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  1. automatically open folders in the solution explorer then i drag some files over.

    It would be nice if folders in the solution explorer open automatically then i drag some files from my browser over it because sometimes there are subfolders in it there i want to drop my files in :-)
    ..after this action they could close (go back to the last state) automatically

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    • Change recent docs to favourite docs or at least allow me to pin certain solutions.

      I work on several projects but have three main ones. It's annoying when one falls of the recent projects menu because I've been doing other things recently. It'd be better if I could say that there are some that are always on the list.

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      • TFS.visualstudio.com Security using IP

        as tfs.visualstudio.com is public website, if you can provide IP based security to open the subscriptions; it will be useful for organizations to save the code without going out from the premises.

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        • Create a project type where the build action does nothing (by default)

          I would like to be able to create a Visual Studio project who's build action is to copy to a given directory.

          The reason why this would be useful for the following scenarios:

          1) You are building a project does not have a compilable build step (ie. the project is just a bunch of files, like an html only website)

          2) You want total control over what the build action does

          The default behavior of this project would be to copy all content to the given output directory.

          My current use-case is I have a project that contains custom deployment…

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          • AngularJS Like Web Framework is Required on Microsoft Technology Stack

            Angular JS is a very powerful framework for web & mobile frontend development on HTML5 technology stack. Although it is open-source, it is actually supported and being developed by Google. Microsoft should have such kind of technology and it should not be late on this area like it was on mobile...

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            • Add the ability to run or emulate a single form from the desinger.

              It would be nice to be able to debug a single form straight from the designer to test code you have added to make the UI function. It is annoying having to modify which form is run at the entry point.

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              • Update the Shim generation code to ignore classes with the CompilerGenerated attribute.

                This would prevent warnings for <>c__DisplayClassN types (The private, sealed anonymous types so often used with Linq expressions). It's really just cleanup, as these can safely be ignored.

                Perhaps a more general approach would be to allow filtering out classes with certain attributes in the .fakes file, but I haven't found much need for that.

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                • Upgrade to VS vNext Option needed

                  Like Windows OS, for VS vNext pl provide option to upgrade VS2010 to VS 2012 bcoz instlling/uninstlling VS is time consuming!

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                  • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • separate user specific project setting from global settings in Option Dialog

                                  Some project setting or properties saved in *vcxproj, some saved in *.user file. I suggest to separate user setting from global in Project Properties Dialog and to add ability extend global properties by local value.

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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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                                      • Respect class hierarchy when creating class diagrams.

                                        When creating class diagrams inside a folder, please respect the folder hierarchy (that the classes generated by class diagram should be inside the containing folder only along with the proper namespace as we get when we add a new class).

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                                        • Config Transforms for All XML Files - Not Just web.config

                                          We are currently using SlowCheetah to do XML transforms for different build configurations. Visual Studio 2013 can already do this, but for some bizarre reason only for web.config files - not app.config. Please let us do it on *ALL* XML files.

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