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  1. 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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        • Allow partial check-in / commits

          When making a commit in Xcode, a diff window is opened with the ability to exclude blocks that were changed (attachment).

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          • Embed console applications on VS IDE

            When debugging a console app, VS opens a console window. This breaks the workflow as the console always pops in the most inconvenient place and switching windows back and forth can become really annoying.

            Other IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) include a built in console window embedded in the IDE itself (it prints STDOUT, STDERR and reads STDIN). This is really helpful as you can see the output of the program and the debugger+code+breakpoints+data at the same time and on the same window.

            It would be nice to have a built-in console on VS for console applications. Especially if it is searchable…

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            • Integrate Source Explorer options into mapped File Explorer

              Source Explorer options should be available in the File Explorer context menus when I am browsing a mapped folder.

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              • Allow for easy centralised management of visual studio setting for use in managed environments.

                Settings such as source control server, symbol server location, nuget repository location, etc... often are the same for multiple users. It would save a lot of time and also help in dev environment virtualisation scenarios if these settings could be set at insallation time or on a per machine basis.

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                • Show the file size in the Properties window when files are selected in Solution Explorer

                  It would be helpful to know how big (in bytes/kilobytes) each file is without having to go to Windows File Explorer, especially for asset files (images, stylesheets etc.).

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                  • Create a search utility in VS SQL Explorer (be able to search in procedures, functions etc)

                    It would be great to be able to search in procedures, functions etc.

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                    • Make the Add Reference dialog searchable in real time

                      I feel like this dialog is stuck in Windows 95 and is one of the most frustrating experiences in VS. Make the system assemblies tab searchable. This is a big hard-to-read unsorted list that is constantly updating underneath my cursor as I'm scrolling and it's always a hassle to find the right assemblies--let alone quickly. Add a search field that filters in real time.

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                      • group digits in Numbers shown by the debugger

                        it would be helpful if Numbers shown by the debugger (for example in the "Locals" Window or the Window that pops up when hovering over a variable Name) would be displayed with grouped digits.

                        if this is too narrow you could go for general custom formatting of said numbers.

                        This would be useful even just as a global IDE wide setting without overrides scoped to type or function.

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                        • Allow users to 'sticky' comments & suggestions onto the design or code area and store them as meta info in the solution against that file.

                          Allow users to 'sticky' comments /suggestions/prompts onto the design or code area and store them as meta info in the solution against that file.

                          These comments would be visually appealing.

                          These 'comments' could be toggled on and off allowing other users to see other developers intent.

                          These comments would not be contained in the design/code itself rather be held as meta data against lines/areas of that file.

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                          • Allow Setting default programs from Source Explorer

                            The context menu for files in Solution Explorer have an "Open With..." option. Add that option to the context menu for files in Source Explorer.

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                            • 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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                                    • Line Spacing

                                      Please allow the line spacing to be adjustable with the editor. Thanks.

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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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                                        • Add intellisense reset option

                                          Intellisense crashes frequently on certain pages, leading to the frustrating scenario of having to close and reopen a page just to get intellisense working again.

                                          While it seems that you can't fix it, a simple way of quickly resetting it without having to close the tab, like you can with SQL Server, would make this frequent bug less annoying.

                                          This seems to have started happening in VS2012 and has got worse in VS2013 and you can see the extent of the problem on this SO post, with over 31,000 views in 1 year.

                                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13375961/visual-studio-2012-intellisense-sometimes-disappearing-broken

                                          3 votes
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