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  1. Would like to develop managment packs for Application Insight

    Now that App Insights is targeting the developers, we can no longer extend it with custom management packs? As a replacement for an on-premise SCOM system, teams will need to develop new packs that can be leveraged across the ecosystem. And developers are more likely to do that.

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      1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add an option to use pre/post deployment scripts in SQL Server Data Tools' Schema Compare Generate Scripts function.

      After a schema compare is performed, I would like to be able to click the generate script button and have the script to include the pre and post deploy scripts included in the output. (Much like how a full publish works.)

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • vb.net: make generated code-artefacts like class, sub, fields, methods: public, protected or private

        The default-behaviour if you type something new or unknown in your code and you work with:
        - "generate class"
        - "generate property"
        - "generate field",
        - "generate method"
        do some random things.

        Often you get a "Class MyClass..." without specification of "public", "private", or "protected".

        A Class-Field becomes a "Dim myField"... instead of a "Private myField"

        More and more frameworks using reflection to work and it's not really clear whats the default of an empty directive or a dim instead of private
        does.

        It is not really easy to see those things if you search issues in your code...
        So…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Multicore build should be like a checkbox or menue

          Multicore build(as checkbox) should override /GM option.
          Most of the time I'm using /GM option for speeding up the build.But some times I know multicore build will be faster because I changed a header file or some thing. Right now I can't use Multicore build because if i enable this option and disable /GM , next time I want to change options to ?GM I should recompile all codes.
          But if multicore build was in menu I could select it every time I wanted without forcing to rebuild for next time.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Keep the Source Control Explorer and Work Item Query windows open when Visual Studio closes or when connection to the TFS server is lost.

            Visual Studio does a great job remembering which files I have opened, so when I close VS they are re-opened when VS is opened again. However, whenever I close Visual Studio, VS forgets that I had Source Control Explorer and any Work Item Query windows open.

            Additionally, since I work on a VPN, my connection to the server is closed every night. Whenever connection to the VPN is lost, Visual Studio automatically closes the SCE and WIQ windows. This is extremely annoying, and it would be great if Visual Studio was able to remember that these windows are supposed to…

            6 votes
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            • Support cleaner TFS URLs

              If I have a space in my project name I get a URL like http://myserver/tfs/Collection/My%20Project

              I would love it if TFS would replace spaces with a URL friendly character like "-" or just remove the spaces.

              Alternatively, if I could specify the URL part of the project or collection name in addition to the title that would be acceptable too. Hence:
              Name: My Project
              URL Stub: my-project/MyProject/My%20Project/My_Project/etc.

              One last note. This isn't purely cosmetic. In some cases having a character like "%" in the URL can have unexpected results when working with other systems. See http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/TW-18726 for an example.

              3 votes
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              • GPU Developing

                Add full feature of GPU Editor on Visual Studio Editor to make developer build efficient work geometrics shape.
                that can improve games shaders styles with easy steps modifier like ComposserFX and MonkeyShader editor and made existing projects solutions built geometry files to help developer for faster learning of GPU Pixel/Vertex Shaders.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Users to Reset Column Customization in Web Access

                  Currently, users are unable to reset the customization they made to the columns in the backlog views.

                  If the TFS admin makes changes to the columns in the process configuration, users have no way of updating their view unless they never made changes to the columns themselves.

                  For more details:

                  http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/825086/unable-to-reset-user-customization-made-to-backlog-views#tabs

                  2 votes
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                  • Provide an option to disable Search Selection

                    (Observed in Visual Studio 2012). It can be quite confusing when Visual Studio automatically chooses to search in the selection rather than the document. Even if you escape out of the find dialog and the selected text the option remains as 'selection' in Find. It might be best to just provide an option to disable this feature in the 'Find and Replace' section of the options. Thank you.

