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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 →
    • Provide better out-of-the-box code comparison tool

      When performing code comparisons from within Visual Studio, the default code comparison tool is still the original source code comparison tool that shipped with Visual SourceSafe. Instead, a more sophisticated and modern code comparison tool should be shipped out-of-the-box with Visual Studio rather than having to resort to 3rd party comparison tools such as Beyond Compare.

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        under review  ·  5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring back the old "Pending Changes" window

        No, not this one: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

        I want a commit message box, flat list of files with checkboxes, dockable to the bottom of VS and nice looking with full color. I don't need any of the other features you added at this point. Commit message box and a flat list of files with checkboxes. Look in VS 2010 for implementation. I want THAT.

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          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a table-of-content-window listing all procedures and other items of the current code file.

          The content should be similar to what is available in the drop-down lists at the top of the C# editor, but it should be in a window docked to the side of the IDE.
          There should be some sorting and grouping options.
          The CodeMaid add-in is doing it right, but such basic functionality should be a standard part of VS, so it is also available for the Express editions.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create a way to set global IDE settings for a development team

            The idea is for a development team to be able to sync their IDE settings to a global, master settings configuration.

            For example, a master configuration for how Code Formatting should work (e.g. Tools -> Options -> C# -> Whitespace formatting) and then each member in a VSO team could then sync with that master configuration.

            This would help teams stay in sync with code conventions, etc.

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            • 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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                4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • A way to remove the default blue box Adorner when editing WPF Controls at Design-Time

                As I wrote on this post:

                http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/de3211d5-ce18-4275-a555-f8c168c34c35/how-to-disable-default-design-time-adorner?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                would be useful to remove the defalut blue box Design-Time adorner so that a user can provide it own Design-Time adorner with its custom appearance on a custom WPF Control.

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                • Visual Studio Code as a universal app

                  Visual Studio Code as a Universal App. This would allow me to do some light coding during down time as well as be a great tool with the Continuum on my phone.

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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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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide keyboard shortcut to scroll horizontally.

                      I want the same functionality as ctrl+up/down, but horizontal. I can keep the cursor in one spot, and scroll vertically easily enough, but to scroll horizontally one must go to the mouse or scroll by arrow keys that keeps the content I want to see just off screen to the right. Why can't we have a feature to keep the cursor in place, and scroll left and right with the keyboard?

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a right-margin line at 75 characters, and then do automatic newlining to that

                        I want to keep my code such that it will never exceed 75 characters per row. The motivation is that the code fits in the screen without needing to scroll horizontally. Idea: (optionally) enforce the 75 character-width (make it changeable). After the programmer writes past this right-margin, automatically format the code to neatly continue at the next line (as it does after autoformatting). A poor man's version: simply show a line at the 75-characters, so that the programmer can more easily format his code manually. See the Matlab's editor for a demonstration of this.

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                          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Display a red dot on VS icon when there are unsaved changes

                          Project changes are easy to forget to save. Adding new files for example, does not automatically save the project, so unless you press "save all", when you commit into source control (i'm not talking about integrated source control) then the project file is missed.

                          This is the reason things like this exist:
                          https://github.com/xpaulbettsx/saveallthetime

                          How about a simple red dot on the VS icon in the taskbar when there are unsaved changes? Use the same red dot that is used in the files tab.

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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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                            • Allow multiple selected folders to be cloacked in the Source Control Explorer

                              Currently, you can cloak a single folder at a time in the Source Control Explorer (right click, Advanced -> Cloak). It would be nice to be able to cloak several folders at once.

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                                • Enable the possiblity to view the file as "Compare with unmodified" when selecting the file in changes menu

                                  Whenever i want to commit a change to the repository i review the changes that i've made to files in the (changes toolbar). By enabling "Compare with unmodified" as the default mouse click behavior when selecting a file, then i would save alot of time and effort for the review. Basically i dont care about files in their current state, when iam in the "changes" context. So i think this would be an awesome extension to an already great IDE

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                                  • Support folders in My Favorites (Team Explorer -> Work Items)

                                    In Team Explorer -> Work Items, it is no longer possible to add folders of shared queries to My Favorites. Please enable this again.

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                                    • Exclude an entire folder/files when publishing a web site

                                      In my project I have a lot of SASS/LESS/COFFEE files that should not be published to my production web server. It would be great if I could specify (at least in my Publish Profile .pubxml file) what folders (or even files) should be excluded from publishing. Adding a wildcard support would be a plus, for example if someone wants to exclude all *.scss/*.less/*.coffee/*.txt files from the build.

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                                      • Allow ReadOnly Modeling Projects for Premium and Professional versions of Visual Studio

                                        Well, as soon as the ALM Assessment Rangers Workbook has a question in Architecture & Design Spreadsheet asking if all of the team members have access to all the project diagrams, it makes sense that all Visual Studio versions have at least Read Only access to the modeling project.

                                        Nowadays, to accomplish it, I need to manually export the diagrams and publish it on any portal, like Sharepoint.

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                                        • Rename the Changes tree node in the Git Changes pane to Unstaged Changes

                                          The Changes node of the Git Changes pane is a bit ambiguous now with Staging. When i have staged changing, I end up with a Staged Changes node and a Changes node. It'd be clearer that the Changes node were unstaged changes (and more consistent with the UI and git) if it were renamed Unstaged Changes.

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