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  1. 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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                          • Solution Explorer improvements for TypeScript-related files

                            It would be really convenient to keep both js and js.map files under a typescript file node. Like it's done for LESS files.

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                            • Allow miltiple instances of Visual Studio 2013 to run at once like VS2008 did

                              We work with C++ and have seperate solutions for various libraries and applications,
                              Some applicationprojects are put together into a single solution.
                              In effect it means that we have several solutions open at the same time.
                              However in VS2013 opening multiple instances of VS2013 gives all kinds of issues (most likely due to locked registry entries?) which causes several problems with toolbars being reset, access to TFS of SourceSafe gets lost and other strange messages when loading solutions (depending on the position of the sun or something you'll get an 'random' error or a warning :))

                              As long as you…

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                              • Add sample text written in code form for "Fonts and Colors" text sample preview box.

                                I'm a Java programmer migrating to C++ programming, and I find syntax coloring to be a difficult task; An impossible mission.

                                The text sample in Visual Studio 2012 is not intuitive, not helpful, and unreliable for me to change the colors.

                                I have attached two screenshots. Please compare them and do see why. Your Visual Studio sample box is just plain and brutal to the eyes.

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                                • Code analysis rule CA1704 should pickup the developers locale.

                                  Code analysis rule CA1704 keeps telling me to correct the spelling of variable names. This is because I am from the UK and use the en-GB spelling and grammar rules for my country whereas code analysis checks the spelling using en-US spelling and grammar. This is most annoying! Please allow it to use my currently selected locale when performing these checks.

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                                  • Improve performance of the ASP.NET Editor

                                    When an ASP.NET page gets complicated with around 20 textboxes and 20 labels for example. The performance of Visual Studio grinds to a very slow crawl. It can often take 30 seconds for the property window to catch up when you change controls. Saving the page can often take up to 15 seconds. Trying to use the editor in design mode at all becomes almost unusable.

                                    Another problem I noticed on these types of pages is if you select 5 or 10 text boxes at once and attempt to change a common property such as the max length property. The…

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                                    • Include Managed Package Framework for Projects (MPF) in Visual Studio SDK

                                      Today, there´s the Visual Studio SDK shipping with some project templates which can be used to create Visual Studio extensions, but not all resources are included in the SDK. For instance, if one would like to create a custom project system using C# or VB.NET the Managed Package Framework is required... this library (or at least the code) is available as a separate download at Codeplex. It would be nice, if that resource would also be part of the SDK, or available on Nuget...

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                                      • Allow me to set a hot key to navigate to the navigation bar drop downs.

                                        I would like to be able to set hotkeys to take me to the class and method drop downs in the navigation bar. Ctrl+F2 is no fun.

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                                        • When i change zoom in code editor, Zoom apply on current page only,The best if zoom apply to all

                                          -when i change zoom in code editor, Zoom apply on current page only
                                          -Code editor zoom
                                          -The best if zoom apply to all

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