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  1. Introduce the Enhanced Scroll Bars Feature

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

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    • 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!

      28 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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        • 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.

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          • 24 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.

              24 votes
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                1 comment  ·  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?

                24 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.

                  24 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow multiple copy operation(some thing similar in Microsoft Office)

                    Allow/Have multiple COPY operation feature in IDE(Cntlr + C) - some thing similar in Microsoft Office - Clipboard.

                    Where developer could copy multiple items/string/code snippet and paste which ever is required and have an option(key board shortcut) to clear the clipboard items like we have in Microsoft word etc.,

                    22 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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

                      22 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  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.

                        22 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          22 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  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.

                            21 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  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.

                              21 votes
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                              • Procedure View like VB6

                                Pl bring back VB6 like procedure view feature where it is posible to work on one single procedure on screen. This helps developer to concentrate on a single procedure. This has been a very proper way to work with procedures.

                                19 votes
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                                • 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

                                  19 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…

                                    18 votes
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                                    • 18 votes
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                                      • Add Skip-this-File and Skip-this-Folder to Find and Find/Replace

                                        Scenario: User types Ctrl-F. Find dialog appears. User enters text that is sought and selects "All Open Documents" or "Current Project" or "Entire Solution". User clicks "Find Next" arrow or presses F3 or Alt-F. Sought text is found in a file. User does not care that *that* file has the sought text, but the user is not sure which other file is the one he or she thinks the sought text should be in. Let's say the current file (the one the user does not care about) has 100 instances of the sought text. That means the user has to…

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                                        • implement eclipse and netbeans style namespace imports

                                          For netbeans or eclipse, if I reference a class that belongs to a package I have not imported, the package is auto imported when I invoke code completion or if there are many classes without imported packages, it’s just a one click operation to get those packages imported. Visual Studio needs the same implementation for namespaces

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