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  1. Give "Build current project" a sensible shortcut key.

    This is one of my most-used custom key bindings. I build the current project all the time; I could use Ctrl+Shift+B, but that rebuilds all projects whether they need it or not. I almost always need only the current project (and its dependencies) to be built, and then only as needed. Building the current project is much faster than any other alternative.

    I'd make Ctrl+B the key for this. Very few use bookmarks enough for that shortcut key to be useful.

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    • Visual studio - GIT - propose to prune when fetching the repo

      What I'd like to do is that Fetch should be able to do 'git fetch --prune'

      I know that I can register a remote to always be pruned with 'git config remote.origin.prune true' but this is not what I want.

      I'd like a checkbox on the right of Fetch button for example.

      see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/d283472d-a194-4f55-aee6-205094fb1766/visual-studio-git-always-prune-when-fetching-the-repo-?forum=tfsversioncontrol#87f6bf6b-0b58-46ee-9475-252e11910848

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      • Allow easier DependentUpon

        It would be great if we could easily make a file dependent upon another from the Solution Explorer. Using drag'n Drop maybe...

        Currently, one needs to unload the project and manually edit the project file to do it.

        Adding this kind of dependency is useful when creating resources (resx) for more than one culture for instance. Having the default culture at the root and the other cultures inside its node is clean and easier to work with.

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        • Like Windows and Office theme, allow developer to chose which theme he/she want to use instead of forcing developer to use metro theme

          Like Windows and Office application, allow developer to chose which theme he/she want to use in VS option screen instead of forcing developer to use metro themes

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          • Don't use IE exclusively as the internal browser, but instead use the OS configured default browser

            I can't use VS anymore because my organization blocks IE. We can't access anything externally with IE except for approved exceptional situations. They don't block Chrome and FireFox. Visual Studio 2015 (and also earlier versions) appear to use IE internally to sign in to VSO, display help, download packages, etc. Third party extensions such as Telerik's AppStudio do the same (probably by default). I can't figure out a way to change this default behavior.

            Whenever I try to access anything from IE, I can see the HTTP traffic in Wireshark. Lot's of "M-SEARCH"s and "GET"s. Eventually, it fails with "HTTP/X.X…

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            • Make a view on solution projects

              Let me choose which projects of solution should be displayed in solution explorer and in which order.

              It will help to navigate from project to project in big solutions.

              Other projects sholuld be built anyway on F5

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              • Remove Visual Basic from Visual Studio 2013

                I love VS.NET but I never write code in Visual Basic. I always write code in C#.

                VS.NET 2013 does not allow anyone to un-install visual basic from vs.net

                older versions of vs.net did used to allow people to be able to pick the languages. but vs.net always installs the visual basic.

                please allow me to remove visual basic from vs.net

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                • Please add data diagram (UML) viewer/editor to VS2013+ integrated SSDT

                  The one important thing that the SQL Server Data Tools is missing is a visual db diagram designer/viewer. I liked the reverse engineering feature of Visio but it has been removed from the base version. It does make sense that all types of development should be done in VS IDE, so I'm happy that SSDT is now integrated with it. But it's missing that one feature that all db designers love. Please consider adding a UML viewer/editor for the data model like you once had in Visio. I don't like the one in SSMS, it's clunky, doesn't have a good…

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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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                      • Allow directories in solutions to automatically include new children

                        I would like an option for directories in solutions to 'add all new children to solution' - so that when I add a subdirectory or file, I don't have to open the solution, 'show all files in the solution' and then add the individual items to the solution manually. Such option would also need a default 'Copy To Output Directory' and 'Custom Tool' property to be applied to the new files. This mechanism would help in scenarios where artists are adding raw assets to the solution subfolders as they are made, and shouldn't need to open Visual Studio and mess…

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                        • Add a per project option to automatically invoke ILMerge on assemblies

                          Currently, this is a tedious post build step to set up and maintain. Having an option in the project settings to 'ILMerge this assembly into the executable' would make it much easier.

                          This is desirable to cut down on the dll **** with multiple projects in a solution.

                          It is often desirable to ship certain dlls separately, so this would need to be a per project option. I'm not sure whether the exe would state that it wished to merge dependencies, or that the dependencies state that they wish to be merged. Probably some combination of both.

                          It would only…

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                          • Make the Solution Property Pages dialog resizable and searchable

                            Similar to what has been done to the Options dialog in 2013, it would be nice to allow the Solution Property Pages dialog (the one that appears when you choose Project | Set Startup Projects)

                            For areas within this dialog that have lists that can be quite long, add an incremental search feature

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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 ability to search for methods in "Create Script Methods" dialog menu

                                          "Create Script Methods" dialog menu does not have "Search" nagivation bar for developers to type and search for methods in the list of methods.

                                          I request the ability to search for methods in the "Create Script Methods" dialog menu.

                                          See attachment.

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