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  1. Expand/collapse projects inside a solution/solution folder

    When opening a solution all projects are expanded by default. This quickly makes you loose oversight of your solution structure.

    1. It would be handy if there would be a way to expand/collapse the solution's children, perhaps even by solution folder, single folder, or project.

    2. Remember state after closing and reopening Visual Studio.

    Additional comments from a merged suggestion:
    In all the versions of VS so far, the default behavior when opening a Solution the first time is to open it with all the nodes and items expanded in Solution Explorer. This is not an issue until you start…

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      4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Give option to show parent folder name in tabs

      A lot of sites still use file names such as default.aspx or default.aspx.xx. As a result there are TONS of these buggers. There should be an option to show the parent folder in the tab.

      From: [default.aspx] [default.aspx] [default.aspx.cs]
      To: [search/default.aspx] [about/default.aspx] [about/default.aspx.cs]
      or To: [search/.aspx] [about/.aspx] [about/.cs]

      This would be a huge help to those with non-MVC sites.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

        Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

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          4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VS2010 : go back to old find dialog (like in VS2010) or allow disabling the quickfind

          Hi all,

          The new "Quickfind" - panel of VS2012 is annoying. It does not respond as expected and could not be positioned as needed.
          It slows down all work.

          So I would suggest to go generally back to the old "find dialog" or allow the users to disable the new "quickfind" toolwindow.

          Best regards,
          dp.

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            3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

            VS 2013 is awesome. I really appreciate its speed and CodeLens and other things, but there is one I would like to ask you to improve: can you please add functionality like "copy diff from left to right" and vice versa to VS diff tool? I do not want to select piece of code, copypaste it and then remove the old one in the other file. I want one button which will be shown when I put cursor to a line of code and will do it for me if I press it. This button should also copy whole chunk…

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            • Allow usiing T4 template in Shared Project

              The new shred project is great feature. But, curentry, we can no use T4 template in shared project. I hope it can be.

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                4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Lock/Unlock Docked Window Layout

                It's way too easy, especially using touch screen, to accidentally undock windows while performing common tasks in the IDE, such as clicking a tab to switch between windows docked in the same tray or to manually resize a tray by dragging one of its edges. Undocking a window accidentally is distracting and frustrating.

                Please include a feature to toggle between locking and unlocking the docked window layout. Preferably, a menu option, though maybe some people would want a command bar button as well.

                Typically, we'd leave the layout locked until we need to change it for some reason, such as…

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                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SPELL CHECK in code editor

                  Please allow the code editor to support SPELL CHECK, so that comments and other things that are no code can be checked, this is very annoying to read some developer that can't spell. Also, it REALLY would help in the HTML source view, so I know that the content typed on my web pages are spell checked.

                  Couldn't you just use the MS Word spell checker as an addon?

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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include a legend for the icons used for items in Solution Explorer and Object Browser and Intellisense

                      I would like to be able to 'decode' the meaning of the icons which appear all over Solution Explorer and Object Browser and the Intellisense lists. I think I have once found this somewhere on the net but not in the help, and printed it out. Ideally, I would like to have it accessible as a floating window. This is a 'novice' feature I know. I have been using Studio for 3 years full-time now, and have learnt (in effect) that I will never work out what they mean. This is probably a bad lesson. I think I can recognise…

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                        4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Simultaneous Multi-Caret editing to Visual Studio

                        Simultaneously edit in more than one location in the editor.

                        If you've ever ran into a case where you wanted to quickly change variable names or multiple loop conditions - you should be able to set more than one caret on screen and simultaneously edit/type/move all of them together

                        An extension that does this can be found on the gallery:
                        http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/2beb9705-b568-45d1-8550-751e181e3aef

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                          5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make it optional to view buildlog in IDE

                          People are working inside VS and don't want to spawn a new browser session to view the build log or build queue. It makes you daily work slow when you are working with multiple builds. So please make it optional for the user whtere it should be shown in IDE (like in 2013) or web.

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                          • Complete Intellisense for c++ just like in c# and visual basic

                            While working in c# and visual basic and even in ASP.Net, We are getting full intellisense support and it reduces a lot of pain in writing the program. Further, c# and visual basic programs are easy to be written and are small and compact .

                            Whereas in the case of Programming with Direct x and Win32 API
                            in C and Using the MFC library with c++, even the most simple 'hello world' program is more than 200 lines and there are thousands of functions but the intellisense support is very very few.It just lists class ,structure ao an enumeration members…

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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring back the "Before building" options in VS2012

                              In earlier versions, there was a dropdown in Tools | Options that let me choose whether or not I wanted to save files when building. It would be very useful to have this back. (VS2012 always saves when building.)

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                              • Make CTRL + Left/Right cycle through each word inside a word(camel case)

                                Currently the CTRL+Left/Right cycles just through entire words, but it would be awesome to cycle inside a word also. For example, în the „MySuperAwesomeClass” should cycle to M, S, A and C, not over the entire word.

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                                  6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • jspm

                                  Include support for jspm in addition to bower/grunt/gulp.

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                                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add more filtering options in solution explorer search

                                    In big solutions it's very common to have files with the same name under different projects. With the current solution explorer search you can only search for the filename and it shows all the matching files in all projects. It's not very easy to find the file you're looking for when there are a lot of files with the same name in the search results.

                                    I suggest you add some options so that users can search for filenames and project names at the same time. For example let's say I have 15 unit test projects and all of them have…

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                                      6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Intellisense filter to hide Extension methods

                                      Including namespace such as System.Linq pollutes IEnumerable<T> with extension methods so much that it's very hard to find properties and methods belonging to a type.

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                                      • Make VS menus customizable (same way as in VS 2008)

                                        Make VS studio menus customizable the way it used to be in VS 2008 (Office 2003 style). Visual Studio 2010 introduced major step back in menu customizability :-(.
                                        * Drag & Drop menu editing
                                        * Tollbars and menubars on any side of main window
                                        * Floating toolbars and menubars
                                        * Custom icons for menu items and toolbar buttons
                                        If it not possible to achieve with WPF, don't use WPF!

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                                          4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Tooltip on non-visible matching Braces

                                          The editor already highlights matching braces, but if one of the pairs is not visible in the editor, then this visually indicator is not useful.

                                          My suggestions, is to add a tooltip what would show the (previous) line when the matching brace started when the mouse is hovering the ending brace.

                                          if(testSomething)
                                          {
                                          // Very Long Code
                                          }

                                          In this case, hovering the mouse over the ending curly brace, would show a tooltip with "if(testSomething)" text.

                                          This would be especially useful in dealing with long trailing } sequences at the end of functions and classes.

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