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  1. 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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        • Add NotImplementedException to the task list

          Anytime a NotImplementedException is created in user code add an item to the task list to help the programmer remember to fill in the method.

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          • Improve performance of the ASP.NET Editor

            When an ASP.NET page gets complicated with around 20 textboxes and 20 labels for example. The performance of Visual Studio grinds to a very slow crawl. It can often take 30 seconds for the property window to catch up when you change controls. Saving the page can often take up to 15 seconds. Trying to use the editor in design mode at all becomes almost unusable.

            Another problem I noticed on these types of pages is if you select 5 or 10 text boxes at once and attempt to change a common property such as the max length property. The…

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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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              • Revert back to Upper casing for Menu bar in final release of VS 2015

                Hey Microsoft why don't you guys keep the menu bar in all caps because menu bar in VS 2015 preview is looking so ugly we want the same menu bar as in VS 2013.

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                • WPF Split view - multi screen

                  When I write XAML code to create a view I can only split the design window two ways - verticaly or horizontaly.
                  But many developers are using more than one screen and I think it would be very nice to be able to split this WPF designer into 2 windows.
                  So on one screen developer will see just the design window and on the other screen will be the XAML editor with file related to this design view.

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                    • Compare tool to ignore whitespace within a line, not just start and end

                      The compare tool in VS2013 curently ignores whitespace changes by trimming the end and the start but not within the line of code in C#.

                      It would be good if it could be added as an option to ignore whitespace within the line too.

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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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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                      • Support for Platform Conditional References & Linked Multi-Platform Projects

                                        It is a pain managing projects with different target platforms. Once you begin using libraries which are not AnyCPU, it get's difficult. You have to mess around with your project file manually or you must use some dirty workarounds which are unclear and not self-evident.
                                        It would be great if you had three categories "x86","x64" and "Any" under the Reference-node in the Project Explorer. You just add the different versions of those assemblies (with different paths). On build, Visual Studio automatically uses the right reference for the build. This would be a very neat and clean approach for this.

                                        The…

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                                        • Bookmarks table -> add column for method name where line of code is located

                                          Add a column to the bookmarks table that displays the method name where the line of code bookmarked is located.

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