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  1. Refactoring: generate variable(s) for argument.

    Wen you have a method that excepts a parameter of type 'FooB', Visual Studio has a nice feauture when you enter 'new ', it already comes up with 'FooB'. So you get something like

    yourMethod(new FooB());

    It would be nice if you can then select this 'new FooB()' and select 'refactor=> generate variable for argument' which generates:

    var fooB = new FooB();
    yourMethod(fooB);

    foob.DoSomthing(new FooA());

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Micro threads (tasklets) for async/await syntax

      Add MicroThreads (mono tasklets) for async/await syntax

      so async methods wil be mutch cheaper and do not create additional memory allocations and exception handling will be very easy to introduce

      http://mono-project.com/Continuations

      When call async methods from sync context faramework pop micro stack from pool and async method use it for execution. On await it just switch from micro stack to real thread stack, and when continuation calls we just switch to suspended micro thread and go on. when async method awaits fo another asunc methd it just call it in microctack and all. All exceptions will be catched properly because…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please add ways to trouble shoot the Application Insights Issue: "I don't see my data"

        There are several scenarios that make it difficult to trouble shoot data not appearing in Application Insights...please add diagnostics/UI to help in these situations

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          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Deeplink the emails to automatically select the requested release in the Release Explorer portal

          When selecting a link on an approval or validation email, the release explorer portal is open, but I cant see on the email which release I am being asked to validate/approve
          Change the link/portal so that when a link is clicked in the email, the build being requested is pre-selected in the portal

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            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The ability to pin a TeamCity build status to the Visual Studio Online dashboard (in the same way as the Azure builds are).

            Visual Studio Online already has the ability to pin Azure builds to the project homepage and this is highly valuable for reporting build successes and makes a huge difference to team moral.

            However not all projects can be built on Azure. Teamcity is a very popular alternative build server and adding the ability to link a teamcity build server to the Build Definitions would be a fantastic step forward.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Add a per project option to automatically invoke ILMerge on assemblies

                Currently, this is a tedious post build step to set up and maintain. Having an option in the project settings to 'ILMerge this assembly into the executable' would make it much easier.

                This is desirable to cut down on the dll **** with multiple projects in a solution.

                It is often desirable to ship certain dlls separately, so this would need to be a per project option. I'm not sure whether the exe would state that it wished to merge dependencies, or that the dependencies state that they wish to be merged. Probably some combination of both.

                It would only…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Python  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Look back carefully at the user interface of Visual Studio 2010 and compare with 2013. 2010 was superior in too many ways.

                      I've been working with Microsoft development tools for over 20 years and with .NET since 2001. This is the first time I'm deeply disappointed by a new version. Moving from 2010 to 2013 is so frustrating that it made me search for this site and try to get the message through. Checking in changes is a complete nightmare. Comparing two versions in the history of a file is also inferior. Generally clarity has been lost, the standard colour schemes are all less readable and it's harder to find things and do what you need to do. I get the feeling…

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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 →
                          • 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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                            • Support git.exe in custom build template in Visual Studio Online

                              I use a custom task that leverages git.exe to commit build artifacts to a deployment channel. However, Team Foundation Service, while accepting git repositories, does not appear to make git.exe available to custom tasks. Can this be changed?

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                              • Visual studio team could create one extension to T4 templates

                                Visual studio team could create one extension to T4 templates

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                                • 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 →
                                  • 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 →
                                    • TypeScript/JavaScript Library Project Template and Support

                                      Currently, the available project templates for JavaScript and TypeScript assume that you are building a full web or Windows Store application. However, I primarily author JavaScript libraries for both the web and Node JS that others can incorporate into their projects.

                                      Support for this form of project would be a killer feature, especially since Visual Studio is the best IDE to use for TypeScript code completion.

                                      I currently hack around this limitation by defining a regular HTML project to take advantage of the Visual Studio editor, and using other tools to build/test/run the program.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • InternalsVisibleTo should not require PublicKey to be specified if both assemblies have same public key

                                        InternalsVisibleTo is often used to make internals visible to a unit testing assembly. If an assembly is signed, the full public key must be specified, which is a bit of a pain.
                                        It would be nice if it were possible to specify only the target assembly name, in which case it must be signed with the same key as that used by the source assembly.

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                                          0 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 →
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