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    • improve search in toolbox

      Currently if you have installed 2 Versions of third Party control (e.g Devexpress) and you search something like a gridcontrol in the Toolbox, you get only one result. It would be better to see the 2 Versions of the grid control.

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      • Edit files directly in Find in Files Results Window

        New in VS2012 is preview mode when clicking on a line in the find results window. This is all good but it'd be great if you could edit those files directly in the results window.

        Take this scenario for instance, you want to find and replace some paths in your project. You perform a find in files, and replace them straight in the results window, without having to open 50 separate files...

        This also beats the Replace in Files option since you could still implement undo in there. When enabling undo in Replace in Files, it keeps all those files…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Rename old local git commit message

          Encapsulate the complexity of this task(*) on a button in the detail area of the commit, or even open the message for editing.

          Remembering that whoever performs this task must have a minimum of knowledge about VIM editor.

          *:
          git rebase -i <commit number>
          git commit --amend -m "<message>"
          git rebase --continue

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          • Expand a file to it's class' members, and not the list of classes in the file

            Far the most of the time, each file (in c# at least) only contains a single file. Therefore I expect the expended file to show a list of members, and not a list of classes in the file.

            In case the file contained several classes, the extra step with the list of classes could be shown instead.

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            • Provide option to only open tabs above status bar when clicked

              If possible, please provide an option to only open the tabs (e.g. "Error List", "Output", "Pending Changes", etc.) above the status bar when clicked instead of when hovering over. Often times, when I move the mouse to the bottom of a file or towards the task bar, the window the tab item corresponds to opens up. This is a distraction and annoyance IMHO.

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              • Allow using Navigate To when building

                When there is a running build, Navigate To (Ctrl + ,) does not work. It used to work in vs2010.

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                • give options to make it easier to close open tabs with mouse

                  This is in regards to the "X" you can click to close a code window in VS 2013. The standard setup for the tab at the top of the code window is:

                  filename | pin icon | X

                  On the one hand, I appreciate the convention of this setup, but on the other, I find this irksome when I have multiple code windows open and I want to close them by clicking on the X. What happens is that because filenames do not have the same character length, the tabs at the top do not have the same length, and…

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                  • Syntax highlight files that are set as source files

                    Some header files I write have no file extension. I would like Visual Studio to syntax-highlight these files when I have set their type to "C/C++ Header" by right-clicking on the file and going to "Properties" in the IDE.

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                    • Allow users to resize the Properties window

                      There are very long strings of text all over the Properties window; it would be convenient to be able to change its size to be able to read more of it without opening the dialog.

                      I really don't know why this isn't already possible.

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                      • Build and Debug Android OS with Visual Studio and Android Emulator

                        Ability to build and debug android OS with Visual Studio and new Android Emulator

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                        • Open source the Visual Studio Setup Projects code

                          Unfortunately you broke the workflow of many customers and users by excluding Visual Studio Setup Projects tools from Visual Studio 2012.

                          Despite more than 5000 votes you've declined to bring it back. That leads to the conclusion that you don't want or for whatever legal reason (contract with Flexera or what ever) are not allowed to actively support your customers there.

                          The least thing I expect from you as our business partner (we pay for VS) would be to allow the community to help itself fix what you've broken. You should do this by open source the code of the…

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                          • Make Visual Studio Remember Last Opened Options Tree Location After IDE Restart

                            Currently Visual Studio remembers last opened options tree location during session but resets after IDE restart to Environment->General.

                            99% of time I open options to change keyboard shortcut, so it is quite annoying that you need to use mouse to switch to Environment->Keyboard or a long combo: "Shift+Tab,K".

                            Second best option is to return to Visual Studio 2008 behavior, that when you open options, focus is on the tree item and not in the text-box "items shown in Window menu". So that to reach Environment->Keyboard you just have to press "K".

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                            • Add button/quick-key/menu item to open Build Explorer window much like Source Control Explorer window

                              I find it a waste of time to have to open my Build Collection, select any build, and then using context menu select "View Builds" just to open the Build Explorer Window. It would be less time consuming to be able to use a control key combination, or add a button to my menus, that would allow me to go straight to this window with the default options of viewing all builds completed today. As the SCM administrator, one of my tasks is identifying why builds break and letting the appropriate development tema know.

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                              • Add highlighting options to the text editor

                                I love VS, but I often go to bed and wake up the next morning without having any idea of the key items I was working on. It's not a huge problem at all, but it would be a simple and, quite frankly, a nice addition to the IDE.

                                Not sure how the highlighting would be stored in memory, but you guys are clever.

                                3 votes
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                                • List all Interface implementations in object browser.

                                  Difficult to know which Interfaces a class implements. Expecially the non-public explicit ones. Currently need to lookup the documentation or just try casting stuff. Most people don't even know about explicit implementations and are denied access to many great features that may already exist in the framework.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

                                    Hello,

                                    I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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                                    • Please make capability for organizing bin catalog of any kind of project in the way developers want

                                      It would be a great feature to organise the bin catalog of the project in the way each developer team wants, namely when team organizes bin directory by adding sub directories and adding assemblies to the them.

                                      When you build applications in Visual Studio, all assemblies are copied into the bin directory of the project if you have subdirectories with the same assemblies inside of them.

                                      Also it would be a great feature to add ability to configure subdirectory in which the whole project will be compiled.

                                      And it would be pleasure to see that all things mentioned above are…

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                                      • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

                                        When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

                                        The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
                                        "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

                                        Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

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                                        • New Project "Location" field should tab-complete path names

                                          In the VS11 beta:

                                          When creating a New Project, please pay close attention to making the screen as keyboard-friendly as possible. In particular, entering a path in the "location" field should support tab-completion of path names, like in the console.

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