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  1. add heirarchy navigation combos when open .js and .config files

    When opening java script file or configuration file, it will be helpful if there are the top two dropdown menus that we get when opening c# or vb.net classes files

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    • Provide better feedback on opening VS2010 for "hangup", no response

      I have noticed it gets hung up frequently. Seems like if you had a few status indicators that would provide some feedback we would know to just close and restart VS.NET ourselves instead of waiting. Better yet, fix the "hang" problem

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      • Add HintPath and Private element values to Properties Window.

        The path to a reference in the Properties Window in VS does not display enough information, because it's overridden by HintPaths. This can cause build errors which are difficult to resolve. For example, a hint path may point to a debug location and the build server builds a release build and fails. If the HintPath was displayed in the Properties Window, the problem would be easier to solve when one checks the references. Also, Copy Local = true is overridden if a reference is in the GAC. This is not intuitive and a source of build issues, in particular building…

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        • Quick open line like in sublime

          A shortcut that will open a line in which you can QUICKLY (unlike now) navigate to a file in project by prefixing the search line with !p or a file in solution !s and then file name, or a method in the open file by !m or a property etc.. etc...

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          • Code-behind of javascript

            As well all know that if you generate a WinForm a WebForm, the code-behind file (cs) or (vb) will be automatically generated.

            Compared with this, it would be better if we handle a javascript event of a specific control (no matter it is a server-based control or a pure Html-based control), it will also generate a js code-behind for us to write down js codes and refer the js file in the aspx automatically to implement js separated from aspx itself.

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            • Solution Explorer improvements for TypeScript-related files

              It would be really convenient to keep both js and js.map files under a typescript file node. Like it's done for LESS files.

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              • Allow miltiple instances of Visual Studio 2013 to run at once like VS2008 did

                We work with C++ and have seperate solutions for various libraries and applications,
                Some applicationprojects are put together into a single solution.
                In effect it means that we have several solutions open at the same time.
                However in VS2013 opening multiple instances of VS2013 gives all kinds of issues (most likely due to locked registry entries?) which causes several problems with toolbars being reset, access to TFS of SourceSafe gets lost and other strange messages when loading solutions (depending on the position of the sun or something you'll get an 'random' error or a warning :))

                As long as you…

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                • Add sample text written in code form for "Fonts and Colors" text sample preview box.

                  I'm a Java programmer migrating to C++ programming, and I find syntax coloring to be a difficult task; An impossible mission.

                  The text sample in Visual Studio 2012 is not intuitive, not helpful, and unreliable for me to change the colors.

                  I have attached two screenshots. Please compare them and do see why. Your Visual Studio sample box is just plain and brutal to the eyes.

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                  • Code analysis rule CA1704 should pickup the developers locale.

                    Code analysis rule CA1704 keeps telling me to correct the spelling of variable names. This is because I am from the UK and use the en-GB spelling and grammar rules for my country whereas code analysis checks the spelling using en-US spelling and grammar. This is most annoying! Please allow it to use my currently selected locale when performing these checks.

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                    • Include Managed Package Framework for Projects (MPF) in Visual Studio SDK

                      Today, there´s the Visual Studio SDK shipping with some project templates which can be used to create Visual Studio extensions, but not all resources are included in the SDK. For instance, if one would like to create a custom project system using C# or VB.NET the Managed Package Framework is required... this library (or at least the code) is available as a separate download at Codeplex. It would be nice, if that resource would also be part of the SDK, or available on Nuget...

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                      • Allow me to set a hot key to navigate to the navigation bar drop downs.

                        I would like to be able to set hotkeys to take me to the class and method drop downs in the navigation bar. Ctrl+F2 is no fun.

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                        • When i change zoom in code editor, Zoom apply on current page only,The best if zoom apply to all

                          -when i change zoom in code editor, Zoom apply on current page only
                          -Code editor zoom
                          -The best if zoom apply to all

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                          • F4 key should switch Properties panel view between properties and events

                            Shouldn't we switch the properties panel view by F4 key if it already show up? The current buttons are so small and hard to reach

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                            • Create a 64 bit version of the IDE for better integrated development against 64 bit server products

                              Most Microsoft server products that we develop against now run in 64 bits. However the VS IDE is still only available as a 32 bit version.

                              Integrating the IDE to these server products, eg automating development tasks when targeting SharePoint, BizTalk etc, is now often unfeasible because the object models or PowerShell commands that you need to invoke won't run in a 32 bits process.

                              By eliminatig the 32/64 bit boundary (Wow64) between the IDE and MS Server products integration on 64 bit systems will be much easier.

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                              • Make VS2012 usable again

                                For f's sake, put the VS2010 colours back into VS2012, now!

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                                • Allow debug sessions with Windows Store apps from different Microsoft accounts

                                  Debugging Windows Store apps using an Microsoft authentication mechanism is difficult if different users should be used. Running the app from a different user using the LiveAuthClient class from the Live SDK (similar is true for the OnlineIdAuthenticator), it is required to login to the different user and start Visual Studio from here. Don't forget to uninstall the app with the previous user, otherwise it cannot be installed from the new user. It would be a lot easier to start the debug session from within Visual Studio with a different user. This would make testing and debugging a lot easier.

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                                  • Tools to manage batch operations to a hundred of solutions

                                    There are some features like "search for duplicate code" from a solution. But how about when we have 250 solutions in a company? .csproj-files are easy to manage with custom xml-tools, but solutions and large batch-actions (like update .NET-framework or remove unused references) are not.

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                                    • Support remote output on Git Push (VS Tools for Git)

                                      With git deployment setup in Azure, when you do the remote push Azure will send back the status messages from your deployment script as remote output. (I didn't notice this until I attempted a console git push.) It would be great to see this remote output at least in the Output window to watch the status of the deployment.

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                                      • Visual Studio developing websites

                                        To enhance the current way of developing a (non-ASP?) website through FTP. There is no option to go back a directory, so if my FTP account has been mapped to a folder "public_html" automatically, there is no option to go back 1 directory to go into my subdomains folder.

                                        Next to that, there is no way to adjust the physical path of the files that are being downloaded and are automatically placed in VWDCache within Temp. I can't use a live webserver and TFS together with that restriction.

                                        And last: I can not click right mouse button on a FTP…

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                                        • WPF Split view - multi screen

                                          When I write XAML code to create a view I can only split the design window two ways - verticaly or horizontaly.
                                          But many developers are using more than one screen and I think it would be very nice to be able to split this WPF designer into 2 windows.
                                          So on one screen developer will see just the design window and on the other screen will be the XAML editor with file related to this design view.

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