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  1. 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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    • 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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      • Enable pan and scan interface for visual studio 11 fullscreen mode to increase productivity and reduce horrizontal scrollbars

        In Windows XP, one could set the resolution to something higher than what the monitor supports. This created a virtual extended screen and the user could pan around the screen to view more items with the mouse cursor. Under Visual Studio 2010 one could thus achieve such an effect on XP.However VS 11 does not support XP and neither Windows 7 nor 8 support screen panning.

        I find that screen panning is a good and more convenient solution than dual monitors and can vastly enhance productivity compared to horizontal scroll bars. To suit different users an option to configure the…

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          • No longer force the IIS path to change when a user opens a new web project. It should be like it was in VS 2010.

            In Visual Studio 2010, when a developer opened a new project that was mapped to a different URL than what is set in IIS, the developer would see a message asking if the IDE should change the IIS settings to match the project. In 2012, the IDE simply changes IIS without asking. This causes a tremendous amount of extra work for developers who are simply trying to compare two branches of a project. It should revert back to the way it was in VS 2010.

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            • Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

              Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

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              • INSTEAD OF UNISTALLING LANGUAGES VB, C#, C++, ETC...

                INSTEAD OF REMOVING THE PROJECTS , WHY NOT DISABLE THEM OR ONLY DISABLE PROJECTS THAT USER WANTS TO DISABLE MANUALLY.

                C# , VB , C++, ETC PROJECTS SHOULD BE DISABLED|ENABLED BY THE USER INSTEAD OF REMOVING THEM COMPLETELY.

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                  • Bring back the old "Pending Changes" window

                    No, not this one: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

                    I want a commit message box, flat list of files with checkboxes, dockable to the bottom of VS and nice looking with full color. I don't need any of the other features you added at this point. Commit message box and a flat list of files with checkboxes. Look in VS 2010 for implementation. I want THAT.

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                    • I suggest improve the Visual Studio 2012 design

                      I suggest improve the Visual Studio 2012 design.

                      The design of Visual Studio 2010 was great, you can continue with it or make some changes.

                      Visual Studio without colors is so unclear, and uncomfortable to work with.

                      I suggest to give Visual Studio 2012 default colors.

                      Thank you,
                      Rafael Millis

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                      • VS should have both environment i.e. user can have multiple projects in single solution or user can have only one project in single solution

                        Visual studio can support multiple projects in single solution. It can be done through many ways like 'Add new Project', 'Open Solution' options or through Project Template.

                        I have disable all the options except Project Template. When one project is loaded and we are going to create a new project then we can support multiple projects through template (Through 'Solution' option Combo box)

                        So my request is VS should have both environment i.e. user can have multiple projects in single solution or user can have only one project in single solution.

                        Please think on this issue.

                        Thanks.

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                        • Source code compare from within the Pending Changes dialog

                          Double-clicking source files in the Pending Changes dialog should open the Compare form rather that the Editor. Or there should be a dedicated button rather than a context menu for launching a comparison.

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                          • Add support for Windows 8.1 multi-monitor DPI scaling

                            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd464646
                            http://imgur.com/qAiVw1Q,eVRIBlZ

                            When dragging VS 2013.1 Express to my second monitor running at a different DPI, it becomes blurry. VS seems to be acting as if it only has support for global DPI settings instead of per-monitor settings. It would be great if VS followed the same guidelines its users are attempting to follow when it comes to developing desktop apps ;-).

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                            • Searching in Properties Window

                              It would be very helpful to place a search (filter) box on the top of properties window.
                              Like on the top of solution explorer.

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                              • Double-click file tab to highlight file in solution explorer

                                Since the new preview mode in VS it is sometimes difficult to find the current file you are working on in the solution explorer. It would be nice if you could double click the file tabs to select the file in the solution explorer.

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                                • Comparison application is a fully functional editor window

                                  Comparison window has ALL the functions of the i.e. C# editor window, e.g. Navigate to definition, Highlight all entrances of the selected word, etc. If it's the same editor window used for displaying each comparison file then 3rd-party applications like ReSharper will give even more functionality to the MSVS built-in comparison app.

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                                  • Help me find code from the stack trace in a log file faster

                                    There is an error in a log file. I see the stack trace, which contains the file name and line number. I want to get to the code where that file name and line number exist. What do I do? First I copy the file name from the log file. I then tab to visual studio then hit Ctrl+"comma" to get the "Navigate To" window. I paste the file name and get to the file. I then hit Ctrl+g to get to the goto line command and type in the line number. Now what if the Navigate To window supported…

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                                    • Add class explorer-like to web.config see attached screenshot

                                      As all of us know, web.config evolve over years and versions with many options added to it, navigating inside web.config using find dialog and plus or minus left buttons are good, but it will be cool and productive, if you can add something like the attached screenshot when opening web.config, so we can quickly jump to specific part within the file, making the major parent nodes like connectionStrings etc.. on the upper left comboBox and the child nodes in the upper right one, Thanks, Appreciating VS team work :)

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                                      • Comment the class members references when a class member is commented

                                        Provide an option to comment the class member's (variables or methods) references when it is commented within a class. Something
                                        similar to the feature, when you rename a class an option to rename all its references.

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                                        • Unify VS Express editions into a single product

                                          Why do we need separate express edition for single development goal? Unify them to single Express edition allowing Windows, Desktop, Web and Phone development.

                                          It is so bad that current Express edition even don't allow easy participation in MS Open Source initiative because plenty of solutions cannot be opened in single Express version - you need multiple versions opening the same solution to work on all projects. Simply great development experience …

                                          Different Express editions also contain different features. For example VS 2012 Express for Windows didn't contain support for T4 while other versions did.

                                          Add support for portable class…

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