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  1. Allow suppression of Static Code Analysis (SCA) warnings through a region

    There are various scenarios with generated code that produce SCA violations. It would be usefull to have an easy and robust way of suppressing those warnings. The current solutions are not suffcient:
    - The 'GeneratedCode' attribute supresses at the class level. That means all violations in the non-generated part of the class are also supressed. It also means you have to re-enter it every time the generation is re-done.
    - The SuppressMessage attribute forces you to manually suppress all SCA warnings on the generated code.

    The solution provided by StyleCop (if #region contains tekst 'generated code' then suppress all warnings…

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    • Add syntax highlighting to more programming languages

      Of course, VS doesn't have to be a full blown IDE for anything but the officially supported languages, but additional syntax highlighting for popular programming languages would be of great help. PHP, for example. When converting legacy code, sane, out-of-the-box syntax highlighting for a variety of programming languages would really make a difference.

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      • Enable Visual Studio Comments to Link to TFS IDs

        I just want to be able write the following comment in the code editor

        //TFS:<ID> My custom comment

        Then visual studio would format the <ID> as a link to the Visual Studio Online and on hover, show me a preview of the item.

        So, when I find bad code which I just cannot fix right now, I could add an item to TFS and in code, I could make a linked comment like so:

        //TFS: 1838 We should really find a better way of doing this
        public void ConsumeAllCpu(){
        ConsumeAllCpu();
        }

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        • 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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          • 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 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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                    • 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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                                  • Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the cursor right now.

                                    Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the editor screen. When I go out for diner and come back, I often undo to show to my brain where I was last time I typed some code. But most of the time, it undo, I -feel- it places the cursor at the right place, but the scroll isn't good at all, so I can't see quickly what I just typed, as it disappears before I have the time to adjust the scroll.

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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.

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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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                                        • 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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