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  1. Add a right-margin line at 75 characters, and then do automatic newlining to that

    I want to keep my code such that it will never exceed 75 characters per row. The motivation is that the code fits in the screen without needing to scroll horizontally. Idea: (optionally) enforce the 75 character-width (make it changeable). After the programmer writes past this right-margin, automatically format the code to neatly continue at the next line (as it does after autoformatting). A poor man's version: simply show a line at the 75-characters, so that the programmer can more easily format his code manually. See the Matlab's editor for a demonstration of this.

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      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

      Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

      Sometimes we'd like to simply use a folder as an organizational structure and not a namespace. It would be nice if a folder had a boolean value to indicate that it should be used to define a namespace and have a namespace field that defines what it used.

      For example..

      I might have a Folder structure like

      -ClassLibrary
      -- Folder1
      --- SubFolder2
      ----- Sub-SubFolder 3

      And I only want my namespace to be ClassLibrary.Folder1.Folder2 and folder 3 is strictly for organization. Whenever I add a new class under…

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      • Allow multiple selected folders to be cloacked in the Source Control Explorer

        Currently, you can cloak a single folder at a time in the Source Control Explorer (right click, Advanced -> Cloak). It would be nice to be able to cloak several folders at once.

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        • Make CoffeeScript editor autoindent next line on enter

          The CoffeeScript editor of VS 2013 does not autoindent the next line of my code when I press enter, but jumps always to the start of a line, and I need to tab several times to get to the right indentation.

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          • add view front code on code-behind in rightclick

            When you are in a aspx.cs or ascx.cs files, you can do a rightclick en click the "View Designer" (Shift+F7), but better is to view its code instead of opening the designer, please add this option or alter the "View Designer".

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              • Refresh button inside "Find Results 1" and "Find Results 2" windows

                We need a Refresh button inside "Find Results 1" and "Find Results 2" windows, so we can restart the same search with the same parameters (file types, match case and so son)

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                • Improve collapsed region display of "/// <summary>"

                  Instead of diplaying "/// <summary>
                  Display the first line of text IN the summary!

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                  • Allow ReadOnly Modeling Projects for Premium and Professional versions of Visual Studio

                    Well, as soon as the ALM Assessment Rangers Workbook has a question in Architecture & Design Spreadsheet asking if all of the team members have access to all the project diagrams, it makes sense that all Visual Studio versions have at least Read Only access to the modeling project.

                    Nowadays, to accomplish it, I need to manually export the diagrams and publish it on any portal, like Sharepoint.

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                    • Enable Auto Recover option in VS2010 Isolated Shell

                      In VS2008 Isolated Shell, the auto recover option is available. However, in VS2010 the auto recover is disabled (greyed out). Can you please re-enable this IDE feature for the Isolated Shell?

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                      • Remove default feature for following current document in Solution Explorer

                        Instead of following the selected document within the Solution Explorer a feature could be added to the right click menu of the document or the document's tab to Open in Solution Explorer. This would allow one to conveniently trace back to where the document exists in the solution but without the sometimes unwanted side effect of having your current selected node in Solution Explorer lost just because a different document was activated/selected/focused in the IDE>

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                        • Add Favorites bar and/or menu to VS IDE for frequently accessed files

                          I'm usually working with fairly large solutions, sometimes several at once. Some of these solutions have over 100 projects. Since we have encapsulated everything under the sun, working on a feature typically involves many, if not dozens, of files. It is very time consuming to navigate to all of these files because there just isn't enough room in the Solution Explorer pane to show them all. Please add a Favorites bar WITH FOLDERS that we can drag or pin files to for one-click access. I navigate the web with IE through its Favorites bar most of the time. Maybe see…

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                          • the support of Haskell in Visual Studio Code

                            I hope that VSC will have a support of Haskell and hope it can be as well as lekash ,which is an IDE of Haskell and is written in Haskell

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                            • Drag and drop between Solution Explorer and Windows Explorer

                              Should be able to copy (or even move, if necessary) a file from Solution Explorer to Windows Explorer via drag-and-drop. (Surprisingly, the reverse direction is already implemented!)

                              The Solution Explorer is similar enough to Explorer that it is somewhat surprising that this well-established convention is not supported bidirectionally.

                              (Similarly, D&D between two instances of Visual Studio ought to work too.)

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Small suggestion: Close All Files/Tabs in the editor window.

                                I can close individual files or close all but this file, but I often want to just close all.

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                                • when you create a new bookmark that the IDE uses the selected text as bookmark name. Morever adding a textbox to filter names

                                  For example I'm editing veyr long HTMLs, and I usually set many bookmarks, but I have to spend time naming them. It would be faster for me if:
                                  - The IDE automatically names the bookmark using the selected text. (see the attach image and the red marks as example)
                                  - The IDE provides some textboxes for filtering the bookmarks. So if I have many of them, I can see only the ones that matches my current need. (see for example the yellow marks).

                                  Regards,
                                  Herber

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                                  • Better Color Syntax Highlighting and Configuration

                                    I think it's about time VS enhances the configuration of Color Syntax Highlighting in the following ways, in priority order:
                                    1) Rather than clumping in a single huge list all bits of syntax across all languages that can be highlighted, categorize by language.
                                    2) Allow for italic, underline, besides just bold.
                                    3) Based on 1), show a "complete" sample of the highlighted language, rather than just a single line of a small clump of letters.
                                    4) Within a language, allow for more distinctly highlight-able things.

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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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                                      • Include color theme setting in window layout switching

                                        I love the new idea where we can change the window layout depending on what computer we are using VS. Whenever I take my coding on the road I must switch to the light theme due to the cursor being nearly invisible through remote desktop.

                                        Please consider adding the ability to include the color theme when saving a window layout.

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                                        • Hide Files/Folders in Solution Explorer

                                          Please allow for exclusion of files and folders in the Solution Explorer. This is not exclusion from a project - I am using a website in my screenshot - but from the Solution Explorer view itself.

                                          Having directories such as bower_components and node_modules present in the IDE doesn't serve a purpose but appears to take a toll on time when searching for files, opening the solution, etc.

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