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  1. Fix the stack trace display in Application Insights events

    Recording exception events in Application Insights typically includes a stack trace to provide the developer with additional context of the exception.

    Currently, only a tiny snippet of the stack trace is shown. Currently the developer must use the web browser Inspect Element feature to view the entire content.

    Please provide a simple way to see the entire stack trace in the web page.

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      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for syntax checking for javascript on web pages.

      It would be nice to have syntax checking within a web form for javascript. Right now, all I get is function not defined. I can eventually find the errors but it would be nice to know what line and a hint on the error.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make System.Net.Http referenced by default in new .NET 4.5 projects

        Open Visual Studio 2013 and create a new console project or class library. By default, the project will reference System.Data, System.Data.DataSetExtensions, but not System.Net.Http.

        This makes no sense.

        How is it more likely that I will be working with DataSets than making HTTP requests? This is 2014, not 2004.

        Please update the project templates to reflect the needs of programmers today.

        55 votes
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          7 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • allow user to tag multiple work items at one time.

          In the dialog to modify multiple items at one time the 'Tag' field is not available. I want to be able to tag multiple items with the same tag at once.

          I run a query and find a set of items that are related and want to temporarily track them together with tag. I am now forced to select each item and tag it individually. This is very painful. Please consider it.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • to rewrite VS and Windows SDK header files appropriately so they don't produce humongous amount of warnings during compilation with /Wall

            Whoever is responsible for writing, modifying VS and Windows SDK header files should make appropriate corrections in the code they contain so the header files adhere to good coding practices and therefore compile smoothly. The number of warnings these header files produce during compilation is extremely alarming and it explicitly forces user-code to be clumsy-written. When would we, the users, finally be able to write warning-free code as good coding-practices suggest in about every C++ programming course book on the market? What we have now just doesn't make any sense. Please correct this hideousness and embarrassment ASAP. Thanks.

            18 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • group digits in Numbers shown by the debugger

              it would be helpful if Numbers shown by the debugger (for example in the "Locals" Window or the Window that pops up when hovering over a variable Name) would be displayed with grouped digits.

              if this is too narrow you could go for general custom formatting of said numbers.

              This would be useful even just as a global IDE wide setting without overrides scoped to type or function.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Expose Project [/Team] Iterations through VSO REST API

                We currently have a custom sprint dashboard that we use to run our projects. A big piece of that is being able to pull iteration schedules from VSO, which we currently do through the standard .NET API. This is primary issue preventing us from transitioning the dashboard to using the REST API to simplify deployment.

                3 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Use generics for DependencyProperties, Converters, and many other XAML-related objects

                  It annoys me a lot whether I have to cast values and check for null references all the time, and also makes the code less readable.

                  Using DependencyProperty<T> and Converter<T1, T2> would make XAML-friendly class constructions more efficient in performance, and comfortable to use in IntelliSense functions: For example, we should only be able to convert strings to ulongs by a class which implements Converter<string, ulong>.

                  For DependencyProperties, the GetValue() and SetValue() functions should also only accept arguments which the property specifies. Making DependencyProperties generic would also make the registered 'typeof(T)' argument useless.

                  9 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create Task.Empty to avoid Task.FromResult<object>(null);

                    Task.FromResult<object>(null); allows developers to satisfy a Task return type without performing an async operation. Task.Empty should exist like EventArgs.Empty and String.Empty to accomplish the same thing for Task. eg: Task.FromResult<object>(null);
                    // Jerry

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add win32 resource (rc) editor to express edition of Visual Studio

                      That would be great, because users still can develop atl / mfc applications using express editions (not officially), also there is WTL, which requires these.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • crystal decision error in VS2010

                        Dear all,

                        I am running VS2005 project in VS2010. I am getting the following error, i need a solution for the following error soon enough.

                        Error :

                        PFA

                        Please give me a solution.

                        Thank you in advance.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Non-modal UI for Extensions and Updates download and install

                          When downloading an extension (say VS Web Essentials), Visual Studio IDE is completely blocked. Why should I have to watch through the progress of the extension download progress bar? Please make this non-modal.

                          44 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make mobile apps of Application Insights to let users check insights easily

                            Make mobile apps of Application Insights to different mobile platform to let user check insights anytime, anywhere. Suggested mobile platform are Windows Phone and Android.

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                              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Editor Style integration with Metadata

                              Sample idea:

                              "I want to tell VS that EF scalar and navigation properties in a linq query must be colored orange in my code."

                              General Idea:

                              Suppose you have a Data Layer generated by your own T4 templates for Entity Framework, and you add some properties to those Entity classes through partials. Then you make many linq queries.
                              How many time you peek to the definition of some property in order to know if it is a custom property or an actual EF mapped property?

                              It could be nice that we can match attributes (e.g. [NavigationProperty]) with some visual style…

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a command line parser to the base class library

                                There are approximately one million hand-rolled command line argument parsing libraries written for .NET. That's because everybody who creates a command line project needs one. Why not include one in the base class library? Heck you could even just grab an existing one off of CodePlex and include that. Then we'll have a standard, and won't have to take a dependency on an outside project every time we create a new small app.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Develop Standard reports to print and save Measure's and calculated column formulas

                                  Develop Standard reports to print and save Measure's and calculated column formulas

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                                  • Make it possible to clone the test plan but keeping the original test case area path

                                    When we are working with teams each team has its own area path. Also if we use the area path to organize the test cases by the software functionality we need to keep the original area path when cloning the test plan. Now we need to specify an default area path when we are cloning the test plan, and all cloned test cases are updated with this area path, overriding the ones we assign previously., making the cloning feature useless in this situation.

                                    18 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Compare files should return immediately

                                      Compare files spins for a short time, it should be instant for most trivial file sizes. At very least, it should instantly show the first page of changed lines with non-calculated lines taking a little less time.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • So many years,So many Versions of VS,But Why Visual Studio supports C + + still sucks

                                        Why so many years, Visual Studio supports C + + sucks???
                                        what do the vs team(C++ part) so many years?
                                        eat the ****?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide more flexibility to modify TFS Project home page\dashboard.

                                          TFS provides an easy way to create use work item templates to pre-populate fields http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff407162.aspx however there is no place to store these links on the project home page\dashboard. There should be a section on the project page where I can create custom Tiles that point to any URL, either to pre-populated templates to other sites, links to our applications, documentation, etc... We could be able to choose the Tile Colour and text and if we call a web service, even display a return value. In a way, it would provide an easy way to do simple integration to other…

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