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  1. integrated support of doxygen

    offer integrated doxygen generator to see better documentation directly in code or in a separated panel.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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        • Improve performance of the ASP.NET Editor

          When an ASP.NET page gets complicated with around 20 textboxes and 20 labels for example. The performance of Visual Studio grinds to a very slow crawl. It can often take 30 seconds for the property window to catch up when you change controls. Saving the page can often take up to 15 seconds. Trying to use the editor in design mode at all becomes almost unusable.

          Another problem I noticed on these types of pages is if you select 5 or 10 text boxes at once and attempt to change a common property such as the max length property. The…

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          • VBA Editor

            I'm going through large amounts of legacy VBA in a really bad IDE. I'd really like to be able to use copy and paste the VBA code into a Visual Studio 2013 project so I can go through the code much easier. While I wouldn't be able to run the code, I'd like to be able to searching through the text and ability to refactor the code would really nice, especially considering that there is probably a lot of VBA code that could be refactored. I'm currently pasting VBA code into a VB Module but it's not the same and…

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              2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include Managed Package Framework for Projects (MPF) in Visual Studio SDK

              Today, there´s the Visual Studio SDK shipping with some project templates which can be used to create Visual Studio extensions, but not all resources are included in the SDK. For instance, if one would like to create a custom project system using C# or VB.NET the Managed Package Framework is required... this library (or at least the code) is available as a separate download at Codeplex. It would be nice, if that resource would also be part of the SDK, or available on Nuget...

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              • Add filter in options menu

                I´m not a big fan of eclipse, but i like the filter textbox in the option menus, where you can filter the possible options.

                In VS 2012 there is at least the quick search textbox. But if you´re already in the options menu of the IDE, then it would be very nice to filter the big list of options to quickly access the searched option.

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                • Change the default behavior when opening Recent slns from the Win taskbar to Run As Administrator if the pinned shortcut has that enabled

                  This functionality is currently useless as the user will have to reopen VS 2012 again if the solution has Run as Administrator requirements.

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                  • enable users to create vertical tab group and be able to maximize to a single screen in multiple monitor support

                    I have three monitors at work. I was looking forward to get multiple monitor support in VS2010, but I can't see how to do the on thing that I wanted to do which is to tab code windows on another monitor. It's possible to float a code window, but it's impossible to create a Vertical Tab Group and maximize it to a single screen, therefore it's hard to display several code windows on a single screen. I would highly suggest allowing tabbed code windows to be moved to a separate monitor.

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                      2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Printing support

                      Better color printing support.

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                      • Please move the Open Project / Recent Project back to the left half of the start page

                        To me the Open Project and recent projects on the start page is the most important thing... and you moved it WAY over there on the right. I also put the solution explorer on the left which makes it worse.

                        Please move it back.. or at least allow my to configure it to show on the left side of the start page.

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                        • Changing the Active configuration takes so much of time;

                          When you have a project with typically 60-70 projects, changing the configuration from one to the another takes so much time ???? !!!!

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Searching in Properties Window

                              It would be very helpful to place a search (filter) box on the top of properties window.
                              Like on the top of solution explorer.

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                              • Visual Studio: Add Namespace property to project folders

                                Allow setting a namespace to the project folders so that developers can organize code by namespace better. Namespace name can be different than project folder name. This allows us to organize folders better without a creating a new namespace when needed. The Visual Studio IDE automatically adds the newly added files to a folder with the namespace of the folder, and we have to edit the code and remove the namespace as we want it to be in a diferent namespace and vice versa.

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                                • Display a red dot on VS icon when there are unsaved changes

                                  Project changes are easy to forget to save. Adding new files for example, does not automatically save the project, so unless you press "save all", when you commit into source control (i'm not talking about integrated source control) then the project file is missed.

                                  This is the reason things like this exist:
                                  https://github.com/xpaulbettsx/saveallthetime

                                  How about a simple red dot on the VS icon in the taskbar when there are unsaved changes? Use the same red dot that is used in the files tab.

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                                  • Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back

                                    Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back
                                    or give us another way of getting to it, which doesn't take half a day

                                    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/08/19/asp-net-web-configuration-tool-missing-in-visual-studio-2013.aspx?PageIndex=2&wa=wsignin1.0#comments

                                    Does not work, and I don't have all day, after spending hours doing wonderfull stuff with WebApi i'm now stuckm until I jump thru hoops

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                                    • add view front code on code-behind in rightclick

                                      When you are in a aspx.cs or ascx.cs files, you can do a rightclick en click the "View Designer" (Shift+F7), but better is to view its code instead of opening the designer, please add this option or alter the "View Designer".

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                                      • Add option to rename file when using refactoring to rename class

                                        If you rename a file in solution explorer, a question pops up to use refactoring to rename the class name. It looks like an omission that the opposite action is not available in the dialog box for renaming a class. Just as the question only pops up if the filename is equal to the classname, the option to rename the file should only be selected when the file containing the class has the same name.

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                                        • Multiple Monitor Support

                                          Add Better Multiple Monitor Support.
                                          While you can free-float containers in other monitors, I would like to see the ability to add "Child" Visual Studio MDI Containers to other monitors. This would allow a user to move controls from one Container to another, dock, expand, maximize, etc. This should also support multiple "Tabs" of code in each container as well.

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