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  1. Make the codelens tool tip a bit wider

    Standard Git commits should wrap at around 72 characters. The codelens tooltip is just short enough to usually force those lines to wrap prior to the 72 characters. This results in a difficult to read commit message.

    It'd be great if there was some intelligence to detect commits in this format and make the tooltip wide enough to support them

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve Outlining and Regions

      * Many of my ASP.NET files lose the ability to collapse HTML. Edit > Outlining does not remain set across uses of VS2010.

      * When copying #regions the pasted results are no longer collapsed

      A tad more refinement in outlines and regions would be very useful.

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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • New VS option to have fully qualified using definitions inside the namespace

        It would be nice it there were an option to specify if using definitions, added inside a namespace, should be added fully qualified or shortened using the "Quick Fix" command.
        Current it's only possible to add shortened usings, which leads to a strange sorting order for sub-namespaces (and doesn't give that good of an overview what namespaces are used in that scope).
        Also the current Visual Studio 2015 feature removes the empty line that separates the using definitions and the class documentation comment, that should probably just be fixed.

        For details and some screenshots of the current behavior see: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/visualstudiogeneral/thread/8673cc0c-679c-493a-baa3-611a33acdc18/

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        • Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the cursor right now.

          Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the editor screen. When I go out for diner and come back, I often undo to show to my brain where I was last time I typed some code. But most of the time, it undo, I -feel- it places the cursor at the right place, but the scroll isn't good at all, so I can't see quickly what I just typed, as it disappears before I have the time to adjust the scroll.

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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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            • Find all assignments

              A feature similar to "Find all references", but only includes assignments.

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              • Microsoft Test Manager Themes

                Add themes for Microsoft Test Manager like Visual Studio IDE.

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                • Debug as user / Debug on remote machine

                  To properly test / debug an application, this needs to be tested with specific user rights. As software engineer I normally have all rights but this is not the case for the end users. So it would be nice to be able to debug in the context of a limited user.

                  The same goes for the machine; the developent machine has all prerequisties installed - I should be nice if we could enter the machine name and the username for debugging, in such a way that de debug code is automatically deployed to this machine, run as the user of…

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                  • Easy Touch-Screen Coding - create a context sip like the one in Touch Develop on WP7

                    it would be really nice to have an input panel like the one available in touch develop on WP7. this would be really useful when developing on a tablet/slate as the onscreen keyboard can be a nightmare.
                    the sip in touch develop is basically a context based intelli-sense/snippet input panel the saves having to write code with a qwerty keyboard.
                    see and example of the input panel
                    http://geekswithblogs.net/images/geekswithblogs_net/tmurphy/Windows-Live-Writer/Ways-To-Pass-Time-On-Window-PhoneTouchDe_7CC6/Screen%20Capture-2_2.jpg

                    the panel's options changs every time you press a button e.g. press [Console] and the options would change to [ReadLine()], [Write()], [WriteLine()], etc. and would also give the option to insert snippets…

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                    • Retry connecting to the server on VS startup

                      Suppose you need to connect to a VPN to access your TFS server. Now what happens when you start the Visual Studio with a solution residing on that TFS server? Well, in 9 out of 10 attempts, VS tries to connect, fails and informs you that it could not connect and is therefore going offline. So you click off the dialog (there's nothing you could do with it anyway), connect the VPN, spend two minutes looking for one gray icon among a hundred of other gray icons in the washed down mess that's current Visual Studio, click, wait for the…

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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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                        • Get rid of Enable Browser Link

                          Every time I install Visual Studio, I have too disable browser link, please get rid of this feature, or at least turn it off by default.

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                          • Real-time co-editing of code

                            Developers sometime need to work and collaborate on the same code: co-editing, annotation of code blocks, etc.

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                            • Provide a Visual Studio Express for ARM based tablets like Surface RT

                              I was the proud owner of a Microsoft Surface RT and many times I had an Idea I had to first write it down and test it at home when I had my Surface RT with me in the train or in the plane.

                              I think there is a big thing missing in the whole RT tablets Idea and that is an IDE to allow developers to develop application for their beloved tablet or phone.

                              Let's have a Visual Studio Express version that can be deployed on Surface RT and the like and it can be restricted to developing Universal…

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                              • Reflect renaming ASP files in code behind (refactoring)

                                When renaming a file in an ASP project, it would be great to have the class name in the code behind automatically reflect this change.
                                For example, after renaming "MyPage.aspx" into "MySecondPage.aspx" in the editor, the class name in the code-behind would be renamed as well. Currently it will still be called "MyPage".

                                In extent to this, when renaming a ASCX file, it would be nice to have not only its class name renamed, but also the tag names on the pages that use this ASCX file.

                                IMO, this would allow more effective refactoring.

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                                • Improve performance of the ASP.NET Editor

                                  When an ASP.NET page gets complicated with around 20 textboxes and 20 labels for example. The performance of Visual Studio grinds to a very slow crawl. It can often take 30 seconds for the property window to catch up when you change controls. Saving the page can often take up to 15 seconds. Trying to use the editor in design mode at all becomes almost unusable.

                                  Another problem I noticed on these types of pages is if you select 5 or 10 text boxes at once and attempt to change a common property such as the max length property. The…

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                                  • Include Managed Package Framework for Projects (MPF) in Visual Studio SDK

                                    Today, there´s the Visual Studio SDK shipping with some project templates which can be used to create Visual Studio extensions, but not all resources are included in the SDK. For instance, if one would like to create a custom project system using C# or VB.NET the Managed Package Framework is required... this library (or at least the code) is available as a separate download at Codeplex. It would be nice, if that resource would also be part of the SDK, or available on Nuget...

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                                    • Revert back to Upper casing for Menu bar in final release of VS 2015

                                      Hey Microsoft why don't you guys keep the menu bar in all caps because menu bar in VS 2015 preview is looking so ugly we want the same menu bar as in VS 2013.

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                                      • Don't indent after a return between an if and an else block (and try and catch)

                                        When I write code like this:

                                        if (SomeBool)
                                        {
                                        // Some Action
                                        }
                                        else
                                        {
                                        // Some Else Action
                                        }

                                        if I go back and put the cursor after the closing bracket of the if and press enter it focus is indented one level.

                                        I can think of no useful purpose to do this and it is very annoying if you wan to comment on the state of the else.

                                        This also happens with Try Catch statements.

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