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  1. Show cause of circular dependency in error message

    It is frustrating that when you get the error message in visual studio can not add reference because this would cause a circular dependency the error message can not just list what the assembly that is causing the issue is. It isn't super hard to figure out but it adds extra time to the work to solve the problem if just a few minutes. I don't understand why the error message can't just contain this information.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Setting default programs from Source Explorer

      The context menu for files in Solution Explorer have an "Open With..." option. Add that option to the context menu for files in Source Explorer.

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      • improve toggling outlining multi-line method-name methods

        in C# Method names (not only) can span more than 1 line.
        It would be great if on any Method-Name-line CTRL+M+M would toggle outlining of method and not just in line that contains the '{'

        CTRL+M+M on first line of multi-line-methode-name toggles outline of surrounding class (hmpf).

        example
        0 public void MyConstructor(
        1 long ParameterList
        2 ) : this (string verylongstuff) { <- CTRL+M+M only works as expected in this line :(, but not in line 0 & 1

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        • Test Explorer should be able to execute tests in the proper platform for single platform assemblies.

          When you compile an x64 only assembly but you have both X86 and x64 test assemblies, Test Explorer fails to execute them both. The current implementation assumes that the "default platform" is the only platform.

          This should work for single platform assemblies (you get an exception if you cannot load them).

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          • Be able to choose new location for autorecovery files

            In a corporate environment the My Documents folder could be a shared network drive that is slow to access. This can cause the IDE to freeze when autorecover kicks in. It would be nice to be able to specify a new location for autorecover to save files to.

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            • make visual studio for window phone and windows store

              make visual studio for window phone and windows store we can make phone app on phone

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              • Back D with language and ide support

                There is already an vs ide plugin for D that is good to go as a starting point but it would benefit from official backing and enhancement.

                I started programming in C/C++ ages ago and loved it then but since then I have programmed in a variety of languages and now going back to C/C++ is just painful.

                I know many would argue it has improved greatly and if I were to put the time into it again I would probably end up agreeing with them but only if I stuck to the subset of latest and greatest features.

                I…

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                • Line Spacing

                  Please allow the line spacing to be adjustable with the editor. Thanks.

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                  • Change All Fonts at one setting

                    Every time I setup a new install of Visual Studio I have to change the Font of a total of 35 different font name and sizes.

                    I have read about how to export and import settings, and signing in (that I hate) will also solve it, but why can't there be a 'Apply To All' checkbox so you only have to set 1 font and be done?

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                    • Find and replace

                      Hi,

                      There should be option to save the regular expression by name in VS 2012 find and replace window, so that we can save any regular expression and use it while next time. E.g. to remove extra space we can save the (^(?([^\r\n])\s)*\r?$\r?\n) regular expression as “Remove extra lines”, and this will be appear under the standard regular expression list under “Custom Expressions” menu, So that we can use this saved expression next time.

                      We can also provide manage custom search menu where we can provide the functionality to add edit, delete existing custom (User defined) saved regular expression.

                      Anand…

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                      • Don't preview large files when it's selected into Solution Explorer

                        When Visual Studio trying quickly open selected file which have a size a lot of megabytes is done very slowly. Allow to set up maximum size of file for this feature.

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                        • make more use of multi-threading in the IDE

                          Some processes already take place in a separate thread (e.g. build, test run), but there is still a lot that happens on the UI thread. Hardly noticeable in tiny demo projects; maddening in bigger solutions. For example, viewing a build process with a big activity log running on the build server, will freeze VS until the build process has finished.

                          Less dramatic examples:
                          Open a solution with many projects.
                          Certain TFS actions, e.g. 'get latest version' (runs in a modal dialog), in particular on a slow internet connection.
                          Things already posted by others ("Run checkout through a separate thread so…

                          3 votes
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                          • Allow peek to view definition from the references linked within CodeLens.

                            It would be nice to open a peek window from the "References" CodeLens to view the full definition of the code referencing said method.

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                            • Stop turning VS into an advertising flea market

                              I feel like every time I open the IDE, VS is trying to sell me something. My company paid good money for a product that shouldn't need to be supported by advertisements.
                              - Here's 4 GB of emulators you'll never use
                              - Bing; a notification I should update the F# tools for a language I don't know
                              - File / New Project / Get This Project Template that didn't ship with VS
                              I'm waiting for the IDE to pause for a word from our sponsors.
                              It just feels cheap.

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                              • integrate MSDN library

                                Re integrate the MSDN Library into the IDE. Its is after all what the I in IDE stands for. I would suggest at least making it optional.

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                                • Introduce static typing to html views for better integration with JavaScript/TypeScript/AngularJS

                                  To help developers building and maintaining web applications that depend on JavaScript/TypeScript it would help immensely to be able to rely on intellisense to provide useful suggestions/completions for AngularJS based models and expressions.

                                  E.g. It would be great if visual studio knew how to autocomplete the "model.property" in the following html snippet:
                                  ng-model="model.property"

                                  Also, even better would be if it could provide snippets for common expressions like those used by the ng-repeat directive.
                                  item in arrayModel
                                  (index, value) in arrayModel
                                  etc

                                  Where intellisense can provide arrayModel from the scope's known members.

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                                  • Save/Load different IDE layouts

                                    I usually work with a laptop docked and 2 monitors and I have created a Visual Studio layout that use both monitors.

                                    But it happens sometimes that I need to work in mobility and I have to remake the layout to fit one monitor.

                                    It would be nice if I can save different layouts and load manually depending on the situations.

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                                    • The results in the Find Symbol Results should be sorted by line number

                                      The results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results window should be sorted by file path alphabetically and by line number numerically. Currently the results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results are sorted by file path and by the line number alphabetically.

                                      In Visual Studio 2014 Update 4 if you have three matches in a file at lines 8, 50, and 100, the results will be ordered 100, 50, 8 instead of 8, 50, 100.

                                      The current behavior makes navigating the results using the F8 and Shift F8 shortcut keys confusing because the cursor will…

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                                      • Consistent modal behavior for floating tabs and windows

                                        In VS2010, once a tab was pulled out and floating, it shared the same modal level as main window. VS11 fixes this and allows floating tabs to have their own modal level. Brilliant, thank you.

                                        However, this is inconsistent because the floating explorer windows ARE linked to the main Visual Studio window.

                                        Please add a bit of consistancy between these behaviors.

                                        Options:
                                        1. User defined in user environment settings settings (off|on).

                                        2. User defined in each individual caret drop down list of the explorer windows (and then saved with the user's settings--no one wants to set the behavior for every…

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                                        • Support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons

                                          I would love to have support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons. I wan't the 'Home'-button to go to the top of the file, and 'End' to the end, like the browsers do.

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