Make notifications extensible
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In VS 2013 you guys added notifications:
Many extensions would benefit from a uniform notification system.
I work on Code Review extension, and I'd love my users to know when new comments have been made, when folks sign off on the review and what not.
This seems like such a central feature - it deserves extensibility.
We’re looking at this, but our primary concern is protecting the notifications area from abuse. Clearly there are legitimate uses for this capability, but we hear loud and clear from other developers that they do not want this feature opened up broadly, for fear that the signal-to-noise ratio is wrong. Further comments on reasonable restrictions are greatly appreciated as we consider this.
Best wishes, Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team
Francis Pereira commented
I am developing extensions for code review notification. The backend is ready and I thought I could use VS Notification ability. Since API is not available I will need to create my own way :-(.
"This seems like such a central feature - it deserves extensibility."
Couldn't agree more! This would really boost productivity, I don't want to receive emails when somebody submits code review, instead if visual studio could receive that notification it would be great, it should be like that. Another example is integrating with new tfs features such as chat rooms.