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  1. Find in files results should truncate long lines.

    When using the 'Find in Files' option under 'Find and Replace', you search for a word and the 'Find Results' window lists in raw text the results. It also displays the line the result was found on. However, if the line is very long (for example in a minified CSS file that has no line breaks) the ENTIRE line is given rather than just a short snippet around the searched result.

    As the results are not columated, this makes the tool impossible to use as the results will be mixed in amongst thousands of lines of source code where such…

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      2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Compare option when multi-selecting document tabs.

      It is currently possible to select multiple documents in the document tab channel. This idea would add a context menu option to compare two selected tabs using the comparison tools (including, if set, the user option in Tools > Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server > User Tools.)

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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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            • 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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                      • 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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                          • Add Intellisense Support for AMD via RequireJS

                            if I have a module defined in a .js file in the following way (using RequireJS's AMD pattern):

                            define(function (require) {

                            var ko = require('knockout');

                            });

                            I would like to have Intellisense support for the ko object that is dynamically retrieved by the require('knockout') function.

                            7 votes
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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.

                              7 votes
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                              • Better Find Symbol Results

                                Find Symbols Results are not structured by files.
                                There are no colors at all. I would like to see intellisense highlights.

                                VisualAssist does it in a good way, I wish this functionality be integrated in VS itself.

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                                • Set font on Binary Editor (hex editor)

                                  Binary Editor is not able to be set, at all. Please allow font to be changed or at least for font size to be increased.

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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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                                      • 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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                                        • Regex pattern generator for selected text to be used to find or replace on limited patterns.

                                          In Visual Studio IDE I would like to have a regex pattern generator which can easily be incorporated into the Find and Replace feature of visual studio. The reason is because I want to change all instances of html like so: "style='height:26.25pt'" to either empty string "" or in another file to be "style='height:28.25pt'.

                                          If I could just select the text "style='height:26.25pt' by highligiting it first, and then right clicking a context menu that contains generate regex pattern. It would convert it to something like this: "style='height\:\d\.\dpt'" or on the vs2010 like this:"style='height\::z\.:zpt;'". Then I can use the regex to…

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