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  1. Confirm that user wants search for a single character term when using Find in Files

    Every few days I wind up accidentally searching my entire codebase for a single character term. Such searches can yield hundreds of thousands of results, and Visual Studio can become unresponsive for minutes.

    It would be great if Visual Studio could confirm that you want to search for single character terms when using Find in Files.

    A method for limiting the maximum number of search results would also work.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back individual zoom levels for each window

      Individual zoom levels are key to comparing and editing code in large projects. Please bring that back in VS2015.

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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support "Go To" Column in the Editor

        Add support to the Go To dialog for going to columns. Supported syntax could be a number, optional whitespace, separator, optional whitespace, number. Separator could honestly be any non-numeric character but supporting semi-colon, comma, period, colon all make sense. (Maybe space too.)

        Examples:
        15,5 - goes to line 15, column 5
        15; 4 - goes to line 15, column 5
        18 : 2 - goes to line 18, column 2
        18, - goes to line 18, column 1
        ,2 - doesn't move cursor

        This would be similar to the Go To behavior in IE F12. It enable developers to go…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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          • Rename Solution Explorer windows

            It would be nice if we could rename solution explorer windows. For example, if I open a solution explorer scoped to my "Scripts" folder, I'd like to be able to tell which solution explorer it is when they are collapsed.

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            • Floating Toolbars in VS IDE

              I just upgraded to VS2012 from VS2008. In VS2008, I was able to float the Debug toolbar over the current document window and shape the toolbar in a square or rectangle. I would position the toolbar just to the right of the code I was debugging. It was very convenient to have the toolbar so close to my code.

              I can't do this in VS2012. I would like the ability to do this added back into the VS IDE.

              I have added a screen shot of VS2008 to show you what I mean.

              Thanks.

              - Eric

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                3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show properties info of a class when mouse over

                Show properties info of a class when mouse over. look at picture attached

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Different icons for DLL-refs and Project-refs

                  In the project reference folder there is a list of references to other assemblies. These can be referenced by pointing to a dll or to another project in the solution. It would be really helpful and emphazise correct linking if one could easily see (on the icon) whether the refence is made to a project or to a dll.

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                  • Implement advanced commenting (with embedded images) for the Visual Studio editor

                    In Visual Studio code editor, it would be cool to have the ability to apply advanced commenting, similar to office product balloon comments, but with the functionality to imbed images. Attached is a mock up with a photo of a whiteboard brainstorm which is relevant to the code which it is placed next to. When going back to code ages later, it would really help the programmer to remember the original idea and diagrammatically represent the way in which the control or component actually works. Would certainly reduce the need to retrace the purpose of the code later on or…

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                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Put main menu into window title bar

                      Why do we wasting so much space to title bar?
                      We have only three buttons at right side and one on left plus title and many empty space. I think it is worth to put main menu there.
                      Title can be displayed in status bar for example, or at task bar.

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                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a Favorites Section in Source Control Explorer

                        Our team opens all projects from the Source Control Explorer. Currently, you have to drill down through the folder tree in order to get to the solution or project you want to open.

                        It would be wonderful to be able to add files, projects, or solutions to a "Favorites" panel right inside the Source Control Explorer.

                        Here's a mockup...

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                        • Support custom elements in .aspx files

                          Update 4 RC just recently included support for custom elements in the HTML editor (the default editor for .html files) however this feature did not make it into the HTML (Web Forms) editor (the default editor for .aspx files).

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Task based IDE workspaces

                            Depending on the task you are performing you sometimes want a customized development enviroment, displaying different panels, menu bars etc.
                            When you debug for example, the IDE changes it's layout. It would be great if the user could do the same for tasks you can customize yourself.
                            You could for example customize a workspace for HTML editing, debugging, coding c#, database design, WPF XAML editing, etc.

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                            • Integrate Find and Replace with Roslyn Compiler

                              sometime need find and replace with for example format or convert find value and then replaced.please add text box to can write and execute C# or VB code with Roslyn compiler in find and replace pane. can referenced to $find and $replace and manipulate $replace value with scripting and then replaced.

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                              • refactor - Extract String to Resource File

                                I would like an integrated "Extract this string to a resource file" option on strings in the IDE to make it easier to develop cross-culture applications.

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                                • Allow multiple copy operation(some thing similar in Microsoft Office)

                                  Allow/Have multiple COPY operation feature in IDE(Cntlr + C) - some thing similar in Microsoft Office - Clipboard.

                                  Where developer could copy multiple items/string/code snippet and paste which ever is required and have an option(key board shortcut) to clear the clipboard items like we have in Microsoft word etc.,

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                                  • Make the "Show References" code information indicator less intrusive

                                    The "Show References" code information indicator in VS 2013 Preview is too intrusive:

                                    - it wastes too much vertical space
                                    - it makes vertical navigation (e.g. using cursor keys) strange
                                    - I always have to double check, if the cursor is at the right place, when I want to write something right above a method (e.g. add an attribute)

                                    Suggestion:
                                    - Move the "show references" indicator to the same line where the method is declared.
                                    - Get rid of the word "references", show just the number (maybe in a (colored) circle
                                    - Put the indicator either just left of the…

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                                    • allow split of same file vertically (Window.Split does a horizontal split)

                                      related post from Zain @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/03/05/split-your-windows-vstipenv0004.aspx

                                      Currently there is a related workaround for certain file types (C#, VB at least) that support being open in multiple 'buffers' at the same time (Window -> New Window, and then split via vertical tab group). However, this workaround doesn't work as part of the core editor (doesn't work for html, js, aspx, etc) and it's still a workaround.

                                      Allowing a Window.SplitVertically (or however it would be called) would be fantastic as part of the base editor since we could get access to that in all these other file types (js, html, aspx)

                                      Note…

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                                      • Add more options for Syntax Coloring

                                        It would be helpful to have italics and underline as an option. (and perhaps strikethrough)
                                        I'd also like to be able to distinguish static items from non-static ones or globals from locals, etc.
                                        Resharper adds some options already, but you can only use color and boldness.
                                        Being able to underline static items but use he same color might be more clear than a bunch of different colors all over the place.

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                                        • Enable Fonts and Color Settings Import / Export for Specific Chapters

                                          The "Font and Colors" setting in the "Options" dialog of Visual Studio contain several - I'd like to call it - 'chapters' like "Text Editor", "All Text Tool Windows", and so forth.

                                          Exporting / importing the fonts and colors settings, I am not able to select the 'chapter', means I have to take all or nothing from my understanding. Importing the dark theme fonts and colors affects not only the text editor settings (the window to edit the source code), but also the other windows like Output, Solution Explorer, ...

                                          I would like to copy / export / import only…

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