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  1. Move Code coverage to Professional Edition

    Existing feature, would be great to have this available from Professional version.

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    • Incorporate the SlowCheetah extension directly into Visual Studio.

      Support for Web.config transformations have been supported for Web Application Projects, however App.config (or Xml transformations in general) have lacked this feature. Thankfully, the SlowCheetah extension provides this functionality, but shouldn't Visual Studio support such a useful feature, natively?

      Config/Xml transformations are useful for projects of all types, outside of just web projects. Windows Services are typically deployed to multiple environments (Dev, Lab, QA, Production, etc.), just like web applications. Transformations would benefit enterprise developers, just the same as web developers.

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      • Improve the outlining options.

        Allow to check what I want to collapse, e.g. only comments, or everything except them, etc.

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        • Make every dialog window sizeable

          Having windows not being sizeable has been something that has been annoying for many years. It's like looking through a straw when it would be better to just be able to stretch the window (and the appropriate and most useful text boxes and list boxes). This would make life much easier, and surely it would be an easy change to implement.

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          • Either remove or allow user to adjust the .NET filter to Add Reference dialog.

            Visual Studio 2010 when the build is against .NET Framework 4.0 doesn't allow you to add .NET Framework 3.5 references without having to first change the project and then change it back. The filter should be editable. Please fix this in a service pack. It is highly frustrating. I would regard this as a bug not simply a change request. We have many .NET components that are 2.0 &3.5. Rebuilding isn't always an option as it might require a verification cycle that is very time consuming. I have actually gone back to VS 2008 to create projects because it is…

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            • Popup confirm dialog on folder drag/drop in solution explorer

              Right now you can accidentally gimp a project by dragging a folder somewhere it shouldnt go; often without knowing.

              It would be nice to have a popup confirm move dialog box so I could prevent the action from happening.

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              • Give the option to edit a project file if it fails to load.

                Sometimes a project file has an invalid reference or can not find a referenced file or project. Instead of needing to open Notepad++ to edit the project file, it would be great if VS would offer you the option to open the project file if it failed to load.

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                • Add "Copy Value" option to the Watch window, much in the way that the tooltip watch has "Copy Expression".

                  For the last X versions of VS, to copy a watch value, I have to select Copy, and then paste the value (which is a combination of name, value, and type) into Notepad, and then from there, I copy the value I want to use elsewhere. The watch tooltip, on the otherhand, makes this process much more streamlined by providing "Copy Expression". Putting this into the Watch window proper will help quite a bit (especially since the tooltip tends to disappear if you move the mouse pointer too far as well as the fact that it is not always available)

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                  • Resource Editor: Browse for existing files in a useful location

                    In the resource (resx) editor, choosing Add Resource > Add existing file... always opens a file browser in c:\Windows\System32.

                    It should have a preference option to set the default folder (or at least default to the configured "projects" path) and then remember the last folder you browsed to, so that you can return here multiple times to add many resources during a day of work without having to browse away from the middle of nowhere every time.

                    This is a bug in 2008, 2010 and 2012, so it's nice we now have a way of reporting it and maybe getting…

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                    • Hide project references in add reference dialogue box that have already been added to a project

                      Hide project references in add refence dialogue box that have already been added to a project (or grey them out to show they've already been added).

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                      • Make the window bar stand out a bit more (different color than the rest of the window)

                        Make the window bar stand out a bit more (different color than the rest of the window)

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                        • Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back

                          Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back
                          or give us another way of getting to it, which doesn't take half a day

                          http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/08/19/asp-net-web-configuration-tool-missing-in-visual-studio-2013.aspx?PageIndex=2&wa=wsignin1.0#comments

                          Does not work, and I don't have all day, after spending hours doing wonderfull stuff with WebApi i'm now stuckm until I jump thru hoops

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                          • Make the Solution Property Pages dialog resizable and searchable

                            Similar to what has been done to the Options dialog in 2013, it would be nice to allow the Solution Property Pages dialog (the one that appears when you choose Project | Set Startup Projects)

                            For areas within this dialog that have lists that can be quite long, add an incremental search feature

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                            • provide a method to suppress messages/warning from the error list

                              it's possible to suppress warning in both the c++ and the c# compiler (and i assume, also in the vb compiler). however, there are lots of other components writing warnings to the error list. (e.g.: a "warning 150" concerning a mismatch of architecture.). in larger projects, these warnings, if not apropriate, make the error list unusable. (i have 230+ such warnings in the error list.)

                              it should be possible to turn these off, in order to make the error list usable again.

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                              • Please Utilize "Sub Menus" in the Solution/Project Context Menu More.

                                The functionality of Visual Studio is not what is bothering me so much. It is how ridiculously huge the menus are becoming - mostly in regards to the context menus surrounding the Solution Explorer.

                                I realize a lot of users have finally become accustomed to the layout, but the sheer number of menu options is becoming burdensome, especially on smaller screens like Ultrabooks.

                                Enclosed is a screenshot just to demonstrate...

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                                • Make Visual Studio metered connection aware

                                  With Windows 8 you can specify a connection as metered. Would be great if VS would be aware of this and turn off things like update & extension checks.

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                                  • HTML5 Full 3D Authoring, Animations and Illustration Tools in Visual Studio and Blend

                                    please improves html5 editor capabilities for full 3d authring and animations in visual studio and blend.Create and manipulate 3D content utilizing an array of tools and the power of CSS3. Rotate objects and even 2D designs along any axis, visualizing 3D transformations and translations. built-in illustration tools to create vector-style artwork – keeping your designs light.

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                                    • Integrate something like the www.whatamIdoing.co.uk Visual Studio addin so I can see exactly how much time each part of a project has taken

                                      The addin allows me to track exactly how long each file of each project has been worked on. best case, this would enable me to improve my project time estimation and bill customers properly. Worst case, it means I an fill in my time sheet more easily. This could be embedded in visual studio.

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                                        • Fix the Heads Up Display

                                          I love the new heads up display within class objects, but have one issue with it. When you decorate a class or property with attributes, the heads up display inserts itself between the property/class declaration and the attributes which as you can see in the picture I attached causes an unnatural and hard to read grouping because now the attribute is grouped/closer to the property above it than the property that it actually belongs to… it seems to me like the heads up display information should be above the attributes so that the attributes would stay grouped with the property/class…

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