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  1. spell check properties and method

    It would be great to have an english spell checker for property and method names (that works with camel-case words) - this would help us non-native english speakers a lot (code has to be in english, no matter your mother tongue). Spelling mistakes introduced in public APIs are hard to get rid of.

    for example:
    Desktop getDekstop() //should be viod getDesktop)
    PropertyBag generateProperityBag() // should be generatePropertyBag

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make CTRL-F use standard Quick-Find window for RESX editor instead of Find-in-Files dialog

      If you have a .resx (resource) file opened in the VS Resources Editor - which is the default when double-clicking on a .resx file - and you press CTRL-F, you get the Find-in-Files dialog. This is very annoying because you cannot simply search in the current document, which is what you want if you press CTRL-F.

      Instead of this behavior, the standard Quick-Find window which appears in any other source editor should be shown when pressing CTRL-F.

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      • allow http connection to remote IIS instead of ftp in VS Express Web

        Front Page Extensions is the only way to have an http connection to a remote IIS now, and Front Page extensions is not supported by Microsoft. So, there should be an alternative like WebDAV to support editing web sites on a remote IIS server.

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        • Create an alternative to 'Generate method stub' that adds an argument to existing method

          If a method doesn't exist yet, you can currently just write out your method call, press the Ctrl + Dot keyboard shortcut and hit "Generate method stub for 'MyMissingMethod'" to create a method with that name and arguments.

          However, I frequently run into a situation where I want to add an argument to an existing method. If I modify the call to that method with the new argument, it suggests to generate a method stub, but what I would actually like is that it would suggest adding that argument to the existing method.

          So you would have two options in…

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          • Brace-highlight is slow in VS2015

            Brace highlighting in Visual Studio 2015 is very slow .. why is that ?

            eg: placing the caret next to a brace or parenthesis will highlight the matching brace/paran .. in 2013 it's instantly - in 2015 its slow...

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            • xml comments

              When a function is overriden in a C# child class Visual Studio automatically completes the function prototype. It would be nice if it also copied the XML comments of the overridden function.

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              • Provide additional options for formatting functions

                (C++)
                Our Company for example uses the option, that the open and closing braces for functions are always in a new line

                Now: (all lines are auto formatted according to settings)
                bool Getter()
                {
                return false;
                }
                bool Getter2();
                bool Getter2()
                {
                return false;
                }

                For very simple getter and setter functions which are directly implemented in a header file this takes a lot of space for nothing. Therefore it would be nice to have an option to disable autoformatting (preserve) for functions which do not have a function declaration only definition.

                Our wish:
                bool Getter() { return false; }…

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                • Please add "close to the right" option for closing file tabs in Visual Studio (currently we have: close current tab, close all tabs);

                  Please add "close to the right" feature-option for closing file tabs in Visual Studio (currently we have: close current tab, close all tabs) like it is implemented in Chrome;

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                  • Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug.

                    Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug and the IDE hangs. This is an issue for folks maintaining larger solutions.

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                      • Make multi-monitor support even smarter

                        The current support for multi-monitor is great, and is getting even better in the new CTP for Visual Studio 14. However, there's still something preventing me from using it.

                        When I'm on the go, or I arrive at work, I have a different screen setup compared to home. However, Visual Studio is all scrambled around because of this, and some windows are even missing because they are positioned outside of my screen.

                        This makes the multi-monitor support kind of useless to me. It would be perfect if Visual Studio memorized which screens were connected, and associated the window layout to…

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                        • Disabling breakpoints with middle mouse button

                          I'd love to disable/enable breakpoints by middle clicking on them

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                          • visual studio ide can customer define link system

                            customer define link is very importent things than searh any one.
                            you must provide that,like this
                            write link like write uri can be link vs ide any object ,class,struct,method
                            ,event,property,file,namespace etc.

                            vs_method://slnName/projName/namespaceName/entityName/methodA
                            vs_class://slnName/projName/namespaceName/classB
                            vs_file://filepath

                            etc...

                            this link system exists any where ,like cs file, dgml... if exists in cs file then it in comment

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                            • No usings in file templates

                              Please remove the default usings from empty class, empty interfaces etc. They are just unused usings to be removed when refactoring.

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                              • Jump to the next light bulb

                                Code Fixes with Light Bulb is really nice.
                                But it would be more usefull if we could navigate to the next bulb and the all light bulbs as a indicator on the scoll margin with a shorcut. Like in Respah

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                                • Ctrl-Shift-P to open command list as in VS Code, Atom or Sublime Text

                                  It would be awesome to have the same feature in the Visual Studio IDE. Working in exactly the same way as in the mentioned editors.

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                                  • Mark C++ compilation errors in the source code editor

                                    In VS2013 only Intellisense errors are marked in the source code editor (scrollbar markers, squigglies). It would be nice if the errors from the last build would be similarly marked as well.

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                                    • Add support for ES2015 generator functions in the VS 2015 javascript editor

                                      Add support for ES2015 generator functions in the VS 2015 JavaScript editor. Please :)

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                                      • Auto-implemented properties in the Visual Studio Class Designer

                                        Visual Studio Class Designer creates the properties as

                                        public string Name
                                        {
                                        get
                                        {
                                        throw new System.NotImplementedException();
                                        }
                                        set
                                        {
                                        }
                                        }

                                        It would be much better if you give us option to choose if we want to get it as auto-property like

                                        public string Name { set; get; }

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                                        • Add support for expanded context menu items.

                                          Context menus in Visual Studio are cluttered with a lot of unused items. I suggest that, similar to a lot of places in Windows, expanded context menu support be added to Visual Studio so that the context menu is simplified with most used items in the right click context menu. Then if you need to do an advanced command, shift+right click will give you the additional options. The ability to modify which items show up in the expanded menu and standard menu would be an added plus!

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