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  1. Better Typescript Support

    There has to be better Typescript support. Some ideas:

    - better refactoring
    - F12 go to definition
    - more "connections" to angular and ohter js-frameworks
    - etc. (just look at c# editing and debugging features)

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    • Add code folding for all code blocks like in Notepad++

      It would be great to fold all kind of code blocks and not just methods like you can do it in Notepad++.

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      • Disable the IntelliSense for a specific folder in VS IDE.

        We want to disable the IntelliSense to ignore a specific folder in VS IDE.

        See:http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c11387

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            • Allow Editor Style integration with Metadata

              Sample idea:

              "I want to tell VS that EF scalar and navigation properties in a linq query must be colored orange in my code."

              General Idea:

              Suppose you have a Data Layer generated by your own T4 templates for Entity Framework, and you add some properties to those Entity classes through partials. Then you make many linq queries.
              How many time you peek to the definition of some property in order to know if it is a custom property or an actual EF mapped property?

              It could be nice that we can match attributes (e.g. [NavigationProperty]) with some visual style…

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              • Automatically update Bookmarks when line numbers are changed..

                Update bookmark when line numbers are changed due to addition or removal of some lines in VS code view. For example, I created bookmark for a line of code, say line no. 100, and named the bookmark meaningfully like "Calculation Formula". Later when I added 2 lines of code to the top of the page so now my calculation formula moved to line number 102 but the bookmarks aren't updated automatically. They are still pointing to the line number 100 which is meaningless now. It would be nice if the bookmarks gets updated automatically along with the movement of the…

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                  • Allow the Visual Studio "Peek Definition" feature to be extensible.

                    This would allow tools vendors to create a consistent UI experience for similar kind of functionality in custom language services or, even within domain-specific XML files or other kinds of files.

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                    • Option of displaying nested matching braces/brackets (a+(b-(c-5)+(d-2))+4) in different colors like excel when editing a formula

                      (a+(b-(c-5)+(d-2))+4) can be hard to follow and the current

                      When a brace/bracket is selected, currently the matching brace/bracket is highlighted with the "Brace Matching" settings in "Fonts and Colors".

                      The could be extended to individually color all nested sets of brackets of the same type (parenthesis, brace, etc.) in a different color in the same manner that Excel does when you edit a formula.

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                      • 8 votes
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                        • Design surface needs to support razor pages

                          The design surface in VS2011 needs to support Razor pages to allow visual page design: the addition of controls, resizing of elements etc.

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                          • Multiple Bookmark Sets

                            I've been using bookmarks every day for a long time.

                            How about having different sets of bookmarks that are color coated.

                            So If I'm working on 3 different problems in the same solution, i can have a different set of bookmarks per problem and they can be color coated. Then have a dropdown next to the bookmark nav toolbar to select which set you want to toggle.

                            Please let me know. chrismicco@gmail.com

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                            • fix navigation of tabs as spaces

                              When using tabs as spaces, the navigation is really wonky. That is, arrow-key navigation only moves one space at a time, the backspace key only deletes one space at a time and the delete key as well. Please fix this.

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                              • Code definition window and "Implement Interface" feature should include full XML documentation

                                When implementing an interface, the "Implement Interface" context menu does not insert the associated XML documentation.

                                It should, since that XML documentation is usually a good starting point. Consider perhaps adding a TODO tag.

                                The same should apply to abstract class implementation.

                                The alternative, copying the contents of the Code Definition window into your code, saves a lot of (re)typing. Unfortunately, the documentation does not include the XML documentation tags, which must be added by hand.

                                An example from the code def. window:

                                // Summary: <-- should be <summary>
                                // Performs application-defined tasks associated with freeing,
                                // releasing, or resetting…

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                                • Shortcut to duplicate the actual line to the next line

                                  I miss a shortcut like ctrl+D to qickly duplicate the actual line (where the cursor stays) without marking the line and not touching the copy/paste buffer. I know, it's possible with copy+paste but it's not quick like Zend-IDE. In VS you must use pos1, mark the line, ctrl+c, move cursor to next line, ctrl+v and then modify the new line.... would be quicker to simple use only ctrl+d and modify the new line.

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                                  • Allow relative paths for external hyperlinks in comments

                                    Since documentation files are often checked into TFS along with code, allowing relative links to be followed from comments would allow linking to images, pdfs, and other documentation relevant to understanding code directly from code comments.

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                                    • Spaces vs Tabs: auto-detect

                                      Some projects use spaces, some use tabs for indentation. Working on multiple projects with conflicting policies and having to manually flip the switch each time is annoying. Could you auto-detect what policy a given file uses?

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                                      • 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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                                        • Enable support for color themes for custom colorable items in the text editor in 3rd party extensions.

                                          Currently 3rd party extensions do not have a way to provide theme-dependent color and font settings for custom colorable items they register with the VS editor (here's a relevant discussion on MSDN forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e46318aa-7652-4e5d-8836-d1bc80006f8e/language-service-support-for-color-themes-in-custom-colorable-items)

                                          It would be nice to enable 3rd party language services to provide full support for color themes to make their integration with the VS shell totally seamless

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