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  1. to make the windows button to blink when there are notifications in the notification center

    Hi everyone,

    I just recently got my first WP, and as much as I like it, I really miss 1 feature I used to have on my android phone.

    Having a LED blinking when there are notifications in the notification center.

    I know that glance allows you to see for yourself if there are any messages, but:
    - my Lumia 930 doesn't have glance
    - if my phone is 7 meters from me, my arm will not be long enough ;)

    At first I wanted to code it myself, but I was told that there were no API to be…

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      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • try using statements to avoid some nesting

      try using (StreamWriter writer = File.AppendText(path))
      {
      writer.WriteLine(line);
      }
      catch (IOException
      {
      throw;
      }

      would be nicer syntax than

      try
      {
      using (StreamWriter w = File.AppendText(path))
      {
      w.WriteLine(line);
      }
      }
      catch (IOException)
      {
      throw;
      }

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ability to send out notifications for Team Room updates

        When you target someone in the Team Room let them know by sending an email - we use Team rooms to include PM's in process and they dont sit in the team room and also they may cover multiple projects as we have about 30-40 active ones. Allow subscribing to team room updates via email so everyone know when new stuff is happening.

        10 votes
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        • Can we add an Task.Sleep() Method ?

          In current Task design, when we need to pause the current Task for a while, for example, a delay between retrying some actions like a network connection, there are some choices:
          1. await Task.Delay or a one time Timer Task which Task.Delay internally does.
          2. Use Task.Delay().Wait();
          3. Use Thread.Sleep;
          4. Use Task.ContinueWith() to chain the Task.Delay and another Task to resume execution.
          5. Anything else ?

          In Case 1, the task will become an async task and it is not always expected in many cases. For example, when we use Parallel.ForEach, async function is not aware and that parallel.foreach…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Semantic Logging Application Block logs to App Insights

            Add support for pushing SLAB logs to App Insights.

            27 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • educational games.

              How about creating a game that follows the instructions of builiding a computer or learng wiring. A game that is Intriging an educational to help our children and our future. i also am a map builder if any opening are available

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                0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to run Custom Action (restore to snapshot) after each test within a test suite in Build Deploy Test Workflow

                Currently restore to snapshot is only possible before start of test run in Build Deploy Test workflow. If any of the testcase fails within a test run, testagent should revert to snapshot before running the next testcase within same test suite.

                Background: Automated test can lead the system into unstable condition by installing driver, adding registry key etc. We need to ensure the system is reverted to snapshot before executing the next test within a testrun, otherwise next test will give erroneous test result.

                10 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the 'Quick Find' window moveable and dockable in VStudio Express 2013

                  The 'Quick Find' section currently part of VStudio Express 2013, does not allow you to move it from the top right of the screen, this should be windowed and allow developers to move it where they require.

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                  • Add basic spell checker as default installation to VStudio Express editions...

                    It would be a really good idea to add a basic spell checker to VStudio Express editions as well as the other editions.

                    Nowadays this is a much used requirement as developers add more and more text and info to their apps.

                    Users of non-express editions have the option of adding spell checking extensions, however this should be part of the default VStudio installation.

                    Also the spell checker should be windowed and dockable so it's easy to click and replace.

                    3 votes
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                    • Support for syntax checking for javascript on web pages.

                      It would be nice to have syntax checking within a web form for javascript. Right now, all I get is function not defined. I can eventually find the errors but it would be nice to know what line and a hint on the error.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow user to tag multiple work items at one time.

                        In the dialog to modify multiple items at one time the 'Tag' field is not available. I want to be able to tag multiple items with the same tag at once.

                        I run a query and find a set of items that are related and want to temporarily track them together with tag. I am now forced to select each item and tag it individually. This is very painful. Please consider it.

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                        • "My first test" rename does not show in dashboard

                          When I renamed the "My first test" availability test, the new name does not show up in the dashboard.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support dependent debugger breakpoint

                            Ofter useful set breakpoint that will only trigger after another breakpoint. Please support set child breakpoints that will trigger only after parent breakpoint trigger.

                            For example bug in often called function F2(), that called indirectly from function F1(). I can't set breakpoint directly to F2() because it's called very often before F1(). So I need set breakpoint to F1() and then when it triggers to F2()

                            9 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hide Old Iteration Paths from Iteration drop down in work item

                              When a project has been going for a while, old iteration paths clog up the "Iteration" drop down in the work item, and other dialogs.

                              I beleive the dropdown should be filtered by whether the user has 'View Permission' to the iteration item.

                              OR

                              The iterations shown in the dropdown should only be those that are marked for planning (Checkboxes in iterations config screen), then the dropdown could have an elipsis "..." button to allow the user to choose any other iteration if they don't know which to type.

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                              • Create Task.Empty to avoid Task.FromResult<object>(null);

                                Task.FromResult<object>(null); allows developers to satisfy a Task return type without performing an async operation. Task.Empty should exist like EventArgs.Empty and String.Empty to accomplish the same thing for Task. eg: Task.FromResult<object>(null);
                                // Jerry

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add win32 resource (rc) editor to express edition of Visual Studio

                                  That would be great, because users still can develop atl / mfc applications using express editions (not officially), also there is WTL, which requires these.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • In publish asp.net, code behind be exe

                                    In publish asp.net, code behind be exe in publish that we can sell our sites without source code.

                                    Masoud Vafadarnezhad
                                    email:masoudv2012@gmail.com
                                    adress
                                    Iran
                                    Mashhad
                                    Hejab 65
                                    Plaque 69

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • change the background color of a method based on its cycliomatic complexity

                                      Would be useful to see how complex or maintainable a method is based on the intensity of the methods background color. Would allow a developer to see at a glance how complex the entire source file is.

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                                      • Allow Select Cases using arrays or anonymous objects

                                        I'd like to see Select Case do something like the following:

                                        Select Case {boolA, boolB}
                                        Case {True, False}
                                        DoSomethingWhenOnlyFirst()

                                        Case {False, True}
                                        DoSomethingWhenOnlySecond()

                                        Case {True, True}
                                        DoSomethingWhenBoth()

                                        Case Else
                                        DoSomethingWhenNeither()
                                        End Select

                                        Which would be easier to read than some nasty nested If blocks as follows:

                                        If boolA Then
                                        If boolB Then
                                        DoSomethingWhenBoth()
                                        Else
                                        DoSomethingWhenOnlyFirst()
                                        End If
                                        Else
                                        If boolB Then
                                        DoSomethingWhenOnlySecond()
                                        Else
                                        DoSomethingWhenNeither()
                                        End If
                                        End If

                                        This idea could also be extended for non-Boolean values, or for arrays longer than 2.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a commited by and commited date field in WIQL

                                          I m using VSO and I m trying to query VSO about PBIs I changed the state to commited today and I cannot

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