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  1. Create a 64 bit version of the IDE for better integrated development against 64 bit server products

    Most Microsoft server products that we develop against now run in 64 bits. However the VS IDE is still only available as a 32 bit version.

    Integrating the IDE to these server products, eg automating development tasks when targeting SharePoint, BizTalk etc, is now often unfeasible because the object models or PowerShell commands that you need to invoke won't run in a 32 bits process.

    By eliminatig the 32/64 bit boundary (Wow64) between the IDE and MS Server products integration on 64 bit systems will be much easier.

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    • Make VS2012 usable again

      For f's sake, put the VS2010 colours back into VS2012, now!

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      • Allow debug sessions with Windows Store apps from different Microsoft accounts

        Debugging Windows Store apps using an Microsoft authentication mechanism is difficult if different users should be used. Running the app from a different user using the LiveAuthClient class from the Live SDK (similar is true for the OnlineIdAuthenticator), it is required to login to the different user and start Visual Studio from here. Don't forget to uninstall the app with the previous user, otherwise it cannot be installed from the new user. It would be a lot easier to start the debug session from within Visual Studio with a different user. This would make testing and debugging a lot easier.

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        • Tools to manage batch operations to a hundred of solutions

          There are some features like "search for duplicate code" from a solution. But how about when we have 250 solutions in a company? .csproj-files are easy to manage with custom xml-tools, but solutions and large batch-actions (like update .NET-framework or remove unused references) are not.

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          • Support remote output on Git Push (VS Tools for Git)

            With git deployment setup in Azure, when you do the remote push Azure will send back the status messages from your deployment script as remote output. (I didn't notice this until I attempted a console git push.) It would be great to see this remote output at least in the Output window to watch the status of the deployment.

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            • Visual Studio developing websites

              To enhance the current way of developing a (non-ASP?) website through FTP. There is no option to go back a directory, so if my FTP account has been mapped to a folder "public_html" automatically, there is no option to go back 1 directory to go into my subdomains folder.

              Next to that, there is no way to adjust the physical path of the files that are being downloaded and are automatically placed in VWDCache within Temp. I can't use a live webserver and TFS together with that restriction.

              And last: I can not click right mouse button on a FTP…

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              • WPF Split view - multi screen

                When I write XAML code to create a view I can only split the design window two ways - verticaly or horizontaly.
                But many developers are using more than one screen and I think it would be very nice to be able to split this WPF designer into 2 windows.
                So on one screen developer will see just the design window and on the other screen will be the XAML editor with file related to this design view.

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                • 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.

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