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  1. reduce keyboard hotkeys

    i think, many hotkeys are not advantageous, because many hotkey only works in some content. Like F7 for switching to Code or Shift+F7 to WPF. I think, hotkey like this need only one hotkey.

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Add Skip-this-File and Skip-this-Folder to Find and Find/Replace

        Scenario: User types Ctrl-F. Find dialog appears. User enters text that is sought and selects "All Open Documents" or "Current Project" or "Entire Solution". User clicks "Find Next" arrow or presses F3 or Alt-F. Sought text is found in a file. User does not care that *that* file has the sought text, but the user is not sure which other file is the one he or she thinks the sought text should be in. Let's say the current file (the one the user does not care about) has 100 instances of the sought text. That means the user has to…

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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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)

                    Note…

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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 →
                      • Option to save without BOM by default

                        For the 2012 web express edition, it would be super handy to have an easy way of saving files without the byte order mark (BOM) by default. For those of us working with html + php this would be nice because php does not always handle the BOM well - for instance, if you include a php file saved with a BOM in an html file, the BOM will be added into the html as a character which can mess with the page layout.

                        There is an 3rd part extension "Fix File Encoding" that adds this functionality for the non-express…

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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • add a "Find / Show in Solution Explorer" option to the context menu in the editor window

                                when clicked it would bring the current file into view in the solution explorer tree, so you don't have to hunt it down to check it in.

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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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.…

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