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  1. Copy only error message(description) from the Error List window

    In the Error List window of VS when clicking on any error line the "Copy" from context menu, the VS pastes in the clipboard the line with format:
    "Category Default Order Description File and etc". But many time only Description is needed.

    Would be useful to add extra copy menu items that copies only specific column from the line.

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    To add "Copy Columns" menu item that lists all columns it the same way as "Show Columns", where an user can check what columns to copy in the clipboard

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    • add a toggle to set t4 templates to run only manually and not automatically

      Dear Visual Studio Developers --

      Please help.

      I need to know how to disable the autorun feature for t4 templates in Visual Studio 2012.

      (I think this way does not exist-- so I am suggesting the idea.)

      (In case you did not know, Visual Studio will autorun all t4 templates as soon they are changed and saved in the IDE.)

      I want to only run the templates only when I choose > Build, > Transform All Templates.

      (I know that I can manually clear the CustomTool property and then fill it in again when I need to run them-- but…

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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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          • 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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                  • Fix the Heads Up Display

                    I love the new heads up display within class objects, but have one issue with it. When you decorate a class or property with attributes, the heads up display inserts itself between the property/class declaration and the attributes which as you can see in the picture I attached causes an unnatural and hard to read grouping because now the attribute is grouped/closer to the property above it than the property that it actually belongs to… it seems to me like the heads up display information should be above the attributes so that the attributes would stay grouped with the property/class…

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                    • Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

                      Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

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                      • Stop installing Windows Phone images by default

                        Wen installing only the web features, windows phone emulators are installed to. Takes lots of space on small ssd and is not required for everyone. Please stop auto installion with every VS update

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                        • Underline static members in the Class Diagrams

                          The static members of a class should be underlined in the Class Diagrams like it is in UML class diagrams.

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                          • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

                            Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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                            • Allow the Immediate Window to run code even when in "run mode"

                              I'm often attached to a process and WAITING for some timer to tick so my breakpoint can hit. I hate waiting. Sure there are ways around this but wouldn't it be great if I could just call my method in the immediate window. Instead, if I try, I get "The expression cannot be evaluated while in run mode. ". Is this possible?

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                              • Show members of all parent classes inside child class

                                When a class is open in C# editor or VB editor, in addition to its member, it would be very useful to show members that are inherited or developed in parent base classes in light gray or silver color. Suppose in child class I can see what is implemented in a virtual method which I am just going to use it. It seems possible and helps a lot in code reviews and bug fixes

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                                • 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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                                    • In ASP.NET MVC projects display a Controller super group with related views and scripts

                                      When Browsing ASP.NET MVC project it would be interesting to group under Controllers related Views and eventually Script as well, since project templates respect a convention based structure. When projects grow its hard to keep jumping between distant folders or always be using search features.

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                                      • Build a Solution designer to give us better control over project/solution configurations, platforms, and other settings.

                                        The current dialog box for editing project and solution configurations/platforms hasn't changed in years, and it's very cumbersome to make bulk changes.

                                        We do not use the default "Debug" and "Release" configurations, but have a configuration defined for each target environment, by name, and one configuration for each developer to use for their local workstation.

                                        Whenever a new project gets added, Visual Studio insists on creating "Debug" and "Release". If I don't remember to delete them when I create the project, it becomes very difficult to find which project has the unwanted configurations, because it takes multiple layers of comboboxes…

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                                        • Add "recent folders" in the Add Reference dialog

                                          Include in a separate tab in the Add reference dialog the list of folders that have been recently browsed (also, remember tab selection and last selected folder)

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