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  1. Open file in the same Visual Studio instance

    It could be nice to have an option which permits to open file in the same instance of Visual Studio (or starting one if no Visual Studio running yet)
    It could be for example a simple checkbox: "open file in existing instance".
    The proj and sln files would be logically excluded from this process.

    Rem:
    There is devenv.exe /edit mode but unfortunately after many attempts to modify the registry I could not succeed to do something like that:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VisualStudio.cpp.10.0\shell\Open\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\\Common7\\IDE\\devenv.exe\" /dde /edit"

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    • Add more detail error message in Git Tools when git operation has errors.

      Please add more detail message to git tools for debug, current we need to use command-line to get details (e.g. Remote Sign-in Conflict, we need to run "git pull" to get details now). More detail errors can help us to resolve git-related problem.

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      • Override Recent Project/Solution Names on Start Page

        The Recent section of the Start Page is a convenient way to quickly open your project. It would be nice to have the ability to change the display name to help differentiate it from one project/solution to another. As an example, if you're working in a branch, the same solution name will appear twice in the list. Presently, I wait for the tooltip to pop-up to insure it's the right one I want.

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        • Personal Git Repositories

          There’s this notion of your own account in GitHub where you can have 1..N Git repositories, some of your own making and some that are forked from elsewhere that you may be looking at / contributing to with pull requests back to the main repository.

          It would be nice if TFS / VSTS had a similar notion of a “personal” area in a TFS / VSTS instance where you could fork Git repositories into / make repositories of your own. (The only way we could figure out how to do this today was by making a Team Project with Git…

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          • Add "View Namespaces" option to Class View

            Class View currently lists projects as the top-level organization, then organizes by namespace.

            Add a "View Namespaces" option, which would instead make namespaces the top-level organization. This way solutions spanning multiple assemblies could be navigated logically by namespace.

            Object Browser already has this ability, but it is a full window experience and includes types in referenced assemblies. Class View serves a different use case, and "View Namespaces" enhances that experience.

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            • Undo changes for team explorer files with pending changes which are not different from their latest version (have zero differences from late

              When working on moderately large code bases one can end up with a lot of files in Team Explorer which have pending changes, but are not different from the latest version on the remote repository server. It would be nice to have a VS feature that undoes changes for the files in the pending changes list, that are not different from their latest version. This would help with the merging process and save some time.

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              • Inline WYSIWYG documentation feature with semantic meta data

                Documentation features (xmldoc, etc.) should be improved. My idea is a kind of inline WYSIWYG documentation editor (see my attached file).

                There should be a toolbar to add predefined documentation sections like "summary", "description", "parameters" etc. This section could either be included into the source file or in some external storgare file. It should be possible to select in property editor window where to save specific documentation sections (in source or in storgar xyz).

                All documentation sections should be combined if expanded in soure editor window so that all information is available in one place.

                Later this so entered information…

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                • Different icon for project reference and assembly reference

                  Would be nice to easily differentiate a project reference to an assembly reference by changing the icon under a projects references.

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                  • Allow to change code font size at different monitor

                    Some developers use several monitor (2 or 3 or more) to coding with Visual Studio, it supports code editor displays in different monitor, but if monitor place as vertical, code font is smaller and can't adjust for best view. Please consider and add this function into VS IDE font editor.

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                    • Visual Studio should support leading commas when formatting code

                      Currently, Visual Studio doesn't support the leading comma notation, like this:

                      o = new O( 1
                      , "a"
                      , 1235
                      );

                      or like this:

                      o = new O()
                      { a = 1
                      , b = "a"
                      , c = 1235
                      }

                      Please support this very user friendly kind of notation.

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                      • Autogenerate comments for populating Intellisense

                        In C#, if you type /// comments, those comments appear in Intellisense.
                        If you don't have a comment, no intellisense info.
                        There are tools that will analyze your function names and the types of your parameters and autogenerate sentences to populate the comments.

                        Any comment that can be autogenerated from the code becomes a maintenance burden. If those comments can be autogenerated from the code, then Intellisense could generate the comments whenever it tries to display a function that has no /// comments. It would save us from adding to our source code maintenance weight and would still give us…

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                        • Code definition window and "Implement Interface" feature should include full XML documentation

                          When implementing an interface, the "Implement Interface" context menu does not insert the associated XML documentation.

                          It should, since that XML documentation is usually a good starting point. Consider perhaps adding a TODO tag.

                          The same should apply to abstract class implementation.

                          The alternative, copying the contents of the Code Definition window into your code, saves a lot of (re)typing. Unfortunately, the documentation does not include the XML documentation tags, which must be added by hand.

                          An example from the code def. window:

                          // Summary: <-- should be <summary>
                          // Performs application-defined tasks associated with freeing,
                          // releasing, or resetting…

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                          • Allow custom CSS formatting in Visual Studio 2012

                            At the moment there are only three options - "Compact", "Semi-expanded" and "expanded", though none of these meet our needs.

                            Please enable some kind of custom template for formatting CSS, or at the very least include more options (such a version of "Compact" without the space after the colon).

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                            • Add Webservice Reference for SWAGGER.IO

                              Please add the capability to auto-generate a Proxy for Webservice, the same way as it is possible for WSDL.
                              Project > References > Add Service Reference ... and this should also discover SWAGGER and not only WSDL.

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                              • previousmethod

                                Support Edit.PrevousMethod in C#.

                                This command is available only in VB, not C#.

                                If the comman is available, it can be used in Quick Launch and a key assigned to it if desired.

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                                • Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

                                  Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

                                  Sometimes we'd like to simply use a folder as an organizational structure and not a namespace. It would be nice if a folder had a boolean value to indicate that it should be used to define a namespace and have a namespace field that defines what it used.

                                  For example..

                                  I might have a Folder structure like

                                  -ClassLibrary
                                  -- Folder1
                                  --- SubFolder2
                                  ----- Sub-SubFolder 3

                                  And I only want my namespace to be ClassLibrary.Folder1.Folder2 and folder 3 is strictly for organization. Whenever I add a new class under…

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                                  • Make CoffeeScript editor autoindent next line on enter

                                    The CoffeeScript editor of VS 2013 does not autoindent the next line of my code when I press enter, but jumps always to the start of a line, and I need to tab several times to get to the right indentation.

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                                    • Allow commenting on pending changes that would be available before code review

                                      I would love to be able to jot down comments on pending changes that would be imported into a code review when it is requested.

                                      Currently I have to remember things that are worth noting and enter comments after I create the code review. It would be helpful if I could make those comments as I create / edit code.

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                                      • New 3D IDE, icons, visuals, etc. like Visual Studio 2010 and Windows 7.

                                        Visual Studio 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, in my case Aero in Windows 7. Only Visual Studio 2012, 2015 and Microsoft Office 2012, 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, while all other applications adapt it consistently.

                                        The new IDE is really ugly. Has the Metro/Retro UI without effects, gradients, shadows, plain and ugly colors and icons; flat, ugly and boring UI design. Also the UI experience is a nightmare like in Windows 8.x and 10.

                                        Microsoft not learn about the critics in Visual Studio 2012 that are UGLY.

                                        Microsoft not learn the failure and the disaster of…

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                                        • add view front code on code-behind in rightclick

                                          When you are in a aspx.cs or ascx.cs files, you can do a rightclick en click the "View Designer" (Shift+F7), but better is to view its code instead of opening the designer, please add this option or alter the "View Designer".

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