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  1. 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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        5 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add function "reopen closed tab"

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

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          2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 an option to display CodeLens beside declarations rather than above.

            CodeLens is extremely useful, but I don't like that it adds an extra [fractional] line which isn't really "there" into the visual flow of my code on the page. This is made worse by the fact that CodeLens takes a brief moment to load, so when a code file is first opened, it appears as if there are many extra blank lines (very obvious & distracting when these 'blank' CodeLens spaces appear beneath doc comments or attributes but above the declarations they decorate).

            If there were an option to display these annotations off to the right side of a declaration…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  7 votes
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                  • Add "close all tabs to the right" feature.

                    Close all tabs to the right of the selected tab. This is something I love in the chrome browser. Combined with allowing to move tabs around, it's an efficient way of getting rid of clutter.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual studio editor collapse or expand conditional branching as (if) and iterations

                      In visual studio the editor allows collapse or expand the methods and summary, its gonna be good that you add this functionality, I mean also collapse or expand the conditional branching as (if) and iterations as while, foreach, etc.. This will allow greater clarity when you are working, for example, with legacy code or refactoring code.

                      Maybe it will be configurable in the display section of the menu options.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow a user to instantly navigate to the TFS folder for the selected workspace in Source Control Explorer

                        Solution Explorer has the option, Open Folder in File Explorer, which makes it extremely easy to quickly access the folders for the solution in windows explorer. It would be very nice to have a similar feature in Source Control Explorer that quickly expands the folders to navigate you to the path set for the Source Control Folder for the Workspace.

                        You can include a property right below Local Path and call it, Server Path: <path> (where <path> is a hyper link similar to Local Path). And if there are multiple paths mapped for the Workspace, have the little down arrow…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Override Recent Project/Solution Names on Start Page

                          The Recent section of the Start Page is a convenient way to quickly open your project. It would be nice to have the ability to change the display name to help differentiate it from one project/solution to another. As an example, if you're working in a branch, the same solution name will appear twice in the list. Presently, I wait for the tooltip to pop-up to insure it's the right one I want.

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                            2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable "Find All References" in metadata

                            When I use "Go to Definition" for something defined in a DLL, it takes me to metadata. I would like to be able to use "Find all References" from here so I can find where a specific method or property is used. This can be done from any use within the project, but not from metadata.

                            7 votes
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                            • Drag and drop between Solution Explorer and Windows Explorer

                              Should be able to copy (or even move, if necessary) a file from Solution Explorer to Windows Explorer via drag-and-drop. (Surprisingly, the reverse direction is already implemented!)

                              The Solution Explorer is similar enough to Explorer that it is somewhat surprising that this well-established convention is not supported bidirectionally.

                              (Similarly, D&D between two instances of Visual Studio ought to work too.)

                              7 votes
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                              • Make path of build location in output window as browsable

                                When project is build we get output path in output window.Usually this built Dll is copied to application location. So every time the output path need to be copied and need to browse to the location.Instead make the output path browse-able(link to folder) that would be helpful.

                                7 votes
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                                • Unify VS Express editions into a single product

                                  Why do we need separate express edition for single development goal? Unify them to single Express edition allowing Windows, Desktop, Web and Phone development.

                                  It is so bad that current Express edition even don't allow easy participation in MS Open Source initiative because plenty of solutions cannot be opened in single Express version - you need multiple versions opening the same solution to work on all projects. Simply great development experience …

                                  Different Express editions also contain different features. For example VS 2012 Express for Windows didn't contain support for T4 while other versions did.

                                  Add support for portable class…

                                  7 votes
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                                  • VS2012 colored icons

                                    Microsoft, you make a serious error, making VS2012 in a grayscale style. Users must have a choise - use new interface or old, with colored icons.

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                                    • Rename the project folder when renaming a project

                                      When renaming a project an option to rename the project folder will popup

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                                      • Commit first word suggested by instelliSense by commit keys in C++

                                        In Visual Studio 2012 C++ InteliSense now gives suggestions immediately by typing letters, so the hitting Ctrl+Space in blank area is not necessary. It is very helpful and faster, but options are only "suggested" and it is not possible to commit them by "intellisense commit keys", such as bracket, dot etc. Only option is to hit Tab key, Ctrl+Space key or select "suggestion" by Up/Down arrow keys.

                                        In most of cases the suggestion is right, so it would be helpful to "inverse" behaviour and always select suggestion. Hitting Escape key then can allow free typing.

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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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