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  1. 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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              • 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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                            • 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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                                      • When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress in the task bar.

                                        When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress (or at least Indeterminate progress) in the task bar, so if I work with another software in th mean time, I can no when the build is finished.

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