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  1. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • 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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            • Generate RESX files in alphabetical order

              When saving RESX files from the Resource Editor, generate the XML in alphabetical order, sorted by the resource Name. This reduces the chances of version-control conflicts if multiple developers are adding to/editing the same resource file.

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              • itemtemplate

                As a freelancer I often have to work on others code.
                I get ItemTemplates for "their" work and these start to clutter my VS.NET installation.

                Introducing a project local Template and Snippet folder would make a lot of things easier

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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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                  • Make the My Work section available in Visual Studio 2013 Professional

                    The My Work Section has many useful features for a team to not be availabel in VS 2013 Professional, like Work in Progress, Suspend, Etc..

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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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                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • HTML5 Outliner

                          Provide like Chrome HTML5 Outliner parse function in VS IDE ( or VS SDK ).

                          Client Page ( *.html / *.cshtml / *.vbhtml ... ) code is very long for now dev-environment.

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                          • Named Solution Explorer Views

                            If I create a new scoped solution explorer view I would like to me able to rename the tab. Or even just use the top level folder name. For eample I like having a ViewModels and Views scoped solution explorer in tabs and would like the tabs named accordingly. Currently all tabs are named solution explorer. See crude drawing attached.

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                            • Run scripting files from Visual Studio(batch files, powershell,ruby, python etc.)

                              Every time I install a new version of Visual Studio I always end up having to add an external tool to execute batch files that are part of the solution. This should be built in for batch files as well as power shell or ruby, python etc.

                              Any time I am editing batch files or simple python or ruby scripts I end up editing the files in Notepad++ so that I can run them directly from the editor.

                              12 votes
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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.

                                11 votes
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                                • Add more detail error message in Git Tools when git operation has errors.

                                  Please add more detail message to git tools for debug, current we need to use command-line to get details (e.g. Remote Sign-in Conflict, we need to run "git pull" to get details now). More detail errors can help us to resolve git-related problem.

                                  11 votes
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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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                                    • 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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                                        • Add function "reopen closed tab"

                                          add a function "reopen closed tab " at the tab menu

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