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  1. add razor cshtml preview, like aspx preview

    aspx pages can be splitted so you get a preview of the rendering

    Why not cshtml pages ?

    The aspx preview is buggy, but it does not matter. The preview is a good way to see if something is wrong with code integration.

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    • syntax highlighting needs overhaul

      There are a ton of feature requests revolving around enhancements to syntax highlighting. Please roll them up into one so you can see them all.

      In addition I'd like to that constants and readonly variables/properties get called out such that we can set colors and font styles to them as well.

      Types that are immutable should be called out so one can easily distinguish these from other types as well.

      How about methods marked with different access modifiers being called out so one can set different colors and styles to them as well such that their names show up in…

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      • Allow renamed linked files in solution explorer

        We can rename files in solution explorer, but not if they are add as link.

        Renaming a file that has been linked, forces us to rename the file outside visual studio, then manually edit the project file to change it's name (or remove the "old" file from the project and add it again with the new name).

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        • Enable customization of emails for Release Management

          Microsoft Release Management does not support customization of the standard server emails.

          It would be beneficial if we could add fields such as Build Number and Drop location to the email notifications for TFS Linked builds.

          This allows developers to see which build was deployed (build number), and if they need quick access to the binaries they can click link in the RM mail to see the files on the file server (and avoid logging into production servers).

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          • Enable Visual Studio Comments to Link to TFS IDs

            I just want to be able write the following comment in the code editor

            //TFS:<ID> My custom comment

            Then visual studio would format the <ID> as a link to the Visual Studio Online and on hover, show me a preview of the item.

            So, when I find bad code which I just cannot fix right now, I could add an item to TFS and in code, I could make a linked comment like so:

            //TFS: 1838 We should really find a better way of doing this
            public void ConsumeAllCpu(){
            ConsumeAllCpu();
            }

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            • Remember zoom level for each page

              Each source opened in VS defaults to 100% zoom level. For those with bad eyes, it would be nice to remember the zoom level for each source file.

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              • Visual Studio Code for Windows RT

                Develop a Visual Studio Code version to Windows RT.
                Just the resources to create a Windows App, a Windows Phone App, HTML and JavaScript edition are enough.

                I know that Windows Phone development requires an emulator and it's hard to create... but remove the emulator. I can deploy the source to my mobile and test it.

                The same situation to Windows Apps: we won't create a App with risks to the RT environment.

                HTML and JavaScript can be written on notepad, but Visual Studio is the best.

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                • Start Browser with defined resolution

                  You have nicely included the option to start debugging with different browsers. What really would complete an awesome debugging experience would be an option to define and select different resolutions and start debugging with a defined window size. Even the option to select multiple sizes and have several browser start with different resolutions would be nice.

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                  • Show a banner message across the top of the Changes tab if the user has both Staged and Unstaged changes

                    If I have both Staged and Unstaged changes, I would love to see a banner across the Changes pane (like the Sync notification attached) that reminds me I have Unstaged changes. I keep getting bitten during Merges where the merge files are automatically Staged, but then any extra integration fixes I do to additional files to get it to build/work are then thrown into Changes (Unstaged) and are not committed once I think I'm done and commit.

                    A banner would remind me that I have files I might want to stage and include in the commit.

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                    • Add in Solution Explorer Buttons

                      Many projekttypes fokus only a loot of items like classes, pages, windows and something like that.

                      If a folder marked, the solution explorer can show some buttons to add least recently used items or user spezificated button used items. this will add classes or something like that faster.

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                      • Embed console applications on VS IDE

                        When debugging a console app, VS opens a console window. This breaks the workflow as the console always pops in the most inconvenient place and switching windows back and forth can become really annoying.

                        Other IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) include a built in console window embedded in the IDE itself (it prints STDOUT, STDERR and reads STDIN). This is really helpful as you can see the output of the program and the debugger+code+breakpoints+data at the same time and on the same window.

                        It would be nice to have a built-in console on VS for console applications. Especially if it is searchable…

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                        • 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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                          • 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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