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  1. Post-Publish Event

    We need Post-Publish Events just like post-build events.
    I woulid like to copy some stuff on my publish folder after publish.

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    • Sync windows layout

      Now that Visual Studio 2013 allows synchronizing settings across devices (and probably future instances of Visual Studio) it should be possible to also synchronize the layout of the windows.

      What I mean is I want to have the same windows opened in the same position (and order) on all machines and instances of Visual Studio. For instance I want to keep the Solution explorer on the right, and I want to have the error window, the output window, the breakpoints window and others on the bottom, in the same order, etc.

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      • "Quick Find"

        While I appreciate the slimmed down UI footprint of the new Quick Find in VS 2012, there are lot of functional changes that really mess with my normal workflow, and it'd be great to get these fixed and get the behavior closer to the old VS 2010 Ctrl+F behavior.

        - There needs to be an option to populate the find dialog only when there's selected text (ie, what it did in VS 2010). I don't want to have to copy/paste my search terms, but I also don't want to overwrite previous search terms with random single characters from where ever…

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        • Registry: Find result format -> make it more customizable in Settings

          You can modify result's format in regedit in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\{version}\Find\Find result format
          with some $vars.
          I would love to have this in Visual Studio settings and also added new $var for "file's project relative path" so $p is absolute path on the disk and let's say $r would be relative path from solution's root folder.
          So instead of C:/User/James/Documents/Visual Studio 14/Projects/Project_x/Program.cs would be ./Project_x/Program.cs

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          • add razor cshtml preview, like aspx preview

            aspx pages can be splitted so you get a preview of the rendering

            Why not cshtml pages ?

            The aspx preview is buggy, but it does not matter. The preview is a good way to see if something is wrong with code integration.

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            • syntax highlighting needs overhaul

              There are a ton of feature requests revolving around enhancements to syntax highlighting. Please roll them up into one so you can see them all.

              In addition I'd like to that constants and readonly variables/properties get called out such that we can set colors and font styles to them as well.

              Types that are immutable should be called out so one can easily distinguish these from other types as well.

              How about methods marked with different access modifiers being called out so one can set different colors and styles to them as well such that their names show up in…

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              • Improve working offline

                Two suggestions:

                - When VS cannot connect to TFS when opening a solution, the alternatives in the popup window should be "Try again", "Work offline" or "Cancel". This way you can decide how to deal with the connection issue yourself instead of automatically opening offline.

                - The "Go Online" button is great. What I really miss is the "Go offline". I work on my way to home after work for example, and then you often go from a connected state and where you can't connect to TFS anymore. Now you have to close the whole solution and then open it…

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                • My solution explorer in VS has 30 projects. Could you make hight-tech addition and insert in solution explorer combobox on top, so I can se

                  My solution explorer in VS has 30 projects (sometimes 50). Could you make hight-tech addition and insert in solution explorer combobox on top, so I can select needed project faster. Please :). I'm dreaming about this since VS 2003.

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                  • Enable Visual Studio Comments to Link to TFS IDs

                    I just want to be able write the following comment in the code editor

                    //TFS:<ID> My custom comment

                    Then visual studio would format the <ID> as a link to the Visual Studio Online and on hover, show me a preview of the item.

                    So, when I find bad code which I just cannot fix right now, I could add an item to TFS and in code, I could make a linked comment like so:

                    //TFS: 1838 We should really find a better way of doing this
                    public void ConsumeAllCpu(){
                    ConsumeAllCpu();
                    }

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                    • add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager

                      Please add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager.
                      It is still better if it can synchronize on-line by relating with user profiles (for example, nuget.org, Microsoft account, etc.).

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                      • Return Build Explorer to Visual Studio

                        In Visual Studio 2013, Build Explorer was accessible from Team Explorer -> Builds -> Actions -> Manage Queue. In Visual Studio 2015 this menu is removed, making this functionality inaccessible.

                        The intention of the TFS Build team (see here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31614150/where-is-tfs-build-explorer-in-visual-studio-2015) was to force the users to manage the builds from the web interface.

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                        • Keep bookmarks on the same line of code

                          When using bookmarks in Visual Studio 2010, some key combinations cause bookmarks to get moved to a different line, making it somewhat pointless to use them if you make use of many of Visual Studio's key combinations (of which there are many). I would like to see the bookmarks stay with the line of code it was originally created on.

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                          • Use columns in the History List

                            Here's the current screenshot of the History List - http://goo.gl/jmE6E

                            The primary problem with this is there is two clear columns and they don't use them.

                            File list should be all start at the same Y point (which they do) and the lines of code should all start at the same Y point. This is obvious. It's the same problem we've had to deal with in the find result windows.

                            Also using a bit of colour (preferably syntax highlighting) would help.

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                            • Visual Studio Code for Windows RT

                              Develop a Visual Studio Code version to Windows RT.
                              Just the resources to create a Windows App, a Windows Phone App, HTML and JavaScript edition are enough.

                              I know that Windows Phone development requires an emulator and it's hard to create... but remove the emulator. I can deploy the source to my mobile and test it.

                              The same situation to Windows Apps: we won't create a App with risks to the RT environment.

                              HTML and JavaScript can be written on notepad, but Visual Studio is the best.

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                              • Add "Move lines" function

                                Sometimes i want to move a block of code up or down. In notepad++ ,for example, i can press ctrl+shift+up / ctrl+shift+down and all the lines between selection-start-position and selection-end-position will be moved up or down respectively. If there is no selection, then it applies to the line the cursor is on at the moment. The only thing i found in VS is "Swap lines", but it works for one line only and it's not suitable for moving even one line for more than 1 position up or down. It's such a basic thing, so why need we to write…

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                                • Add in Solution Explorer Buttons

                                  Many projekttypes fokus only a loot of items like classes, pages, windows and something like that.

                                  If a folder marked, the solution explorer can show some buttons to add least recently used items or user spezificated button used items. this will add classes or something like that faster.

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                                  • Embed console applications on VS IDE

                                    When debugging a console app, VS opens a console window. This breaks the workflow as the console always pops in the most inconvenient place and switching windows back and forth can become really annoying.

                                    Other IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) include a built in console window embedded in the IDE itself (it prints STDOUT, STDERR and reads STDIN). This is really helpful as you can see the output of the program and the debugger+code+breakpoints+data at the same time and on the same window.

                                    It would be nice to have a built-in console on VS for console applications. Especially if it is searchable…

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                                    • option "Don't save any changes before building"

                                      Insert in Visual Studio 2015 the option "Don't save any changes before building". There was this option in Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 and was very useful.

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                                      • Make the codelens tool tip a bit wider

                                        Standard Git commits should wrap at around 72 characters. The codelens tooltip is just short enough to usually force those lines to wrap prior to the 72 characters. This results in a difficult to read commit message.

                                        It'd be great if there was some intelligence to detect commits in this format and make the tooltip wide enough to support them

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                                        • Improve Outlining and Regions

                                          * Many of my ASP.NET files lose the ability to collapse HTML. Edit > Outlining does not remain set across uses of VS2010.

                                          * When copying #regions the pasted results are no longer collapsed

                                          A tad more refinement in outlines and regions would be very useful.

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