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  1. No longer force the IIS path to change when a user opens a new web project. It should be like it was in VS 2010.

    In Visual Studio 2010, when a developer opened a new project that was mapped to a different URL than what is set in IIS, the developer would see a message asking if the IDE should change the IIS settings to match the project. In 2012, the IDE simply changes IIS without asking. This causes a tremendous amount of extra work for developers who are simply trying to compare two branches of a project. It should revert back to the way it was in VS 2010.

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    • Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

      Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

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      • INSTEAD OF UNISTALLING LANGUAGES VB, C#, C++, ETC...

        INSTEAD OF REMOVING THE PROJECTS , WHY NOT DISABLE THEM OR ONLY DISABLE PROJECTS THAT USER WANTS TO DISABLE MANUALLY.

        C# , VB , C++, ETC PROJECTS SHOULD BE DISABLED|ENABLED BY THE USER INSTEAD OF REMOVING THEM COMPLETELY.

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          • VS should have both environment i.e. user can have multiple projects in single solution or user can have only one project in single solution

            Visual studio can support multiple projects in single solution. It can be done through many ways like 'Add new Project', 'Open Solution' options or through Project Template.

            I have disable all the options except Project Template. When one project is loaded and we are going to create a new project then we can support multiple projects through template (Through 'Solution' option Combo box)

            So my request is VS should have both environment i.e. user can have multiple projects in single solution or user can have only one project in single solution.

            Please think on this issue.

            Thanks.

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            • Source code compare from within the Pending Changes dialog

              Double-clicking source files in the Pending Changes dialog should open the Compare form rather that the Editor. Or there should be a dedicated button rather than a context menu for launching a comparison.

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              • Searching in Properties Window

                It would be very helpful to place a search (filter) box on the top of properties window.
                Like on the top of solution explorer.

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                • Double-click file tab to highlight file in solution explorer

                  Since the new preview mode in VS it is sometimes difficult to find the current file you are working on in the solution explorer. It would be nice if you could double click the file tabs to select the file in the solution explorer.

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                  • Comparison application is a fully functional editor window

                    Comparison window has ALL the functions of the i.e. C# editor window, e.g. Navigate to definition, Highlight all entrances of the selected word, etc. If it's the same editor window used for displaying each comparison file then 3rd-party applications like ReSharper will give even more functionality to the MSVS built-in comparison app.

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                    • Help me find code from the stack trace in a log file faster

                      There is an error in a log file. I see the stack trace, which contains the file name and line number. I want to get to the code where that file name and line number exist. What do I do? First I copy the file name from the log file. I then tab to visual studio then hit Ctrl+"comma" to get the "Navigate To" window. I paste the file name and get to the file. I then hit Ctrl+g to get to the goto line command and type in the line number. Now what if the Navigate To window supported…

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                      • Add class explorer-like to web.config see attached screenshot

                        As all of us know, web.config evolve over years and versions with many options added to it, navigating inside web.config using find dialog and plus or minus left buttons are good, but it will be cool and productive, if you can add something like the attached screenshot when opening web.config, so we can quickly jump to specific part within the file, making the major parent nodes like connectionStrings etc.. on the upper left comboBox and the child nodes in the upper right one, Thanks, Appreciating VS team work :)

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                        • Comment the class members references when a class member is commented

                          Provide an option to comment the class member's (variables or methods) references when it is commented within a class. Something
                          similar to the feature, when you rename a class an option to rename all its references.

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                          • Unify VS Express editions into a single product

                            Why do we need separate express edition for single development goal? Unify them to single Express edition allowing Windows, Desktop, Web and Phone development.

                            It is so bad that current Express edition even don't allow easy participation in MS Open Source initiative because plenty of solutions cannot be opened in single Express version - you need multiple versions opening the same solution to work on all projects. Simply great development experience …

                            Different Express editions also contain different features. For example VS 2012 Express for Windows didn't contain support for T4 while other versions did.

                            Add support for portable class…

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                            • Create a Windows8 RT app for TFS for check out and checkin

                              If I am on a WinRT machine (Surface), I would love to still be able to edit my code (even if I have to use notepad) and still be able to commit my code changes. I don't need my full Visual Studio since my build server can still compile and deploy for me.

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                              • Add item templates for common class patterns

                                Developers often have to implement classes that follow a common pattern like Exception classes or classes that implement IDisposable. It would be very helpful if you added item templates for such classes by default. The templates should fulfill the Microsoft code quality rules. See attached template for an Exception class.

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                                • Code review extensions

                                  One should be able to do code review before and after check ins and this before and after should have a option to automate.

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                                  • Change the XAP downloading screen

                                    It would be helpfull if we hava a way to change the way that the "loading" screen is show. I'm talking about the initial screen, the one with the little blue ***** (sort of a progress bar) going back and forward in circle.
                                    Im working with a Lightswitch app, and the XAP downloading screen display on the VS IDE.

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                                    • Rename the project folder when renaming a project

                                      When renaming a project an option to rename the project folder will popup

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                                      • Scheduled Todo list

                                        Today we put a todo comment and it appears in the todo task list. Many times that "todo" comments is optional and many times it become mandatory after a given date.

                                        The suggestion is to put a date with todo comment. e.g.
                                        //todo: 28/March/2013 : Replace this hard coded value by the value that we pull from database.

                                        When a compilation triggered in IDE(Visual Studio), all such todo comments whose date has expired should be shown as error. To fix it either user can
                                        1> postpone the date or
                                        2> remove the comment or
                                        3> mark the todo as complete.…

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                                        • Add Codelens option to DEBUG unit tests

                                          I frequently use CodeLens to execute tests affecting a method, however I have noticed that I only have options to "Run" or "Run All", there's no "Debug" - to do this I have to go to at least one of the tests, then choose "Debug Test" manually. It'd be awesome to have this as part of the CodeLens miniwindow.

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