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  1. 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.

    46 votes
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      0 comments  ·  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

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

              43 votes
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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 →
                • Add VB's procedure line separators to the code editors of all other languages.

                  In the VB editor there is a horizontal line drawn between all procedures. This makes the code better readable while scrolling, at least to visually oriented people like me.
                  This nice feature is missing in the editors of languages other than VB.

                  40 votes
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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 →
                    • 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.

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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.

                        38 votes
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                        • 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.

                          38 votes
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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!

                            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?

                                31 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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                                  • 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.

                                    29 votes
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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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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.

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