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  1. Support multiple rows of document tabs

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351238/support-multiple-rows-of-document-tabs.html
    It would be really nice if the IDE allowed multiple rows of document tabs. Currently, I'm using the "Tabs Studio" add-in for this (http://www.tabsstudio.com). See here for an example: http://www.tabsstudio.com/documentation/addins/several-tabs-highlighted-with-the-default-style.png

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    39 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi thanks for your votes and survey responses. We’ve closed down the survey now and are looking into options that would solve the underlying need that you’ve presented to us. However, due to prioritization of work, we will not be able to release this exact feature in a future update.

  2. Make Visual Studio per-monitor/multi-monitor DPI aware

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351305/make-visual-studio-per-monitormulti-monitor-dpi-aw.html
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd464646
    http://imgur.com/qAiVw1Q,eVRIBlZ

    When dragging VS 2013.1 Express to my second monitor running at a different DPI, it becomes blurry. VS seems to be acting as if it only has support for global DPI settings instead of per-monitor settings. It would be great if VS followed the same guidelines its users are attempting to follow when it comes to developing desktop apps ;-).

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    53 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello voters!

    While I don’t have concrete plans to share yet, I do want to let you know that we recently started looking into this and what will it take for us to provide better support for this scenario.

    I’ll provide another update once I have more concrete information to share.

    Thank you!

    Ruben Rios
    Program Manager
    Visual Studio IDE Team

  3. 1,196 votes
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    36 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Supporters of this item,

    We are considering making this available as an option in a future release of Visual Studio.

    If this is made available, we expect the feature to need to be optional as there are many who prefer the current keybinding of Ctrl+W to stay as it is.

    Thanks
    Mark Wilson-Thomas
    Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

  4. save text files with the newline convention present in the file when opened

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351278/save-text-files-with-the-newline-convention-presen.html
    The Visual Studio text file editor has an "advanced save" option that allows me to choose a particular format to save to, every time I save a file.
    However, 99% of the time, the right thing to do is to save the file using whatever convention was present when the file was originally opened. Thus, if I open a file with LF-style line termination, new lines I add should be terminated with LF, and the file should be saved as LF-terminated. If I…

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  5. Add native Markdown support

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351229/add-native-markdown-support.html
    Markdown is known as best idea for project text files. For example most README files novadays are written in markdown.

    Also default README.md could be possible added to project templates.

    To get more details visit Markdown specs page http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/.

    991 votes
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    10 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. In VS 2013, allow ability to run the "Change Authentication" wizard AFTER project is created

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351297/in-vs-2013-allow-ability-to-run-the-change-authent.html
    VS 2013 has a "Change Authentication" feature invoked when you create a project.

    You cannot run it standalone and worse of all you cannot run it after the project has been created.

    Consider e.g. having a VS 2012 project and wanting to upgrade to VS 2013 and use AAD instead of ADFS.

    Not a new project so can't use the "Change Authentication" wizard. Never used AAD before so no idea what the WIF constructs are!

    Or wanting to migrate a build from Test…

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    7 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone. Thanks for the comments. I work on the ASP.NET tooling team and I wanted to let you all know that we are very interested in enabling this. Right now we are working on some support that will enable adding/removing auth to be much easier. After that work is done we are hoping to enable a way to add (and potentially remove + replace) the auth for an ASP.NET project.
    I don’t have permissions to change the status here, but I will ask that it gets updated to Under Investigation. I don’t want to mark it as started because we are still doing some infrastructure changes to enable it. I’m hoping we can start the actual work in a couple of months but I can’t say for sure until we get past the current set of feature work.

  7. Split Visual Studio windows horizontally and vertically the at same time.

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351247/split-visual-studio-windows-horizontally-and-verti.html
    It would be nice if you could split Visual Studio windows horizontally and vertically (read: create a vertical tab group on a horizontal tab group and vice versa) the at same time as display size increases constantly.

    So you'll be able to have a arrangement of your files like http://jsfiddle.net/ provides.

    452 votes
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    30 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello voters!

