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  1. Improvements for ObjectBrowser

    I love ObjectBrowser, since it provides quick and reliable overview of the all members of all classes.
    Especially to know arguments and argument-types at a glance.
    But fullqualified names sometimes make it hard to understand an argumentlist, eg:
    "Public Shared Function GroupJoin(Of TOuter, TInner, TKey, TResult)(ByVal outer As System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TOuter), ByVal inner As System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TInner), ByVal outerKeySelector As System.Func(Of TOuter, TKey), ByVal innerKeySelector As System.Func(Of TInner, TKey), ByVal resultSelector As System.Func(Of TOuter, System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TInner), TResult), ByVal comparer As System.Collections.Generic.IEqualityComparer(Of TKey)) As System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable(Of TResult)
    Member von System.Linq.Enumerable"

    Can you give option to collapse all qualifier-Pathes?
    maybe Intellisense then could provide full-qualified…

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    • provide code highlighting function in the UI to help developers to understand other developer's code easier

      A function in the visual studio UI to give special highlight, bold and color to all the code:

      1.- bold and color the begining and end of blocks (each block will have a different color, so the developer will be able to distinguish each block..
      2.- highlight functions and methods depending on the returning value
      3.-different highlight to functions and code that will be returning information to the user

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      • Enable empty root namespace in C# project

        Make it possible to remove the value of the property Root Namespace in project properties for C# projects - like in Visual Basic - in order to be able to create a consistent folder hierarchy in which the root folder is the root namespace.

        This can currently just be done by hacking the project file and manually removing the value.

        The solution is thus, probably, about removing the check in the user interface.

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        • Provide a Cancel option for Search All option.

          I accidently did a search for "<" and had to wait for a while before the search complete and the system is back top operatable mode. If there is a easy to use option to cancel an existin gsearch that will be great or at least a confirmation dialog that pops up when found entries go above 1000 etc.

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          • Give Output Windows the capability to filter after category

            Debug.WriteLine("Info", "DebugCategory");

            Then I want to filter for DebugCategory in the Output Windows

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            • IDE theme and Comparing tool

              I don't like this flat style of the IDE. Please do it more colorful and useful. Also, comparing tool still not enough!

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              • Give "Build current project" a sensible shortcut key.

                This is one of my most-used custom key bindings. I build the current project all the time; I could use Ctrl+Shift+B, but that rebuilds all projects whether they need it or not. I almost always need only the current project (and its dependencies) to be built, and then only as needed. Building the current project is much faster than any other alternative.

                I'd make Ctrl+B the key for this. Very few use bookmarks enough for that shortcut key to be useful.

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                • Add "Show all files" feature to Solution

                  We know the issue about solution folders not being real windows folders. Not saying we change that, but, just as any project has a "Show all files" button in solution explorer, let's have a similar button active for the solution itself.

                  It'd still show any folders not mapping to projects or solution folder as "not included" (like in projects when you have other files you need to right click and "include" them in project).

                  An enhancement might be also being able to create equivalent solution folders (as in: the "include" feature), but just accessing the solution windows explorer folder from…

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                  • Make the Configuration Manager dialog resizeable

                    The Configuration Manager dialog (along with all other non-resizeable dialogs) should be resizeable rather than forcing the user to scroll so much.

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                    • Use space before closing slash in XML comments

                      When I type "<s" in an XML comment and press enter, it replaces it with <see cref=""/>. I would rather have a space before the closing slash, i.e., <see cref="" />. I always have to go back in and add it.

                      Microsoft should be consistent with the space before the closing slash. For example, if I run this code:

                      System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Parse("<a/>").ToString()

                      I get "<a />". The comments are XML, XML should be formatted identically everywhere.

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                      • Conditional Formatting in UI Designer

                        PROBLEM: UI hidden from the designer!

                        SOLUTION: Support multiple layouts within UI designer and make each layout accessible programmatically.

                        This could work quite simply: 1. Users can build a UI as is done currently and an additional property on the properties window for the control could display "Layouts". This property could include an ellipsis button for editing the property. 2. When the ellipsis button is clicked access to other layouts for this control would be made available and a default layout could be selected.

                        3. Having added or selected a different layout for that control would then make any changes…

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                        • Add color to key items; texture to the interface

                          I like the way visual studio is now grayscale, it gives it an industrial look. Certain key elements, however, should remail in color. The most prominent one is the debugging toolbar. The start, pause, step, and stop options should be colored to make them extremely easy to spot. Having a couple of toolbar items in colour will still keep the interface clean, but make those items easier to spot.

                          I also think having the option to add texture would be welcome. Not heavy texture, but some subtle texturing would go a long way.

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                          • Stop intellisense from interrupting me, make it work in the background

                            I understant that intellisense information for C++ can take time to generate. If intellisense information isn't available, can the IDE just carry on and let me figure out what I'm typing myself. I keep getting interrupted by a dialog saying that it is scanning <X> of <TOTAL> files. And I watch the dialog in pain as the <TOTAL> number goes up. I don't care about that dialog, I just want to type some code in to the editor!

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                            • Search in a specific folder (need attention!)

                              Add the ability to search in a specific folder in solution explorer. When we right click it, it should have an option "Find in this folder", clicking on it should activate "Search Solution Explorer (Ctrl+;)" but scoped to that folder and its subfolders.

                              This comes handy in situations where the project size is large or project is opened from remote location.

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                              • Truncate Solution Explorer project items left-to-right instead of right-to left so that long namespace prefixes don't block view of suffixes

                                Currently, when the Solution Explorer panel is shrunk down to a size that would cut off part of the name of a project, the project name is truncated right-to-left, so that the end of the project name is hidden until the user mouses over it. This behavior is backwards because the project name is usually the assembly's namespace and the namespace prefix is usually consistent across all projects in a solution, therefore the project name from left to right is usually redundant and unnecessary. To support where this is not the case, perhaps the first few pixels or the first…

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                                • Shortcut keys for splitting windows and views

                                  I like viewing code files next to each other because I can't remember every property. The problem is, to do this effectively I have to drag the window.

                                  I wish there were shortcut keys like Win+Right, Win+Left, Win+Up, Win+Down. This would be very helpful in boosting productivity.

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                                  • Add Style Rule

                                    I have notices that Add Style Rule is missing in VS 2012. It was present in VS 2010. Could this feature be added to VS 2012?

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                                    • Integrated education in Visual Studio / Clever "Do you know?" window.

                                      Microsoft spends much time and money to provide developers with actual and correct documentation about new technologies. Nevertheless even experienced developers need active monitoring for changes and news. Otherwise it is very difficult to ask questions about unknown.
                                      Many applications has a feature of showing a window "Do you know?" or "Tips an Tricks". But they show quite unrelated random information.
                                      I think it would be very nice if MS tracks my profile, my questions at technical forums, my projects I worked with in VS and the technologies I've used. This can be very helpful in deducing what I really…

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                                      • Extend C# Editor, HTML Editor, Level 2

                                        It would be nice to remove empty spaces on the left side of the editor when the parents are far up and finish far below your current position of the visible area and on the top of that it would be nice to display the parents, I have attached images for C# but this would work also for HMTL Editor

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                                        • Postfix Code Completion Suggestions & Templates

                                          Postfix code completion helps reduce backward caret jumps as you write code. It lets you transform an already typed expression to another one based on the postfix you added, the type of expression and its context. For example, the “.if” postfix applied to a boolean expression wraps it with an if statement. Likewise the ”.notnull” triggers a surround template checking the expression for the null value

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