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  1. Code2HTML

    Increasingly codes are posted on the Internet to help other programmers. Therefore it would be useful if you could convert codes with their formatting in an HTML code.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hide IntelliSense completely on Ctrl and make the delay configurable

      Please make it possible to:

      - disable Ctrl hiding IntelliSense, or
      - make the Ctrl delay configurable, with a minimum of zero, and make it possibile for it to be fully transparent.

      The way it's done currently makes it extra hard to use, because the delay is too long and the text is too unreadable (so I just use Esc).

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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

        When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

        The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
        "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

        Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support LinkResource in Visual Studio 11

          When a managed assembly depends on unmanaged DLLs it always a good ideia to set them as linked resources. It has two BIG advantages:

          1. In VisualStudio, when you add a reference to the managed assembly, the unmanaged DLLs are automatically copied to the output path.

          2. When the managed assembly is added to the GAC, the unmanaged DLLs are automatically copied to the same folder.

          It would be awesome if you added a LinkResource option to the "Build Action" drop down.

          It used to be possible to do this in VS2008 by editing the .target files but I never…

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VBA Editor

            I'm going through large amounts of legacy VBA in a really bad IDE. I'd really like to be able to use copy and paste the VBA code into a Visual Studio 2013 project so I can go through the code much easier. While I wouldn't be able to run the code, I'd like to be able to searching through the text and ability to refactor the code would really nice, especially considering that there is probably a lot of VBA code that could be refactored. I'm currently pasting VBA code into a VB Module but it's not the same and…

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              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow comments to be added to source code while debugging

              While debugging through a piece of source code, you often get new insight into how it function. As such it would be really helpful if I could add comments to the source code while debugging. I'm not talking about Edit and Continue, though it resemble that feature. Edit and Continue usually only works for small projects. Wouldn't it be great if the editor/debugger would allow be to add new lines of comments directly when debugging, and debugger still be able to continue walking through the right lines of code?

              This should work in the debugger, editor for native C++ development.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Build progress on taskbar button

                ChrisTorng commented · April 25, 2012 11:13 · Flag as inappropriate · Delete

                I would like the progress showing on taskbar button. That let me start the build, go to other program to do something, seeing the progress on taskbar button has done, then go back to IDE, or refresh the modified web page on IE.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Stylus support

                    It would be nice to have stylus css pre-processor syntax highlighting and all those other nifty things.

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                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add syntax highlighting to more programming languages

                      Of course, VS doesn't have to be a full blown IDE for anything but the officially supported languages, but additional syntax highlighting for popular programming languages would be of great help. PHP, for example. When converting legacy code, sane, out-of-the-box syntax highlighting for a variety of programming languages would really make a difference.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Search count in Search-in-all-files

                        In VS11, when we press Ctrl+F, enters the search-term and press Find All, it shows the search results but the count is displayed at the end of the results. For an instance:

                        "Matching lines: 13 Matching files: 7 Total files searched: 69"

                        From user experience point of view, its very inconvenient to scroll down through all the results to get to the last list. IMO, it should be displayed at the top of the result window.

                        Snapshot: http://i47.tinypic.com/346kyex.png

                        Also, it would be great, if in the mini-find and Find-and-Replace popups, the count like "3 of 19 records" (the same approach…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Exclude Code Coverage results for WCF / Web Services Proxies

                          WCF and Web Service proxies are generated code but there isn't a good way to exclude this. Please provide a way to exclude this.

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                          • Allow users to toggle-off blank space at the bottom of Visual Studio editor

                            I had a technical complaint of sort with Visual Studio's handling of the text editor scroll.

                            It injects this huge space at the bottom of the main editor window that is not useful at all.

                            The is also the more painful side-effect of the scrollbar position no longer being an accurate representation of when you are in your code.

                            In essence, scrolling down to the last line of code in the text editor, shows you the last 'line of code' vs. the last 'page of code'.

                            Is it possible to fix or toggle this behavior?

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                            • Display format for Find-all-search results

                              Rather than showing the entire path of each file, the resultset can be displayed as a tree view. Considering the following results:


                              Find all "view", Match case, Subfolders, Find Results 1, Current Project: CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor.csproj, ""

                              C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Content\themes\base\jquery.ui.theme.css(15): * To view and modify this theme, visit http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/

                              C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Scripts\jquery-1.5.1-vsdoc.js(2732): props: "altKey attrChange attrName bubbles button cancelable charCode clientX clientY ctrlKey currentTarget data detail eventPhase fromElement handler keyCode layerX layerY metaKey newValue offsetX offsetY pageX pageY prevValue relatedNode relatedTarget screenX screenY shiftKey…

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                              • Add ASPX MVC View in Visual Studio 2015

                                After upgrading from VS2013 to VS2015, we are no longer able to add aspx MVC views to the project we are working on.

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                                • Select a Lines of Code and press #.{,(,etc to auto surround the code.

                                  Instead of using shortcuts to trigger a surround with it would be nicer to select lines of code and press the starting char of the surround with to auto surround.

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                                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • itemtemplate

                                    As a freelancer I often have to work on others code.
                                    I get ItemTemplates for "their" work and these start to clutter my VS.NET installation.

                                    Introducing a project local Template and Snippet folder would make a lot of things easier

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                                    • Allow multi split window or view on the one code file

                                      You can now split the editing window of code file horizontally. But allow those with larger monitor to split the windows many times both horizontally and vertically. The easy way may be allow the same file to be opened multiple times. Maybe an option to allow files to be opened multiple time without asking; with asking; or not (as it now).

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                                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add the ability to invoke a PowerShell command inside of the REPL

                                        It would be very cool if one could invoke PowerShell commands inside of the C# REPL. Being able to bridge these two technologies together inside of scripts would make this whole DevOps things sooooo much easier.

                                        I would either consider using #[PSCommand] to invoke any in-context command or possible #PS [Command]. I would consider the #| to differentiate between the OR operator and the PS pipe operator.

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                                        • Make bookmarks use relative paths instead of absolute paths

                                          I found out recently that current bookmarks implementation seem to use relative paths since after renaming/moving my root folder I found that I could no longer double-click my bookmarks to open them. Upon further inspection it looked as though the bookmarks were all specified as absolute paths and as such were no longer valid. Storing bookmarks as relative to a project/solution would make more sense and would improve this, also old bookmarks would be able to be read just fine keeping with the VS.next compatibility goal.

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