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  1. clean web site project

    Make possible to Clean/Rebuild Web Site Project.

    Currently Clean/Rebuild a solution containing Web Site performs the action against all the projects inside except web sites, nothing happens with them.

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    • Nothing!!! VS and C# rocks!

      Nothing!!! VS already is the best IDE ever in my opnion. And all about C# even better!! Take care on IE and Windows Phone to run properly what we develop with VS. And make people wish to have a Windows Phone, make it a must have. It is what we need. Thanks!

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      • Design pattern suggestion

        It will be great if the Visual studio will start your solution with standard design pattern template, or give you the capability to transform your code from one design pattern to another.

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        • Provide option to use short-hand CSS when formatting stylesheet

          The new CSS editor is great. It would be even better if there were an option to convert long-form properties into short-hand properties (i.e. convert background-image, background-position etc. to background) when re-formatting the stylesheet (Ctrl+K, D). This would make it easy to take an existing stylesheet and optimize it for performance.

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          • Create a lighter version of Visual studio that can be used over the web

            It will be great to create a web version of Visual studio that allow the developer to write code, compile and deploy from any machine , any where just by using Browser. The processing, compilation and deployment will be done on centralized server, but as user I can go to any IE, login, see the code, change code, debug code, deploy a code and test an app. If you think this is impossible then my question will be Why not?

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            • Please add "Smart paste"...

              Add a smart paste to the menu, so we can paste as a comment, as xml comment, as stringbuilder, etc...

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              • Stop hosting web sites from the project folder.

                Hosting web sites from the project folder is a terrible burden on developers.

                Deploy all the files to the output path, just like with a desktop application project. For projects targeting IIS, deploy the files to the IIS website via the appropriate web services.

                Any time a Visual Studio Development Server hooks up to a project, it should work a copy of the output folder. This prevents testing from modifying the project's or the output's web.config.

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                • Add search to Windows Forms and Web Forms properties window

                  I want to have a searchable properties window in Windows Forms and Web Forms ASP.Net project like in WPF Applications.

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                  • Provide the Oslo M language tools in the professional version and above (and below if feeling generous).

                    The Oslo M language tools look like a good dsl maker and would be a good addition. C++ proj template would be nice, too.

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                    • Make sure Antivirus companies know about your downloadable file formats as I have a Trend Micro IWSVA issue:Infection detail:

                      Make sure Antivirus companies know about your downloadable file formats as I have a Trend Micro IWSVA issue:Infection detail:
                      page : http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/d0d33361-18e2-46c0-8ff2-4adea1e34fef?SRC=Home
                      Error
                      Infection detail:
                      -- File: ProPowerTools.vsix, malicious code name: ZIP_64BIT_File
                      The uncleanable file is deleted

                      4 votes
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                      • don't block multi media keyboard keys when visual studio focused

                        Whenever Visual Studio is the current focused window the multimedia keys on my Logitech keyboard will not work. With any other window focused the keys work as expected. I cannot play/pause/skip etc while I am coding, which is extremely annoying.

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                        • recycle the VS Process memory when minimized.

                          VS 2008 used to recycle the process memory when minimized. This feature was very helpful in dealing with large projects and reasonable number of add-ins.

                          I wish to see this feature come back...

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                          • Create all necessary subfolders for solution directories and their child items on the physical disk.

                            1. Create a new solution folder for a solution in VS2010. Notice how a subfolder was not created on the physical disk's file structure.
                            2. Create a new item (for example, a text file) in the newly created solution folder. Notice how it was created directly in the solution file's folder instead of being created in a subfolder.
                            I understand that the purpose of a solution subfolder may not be to reflect physical disk's structure. But it would be really helpful to have such an option.

                            4 votes
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                            • Enable "Scope to This" in the solution explorer for precompiled web site projects.

                              In the solution explorer I get the "Scope to This" when clicking on a folder for regular style projects, but in a precompiled web site project I don't get the option. This would help me focus in on specific areas that I'm working on.

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                              • Portable version of Visual Studio

                                Visual Studio needs a portable option to enable working off of a USB key. This would really help in being able to move around and code on the go, for example moving your configuration, plugins and all, between home and school, or home and work.

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                                • In Coded UI Testing support complex controls like AutoCompletebox

                                  Right now in coded ui testing we have to create some extension class and do some extra exercise to test Auto complete box And other Control
                                  in that case what if i have only the exe file not code so i will not be able to test complex control i think in wpf toolkit and wpf extented toolkit Coded Ui testing should work directly without any extra exercise
                                  for more details go to following link
                                  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsautotest/thread/10479885-7789-4268-9a85-55063274832d/#d63d6014-a848-40f0-8cd2-dc40faf3650d

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                                  • Easier way to set Startup Projects

                                    Add the ability to store startup project configuration with your build configuration. When using multiple build configurations, typically you're doing different things, like running a different part of the project.

                                    Add the ability to select multiple projects in the Solution Explorer list and right click and set as start up project. That way when I need to start my project and web services together all I need to do is ctrl+click them and then set the startup projects.

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                                    • Migration tool from svn to Team Foundation Service

                                      I would like a tool to enable us to migrate existing projects (trunks/branches/history) to Team Foundation Service

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                                      • VSIX should support adding any VS extensibility artefact type

                                        VSIX should support out of the box adding any artefact that extends visual studio behavior (besides the ones it already has)

                                        To name a few (not extensive list)

                                        -Code Analysis Rules
                                        -Team Foundation Source Control policies
                                        -Team Foundation custom work item controls
                                        -Visual Studio Custom Wizard
                                        -Workflow activities (for the toolbox)

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                                        • Option to open page markup from code behind. Currently we only have option to open designer but not the markup

                                          Hello All,

                                          I have observed that from Code behind (.cs), there is no direct option to go to the page's markup. We can go to the designer, but cannot directly open the markup of the page.

                                          I would like to post this as a suggestion to MS VS2010 community if they can enhance this feature in VS2011.

                                          Thanks and Regards,

                                          Shalabh Gupta

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