClass() : base()

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                                    • Programmatic device orientation for Coded UI for windows phone

                                      When writing Coded UI tests, it's sometimes useful to force the phone into Landscape or Portrait - as different UI elements can be visible in the different orientations.

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                                      • Rename an Application in Application Insights

                                        To have the ability to rename applications in Application Insights. The only way to do this currently is to stop monitoring, and start a new application. This is a tedious process if you have a naming convention change with many sites.

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                                        • AngularJS Like Web Framework is Required on Microsoft Technology Stack

                                          Angular JS is a very powerful framework for web & mobile frontend development on HTML5 technology stack. Although it is open-source, it is actually supported and being developed by Google. Microsoft should have such kind of technology and it should not be late on this area like it was on mobile...

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