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  1. Change All Fonts at one setting

    Every time I setup a new install of Visual Studio I have to change the Font of a total of 35 different font name and sizes.

    I have read about how to export and import settings, and signing in (that I hate) will also solve it, but why can't there be a 'Apply To All' checkbox so you only have to set 1 font and be done?

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    • highlight search term in the find results pane

      When searching for some term, you may find big lines, and then you need to search these lines for the term you searched for.

      highlighting the term will help distinguish between what you searching more easily.

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      • Find and replace

        Hi,

        There should be option to save the regular expression by name in VS 2012 find and replace window, so that we can save any regular expression and use it while next time. E.g. to remove extra space we can save the (^(?([^\r\n])\s)*\r?$\r?\n) regular expression as “Remove extra lines”, and this will be appear under the standard regular expression list under “Custom Expressions” menu, So that we can use this saved expression next time.

        We can also provide manage custom search menu where we can provide the functionality to add edit, delete existing custom (User defined) saved regular expression.

        Anand…

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        • Don't preview large files when it's selected into Solution Explorer

          When Visual Studio trying quickly open selected file which have a size a lot of megabytes is done very slowly. Allow to set up maximum size of file for this feature.

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          • make more use of multi-threading in the IDE

            Some processes already take place in a separate thread (e.g. build, test run), but there is still a lot that happens on the UI thread. Hardly noticeable in tiny demo projects; maddening in bigger solutions. For example, viewing a build process with a big activity log running on the build server, will freeze VS until the build process has finished.

            Less dramatic examples:
            Open a solution with many projects.
            Certain TFS actions, e.g. 'get latest version' (runs in a modal dialog), in particular on a slow internet connection.
            Things already posted by others ("Run checkout through a separate thread so…

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            • Add full intellisense experience to T4 template editing without an extension

              It would be so much easier to work with T4 templates if we had the full intellisense experience. It's already really difficult to create code that generates code (my brain hurts sometimes) but without the rich editing experience that is normally available in VS is much much harder.

              I'm aware that there are extensions available but I'd rather not have to pay extra (and rely on a third party) to use the features that already exist in VS.

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              • "prop" tab shortcut/snippet with default type of String

                This is a simple one I think. With the use of "prop" snippet to create inline properties the default type is always int. I have found that for me and some co-workers, it is a more common need to require 'string' instead of 'int'.

                We think that 'string' would work better as a default type for this snippet and would reduce the time needed to correct the type when creating a bunch of models or general classes, which usually consists of strings in many properties.

                It could apply to 'propfull" snippet too.

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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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                  • Stop turning VS into an advertising flea market

                    I feel like every time I open the IDE, VS is trying to sell me something. My company paid good money for a product that shouldn't need to be supported by advertisements.
                    - Here's 4 GB of emulators you'll never use
                    - Bing; a notification I should update the F# tools for a language I don't know
                    - File / New Project / Get This Project Template that didn't ship with VS
                    I'm waiting for the IDE to pause for a word from our sponsors.
                    It just feels cheap.

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                    • integrate MSDN library

                      Re integrate the MSDN Library into the IDE. Its is after all what the I in IDE stands for. I would suggest at least making it optional.

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                      • Introduce static typing to html views for better integration with JavaScript/TypeScript/AngularJS

                        To help developers building and maintaining web applications that depend on JavaScript/TypeScript it would help immensely to be able to rely on intellisense to provide useful suggestions/completions for AngularJS based models and expressions.

                        E.g. It would be great if visual studio knew how to autocomplete the "model.property" in the following html snippet:
                        ng-model="model.property"

                        Also, even better would be if it could provide snippets for common expressions like those used by the ng-repeat directive.
                        item in arrayModel
                        (index, value) in arrayModel
                        etc

                        Where intellisense can provide arrayModel from the scope's known members.

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                        • Save/Load different IDE layouts

                          I usually work with a laptop docked and 2 monitors and I have created a Visual Studio layout that use both monitors.

                          But it happens sometimes that I need to work in mobility and I have to remake the layout to fit one monitor.

                          It would be nice if I can save different layouts and load manually depending on the situations.

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                          • The results in the Find Symbol Results should be sorted by line number

                            The results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results window should be sorted by file path alphabetically and by line number numerically. Currently the results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results are sorted by file path and by the line number alphabetically.

                            In Visual Studio 2014 Update 4 if you have three matches in a file at lines 8, 50, and 100, the results will be ordered 100, 50, 8 instead of 8, 50, 100.

                            The current behavior makes navigating the results using the F8 and Shift F8 shortcut keys confusing because the cursor will…

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                            • Consistent modal behavior for floating tabs and windows

                              In VS2010, once a tab was pulled out and floating, it shared the same modal level as main window. VS11 fixes this and allows floating tabs to have their own modal level. Brilliant, thank you.

                              However, this is inconsistent because the floating explorer windows ARE linked to the main Visual Studio window.

                              Please add a bit of consistancy between these behaviors.

                              Options:
                              1. User defined in user environment settings settings (off|on).

                              2. User defined in each individual caret drop down list of the explorer windows (and then saved with the user's settings--no one wants to set the behavior for every…

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                              • Support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons

                                I would love to have support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons. I wan't the 'Home'-button to go to the top of the file, and 'End' to the end, like the browsers do.

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                                • Search like dreamweaver

                                  It would be nice if you could search and replace for a entire clock of code just like you can in dreamweaver.
                                  and it would be a good idea if the search didn't so long to start when you search the entire solution.

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                                  • append js when adding a new javascript file

                                    When right-clicking and selecting new Javascript file a dialog is displayed that asks for the file name.

                                    The IDE should append .js to the filename if no extension is provided by the user

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                                    • Enable Navigate To feature (CTRL-Comma) with wildcards

                                      For example, when a user opens the Navigate To feature, he/she should be able to search for a file named "StartReservationPage.html" by typing "*Reservation*.html" in order to quickly find and access that file within the solution.

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                                      • 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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