                    67 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow users to set New Data Breakpoint through command window

                      Currently, it is difficult to set Data Breakpoint since users have to get a memory first. And such memory location will always be changed due to ASLR.
                      It is great that we can have such functionality through Visual Studio command window. In such case, my program can output such a string, and user only need to copy/paste such string into command window then it is enough.
                      Of course, I can set the data breakpoint through access CPU DRx registers, but this can only work for the known threads.
                      Use add-in is a solution, which still need extra work for most…

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Extension Methods should be allowed to be defined in Classes

                        Why are we only allowed to add Extension Methods to modules and not classes?
                        1. Modules are a vb6 hangover and have no real place in vb.net
                        2. The compiler converts Modules to Classes anyway so why the restriction in the IDE? This is a pseudo restriction.
                        3. You cannot have a Partial Module.

                        The *Only* time I am forced to use a Module is for Extension methods. I *Never* ever use Modules (same as I never use the VisualBasic Namespace) in my code anywhere.

                        Example:
                        This is allowed.

                        <System.Runtime.CompilerServices.Extension()>
                        Module mFooExtensions

                        <System.Runtime.CompilerServices.Extension()>
                        Public Sub Append(this As System.Text.StringBuilder, ParamArray strings()…

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix the Heads Up Display

                          I love the new heads up display within class objects, but have one issue with it. When you decorate a class or property with attributes, the heads up display inserts itself between the property/class declaration and the attributes which as you can see in the picture I attached causes an unnatural and hard to read grouping because now the attribute is grouped/closer to the property above it than the property that it actually belongs to… it seems to me like the heads up display information should be above the attributes so that the attributes would stay grouped with the property/class…

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Move Code Lens to the left-side instead of above my references!

                            When it is above my references, it stretches the height of my code. I don't like that at all. I work hard to get my code tight.

                            16 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Task List for JavaScript files

                              Hi, can you add task list support for javascript files like C# or C++?

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable Visual Studio Comments to Link to TFS IDs

                                I just want to be able write the following comment in the code editor

                                //TFS:<ID> My custom comment

                                Then visual studio would format the <ID> as a link to the Visual Studio Online and on hover, show me a preview of the item.

                                So, when I find bad code which I just cannot fix right now, I could add an item to TFS and in code, I could make a linked comment like so:

                                //TFS: 1838 We should really find a better way of doing this
                                public void ConsumeAllCpu(){
                                ConsumeAllCpu();
                                }

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In kanban board view can the work item ID be shown.

                                  In Kanban board view can the work item ID be shown.

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                                  • if (var item = someObject as someClass) {...}

                                    Combine "is" and "as" - extend "if".

                                    instead of
                                    if (someObject is Someclass)
                                    {
                                    var item = someObject as someClass;
                                    ....
                                    }

                                    simplify to
                                    if (var item = someObject as SomeClass)
                                    {
                                    ...
                                    }

                                    the expression would fail if item is null (i.e. someObject is not someClass).

                                    Or use separate keyword for such construct.

                                    Possible implementations : treat definition with assignment as expression, or just extend "if" expression syntax.

                                    4 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Find Capability for Resources/Strings in Visual Basic

                                      In Visual Studio 2012 open a new project and add some Resource Strings. In Project Explorer/MyProject line right click, open resource strings list and try to find a string. you can not.

                                      This was possible before, and still possble with C#.in VS 2012.

                                      Why Visaul Basic users miss this vital utiliy, and lose time to find a string, ordered logically, between thousands of lines

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Copy Test Plan from one project to another

                                          Within our company we have Test Plans created within Projects and need to move the tests created to BAU Project within MTM.
                                          The issue is MTM only allows you to copy Test Plans within the same project, but not to another project.

                                          There is a third party tool (http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/shair/2014/01/12/mtm-copy-tool/) but really should be functionality created with MTM itself (if someone has created a tool there must be alot of people with the same issue).

                                          Is this something Microsoft are looking into or considering to do for MTM 2013?

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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