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  1. make more use of multi-threading in the IDE

    Some processes already take place in a separate thread (e.g. build, test run), but there is still a lot that happens on the UI thread. Hardly noticeable in tiny demo projects; maddening in bigger solutions. For example, viewing a build process with a big activity log running on the build server, will freeze VS until the build process has finished.

    Less dramatic examples:
    Open a solution with many projects.
    Certain TFS actions, e.g. 'get latest version' (runs in a modal dialog), in particular on a slow internet connection.
    Things already posted by others ("Run checkout through a separate thread so…

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    • Add full intellisense experience to T4 template editing without an extension

      It would be so much easier to work with T4 templates if we had the full intellisense experience. It's already really difficult to create code that generates code (my brain hurts sometimes) but without the rich editing experience that is normally available in VS is much much harder.

      I'm aware that there are extensions available but I'd rather not have to pay extra (and rely on a third party) to use the features that already exist in VS.

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      • Allow peek to view definition from the references linked within CodeLens.

        It would be nice to open a peek window from the "References" CodeLens to view the full definition of the code referencing said method.

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        • Stop turning VS into an advertising flea market

          I feel like every time I open the IDE, VS is trying to sell me something. My company paid good money for a product that shouldn't need to be supported by advertisements.
          - Here's 4 GB of emulators you'll never use
          - Bing; a notification I should update the F# tools for a language I don't know
          - File / New Project / Get This Project Template that didn't ship with VS
          I'm waiting for the IDE to pause for a word from our sponsors.
          It just feels cheap.

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          • integrate MSDN library

            Re integrate the MSDN Library into the IDE. Its is after all what the I in IDE stands for. I would suggest at least making it optional.

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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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              • Save/Load different IDE layouts

                I usually work with a laptop docked and 2 monitors and I have created a Visual Studio layout that use both monitors.

                But it happens sometimes that I need to work in mobility and I have to remake the layout to fit one monitor.

                It would be nice if I can save different layouts and load manually depending on the situations.

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                • The results in the Find Symbol Results should be sorted by line number

                  The results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results window should be sorted by file path alphabetically and by line number numerically. Currently the results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results are sorted by file path and by the line number alphabetically.

                  In Visual Studio 2014 Update 4 if you have three matches in a file at lines 8, 50, and 100, the results will be ordered 100, 50, 8 instead of 8, 50, 100.

                  The current behavior makes navigating the results using the F8 and Shift F8 shortcut keys confusing because the cursor will…

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                  • Consistent modal behavior for floating tabs and windows

                    In VS2010, once a tab was pulled out and floating, it shared the same modal level as main window. VS11 fixes this and allows floating tabs to have their own modal level. Brilliant, thank you.

                    However, this is inconsistent because the floating explorer windows ARE linked to the main Visual Studio window.

                    Please add a bit of consistancy between these behaviors.

                    Options:
                    1. User defined in user environment settings settings (off|on).

                    2. User defined in each individual caret drop down list of the explorer windows (and then saved with the user's settings--no one wants to set the behavior for every…

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                    • Support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons

                      I would love to have support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons. I wan't the 'Home'-button to go to the top of the file, and 'End' to the end, like the browsers do.

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                      • Search like dreamweaver

                        It would be nice if you could search and replace for a entire clock of code just like you can in dreamweaver.
                        and it would be a good idea if the search didn't so long to start when you search the entire solution.

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                        • append js when adding a new javascript file

                          When right-clicking and selecting new Javascript file a dialog is displayed that asks for the file name.

                          The IDE should append .js to the filename if no extension is provided by the user

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                          • Use the integrated web browser for TFS Web Access

                            I want the option to use the integrated web browser in Visual Studio instead of using an external web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, et al.) when opening Web Access. The reason is that I want to have everything possible accessible from inside of the IDE.

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                            • Chose a new color set for code highlighting, or for the diff line selector

                              This image describe how I have difficulties to read some highlighted words where I've a line with a diff

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                              • allow developers to prevent automatic rebuilds when executing unit tests in the IDE

                                When I'm trying to work out what is going on with a failing unit test, I find myself infuriated when I re-run a unit test without changing code, only to find that my IDE decides it's time for a full recompile. It would be excellent if I could choose to own the responsibility of ensuring that my code is suitably compiled with some setting within the IDE

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                                • Out of Band Designers & Editors - Crowd Sourcing and VS IDE Store

                                  I didn't think it could be done but one of the things I was impressed with was how MVC and EF were shipping out of band from VS IDE. it would be really cool if we could have all sorts of designers be delivered out of band through NuGet or Extension Manager.

                                  I wonder what the rate of designer innovation would be If you could utilize the community/crowd to build cool designers, Better text editors, html editors, xaml editors, SSRS RDL editors, SQL designers, javascript editors, coffescript, etc.

                                  Perhaps you could also create an eco system where people could pay…

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                                  • Improve Class diagram Usability

                                    Hi,

                                    I would like give suggestion in VS that is as below:

                                    1. In class diagram – class details window it will be good if we show the number of functions, properties in the [] e.g. Methods [3], Properties [10] etc. It will help us to cross verity whether we have added the number of function or properties as defined in technical document or not.

                                    2. Allow multiple Properties, Methods, Fields Copy and paste from clipboard or into clipboard (At least names so that we can define other properties)

                                    3. Also add one more column , showing icon to add…

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                                    • Host rarely used VS tools in a different application

                                      Host VS tools in two applications 1) core tools application and 2) extra tools application. The core tools includes compiler, debugger, profiler, editor, project explorer. The extra tools application includes rarely used features like architecture explorer, class diagramming, ...

                                      The extra tools application can include tools which need to read the compiled DLLs, their PDB files, etc to generate the class diagram/architecture diagram, etc.

                                      Core tools application would be the ones users spend 90% of their time in and the extra tools application would be for the extra 10%.

                                      This would simplify the implementation path for widely used features and…

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                                      • Better report what exactly the IDE is doing at a given point

                                        While using the IDE I'm always wondering what is taking so long.
                                        For example I'm losing lots of time waiting for the designer to load or update.
                                        When the IDE is frozen, what was it doing. Was an addins running. Was the compilation generating files. Was the intellisense reparsing files...

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                                        • More Project Templates for ASP.NET MVC

                                          We want a project template, using Identity 2, Dapper and only Stored Procedures for data access (no EF at all).
                                          I had recently started implementing that and I had to re-invent the wheel (and it is not a complete wheel yet…)…

                                          Also, we would like the user table to use INT instead of a GUID.
                                          If there’s is a reason for using GUIDs (e.g. security issues and for preventing people guessing the next user succeeding another user), we want to know about it (as far as I am concerned, I haven’t seen any articles online explaining why the Identity tables…

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