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  1. 15 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Search count in Search-in-all-files

      In VS11, when we press Ctrl+F, enters the search-term and press Find All, it shows the search results but the count is displayed at the end of the results. For an instance:

      "Matching lines: 13 Matching files: 7 Total files searched: 69"

      From user experience point of view, its very inconvenient to scroll down through all the results to get to the last list. IMO, it should be displayed at the top of the result window.

      Snapshot: http://i47.tinypic.com/346kyex.png

      Also, it would be great, if in the mini-find and Find-and-Replace popups, the count like "3 of 19 records" (the same approach…

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Inline WYSIWYG documentation feature with semantic meta data

          Documentation features (xmldoc, etc.) should be improved. My idea is a kind of inline WYSIWYG documentation editor (see my attached file).

          There should be a toolbar to add predefined documentation sections like "summary", "description", "parameters" etc. This section could either be included into the source file or in some external storgare file. It should be possible to select in property editor window where to save specific documentation sections (in source or in storgar xyz).

          All documentation sections should be combined if expanded in soure editor window so that all information is available in one place.

          Later this so entered information…

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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 →
            • 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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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Codelens support for Javascript, Typescript and CSS

                Codelens currently doesn't support these languages, but with HTML5 support in Windows 8 and Phone 8 and of course the Web, it's a large part of the editing done inside Visual Studio. Many of the existing lenses would work just fine with CodeLens.

                Support for Chutzpah Javascript test runner would be an added bonus.

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Display format for Find-all-search results

                  Rather than showing the entire path of each file, the resultset can be displayed as a tree view. Considering the following results:


                  Find all "view", Match case, Subfolders, Find Results 1, Current Project: CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor.csproj, ""

                  C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Content\themes\base\jquery.ui.theme.css(15): * To view and modify this theme, visit http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/

                  C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Scripts\jquery-1.5.1-vsdoc.js(2732): props: "altKey attrChange attrName bubbles button cancelable charCode clientX clientY ctrlKey currentTarget data detail eventPhase fromElement handler keyCode layerX layerY metaKey newValue offsetX offsetY pageX pageY prevValue relatedNode relatedTarget screenX screenY shiftKey…

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                    3 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 →
                    • Shortcut to duplicate current line/selection

                      In Netbeans, when we press Ctrl+Shift+downKey, it duplicates the current line or selection just below the cursor. This comes handy, if we are inserting the same statement consecutively (perhaps with little modification... saves us from copy/paste). Please provide the similar shortcut for VS11.

                      13 votes
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                      • Add super-compact style for CSS formatting.

                        Currently the minimalist formatting option is compact, which isn't truly the most compact. The rule is:
                        div_{_display:_block;height:_auto;_}

                        Super compact would be:

                        div_{display:block;height:auto;}

                        All of the extra white space makes it ****** for me to read since everything is already color coded in the editor. Plus it gives a performance buff by removing excess white space.

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                        • Provide intellisense in xaml build workflow for Team Build

                          The graphical editor is too slow and refactoring is not possible. Modifying xaml is more productive but without intellisense it is a little bit complicated.

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Code2HTML

                            Increasingly codes are posted on the Internet to help other programmers. Therefore it would be useful if you could convert codes with their formatting in an HTML code.

                            13 votes
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                            • Allow users to toggle-off blank space at the bottom of Visual Studio editor

                              I had a technical complaint of sort with Visual Studio's handling of the text editor scroll.

                              It injects this huge space at the bottom of the main editor window that is not useful at all.

                              The is also the more painful side-effect of the scrollbar position no longer being an accurate representation of when you are in your code.

                              In essence, scrolling down to the last line of code in the text editor, shows you the last 'line of code' vs. the last 'page of code'.

                              Is it possible to fix or toggle this behavior?

                              13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                13 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Spell Checking for Comments, HTML, and Strings

                                  In Windows 8 this should be extremely easy since there's the global speller. see http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/7c8341f1-ebac-40c8-92c2-476db8d523ce for an idea on how it could work

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Add distraction free mode like in Sublime Text

                                    "Distraction Free mode is full screen, with an extra emphasis on your content. All user interface chrome is hidden, leaving you with nothing but the file you’re working on. It’s a great help when you want to ignore everything else and just write."

                                    12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow multi split window or view on the one code file

                                      You can now split the editing window of code file horizontally. But allow those with larger monitor to split the windows many times both horizontally and vertically. The easy way may be allow the same file to be opened multiple times. Maybe an option to allow files to be opened multiple time without asking; with asking; or not (as it now).

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                                        2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make bookmarks use relative paths instead of absolute paths

                                        I found out recently that current bookmarks implementation seem to use relative paths since after renaming/moving my root folder I found that I could no longer double-click my bookmarks to open them. Upon further inspection it looked as though the bookmarks were all specified as absolute paths and as such were no longer valid. Storing bookmarks as relative to a project/solution would make more sense and would improve this, also old bookmarks would be able to be read just fine keeping with the VS.next compatibility goal.

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                                          3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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…

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