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  1. Remove the Ctrl+Click to open a URL

    This feature is hyper annoying.

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    • Add custom window layouts that I can shortcut to

      I find a lot of the time my windows don't save like I like them to. Or they change and then I need to re-set them up.

      Sometimes I want certain windows while I'm debugging and other ones when coding or unit testing.

      I would like to setup different layouts for my windows and be able to save them indepently of each other. And then be able to switch to them with a keyboard shortcut.

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      • Add some primitive UML editing into Premium edition

        Please add some primitive ablity to edit some (Class diagram, Sequence diagram) to VS Premium or Pro version.
        The main reason to do this is that UML is the common language for teams, and part of standart, not all team members have Ultimate license and they dont have this ability to communicate.
        In this case to maintain common standart all teams reject VS UML from theirs workflow.
        I think, that most simple features (drawing, commenting) should be allowed in Premium or Pro edition.

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          2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • I wish there were some means of tracking favorite projects in Visual Studio

            I'm a developer for an insurance company, and I basically have two kinds of projects I work on. The first kind are recurring services that I have to go into several times a week. The other are one-off projects I may work on for several days, but then seldom have to open again. But I do so many of the latter that it can be hard to find the former. If there were something like a favorites menu whose contents I could control, it would make it much easier to zero in the recurring processes when I need to get…

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            • Ability to close the solution from a context menu on the solution file in the Solution Explorer

              To close a solution, you have to go to File -> Close Solution. I do most of my work in the Solution Explorer already, so being able to close the solution on the context menu when right-clicking on the solution file within the Solution Explorer would be nice.

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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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                • Hide rarely used context menu items

                  Hide/Collapse rarely used context menu items
                  Provide option to show hidden menu items

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                    • Create a new project type for the front-end projects (SPAs)

                      SPA is becoming a new trend in web development, but Visual Studio doesn't yet support splitting web applications into two separate projects - one for the front-end (Angular, Ember, React etc.), and another one - backend code (ASP.NET Web API, SignalR etc.), yet allowing to build and run them as a single web application. The directory layout you are currently enforce to use is not suitable for SPA applications. That is one of the reasons why many web developers switch from ASP.NET development to GO and other technologies.

                      It would be nice if VIsual Studio would support a directory layout…

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                      • Object Browser window honor the IDE profile language

                        If I don't have any project opened in the Solution Explorer, the Object Browser window will show information in C# syntax. This is very inconvenient for non-C# developers.

                        I'd suggest that if I choose the IDE profile as C++ developer, for example, the Object Browser window should honor that and show classes/functions in C++ syntax.

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                        • Integrate Mercurial SCM into the IDE

                          Give Hg users first-class support in the IDE. Yes there is visual-hg but I'd love to see this built-in.

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                          • Fix Find and Replace > Replace in Files so finds all matches before re-searching skipped matches

                            In VS Find and Replace > Replace in Files seems to repeatedly search skipped matches before finding new matches.

                            I end up skipping through more and more previously searched files and skipped matches, just to find new matches. The Skip File option doesn't seem to help.

                            Fix the Replace in Files feature so that it cycles through all files before returning to skipped matches.

                            Bug Reports:
                            https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/888753/replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-replace
                            http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/786695/bug-in-search-and-replace-in-entire-solution

                            Stack Overflow Question:
                            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21711125/visual-studio-replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-each-replace

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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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                              • Support LinkResource in Visual Studio 11

                                When a managed assembly depends on unmanaged DLLs it always a good ideia to set them as linked resources. It has two BIG advantages:

                                1. In VisualStudio, when you add a reference to the managed assembly, the unmanaged DLLs are automatically copied to the output path.

                                2. When the managed assembly is added to the GAC, the unmanaged DLLs are automatically copied to the same folder.

                                It would be awesome if you added a LinkResource option to the "Build Action" drop down.

                                It used to be possible to do this in VS2008 by editing the .target files but I never…

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                                  • Allow Code Snippets that are part of a solution to be automatically added for use

                                    A user's snippet library can become quite an unruly place. Currently, the only way to add snippets that are not part of an extension or provided out of the box is to add them to your personal snippet library.

                                    At many organizations, you may be working in two or more solutions with many projects. It may be helpful to have code snippets defined--some of which only pertain to the current solution. However, the only recourse is to add them all to your personal snippet library.

                                    As a developer, I want to be able to add code snippets to a Visual…

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                                    • Allow Generating a Sequence Diagram from Source Code in Shared Project.

                                      Is possible to Generating a Sequence Diagram from Source Code (Reference is http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee317485.aspx)

                                      We cannot generate it from projects that share code across multiple apps.

                                      Please allow it.

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                                      • Allow windows that auto-hide to be dismissed by pressing the Escape key even when mouse is over it

                                        Tool windows that are set to auto hide (like Find Results) should get dismissed by pressing the Escape key regardless of the current mouse position. This used to work correctly in editions of Visual Studio prior to VS 10.
                                        This seems to be a general problem with the handling of mouse input where the current position of the mouse causes issues even when the input is via the keyboard. As another example, when the context menu is invoked via the keyboard menu button, the item under the current position of the mouse gets selected, interfering with keyboard navigation of the…

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                                        • 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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