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  1. Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

    Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

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      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a way to Get the Progress percentage of Extracting a zip file in System.IO.Compression.

      Currently I cant Update a Progressbar with percentage (unlike with downloading) when Extracting a zip file. I would like to make this possible below.
      ```cs
      ZipArchive zar = ZipFile.OpenRead(Application.StartupPath + "\\ILSpy_Update.zip");
      /*
      Not Sure how I can get it to fill the Progress bar. I think I would need some help here on this part.
      */
      zar.ExtractToDirectory(Application.StartupPath + "\\Update\\");
      zar.Dispose()```

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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Just keep things minimalist and lightweight

        We are living in 2016, a time when everything gets more portable, more lightweight and easy. What is the point of stuffing billions of unnecessary tools in Visual Studio 2015? The setup took 6 hours (I only selected C++ as programming language and unchecked the rest including online update) and already aborted my antivirus, and everything that can intervene the installation, 6 HOURS on my i7 5820 GTX 980, 16GB RAM with SSD!!!!!!!!! Huh???? Do you know what that means? And that's not just it. I can't run it properly, very long initialization, painfully slow compiling, and painfully slow running.…

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          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my youtube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be free for Users

          Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my YouTube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be made in Multiple Languages(i.e in English, Hindi and Telugu Languages) and will be available for free for any one to view

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            1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              7 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 →
              • 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.

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add support for AWS CodeCommit to Git plugin

                  Current Git Plugin support doesn't support authentication to AWS Code Commit.

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring back the untracked and exclude list in Git Changes panel in VS2015 CTP Update 2

                    The git Changes panel of TFS used to have an exclude and an untrack list, convenient to commit a sub list of files. While bringing staging to the interface in the new update, you removed that convenient way to commit only a subset of files and it make the Changes panel quite painful to use now and force me to fallback to SourceTree.

                    35 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • XAML for Xamarin Forms to be consistent with WPF/UWP XAML so that we have one XAML standard

                      When Xamarin started Xamarin Forms, I am sure they didn't want to confuse Xaml developers with similar syntax they use in WPF/Silverlight/UWP and started renaming controls like TextBox in WPF/Silverlight/UWP to Entry in Xamarin Forms.

                      Now that Xamarin is part of Microsoft, we should stick to one standard XAML so that, we can use XAML designers like Blend or similar tools, to drag drop controls, attach behaviours and triggers visually.

                      Ideally, we design UWP app, and we get iOS and Android apps with no code change.

                      16 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to tag TFS Users in work item

                        Allowing tagging of other TFS users/developers which is super helpful. For example: Typing @JohnDoe would tag John Doe and therefore John would get an email with the details of the work item description or comments he was tagged in. This allows for a much more fluid development process. As a developer, I can tag product owners with questions.... as a QA person, I can tag developers with questions/observations, and it's all there in the work item history. JIRA has it already and it's integrated with Active Directory users, why does TFS not have this?

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                          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • once i open main.storyboard in with xml editor(or any editor) i am unable to open it back in iosdesginer in visual studio please fix it.

                          initially when i create a demo xamarin project Main.storyboard was in

                          iosdesigner then i open main.storyboard file in xml editor (by right

                          click on main.storyboard open with) ....after that i want to open

                          main.storyboard in ios designer what it was initially but i didnot get

                          any option that open storyboard with ios designer where as it is

                          available in xamarin studio in mac.......

                          if there is any solution already available in visual studio for windows

                          kindly tell me the solution my mail id is : abinash.sil668@gmail.com

                          6 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add full namespace of test for VSTest.console.exe result

                            When run Unit Test with MSTest, it will show full namespace of the test method in test result as below:
                            Passed MyCompany.UnitTests.BusinessEntities.PaymentCardTests

                            But in VSTest.consolse.exe, there just test method shown in test result:
                            Passed NewPaymentCard_PaymentList

                            When the test method names are not unique, we could not confirm which tests are passed and which are failed.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Highlight the last Stack Frame accessed in the dropdown menu

                              The Stack Frame dropdown menu (which appears when debugging c++ applications) should have a different coloration (or at least some indication) on the current menu item that is being viewed.

                              It is often the case that, when trying to diagnose the cause of a break (be it a a manual or forced break point) it becomes necessary to jump between different stack frames to see what the program was doing at different levels of function calls. When the stack becomes deep it can be cumbersome to find the line in the dropdown menu associated with the current stack frame, which…

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Find and Replace automatically set context to Selection

                                Whenever I select a block of text and click CTRL+H to perform Find and Replace I would like that Find and Replace dialog context is automatically set to 'Selection'.
                                This used to work like that in previous version of VS and I find it odd that it has been changed.

                                8 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Question regarding _set_se_translator... Is there anyway to get the source file name, function name, and line number?

                                  I would suggest adding support where the translator function could have the function name, source file name, and the line number where the exception occurred.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display the name of the build in TFS build email notifications

                                    Email notifications when build fails is a great feature and we use it team collection wide as an announcement to all members.

                                    However, we tried to use less team projects, so in one team projects, there would be multiple projects as well as multiple builds.

                                    The notification email would be displayed something as
                                    "[Team Project's name] Build 20160702.1 failed"

                                    It would be much better to display the actual build name like
                                    "[Build's name] Build 20160702.1 failed"

                                    This will help increase visibility and avoid confusion.

                                    One step further would be to open up the subject of the email alert for customization.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio Typescript extension should support all versions of TypeScript

                                      I am using Microsoft.Typescript.MSBuild v1.8.11 nuget package to build my TypeScript so that I am in control of the version. The latest Visual Studio Typescript extension only support version 1.8.6 of TypeScript. I need version 1.8.11 to build rxjs 5.0.0-beta.7 without erros.

                                      The build works fine but the problem is that I get hundreds of IntelliSense errors. We have a large team so various workarounds of only showing builds errors are not particularly helpful.

                                      See https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript/issues/8518 for details of the issue.

                                      I think:
                                      1) There should be a Visual Studio extension for every released version of Typescript including minor releases…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support Code Coverage for Universal Apps (Windows 10 App)

                                        Unit testing experience for Win 10 universal apps is very bad. I was not able to use NUnit 3.x and even when I use MSTest, Code Coverage tool in VS 2015 Enterprise (Update1 / Update2) produces no results.

                                        Please support code coverage analysis.

                                        19 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • open source Windows Forms

                                          Windows Forms is still the mostly used desktop technology for Windows Desktop Apps world wide, and WPF is only very slowly catching up. Still today, even the most new Desktop Applications projects become Windows Forms Apps, and on Windows CE industry devices, Windows Forms is often without alternative. Open Sourcing Windows Forms would allow the community to extend Windows Forms with functionality like true Mvvm support or seemless High Dpi scaling to find an easier, albeit long-term migration path to newer UI technologies, and it would increase business apps count for Windows 10, which derive from a new WinForms Developing…

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                                            17 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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