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  1. Add support for desktop apps to Application Insights

    Currently Application Insights only supports Phone, Win Store, and Web/server applications. Please add support for WinForms/Console/WPF (desktop) applications as well.

    335 votes
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      13 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for Unity Testing Tools

      Modify the solution generator to put files found in Editor -> Tests folder hierarchies in a separate project. This way the Visual Studio test explorer should pick up the Unit tests created for Unity Testing Tools (provided the NUnit Test Adapter extension is installed)

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Semi-Transparent Floating Windows

        It would be nice to have an option to make the floating windows in visual studio semi-transport.

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Lock XAML Visual Designer from editing

          When I am working on a XAML view, I prefer to edit through the text editor, not the visual designer. This causes some grief if I accidentally click and move and element in the designer and mess up all my hand-coded layouts. However, I still want to see the live updates in the visual designer.
          Please add a way for me to lock down the edit capability of the XAML visual designer so that accidental mouse clicks don't mess up hand-coded layouts. Continue to allow clicking in the visual designer to move to an element in the xaml text editor.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create method stub at cursor's position

            After you select the class/method from the dropdowns in the navigation bar, the method stub is appended at the end of the current file ( (A) in the attached picture).
            I wish this could be changed, e.g., the code will be placed at the current position of the cursor ( (B) in the attached picture).

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support to use android emulators from GenyMotion

              It would be nice to use the android emulators from GenyMotion. The AVD emulators are very slow.

              Emulators from GenyMotion are fast and they already have support for other IDEs like eclipse. It would be nice to have support for Visual Studio as well.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio Online - expand the Basic license with Tests

                Expand the Basic license with a part of the Testhub...
                We have a test team and one test leader. The test team run only manually tests, like excel spreed and mark the tests passed or not, and report bugs.
                The test leader creates and writes the test specifications.
                Create and write test cases should be in the Advanced license (existing feature).
                But running manually tests and create bugs should be in the Basic license as well. My suggestion is to expand the Basic license with running manually tests and create bugs when running these tests.

                12 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Mobile Natvie Apps for Windows 8, 8.1 , Phone , Store, iOS, Android

                  Allow developed apps to work as Native apss in Mobile and to deploy into market place

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add "Start URL" to WebRole properties to launch a specific URL on F5

                    It would be really helpful if you extend the "Startup action" of a WebRole with a "Start URL" parameter. The two options "Launch browser for HTTP endpoint" and "Launch browser for HTTPS endpoint" are not enough. If you do not know what I mean look at the project properties of a Web Application project unter "web > Start Action > Start URL". Take a look at my attached image.

                    21 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Tidy up the solution folder

                      In many of our pages (aspx) we now have some specific javascript, functions that only that page uses. so for Responsive.aspx, I've created Responsive.js . I'd like to suggest that for script files thus named, they can be added as dependent files. I've tried it, modifying the project file thus:
                      <ItemGroup>
                      ...
                      <Content Include="Responsive.js" >
                      <DependentUpon>Responsive.aspx</DependentUpon>
                      </Content>
                      and in the solution explorer it appears directly attached to the Responsive.aspx

                      This should be an option, of course - maybe right-button click and "make dependent on" or some such.

                      (and BTW I much prefer the contract in the VS2013 colour scheme. Thanks!)

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • A way to remove the default blue box Adorner when editing WPF Controls at Design-Time

                        As I wrote on this post:

                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/de3211d5-ce18-4275-a555-f8c168c34c35/how-to-disable-default-design-time-adorner?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                        would be useful to remove the defalut blue box Design-Time adorner so that a user can provide it own Design-Time adorner with its custom appearance on a custom WPF Control.

                        14 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio for Mac Os x

                          Dear Madam and sir;

                          We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
                          And language of programming such as:

                          -C
                          -C++
                          -C#
                          -VB
                          -F#
                          -HTML
                          -MHTML

                          Thanks,

                          1,569 votes
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                            40 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • M$ have made it so complicated to download a simple programming environment, Apparently my Win 7 is too old for Visual Studio 2013 ?!

                            How about a simple desktop application to run say C++ for example which works on all Windows Platforms. Everybody not working for M$ hates Windows 8 and its awful, resource consuming interface. Everything has become so complicated I struggled to find a web link for the Visual Studio C++ Express application. IThe M$ site crashed Firefox and I don't like Explorer and only use it when I have to. After the error message saying my OS is too old for Visual Studio 2013 I'm giving up and finding a different application.
                            -Stewart

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Use tags in alerts

                              I want to use tags in my alerts query. I want to create an alert that when a workitem is changed with a particulair tag/tags I get notified.

                              35 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • change graph x axis from relative time to absolute time in the load test report

                                The load testing tool is till not in part the others in the market. One basic feature is showing graph x axis time in absolute time rather than relative time.

                                8 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a Service Hook for Shelve creation/update

                                  In Visual Studio Online, we have Web Hooks for many things, including When someone checkin code.

                                  In certain teams, shelves are used as a gatekeeper for code (for devs new in a team, interns, etc...). It can be useful to add a Service Hook when someone create or update a shelveset. This way, we can be notified, and take appropriate action (run Build/unit tests on code shelve, review the code, etc...)

                                  12 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop putting VS Version number in .sln file

                                    Baking the VS Version number, especially when it's functionally insignificant like between Updates & CTPs of the same VS edition, causes nothing but headaches for teams with SCC.

                                    Please stop doing this. If the schema of the SLN file changes in a way that's significant, use schema versioning or naming to handle it instead of baking the software version that last touched it in to the file.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add close button to Splash screen (like in MS Office 2013)

                                      As a user I would like to have Close (and Minimize) button on the splash screen like in MS Office 2013 so that I can gracefully kill the application if needed.

                                      With a few plugins e.g. ReSharper load time increases significantly and I wish I didn’t have to wait the app to load before I can close it – especially if I launched it accidentally.

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • exe.config file setting editor - allow users to change config settings at runtime

                                          Currently in the IDE we have a config editor which allows us to add and remove settings to the app.config file. This creates an exe.config file when the solution is built.

                                          However there is no way for the user to edit this file using a GUI to change the settings values. Currently they have to manually do this using notepad, which is not the best way.

                                          There should be a .NET feature that can be called upon to change the exe.config file and update the setting values easily from the compiled exe.

                                          7 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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