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  1. Make Visual Studio Remember Last Opened Options Tree Location After IDE Restart

    Currently Visual Studio remembers last opened options tree location during session but resets after IDE restart to Environment->General.

    99% of time I open options to change keyboard shortcut, so it is quite annoying that you need to use mouse to switch to Environment->Keyboard or a long combo: "Shift+Tab,K".

    Second best option is to return to Visual Studio 2008 behavior, that when you open options, focus is on the tree item and not in the text-box "items shown in Window menu". So that to reach Environment->Keyboard you just have to press "K".

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    • Add button/quick-key/menu item to open Build Explorer window much like Source Control Explorer window

      I find it a waste of time to have to open my Build Collection, select any build, and then using context menu select "View Builds" just to open the Build Explorer Window. It would be less time consuming to be able to use a control key combination, or add a button to my menus, that would allow me to go straight to this window with the default options of viewing all builds completed today. As the SCM administrator, one of my tasks is identifying why builds break and letting the appropriate development tema know.

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      • Add highlighting options to the text editor

        I love VS, but I often go to bed and wake up the next morning without having any idea of the key items I was working on. It's not a huge problem at all, but it would be a simple and, quite frankly, a nice addition to the IDE.

        Not sure how the highlighting would be stored in memory, but you guys are clever.

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        • List all Interface implementations in object browser.

          Difficult to know which Interfaces a class implements. Expecially the non-public explicit ones. Currently need to lookup the documentation or just try casting stuff. Most people don't even know about explicit implementations and are denied access to many great features that may already exist in the framework.

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          • Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

            Hello,

            I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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            • Please make capability for organizing bin catalog of any kind of project in the way developers want

              It would be a great feature to organise the bin catalog of the project in the way each developer team wants, namely when team organizes bin directory by adding sub directories and adding assemblies to the them.

              When you build applications in Visual Studio, all assemblies are copied into the bin directory of the project if you have subdirectories with the same assemblies inside of them.

              Also it would be a great feature to add ability to configure subdirectory in which the whole project will be compiled.

              And it would be pleasure to see that all things mentioned above are…

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              • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

                When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

                The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
                "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

                Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

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                • New Project "Location" field should tab-complete path names

                  In the VS11 beta:

                  When creating a New Project, please pay close attention to making the screen as keyboard-friendly as possible. In particular, entering a path in the "location" field should support tab-completion of path names, like in the console.

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                  • Enable Intellisense to print clearer function information

                    Working with the standard library in C++, intellisense has had a huge positive impact on my ability to work with and understand functions and classes from other libraries. However, the verbosity of highly templated code can become completely unreadable in intellisense.

                    A clear and simple solution is giving users the ability to step up and down the number of levels of templates that intellisense will print.

                    Lowering the verbosity of function information with some kind of step up and step down key during the function tooltip would be invaluable to programmers all over.

                    An example of its function and usefulness…

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                    • Make it easier to navigate code pane focus and the tree view focus in Solution Explorer

                      This occurs more with lots of projects (or projects with lots of structure).

                      The current behavior is clicking a tab in the code window makes the solution explorer jump to that file in the tree view. And most of the time that is fine (and actually helpful).

                      Sometimes however I want to keep something selected in the Solution's Explorer while I switch to a different file that is already open in the code pane.

                      I know the first behavior described can be turned off but I would like to see a toggle button (or maybe even a shortcut but I…

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                      • Add ability to cycle through all open document left to right or right to left

                        All app in the word with tabbed interface (browsers) can do this except visual studio.

                        Window.NextDocumentWindow is useless because it using MRU ordering.

                        Window.NextTab is still useless because it cycles only the visible tabs (why???)

                        (This is not an idea instead a trivia, can't imagine why not implemented yet...)

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                        • Let the Properties Window react on control in one click

                          Since I have started developing with VS 2010 I am missing a tiny "feature".

                          In VS 2008, when I selected a control (without the properties window as docked tab on the right side of the IDE being in the foreground) and then clicked the properties tab (to bring the properties tab to the foreground) I saw the properties of the selected control immediately.

                          Now, in VS 2010 I have to select the control a second time in this case to load its properties in to the properties window.

                          I tried to deal with it, but its kinda annoying me. Maybe…

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                          • Bold all startup projects

                            When you set a single startup project, it shows up as bold in Solution Explorer. When you set multiple startup projects, none are bold. For projects that switch between multiple sets of startup projects, bolding all the startup projects would be a huge improvement.

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                            • Add Option to limit Search to user files only

                              When searching in files, please allow skipping files that are auto generated (T4, Designers etc)

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                              • Increase size of the publish profile dropdown on the Web Publish Activity window

                                The Publish dropdown in the Web Publish Activity window isn't long enough - if you have a number of publish profiles each with similar names, varying only at the end of the name, it is not possible to see which publish profile is currently selected if the name exceeds ~20 characters. See attached screenshot for example.

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                                • 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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                                    • php

                                      Add full integrated of PHP language without third party and be free.

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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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