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  1. Control Intellitrace Folder/Item Count Size

    After installing Update 3 RC I was poking around and ended up in the TraceDebugging folder. 256GB of space. I see the option for controlling single file size but not total/folder size. Please fix this.

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    • Add support for excluding files from Intellisense

      In my project I work with large files generated by SWIG. They are not interesting for a human. Intellisense suffers from having to go through these files. It is then slow (it takes some time to parse those files) and the results are full of things I do not want to see.
      I tried to use #ifndef __INTELLISENSE__ ..., but although the text is greyed, Intellisense still parses, sees and suggests symbols from ifndefed sections.

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        • Do not disable add-ins when Shift key is hold in VS2008

          Holding shift key when loading is quite common on Windows 7 - when starting second instance of VS. As far as I am concerned this is already fixed in VS2010 - please provide a patch for VS2008 as I can't switch to VS2010 at the moment.

          Perhaps the best solution would be to provide user a choice on which key is to be loaded or at least provide a command line option that disables this behavior.

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          • Change the way that VC10 projects are displayed in solution explorer

            Currently I see following:
            1) When project is using VC10 build tools I see (Visual Studio 2010) added to project name. Same for Visual Studio 2008
            2) For Intel Compiler and Windoes7.1SDK nothing is appended

            There are two problems:
            1) Inconsistency - having no tag doesn't mean we are using the latest toolset
            2) Clutter - Current tag naming is too long. I think VC10 / VC08 would be better (maybe even in lower-case)

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            • Internet Explorer as Visual Studio lite

              IE is one good browser...
              What if Microsoft can add more functionality to IE
              IE as browser + Azure based Cloud IDE?

              Let VS be there for corporates
              and Internet Developer be there for general users

              it will benefit the developers for sure

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              • Allow modifying mouse settings

                You've given us a nice interface for keyboard customization. Why not give us the ability to customize what the mouse buttons do? For example, I have a mouse with a back and forward button. However, they do nothing by default in Visual Studio. I'd like to be able to tell VS to execute a command with these buttons, but I can't. I have to use the mouse software to convert the button push to a keyboard shortcut. Another example is my mouse's left and right scroll "buttons" (the scroll wheel rocks side to side to do the horizontal scrolling). I…

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                • Add special Intellisense handling for "Implement Interface" for IDisposable

                  In Visual Studio, when I'm creating an object that implements IDisposable, I'd like the Intellisense "Implement Interface" functionality to produce code that follows the pattern described in CA1063: "Implement IDisposable correctly".

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                  • Support CTRL-0 to reset zoom

                    There seems a be some odd series of keystrokes that cause the text in code windows to get zoomed in and out accidentally, I see this all the time on multiple machines.

                    Some ways to fix this are to click on the Zoom dropdown in the corner of the window or to hold the CTRL button and spin the mouse wheel. Both of these options are annoying because they force you to use the mouse.

                    In most web browsers, CTRL-0 is a standardized shortcut for restoring the text to it's original 100% zoom, and it's what a lot of people…

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                    • Metro style start page

                      A metro style VS start page

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                      • Improvements for ObjectBrowser

                        I love ObjectBrowser, since it provides quick and reliable overview of the all members of all classes.
                        Especially to know arguments and argument-types at a glance.
                        But fullqualified names sometimes make it hard to understand an argumentlist, eg:
                        "Public Shared Function GroupJoin(Of TOuter, TInner, TKey, TResult)(ByVal outer As System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TOuter), ByVal inner As System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TInner), ByVal outerKeySelector As System.Func(Of TOuter, TKey), ByVal innerKeySelector As System.Func(Of TInner, TKey), ByVal resultSelector As System.Func(Of TOuter, System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TInner), TResult), ByVal comparer As System.Collections.Generic.IEqualityComparer(Of TKey)) As System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TResult)
                        Member von System.Linq.Enumerable"

                        Can you give option to collapse all qualifier-Pathes?
                        maybe Intellisense then could provide full-qualified…

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                        • provide code highlighting function in the UI to help developers to understand other developer's code easier

                          A function in the visual studio UI to give special highlight, bold and color to all the code:

                          1.- bold and color the begining and end of blocks (each block will have a different color, so the developer will be able to distinguish each block..
                          2.- highlight functions and methods depending on the returning value
                          3.-different highlight to functions and code that will be returning information to the user

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                          • Enable empty root namespace in C# project

                            Make it possible to remove the value of the property Root Namespace in project properties for C# projects - like in Visual Basic - in order to be able to create a consistent folder hierarchy in which the root folder is the root namespace.

                            This can currently just be done by hacking the project file and manually removing the value.

                            The solution is thus, probably, about removing the check in the user interface.

                            3 votes
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                            • Give Output Windows the capability to filter after category

                              Debug.WriteLine("Info", "DebugCategory");

                              Then I want to filter for DebugCategory in the Output Windows

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                              • Add the path macros to Command Tool Window

                                Make the path macros that are available for Build Commands and Properties like $(SolutionDir) and $(ProjectDir) available in the Command Tool Window, specifically with support for the Shell command.

                                Full original question from Stack Overflow here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16990493/are-visual-studio-macros-available-in-the-command-tool-window

                                Command Tool Window - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/c338aexd.aspx

                                Macros for Build Commands and Properties - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/c02as0cs.aspx

                                Arguments for External Tools - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ekbzk5f8%28v=vs.110%29.aspx

                                Shell Command - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/0xca6kdd%28v=vs.110%29.aspx

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                                • IDE theme and Comparing tool

                                  I don't like this flat style of the IDE. Please do it more colorful and useful. Also, comparing tool still not enough!

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                                  • Add "Show all files" feature to Solution

                                    We know the issue about solution folders not being real windows folders. Not saying we change that, but, just as any project has a "Show all files" button in solution explorer, let's have a similar button active for the solution itself.

                                    It'd still show any folders not mapping to projects or solution folder as "not included" (like in projects when you have other files you need to right click and "include" them in project).

                                    An enhancement might be also being able to create equivalent solution folders (as in: the "include" feature), but just accessing the solution windows explorer folder from…

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                                    • Make the Configuration Manager dialog resizeable

                                      The Configuration Manager dialog (along with all other non-resizeable dialogs) should be resizeable rather than forcing the user to scroll so much.

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                                      • Use space before closing slash in XML comments

                                        When I type "<s" in an XML comment and press enter, it replaces it with <see cref=""/>. I would rather have a space before the closing slash, i.e., <see cref="" />. I always have to go back in and add it.

                                        Microsoft should be consistent with the space before the closing slash. For example, if I run this code:

                                        System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Parse("<a/>").ToString()

                                        I get "<a />". The comments are XML, XML should be formatted identically everywhere.

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                                        • Conditional Formatting in UI Designer

                                          PROBLEM: UI hidden from the designer!

                                          SOLUTION: Support multiple layouts within UI designer and make each layout accessible programmatically.

                                          This could work quite simply: 1. Users can build a UI as is done currently and an additional property on the properties window for the control could display "Layouts". This property could include an ellipsis button for editing the property. 2. When the ellipsis button is clicked access to other layouts for this control would be made available and a default layout could be selected.

                                          3. Having added or selected a different layout for that control would then make any changes…

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