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  1. Complete Intellisense for c++ just like in c# and visual basic

    While working in c# and visual basic and even in ASP.Net, We are getting full intellisense support and it reduces a lot of pain in writing the program. Further, c# and visual basic programs are easy to be written and are small and compact .

    Whereas in the case of Programming with Direct x and Win32 API
    in C and Using the MFC library with c++, even the most simple 'hello world' program is more than 200 lines and there are thousands of functions but the intellisense support is very very few.It just lists class ,structure ao an enumeration members…

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      2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

      VS 2013 is awesome. I really appreciate its speed and CodeLens and other things, but there is one I would like to ask you to improve: can you please add functionality like "copy diff from left to right" and vice versa to VS diff tool? I do not want to select piece of code, copypaste it and then remove the old one in the other file. I want one button which will be shown when I put cursor to a line of code and will do it for me if I press it. This button should also copy whole chunk…

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        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Simultaneous Multi-Caret editing to Visual Studio

        Simultaneously edit in more than one location in the editor.

        If you've ever ran into a case where you wanted to quickly change variable names or multiple loop conditions - you should be able to set more than one caret on screen and simultaneously edit/type/move all of them together

        An extension that does this can be found on the gallery:
        http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/2beb9705-b568-45d1-8550-751e181e3aef

        44 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Tooltip on non-visible matching Braces

          The editor already highlights matching braces, but if one of the pairs is not visible in the editor, then this visually indicator is not useful.

          My suggestions, is to add a tooltip what would show the (previous) line when the matching brace started when the mouse is hovering the ending brace.

          if(testSomething)
          {
          // Very Long Code
          }

          In this case, hovering the mouse over the ending curly brace, would show a tooltip with "if(testSomething)" text.

          This would be especially useful in dealing with long trailing } sequences at the end of functions and classes.

          43 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Intellisense filter to hide Extension methods

            Including namespace such as System.Linq pollutes IEnumerable<T> with extension methods so much that it's very hard to find properties and methods belonging to a type.

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              3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Simplify the closing of multiple documents

              On the documents tab control.

              When multiple tabs/documents are open, it is possible to pull down a context menu, which lists all open documents, by clicking the down arrow on the far right of the tab control. This menu could be improved upon by adding a “Close button” next to each document in the menu to simplify the closing of documents.

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                3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add multi-line support to Find/Replace

                Please add multi-line support (with intelligent highlight/copy/paste into the search box) to all existing Find/Replace features. In other words, if the user highlights multiple lines and hits Ctrl+F, the search box should automagically expand slightly and show a scroll bar.

                For non-evangelist, real devs, this feature alone would save MANY hours of development time.

                42 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make CTRL + Left/Right cycle through each word inside a word(camel case)

                  Currently the CTRL+Left/Right cycles just through entire words, but it would be awesome to cycle inside a word also. For example, în the „MySuperAwesomeClass” should cycle to M, S, A and C, not over the entire word.

                  42 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add "exclude files" to the "Look in" options under Find and Replace

                    Add "exclude files" to the "Look in" options under Find and Replace. There are times when certain files are always going to be impertinent to search for, and it would be nice to know that search will not be bogged down by those files.

                    41 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Codelens support for Javascript, Typescript and CSS

                      Codelens currently doesn't support these languages, but with HTML5 support in Windows 8 and Phone 8 and of course the Web, it's a large part of the editing done inside Visual Studio. Many of the existing lenses would work just fine with CodeLens.

                      Support for Chutzpah Javascript test runner would be an added bonus.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Collapse code within a method

                        [-] private void Test()
                        {
                        foreach (int i in Numbers)
                        {
                        _Data1 = i + 2;
                        _Data2 = i * 3;
                        // etc...
                        }
                        }

                        Give the possibility to collapse the "foreach" statement instead of only allowing us to collapse the method.

                        Something like this:

                        [-] private void Test()
                        {
                        [+] foreach (int i in Numbers) [...]
                        }

                        39 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back Emacs emulation

                          Even in the (very nearly necessarily) imperfect VS2010 form, it was a life saver for someone like me who works across tools and platforms!

                          37 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SPELL CHECK in code editor

                              Please allow the code editor to support SPELL CHECK, so that comments and other things that are no code can be checked, this is very annoying to read some developer that can't spell. Also, it REALLY would help in the HTML source view, so I know that the content typed on my web pages are spell checked.

                              Couldn't you just use the MS Word spell checker as an addon?

                              34 votes
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                              • Support SASS plus Compass with built-in compilation

                                With VS 2012.2 support was added for LESS, but given that SASS is more feature-rich, I'd really like to see support for SASS (including Compass), including syntax highlighting, intellisense, and compilation.

                                30 votes
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                                • Allow me to change the color of a Generic Definition

                                  Allow me to change the color of a Generic Definition in a class or method.

                                  Example:

                                  public class Herp<TDerp>
                                  {
                                  // I should be allowed to change the color of TDerp
                                  }

                                  29 votes
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                                  • Enable track changes indicator in editor accross file open/close

                                    The track changes indicator in VS editor is reset once the file is closed. It would be great if the indicator would integrate with the active source control provider and show the uncommitted changes in a file when re-opening the file in the editor.

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                                    • Introduce the Enhanced Scroll Bars Feature

                                      I use it with productivity power tools in VS2010 and it's very helpfull.
                                      Thanks

                                      28 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Code snippet functions

                                        Please add the support for the code snippet functions for following following scenarios

                                        1. auto generation of GUID - Add a new function something like CreateGuid()

                                        2. Finding out the method name, property name and field name - Add new functions something like MethodName(), PropertyName(), FieldName(), or ParameterName() with usage something similar to "ClassName()" function.

                                        This will be greatly helpful when defining snippets for inserting the implementation of custom attributes.

                                        Please refer to the present IDE support for Code Snippet Functions at the link below

                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms242312(v=vs.110).aspx

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                                          3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add more options in VS search dialog

                                          options like
                                          * "search in strings only" / "not in strings"
                                          * "search in comments only" / "not in comments

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