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  1. previousmethod

    Support Edit.PrevousMethod in C#.

    This command is available only in VB, not C#.

    If the comman is available, it can be used in Quick Launch and a key assigned to it if desired.

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      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make CoffeeScript editor autoindent next line on enter

      The CoffeeScript editor of VS 2013 does not autoindent the next line of my code when I press enter, but jumps always to the start of a line, and I need to tab several times to get to the right indentation.

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        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Paste escaped string / paste escaped verbatim string

        When you need to copy and paste some XML, string, or other data into the editor as a string it is extremely annoying as you then have to go and manually escape it.

        There should be a "Paste Special" with options to paste as a "normal" C# string or as a "verbatim" C# string. This would make this common task much easier.

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          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve collapsed region display of "/// <summary>"

          Instead of diplaying "/// <summary>
          Display the first line of text IN the summary!

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            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Reintroduce support for column guides in the text editor

            In previous versions of Visual Studio, there was an undocumented feature for adding column guidelines:

            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saraford/archive/2004/11/15/257953.aspx

            Common coding standards state that lines shouldn't go over a certain length to aid readability, and showing a visible guide helps this. Unfortunately this feature was removed from VS2010, instead of being improved to a first-class UI option as you might expect. This led to several addins being written to reintroduce the feature:

            http://www.jeff.wilcox.name/2010/02/visualstudio2010guides/
            http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0fbf2878-e678-4577-9fdb-9030389b338c/

            Having several people write the same thing illustrates the developer need for the feature, and also highlights that people wasted time duplicating others' work without knowing it. If this…

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              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Small suggestion: Close All Files/Tabs in the editor window.

                I can close individual files or close all but this file, but I often want to just close all.

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                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • when you create a new bookmark that the IDE uses the selected text as bookmark name. Morever adding a textbox to filter names

                  For example I'm editing veyr long HTMLs, and I usually set many bookmarks, but I have to spend time naming them. It would be faster for me if:
                  - The IDE automatically names the bookmark using the selected text. (see the attach image and the red marks as example)
                  - The IDE provides some textboxes for filtering the bookmarks. So if I have many of them, I can see only the ones that matches my current need. (see for example the yellow marks).

                  Regards,
                  Herber

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                    5 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better Color Syntax Highlighting and Configuration

                    I think it's about time VS enhances the configuration of Color Syntax Highlighting in the following ways, in priority order:
                    1) Rather than clumping in a single huge list all bits of syntax across all languages that can be highlighted, categorize by language.
                    2) Allow for italic, underline, besides just bold.
                    3) Based on 1), show a "complete" sample of the highlighted language, rather than just a single line of a small clump of letters.
                    4) Within a language, allow for more distinctly highlight-able things.

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Middle mouse button click on word for go to definition (like F12)

                      If I could click with the middle mouse button when the mouse is on a type or method or anything, then the same should happen if i right click on it and select go to definition or if im pressing F12.

                      This way I could navigate through the code jusing the mouse only! (Navigate backward and forward already works with the two extra buttons (mouse button 4 and 5 on the side of the mouse)) (Would be faster than searching for the F12, escpecially in case of laptops for example, because I have to look on the keyboard to see…

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Entity SQL Editor Window

                        Be able to visualize, debug and execute Entity SQL

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                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add order attribute to codedui tests

                            I run coded ui test from Microsoft Test Manager. In MTM i can order the test to run in a specific order. Sometimes when debugging I need to emulate this functionality. Coded UI tests are not sufficient for this. They don't provide the fine grained test reporting that I need.

                            I sugges that you provide a simple order attribute in the coded ui test framework that can be used to decorate the testmethods. e.g. Order = 1. Tests with an order attribute would be run first, in order. Those with the order attribute would be run afterwards. Each order attribute…

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                            • add functionality to Right-click on a style (when viewing/editing) markup, and have a "Navigate to Definition"

                              Not sure if this has been suggested yet. Can a "Navigate to Definition" functionality be added to jump to a CSS class?

                              I wish to be able to right click on an HTML element's class/style value, then choose Navigate to Definition, and VS will take me to that particular entry in the CSS file.

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                                2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                • Add "Move lines" function

                                  Sometimes i want to move a block of code up or down. In notepad++ ,for example, i can press ctrl+shift+up / ctrl+shift+down and all the lines between selection-start-position and selection-end-position will be moved up or down respectively. If there is no selection, then it applies to the line the cursor is on at the moment. The only thing i found in VS is "Swap lines", but it works for one line only and it's not suitable for moving even one line for more than 1 position up or down. It's such a basic thing, so why need we to write…

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                                  • Improve Outlining and Regions

                                    * Many of my ASP.NET files lose the ability to collapse HTML. Edit > Outlining does not remain set across uses of VS2010.

                                    * When copying #regions the pasted results are no longer collapsed

                                    A tad more refinement in outlines and regions would be very useful.

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                                    • Easy Touch-Screen Coding - create a context sip like the one in Touch Develop on WP7

                                      it would be really nice to have an input panel like the one available in touch develop on WP7. this would be really useful when developing on a tablet/slate as the onscreen keyboard can be a nightmare.
                                      the sip in touch develop is basically a context based intelli-sense/snippet input panel the saves having to write code with a qwerty keyboard.
                                      see and example of the input panel
                                      http://geekswithblogs.net/images/geekswithblogs_net/tmurphy/Windows-Live-Writer/Ways-To-Pass-Time-On-Window-PhoneTouchDe_7CC6/Screen%20Capture-2_2.jpg

                                      the panel's options changs every time you press a button e.g. press [Console] and the options would change to [ReadLine()], [Write()], [WriteLine()], etc. and would also give the option to insert snippets…

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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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                                        • Reflect renaming ASP files in code behind (refactoring)

                                          When renaming a file in an ASP project, it would be great to have the class name in the code behind automatically reflect this change.
                                          For example, after renaming "MyPage.aspx" into "MySecondPage.aspx" in the editor, the class name in the code-behind would be renamed as well. Currently it will still be called "MyPage".

                                          In extent to this, when renaming a ASCX file, it would be nice to have not only its class name renamed, but also the tag names on the pages that use this ASCX file.

                                          IMO, this would allow more effective refactoring.

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