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  1. Allow a user to instantly navigate to the TFS folder for the selected workspace in Source Control Explorer

    Solution Explorer has the option, Open Folder in File Explorer, which makes it extremely easy to quickly access the folders for the solution in windows explorer. It would be very nice to have a similar feature in Source Control Explorer that quickly expands the folders to navigate you to the path set for the Source Control Folder for the Workspace.

    You can include a property right below Local Path and call it, Server Path: <path> (where <path> is a hyper link similar to Local Path). And if there are multiple paths mapped for the Workspace, have the little down arrow…

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    • Git commit.template support in Visual Studio

      It would be great if Visual Studio's Git integration could support the commit.template configuration.

      https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Customizing-Git-Git-Configuration#committemplate-7kT8HRswI4

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      • Integrate the code review process for TFS Git into Visual Studio

        The code review process for TFS brand of source control is currently integrated into visual studio and provides a nice user experience around requesting and performing code reviews. Please bring this experience to the community that is using TFS Git source control.

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        • option "Don't save any changes before building"

          Insert in Visual Studio 2015 the option "Don't save any changes before building". There was this option in Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 and was very useful.

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          • hotkey suggestions for current actions

            Visual Studio has many hotkeys, but if you want to use it you have to learn all of this. No, if you see unobtrusive suggestion with current hotkey for action, which you have done now, you will remember it easily. Also, it will be useful if it shows only for often making actions. As I know, same functionality exists in Intellij IDEA.

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            • Make the codelens tool tip a bit wider

              Standard Git commits should wrap at around 72 characters. The codelens tooltip is just short enough to usually force those lines to wrap prior to the 72 characters. This results in a difficult to read commit message.

              It'd be great if there was some intelligence to detect commits in this format and make the tooltip wide enough to support them

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              • Improve Outlining and Regions

                * Many of my ASP.NET files lose the ability to collapse HTML. Edit > Outlining does not remain set across uses of VS2010.

                * When copying #regions the pasted results are no longer collapsed

                A tad more refinement in outlines and regions would be very useful.

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                • Show cause of circular dependency in error message

                  It is frustrating that when you get the error message in visual studio can not add reference because this would cause a circular dependency the error message can not just list what the assembly that is causing the issue is. It isn't super hard to figure out but it adds extra time to the work to solve the problem if just a few minutes. I don't understand why the error message can't just contain this information.

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                  • Enable word-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013.

                    By enabling work-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013, I will be able to see the complete line when doing a merge. I have to put 2 separate diffs on the screen and compare them to insure that the merge was done correctly.

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                    • Make a display-only option for placement of opening brace (C#)

                      In my team we have different preferences of where to place the opening brace:

                      if(true){
                      ...
                      }

                      or

                      if(true)
                      {
                      ,,,
                      }

                      There is a setting for the code editor where the brace should be placed and it is possible for us to do "Format document" to get it the way each person want but that will at the same time render changes in the version control system.

                      I therefore propose a new setting, which is a "display-only" setting for the placement of the opening brace. That way the code that is committed is always formatted the same way but…

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                      • Git: Allow selection of 3rd party git diff and merge tools

                        The integrated diff view in VS2015 is fast and helpful in many situations but still limited in its options and workflow.

                        At our company we use BeyondCompare as the primary diff tool.
                        We would like to select this tool as preffered diff and merge editor for git.

                        Other git clients like SourceTree allow to configure these tools freely (by adding the configuration to .git/config).

                        I'd love to see that in VS2015 as well.

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                        • PDF Viewer using pdf.js

                          It would be nice to be able to view pdfs from Visual Studio code and given that Code is based on chromium, I think it may be practical to implement pdf.js.

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                          • Re-enable key features from the Test Results window

                            I can load a TRX into the Test Results window in VS2012, but I can't do anything with those tests. Run, debug, and open are all disabled. WHY would this window be available and not be allowed to run tests the way we did in 2010?

                            We run 15,000+ tests nightly against our products and the lack of these features is keeping our QA team from moving to 2012. Update 2 did not address these issues. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Text Explorer, no matter how good you say it is because it doesn't fit OUR needs.

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                            • Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the cursor right now.

                              Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the editor screen. When I go out for diner and come back, I often undo to show to my brain where I was last time I typed some code. But most of the time, it undo, I -feel- it places the cursor at the right place, but the scroll isn't good at all, so I can't see quickly what I just typed, as it disappears before I have the time to adjust the scroll.

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                              • copy fully qualified names of entities (classes, members)

                                In Eclipse I always liked that I could right click an entity (class, member, etc), either in the editor or in any other view that represented that entity (like the class outline) and copy its fully qualified name to the clipboard (menu item "copy fully qualified name").

                                This does not seem to be available in Visual Studio. However, it is terribly useful. I find myself stitching the fully qualified name by hand at least once a day

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                                • Microsoft Test Manager Themes

                                  Add themes for Microsoft Test Manager like Visual Studio IDE.

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                                  • Enable Navigate To feature (CTRL-Comma) with wildcards

                                    For example, when a user opens the Navigate To feature, he/she should be able to search for a file named "StartReservationPage.html" by typing "*Reservation*.html" in order to quickly find and access that file within the solution.

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                                    • Allow users to create saveable Document/Tab "working sets" in the editor.

                                      When working on multiple branches and multiple features the documents you're working on usually different, and switching branches means having to go and reopen everything again.

                                      It would be great if there were a save the current working set fir each branch.

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                                      • Debug as user / Debug on remote machine

                                        To properly test / debug an application, this needs to be tested with specific user rights. As software engineer I normally have all rights but this is not the case for the end users. So it would be nice to be able to debug in the context of a limited user.

                                        The same goes for the machine; the developent machine has all prerequisties installed - I should be nice if we could enter the machine name and the username for debugging, in such a way that de debug code is automatically deployed to this machine, run as the user of…

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                                        • Retry connecting to the server on VS startup

                                          Suppose you need to connect to a VPN to access your TFS server. Now what happens when you start the Visual Studio with a solution residing on that TFS server? Well, in 9 out of 10 attempts, VS tries to connect, fails and informs you that it could not connect and is therefore going offline. So you click off the dialog (there's nothing you could do with it anyway), connect the VPN, spend two minutes looking for one gray icon among a hundred of other gray icons in the washed down mess that's current Visual Studio, click, wait for the…

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