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  1. Allow viewing async tasks in ASP.NET applications

    Currently, it doesn't seem possible to get a view of async tasks in the Tasks window when debugging an ASP.NET application. It seems that asynchronous (async/await) coding is being pushed by Microsoft and is becoming a generally accepted Good Thing for web applications in many languages, but debugging asynchronous applications with no visibility of outstanding or current tasks is very difficult.

    The Tasks debugging window only seems to work in a very simple scenario: when running an application (such as a console app) under the debugger via F5. Attaching to an existing process or launching an ASP.NET application running under…

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Diagnostic Tools support for Windows Store projects that are running on a Windows Phone.

      I would very much like the return of the support for Diagnostic Tools in Universal Windows projects running on a Windows Phone (ARM)
      This feature worked on Windows Apps 8 but according to the link There is no longer this support and do not know why.

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        1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Opensource the backend behind "Send a Smile/Send a frown"

        In few videos and blog posts, you've shared the stack you have behind the "Send a smile/send a frown" feature in Visual Studio.
        This system can be a great tool for developers out there, to use in their own apps.

        Can you opensource the backend for this feature, and maybe a little frontend for WPF/UWP ?

        40 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow "Compare working copy to historical version" version in TFS GIT 2015

          Allow "Compare working copy to historical version" version in TFS GIT 2015

          http://stackoverflow.com/q/34123687/30225

          When I pull up the history of the file I can compare that version with another version listed in the history by selecting both and doing a "Compare", or I can compare a historical version and its changes wrt to its previous version by selecting "Compare to Previous".
          However, there isn’t a command that will let me compare a historical version in the history list to the currently edited version on disk.
          This was one of the best features of TFSVC and I would be good to…

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Re add windows forms application template for C++

            It would be very helpful for our C++ developers to have Windows Forms templates build in on VS 2012 (and later versions). Creating business applications with WinForms is very fast and helpful, but I do not want to learn C# or VB from the beginning, and VS 2010 is quite old to work with it. Also Form toolbox should be just like C# Forms. Waiting for an answer from VS team/admins.

            Thanks,

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              1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please release the SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2015 ASAP

              Please release the SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2015 ASAP

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • CodeLens for Community Edition

                CodeLens is very helpful and cool feature! Once you try it, then you can't use simple "find references". I think community will be grateful for it. Make CodeLens available for VS2015 Community!

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                  5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Reset Test Window Summary and Counts

                  I apologize if this is in the wrong category.

                  As a user, when I click to run tests I would like the Summary from the previous test to clear and the counts to reset to reflect the tests being run again.

                  I would like this to happen If I Run All Tests, Run Failed Tests, or Repeat Last Run.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Trigger Release From New TFS 2015 Build

                    Hi

                    Triggering a release from build is a basic necessity for setting up continuous delivery. Release management server dose provide a build process template for old XAML builds with “Release Build” out of the box option to trigger the release using RM. This is also provide traceability from release back to builds, workitems and code. Unfortunately option for triggering release on build and associating the build with releases is not available in new build 2015 system. I have posted my question in link below for the same issue.

                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/316a4dd7-84dc-435c-a731-594dc22d8240/trigger-release-management-for-visual-studio-release-from-new-tfs-2015-build?forum=tfsbuild

                    Thanks

                    Hassan

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                      3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • typescript code snippets

                      Enable code snippets in TypeScript.

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the ability to invoke a PowerShell command inside of the REPL

                        It would be very cool if one could invoke PowerShell commands inside of the C# REPL. Being able to bridge these two technologies together inside of scripts would make this whole DevOps things sooooo much easier.

                        I would either consider using #[PSCommand] to invoke any in-context command or possible #PS [Command]. I would consider the #| to differentiate between the OR operator and the PS pipe operator.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • .vs folder location

                          Hi,
                          I really like the .vs folder for the .suo files, so it doesn't pollute my directories, but can you also make this folder settable, so I can change it's location?

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • let functions define anonymous types as return values

                            I think it will be useful to let functions define anonymous types as return values, instead of declaring a structure or a class just to hold return values. I suggest something like this:

                            Function x() As {string, string}
                            Return New With {.Name = "Jon", .Note = "Test"}
                            End Function

                            Or:
                            Function x( ) As {Name As String, Note As String}
                            Return New With {.Name = "Jon", .Note = "Test"}
                            End Function

                            Or: use a keyword (i.e. Anonymous) and let the function infer the Anonymous Type definition from the return value:

                            Function x() As Anonymous
                            Return New With {.Name = "Jon",…

                            4 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Open visual studio prompts in the same monitor visual studio is running from.

                              I run a multi-monitor setup with 3 monitors. Very frequently I keep Visual Studio in the left-most monitor. Now let's say I go to Team Explorer and want to undo changes/check-out on a file, but I've made changes to it. I get a prompt that says the usual "you've made changes to this file. Are you sure you want to undo those changes?" - caveat is that it opens in my middle (primary) monitor, not the leftmost monitor holding my Visual Studio window.

                              It's very jarring and aggravated further by the fact that I'm running Parallels on a Mac, with…

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                                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add horizontal scrolling in "Timeline details" pane of Application Timeline tool

                                There needs to be a way to scroll horizontally in the "Timeline details" pane of the Application Timeline tool. When the logical tree is very deep, and the monitor size/resolution is limited (such as when remote desktopping on a laptop) it becomes impossible to see the names of the elements in the expanded logical tree of the Layout event.

                                As a current workaround to this limitation, one can hobble through "blindly" and expand the tree using the arrow keys, while simultaneously looking at the complete logical tree in another tool, such as Snoop, and correlating it back to what is…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • try catch operator, ???

                                  Implement ?! as try catch,
                                  so f.x. a
                                  (int.Parse("x") ??? 0)==0
                                  ("x".Substring(3,3) ??? "")==""

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Additional special access level for nesting and nested types

                                    There is no special access level that allows nesting types to exclusively access nesting types and vice versa. This limits usefulness of nested types. It seems that the whole idea of having nested class is to provide special way of "communications" between nesting and nested classes in a way not accessible from/by outside "world".

                                    Let's say that we have two more access levels:

                                    - ForNesting - allows access from inside the type and also from the nesting type (including from more than one level up). Should be applicable to, at least, Procedures, Properties and Member Variables, and also to Constructors.…

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                                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • i see a bug in variable changing

                                        hi there,

                                        i write these code lines but it has a bug.

                                        int msn = 20;
                                        string strMSN = (msn++).ToString();
                                        return strMSN;

                                        in my method return 20; but in fact it must be 21..... isn't it ?

                                        thanks,

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                                          3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Application Insights alert rule custom events

                                          Provide a system to define an alert rule into Application Insights base on Custom Events and/or custom properties.

                                          195 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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