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  1. 18 votes
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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create a "Run Time References" option that is similar to "References", but only copies the project output.

      I have two projects. There is a run-time dependency between the two of them, but not a compile time dependency. (This is commonly done in modular programming.)

      To run, it is easiest if the dlls for the projects are in the same folder.

      It is easy to just add a reference to make the output of the projects copy to the same folder.

      But that adds a compile time dependency. (And makes it all too tempting for other coders to add design time coupling between my two projects.)

      So, I need a way to add a reference that is only…

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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Disable the IntelliSense for a specific folder in VS IDE.

        We want to disable the IntelliSense to ignore a specific folder in VS IDE.

        See:http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c11387

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Undo Close behavior for files, remembering cursor position

          Ideally, just exactly like the Undo Close in PowerCommands (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/e5f41ad9-4edc-4912-bca3-91147db95b99).

          How it works:
          - You work on files, open and close move around the text buffer, jump to definitions and references, etc.
          - As you do all that, a toolwinow "Undo Close" is populated automatically with a list of those recentely opened files, with information about the location of the cursor when it was closed
          - Upon double-clicking a file there, automatically opens it on the cursor location where it was when closed.
          - Some shortcut can automatically UndoClose of the first item in that "stack", poping it.…

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow using external node / npm / bower / ...

            At this moment, node, npm and bower ship as part of VS. However, many developers will already have installations (and configurations!) of node, npm, bower.. There is no setting in Visual Studio to use an external npm, bower, ...

            Please enable this option such that I can reuse my configurations and that the built-in node in visual studio does not force me to stay behind on versions.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix extremely slow intellisense for methods with many (thousands) overloads

              Intellisense in VS2013 and probably older versions is extremely slow for cases when there are many overloads for the same method e.g. a class Foo has methods Do(...) with thousands of overloads.

              This causes intellisense on edits anywhere in the entire file to be extremely sluggish. This is the case when referencing an assembly directly, but it is even worse in the case when the method is from a project in the solution. In this case inspecting devenv.exe with procmon reveals that devenv opens and reads the code-file with the method overloads for each overload, that is thousands of times!

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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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                  1 comment  ·  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 →
                  • Find in files results should truncate long lines.

                    When using the 'Find in Files' option under 'Find and Replace', you search for a word and the 'Find Results' window lists in raw text the results. It also displays the line the result was found on. However, if the line is very long (for example in a minified CSS file that has no line breaks) the ENTIRE line is given rather than just a short snippet around the searched result.

                    As the results are not columated, this makes the tool impossible to use as the results will be mixed in amongst thousands of lines of source code where such…

                    18 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • integrated support of doxygen

                      offer integrated doxygen generator to see better documentation directly in code or in a separated panel.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • 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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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • Scrollbars in VS11 Dark theme aren't themed.

                                      Scrollbars in VS11 Dark theme aren't themed, and stand out significantly. They should be themed similar to the scrollbars in Blend.

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                                      • Intellisense for Tuples

                                        When defining Tuples, you can give types to parameters but cannot give any names to them. For example:

                                        public List<Tuple<
                                        string /*Description*/,
                                        double /*Amount*/>> Distributions { get; set; }

                                        When using this public property you can tell that it is a list of tuples of string+number but what are those? It would be nice if Intellisense could somehow give you a hint that the string type is "Description" and the int is "Amount".

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Middle mouse button click on word for go to definition (like F12)

                                          If I could click with the middle mouse button when the mouse is on a type or method or anything, then the same should happen if i right click on it and select go to definition or if im pressing F12.

                                          This way I could navigate through the code jusing the mouse only! (Navigate backward and forward already works with the two extra buttons (mouse button 4 and 5 on the side of the mouse)) (Would be faster than searching for the F12, escpecially in case of laptops for example, because I have to look on the keyboard to see…

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