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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Persist pinned state for Test Explorer, Error List and Output in center dock location

      When the following IDE views Error List, Output, and Test Explorer are docked on the edges of the IDE they will persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened. When the IDE views are pinned to the center/main editor dock location they will not persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened.

      The IDE views do keep the pinned state if an existing IDE is open with their state and new IDE instances are loaded. They will open with the pinned state set. But if all IDE instances are closed and the state will…

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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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          • 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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                    • Create a Windows8 RT app for TFS for check out and checkin

                      If I am on a WinRT machine (Surface), I would love to still be able to edit my code (even if I have to use notepad) and still be able to commit my code changes. I don't need my full Visual Studio since my build server can still compile and deploy for me.

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                      • Code review extensions

                        One should be able to do code review before and after check ins and this before and after should have a option to automate.

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                        • Make the HTML designer more accurate like Expression Blend

                          The current HTML designer is not capable of accurately displaying HTML content. Mostly once the HTML is viewed in other browsers but the end result also often is not what you see in IE.

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                          • Change the XAP downloading screen

                            It would be helpfull if we hava a way to change the way that the "loading" screen is show. I'm talking about the initial screen, the one with the little blue ***** (sort of a progress bar) going back and forward in circle.
                            Im working with a Lightswitch app, and the XAP downloading screen display on the VS IDE.

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                            • Rename the project folder when renaming a project

                              When renaming a project an option to rename the project folder will popup

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                              • Scheduled Todo list

                                Today we put a todo comment and it appears in the todo task list. Many times that "todo" comments is optional and many times it become mandatory after a given date.

                                The suggestion is to put a date with todo comment. e.g.
                                //todo: 28/March/2013 : Replace this hard coded value by the value that we pull from database.

                                When a compilation triggered in IDE(Visual Studio), all such todo comments whose date has expired should be shown as error. To fix it either user can
                                1> postpone the date or
                                2> remove the comment or
                                3> mark the todo as complete.…

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                                • Add Codelens option to DEBUG unit tests

                                  I frequently use CodeLens to execute tests affecting a method, however I have noticed that I only have options to "Run" or "Run All", there's no "Debug" - to do this I have to go to at least one of the tests, then choose "Debug Test" manually. It'd be awesome to have this as part of the CodeLens miniwindow.

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                                  • Post-Publish Event

                                    We need Post-Publish Events just like post-build events.
                                    I woulid like to copy some stuff on my publish folder after publish.

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                                    • Run checkout through a separate thread so Visual Studio does not lock up

                                      Visual Studio automatically checks a file out of TFS when you start editing. While Visual Studio is communicating with TFS to check the file out, the IDE becomes unresponsive. This is frustrating when you're connected to your network via VPN and it takes a couple of seconds to check a file out.

                                      Instead a file checkout should happen in a background thread allowing you to work without interruption.

                                      Waiting for the file to checkout is annoying for those coming from a SVN background. This might help a easier transition for development houses looking for the benefits of TFS but enjoy…

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                                      • Apply button to the Tools/Options dialog

                                        It should be possible to run "Apply" directly from the Options dialog to see the changes being applied. It's unproductive having to go back and forth between the dialog to see changes being applied to the IDE.

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                                        • I suggest that the error window presents errors in the order they appear in the build log.

                                          The error window is useless for c++ developers. The sorting options don't allow me to see the first error encountered by the compiler which is often causing many of the rest of errors I'm seeing.

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