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  1. Assign an interface color to a workspace, allowing you to see quickly which workspace you are operating in.

    Especially if you have more than one instance of VS running at the same time it would be useful to quickly identify which workspace a particular instance was connected to.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Can we add an Task.Sleep() Method ?

      In current Task design, when we need to pause the current Task for a while, for example, a delay between retrying some actions like a network connection, there are some choices:
      1. await Task.Delay or a one time Timer Task which Task.Delay internally does.
      2. Use Task.Delay().Wait();
      3. Use Thread.Sleep;
      4. Use Task.ContinueWith() to chain the Task.Delay and another Task to resume execution.
      5. Anything else ?

      In Case 1, the task will become an async task and it is not always expected in many cases. For example, when we use Parallel.ForEach, async function is not aware and that parallel.foreach…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Specify the agent location for Cloud Load Test

        I have been asked by several customers to enable specifying the agent location for Cloud Load Test. Filing on their behalf.

        Charles Sterling
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add user preference for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows use of Breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

          Add user preference (remember user past selection on Visual Studio startup) for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows breakpoints to be used as breakpoints and Bookmarks. I Have used Bookmarks but find it easier to use Breakpoints as both breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Give "Build current project" a sensible shortcut key.

            This is one of my most-used custom key bindings. I build the current project all the time; I could use Ctrl+Shift+B, but that rebuilds all projects whether they need it or not. I almost always need only the current project (and its dependencies) to be built, and then only as needed. Building the current project is much faster than any other alternative.

            I'd make Ctrl+B the key for this. Very few use bookmarks enough for that shortcut key to be useful.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix the stack trace display in Application Insights events

              Recording exception events in Application Insights typically includes a stack trace to provide the developer with additional context of the exception.

              Currently, only a tiny snippet of the stack trace is shown. Currently the developer must use the web browser Inspect Element feature to view the entire content.

              Please provide a simple way to see the entire stack trace in the web page.

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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for syntax checking for javascript on web pages.

                It would be nice to have syntax checking within a web form for javascript. Right now, all I get is function not defined. I can eventually find the errors but it would be nice to know what line and a hint on the error.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make System.Net.Http referenced by default in new .NET 4.5 projects

                  Open Visual Studio 2013 and create a new console project or class library. By default, the project will reference System.Data, System.Data.DataSetExtensions, but not System.Net.Http.

                  This makes no sense.

                  How is it more likely that I will be working with DataSets than making HTTP requests? This is 2014, not 2004.

                  Please update the project templates to reflect the needs of programmers today.

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                    7 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow user to tag multiple work items at one time.

                    In the dialog to modify multiple items at one time the 'Tag' field is not available. I want to be able to tag multiple items with the same tag at once.

                    I run a query and find a set of items that are related and want to temporarily track them together with tag. I am now forced to select each item and tag it individually. This is very painful. Please consider it.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add test status as environment variable in PostTest script

                      When running a post test script it would be great to have the info if the tests passed or not through a TF_BUILD_TESTSTATUS environment variable.

                      A workaround is to edit the build template, add a GetBuildDetail activity before RunPostTest activity and then update the RunPostTest activity passing it this value through EnvironmentVariables.

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • to rewrite VS and Windows SDK header files appropriately so they don't produce humongous amount of warnings during compilation with /Wall

                        Whoever is responsible for writing, modifying VS and Windows SDK header files should make appropriate corrections in the code they contain so the header files adhere to good coding practices and therefore compile smoothly. The number of warnings these header files produce during compilation is extremely alarming and it explicitly forces user-code to be clumsy-written. When would we, the users, finally be able to write warning-free code as good coding-practices suggest in about every C++ programming course book on the market? What we have now just doesn't make any sense. Please correct this hideousness and embarrassment ASAP. Thanks.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • group digits in Numbers shown by the debugger

                          it would be helpful if Numbers shown by the debugger (for example in the "Locals" Window or the Window that pops up when hovering over a variable Name) would be displayed with grouped digits.

                          if this is too narrow you could go for general custom formatting of said numbers.

                          This would be useful even just as a global IDE wide setting without overrides scoped to type or function.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use generics for DependencyProperties, Converters, and many other XAML-related objects

                            It annoys me a lot whether I have to cast values and check for null references all the time, and also makes the code less readable.

                            Using DependencyProperty<T> and Converter<T1, T2> would make XAML-friendly class constructions more efficient in performance, and comfortable to use in IntelliSense functions: For example, we should only be able to convert strings to ulongs by a class which implements Converter<string, ulong>.

                            For DependencyProperties, the GetValue() and SetValue() functions should also only accept arguments which the property specifies. Making DependencyProperties generic would also make the registered 'typeof(T)' argument useless.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create Task.Empty to avoid Task.FromResult<object>(null);

                              Task.FromResult<object>(null); allows developers to satisfy a Task return type without performing an async operation. Task.Empty should exist like EventArgs.Empty and String.Empty to accomplish the same thing for Task. eg: Task.FromResult<object>(null);
                              // Jerry

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add win32 resource (rc) editor to express edition of Visual Studio

                                That would be great, because users still can develop atl / mfc applications using express editions (not officially), also there is WTL, which requires these.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • crystal decision error in VS2010

                                  Dear all,

                                  I am running VS2005 project in VS2010. I am getting the following error, i need a solution for the following error soon enough.

                                  Error :

                                  PFA

                                  Please give me a solution.

                                  Thank you in advance.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Put release templates under version control

                                    The release templates should be put under version control, as with the build templates, I want to know what has changed, when and by who. And also know that I can work on the template and undo changes I don't like.

                                    53 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Non-modal UI for Extensions and Updates download and install

                                      When downloading an extension (say VS Web Essentials), Visual Studio IDE is completely blocked. Why should I have to watch through the progress of the extension download progress bar? Please make this non-modal.

                                      44 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make mobile apps of Application Insights to let users check insights easily

                                        Make mobile apps of Application Insights to different mobile platform to let user check insights anytime, anywhere. Suggested mobile platform are Windows Phone and Android.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Editor Style integration with Metadata

                                          Sample idea:

                                          "I want to tell VS that EF scalar and navigation properties in a linq query must be colored orange in my code."

                                          General Idea:

                                          Suppose you have a Data Layer generated by your own T4 templates for Entity Framework, and you add some properties to those Entity classes through partials. Then you make many linq queries.
                                          How many time you peek to the definition of some property in order to know if it is a custom property or an actual EF mapped property?

                                          It could be nice that we can match attributes (e.g. [NavigationProperty]) with some visual style…

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