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  1. Merge Blend Features Into IDE

    It would be rally nice (and more affordable) if you would put the "Edit Template feature into the IDE. More often than not, a company does NOT have separate designers, and having to buy/switch between Blend and the IDE to get the default template is a pain in the butt.

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      • Free more unused space

        The Beta and upcoming RC are having freed some of the unused space. But since the RC now has a custom chrome, why not removing more more white space. Why not using the title bar like it is in chrome. Chrome focus and page content, VS focuses on code.

        Then why we need to have the status all time visible if there is only a singe label by default. Again this could be done like chromes page load label which is only displayed if something happens, as overlay.

        Also if you dock a toolbar, then there is a lot unused…

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        • Make tabs of docked and hidden panels narrower

          Please make area occupied by tabs of docked and hidden panels narrower. With docked panels on both sides of the main window lots of space is wasted. It's unbearable in a portrait mode.

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          • integrated support of doxygen

            offer integrated doxygen generator to see better documentation directly in code or in a separated panel.

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            • 3 votes
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              • Save setting to Live account

                You should can connect your Visual Studio to your live account. Visual Studio should save the settings to the account. If you now use the Visual Studio on another computer you only have to log in to your live account and then the settings of visual studio will be loaded automatically from your live account.

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                • Edit files directly in Find in Files Results Window

                  New in VS2012 is preview mode when clicking on a line in the find results window. This is all good but it'd be great if you could edit those files directly in the results window.

                  Take this scenario for instance, you want to find and replace some paths in your project. You perform a find in files, and replace them straight in the results window, without having to open 50 separate files...

                  This also beats the Replace in Files option since you could still implement undo in there. When enabling undo in Replace in Files, it keeps all those files…

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                  • Expand a file to it's class' members, and not the list of classes in the file

                    Far the most of the time, each file (in c# at least) only contains a single file. Therefore I expect the expended file to show a list of members, and not a list of classes in the file.

                    In case the file contained several classes, the extra step with the list of classes could be shown instead.

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                    • Provide option to only open tabs above status bar when clicked

                      If possible, please provide an option to only open the tabs (e.g. "Error List", "Output", "Pending Changes", etc.) above the status bar when clicked instead of when hovering over. Often times, when I move the mouse to the bottom of a file or towards the task bar, the window the tab item corresponds to opens up. This is a distraction and annoyance IMHO.

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                      • Allow using Navigate To when building

                        When there is a running build, Navigate To (Ctrl + ,) does not work. It used to work in vs2010.

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                        • give options to make it easier to close open tabs with mouse

                          This is in regards to the "X" you can click to close a code window in VS 2013. The standard setup for the tab at the top of the code window is:

                          filename | pin icon | X

                          On the one hand, I appreciate the convention of this setup, but on the other, I find this irksome when I have multiple code windows open and I want to close them by clicking on the X. What happens is that because filenames do not have the same character length, the tabs at the top do not have the same length, and…

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                          • Syntax highlight files that are set as source files

                            Some header files I write have no file extension. I would like Visual Studio to syntax-highlight these files when I have set their type to "C/C++ Header" by right-clicking on the file and going to "Properties" in the IDE.

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                            • Allow users to resize the Properties window

                              There are very long strings of text all over the Properties window; it would be convenient to be able to change its size to be able to read more of it without opening the dialog.

                              I really don't know why this isn't already possible.

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                              • Open source the Visual Studio Setup Projects code

                                Unfortunately you broke the workflow of many customers and users by excluding Visual Studio Setup Projects tools from Visual Studio 2012.

                                Despite more than 5000 votes you've declined to bring it back. That leads to the conclusion that you don't want or for whatever legal reason (contract with Flexera or what ever) are not allowed to actively support your customers there.

                                The least thing I expect from you as our business partner (we pay for VS) would be to allow the community to help itself fix what you've broken. You should do this by open source the code of the…

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                                • Make Visual Studio Remember Last Opened Options Tree Location After IDE Restart

                                  Currently Visual Studio remembers last opened options tree location during session but resets after IDE restart to Environment->General.

                                  99% of time I open options to change keyboard shortcut, so it is quite annoying that you need to use mouse to switch to Environment->Keyboard or a long combo: "Shift+Tab,K".

                                  Second best option is to return to Visual Studio 2008 behavior, that when you open options, focus is on the tree item and not in the text-box "items shown in Window menu". So that to reach Environment->Keyboard you just have to press "K".

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                                  • List all Interface implementations in object browser.

                                    Difficult to know which Interfaces a class implements. Expecially the non-public explicit ones. Currently need to lookup the documentation or just try casting stuff. Most people don't even know about explicit implementations and are denied access to many great features that may already exist in the framework.

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                                    • Please make capability for organizing bin catalog of any kind of project in the way developers want

                                      It would be a great feature to organise the bin catalog of the project in the way each developer team wants, namely when team organizes bin directory by adding sub directories and adding assemblies to the them.

                                      When you build applications in Visual Studio, all assemblies are copied into the bin directory of the project if you have subdirectories with the same assemblies inside of them.

                                      Also it would be a great feature to add ability to configure subdirectory in which the whole project will be compiled.

                                      And it would be pleasure to see that all things mentioned above are…

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                                      • Make the My Work section available in Visual Studio 2013 Professional

                                        The My Work Section has many useful features for a team to not be availabel in VS 2013 Professional, like Work in Progress, Suspend, Etc..

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                                        • multiple tab selection using "shift" and "control" like multiple file selection in Windows

                                          multiple tab selection using "shift" and "control" like multiple file selection in Windows
                                          Goolge Chrome has this feature
                                          you can try it there!

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