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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Object Browser window honor the IDE profile language

      If I don't have any project opened in the Solution Explorer, the Object Browser window will show information in C# syntax. This is very inconvenient for non-C# developers.

      I'd suggest that if I choose the IDE profile as C++ developer, for example, the Object Browser window should honor that and show classes/functions in C++ syntax.

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      • team explorer left arrow does not navigate to its parent

        team explorer left arrow does not navigate to its parent
        if child list is long and parent is not visible

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          • Introduce static typing to html views for better integration with JavaScript/TypeScript/AngularJS

            To help developers building and maintaining web applications that depend on JavaScript/TypeScript it would help immensely to be able to rely on intellisense to provide useful suggestions/completions for AngularJS based models and expressions.

            E.g. It would be great if visual studio knew how to autocomplete the "model.property" in the following html snippet:
            ng-model="model.property"

            Also, even better would be if it could provide snippets for common expressions like those used by the ng-repeat directive.
            item in arrayModel
            (index, value) in arrayModel
            etc

            Where intellisense can provide arrayModel from the scope's known members.

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            • Searching in Properties Window

              It would be very helpful to place a search (filter) box on the top of properties window.
              Like on the top of solution explorer.

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              • Improve the "The parameter is incorrect" feature

                This is one of my more commonly used features, but it doesn't provide enough information for me to do anything next. I don't know what about the build is failing or what even what parameter is incorrect.

                A quick search on StackOverflow shows many, many questions about this error, each question with completely heterogeneous answers. These questions go back many, many years and many versions of Visual Studio-- it appears we will be living with this message for a long time.

                Can this message be improved to show enough diagnostics so that we can address the issue ourselves?

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                • Include color theme setting in window layout switching

                  I love the new idea where we can change the window layout depending on what computer we are using VS. Whenever I take my coding on the road I must switch to the light theme due to the cursor being nearly invisible through remote desktop.

                  Please consider adding the ability to include the color theme when saving a window layout.

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                  • Share all comments in Task List for VC++ projects

                    It works well for C# projects in the same solution, but it doesn't work for VC++ projects, I mean that it doesn’t share all comments in default in Task List window for VC++ app if you add them in different project files in the same solution.

                    See: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c413b476-66bc-46be-bda8-e2cd910f1466/c-project-task-list-in-visual-studio-2012-ultimate?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                    • Sync windows layout

                      Now that Visual Studio 2013 allows synchronizing settings across devices (and probably future instances of Visual Studio) it should be possible to also synchronize the layout of the windows.

                      What I mean is I want to have the same windows opened in the same position (and order) on all machines and instances of Visual Studio. For instance I want to keep the Solution explorer on the right, and I want to have the error window, the output window, the breakpoints window and others on the bottom, in the same order, etc.

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                      • Save Completion Mode settings

                        I really prefer the Suggestion Mode instead of the Completion Mode and change it every time VS starts. However you really should save the chosen mode. It's annoying to have to press ctrl+alt+space every time VS loads.

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                        • Make the My Work section available in Visual Studio 2013 Professional

                          The My Work Section has many useful features for a team to not be availabel in VS 2013 Professional, like Work in Progress, Suspend, Etc..

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                          • "Quick Find"

                            While I appreciate the slimmed down UI footprint of the new Quick Find in VS 2012, there are lot of functional changes that really mess with my normal workflow, and it'd be great to get these fixed and get the behavior closer to the old VS 2010 Ctrl+F behavior.

                            - There needs to be an option to populate the find dialog only when there's selected text (ie, what it did in VS 2010). I don't want to have to copy/paste my search terms, but I also don't want to overwrite previous search terms with random single characters from where ever…

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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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                                • Search count in Search-in-all-files

                                  In VS11, when we press Ctrl+F, enters the search-term and press Find All, it shows the search results but the count is displayed at the end of the results. For an instance:

                                  "Matching lines: 13 Matching files: 7 Total files searched: 69"

                                  From user experience point of view, its very inconvenient to scroll down through all the results to get to the last list. IMO, it should be displayed at the top of the result window.

                                  Snapshot: http://i47.tinypic.com/346kyex.png

                                  Also, it would be great, if in the mini-find and Find-and-Replace popups, the count like "3 of 19 records" (the same approach…

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                                  • Allow users to toggle-off blank space at the bottom of Visual Studio editor

                                    I had a technical complaint of sort with Visual Studio's handling of the text editor scroll.

                                    It injects this huge space at the bottom of the main editor window that is not useful at all.

                                    The is also the more painful side-effect of the scrollbar position no longer being an accurate representation of when you are in your code.

                                    In essence, scrolling down to the last line of code in the text editor, shows you the last 'line of code' vs. the last 'page of code'.

                                    Is it possible to fix or toggle this behavior?

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                                    • Display format for Find-all-search results

                                      Rather than showing the entire path of each file, the resultset can be displayed as a tree view. Considering the following results:


                                      Find all "view", Match case, Subfolders, Find Results 1, Current Project: CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor.csproj, ""

                                      C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Content\themes\base\jquery.ui.theme.css(15): * To view and modify this theme, visit http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/

                                      C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Scripts\jquery-1.5.1-vsdoc.js(2732): props: "altKey attrChange attrName bubbles button cancelable charCode clientX clientY ctrlKey currentTarget data detail eventPhase fromElement handler keyCode layerX layerY metaKey newValue offsetX offsetY pageX pageY prevValue relatedNode relatedTarget screenX screenY shiftKey…

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                                      • Add support for project reference constraints

                                        When working in large teams there is to easy for a single developer to add a reference from one project to another.

                                        The developer could have done this without knowing the planned architecture of the application.

                                        It would be nice if Visual Studio had the ability to setup reference constraints for a project.

                                        If a member tries to add a reference to a invalid project they will get notified about that.

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                                        • add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager

                                          Please add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager.
                                          It is still better if it can synchronize on-line by relating with user profiles (for example, nuget.org, Microsoft account, etc.).

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