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  1. Alerts: Should include link to knowledge article (or KB)

    Today's alerts have fixed templates and there is no way to link a KB or knowledge article to the Alert. Having a link to KB will help speed up investigation and diagnostics

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      2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable building and running of a single source code file

      I compete on algorithmic competitions website called TopCoder. I have a plugin that creates .cs file when I open a problem on TopCoder. It's a daunting task to load this .cs file in VS and start solving the problem. The real issue is that solving a problem is timed, so if I loose 2min creating a project and adding a single file to the project, I loose points.

      Not to mention that there are three problems (each with own Main function) and it's impossible in VS to test all three problems within a single project.

      Also, it would be great…

      17 votes
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        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fail with correct cannot find asembly compile message

        Fail with a correct message when a referenced assembly is from a newer .NET framework version. VS produces a 'cannot find assembly or reference' compile error when a solution has project A compiled against .NET 4.0 and project B compiled against .NET 4.5 where the .NET 4.0 project references a .net 4.5 project.

        The compiler should produce a message 'Cannot load referenced assembly ABC.DLL used by project A. Cannot load a .NET DLL with a version newer than the project being built.

        VS should be able to identify this as an invalid reference.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Source open or open source System.Net.Http.dll

          I am probably like others thrilled about the awesome updated http://referencesource.microsoft.com/ site, which gives us great insights about a lot of .NET internals.

          After browsing for a while I noticed that System.Net.Http.dll is also listed but all you can see are the method signatures and the XMLDoc, which is kinda disappointing.

          Therefore I want to suggest if it's possible to source open or even open source the System.Net.Http.dll

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The idea: "Visual Basic".

            Summary: Bring back an Independent VB IDE, capable to create all kind of applications and solutions. Mobile, WinRT, WinForms, Web, Installers, images and other media files, help files, reports and charts. Capable to do it by using WebForms, Web MVC/Razor, Silverlight (not just Lightswitch but Silverlight really), and WPF of course. And if Microsoft can do it, OS multiplatform. This time, the IDE must be purely for the VB language.

            BASIC as a programming language is not "just for kids", as is often read in forums and sometimes hear from other programmers. This is a high-level language, easy understanding and…

            10 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Generate and Infer the type 'y' declaration for C# if (!x.Try(out y)) { error; } pattern

              Automate the editing experience such that the y out-type declaration you'd have to write prior to the Try(out y ..), would be prepared by the IDE at the point which you have decided which possible Try- overload you want to use.

              At this point the IDE could write the "InferredType y = ***;" for you, and you would only need to fill in the blank, without needing to manully navigate back above the Try.. call and create the declaration.

              http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/Why-Roslyns-inline-declaration-expressions-are-no-panacea

              3 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Tasks to "In Progress" mark User Story as active

                It would be great that when we update the status of a task to "In Progress" in the task board it also updates the User Story to active.

                7 votes
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                • allow http connection to remote IIS instead of ftp in VS Express Web

                  Front Page Extensions is the only way to have an http connection to a remote IIS now, and Front Page extensions is not supported by Microsoft. So, there should be an alternative like WebDAV to support editing web sites on a remote IIS server.

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 1 vote
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Expand Generic Constraints for WCF Abstractions

                      Expand Generic Constraints to:

                      Complex where statement like:

                      * Generic type must be a Interface

                      * Generic type must be a Interface with specific attribute(s) (like [Serializable] or [DataContract])

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enabling monitoring of WCF Services at Contract level by Adding just attributes.

                        Our business is mainly on customer facing services (WCF REST APIs)
                        It will be nice to enable the usage monitoring at service contract level by simply adding an Attribute to Operation Contracts.

                        17 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual Studio multi project templates always create a new solution

                            I have created a multi-project template. When I add it to an existing solution, all the projects got added to the existing solution. Need a configuration option in the project group template that allows to always create a new solution. Please note: If I try to add a VSPackage template (under Extensibility), it always create a new solution.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Refernce to All Project in Solution

                              When adding a reference to a project, It would be nice to have a feature "Add Reference to All Projects in Solution", or be able to select multiple projects within a solution to add that reference to.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • manage releases from same build definition

                                When the dev team manages to deliver two or more releases of a single component, the release manager (approver, RM) sees two very similar approval requests. If he approves the newer one (R2) first, and only afterwards the older one (R1), he will have the R1 deployed and R2 will be lost from the target environment.

                                To overcome this, one of the following should be enforced:
                                a) if RM wants to approve the newer release, he should be warned that there is an older one pending for the same target environment from the same TFS build definition; or

                                b) the…

                                10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Limit the number of opened files in the editor

                                  I rarely work with more than 5 files simultaneously. Within few hours of launching visual studio, things start to get messy with tens of files opened . It would be very nice if I can limit the number of opened tabs to 5 and whenever I open a new file, it gets loaded at the least used tab .

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through

                                    Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through.

                                    text editor when not debugging:
                                    line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
                                    line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

                                    text editor while debugger paused at line 4:
                                    line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
                                    line "4.5": i1= 123 s1="bla bla bla...(truncated if too long");
                                    line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

                                    Optionally interleave all things in local and global scope into all lines by pressing some toggle key.

                                    The variable…

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • C# Regex Literals - Seamless Regular Expression integration with .NET Framework and C# Language Grammar

                                      Create a seamless integration of the .NET library code base and language grammar with regular expressions, through new methods signatures and the lexical definition of regex literals.

                                      I want to able to write regex literals like:

                                      /[a-z]/cim // standing for new Regex("a-z", RegexOptions.Compiled | RegexOptions.IgnoreCase | RegexOptions.Multiline)

                                      I want to be able to write the following code:

                                      Instead of: "some string".Split(new char[] { ' ', '*' })

                                      It could be: "some string".Split(/[\s\*]/)

                                      And the same could work for Replace(), IndexOf(), Substring() and so on.

                                      Especially for replacing scenarios, a especial 'g' flag (or 'a') would mean global/all matches, for replacing…

                                      8 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Time statistics from timedEvent does not appear on Application Insights dashboard

                                        We use the Application Insight SDK to take some metrics from our code.
                                        So we have the abbility to use Timed Events to get some metrics on our code. When we look the statistics on the dashboard we dont see the statistics about the time metric.

                                        For example when we write a code like this

                                        public IEnumerable<CSMenu> GetSiteMenus() {
                                        var timedEvent = ServerAnalytics.CurrentRequest
                                        .StartTimedEvent("WebApi/GetSiteMenus");

                                        IEnumerable<CSMenu> menu = CSMenu.Simplify(db.MultiLingual.OfType<Menu>().Where(m => m.ParentId == null && m.Active).OrderBy(m => m.Ordinal));

                                        timedEvent.End();

                                        return menu;
                                        }

                                        We are expecting to see in detail information about the time that this method spend to return data.

                                        This information…

                                        28 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TFS PM with SVN CM Integration

                                          Just like the way GIT is been integrated in TFS 2013, we are looking forward from Microsoft to integrate SVN CM with TFS 2013.

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