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  1. Allow Floating windows to be grouped

    Being able to drag windows onto a split screen separate from the source windows hosted on the main IDE has improved developer productivity. However, it becomes troublesome when you have more than one source window on the split screen since it does not cater for docking of the floating screens into another tabbed MDI structure. It would be nice to be able to have tabbed MDIs on both screens to make navigation easier.

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    • Offer comparison for file recovery

      As VS has file comparison built in, this should be easy. The most annoying part of all the autorecovery systems throughout Microsoft products is that the user is asked if they want to recover a file but not provided with enough information to make such a decision. Is the recovered file older or newer? Smaller or larger? Most directly, what are the exact differences, line by line? I always have to track down the backup copy and use an external comparer...

      But in VS, it should be dead simple to offer users the option of first looking at a side-by-side…

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      • Stack Size - WebDev.WebServer40 Default or a option in

        Hi,

        Today, the default size for thread stack in WebDev.WebServer40 (old cassini) is 100000. And the default size in w3wp is 40000. In this situation, we have some cases of stackoverflow in production that we don't have in development. Can you change de default in WebDev.WebServer40 to be the same that we have in production ?

        Maybe, a new option in web.config to change this behavior

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        • Shift+Click a control in the toolbox to lock it and a new control is added for every click on the form.

          As a former Borland Delphi developer, I miss a simpel function in the VS IDE.
          In Delphi you are able to [Shift]+Click a control in the ToolBox and this control is now locked so that you can place several controls on the form, simply by clicking the form.

          This makes it very easy to place a lot of similar controls, like labels or textboxes, on the form.
          The control is released by clicking an arrow icon afterwards.

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          • Decrease menu height, or only visible with ALT key

            Please put the menu in the top bar as in the attached screenshot or make it only visible when the ALT key is pressed. As example, please see Firefox 12. It uses minimum height for the menu and the top level menu (file, edit etc.) is only visible when alt is pressed. it is also a setting so, if users want it permanently visible then can check a box.

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            • VBA Editor

              I'm going through large amounts of legacy VBA in a really bad IDE. I'd really like to be able to use copy and paste the VBA code into a Visual Studio 2013 project so I can go through the code much easier. While I wouldn't be able to run the code, I'd like to be able to searching through the text and ability to refactor the code would really nice, especially considering that there is probably a lot of VBA code that could be refactored. I'm currently pasting VBA code into a VB Module but it's not the same and…

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              • Provide an option to display CodeLens beside declarations rather than above.

                CodeLens is extremely useful, but I don't like that it adds an extra [fractional] line which isn't really "there" into the visual flow of my code on the page. This is made worse by the fact that CodeLens takes a brief moment to load, so when a code file is first opened, it appears as if there are many extra blank lines (very obvious & distracting when these 'blank' CodeLens spaces appear beneath doc comments or attributes but above the declarations they decorate).

                If there were an option to display these annotations off to the right side of a declaration…

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                • Change the default behavior when opening a solution in Source Control Explorer to bring the Soultion Explorer window into focus.

                  When you open the Source Control Explorer from the Team Explorer window and then open a solution, if the Solution Explorer window is docked with the Team Explorer window, as in the attached screenshot, there is no indication that the solution has loaded.

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                  • Add Control+D to duplicate line.

                    As a developer,
                    I would like to use Ctrl+D to duplicate a line,
                    So I don't have to highlight the text followed by Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V. This will devTime.

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                    • FTP Development with local control

                      So let me give you this perspective:

                      1. We've installed PHP tools and Git source control provider extensions from vs gallery into vs 2012 pro. Were using web (code only ) interface.

                      2. We have an extension we're developing for a cms (Joomla!), we have no need to keep the whole website local, but need to keep the files exclusive to the component locally.

                      As to why we would keep the files exclusive to the component locally:

                      If the cached files remained forever in a specific location, like if we could essentially specify a local directory for each ftp website…

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                      • Double clicking one of the open tabs maximizes the window

                        When double clicking on a tab, the window behind this tab maximizes and all other tabs get minimized (focus window). When again clicking on the tab the previous window settings are restored.

                        Like it is in EasyEclipse, and probably also in Eclipse?

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                        • Have Window.MovetoNextTabGroup and Window.MovetoPreviousTabGroup work across monitors

                          Window.MovetoNextTabGroup and Window.MovetoPreviousTabGroup only work on a single monitor. If you have multiple monitors, it would be nice for the code file to travel across them; kind of like Window Key + left/right works on Windows 7

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                            • Distinct Intellisense icon for read-only properties (get accessor only)

                              It would be helpful to have a different icon in Intellisense to identify properties that only have a GET accessor (read-only properties). I've attached an image to illustrate the current situation and a concept icon for read-only properties.

                              Currently, Visual Studio's Intellisense doesn't help us to rapidly see which property can be modified (i.e. those that have a SET accessor). It shows the same icon for properties regardless of their accessors (get, set, or both).

                              For Microsoft assemblies, we have to look at each property's documentation comment for something like "Gets ___", but not "Gets or sets ____".

                              For internal…

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                              • voice

                                Speech/Voice Recognition -- Please enable Visual Studio to work well with speech recognition programs. I was astounded to learn that Windows Speech Recognition explicitly disables itself when the current application is Visual Studio. You could at least enable command and control features within visual studio. I relalize that dictating code is a complex problem because it is so different from natural language text. But command and control of the IDE would be a minimal step forward. Work with the WSR team and get a solution done! (Working with Dragon would be nice to but working with something is more important).

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                                • Expose an API to be able to extend or take advantage of CodeLens features in extensions.

                                  The CodeLens feature of VS2013 Ultimate was the most exciting thing in VS2013 Ultimate, yet it is severely limited and underused. Its source control only integrates Microsoft-friendly source control, which is really quite greedy from you guys, considering the price of the Ultimate package... I understand you are pushing your own products, but denying support for the most widely used source control packages in favor of your own runner in a premium-only feature is pretty poor. Don't be a Grinch.

                                  I would like to be able to write extensions to support other source control packages like SVN or CVS through…

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                                  • Remove all refactoring functions and let ReSharper do them right

                                    Whenever a new VisualStudio comes out I try to use it without Resharper. But it's always/still missing so many things or they aren't as comfortable to use as in Resharper. I recommend you simply remove all duplicate functionality and let Resharper do them right.

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                                    • Add win32 resource (rc) editor to express edition of Visual Studio

                                      That would be great, because users still can develop atl / mfc applications using express editions (not officially), also there is WTL, which requires these.

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                                      • Include Web Performance Test in Visual Studio Premium edition

                                        Provide Web Performance and Load Tests with Visual Studio Premium edition. Since most Application Development Microsoft Partners are eligible for Visual Studio Premium edition, but not Ultimate edition, it is unfair to exclude the ability to create web performance and load tests for development teams that are creating products on the Microsoft platform since all well-written products should be able to determine whether their products can handle sufficient load and are scalable.

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                                        • Add the option to collapse try-catch blocks

                                          Sometimes, adding many try-catch blocks to the code makes it harder to follow the main idea of the application. I believe that adding some ellipsis notation (similar to the notation used when a function is collapsed) to the try-catch block could help make the code more readable.
                                          I just think that it would be great if I could read my code with no exception handling at all. If I wanted to read the exception handling code, I could always expand the specific section of code.

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