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  1. Distinguish Applications by a user defined Environment

    Right now, Application Insights seems to only distinguish between the Debug and Release version of an application. At my company. we have several "downstream" environments DEV/MAIN/QA/POST that an application might run in before it is deployed to production. In the QA and POST environment, the application will run the Release version of the code.

    So, I would like to see a way where I can record the Environment an application is running in. Preferably it would be something in the web.config so the correct value can be set at deployment time.

    The dashboard would let me either look at results…

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      5 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide Effort RollUp In Work Item Hierarchy

      One of the feature which is used frequently is maintaining hierarchy of Work Items. But Roll-up of Effort is not available as of now, like we have Rollup of Remaining Hours in Agile View.

      When we break a project in WBS, it would be excellent if we can see Effort Roll-up also from leaf node to Top node of hierarchy.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • create an equivalent to "Help.UnityAPIReference" that launches in a stand-alone web browser, instead of a browsewindow within Visual Studio.

        The Visual Studio help implementation ("Help.F1Help") launches a web link in the system's default browser. I'd love to see a similar option for Unity API reference, as it can be jarring to workflow to have to juggle these two different behaviours.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

          My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

          It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

          Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable IP Switching for Visual Studio Online Load Tests

            When testing externally, there can be security controls in place that stop a single IP address from executing at a certain rate. In some cases after a specific amount of time the IP address can be put on a temp blacklist. As well, there can be proxies that do not handle that type of load very well.

            There are workarounds, but to get a nice feel for end-to-end testing leaving all of the infrastructure in place without modification would be useful.

            I'm not asking for hundreds of IPs, but maybe 10 - 15 would get people where they need to…

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Host rarely used VS tools in a different application

              Host VS tools in two applications 1) core tools application and 2) extra tools application. The core tools includes compiler, debugger, profiler, editor, project explorer. The extra tools application includes rarely used features like architecture explorer, class diagramming, ...

              The extra tools application can include tools which need to read the compiled DLLs, their PDB files, etc to generate the class diagram/architecture diagram, etc.

              Core tools application would be the ones users spend 90% of their time in and the extra tools application would be for the extra 10%.

              This would simplify the implementation path for widely used features and…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow organizing/grouping git repositories in a team project

                The ability to host multiple git repositories in a single team project was essential to get uptake of git as a source control option for larger teams.

                But with this comes organizing those repositories.

                We need a way to be able group git repositories perhaps through some sort of virtual folder structure (like adding solution folders) to help navigation when a large amount of git repositories exist in a single team project.

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring up IntelliSense in the cref attribute for a <see> tag

                  It's a real pain trying to get the correct syntax for a <see> cref value. IntelliSense would help.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Send a mail message from admin to all TFS user for system maintences activity

                    Send a mail message from admin to all TFS user for system maintences activity

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • Allow peek to view definition from the references linked within CodeLens.

                          It would be nice to open a peek window from the "References" CodeLens to view the full definition of the code referencing said method.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Tool that will allow TFS server to TFS server syncronization of work items and codebase. Either on-demand sync or automatic sync.

                            Tool that will allow TFS server to TFS server syncronization of work items and codebase. Either on-demand sync or automatic sync.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integrate with Deskpro

                              Add integration with Deskpro and visual studio online so you can create work items from deskpro bugs and also resolve them.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow edit and continue on CTRL+F5'd debug build after attaching

                                If I start a debug build of a C# console app with CTRL+F5, then attach to it, edit and continue is not supported. I'm starting the app with CTRL+F5 because this seems to result it running much faster than if it was started with just F5 atleast while the debugger attached.

                                I would like to have ability to run the process with high perf and if something isn't right, then attach and lose some perf to get more debugging. Theoretically it should be possible to build a fully optimized build and then when attaching debugger, substitute the code with debug…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Sql Server Object Explorer filters for database objects.

                                  Sql Server Object Explorer needs to have filters for database objects. When filters are added they should not be like the filter options

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                                  • Enhance the Find feature

                                    Currently the Find feature only works as a text search tool. It does not do a contextual search where the token being searched for is bound to a specific data type, structure or language feature. For example, if I'm searching for "ComputeStats", I'll get results such as the class named ComputeStatsEngine, the method ComputeStatsForDataset, the boolean variable _computeStatsFinished and so on. If I know beforehand that I'm only looking for a method with this name, I should be able to specify that and my results should reflect that. Alternatively or additionally, I should also be able to filter my results…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • enhance some feature in visual studio

                                      hello sir.. i am c# developer i'm using IDE visual studio 2012 i think you should put some a little bit feature just like e.g("",'',{},()) when i write a code some times i create method but at the time of calling method i confused it is method or builtin class when i select this from intellisense it will show like this ("add") so i want to say that whenever i create method and then i select through intelisense it will create parenthesis and semicolon automatically like this (add();) .. and also when i write method or class name e.g add…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add events to be able to know when a new Team is created

                                        We want to be able to customize a few things when a Team is created, if we could hook up to and event here like we can with builds and work items, that would enable us to do a few more things.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Rename old local git commit message

                                          Encapsulate the complexity of this task(*) on a button in the detail area of the commit, or even open the message for editing.

                                          Remembering that whoever performs this task must have a minimum of knowledge about VIM editor.

                                          *:
                                          git rebase -i <commit number>
                                          git commit --amend -m "<message>"
                                          git rebase --continue

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