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  1. 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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    • Improved Renaming TOOL

      When a software entity (e.g., a field) is renamed for some reason (e.g., correcting a typo), it likely that other related and similar entities should be renamed accordingly. The rationale is that if an engineer makes a mistake in naming a software entity it is likely for her to make the same mistake in naming similar and closely related software entities. However, existing renaming tools, e.g., Visual studio and Eclipse, could not suggest developers to rename such related entities.

      To solve this problem, we have proposed an approach. The approach is presented in the attached paper which was accepted for…

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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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          • Bring back the Code Definition Window

            Please bring back the Code Definition Window in Visual Studio 2015 for C# and VB languages.

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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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                      • Promote User Code files in "Navigate To" Results

                        I often use the Navigate To feature (CTRL+,) in Visual Studio with Visual Basic WinForms projects I am working on. When searching for the name of a form, the {FORM_NAME}.Designer.vb file usually ends up first in the search results above the {FORM_NAME}.vb file even though the latter is what I really want 99% of the time. It would be nice if the tool-generated code files were pushed below the user-generated files in the search results so that {FORM_NAME}.vb always came first.

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                        • Formatting large CSS files (1000+ lines, 1 rule per line) in VS2013 crashes

                          1.) Count the number of CSS rules before formatting.
                          2.) Start a stopwatch on the operation.
                          3.) If the operation takes longer than 3 seconds, display a progress bar dialog. The progress bar percentage is based on: "rules completed (divided by) total rule count"
                          4.) Allow the 'Escape' key to be hit which will cancel the operation.

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                          • Create a "miscellaneous" project type

                            I would like the ability to create a "miscellaneous" project that simply lets me add arbitrary files to it for ease of opening them up in the IDE. The project would not do any kind of building or packaging; it would only be for convenience in managing miscellaneous files.

                            In my particular case, I have SQL scripts that I do not want to be part of a formal VS Database project. All I want is a convenient way to open them up in the IDE for editing.

                            Right now I am using a formal Database project for those files, but…

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                            • Create 1 Visual Studio Express edition

                              At work I use VS Ultimate edition which has everything in one installed version of VS. But when I get home I work with the express editions. Right now I have 3 installed for 2013 just to do my side projects. It would be nice if there was only 1 edition. And it would make portable class library work easier.

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                              • Merge Blend Features Into IDE

                                It would be rally nice (and more affordable) if you would put the "Edit Template feature into the IDE. More often than not, a company does NOT have separate designers, and having to buy/switch between Blend and the IDE to get the default template is a pain in the butt.

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                                • Add the ability to create portable libraries in ALL Visual Studio Express editions

                                  While this was clamed to be comlete here (http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3230383-add-the-ability-to-create-portable-libraries-in-vi) it is really only enabled for the Windows 8 Store version, which does not work on Windows 7. I would like my co-workers to be able to open solutions where I use portable class libraries.

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                                    • Free more unused space

                                      The Beta and upcoming RC are having freed some of the unused space. But since the RC now has a custom chrome, why not removing more more white space. Why not using the title bar like it is in chrome. Chrome focus and page content, VS focuses on code.

                                      Then why we need to have the status all time visible if there is only a singe label by default. Again this could be done like chromes page load label which is only displayed if something happens, as overlay.

                                      Also if you dock a toolbar, then there is a lot unused…

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                                      • Make tabs of docked and hidden panels narrower

                                        Please make area occupied by tabs of docked and hidden panels narrower. With docked panels on both sides of the main window lots of space is wasted. It's unbearable in a portrait mode.

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                                        • Integrate WebMatrix with Visual Studio

                                          It would be great to integrate WebMatrix with Visual Studio in order to offer php and other frameworks support.

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