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  1. Improve webtest timings recording so it's possible to associate user info

    Hi,

    We looked for a way to record how long a page took when it returned a particular value. Being able to tag a timing (transaction or webtest) with user data would be amazing.

    We looked at setting the reporting name in a few different places (postrequest, postpage etc) but they seemed to be ignored.

    Some more details are here : https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/dff0db35-b2d2-4628-861e-e87f41876c52/web-performance-test-record-the-time-of-a-page-and-name-it-after-the-page-has-returned?forum=vstest

    Thanks,

    Rob

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatic Death Strap-on

      Kills the subject...sexually

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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Visual Studio 2013 Express

        Make Multi-Device Hybrid Apps available for Visual Studio 2013 Express Editions.

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          6 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • support project.json/global.json for all project types, not just ASP.NET

          As demonstrated at TechEd, ASP.NET vNext projects support a new Nuget mechanism whereby packages are organized in a by-project project.json file. Also of particular interest is the ability to override the package with local sources in a solution file called global.json, which facilitates a much smoother way to contribute to projects outside the solution. Please do this for all project types.

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            11 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • IDisposableEx.Disposed enhanced debugging

            To make it easier for developers to follow the release of system resources:

            1) add a new IDisposableEx interface to .NET Framework that extend IDisposable with the bool Disposed {get;} member.

            2) replace in .NET classes, all IDisposable implementations by IDisposableEx and implements bool Disposed { get; }

            3) In VS debugger windows gray/strikethrough/... (Local, Watch) disposed objects

            4) In VS debugger, add an "Search objects" window allowing to filter in heap objects by type and/or by "[X] Not disposed". The search button in this window will work like the GC and retrieve objects. In the case of IDisposableEx objects,…

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              3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Assigning Variables

              In Visual C++. Variable should be assigned like so...

              int x assign >> int >3<;

              This is so much easier.

              Make it happen.

              Thanks,

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              • Improve WPF Application Cold Start

                Cold start can take up to 8 seconds of Empty app. This definitely needs improvement as it's really annoying that you are not able to create applications which must have a rapid start.

                Splash screen is not an solution as user still needs to wait that amount of time.
                Creating service which would load app into a memory every 30 minutes isn't a solution too.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • First-class Immediate Mode Graphics Support (Direct2D)

                  WPF's retained-mode graphics system is great for controls and is probably all you need if you are developing database forms applications. But there are classes of applications, particularly data-driven visualization apps, for which the overhead of retained mode makes it unusable. The current alternative of using WriteableBitmap is an okay workaround, but there are still many challenges, such as synchronizing your bitmap updates with WPF's rendering cycle. WPF v.next should be canning support for XP, so it can move to DX10 and so be on par with Direct2D/DirectWrite. WPF with first class support for immediate-mode graphics via D2D/DWrite will simply…

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Teach Cortana intellisense to code in VisualStudio

                    intellisense was the right step to minimize destruction in productive coding. But for people like me without perfect touchtyping skill problem not solved completely, Still "backspace" is the most used key on a programmers keyboard !

                    I would like to see "Cortana" as my dictation/voice assistant in VisualStudio so I can code as I speak without worrying about the typing errors and even takes some notes as reminder for future tasks.

                    21 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty po

                      to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty popular in Europe. E.g. German Standards enforce that, ECC/Brainpool curves have to be used to secure IOT scenarios. As far as I know ECC/Brainpool curves are already supported by some C++ (OpenSSL) and Java libraries (Bouncy Castle).

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve performance of inspecting slow functions and properties while debugging

                        Sometimes a property or function can take a long time to evaluate when debugging. Visual Studio should stay responsive when this happens

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                          1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add official support for Blend Extensions

                          Currently there is almost no documentation how to extend Blend. I have seen some examples in the wild which seem to be the result of reverseengeneering rather than beeing officialy supported. Some of the suggestions posted here could be easyly programmed by the community.

                          49 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cortana API for web applications

                            Right now cortana is available for win phone apps and with windows 10 she'll come to desktops too. But why restrict her to native machines. Unleash her into the internet by providing API to integrate cortana into web applications with asp.net, mvc etc. This way it would change the way web is used. Cortana could be every where and users can browse through applications or look for content even if they don't know the navigation or use any other capabilities that the developer enables. Also that way she could be even an avatar like feature to help users and will…

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                              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Rename Package Manager Console to Shell

                              Package Manager Console is a Powershell window that is used by many different tools aside from Nuget/Package Manager. For instance, scaffolding for ASP.NET and Migrations in Entity Framework, and probably more things in the future. New versions of the Package Manager GUI will make it less and less necessary to use the shell for nuget purposes, so it makes less and less sense to refer to it as the "package manager" console. Just call it Shell (or Console or Powershell Console if you prefer).

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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate Mercurial SCM into the IDE

                                Give Hg users first-class support in the IDE. Yes there is visual-hg but I'd love to see this built-in.

                                46 votes
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                                • automatically track down memory leaks at the end of the application

                                  Vertex

                                  it would be nice to automatically track down memory leaks at the end of the application (like in the output window of my native MFC application). Someone can set a breakpoint manually at the "end of an application" and when hit, take a snapshot. But an automatic (with disable option) snapshot at the end of the application would be nice. The question arises, where is the correct end at which I want to have my snapshot. In a MFC/CRT application I would trigger the last snapshot at the time the MFC/CRT memory leak thing tracks the leaks down. I…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve multi language support

                                    There are new ideas introduced in WPF with x:Uid in XAML and locbaml command line tool but the translation process is a mess, see http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/

                                    There should also be a standalone resource editor available for translators.

                                    327 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • cross-platform (linux)

                                      This good idea! :D
                                      I <3 linux
                                      I <3 Visual Studio

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                                        2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

                                        Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

                                        I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

                                        In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

                                        Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

                                        Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

                                        28 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Install lightweight Visual Studio IDE by choosing some settings when install

                                          If i want only coding on c# and i dont want have not needed tools for example : TeamExplorer or DataBase tools - for this reason i can open Git / SQL Server Management Studio.
                                          Why i must install this? And some of this tools loaded resources when opening IDE.
                                          Add nuget-ide plugins for this actions!

                                          I want to cancel all checkbox tools what i dont need when installing IDE.

                                          PS : I dont want see VB in Visual Studio at all places. But i cant disable this.

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                                            3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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