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  1. Fix code formatting/indenting when using tabs in MVC Razor

    Currently the HTML code editor seems to have a bug when formatting MVC Razor code and the tab style is set to use Tabs rather than Spaces. It is personal preference whether tabs or spaces are used but currently the editor only supports properly indenting code when using spaces. As soon as tabs are selected typing a closing bracket messes-up the indentation of code and Ctrl-Z has to be pressed to undo the auto-formatting.

    Please fix it so that code formatting using Tabs works as well as when using Spaces.

    See also: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6902204/why-doesnt-visual-studio-code-formatting-work-properly-for-razor-markup

    124 votes
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      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add ability to filter Comments Task List (aka TODO list)

      In big solutions it is not uncommon to find numerous TODO comments scattered around multiple projects. By adding filter like the one in Errors (Open Documents, Current Project, Current Document) would help to find what you need. Or at least consider adding the Project column to the Task list, just showing the File name is not enough.

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        4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix the Font & Colors dialog

        please fix this dialog. it hasn't changed for years, it desparately needs some attention.

        consider this use case:
        - i'm editing some code and part of it is red. i want to change it to blue.
        - i open the fonts & colors dialog
        - i scroll through the HUGE, completely disorganized 'display items' list
        - i have to guess which of those items applies to the red text I want to change. sometimes it's obvious, most of the time it's not...
        - usually, i have to select each item in that list, one-by-one, looking for one that's the right…

        116 votes
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          11 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Don't create asterisk for new lines within block comments in C#

          In languages like C and C# you can create block comments like this /* ... */. When you press enter within one of these VS thinks it is being helpful by adding an extra space and asterisk like this:

          /*
          *
          *
          */

          This is really anoying! Every time I press return I then have to press backspace twice as well!

          I am aware that this can be turned off unchecking the "Generate XML documentation comments for ///" option, but there are two things wrong with that: First I do want to create XML documentation and second the wording of…

          111 votes
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            6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve Dark Theme text copying

            When I copying text from dark theme and paste into Lync there is no background so I don't see white color on white background. It will be nice to have ability to copy source with standard formatting so it can be easily pasted to Lync, Word or PowerPoint with the light theme.

            109 votes
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              7 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Link To Line

              Provide a way to send links to co-workers that will open a file and jump to a specific line. ( vs://SolutionName/Project/File:Line86 )

              103 votes
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                9 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Wrap lines intelligently (simulating indents)

                Like other text editors, Visual Studio has a word wrap feature (Tools / Options / Text Editor / All languages / Word wrap ). However unlike other text editors, Visual Studio's word wrap ignores indents, spilling the line continuation into the margin. This makes the page very messy.

                Take a look how other text editors do line wrap (screenshot of Notepad++ attached), respecting indentation, so the line continuation is displayed with the same margin. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12324453/wrap-lines-intelligently-simulating-indents-in-visual-studio-2012

                Another bug with Visual Studio's word wrap is that triple clicking in the editor selects the line on screen rather than the physical line as…

                100 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable Local History

                  Other IDEs have local history tracking. It's really useful for when something is almost right, but not ready to commit. Then a couple changes are made to try and finish it up. Turns out those changes make it worse. Depending on how big those changes were and how many files you touched it can be a nightmare. Local history makes it easy to rewind. This is especially useful for css/javascript where a small change can have a large impact.

                  97 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 95 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow custom font rasterize in Visual Studio text editor

                      For some of us, we love Mactype - the font rasterizer that render nice and smooth font (similar to Mac).

                      However Visual Studio text editor component is written using WPF and at the current moment, MacType do not support it. The dev team of MacType seem to ignore this problem.

                      Can we have the technical details how to override the font rendering in VS text editor so that we can continue enhancing MacType ? Or best if Visual Studio Team can allow custom font rasterizing in text-editor.

                      With MacType, Eclipse code look perfect. Please see the different between Eclipse and…

                      94 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • CodeLens for Community Edition

                        CodeLens is very helpful and cool feature! Once you try it, then you can't use simple "find references". I think community will be grateful for it. Make CodeLens available for VS2015 Community!

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                          5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Better context-aware javascript code snippets support

                          In the current code snippets infrastructure in Visual Studio are not context-aware, only Intellisense is context-aware.

                          For exapmle in the AngularJS app, when I write a "angular.module" then press "Tab" that should have a code completion feature for Angular module creation.

                          Also, when I type "angular.module('myApp').directive" then press "Tab" that should let us choose one of some useful code snippets for directive code template.

                          If Visual Studio can support this kind of code snippet feature. That will be very awesome! :)

                          92 votes
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                          • Fix Drag and drop to open file when running as Administrator

                            Dragging & dropping a file when running VS as administrator doesn't work, yet you must run VS as administrator when using IIS for debugging etc.

                            Reference: connectID 537964 from 3/1/2010
                            http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/537964/drag-and-drop-to-open-file-is-not-working-when-run-as-administrator

                            91 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio 2015 upgrade SKU

                              Bring back the upgrade SKUs for Visual Studio 2015 so that people with a Visual Studio 2013 license can get a discounted price for licensing a copy of Visual Studio. This is more in regards to the Visual Studio Professional product level as there are renew options for the MSDN options.

                              89 votes
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                              • Add Codelens support for Javascript, Typescript and CSS

                                Codelens currently doesn't support these languages, but with HTML5 support in Windows 8 and Phone 8 and of course the Web, it's a large part of the editing done inside Visual Studio. Many of the existing lenses would work just fine with CodeLens.

                                Support for Chutzpah Javascript test runner would be an added bonus.

                                89 votes
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                                • Enable Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2015

                                  Visual Studio 2013 has the Page Inspector feature, which is really useful in debugging the 'look' of an app. Please enable this feature in Visual Studio 2015.

                                  88 votes
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                                  • Add "exclude files" to the "Look in" options under Find and Replace

                                    Add "exclude files" to the "Look in" options under Find and Replace. There are times when certain files are always going to be impertinent to search for, and it would be nice to know that search will not be bogged down by those files.

                                    84 votes
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                                    • Provide an interface to configure individual auto-indent decisions

                                      Currently code construction flow is frequently disrupted as users must fight the editor over auto-indent decisions which violate their preferences.

                                      Disabling auto-indention altogether is a clumsy "solution", as (for instance) those auto-indent decisions which facilitate hierarchical code block structure may bring more efficiency to code construction than others take away.

                                      We need an interface in the IDE to configure each individual auto-indention decision.

                                      84 votes
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                                      • Stop signing me out of Visual Studio! (and MSDN)

                                        Pretty much every time I fire up Visual Studio I get greeted by the little yellow warning symbol asking me to re-enter my credentials.

                                        I check the 'Remember my details' box (or whatever equivelent) but it makes little difference.

                                        I work on two different computers (one at work and one at home) but do not consider this to be that unusual a set-up.

                                        Incidentally I find that when F1'ing to get help, the MSDN page often asks me to sign in. I use Chrome as my daily driver browser but again this should be a fairly typical scenario.

                                        I don't…

                                        84 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Restore reference highlighting in the enhanced scrollbar

                                          In the Productivity Power Tools suite in 2012, you used to be able to select a word/token and each instance of that token would be flagged in the enhanced scrollbar for the current file.

                                          This feature seems to be missing in the new in-built enhanced scrollbar in Visual Studio 2013 Preview.

                                          81 votes
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