    While we don’t have concrete plans to share yet, I wanted to let you know that we recently started discussions about potentially supporting this scenario.

    I’ll provide an update once I have more concrete information to share.

    Thank you!
    Ruben Rios
    Program Manager
    Visual Studio IDE Team

  8. Better Dual Monitor Support

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351249/better-dual-monitor-support.html

    362 votes
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    19 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello everyone!

    Thank you for taking the time to vote and comment on this ask. Unfortunately, the current ask is not specific enough for us to take an action.

    In an effort to better understand your needs around this scenario, we’ll ask you to please visit the survey below and help us define the ask better.
    https://www.research.net/r/TK6FKGW

    In a few weeks, we’ll aggregate the results and provide an update.

    Thank you!

    Ruben Rios
    Program Manager
    Visual Studio IDE Team

  9. Enable Local History

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351193/enable-local-history.html
    Other IDEs have local history tracking. It's really useful for when something is almost right, but not ready to commit. Then a couple changes are made to try and finish it up. Turns out those changes make it worse. Depending on how big those changes were and how many files you touched it can be a nightmare. Local history makes it easy to rewind. This is especially useful for css/javascript where a small change can have a large impact.

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    12 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As we investigate this proposed model, we have a general question for you.

    1. We support Undo stacks in the tool.
    2. There is an extension “auto-history” that provides a level of automatic roll-back, based on heuristics/events to perform snapshots
    3. Local repo support.

    If we think of the above as a continuum from simple undo to a more explicit commit, we would like to hear feedback on how you’d prefer a model for local history support on this spectrum. E.g. is the preferred model to allow automatic snapshotting to a local repo?

  10. Add option to customize Intellisense tooltip color

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351399/add-option-to-customize-intellisense-tooltip-color.html
    Visual Studio 2015RC does not include an option to set the background color for the Intellisense popups.

    The color can be changed by applying a different theme, but I prefer the lighter 'Blue' scheme and a custom dark/high-contrast text editor. Due to the new colorization of intellisense / signature window, I can't see all of the text and punctuation in the popup.

    Being able to set the background color of this tool tip directly would be useful.

    106 votes
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  11. Provide better out-of-the-box code comparison tool

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351198/provide-better-out-of-the-box-code-comparison-tool.html
    When performing code comparisons from within Visual Studio, the default code comparison tool is still the original source code comparison tool that shipped with Visual SourceSafe. Instead, a more sophisticated and modern code comparison tool should be shipped out-of-the-box with Visual Studio rather than having to resort to 3rd party comparison tools such as Beyond Compare.

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  12. Respect privacy and business secrets

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351453/respect-privacy-and-business-secrets.html
    Suggestion: Add respect for privacy to the maxims of VS product development.

    More and more I fear that Microsoft tries everything to fetch all my business critical code into its cloud, disrespecting any last particle of privacy and business secrecy, pushing developer experience heavily downwards. Regarding Visual Studio this comes up in some places:

    The new "report a problem" or "make a suggestion" feature is a big improvement to archaic MS Connect forms. However: If I am not careful, I send you screenshots…

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi James,

    I want to address your concern about Team Services. As a convenience for VSTS users, we try to automatically populate connections associated with the active account. Unfortunately, for non-VSTS users, we have an error leaking that shouldn’t be. Rest assured, it is not an attempt to force anything to the cloud. You do not need to install Power Tools, though it appears that it may be a way to suppress the connection attempt.

    Thanks,
    Kayla Ngan
    Program Manager

  13. Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351315/allow-users-to-change-location-for-all-visual-stud.html
    Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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  14. Add markup validation for missing whitespace between attributes

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351306/add-markup-validation-for-missing-whitespace-betwe.html
    HTML/ASPX/ASCX markup validation fails to detect no space between attributes

    No markup validation feedback is given when markup has an element with attributes that should have a space between them but the space is missing. It is a very difficult visual cue to spot and without IDE support it can be cumbersome to identify the problem. Only the .xml file editor gives "No whitespace" feedback; the editors for .html and .ascx files do not.

    It is a frustrating inconvenience that we have become…

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