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  1. 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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      3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Too hard to search code samples

      It's nice to see VS2012 integrates the code sample function, but it's still hard to search code samples. What I want is a simple search textbox + some simple condition selections (e.g. language, technology), and hit enter. Then see the sample search results with brief sample description. Next, I can open what I want.

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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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        • 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 →
          • Inline WYSIWYG documentation feature with semantic meta data

            Documentation features (xmldoc, etc.) should be improved. My idea is a kind of inline WYSIWYG documentation editor (see my attached file).

            There should be a toolbar to add predefined documentation sections like "summary", "description", "parameters" etc. This section could either be included into the source file or in some external storgare file. It should be possible to select in property editor window where to save specific documentation sections (in source or in storgar xyz).

            All documentation sections should be combined if expanded in soure editor window so that all information is available in one place.

            Later this so entered information…

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            • Allow custom CSS formatting in Visual Studio 2012

              At the moment there are only three options - "Compact", "Semi-expanded" and "expanded", though none of these meet our needs.

              Please enable some kind of custom template for formatting CSS, or at the very least include more options (such a version of "Compact" without the space after the colon).

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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • Improve collapsed region display of "/// <summary>"

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

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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Add Entity SQL Editor Window

                                    Be able to visualize, debug and execute Entity SQL

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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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                                      • "Quick Find"

                                        While I appreciate the slimmed down UI footprint of the new Quick Find in VS 2012, there are lot of functional changes that really mess with my normal workflow, and it'd be great to get these fixed and get the behavior closer to the old VS 2010 Ctrl+F behavior.

                                        - There needs to be an option to populate the find dialog only when there's selected text (ie, what it did in VS 2010). I don't want to have to copy/paste my search terms, but I also don't want to overwrite previous search terms with random single characters from where ever…

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                                        • CodeLens for Community Edition

                                          CodeLens is very helpful and cool feature! Once you try it, then you can't use simple "find references". I think community will be grateful for it. Make CodeLens available for VS2015 Community!

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