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  1. more than 200 work items sending mail

    It would be better for sending more than 200 work items for sending a query results through mail icon

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    • Visually indicate which .testsettings file is marked "Active Load and Web Test Settings"

      if there a Web Test / Load project contains more than one Test Settings file Please give some visual indication to a indicate which Test Settings file has been marked Active,
      Perhaps change the icon or make the file name bold. (similar to the way we show which project is the start-up project.

      Why?
      In a VS Solution I can create multiple Test Settings files. I can nominate which one I want to use by selecting the menu item "Active Load and Web Test settings".

      But I can't see which one is marked as Active without Right clicking on each…

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Let lambdas with a statement body be converted to an expression tree

        The C# compiler supports translating a lambda expression to an expression tree (System.Linq.Expressions).

        Today lambdas with no statement body (only a single statement) are supported just fine.

        Expression<Action> x = () => Console.WriteLine("Hello World");

        But lambdas with a statement body (braces), which is needed to have multiple statements, doesn't compile.

        Expression<Action> y = () => { Console.WriteLine("Hello"); Console.WriteLine("World"); };

        I believe there is a lot of awesome stuff not being possible due to this lack of support.

        It seems very unproblematic to implement, but if there are any hidden issues with this feature, it would be nice to know so…

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          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Can you do an article on VPN Networks?

            I think projects are managed best with a VPN network so you be efficient. I aM EXCITED about learning about the new Visual Basic 13 if you could also do and abstract on clouds it would be great!!!!!!!!

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Do not treat IntelliSense output as errors in Error List

              Quite often IntelliSense would parse C++ code incorrectly and report an error in "Error List" dialog. This is really annoying, especially if project otherwise was built corretly without any issues.

              I would like to suggest you either:
              - add a new IntelliSense error category (additionally to "Errors", "Warnings" and "Messages"
              - extend filter button to hide IntelliSense errors

              In both cases, IntelliSense reporting a false positive is a clear bug and should be fixed.

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual studio team could create one extension to T4 templates

                Visual studio team could create one extension to T4 templates

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Use mstest to execute load tests in the cloud

                  I would like to be able to schedule my load tests. Currently i only can use mstest to execute load test which use local machines as agents.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • rename application insights for better seo

                    Application Insights is really hard to find info on via common search engines. It could be a good idea to rename it to something that is not already quite overloaded with other products with very similar names.

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                      1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add an option (or attribute) to exclude types from code map

                      Using Code map to explore the type hierarchy in your solution is great. However "show derived types" is adding too many classes if your code implements a lot of mocks in unit tests.

                      It would be great to exclude test assemblies (by selecting them somehow) or adding an attribute to the types.

                      As a work around I know mark them with the compilergenerated attributed (ugly I know ...).

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          4 comments  ·  InstallShield LE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Task list should remember comment tasks when closing and re-opening Visual Studio

                          I do this:

                          1. I type a todo comment such as "// todo: fix all the problems in this function."

                          2. I go to the Task List and see the todo item listed.

                          3. I save-all and close Visual Studio.

                          4. I re-open Visual Studio and re-open the same project.

                          5. The Task List is empty. However, the todo comment is still in the code.

                          If I do anything to the todo comment, then it re-appears in the Task List. But what about all the other todo comments I have throughout the code?

                          This Task List seems like a pretty…

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Codelens support for Javascript, Typescript and CSS

                            Codelens currently doesn't support these languages, but with HTML5 support in Windows 8 and Phone 8 and of course the Web, it's a large part of the editing done inside Visual Studio. Many of the existing lenses would work just fine with CodeLens.

                            Support for Chutzpah Javascript test runner would be an added bonus.

                            22 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Image in comments

                              Should pe possible to put images inside code, like you put comments. Most of the times, an image with a schema speaks more than 1000 words :)

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                              • Possibility to add some sort of checkpoints(with attributes ?) to get stats over must common code usage and occurence

                                The purpose is to identify if redundant code is called per request.
                                It could be usefull to define common code path and prepare optimisation through targeted cache policies or refactoring

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                                  1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Silverlight 6

                                  Please do work on Silverlight next version. I feel Silverlight is great tool which has best in cross development web experience. Although you guys are spending time on HTML5 and other stuffs, but I feel it takes years to bring HTML 5 is not flexible enough like Silverlight.

                                  One more thing, as a Silverlight developer it was only my chance to replace flash from my projects, but as you guys stopped working on it; I feel that I wasted my time in learning Silverlight.

                                  Do start working on Silverlight, Only this will get you back in increasing footprints in website…

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                                    594 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Transform a specified set of T4 templates (not necessarily all)

                                    My current project makes heavy use of T4 templates. It also uses Entity Framework, which has its own set of templates. When I press the "Transform all templates" button, all my own templates are transformed, including those for EF. Since EF and large template transformations can take several seconds, it would be nice if there was a way to define a set of templates to transform and when I invoke that command, ONLY those that were defined are transformed. Ideally, I would be able to define more than 1 set of transforms to group together and I could invoke whatever…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show/Hide information toggle (For logging)

                                      I'd suggest a nice addition would be to be able to hide/show any line of within code which starts with a particular prefix at the click of a button. When done, the line itself is removed but the previous line is underlined in thick light green or something to alert you that it is there but hidden.

                                      It's not so much a problem, more of a 'clutter' issue; I do find that adding comments, along with logging information can clutter the interface but sometimes they're both required as they target a different audience. It would be extremely helpful to be…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Rename 'home' to 'project home'

                                        The 'home' link on the header has been a source of confusion for at least 3 of our developers who have wanted to back to the VSO top level and choose a different project. Simply renaming this 'project home' would aid initial user experience/education.

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                                        • Remove the predictive text for PBI tags which are no longer used in the backlog, or provide a tag management area.

                                          When creating a PBI you can tag it for tracking and sorting. If the tagging standard changes and a user removes the tags which have fallen into disuse from all of the PBIs in the backlog, the dropdown tag suggestion box will still display that defunct tag.

                                          Tags which aren't used anywhere in the backlog shouldn't appear in this suggestion/selection list, or there should be a tag management area where tags can be manually CRUD'd.

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