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  1. Add an "Ingestion time" metric that will reflect the time it takes for a blob to get ingested.

    As part of our KPIs monthly reviews we are required to present the latency it takes for our data to land in Kusto. For that we would like to have an "ingestion time" Geneva metric which can also be helpful for Kusto's own supportability. It will measure the time it takes for a blob to get ingested. You can check the blob's creation time (we use the Kusto API) or the time the relevant message was published to the queue in order to start measuring the latency until the blob is ingested.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Default schema comparison options of database projects

      In VS2010 it was possible to configure the default options for every schema comparison of database projects. So it was possible to configure the compare options just once and not every time I need to launch a schema comparison. It would be good that VS2015 allowed to configure this options. I attach a screenshoot of how it's configured in VS2010

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • excel

        Import Test Cases from Excel sheet with test steps included.

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Prevent accidental/unintentional install of "Blend". This would save hours of uninstalling and reinstalling to end up with the right ap.

          Prevent accidental/unintentional install of "Blend". This would save hours of uninstalling and reinstalling to end up with the right ap. Uninstall should complete in under 10 seconds. It should not take minutes to delete files. My OOBE installing from corpnet was horrible mainly due to receiving Blend and having no idea what it is and simply working on the principle of need-to-get-rid-of-it-to-prevent-future-loss-of-productivity.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pull request should not create merge commits when a fast-forward merge is possbile

            Since Update 1 Team Foundation Server 2015 creates a merge commit when completing a pull request.
            While this might be useful in some cases, for us this is kind of annoying and we would like to switch that feature of.

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              6 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Retain member order when using "Implement Interface" quick action

              In previous Visual Studio versions, using the "Implement Interface" action in C# would keep the inserted members in the order they were declared in the interface. In VS2015 the inserted members are in alphabetic order.

              When defining an interface, the developer is highly likely to order members in a way that makes sense, such as grouping by logical association, reordering renders the tool less useful.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In TFS 2015 update 2 the label based build option is not available. But it was available in 2012 build option. it is much needed feature

                In TFS 2015 / update 2 the label based build option is not available. But it was available in 2012 build option. it is much needed feature, so

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show GC, JIT and other runtime code in the stack window

                  Currently, the stack trace window hides these stack frames. So if the thread is doign GC work, or is suspended due to GC or is currently jitting the programmer cannot find out.

                  Runtime frames should be shown, at least if "show external code" is on.

                  As a nasty example of this, when you call `Array.Sort(new int[10000000])` this pauses for a few seconds in native runtime code. There is a native sort function for primitive arrays. This is very hard to understand if the debugger hides this.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Copy common references and nuget references by ctrl+c ctrl+v in solution explorer (C#)

                    Copy common assembly references and nuget references by ctrl+c ctrl+v in solution explorer (C#)
                    Now it works only for files and links.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Actually allow people to submit bug reports from the Visual Studio website instead of saying "you are not authorized"?!

                      Actually allow people to submit bug reports from the Visual Studio website instead of saying "You are not authorized to submit the feedback for this connection" (whatever that means).

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Search error code with google

                        When I click on Error code from the Error List, the error is searched using bing. Can you allow user to customize search of error. I prefer to use Google search to do search for the errors.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Collapse/Expand command for all regions in all files in solution

                          I think it will be a useful command to collapse/expand all regions in all files inside current project or solution or any context that user can choose. It's better to have a separate toolbar or tool window for visual studio collapse/expand command for user to choose context , level , ... and any other items that can change effect of command on source code.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create an official NuGet package with TextTransform.exe

                            There is a package https://www.nuget.org/packages/Clarius.TransformOnBuild/ which would benefit from that package.

                            This would allow to transform T4 templates on build on CI server without requiring to install Visual Studio or SDKs

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Get printing of .ts files to use Printer fonts settings

                              When using Dark theme, .ts files use White for colors on some text. Usually, with other types of files, when printing the Printer Fonts and Colors switches the text color to Black. However, with .ts files, in my configuration, that is not fully happening and that white text is printed white - making the the print outs useless. Changing the extension to .js causes them to be printed correctly. I have my Printer fonts size set to 8 pts. The .ts file printout uses the 8 pt fonts for line numbers (which I have turned on), but not for the…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve CRT Debug Heap

                                This regards your CRT Debug Heap (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/974tc9t1.aspx)

                                In the function 'dump_all_object_since_nolock', (in the file '<Windows Kits>\10\Source\10.0.10150.0\ucrt\heap\debug_heap.cpp') you have the line
                                _RPTN(_CRT_WARN, "#File Error#(%d) : ", header->_line_number);

                                I suggest that you change that to something like
                                _RPTN(_CRT_WARN, "#File Error#%p(%d) : ", header->_file_name, header->_line_number);

                                Motivation:
                                If you get the value of _file_name you can use a 'map' {address=>string} to get the actual file name. By inserting a hook
                                '_CrtSetAllocHook (MyAllocHook);'
                                then in 'MyAllocHook' you can build this map.

                                Proof of concept:
                                I have already made this using _line_number (unfortunately not that unique as a key so I can get multiple…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VS designer should not open design tab for files where it makes no sense

                                  Maybe I just haven't found the propper way to set this up, but frequently, when I open ResourceDictionaries (XAML files) in VS it also opens the design tab and posts that it cannot generate something visual for this kind of file. Yes, I agree - but why not just collapse the design tab instead? It often takes two clicks to do so ... not a problem if this happens once but it happens almost daily and several times.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • XAML Live Property Explorer - Search for two or more property names

                                    It would be great to search / filter for more than one property at the same time. E.g. for width AND column by entering the search text like:
                                    width;column or width+column or ...

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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • "Find All" shortcut for the quick find window

                                      Ctrl f brings up the find window, shift f3 and f3 can be used to find next and previous, but there is no option to set a hotkey to the find all action. Please make one, I'm sure it's about 20 lines of code tops.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Given a serializable (proxy) class the code generator should mark public events with the attribute [field: NonSerialized]

                                        Hello,

                                        We use HP Fortify at work and a couple of days ago we got about 400 new bugs on our backlog with the subject:

                                        Dynamic Code Evaluation : Serializable Delegate

                                        See the HPE Security Fortify Software Security Content 2016 Update 2 June 30, 2016

                                        http://community.hpe.com/hpeb/attachments/hpeb/sws-22/2081/2/SSR_Update%20Content%20Subscription%20Announcement%20June%202016.pdf

                                        The solution is simple: add an attribute to the public event in the serializable class: [field: NonSerialized]

                                        My question is this:

                                        Should Microsoft not update it's code generation tools (WSDL, XSD, Visual Studio Service References etc..) ASAP?

                                        Given a serializable (proxy) class the code generator should mark public events with the attribute [field: NonSerialized]

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement VB.Net Interactive in Visual Studio

                                          Please implement a VB.Net Interactive Window in Visual Studio

                                          Thx

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