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  1. 11 votes
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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow partial check-in / commits

      When making a commit in Xcode, a diff window is opened with the ability to exclude blocks that were changed (attachment).

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        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a color bar to top of IDE

            As a builder (SCM) type, I routinely have several instances of VS up at one time. And remembering which one I'm doing what is often a game of cycling through them

            For my command/powershell windows I set different background colors. It's easy to select the "red" window where I'm doing a large file copy, switch to the green window where I'm syncing my source, then off to the blue window where I'm building my MSI.

            If there was a means to set the top a different color based on instance, it would make using multiple instances of VS easier to…

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Sync windows layout

              Now that Visual Studio 2013 allows synchronizing settings across devices (and probably future instances of Visual Studio) it should be possible to also synchronize the layout of the windows.

              What I mean is I want to have the same windows opened in the same position (and order) on all machines and instances of Visual Studio. For instance I want to keep the Solution explorer on the right, and I want to have the error window, the output window, the breakpoints window and others on the bottom, in the same order, etc.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Build progress on taskbar button

                ChrisTorng commented · April 25, 2012 11:13 · Flag as inappropriate · Delete

                I would like the progress showing on taskbar button. That let me start the build, go to other program to do something, seeing the progress on taskbar button has done, then go back to IDE, or refresh the modified web page on IE.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Solution folders automatically mapped into physical folders

                    Today, if I create solution folder, it is not mapped to the physical folder on my hard drive. Than, if I want to add project into the solution folder, I always have to validate the path, where the new project will be added. In my case, I always wants to have the same physical folder as the solution folder. Turing the creation new solution folder it should be possible to choose, if it will by physical folder or only virtual solution folder (like today).

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

                      Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

                      Sometimes we'd like to simply use a folder as an organizational structure and not a namespace. It would be nice if a folder had a boolean value to indicate that it should be used to define a namespace and have a namespace field that defines what it used.

                      For example..

                      I might have a Folder structure like

                      -ClassLibrary
                      -- Folder1
                      --- SubFolder2
                      ----- Sub-SubFolder 3

                      And I only want my namespace to be ClassLibrary.Folder1.Folder2 and folder 3 is strictly for organization. Whenever I add a new class under…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          • Provide option to turn off "Source Control - Team Foundation" Output Window messages

                            I find that these messages provide little value, to me at least, and are constantly interrupting my workflow whenever I take action on files that are automatically checked-out.

                            I use two monitors, and have all tool windows on the second monitor maximized so that my primary monitor only displays the code page. When I am executing an activity in Solution Explorer, for example, that causes automatic TFS checkout of a file that is the focus of my attention, I am switched away from Solution Explorer to the Output Window showing output from "Source Control - Team Foundation". Honestly I don't…

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

                              9 votes
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                              • refactor - Extract String to Resource File

                                I would like an integrated "Extract this string to a resource file" option on strings in the IDE to make it easier to develop cross-culture applications.

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • Have resources ResXFileCodeGenerator generate partial class.

                                      The ResXFileCodeGenerator tool for Resource files generates classes that are difficult to extend / augment as needed. Please give the code generator emit classes as partial to allow customisation / extension.

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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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                                        • Provide a Visual Studio Express for ARM based tablets like Surface RT

                                          I was the proud owner of a Microsoft Surface RT and many times I had an Idea I had to first write it down and test it at home when I had my Surface RT with me in the train or in the plane.

                                          I think there is a big thing missing in the whole RT tablets Idea and that is an IDE to allow developers to develop application for their beloved tablet or phone.

                                          Let's have a Visual Studio Express version that can be deployed on Surface RT and the like and it can be restricted to developing Universal…

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