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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 →
    • 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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          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 36 votes
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            4 comments  ·  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.

            35 votes
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              6 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…

              33 votes
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              • 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.

                31 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 30 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

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                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Give option to show parent folder name in tabs

                      A lot of sites still use file names such as default.aspx or default.aspx.xx. As a result there are TONS of these buggers. There should be an option to show the parent folder in the tab.

                      From: [default.aspx] [default.aspx] [default.aspx.cs]
                      To: [search/default.aspx] [about/default.aspx] [about/default.aspx.cs]
                      or To: [search/.aspx] [about/.aspx] [about/.cs]

                      This would be a huge help to those with non-MVC sites.

                      30 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • Include "var" in Find All References

                          In the C# editor, the results for Find All References do not include references made using the var keyword. Part of the beauty of a strongly typed language is that there is no semantic difference between var and the type name. However, the IDE is treating the two differently.

                          The omission can lure a programmer into thinking that a type is less widely used than it really is, which can be a false sense of security when considering an API change.

                          I propose you include code using "var" in Find All References results.

                          27 votes
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                            0 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?

                            27 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.

                              26 votes
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                              • Improve the RDLC Editor and Rendering

                                Currently, the RDLC editor is VS 2012 has issues. These issues have occurred since the IDE was converted to WPF in 2010. We need a snap to align and other basic functionality you'd expect from a designer. While we're improving the editor, we need to improve the rendering. The answer provided about PDF rendering being processor intensive (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/is/sqlreportingservices/thread/ca45fcc4-be69-410f-aaed-19b65f279330) doesn't fly. Many 3rd parties can convert HTML to PDF in seconds compared to the RDLC provider. So, allow HTML rendering and convert the HTML to DOCX or PDF.

                                26 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • mouse cursor changes direction

                                  The mouse cursor changes to an odd arrow when hovering over the expand/collapse signs in the code editor.

                                  It's odd because instead of pointing towards the top left, it points towards the top right.

                                  This isn't expected behavior and isn't how the cursor works anywhere else within VS2012. On ALL OTHER expansion items it is the normal cursor that points towards the top left. On this ONE SPOT it is backwards.

                                  25 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Separate code visualization from code formatting in file

                                    There should be an option to define code formatting for files and another for user (.suo?) to define how he/she wants to see that code in Visual Studio editor.

                                    For teams this would give the freedom to individually setup code visualization for personal taste and keep shared (committed) code in commonly accepted format thus preventing unnecessary differencies in committed files.

                                    25 votes
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                                    • Integrate Find and Replace with Roslyn Compiler

                                      sometime need find and replace with for example format or convert find value and then replaced.please add text box to can write and execute C# or VB code with Roslyn compiler in find and replace pane. can referenced to $find and $replace and manipulate $replace value with scripting and then replaced.

                                      24 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
                                          }

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