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  1. 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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      • Code analysis rule CA1704 should pickup the developers locale.

        Code analysis rule CA1704 keeps telling me to correct the spelling of variable names. This is because I am from the UK and use the en-GB spelling and grammar rules for my country whereas code analysis checks the spelling using en-US spelling and grammar. This is most annoying! Please allow it to use my currently selected locale when performing these checks.

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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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            • Allow modifying mouse settings

              You've given us a nice interface for keyboard customization. Why not give us the ability to customize what the mouse buttons do? For example, I have a mouse with a back and forward button. However, they do nothing by default in Visual Studio. I'd like to be able to tell VS to execute a command with these buttons, but I can't. I have to use the mouse software to convert the button push to a keyboard shortcut. Another example is my mouse's left and right scroll "buttons" (the scroll wheel rocks side to side to do the horizontal scrolling). I…

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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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                      • Make the Configuration Manager dialog resizeable

                        The Configuration Manager dialog (along with all other non-resizeable dialogs) should be resizeable rather than forcing the user to scroll so much.

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                        • Allow multiple CommandLine Arguments to be specified.

                          In Visual Studio, regarding the Project Properties Panel, within the tab "Debug" there is a TextBox to enter CommandLine Arguments.
                          If i want to test the application with different commandline arguments, i will have to remove the previous entered commandline arguments in order to enter new commandline arguments. Please allow multiple tabs to switch between multiple commandline arguments. Thank you.

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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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                            • Use space before closing slash in XML comments

                              When I type "<s" in an XML comment and press enter, it replaces it with <see cref=""/>. I would rather have a space before the closing slash, i.e., <see cref="" />. I always have to go back in and add it.

                              Microsoft should be consistent with the space before the closing slash. For example, if I run this code:

                              System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Parse("<a/>").ToString()

                              I get "<a />". The comments are XML, XML should be formatted identically everywhere.

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                              • Please Bring C++ Windows Forms Back

                                There used to be an option to make a Windows Form Application using the c++ language in the 2010 edition but I have the 2013 edition and it is no longer there. Please can you bring back the Windows Forms Application option. I prefer Windows Forms Applications to Win 32 Applications.

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                                • Truncate Solution Explorer project items left-to-right instead of right-to left so that long namespace prefixes don't block view of suffixes

                                  Currently, when the Solution Explorer panel is shrunk down to a size that would cut off part of the name of a project, the project name is truncated right-to-left, so that the end of the project name is hidden until the user mouses over it. This behavior is backwards because the project name is usually the assembly's namespace and the namespace prefix is usually consistent across all projects in a solution, therefore the project name from left to right is usually redundant and unnecessary. To support where this is not the case, perhaps the first few pixels or the first…

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                                  • Postfix Code Completion Suggestions & Templates

                                    Postfix code completion helps reduce backward caret jumps as you write code. It lets you transform an already typed expression to another one based on the postfix you added, the type of expression and its context. For example, the “.if” postfix applied to a boolean expression wraps it with an if statement. Likewise the ”.notnull” triggers a surround template checking the expression for the null value

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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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