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  1. Add an option in Create monitors to crawl my website and find the locations

    Add an option in "synthetic monitors" to crawl my website (robots.txt) and find the endpoints to monitor. I should be able to choose which ones are relavent.

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      1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back

      Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back
      or give us another way of getting to it, which doesn't take half a day

      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/08/19/asp-net-web-configuration-tool-missing-in-visual-studio-2013.aspx?PageIndex=2&wa=wsignin1.0#comments

      Does not work, and I don't have all day, after spending hours doing wonderfull stuff with WebApi i'm now stuckm until I jump thru hoops

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        2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open Source the VSTO Libraries

        Currently, the VSTO libraries are not open source. For open source add-ins to Microsoft Office, it's awkward to have to ship or require closed-source libraries. There's no business reason for keeping these closed as these libraries only have use for people who want to improve Office projects. Additionally, there's likely nothing secretive in the VSTO libraries.

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          0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "Quick Find"

          While I appreciate the slimmed down UI footprint of the new Quick Find in VS 2012, there are lot of functional changes that really mess with my normal workflow, and it'd be great to get these fixed and get the behavior closer to the old VS 2010 Ctrl+F behavior.

          - There needs to be an option to populate the find dialog only when there's selected text (ie, what it did in VS 2010). I don't want to have to copy/paste my search terms, but I also don't want to overwrite previous search terms with random single characters from where ever…

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a standard WPF Project type for F#

            I have heard that you can do WPF in F#. I have even seen downloadable project extensions for it. Aside from being buggy, they were not as fully featured as their C# counterpart, particularly for the designer.

            If F# is really a first-class citizen in the .NET world, then it needs to be treated like it. It needs to have a Microsoft standard F# WPF template that works and is fully functional out of the box, just the same as its C# counterpart.

            42 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Auto collapse PBI on the agile task board when it is filtered to a single user and all of the tasks are closed for that user

              When using the Agile Task Board, if the PBI are prioritized, then the top PBI should have all closed tasks. It would be helpful, if the all the tasks are done to collapse the PBI and not show those tasks by default.

              This is especially useful when filtered to a single user and the user is looking for the next piece of work they currently have assigned to them. It already collpases those items if the user has no tasks assigned.

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              • 1 vote
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                • New grammar construct to allow the creation of IDictionary<string, object>

                  I want to have a IDictionary<string, object> from a a construct like this:

                  var data = new {
                  { "x": 1 },
                  { "y": 2 },
                  { "z": new { { "foo": "bar" } },
                  };

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable the ability to disable folder right migration on branching

                    In TFS 2012 and TF Service a new “feature” has been added so that when you create a branch it carries the folder rights of the trunk with it.

                    Say you have a branch called trunk. Trunk is the golden standard and should only be modified by a core team who are architecting the project. You also have a team of college new hires who will be useful to the project but also should not under any circumstances change the trunk. After setting permissions, the new hires will make a branch off of trunk to complete any tasks they have…

                    122 votes
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                    • Canonicalize .sln and .*proj Files.

                      Since Visual Studio doesn't have a canonical format for .sln files and .csproj files, the merge process can be a real pain when dealing with added / removed files or projects.

                      If a canonical ordering for .sln files were devised, merge pain could be almost entirely eliminated. NuGet does this to great effect with the package.config files.

                      It would be great if the rest of VS could follow suit.

                      13 votes
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                      • Allow Visual Studio to recognise HTML attributes for equivalent elements

                        If I create an <asp:HyperLink .../> and include an "onclick" attribute, I get an error message:

                        Validation (ASP.Net): Attribute 'onclick' is not a valid attribute of element 'HyperLink'

                        However "onclick" is perfectly acceptable when HyperLinks are rendered as <a>, so VS should respect this.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • have numbered bookmark

                          Have numbered bookmark, set it by hotkey like Ctrl + Shirt + 1,2,3. and by default, bookmark are numbered and can jump to it (Cross documents) by hot key like Ctrl + 1, 2 3...

                          Similar to http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/18cbab57-9b50-42f8-b171-61994fcfdf20/.

                          But this extension has some bugs.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the My Work section available in Visual Studio 2013 Professional

                            The My Work Section has many useful features for a team to not be availabel in VS 2013 Professional, like Work in Progress, Suspend, Etc..

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create a small icon on the bottom of the screen to see if you have errors

                              when I program the only view I have open (besides my code view) is my solution explorer. For the rest everything is hidden. The problem I have now is when there is an error I don't see it immediately, I always have to open the error list to see if there are errors. And I don't want to leave that view open, it takes too much room of the code view. It would be nice if there were like small icons in the statusbar that show you if there are errors.

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                              • Automatically create a TFS work item when an availability test crosses the alert threshold

                                When you configure an Availability test you can also configure it to create a work item in TFS when the alert threshold is crossed.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Windows 8 Metro IDE version

                                    What my suggestion means in simple terms, is that the Visual Studio team should come up with a Metro style IDE that works like the Google Chrome Browser which has a Windows 8 mode option available. So therefore, if there is an option of running Visual Studio in Windows 8/Metro/RT mode, then you can have a Visual Studio IDE Windows 8 app that will definitely be more convenient and appealing to many Windows 8/Windows Phone developers and it will definitely attract more in the future

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow option for ObservableCollection<T> to notify for changes if T implements INotifyPropertyChanged.

                                      At work we often find ourselves in a situation in which we have an ObservableCollection<T> where T implements INotifyPropertyChanged in some MyClass class. Further, T notifies when some property (e.g. "IsDirty") changes, and we would like to be able to detect those changes to re-evaluate some property in MyClass (e.g. AnyItemIsDirty).

                                      We used to not have to do this with BindingLists, but we don't really want to go back in time to those since we consider ObservableCollection a step up in terms of being WPF-y/pattern-y.

                                      We've tried hand-implementing a wrapped ObservableCollection, but it would be nice if that came out…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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

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                                        • move the "Use the 64 bit version of IIS Express for web sites and projects" to be a project option

                                          we have projects that require 32-bit (native x86) and other projects that requires 64-bit. please make this a per project configuration option.

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