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  1. Shorten file paths in Find Results window

    Show only file names instead of full path or show relative to *.sln paths. Lines are very long, often it impossible to see what have been found, because the file names is very long, actual content is far on the right.

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      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix known issues in word wrap

      This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351760/fix-known-issues-in-word-wrap.html
      Word wrap in Visual Studio has multiple known issues https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/visualstudio/ide/reference/how-to-manage-word-wrap-in-the-editor?view=vs-2017#known-issues

      > If you're familiar with word wrap in Notepad++, Sublime Text, or Visual Studio Code, be aware of the following issues where Visual Studio behaves differently to other editors:
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      > * Triple click doesn't select whole line
      > * Cut command doesn't delete whole line
      > * Pressing End key twice does not move cursor to end of line

      I tried reporting these problems at Visual Studio Developer Community, but they were…

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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • One tab for (*.cs and *.designer.cs) , (*.xaml and *.xaml.cs) and etc..

        Working in visual studio with a single tab for designer and code behind file would help developers increase their productivity. I hope the visual studio dev team would add this feature.

        Thank you! God Bless!

        29 votes
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          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • UI Ribbon

          For new VS19, It would be a good idea to implement the best menus for software, nothing more and nothing less than Ribbon Menu, used by all products on Office, Autodesk and many others aclamed software.

          It is strange that for more than 10 years, Visual Studio has been a program of prehistory 😆.

          Now, no jokes I would like to be incorporated.

          My Cordial Greetings.

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          • Provide a way to prevent the Script Documents folder from expanding during debugging

            This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351537/provide-a-way-to-prevent-the-script-documents-fold.html
            While the Script Documents folder is a useful debugging tool, the auto-expansion on every page load is a pain in the neck when navigating source files in the Solution Explorer. Please provide an option to keep this folder collapsed by default (or at least remember the current state).

            Note that this issue has been referenced back to at least VS2013, and does not seem to be a difficult (or controversial) feature to add. Perhaps its time has come?

            155 votes
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              16 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Copy Project feature in Visual Studio

              Hope Visual Studio has a Copy Project feature which could make another copy for project with another name, and then start modifying the copy without modifying the original project

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                13 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  9 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Have a way to compare against more than just previous commit

                    With our workflow, which is a slight modification of gitflow, we will have a local branch with our feature. We then do our feature/fix on that branch, push it to the server, have it reviewed and then merge it to the trunk.

                    While working, I like to see what changes I've made from where the branch started. However, if I commit some changes, I can no longer see my changes from that point. It would be nice to see the changes from the point of the branch to ensure that all my changes are valid, but I can only see…

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                      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show "build order" by default in Output Window

                      When a build starts the output window can be automatically shown. However, these days it shows "Build" or "Intellisense", neither of which show any useful information. We need to use "Build Order" because it relates error messages to the projects they are from - please can we have an option to auto-open on the "Build Order" output when doing a build?

                      (It was always frustrating that it would always switch back to the randomised "Build" view, but has become critical in VS2017 as many of the errors reported in the build no longer appear in the "Error List" window)

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                      • Enhance C# intellisense to list non imported types

                        OK it seems pretty much obvious to me but let me elaborate (although I don't have any hopes that I will be heard). You start typing a class name. The class belongs to a namespace not yet imported (not an uncommon scenario). You either don't want to type it all or you don't remember it or heck it's too big.

                        You have the following options:
                        1) either type all of it and then have VS import it, which makes you feel more of a typist and less a developer or (and that's actually my favorite)
                        2) Ctrl + T, type…

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                          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Previous Breakpoint / Next Breakpoint functionality

                          Similar to Previous Bookmark / Next Bookmark (Previous Bookmark In Document, etc.), this could be a useful navigation feature if implemented for breakpoints.

                          A developer who just finished a debugging session might want to tweak some code. They know it was around that one breakpoint they had just set. With a quick keyboard shortcut, there is no need to browse through the Bookmarks Window. Just assign your shortcut, and you are speeding away!

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                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Codelens Doesn't Detect Parameterized nUnit Tests

                            This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351500/codelens-doesnt-detect-parameterized-nunit-tests.html
                            CodeLens currently does not support detection of parameterized nUnit tests, as described in the pages below:

                            https://github.com/nunit/docs/issues/174
                            https://github.com/nunit/nunit3-vs-adapter/issues/55
                            https://github.com/nunit/nunit-vs-adapter/issues/105

                            Adding support for CodeLens detection of tests in-line would be very useful.

                            121 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • References counter (just this) like in CodeLens for VS Community Edition

                              This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351530/references-counter-just-this-like-in-codelens-for.html
                              I would like to suggest for VS Community edition, a counter that shows how many times a class, method etc. is referenced in the Solution, like there is in Professional edition, and above, when using CodeLens, to avoid shift+F12 (Find all references) every time we need to find where an object is being used. - This would improve code maintenance.

                              I understand this is a CodeLens feature, available on Pro editions and above, but is it possible to have just that tiny references…

                              74 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio for Linux

                                We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Linux.
                                And language of programming such as:

                                -C
                                -C++
                                -C#
                                -VB
                                -F#
                                -HTML
                                -MHTML

                                Thanks,

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                                  254 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Able to clear Find/Replace History List

                                  Before vs2017, I can clear Find/Replace History List by clear the registry items, but seems vs2017 changed the way these stored, no matter how they are stored, I think there should be a way or menu to clear these.
                                  Same suggestion for File | Recent Files List, there should be a way or menu to clear them, like what VS Code does.

                                  21 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add ligatures to Consolas font

                                    I like coding with ligatures, using FiraCode font:
                                    https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

                                    But as much as I like the ligatures, I find the font itself (letters and numbers) to be less nice than Consolas, which I really like.

                                    My suggestion is to add optional ligatures to Consolas, for people who want them.

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                                      23 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Please add an option to set the delay time that the intellisense popups

                                        In VS 2015 or VS 2017, we cannot set the intellisense popup delay time, and in VS code, we can set the value of the properties ‘editor.quickSuggestionsDelay’ in the user or workspace setting file to make the intellisense popup delay time. When we type any character, after the delay time which we defined in the setting file, the auto completion list will show. For more detail information, please check this document: https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/customization/userandworkspace. Please also add this feature in VS 2017, thanks in advance.

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                                        • Add TODO support in XAML

                                          I know, this feature has been requested and closed earlier, but could you please reconsider adding TODO: support for XAML files? It would be much appreciated!

                                          Thank you

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