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  1. Light Version of Visual Studio

    The best way to describe it is the Blog from http://elegantcode.com/2012/11/30/visual-studio-light-edition/

    Make a Light Version of Visual Studio, that's below 1GB.
    Free from the most extensions and useless Background Tasks.

    Perfect for small Storage Devices. It will offer possibilities to show Customers Projects in a simpler way and make development on travel easier.

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    • Allow multiple selected folders to be cloacked in the Source Control Explorer

      Currently, you can cloak a single folder at a time in the Source Control Explorer (right click, Advanced -> Cloak). It would be nice to be able to cloak several folders at once.

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      • Batch build should support selecting solution configurations

        In 280+ projects solution I want to batch build the release and the debug version/ In present batch build mode I have to select 280*2 = 560 projects!

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        • The new Visual Studio 2012 Find dialog is frustrating

          - The fact you can't undock it from the upper-right corner is bad for those of us with vertical monitors. Please make it a floating window again.

          - The fact that you can't find forwards and backwards at the same time without first clicking a little dropdown arrow is maddening.

          - The thin little lines which tell you if Match Case, Match Whole Word, etc are enabled is way too hard to see, plus they dissapear entirely when your mouse hovers over them or when they have focus.

          - I miss being able to perform a Find in Files, and…

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          • 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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            • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

              My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

              It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

              Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

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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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                                • Add option to rename file when using refactoring to rename class

                                  If you rename a file in solution explorer, a question pops up to use refactoring to rename the class name. It looks like an omission that the opposite action is not available in the dialog box for renaming a class. Just as the question only pops up if the filename is equal to the classname, the option to rename the file should only be selected when the file containing the class has the same name.

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                                  • Extend call hierarchy to show event registrations

                                    Call Hierarchy (CTRL+K,T) currently shows calls into and out of a function as well as implementers of an interface. It would also be nice if "calls to" a function picked up event registrations (i.e. is this function an event handler or being invoked by an event anywhere in it's call chain).

                                    For bonus points, it should extend to events declared in XAML!

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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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