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  1. 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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                  • Stop putting VS Version number in .sln file

                    Baking the VS Version number, especially when it's functionally insignificant like between Updates & CTPs of the same VS edition, causes nothing but headaches for teams with SCC.

                    Please stop doing this. If the schema of the SLN file changes in a way that's significant, use schema versioning or naming to handle it instead of baking the software version that last touched it in to the file.

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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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                            • Exclude an entire folder/files when publishing a web site

                              In my project I have a lot of SASS/LESS/COFFEE files that should not be published to my production web server. It would be great if I could specify (at least in my Publish Profile .pubxml file) what folders (or even files) should be excluded from publishing. Adding a wildcard support would be a plus, for example if someone wants to exclude all *.scss/*.less/*.coffee/*.txt files from the build.

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                              • Make Solution Explorer remember its new view

                                In VS2012 it is possible to create New Solution Explorer View which allows developer to have a separate solution explorer view showing only one project or only one folder. This is great when you open several separate sub-windows in IDE and arrange different files to different sub-windows and also you can dock your new solution explorer views to your sub-windows. The problem is that your new solution explorer view is not remembered when you close IDE. On the next startup you'll get your sub-windows but not your solution explorer views.

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                                • Bring 'Detach All' option beside 'STOP' option in Visual Studio 2013 IDE - Web Development

                                  Visual Studio 2013 IDE as well as editor is way better than 2012. Even the default bootstrap theme

                                  is awesome. I personally feel that MVC project execution (time took to open browser) is also

                                  faster than before.

                                  I would love if you bring 'Detach All' option beside 'STOP' option. As a web developer in 2012 IDE

                                  we had this option to stop the execution without terminating 'IIS Express' execution, specially

                                  while browsing in Chrome. I know we can use 'Detach All' (next time just Debug and refresh browser

                                  window) and it will not terminate 'IIS Express'. So, in addition with…

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                                  • Add "recent folders" in the Add Reference dialog

                                    Include in a separate tab in the Add reference dialog the list of folders that have been recently browsed (also, remember tab selection and last selected folder)

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                                    • Enable "Find All References" in metadata

                                      When I use "Go to Definition" for something defined in a DLL, it takes me to metadata. I would like to be able to use "Find all References" from here so I can find where a specific method or property is used. This can be done from any use within the project, but not from metadata.

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                                      • Track the active item with an alternate highlight

                                        I appreciate that there now is an Sync with Active Document button in the Solution Explorer (Dev11/VS2012). But that is still a manual task and if corrupts workflow.

                                        I can not work with the 'Track active item in the Solution Explorer' set to on as when navigating different files it just jumps around to much.

                                        So why not use a lesser highlight (e.g. just use another font color) to highlight the active item, and use the standard highlight for the current selection on the Solution Explorer.

                                        One peculiarity in my VS setup/layout is that (as most devs I guess) I…

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                                        • More user friendly property pages

                                          1) The property pages provide a large set of macros ($(...), %(...)).
                                          For example '$(OutDir)$(TargetName)$(TargetExt)'.
                                          Unfortunately there is no way to see the expanded text.
                                          2) It would be fine to see the expanded text in a tool tip or to have a context menu item that allows switching between expanded/symbolic views.
                                          3) Paths should be checked for plausibility/existence. Especially when using relative paths (e.g. ..\..\lib). It is not always clear what is the current directory.
                                          4) It should be possible to convert an absolute path to a relative path.
                                          5) It should be possible to navigate to a compiler…

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