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  1. Resource Editor: Browse for existing files in a useful location

    In the resource (resx) editor, choosing Add Resource > Add existing file... always opens a file browser in c:\Windows\System32.

    It should have a preference option to set the default folder (or at least default to the configured "projects" path) and then remember the last folder you browsed to, so that you can return here multiple times to add many resources during a day of work without having to browse away from the middle of nowhere every time.

    This is a bug in 2008, 2010 and 2012, so it's nice we now have a way of reporting it and maybe getting…

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    • Provide keyboard shortcut to scroll horizontally.

      I want the same functionality as ctrl+up/down, but horizontal. I can keep the cursor in one spot, and scroll vertically easily enough, but to scroll horizontally one must go to the mouse or scroll by arrow keys that keeps the content I want to see just off screen to the right. Why can't we have a feature to keep the cursor in place, and scroll left and right with the keyboard?

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      • Hide project references in add reference dialogue box that have already been added to a project

        Hide project references in add refence dialogue box that have already been added to a project (or grey them out to show they've already been added).

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        • Make the window bar stand out a bit more (different color than the rest of the window)

          Make the window bar stand out a bit more (different color than the rest of the window)

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          • Universal Azure App Template

            It could be great if Visual Studio had a default template name "Universal Azure App".

            This template will fully cross usage of Universal App (W10) and Azure App Service to provide a mobile cloud-centered app in less than a minute.

            So, this template will create a solutions with 2 projects (Universal + Azure App).

            And, to be more productive, create a modulable template (with checkboxes) that can implement by default :

            * Table query (like the simple Todo sample)
            * Authentication (Facebook, Twitter, ... on both sides)
            * Deconnected mode (SQLite and pull/push pattern)
            * SignalR (both client and server…

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            • provide a method to suppress messages/warning from the error list

              it's possible to suppress warning in both the c++ and the c# compiler (and i assume, also in the vb compiler). however, there are lots of other components writing warnings to the error list. (e.g.: a "warning 150" concerning a mismatch of architecture.). in larger projects, these warnings, if not apropriate, make the error list unusable. (i have 230+ such warnings in the error list.)

              it should be possible to turn these off, in order to make the error list usable again.

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              • 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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                  • add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager

                    Please add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager.
                    It is still better if it can synchronize on-line by relating with user profiles (for example, nuget.org, Microsoft account, etc.).

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                    • Automatically Select Startup Project

                      If there are multiple projects, and only one is an executable, I think it is reasonable to take a guess that this is the start up project. It is painful every time you get a new branch/clean checkout from source control you have to go through the step of finding it and setting it. This has niggled me since 2002!

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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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                            • Tool to Flag/Remove Unused and Unreferenced Assemblies from Project

                              Visual Studio 2013 templates install a large number of assemblies along with their references. This is fine except that many end up unused.

                              Side-by-side assemblies are a fine idea, but we'll need a way to clean up the clutter and save resources.

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                              • Add support for regular expressions in Solution Explorer's search

                                Add ability to search at least simple expressions with . + *.

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • Allow index sources into PDBs from IDE instead of using srcsrv tools.

                                      I would prefer being able to choose in project setting that the source should be indexed into PDB rather than using ssindex.cmd from Debugging Tools (aside it is not working out of the box)

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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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