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  1. Please create front end development features similar to the open source Brackets - brackets.io project

    Please add features similar to the brackets.io project:
    -Live HTML editing
    -edit external styles and code without leaving the page

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    • Solve the WebSiteCache bug that causes VS 2012 to hang up

      There's a bug that causes VS 2012 to access over 10,000 folders inside the AppData\WebSiteCache folder, causing it to frequently hang up.

      A workaround is deleting the folder (which makes VS fast again).

      Please solve this bug.

      http://blog.geocortex.com/2007/12/07/slow-visual-studio-performance-solved/

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      • Minimap

        Add minimap scroll such as in http://www.sublimetext.com/
        <img src="http://www.sublimetext.com/screenshots/pythonHeroLarge.png"; />

        I used this editor 1 month and found that it feature is very useful!!!

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        • Provide "Visual Studio Documentaion" (at http://msdn...) to be downloaded (as a Free Standalone Lightweight html Zip file) to use offline. G

          Hi, I would like to have "Visual Studio Documentaion" (for Visual Studio 2012 at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dd831853.aspx) to be downloaded (as a Free Standalone Lightweight html Zip file) to use offline. To those who novice and anyone who like to get thorough understanding of IDE, it will be a Great Learning Tool. Furter it may be made avilable inside the IDE through "help". Also provide a way to Update "the Old Version of the Documentation" by Downloading "the New Version" (atleast twice a year), just a single click! Thanks!

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          • Love the magnifying glass in map mode scrolling! Please make it bigger.

            The magnifying glass is awesome, I love it. Could you make it bigger, or let me adjust?

            Thank you.

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            • 3 votes
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              • 3 votes
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                • Add groups for the controls on the bottom of the form!

                  When i design an app i use to have many DS,TA,TAM,BS,BN, Timers,etc... it will be nice to have something to arrange those items, something like virtual folders or groups (like groups in photoshop where you can drop layers in a named group)
                  Hope the get the idea of what i'm talking about.
                  I also attach a photo with my problem.

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                  • Automatically add OnPropertyChanged() When encapsulating a field with ctrl + R + E, if the clas implement INotifyPropertyChanged.

                    Suggest to automatically add OnPropertyChanged() When encapsulating a field with ctrl + R + E, if the class implements INotifyPropertyChanged.

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                    • Make it possible to contract/roll up the menu bar in fullscreen mode

                      When in fullscreen mode I want to have the menubar "roll up" like a curtain and only show on mouse over.

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                      • Change the way of displaying references to reference tree in order to the dependences of referces can be displayed.

                        In some cases, we need to know the dependences of the references in project, or even view or set the info of a dependence. so I suggest you change the way of displaying references to reference tree in order to the dependences of references can be displayed. moreover, we can view and set properties of the selected dependence in property dialog.

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                        • Unload Web Site project from context menu

                          Make possible to unload Web Site project from projects' context menu in Solution Explorer.

                          Currently you can do this for any type of projects, except Web Site. Also you still can unload Web Site from Website (Project) menu, that's a workaround but not handy.

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                          • Distinct Intellisense icon for read-only properties (get accessor only)

                            It would be helpful to have a different icon in Intellisense to identify properties that only have a GET accessor (read-only properties). I've attached an image to illustrate the current situation and a concept icon for read-only properties.

                            Currently, Visual Studio's Intellisense doesn't help us to rapidly see which property can be modified (i.e. those that have a SET accessor). It shows the same icon for properties regardless of their accessors (get, set, or both).

                            For Microsoft assemblies, we have to look at each property's documentation comment for something like "Gets ___", but not "Gets or sets ____".

                            For internal…

                            3 votes
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                            • Bookmarks table -> add column for method name where line of code is located

                              Add a column to the bookmarks table that displays the method name where the line of code bookmarked is located.

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                              • Manage FTP/SFTP websites sessions with credentials

                                It would be really convenient if we can store FTP/SFTP sessions settings including password, so next time we can just log in to server without providing information over and over again.

                                Tip: For SFTP key authentication, store the path of key files.

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                                • Show Category in the Window Title Bar when a source-controlled project/solution is open

                                  When using a source-controlled project/solution, show the branch in the Windows Title Bar (perhaps configurable in Options).
                                  It is sometimes necessary to work in more than one branch simultaneously, and the consequences of losing track of which branch is open in a VS instance can be significant. it's currently necessary to look at the properties of a specific file to find the local path in order to identify the current branch. Being able to see that at a glance would be very helpful

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                                  • Hide any dockable property boxes, explorers in code view

                                    As shown in the attached screen shot, the docked windows/explorers not usable in the code editor and consuming screen space not contributing much. If they disappear automatically, the programmer gets more space to type and see the code. Excluding the ones that are required even in code editor (like solution explorer) others should automatically disappear when programmer switch to code view.

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                                    • "Light" Menus, "Dark" Editor

                                      I love having a "dark" editor; much less strain on the eyes. I'm thrilled that there's finally a one-click solution for that. However, it's very hard to read the "dark" menus...the "light" menus, toolbars, etc., are much easier to read when "light". I would prefer to see "light" menus/toolbars, and "dark" editor. Maybe allow the chrome theme to be selected separately from the editor theme?

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                                      • CWS: Concrete Wall Syndrome

                                        If I wanted to be staring at concrete I would go outside and face-plant myself on the driveway.

                                        Please introduce unique color scheme to all icons -- I want each and every icon to be beautiful and unique. Furthermore, introduce subtle gradients. Please use a background color other than black or gray on certain window bars (side panels). Please use texturing also along with subtle gradients.

                                        You say your goal in metro-fying things is to be more productive. I find myself having a very hard time finding my c# files vs my javascript files or any other kind of files…

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                                        • Make it easy to switch to the native x64 compiler

                                          In VS2010 there is this stoopid 'feature' that you cannot set the VC $(ExecutableFolders) et al to DEFAULT to using the native x64 compiler (i.e. it uses the cross-compiler by default when compiling from the IDE).
                                          YES I know you must now do it project-by-project but we use Qt and our solution consists of > 140 projects, setting these every time after running qmake to generate a solution will be a major PITA.
                                          You should at least make it POSSIBLE to change the defaults.

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