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  1. Add option to MIDL compiler to suppress output noise

    When compiling an IDL file, there's far too much uninteresting output written. Each imported/included file is output, e.g.:

    Processing C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Include\um\oaidl.idl
    oaidl.idl

    It' analogous to turning on the c/c++ compiler option "Show Includes" - not very useful most of the time.

    Ideally, by default, the output would simply contain the name of the idl file processed in the project - just like the c++ compiler.

    Also, why does it generate a warning when you override an option? We have /W0 turned on which generates a warning (ironic):

    2>midl : command line warning MIDL1015: /W0 or /no_warn overrides warning-level…

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    • improve toggling outlining multi-line method-name methods

      in C# Method names (not only) can span more than 1 line.
      It would be great if on any Method-Name-line CTRL+M+M would toggle outlining of method and not just in line that contains the '{'

      CTRL+M+M on first line of multi-line-methode-name toggles outline of surrounding class (hmpf).

      example
      0 public void MyConstructor(
      1 long ParameterList
      2 ) : this (string verylongstuff) { <- CTRL+M+M only works as expected in this line :(, but not in line 0 & 1

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      • Be able to choose new location for autorecovery files

        In a corporate environment the My Documents folder could be a shared network drive that is slow to access. This can cause the IDE to freeze when autorecover kicks in. It would be nice to be able to specify a new location for autorecover to save files to.

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        • Back D with language and ide support

          There is already an vs ide plugin for D that is good to go as a starting point but it would benefit from official backing and enhancement.

          I started programming in C/C++ ages ago and loved it then but since then I have programmed in a variety of languages and now going back to C/C++ is just painful.

          I know many would argue it has improved greatly and if I were to put the time into it again I would probably end up agreeing with them but only if I stuck to the subset of latest and greatest features.

          I…

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          • Change All Fonts at one setting

            Every time I setup a new install of Visual Studio I have to change the Font of a total of 35 different font name and sizes.

            I have read about how to export and import settings, and signing in (that I hate) will also solve it, but why can't there be a 'Apply To All' checkbox so you only have to set 1 font and be done?

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            • When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress in the task bar.

              When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress (or at least Indeterminate progress) in the task bar, so if I work with another software in th mean time, I can no when the build is finished.

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              • Find and replace

                Hi,

                There should be option to save the regular expression by name in VS 2012 find and replace window, so that we can save any regular expression and use it while next time. E.g. to remove extra space we can save the (^(?([^\r\n])\s)*\r?$\r?\n) regular expression as “Remove extra lines”, and this will be appear under the standard regular expression list under “Custom Expressions” menu, So that we can use this saved expression next time.

                We can also provide manage custom search menu where we can provide the functionality to add edit, delete existing custom (User defined) saved regular expression.

                Anand…

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                • Don't preview large files when it's selected into Solution Explorer

                  When Visual Studio trying quickly open selected file which have a size a lot of megabytes is done very slowly. Allow to set up maximum size of file for this feature.

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                  • make more use of multi-threading in the IDE

                    Some processes already take place in a separate thread (e.g. build, test run), but there is still a lot that happens on the UI thread. Hardly noticeable in tiny demo projects; maddening in bigger solutions. For example, viewing a build process with a big activity log running on the build server, will freeze VS until the build process has finished.

                    Less dramatic examples:
                    Open a solution with many projects.
                    Certain TFS actions, e.g. 'get latest version' (runs in a modal dialog), in particular on a slow internet connection.
                    Things already posted by others ("Run checkout through a separate thread so…

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                    • Save/Load different IDE layouts

                      I usually work with a laptop docked and 2 monitors and I have created a Visual Studio layout that use both monitors.

                      But it happens sometimes that I need to work in mobility and I have to remake the layout to fit one monitor.

                      It would be nice if I can save different layouts and load manually depending on the situations.

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                      • Consistent modal behavior for floating tabs and windows

                        In VS2010, once a tab was pulled out and floating, it shared the same modal level as main window. VS11 fixes this and allows floating tabs to have their own modal level. Brilliant, thank you.

                        However, this is inconsistent because the floating explorer windows ARE linked to the main Visual Studio window.

                        Please add a bit of consistancy between these behaviors.

                        Options:
                        1. User defined in user environment settings settings (off|on).

                        2. User defined in each individual caret drop down list of the explorer windows (and then saved with the user's settings--no one wants to set the behavior for every…

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                        • Support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons

                          I would love to have support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons. I wan't the 'Home'-button to go to the top of the file, and 'End' to the end, like the browsers do.

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                          • Search like dreamweaver

                            It would be nice if you could search and replace for a entire clock of code just like you can in dreamweaver.
                            and it would be a good idea if the search didn't so long to start when you search the entire solution.

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                            • append js when adding a new javascript file

                              When right-clicking and selecting new Javascript file a dialog is displayed that asks for the file name.

                              The IDE should append .js to the filename if no extension is provided by the user

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                              • Use the integrated web browser for TFS Web Access

                                I want the option to use the integrated web browser in Visual Studio instead of using an external web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, et al.) when opening Web Access. The reason is that I want to have everything possible accessible from inside of the IDE.

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                                • Add a color bar to top of IDE

                                  As a builder (SCM) type, I routinely have several instances of VS up at one time. And remembering which one I'm doing what is often a game of cycling through them

                                  For my command/powershell windows I set different background colors. It's easy to select the "red" window where I'm doing a large file copy, switch to the green window where I'm syncing my source, then off to the blue window where I'm building my MSI.

                                  If there was a means to set the top a different color based on instance, it would make using multiple instances of VS easier to…

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                                  • Chose a new color set for code highlighting, or for the diff line selector

                                    This image describe how I have difficulties to read some highlighted words where I've a line with a diff

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                                    • Out of Band Designers & Editors - Crowd Sourcing and VS IDE Store

                                      I didn't think it could be done but one of the things I was impressed with was how MVC and EF were shipping out of band from VS IDE. it would be really cool if we could have all sorts of designers be delivered out of band through NuGet or Extension Manager.

                                      I wonder what the rate of designer innovation would be If you could utilize the community/crowd to build cool designers, Better text editors, html editors, xaml editors, SSRS RDL editors, SQL designers, javascript editors, coffescript, etc.

                                      Perhaps you could also create an eco system where people could pay…

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                                      • Improve Class diagram Usability

                                        Hi,

                                        I would like give suggestion in VS that is as below:

                                        1. In class diagram – class details window it will be good if we show the number of functions, properties in the [] e.g. Methods [3], Properties [10] etc. It will help us to cross verity whether we have added the number of function or properties as defined in technical document or not.

                                        2. Allow multiple Properties, Methods, Fields Copy and paste from clipboard or into clipboard (At least names so that we can define other properties)

                                        3. Also add one more column , showing icon to add…

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                                        • Better report what exactly the IDE is doing at a given point

                                          While using the IDE I'm always wondering what is taking so long.
                                          For example I'm losing lots of time waiting for the designer to load or update.
                                          When the IDE is frozen, what was it doing. Was an addins running. Was the compilation generating files. Was the intellisense reparsing files...

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