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  1. allow developers to prevent automatic rebuilds when executing unit tests in the IDE

    When I'm trying to work out what is going on with a failing unit test, I find myself infuriated when I re-run a unit test without changing code, only to find that my IDE decides it's time for a full recompile. It would be excellent if I could choose to own the responsibility of ensuring that my code is suitably compiled with some setting within the IDE

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    • Out of Band Designers & Editors - Crowd Sourcing and VS IDE Store

      I didn't think it could be done but one of the things I was impressed with was how MVC and EF were shipping out of band from VS IDE. it would be really cool if we could have all sorts of designers be delivered out of band through NuGet or Extension Manager.

      I wonder what the rate of designer innovation would be If you could utilize the community/crowd to build cool designers, Better text editors, html editors, xaml editors, SSRS RDL editors, SQL designers, javascript editors, coffescript, etc.

      Perhaps you could also create an eco system where people could pay…

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      • Improve Class diagram Usability

        Hi,

        I would like give suggestion in VS that is as below:

        1. In class diagram – class details window it will be good if we show the number of functions, properties in the [] e.g. Methods [3], Properties [10] etc. It will help us to cross verity whether we have added the number of function or properties as defined in technical document or not.

        2. Allow multiple Properties, Methods, Fields Copy and paste from clipboard or into clipboard (At least names so that we can define other properties)

        3. Also add one more column , showing icon to add…

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        • Host rarely used VS tools in a different application

          Host VS tools in two applications 1) core tools application and 2) extra tools application. The core tools includes compiler, debugger, profiler, editor, project explorer. The extra tools application includes rarely used features like architecture explorer, class diagramming, ...

          The extra tools application can include tools which need to read the compiled DLLs, their PDB files, etc to generate the class diagram/architecture diagram, etc.

          Core tools application would be the ones users spend 90% of their time in and the extra tools application would be for the extra 10%.

          This would simplify the implementation path for widely used features and…

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          • Better report what exactly the IDE is doing at a given point

            While using the IDE I'm always wondering what is taking so long.
            For example I'm losing lots of time waiting for the designer to load or update.
            When the IDE is frozen, what was it doing. Was an addins running. Was the compilation generating files. Was the intellisense reparsing files...

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            • Create a "miscellaneous" project type

              I would like the ability to create a "miscellaneous" project that simply lets me add arbitrary files to it for ease of opening them up in the IDE. The project would not do any kind of building or packaging; it would only be for convenience in managing miscellaneous files.

              In my particular case, I have SQL scripts that I do not want to be part of a formal VS Database project. All I want is a convenient way to open them up in the IDE for editing.

              Right now I am using a formal Database project for those files, but…

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              • Create 1 Visual Studio Express edition

                At work I use VS Ultimate edition which has everything in one installed version of VS. But when I get home I work with the express editions. Right now I have 3 installed for 2013 just to do my side projects. It would be nice if there was only 1 edition. And it would make portable class library work easier.

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                • Merge Blend Features Into IDE

                  It would be rally nice (and more affordable) if you would put the "Edit Template feature into the IDE. More often than not, a company does NOT have separate designers, and having to buy/switch between Blend and the IDE to get the default template is a pain in the butt.

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                    • Free more unused space

                      The Beta and upcoming RC are having freed some of the unused space. But since the RC now has a custom chrome, why not removing more more white space. Why not using the title bar like it is in chrome. Chrome focus and page content, VS focuses on code.

                      Then why we need to have the status all time visible if there is only a singe label by default. Again this could be done like chromes page load label which is only displayed if something happens, as overlay.

                      Also if you dock a toolbar, then there is a lot unused…

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                      • Make tabs of docked and hidden panels narrower

                        Please make area occupied by tabs of docked and hidden panels narrower. With docked panels on both sides of the main window lots of space is wasted. It's unbearable in a portrait mode.

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                          • improve search in toolbox

                            Currently if you have installed 2 Versions of third Party control (e.g Devexpress) and you search something like a gridcontrol in the Toolbox, you get only one result. It would be better to see the 2 Versions of the grid control.

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                            • Edit files directly in Find in Files Results Window

                              New in VS2012 is preview mode when clicking on a line in the find results window. This is all good but it'd be great if you could edit those files directly in the results window.

                              Take this scenario for instance, you want to find and replace some paths in your project. You perform a find in files, and replace them straight in the results window, without having to open 50 separate files...

                              This also beats the Replace in Files option since you could still implement undo in there. When enabling undo in Replace in Files, it keeps all those files…

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                              • Rename old local git commit message

                                Encapsulate the complexity of this task(*) on a button in the detail area of the commit, or even open the message for editing.

                                Remembering that whoever performs this task must have a minimum of knowledge about VIM editor.

                                *:
                                git rebase -i <commit number>
                                git commit --amend -m "<message>"
                                git rebase --continue

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                                • Expand a file to it's class' members, and not the list of classes in the file

                                  Far the most of the time, each file (in c# at least) only contains a single file. Therefore I expect the expended file to show a list of members, and not a list of classes in the file.

                                  In case the file contained several classes, the extra step with the list of classes could be shown instead.

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                                  • Provide option to only open tabs above status bar when clicked

                                    If possible, please provide an option to only open the tabs (e.g. "Error List", "Output", "Pending Changes", etc.) above the status bar when clicked instead of when hovering over. Often times, when I move the mouse to the bottom of a file or towards the task bar, the window the tab item corresponds to opens up. This is a distraction and annoyance IMHO.

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                                    • Allow using Navigate To when building

                                      When there is a running build, Navigate To (Ctrl + ,) does not work. It used to work in vs2010.

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                                      • give options to make it easier to close open tabs with mouse

                                        This is in regards to the "X" you can click to close a code window in VS 2013. The standard setup for the tab at the top of the code window is:

                                        filename | pin icon | X

                                        On the one hand, I appreciate the convention of this setup, but on the other, I find this irksome when I have multiple code windows open and I want to close them by clicking on the X. What happens is that because filenames do not have the same character length, the tabs at the top do not have the same length, and…

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                                        • Syntax highlight files that are set as source files

                                          Some header files I write have no file extension. I would like Visual Studio to syntax-highlight these files when I have set their type to "C/C++ Header" by right-clicking on the file and going to "Properties" in the IDE.

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