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  1. Generate RESX files in alphabetical order

    When saving RESX files from the Resource Editor, generate the XML in alphabetical order, sorted by the resource Name. This reduces the chances of version-control conflicts if multiple developers are adding to/editing the same resource file.

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    • Add "spotlight" to customize toolbar add command.

      Ypu have added spotlight to solution explorer. You have got it for finding all keyboard commands. You forgot to add this must have service to adding a command to a toolbar. This becomes very annoying.

      When you have hundreds of lines, spotlight is required for any 21st century software.

      Add it to the list of colorable parts of text. That list is huge too.

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        • Robust SOA Support

          Currently, the IDE's support for service references is geared more toward attaching to existing services which are already hosted somewhere. But during development of a SOA, dependent services aren't yet hosted anywhere. It would be nice if, for instance, an MVC web application can choose WCF service projects in the same solution as service references, and have all the "config" stuff we do today be accessible from some editor in the context menu of the reference node itself (which could work by simply copying it to/from the appropriate Web.config file). This way, if I were to launch the MVC web…

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          • Extend the Code-Folding ability of the IDE to the horizontal axis as well.

            If you extended the Code-Folding ability to the horizontal axis as well, you fold on ( ) [ ] { } and maybe < > </ > for XML Literals.

            Also extend to include, the Conditional Expression. (Note: [+] & [-] are representing the colwfold glyphs.
            [+] IF myCondition Then
            [-]Else
            Rem ' Some Code Here]
            End If
            [-]If Cond Then
            [-]ElseIf
            [-][Else
            End If

            Or let the user arbitrarily highlight a block of code, to be folded.

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            • I suggest you to at least make a Visual Studio that some what more User-Friendly, or a other software program. Kind regards, Micheal Myers

              Many new programmers get confused while using VS, some do not even have the time to learn the usages of VS, then they basically give up. When programmers "give up", a program is not made, just one program can help a computer and much more. By them giving up, meaning someone can not benefit from that program they could of invented or improve.

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              • Add support for expanded context menu items.

                Context menus in Visual Studio are cluttered with a lot of unused items. I suggest that, similar to a lot of places in Windows, expanded context menu support be added to Visual Studio so that the context menu is simplified with most used items in the right click context menu. Then if you need to do an advanced command, shift+right click will give you the additional options. The ability to modify which items show up in the expanded menu and standard menu would be an added plus!

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                • Add intellisence for xsd:keyref

                  xsd:key - xsd:keyref pair create a check that each value in the field makred as keyref is one of the values marked as key. VS is already smart enough to check that, why don't you offer the list of all possible values in intellisence?

                  People do ask for it (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9638789/xsd-key-keyref-intellisense-validation-support-in-visual-studio-2010/13276790)

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                  • Provide us with Xbox One Version of VS Express

                    It would be awesome if we could start creating apps and games for Xbox One store before the hardware comes out. Perhaps we could make it work with current Kinect and Xbox 360 controllers on our windows 8 hardware??

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                    • Switch button in "Find and Replace" dialog box

                      Visual studio (and also SQL Management) "Find and Replace" dialog box could have button what switches values in "Find what" and "Replace with" fields.

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                      • MTM web access

                        Allowing the Users to View the MTM access through Web like VS web access?

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                        • Add a setting to make "rebuild solution" pop up a confirmation dialogue

                          It is currently far too easy to do a rebuild instead of a build by mistake. When having a large solution that takes 0.5-1h to build from scratch this can be very unnoying and time consuming. I ask that you add a confirmation dialogue when doing rebuild. To not bother people working with smaller solutions where it does not really matter, this could be turned on by a setting.

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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 support for Java (as long as JDK is installed)

                              Basically making coding and compiling possible in the Visual Studio IDE as long as the Java Development Kit is installed on the machine.

                              This would prevent the need for multiple IDE's installed on a machine for developers who use both Java and .NET lanaguages.

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                              • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

                                Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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                                • Allow the Immediate Window to run code even when in "run mode"

                                  I'm often attached to a process and WAITING for some timer to tick so my breakpoint can hit. I hate waiting. Sure there are ways around this but wouldn't it be great if I could just call my method in the immediate window. Instead, if I try, I get "The expression cannot be evaluated while in run mode. ". Is this possible?

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                                  • Show members of all parent classes inside child class

                                    When a class is open in C# editor or VB editor, in addition to its member, it would be very useful to show members that are inherited or developed in parent base classes in light gray or silver color. Suppose in child class I can see what is implemented in a virtual method which I am just going to use it. It seems possible and helps a lot in code reviews and bug fixes

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                                    • Start Browser with defined resolution

                                      You have nicely included the option to start debugging with different browsers. What really would complete an awesome debugging experience would be an option to define and select different resolutions and start debugging with a defined window size. Even the option to select multiple sizes and have several browser start with different resolutions would be nice.

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                                      • Automatic theme changer (Colour scheme)

                                        Allow automatic change of theme based on time of day (And possibly season responsive)
                                        So you don't strain your eyes or have to keep going and changing the theme every day/night

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                                        • refactor - Extract String to Resource File

                                          I would like an integrated "Extract this string to a resource file" option on strings in the IDE to make it easier to develop cross-culture applications.

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