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  1. Fix extremely slow intellisense for methods with many (thousands) overloads

    Intellisense in VS2013 and probably older versions is extremely slow for cases when there are many overloads for the same method e.g. a class Foo has methods Do(...) with thousands of overloads.

    This causes intellisense on edits anywhere in the entire file to be extremely sluggish. This is the case when referencing an assembly directly, but it is even worse in the case when the method is from a project in the solution. In this case inspecting devenv.exe with procmon reveals that devenv opens and reads the code-file with the method overloads for each overload, that is thousands of times!

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    • Fix Test Explorer output (monospace font and output not via link)

      Arguably a great thing with VS2012/2013 was a new faster test executer. However, the new Test Explorer is in almost all ways a lot worse than the old version. One thing particular is that this UI completely disregard normal code fonts and uses a non-monospace font which causes output formatting to not follow normal trace output in the output window. Since every single developer in the world most likely at one point has depended on monospace font to get formatting right in traces this inconsistency is extremely annoying.

      Not only the for the fact that to actually get to trace…

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      • Console.ForegroundColor Visual Studio in Menu->View->Output tab

        When I am writing console application I can change console background or foreground color and make some data more conspicuous.
        But when I am writeing non-console application and I use Console.WriteLine it display data in View->Output tab as BLACK text only.
        Sometimes I have to copy a lot of data from Output and use it in elsewhere like Excel.
        I think it would be a little better when I will be able to use colors in Output tab. I will easily see if there is any Debug exceptions in other color between my data.

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        • Allow to change code font size at different monitor

          Some developers use several monitor (2 or 3 or more) to coding with Visual Studio, it supports code editor displays in different monitor, but if monitor place as vertical, code font is smaller and can't adjust for best view. Please consider and add this function into VS IDE font editor.

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          • Autogenerate comments for populating Intellisense

            In C#, if you type /// comments, those comments appear in Intellisense.
            If you don't have a comment, no intellisense info.
            There are tools that will analyze your function names and the types of your parameters and autogenerate sentences to populate the comments.

            Any comment that can be autogenerated from the code becomes a maintenance burden. If those comments can be autogenerated from the code, then Intellisense could generate the comments whenever it tries to display a function that has no /// comments. It would save us from adding to our source code maintenance weight and would still give us…

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            • A way to remove the default blue box Adorner when editing WPF Controls at Design-Time

              As I wrote on this post:

              http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/de3211d5-ce18-4275-a555-f8c168c34c35/how-to-disable-default-design-time-adorner?forum=visualstudiogeneral

              would be useful to remove the defalut blue box Design-Time adorner so that a user can provide it own Design-Time adorner with its custom appearance on a custom WPF Control.

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              • MSBuild script generator for continous integration

                There should be some UI that allows you to generate MSBuild, hook pre-build, post-build (c#, code) tasks such as versioning of code, comit, email, run db scripts, zip, etc. All these tasks can be custom written by implementing interfaces so that they can be extended and can be used as projects require.

                This will be very helpful for any project using continous integration processes using any 3rd party suites. Enteprises waste lot of time and effort in creating build scripts which can be automated and made easier with Visual Studio.

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                • To make Visual Studio an empty IDE.

                  I suggest you to make VS and empty IDE which I can download languages in it instead of making many softwares (EG: VB, VC#) which the size of each on 250/300 MB and it is almost the same and the difference between it is the language which I'll use in each software.

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                    • Make quick find optional (PLEASE)

                      Please make the Quick Find 'feature' (the one that come over from the Productivity Power Tools) optional in VS2012. At the very least, make an optional to stop highlighting every match in the file as I type each individual letter. When I press the letter e, I never ever ever want to wait 3 seconds just so I can see every single letter e highlighted in the document. It is infuriating.

                      Performance gets much more frustrating with regular expression searches. Find is supposed to be fast, particularly when I know what I'm looking for is in the file I'm already…

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                      • Remove default feature for following current document in Solution Explorer

                        Instead of following the selected document within the Solution Explorer a feature could be added to the right click menu of the document or the document's tab to Open in Solution Explorer. This would allow one to conveniently trace back to where the document exists in the solution but without the sometimes unwanted side effect of having your current selected node in Solution Explorer lost just because a different document was activated/selected/focused in the IDE>

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                        • Undo changes for team explorer files with pending changes which are not different from their latest version (have zero differences from late

                          When working on moderately large code bases one can end up with a lot of files in Team Explorer which have pending changes, but are not different from the latest version on the remote repository server. It would be nice to have a VS feature that undoes changes for the files in the pending changes list, that are not different from their latest version. This would help with the merging process and save some time.

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                          • Share all comments in Task List for VC++ projects

                            It works well for C# projects in the same solution, but it doesn't work for VC++ projects, I mean that it doesn’t share all comments in default in Task List window for VC++ app if you add them in different project files in the same solution.

                            See: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c413b476-66bc-46be-bda8-e2cd910f1466/c-project-task-list-in-visual-studio-2012-ultimate?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                            • Improve working offline

                              Two suggestions:

                              - When VS cannot connect to TFS when opening a solution, the alternatives in the popup window should be "Try again", "Work offline" or "Cancel". This way you can decide how to deal with the connection issue yourself instead of automatically opening offline.

                              - The "Go Online" button is great. What I really miss is the "Go offline". I work on my way to home after work for example, and then you often go from a connected state and where you can't connect to TFS anymore. Now you have to close the whole solution and then open it…

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                              • My solution explorer in VS has 30 projects. Could you make hight-tech addition and insert in solution explorer combobox on top, so I can se

                                My solution explorer in VS has 30 projects (sometimes 50). Could you make hight-tech addition and insert in solution explorer combobox on top, so I can select needed project faster. Please :). I'm dreaming about this since VS 2003.

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                                • Use columns in the History List

                                  Here's the current screenshot of the History List - http://goo.gl/jmE6E

                                  The primary problem with this is there is two clear columns and they don't use them.

                                  File list should be all start at the same Y point (which they do) and the lines of code should all start at the same Y point. This is obvious. It's the same problem we've had to deal with in the find result windows.

                                  Also using a bit of colour (preferably syntax highlighting) would help.

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                                  • Add in Solution Explorer Buttons

                                    Many projekttypes fokus only a loot of items like classes, pages, windows and something like that.

                                    If a folder marked, the solution explorer can show some buttons to add least recently used items or user spezificated button used items. this will add classes or something like that faster.

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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.

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                                      • Add Favorites bar and/or menu to VS IDE for frequently accessed files

                                        I'm usually working with fairly large solutions, sometimes several at once. Some of these solutions have over 100 projects. Since we have encapsulated everything under the sun, working on a feature typically involves many, if not dozens, of files. It is very time consuming to navigate to all of these files because there just isn't enough room in the Solution Explorer pane to show them all. Please add a Favorites bar WITH FOLDERS that we can drag or pin files to for one-click access. I navigate the web with IE through its Favorites bar most of the time. Maybe see…

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                                        • Different icon for project reference and assembly reference

                                          Would be nice to easily differentiate a project reference to an assembly reference by changing the icon under a projects references.

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