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  1. Export and or Copy all the items from Find symbol result list

    Hello Team,

    Can you provide a way for copying/exporting all the items from the Find Symbol Result window.

    Thanks
    Abhijeet Ballal

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Registry: Find result format -> make it more customizable in Settings

      You can modify result's format in regedit in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\{version}\Find\Find result format
      with some $vars.
      I would love to have this in Visual Studio settings and also added new $var for "file's project relative path" so $p is absolute path on the disk and let's say $r would be relative path from solution's root folder.
      So instead of C:/User/James/Documents/Visual Studio 14/Projects/Project_x/Program.cs would be ./Project_x/Program.cs

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      • Toggle visibility of comments & summary lines

        Be able to toggle visibility of full comment lines (//) and summary lines (///) for better code visibility. When these are hidden a one-pixel line in the comment color is shown between the lines. A quick hotkey will toggle all visibility, or hovering over a line will show a tooltip with the comment contents.

        For all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

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        • Support horizontal scrolling on devices with multi-touch touchpads

          On ultrabooks with modern touchpads, most windows (Windows Explorer, browsers etc.) support horizontal scrolling by keeping two fingers down and sliding horizontally. Visual Studio's editor is one of the very few that doesn't.

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          • Custom-color folders within solution/project

            It's rather tiring locating a project sub-folder when you have a large project with multiple folders. Being able to custom-color the folders would enhance the usability.

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              3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

              My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

              It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

              Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

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              • It is time to make x64 bit version of Visual Studio!

                It is time to make x64 bit version of Visual Studio.
                Reason is that there are not x32 components left, but designers still running in x32 bit and they are asking x32 components.

                Also time to remove x32 as platform.

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                • Pull request approvals reset or downgrade when new code is pushed to branch

                  A administrative setting on version control that will cause all PR approvals to be removed/reset if new code is pushed to the branch.

                  Currently if someone reviews the code and approves it. I can push changes and merge without them being forced to review again.

                  They are notified, but It would be nice to force another review by someone if new changes are made.

                  I am pretty sure GitHub developed something similar in the past 6 months or so.

                  12 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • itemtemplate

                    As a freelancer I often have to work on others code.
                    I get ItemTemplates for "their" work and these start to clutter my VS.NET installation.

                    Introducing a project local Template and Snippet folder would make a lot of things easier

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                    • Bring a command palette to visual studio.

                      Add a combined fuzzy search and command launcher that works in a similar way to Sublime Text or Visual Studio Code.

                      I appreciate there is Ctrl+, but it sucks and half the time fails. It does not allow for fuzzy searching and is prone to crashing when used a lot (experienced over 2013 and 2015).

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • It's about time for a RESTful client generator

                        I'd love to have a tool in Visual Studio that reads a remote RESTful service, or a local ASP.NET Web API project, and automatically generates DTO/POCO/Entities and HTTP Clients in the selected client projects, fulfilling the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-based client consumers. etc.
                        Now I know there is Swagger, but it doesn't provide a seamless solution for remote projects and automation of generation.
                        I'd want a Wizard that once configured, any change in the remote server project should be reflected in the client entities (if local project changes should be…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the ability to invoke a PowerShell command inside of the REPL

                          It would be very cool if one could invoke PowerShell commands inside of the C# REPL. Being able to bridge these two technologies together inside of scripts would make this whole DevOps things sooooo much easier.

                          I would either consider using #[PSCommand] to invoke any in-context command or possible #PS [Command]. I would consider the #| to differentiate between the OR operator and the PS pipe operator.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • reopen closed file

                            When many files are open it happens often that I close a file by mistake. Undo close would be great, just like reopen tab in browsers.

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                            • Hot code replace

                              In Eclipse, you can edit the files while the application is running. When you save, it checks if your code can be hot-swapped (same limitations as the Edit-and-Continue feature in VS) and replaces it without having to pause the application execution. This is very useful in game development as it allows to debug rendering very easily and efficiently. You can get more details about the Eclipse IDE feature here: https://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_What_is_hot_code_replace%3F

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                              • Find and Replace automatically set context to Selection

                                Whenever I select a block of text and click CTRL+H to perform Find and Replace I would like that Find and Replace dialog context is automatically set to 'Selection'.
                                This used to work like that in previous version of VS and I find it odd that it has been changed.

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                                • Highlight cursor during rename/refactor (Dark Theme)

                                  I think the rename refactor option is great, and I love how all visible instances of the symbol being renamed are highlighted simultaneously.

                                  The only problem for me is that I use the Dark Theme, and while the text highlighting is 100%, I struggle to see the cursor during the rename process.

                                  Suggestion:
                                  Invert the colour of the cursor during the rename process when using the Dark Theme

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Replace dialog scope default based on selected text

                                    When selecting text on a single line, default to Current Document with the selected text in the "Find" field. When selecting multiple lines of text, default the scope to Selection.

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                                    • Array of controls like in VB6

                                      You know, I really don't get why this idea was ignored in the creation of .NET. It was really useful when you were creating projects with a lot of images.

                                      Currently, there are several limitations, for example: I was never able to migrate an old software from VB6 to .NET due to this specific reason, it was insane do it in code, in that project I had more than 400 small images for an odontogram and just start to code, maybe I'll spend months instead of days. Just to do that in the newest versions of VS, you need to…

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                                      • Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

                                        Hello,

                                        I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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                                        • Provide a way to turn off incremental search in Quick Find

                                          Please provide a way to turn off incremental search in Quick Find. It's often annoying when Quick Find moves the caret and loses my context/place when I'm typing a term that ends up not being found in the file. For example, if I want to find SystemParameters in a C# file, then Quick Find will always move the caret up to the using System; directive at the top, but it won't move the caret back where it originally was once it determines that SystemP isn't in the document.

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