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  1. 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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                  • 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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                      • 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.

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                        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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                            • Remove special formatting from jumplists

                              Currently, solution names in task bar jump lists seem to be split by camel case into words. "MyEntityFrameworkProject" becomes (literally) "My Entity Framework Project | MyEntityFrameworkProject".

                              I don't think this adds any value. Certainly, the duplication doesn't. It was a nice idea but it doesn't work out. Please remove this and simply show "MyEntityFrameworkProject".

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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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                                  • Floating tab as normal window

                                    Make behavior of floating tab like a normal window to be separately minimized from main VS window.

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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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                                        • bring back full colors on controls in ToolBox!

                                          simply enough allow full coloring of the controls in the toolbox where we can find and select the right one, fast and accurate just like in vs2010.
                                          going to black and white trying to look like photoshop, is a very wrong idea! we do not have 10 tools like photoshop, we are not painting and we are depending on the controls we are choosing to design a form.

                                          now its unacceptable hard to spot, and select the right control, we have to wait and read a tooltip most of the times!

                                          also we are all buying new HD monitors and…

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