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  1. Remove unused resources automatically

    It would be very helpful if there could be a new item "remove unused resources". Maybe with a little list of unused resources, in a separate window and a customizable option "show unused resources as "warning/error/ignore".

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      4 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • HotKeys for <%@ Import Namespace="..." %> directive (aspx) or @using (razor)

      There is an only action on pressing "Ctrl+." on class name in .aspx or .cshtml Views - adding namespace to the class name. It would be great, if there was an alternate action - setting Import directive (aspx) or using (razor) like in cs codefiles.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow history in "Find Symbol Results" (Find all references)

        Often, when I'm exploring code, I use Find all references, then drill down a bit more, do another Find all references, and 'lose' the first one. It would be a lot easier if you could do 'Back' and 'Forwards' through the history of the symbol results.

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • warning on the multi-alphabetic words

          Show a warning message on the alphabet mixed words. For axample, if Cyrilic char 'С' typed inside the english word. and vice versa.

          Its very difficult to catch such bug when this word is used in the conditions or hash tables.
          It's should be in C#,Javascript, html, css - editors at least. thanks.

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Images on customized toolbar buttons

            When I modify my toolbar to add a frequently used command (Find next/previous are always my first choices) I normally would like to show an image instead of text.

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • allow split of same file vertically (Window.Split does a horizontal split)

              related post from Zain @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/03/05/split-your-windows-vstipenv0004.aspx

              Currently there is a related workaround for certain file types (C#, VB at least) that support being open in multiple 'buffers' at the same time (Window -> New Window, and then split via vertical tab group). However, this workaround doesn't work as part of the core editor (doesn't work for html, js, aspx, etc) and it's still a workaround.

              Allowing a Window.SplitVertically (or however it would be called) would be fantastic as part of the base editor since we could get access to that in all these other file types (js, html, aspx)

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              • Scrollbars in VS11 Dark theme aren't themed.

                Scrollbars in VS11 Dark theme aren't themed, and stand out significantly. They should be themed similar to the scrollbars in Blend.

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                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Don't break hardlink

                  There is a patch for VS2005 (KB945993): "The hard link of a file is destroyed if you use Visual Studio 2005 to open and to modify either the original file or the hard link".

                  VS2013 has the same symptoms, but seems no patch.

                  Could it be fixed for VS2013 and later versions?
                  Or "saving a file by replacing it" and "exposing it to the end user" is "by design"?

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • F12 Shouldn't go to Metadata files

                    F12, go to definition, should not go into metadata files for anything reasonable, especially usercontrols. ReSharper does this properly and it wastes a huge amount of time to have to find usercontrols instead of jumping in with F12.

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                      5 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Function argument aligment auto-indent should be customizable

                      VS11 aligns function arguments with the left bracket and it is not the desirable behavior for all the people. There should be an option how to align function arguments, e.g like in vs10 and prior or like it is now in vs11. Now it could be done with completely turning off of the auto indent only which is not the thing one wants to do.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make the Visual Studio editor as good (or better) as Sublime Text (http://www.sublimetext.com/)

                        It's an embarassment that one guy wrote a better editor than the whole Visual Studio development team.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • editor mini map for easy navigation/understanding

                          editor mini map upon the editor. It is contains the small screenshot of the code in the editor
                          Really usefull to navigate and amazing to keep in mind the big files.

                          please look at the example here: http://shot.photo.qip.ru/003Y4O-3047pmY/

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                            3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give an option to not try to save new files (not allocated on disk) on "Save All"

                            I really like to work with my database from Visual Studio. And I have to write quires a lot. It is very handy to make it from Visual Studio when I have solution right in front of my eyes. And Visual Studio supports multiple windows which makes this even better in multi monitor cases.

                            But in project I still need to change code files a lot. And so when I press "Save All" shortcut combination it requires me to save a query file (which i have been using to make queries), and file is not allocated on disk, so have…

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                              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Undo Close behavior for files, remembering cursor position

                              Ideally, just exactly like the Undo Close in PowerCommands (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/e5f41ad9-4edc-4912-bca3-91147db95b99).

                              How it works:
                              - You work on files, open and close move around the text buffer, jump to definitions and references, etc.
                              - As you do all that, a toolwinow "Undo Close" is populated automatically with a list of those recentely opened files, with information about the location of the cursor when it was closed
                              - Upon double-clicking a file there, automatically opens it on the cursor location where it was when closed.
                              - Some shortcut can automatically UndoClose of the first item in that "stack", poping it.…

                              15 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 15 votes
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                                • Reverse cycle through clipboard ring

                                  Ctrl-Shift-V is awesome for the clipboard ring, but when you pass the item you are after, you have to go all the way back round.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add VB's procedure line separators to the code editors of all other languages.

                                    In the VB editor there is a horizontal line drawn between all procedures. This makes the code better readable while scrolling, at least to visually oriented people like me.
                                    This nice feature is missing in the editors of languages other than VB.

                                    14 votes
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                                    • Provide better out-of-the-box code comparison tool

                                      When performing code comparisons from within Visual Studio, the default code comparison tool is still the original source code comparison tool that shipped with Visual SourceSafe. Instead, a more sophisticated and modern code comparison tool should be shipped out-of-the-box with Visual Studio rather than having to resort to 3rd party comparison tools such as Beyond Compare.

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                                      • Make the "Show References" code information indicator less intrusive

                                        The "Show References" code information indicator in VS 2013 Preview is too intrusive:

                                        - it wastes too much vertical space
                                        - it makes vertical navigation (e.g. using cursor keys) strange
                                        - I always have to double check, if the cursor is at the right place, when I want to write something right above a method (e.g. add an attribute)

                                        Suggestion:
                                        - Move the "show references" indicator to the same line where the method is declared.
                                        - Get rid of the word "references", show just the number (maybe in a (colored) circle
                                        - Put the indicator either just left of the…

                                        14 votes
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                                        • Allow to automatically format the code to meet StyleCop formatting and ordering rules.

                                          Allow to change code formatter settings so that automatically formated code will meet the StyleCop formatting and ordering rules.

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