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  1. Fix the Heads Up Display

    I love the new heads up display within class objects, but have one issue with it. When you decorate a class or property with attributes, the heads up display inserts itself between the property/class declaration and the attributes which as you can see in the picture I attached causes an unnatural and hard to read grouping because now the attribute is grouped/closer to the property above it than the property that it actually belongs to… it seems to me like the heads up display information should be above the attributes so that the attributes would stay grouped with the property/class…

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    • Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

      Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

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      • Stop installing Windows Phone images by default

        Wen installing only the web features, windows phone emulators are installed to. Takes lots of space on small ssd and is not required for everyone. Please stop auto installion with every VS update

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        • Underline static members in the Class Diagrams

          The static members of a class should be underlined in the Class Diagrams like it is in UML class diagrams.

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          • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

            Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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            • Allow the Immediate Window to run code even when in "run mode"

              I'm often attached to a process and WAITING for some timer to tick so my breakpoint can hit. I hate waiting. Sure there are ways around this but wouldn't it be great if I could just call my method in the immediate window. Instead, if I try, I get "The expression cannot be evaluated while in run mode. ". Is this possible?

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              • Show members of all parent classes inside child class

                When a class is open in C# editor or VB editor, in addition to its member, it would be very useful to show members that are inherited or developed in parent base classes in light gray or silver color. Suppose in child class I can see what is implemented in a virtual method which I am just going to use it. It seems possible and helps a lot in code reviews and bug fixes

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                • Start Browser with defined resolution

                  You have nicely included the option to start debugging with different browsers. What really would complete an awesome debugging experience would be an option to define and select different resolutions and start debugging with a defined window size. Even the option to select multiple sizes and have several browser start with different resolutions would be nice.

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                  • Automatic theme changer (Colour scheme)

                    Allow automatic change of theme based on time of day (And possibly season responsive)
                    So you don't strain your eyes or have to keep going and changing the theme every day/night

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                    • In ASP.NET MVC projects display a Controller super group with related views and scripts

                      When Browsing ASP.NET MVC project it would be interesting to group under Controllers related Views and eventually Script as well, since project templates respect a convention based structure. When projects grow its hard to keep jumping between distant folders or always be using search features.

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                      • Build a Solution designer to give us better control over project/solution configurations, platforms, and other settings.

                        The current dialog box for editing project and solution configurations/platforms hasn't changed in years, and it's very cumbersome to make bulk changes.

                        We do not use the default "Debug" and "Release" configurations, but have a configuration defined for each target environment, by name, and one configuration for each developer to use for their local workstation.

                        Whenever a new project gets added, Visual Studio insists on creating "Debug" and "Release". If I don't remember to delete them when I create the project, it becomes very difficult to find which project has the unwanted configurations, because it takes multiple layers of comboboxes…

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                        • Add "recent folders" in the Add Reference dialog

                          Include in a separate tab in the Add reference dialog the list of folders that have been recently browsed (also, remember tab selection and last selected folder)

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                          • Diff Window F8 hotkey "Next Difference" should go to the next difference within line, not simply the beginning of the line, containing diff

                            Currently, word wrap is disabled in the diff window. This is understandable as it would complicate the diff. However, some files do not use great formatting. F8 currently finds the next LINE with a difference. It would be nice if F8 hotkey on diff window did a little more - Specifically, make F8 find the next difference AND ALSO horizontal scroll to the actual difference on that line.
                            With word wrap currently disabled on diff and F8 only bring you to the beginning of the line, which contains a difference, it's basically impossible to actually horizontal scroll to the difference…

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                            • Add Reference should mark unsupported Assemblys

                              When I have a Store project you could show desktop Assemblys in gray.

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                              • Integrate Source Explorer options into mapped File Explorer

                                Source Explorer options should be available in the File Explorer context menus when I am browsing a mapped folder.

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                                • Save and Restore the current session of the WCF Test Client

                                  It would by useful if the WCF Test Client would automatically save the requests that i created when closing and restore them on the next start.

                                  As an alternative a possibility to Export and Import Requests would be useful.

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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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                                    • Allow for easy centralised management of visual studio setting for use in managed environments.

                                      Settings such as source control server, symbol server location, nuget repository location, etc... often are the same for multiple users. It would save a lot of time and also help in dev environment virtualisation scenarios if these settings could be set at insallation time or on a per machine basis.

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                                      • add option to not trigger Quick Info by mouse hover over symbol

                                        Many times Quick Info is unintentionally triggered when the mouse pointer is over a random symbol. This is distracting, and I would like to turn this automatic behaviour off.

                                        Many automatic intellisense options can be disabled so that they must be explicitly invoked to show them. For Quick Info this is Ctrl K + I.

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                                        • Show the file size in the Properties window when files are selected in Solution Explorer

                                          It would be helpful to know how big (in bytes/kilobytes) each file is without having to go to Windows File Explorer, especially for asset files (images, stylesheets etc.).

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