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  1. 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!

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

          32 votes
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            6 comments  ·  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.

              30 votes
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                1 comment  ·  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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                  • 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?

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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.

                      27 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • 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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                            • 24 votes
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                              • add more options in VS search dialog

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

                                24 votes
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                                • Add Apply button to Fonts and Colors options dialog

                                  Please add an apply button to the Fonts and Colors options dialog. It is so very annoying to have to back all the way back out of the options screen just to see how the changes will affect the way text looks.

                                  24 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

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Make the intellisense dropdown resizable (again)

                                      In VS 2008 and earlier, the Intellisense dropdown was resizable so that you could see more suggested members. As of 2010, this was no longer possible, and in VS 11 beta, it is really small so that you cannot see a lot. Please make this possible again!

                                      See also: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/501459/no-longer-able-to-resize-the-intellisense-window

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Fix behaviour of Home/End keys when word wrap is enabled

                                        There are several problems with the word wrap feature in Visual Studio 2013.

                                        * Pressing the Home key moves the cursor to the start of the screen line. This works correctly. At this point, pressing the Home key again should move the cursor to the start of the *real* line, however nothing happens.
                                        * The end key is similarly broken.
                                        * Triple-clicking should select the entire real line, rather than the current screen line.
                                        * Similarly, the cut command (when nothing is selected) should cut the whole line.
                                        * Similarly, the move line up/down commands should move real lines, rather…

                                        23 votes
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                                        • Implement elastic tabstops

                                          "Elastic tabstops" is an ingenious idea that has existed for ages. This idea improves tabstops to maintain vertical alignment:

                                          - if one line is made longer or shorter
                                          - regardless of the tabstop width setting
                                          - with non-monospace fonts (which some people use for coding, yes)

                                          There is a detailed demo at http://nickgravgaard.com/elastictabstops/ - do check this out.

                                          23 votes
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