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  1. 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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      • Fix behaviour of Home/End keys when word wrap is enabled

        There are several problems with the word wrap feature in Visual Studio 2013.

        * Pressing the Home key moves the cursor to the start of the screen line. This works correctly. At this point, pressing the Home key again should move the cursor to the start of the *real* line, however nothing happens.
        * The end key is similarly broken.
        * Triple-clicking should select the entire real line, rather than the current screen line.
        * Similarly, the cut command (when nothing is selected) should cut the whole line.
        * Similarly, the move line up/down commands should move real lines, rather…

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        • Hide IntelliSense completely on Ctrl and make the delay configurable

          Please make it possible to:

          - disable Ctrl hiding IntelliSense, or
          - make the Ctrl delay configurable, with a minimum of zero, and make it possibile for it to be fully transparent.

          The way it's done currently makes it extra hard to use, because the delay is too long and the text is too unreadable (so I just use Esc).

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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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            • rename and completion in comments (at least in doc comments)

              As someone who believes in comments and referencing other code in them, I want completion to work while typing comments and rename to at least offer textual matches for my approval when renaming, which are almost always correct due to good naming.

              6 votes
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              • Change the unmatched line pattern in Visual Studio 2012 Code Review

                My team has recently converted to Visual Studio 2012 and is using the Code Review work items. When reviewing a new file, or one with substantial changes, the slashes or hashing shown for the unmatched lines causes my eyes to cross and lose focus making the review physically painful.

                Is there any way to change the slashes or hashing in the Code Review tool to be something different such as a 50% grey, or at least lower the contrast of the lines so I can use the tool?

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hovering the usage of method or property makes its body to be shown like it does when pointing '...' in collapsed #region or method

                  var a = new A();

                  a.Foo(); [...]

                  Pointing over [...] causes Foo() body to be shown
                  --------------
                  {
                  Console.Writeln('Foo is called.');
                  }
                  --------------

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make mouse clicks not be sticky (or don't go to definition accidentally)

                    I don't know how to define this, but sometimes the mouse clicks "sticky"

                    I frequently copy and paste variable names. I do it so much that I do it fast. It will go like this.

                    1. Double Click on a word (to select it)
                    2. Ctrl + V (To copy it)

                    RESULT: 5% of the time this will do the same thing as holding control and double clicking on the word. (Go to definition).

                    I can't count the number of times I have opened the definition for a "string".

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                      2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • Don't reopen documents after opening a project

                        There used to be an option to enable or disable this, but it's gone. So now the first thing I have to do after opening a project is closing all documents/tabs. :(

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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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                          • Make IntelliSense display colour previews!

                            When you bring up a colour list in IntelliSense rather than just showing the colour by name, can't a live preview be added as well?
                            Why do I want to have to look at colour charts all the time?

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                            • Textarea in find and replace dialog box

                              I have beening using Visual Studio 2010 and asp.net for 1.5 years.
                              Before I had beening used Adobe Dreamviewer for our old asp files.
                              And There was a property for find and replace in Dreamviewer.

                              It was using textarea for find and replace box. Not input
                              box. So we used it for changing a block of code just copying from
                              the code and replacing it to the textarea section in the find and replace dialog box.

                              We can use this propery using regular expression in Visual
                              Studio. But it is very difficult. And some times we have to use symbol…

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                              • Form localization

                                make more convenient form localization. need a simple project-wide way to switch Language for forms.

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                                • add the ability to scroll the code window with two fingers.

                                  I am usually scrolling through code on my Acer Windows Tablet. I keep missing the scroll bar and moving my Solution Explorer around.

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                                  • Sort Rules and Plugins in Add dialogs [Web & Load testing]

                                    Currently the various dialogs that exist to add Extraction rules, Validation rules, WebTest plugins, WebTestRequest plugins, LoadTest plugins and LoadTest Threshold rules do not sort their contents.

                                    It is a constant irritation to visually search through pages of plugins (I have dozens) when developing tests.

                                    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add auto-sorting to these dialogs. PLEASE. I have to deal with this every day, since VS 2005. It's such an easy fix -- one line of code in 6 places. PLEASE.

                                    Simple oversights like this add needless friction to VS testing.

                                    [For 500 points: If you want a more challenging suggestion instead,…

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                                    • Collapse selected lines not only regions or collapse/expand long comments

                                      It would be nice, if you can select lines of code and collapse the code in the same manner as regions.
                                      Longer project files will be more operable.
                                      for example
                                      Line
                                      101
                                      102
                                      + ...
                                      205
                                      206
                                      207

                                      Also it will be great, if you can select lines of code, mark it as comment, and can collapse/expand it in the same manner as regions.

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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 references"

                                          It would be nice if "Find references" when the cursor is on the getter or setter of a property only found examples where the getter or setter is used. For example, I want to find everwhere where property X is set, but I do not wish to find the hundreds of places where the property is just read.

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