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  1. Simplify Names for current document

    The "simplify names" feature should have an option to simplify all names in the current document, similar to how removing unused imports removes them all.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add options for CodeLens indicator text

      CodeLens indicator text is displayed between lines which takes up more vertical space and disturbs the visual overview of (collapsed) code that we are used to.
      Please add a combination or smart selection of the following options:
      - Allow the selection of a location for indicator text (above, left, right)
      - Allow to enable/disable CodeLens for references
      - Allow to choose to only show references indicator text when there are 0 references
      - Add (keyboard) commands for toggling CodeLens options

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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Inject language

        A feature to inject language into any string would be nice.

        What is "Language Injection"? As JetBrains implemented, editor treats given string as if it is in another language. so one can write an HTML template in javascript variable with full intellisense support.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Set font on Binary Editor (hex editor)

          Binary Editor is not able to be set, at all. Please allow font to be changed or at least for font size to be increased.

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          • HLSL Syntax Highlighting

            Allow intellisense and the IDE to use syntax highlighting for HLSL. This would make graphics programming a lot more enjoyable and better.

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            • Bring back ability to check in shelveset after successful build with latest sources

              Previously in XAML builds, you could queue a build with "Latest sources with shelveset" AND check a box next to an option labeled, "Check in changes after successful build".

              That second option (to check in) is no longer an option in queuing vNext builds. This was a horribly handy feature and would be terrific to have back!

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              • Add support for the Code Definition window to Visual Studio 2015

                The Code Definition Window was a great, non-intrusive way to see how a particular class or method was implemented without taking you away from the code you're working on. Peek Definition is great, but it requires active input, it works best with short snippets of code, and it disrupts your view of the code by appearing in the middle of the editor window. The decision to omit Code Definition Window support from VS2015/Roslyn denies users a valuable tool. Telemetry indicating low usage is most likely due to a lack of awareness - I use it all the time, and the…

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                • Stylus support

                  It would be nice to have stylus css pre-processor syntax highlighting and all those other nifty things.

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                  • Please add data diagram (UML) viewer/editor to VS2013+ integrated SSDT

                    The one important thing that the SQL Server Data Tools is missing is a visual db diagram designer/viewer. I liked the reverse engineering feature of Visio but it has been removed from the base version. It does make sense that all types of development should be done in VS IDE, so I'm happy that SSDT is now integrated with it. But it's missing that one feature that all db designers love. Please consider adding a UML viewer/editor for the data model like you once had in Visio. I don't like the one in SSMS, it's clunky, doesn't have a good…

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                    • Add ASPX MVC View in Visual Studio 2015

                      After upgrading from VS2013 to VS2015, we are no longer able to add aspx MVC views to the project we are working on.

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                      • Camel Case Words while typing

                        It would be nice to get a "Camel Case" feature in Visual Studio per default.

                        Example:
                        You have two variables like "TestVarHeight" and "TestVarWidth"

                        If you later want to use the variables in code you just need to type "tvh" and it directly suggest you just the "TestVarHeight"

                        Additional informations:
                        * not case sensitive
                        * also working with parts of words like "TestVH" or "Tevh"
                        * directly suggest the word while typing (no need to use some shortcuts or something to navigate through words)
                        * also work with digits (like "v3" for "Vector3" or "t4y" for "Test4You")

                        This is a…

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                        • the support of Haskell in Visual Studio Code

                          I hope that VSC will have a support of Haskell and hope it can be as well as lekash ,which is an IDE of Haskell and is written in Haskell

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                          • Allow Task Runner gulp/grunt output to be funneled to Output and Error List windows

                            If you're using the Task Runner, you're likely using gulp or grunt to run tasks through it. However, the output from those tasks is mostly limited to what you see in the console window in Task Runner. It would be nice if you could funnel the ouput/errors from a task to the Visual Studio Output and Error List windows, especially for errors. For example, when building a project fails, the Error List pops up so you know it failed. When something in a task fails (perhaps not the task itself, for example compiling SASS), it would be nice if the…

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                            • Better Color Syntax Highlighting and Configuration

                              I think it's about time VS enhances the configuration of Color Syntax Highlighting in the following ways, in priority order:
                              1) Rather than clumping in a single huge list all bits of syntax across all languages that can be highlighted, categorize by language.
                              2) Allow for italic, underline, besides just bold.
                              3) Based on 1), show a "complete" sample of the highlighted language, rather than just a single line of a small clump of letters.
                              4) Within a language, allow for more distinctly highlight-able things.

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                              • Task list should remember comment tasks when closing and re-opening Visual Studio

                                I do this:

                                1. I type a todo comment such as "// todo: fix all the problems in this function."

                                2. I go to the Task List and see the todo item listed.

                                3. I save-all and close Visual Studio.

                                4. I re-open Visual Studio and re-open the same project.

                                5. The Task List is empty. However, the todo comment is still in the code.

                                If I do anything to the todo comment, then it re-appears in the Task List. But what about all the other todo comments I have throughout the code?

                                This Task List seems like a pretty…

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                                • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

                                  When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

                                  The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
                                  "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

                                  Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

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                                  • VBA Editor

                                    I'm going through large amounts of legacy VBA in a really bad IDE. I'd really like to be able to use copy and paste the VBA code into a Visual Studio 2013 project so I can go through the code much easier. While I wouldn't be able to run the code, I'd like to be able to searching through the text and ability to refactor the code would really nice, especially considering that there is probably a lot of VBA code that could be refactored. I'm currently pasting VBA code into a VB Module but it's not the same and…

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                                    • Support asp.net mvc 2 projects in visual studio 2012 and vNext

                                      Right now you can't open asp.net mvc 2 project in visual studio 2012 without doing a little hack as described in this answer:
                                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13424079/how-do-i-open-an-mvc-2-project-in-visual-studio-2012
                                      Then you can normally work with this project but you loose tooling support (no "Add Controller, View etc.")
                                      There are a lot of MVC 2 projects out there and it seems it's not such a hard thing to bring back this support. So please, do it.

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                                      • Light Version of Visual Studio

                                        The best way to describe it is the Blog from http://elegantcode.com/2012/11/30/visual-studio-light-edition/

                                        Make a Light Version of Visual Studio, that's below 1GB.
                                        Free from the most extensions and useless Background Tasks.

                                        Perfect for small Storage Devices. It will offer possibilities to show Customers Projects in a simpler way and make development on travel easier.

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                                        • Team Explorer: Ability to add document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library

                                          Please add the following feature to Team Explorer: Team administrators should be able to add new document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library without activating sharepoint integration.

                                          Motivation: Many companies already have an existing sharepoint server farm. But for several reasons they do not like to install team foundation server extensions. On the other hand members of the software development team would like to add and read documents seamlessly from visual studio.

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