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  1. Make it possible to rename or do looup of device names under Usage/Environment/Device

    The graph and list of devices when you monitor a Windows Phone application is displayed as "cryptic" RM-821_eu_euro1_247 and/or RM-1045_1006. This does not tell you anything meaningful. Please add feature where you lookup these numbers to actual devices (Ie Nokia Lumia 930 etc) or make it possible to rename the devices

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      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Light Version of Visual Studio

      The best way to describe it is the Blog from http://elegantcode.com/2012/11/30/visual-studio-light-edition/

      Make a Light Version of Visual Studio, that's below 1GB.
      Free from the most extensions and useless Background Tasks.

      Perfect for small Storage Devices. It will offer possibilities to show Customers Projects in a simpler way and make development on travel easier.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve resource management with CodeLens

        When I override .ToString in a large project and start typing, my machine crawls to a snail's pace as CodeLens tries to find all references to ToString... It eventually finds all 2000 references! :| Until I press another key. :(

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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make C# be the default project template language

          This is a very simple cosmetic stuff, but please make C# the default project type when installing Visual Studio.

          I know that some people like Visual Basic, and there are 2 or 3 guys that still use VB in production, but lets face it, C# is the default .NET language and 99% of developers use that.

          Make Visual C# to the default selected language, so we don't have to remember to change that everytime we install it.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow to hide project templates

            There are lots of projects templates I don't use, like Visual Basic, C++, etc. It would be a nice option to hide project templates we don't use, so they don't clutter the screen.

            It is specially annoying when creating a new C# project, and you forget to change the language in the right and you end up creating a VB project.

            A simple right click -> Hide this in the template tree, and a link in the bottom to "Show hidden items" would help with this.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Set the platform for the *.Editor plugins to x86 to prevent warnings

              Is it possible to set the platform to x86 for the .Editor project rather than Any CPU? I've got a few plugins that have a processor architecture of x86 when compiled, which then gives the following warning.

              "There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "XXXX", "x86"...."

              This is *extremely* minor, as it doesn't cause any issues, it's just nice to have a warning free project!

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add backlog column "iteration name" as an alternative to iteration path in visual studio online

                When viewing backlogs in VSO covering different teams, the column iteration path can be very wide depending on the iteration path setup. If a column with only the iteration name could be selected, this would make the column smaller and thereby improving the screen usage.

                9 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support Enterprise Library Logging for Application Insights Diagnostics Logging

                  Application Insights currently has adapter support for Log4Net, NLog, and TraceListener logging. Please support Enterprise Library Logging!

                  51 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make XAML Bindings type save

                    Would be great to define an Interface or Type for the DataContext of a Container in XAML and than have the Compiler Check the Bindings used in this Container and its Child Elements (not having a own Definition) recursive...

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • On Visual Studio Online Allow us to change the time zone format to the local country format it is only available in the US time zone

                      Allow us to change the time zone format to the local country format it is only available in the US time zone

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Distinguish Applications by a user defined Environment

                        Right now, Application Insights seems to only distinguish between the Debug and Release version of an application. At my company. we have several "downstream" environments DEV/MAIN/QA/POST that an application might run in before it is deployed to production. In the QA and POST environment, the application will run the Release version of the code.

                        So, I would like to see a way where I can record the Environment an application is running in. Preferably it would be something in the web.config so the correct value can be set at deployment time.

                        The dashboard would let me either look at results…

                        91 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Include Blend for Visual Studio Express for Desktop 2013

                          Blend is not available for people developing WPF apps using VS Express 2013.

                          This means visual states, animations and behaviours are all much trickier to develop.

                          Blend for WPF was previously available for VS Express 2012 and is currently available for VS 2013 as well as other Express 2013 editions, but NOT Express for Desktop 2013.

                          Please update Blend for VS Express Desktop 2013.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Diagnostics logs should show the vstest.console command line

                              there are times we need to run the vstest.console manually so we can duplicate an issue on a Developer's machine ... but we cannot see the vstest.console command line in the diagnostics logs

                              11 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate with Deskpro

                                Add integration with Deskpro and visual studio online so you can create work items from deskpro bugs and also resolve them.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Sql Server Object Explorer filters for database objects.

                                  Sql Server Object Explorer needs to have filters for database objects. When filters are added they should not be like the filter options

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • enhance some feature in visual studio

                                    hello sir.. i am c# developer i'm using IDE visual studio 2012 i think you should put some a little bit feature just like e.g("",'',{},()) when i write a code some times i create method but at the time of calling method i confused it is method or builtin class when i select this from intellisense it will show like this ("add") so i want to say that whenever i create method and then i select through intelisense it will create parenthesis and semicolon automatically like this (add();) .. and also when i write method or class name e.g add…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • support SQL Server Extended Events in load tests

                                      SQL Tracing has been marked for deprecation in a future release of SQL Server.

                                      Extended Events is the replacement functionality for profiling in SQL Server (and has been available since SQL Server 2008) however load testing in Visual Studio Ultimate only integrates with SQL Tracing

                                      It should integrate with Extended Events now so that the ability to capture SQL performance data within a load test is not lost when upgrading to a future version of SQL Server where SQL tracing has been deprecated.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Release a sample on using Projection Buffers with Embedded Languages

                                        Projection buffers are a powerful tool that allow developers to extend Visual Studio in incredible ways. However, there are no available samples explaining how to use them. This deters most developers from extending Visual Studio in cool ways.

                                        I'd love for there to be a sample on how to correctly use projection buffers, particularly with embedded language services (ie. C# and VB .Net)

                                        This issue goes back to Visual Studio 2010: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e536bce3-30f9-4e7f-b322-b3835a487bb0/how-to-create-an-editor-with-a-projection-buffer?forum=vsx

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                                          1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide Mercurial/BitBucket migration tool to TFS

                                          Provide a migration tool for migrating from Mercurial/BitBucket repositories to TFS Git or standard TFS. The functionality provided by Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online is significantly better than what is offered by Mercurial tools such as BitBucket, therefore, it would be immensely useful to have such automated tools available to easily migrate to TFS from more primitive source control systems such as Mercurial BitBucket.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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