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  1. 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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                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Expose an API to be able to extend or take advantage of CodeLens features in extensions.

                          The CodeLens feature of VS2013 Ultimate was the most exciting thing in VS2013 Ultimate, yet it is severely limited and underused. Its source control only integrates Microsoft-friendly source control, which is really quite greedy from you guys, considering the price of the Ultimate package... I understand you are pushing your own products, but denying support for the most widely used source control packages in favor of your own runner in a premium-only feature is pretty poor. Don't be a Grinch.

                          I would like to be able to write extensions to support other source control packages like SVN or CVS through…

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                          • Remove all refactoring functions and let ReSharper do them right

                            Whenever a new VisualStudio comes out I try to use it without Resharper. But it's always/still missing so many things or they aren't as comfortable to use as in Resharper. I recommend you simply remove all duplicate functionality and let Resharper do them right.

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                            • Add win32 resource (rc) editor to express edition of Visual Studio

                              That would be great, because users still can develop atl / mfc applications using express editions (not officially), also there is WTL, which requires these.

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                              • Include Web Performance Test in Visual Studio Premium edition

                                Provide Web Performance and Load Tests with Visual Studio Premium edition. Since most Application Development Microsoft Partners are eligible for Visual Studio Premium edition, but not Ultimate edition, it is unfair to exclude the ability to create web performance and load tests for development teams that are creating products on the Microsoft platform since all well-written products should be able to determine whether their products can handle sufficient load and are scalable.

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                                • Add the option to collapse try-catch blocks

                                  Sometimes, adding many try-catch blocks to the code makes it harder to follow the main idea of the application. I believe that adding some ellipsis notation (similar to the notation used when a function is collapsed) to the try-catch block could help make the code more readable.
                                  I just think that it would be great if I could read my code with no exception handling at all. If I wanted to read the exception handling code, I could always expand the specific section of code.

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                                  • Add "View Namespaces" option to Class View

                                    Class View currently lists projects as the top-level organization, then organizes by namespace.

                                    Add a "View Namespaces" option, which would instead make namespaces the top-level organization. This way solutions spanning multiple assemblies could be navigated logically by namespace.

                                    Object Browser already has this ability, but it is a full window experience and includes types in referenced assemblies. Class View serves a different use case, and "View Namespaces" enhances that experience.

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                                    • Move Code coverage to Professional Edition

                                      Existing feature, would be great to have this available from Professional version.

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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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                                        • Change the "build" color of the status bar from blue to another, more distinct, color.

                                          The differences in blue between the Ready status color and the Building status color on the status bar are so subtle that you don't notice the change. As I am developing, when I compile, it is difficult simply by looking at the color to determine if it is the "build blue" status color or the "ready blue" status color.

                                          Even better, make the colors user-configurable :)

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