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  1. Named Solution Explorer Views

    If I create a new scoped solution explorer view I would like to me able to rename the tab. Or even just use the top level folder name. For eample I like having a ViewModels and Views scoped solution explorer in tabs and would like the tabs named accordingly. Currently all tabs are named solution explorer. See crude drawing attached.

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    • Run scripting files from Visual Studio(batch files, powershell,ruby, python etc.)

      Every time I install a new version of Visual Studio I always end up having to add an external tool to execute batch files that are part of the solution. This should be built in for batch files as well as power shell or ruby, python etc.

      Any time I am editing batch files or simple python or ruby scripts I end up editing the files in Notepad++ so that I can run them directly from the editor.

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      • Too hard to search code samples

        It's nice to see VS2012 integrates the code sample function, but it's still hard to search code samples. What I want is a simple search textbox + some simple condition selections (e.g. language, technology), and hit enter. Then see the sample search results with brief sample description. Next, I can open what I want.

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        • Find in files results should truncate long lines.

          When using the 'Find in Files' option under 'Find and Replace', you search for a word and the 'Find Results' window lists in raw text the results. It also displays the line the result was found on. However, if the line is very long (for example in a minified CSS file that has no line breaks) the ENTIRE line is given rather than just a short snippet around the searched result.

          As the results are not columated, this makes the tool impossible to use as the results will be mixed in amongst thousands of lines of source code where such…

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          • Console.ForegroundColor Visual Studio in Menu->View->Output tab

            When I am writing console application I can change console background or foreground color and make some data more conspicuous.
            But when I am writeing non-console application and I use Console.WriteLine it display data in View->Output tab as BLACK text only.
            Sometimes I have to copy a lot of data from Output and use it in elsewhere like Excel.
            I think it would be a little better when I will be able to use colors in Output tab. I will easily see if there is any Debug exceptions in other color between my data.

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            • Add "close all tabs to the right" feature.

              Close all tabs to the right of the selected tab. This is something I love in the chrome browser. Combined with allowing to move tabs around, it's an efficient way of getting rid of clutter.

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              • Add more detail error message in Git Tools when git operation has errors.

                Please add more detail message to git tools for debug, current we need to use command-line to get details (e.g. Remote Sign-in Conflict, we need to run "git pull" to get details now). More detail errors can help us to resolve git-related problem.

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                • Reintroduce support for column guides in the text editor

                  In previous versions of Visual Studio, there was an undocumented feature for adding column guidelines:

                  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saraford/archive/2004/11/15/257953.aspx

                  Common coding standards state that lines shouldn't go over a certain length to aid readability, and showing a visible guide helps this. Unfortunately this feature was removed from VS2010, instead of being improved to a first-class UI option as you might expect. This led to several addins being written to reintroduce the feature:

                  http://www.jeff.wilcox.name/2010/02/visualstudio2010guides/
                  http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0fbf2878-e678-4577-9fdb-9030389b338c/

                  Having several people write the same thing illustrates the developer need for the feature, and also highlights that people wasted time duplicating others' work without knowing it. If this…

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                  • Enable "Find All References" in metadata

                    When I use "Go to Definition" for something defined in a DLL, it takes me to metadata. I would like to be able to use "Find all References" from here so I can find where a specific method or property is used. This can be done from any use within the project, but not from metadata.

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                    • Add "View Namespaces" option to Class View

                      Class View currently lists projects as the top-level organization, then organizes by namespace.

                      Add a "View Namespaces" option, which would instead make namespaces the top-level organization. This way solutions spanning multiple assemblies could be navigated logically by namespace.

                      Object Browser already has this ability, but it is a full window experience and includes types in referenced assemblies. Class View serves a different use case, and "View Namespaces" enhances that experience.

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                      • Undo changes for team explorer files with pending changes which are not different from their latest version (have zero differences from late

                        When working on moderately large code bases one can end up with a lot of files in Team Explorer which have pending changes, but are not different from the latest version on the remote repository server. It would be nice to have a VS feature that undoes changes for the files in the pending changes list, that are not different from their latest version. This would help with the merging process and save some time.

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                        • Inline WYSIWYG documentation feature with semantic meta data

                          Documentation features (xmldoc, etc.) should be improved. My idea is a kind of inline WYSIWYG documentation editor (see my attached file).

                          There should be a toolbar to add predefined documentation sections like "summary", "description", "parameters" etc. This section could either be included into the source file or in some external storgare file. It should be possible to select in property editor window where to save specific documentation sections (in source or in storgar xyz).

                          All documentation sections should be combined if expanded in soure editor window so that all information is available in one place.

                          Later this so entered information…

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                          • Bring back the old "Pending Changes" window

                            No, not this one: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

                            I want a commit message box, flat list of files with checkboxes, dockable to the bottom of VS and nice looking with full color. I don't need any of the other features you added at this point. Commit message box and a flat list of files with checkboxes. Look in VS 2010 for implementation. I want THAT.

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                            • Allow to change code font size at different monitor

                              Some developers use several monitor (2 or 3 or more) to coding with Visual Studio, it supports code editor displays in different monitor, but if monitor place as vertical, code font is smaller and can't adjust for best view. Please consider and add this function into VS IDE font editor.

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                              • Autogenerate comments for populating Intellisense

                                In C#, if you type /// comments, those comments appear in Intellisense.
                                If you don't have a comment, no intellisense info.
                                There are tools that will analyze your function names and the types of your parameters and autogenerate sentences to populate the comments.

                                Any comment that can be autogenerated from the code becomes a maintenance burden. If those comments can be autogenerated from the code, then Intellisense could generate the comments whenever it tries to display a function that has no /// comments. It would save us from adding to our source code maintenance weight and would still give us…

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                                • Allow custom CSS formatting in Visual Studio 2012

                                  At the moment there are only three options - "Compact", "Semi-expanded" and "expanded", though none of these meet our needs.

                                  Please enable some kind of custom template for formatting CSS, or at the very least include more options (such a version of "Compact" without the space after the colon).

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                                  • Add function "reopen closed tab"

                                    add a function "reopen closed tab " at the tab menu

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                                    • integrated support of doxygen

                                      offer integrated doxygen generator to see better documentation directly in code or in a separated panel.

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                                        • Visual Studio Code as a universal app

                                          Visual Studio Code as a Universal App. This would allow me to do some light coding during down time as well as be a great tool with the Continuum on my phone.

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