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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • SQL-Serverconnection on Start

        I have some Connections on Serverexplorer to different SQL-Servers on different locations. I use only one with VPN.

        On Start of VS2012 it checks all Connections with error. (ok - only 1 from 4 VPN is open). But I need 1-2 minutes wait for this check.

        How can you add an option, that VS2012 NOT check this connection on startup? Only if I open it manuell.

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        • When opening a solution in VS2012 RC, avoid the "preparing solution"

          I have a solution in Net Framework 4.0. I configured the target to point to 4.5. Everytime I load the application in Visual Studio, it shows a dialog saying that I have to wait while it "Prepares solution....".

          Why not put this annoying dialog message in status bar as a background event?

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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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                • 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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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Disabling breakpoints with middle mouse button

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

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                      • VS should really steal features from Eclipse

                        VS should really have a deep look at Eclipse and implement some of the really small but extremely useful features of it:

                        1. Annotation bar in Eclipse is located at the right side of an editor and can show all kind of markers like errors, warnings, todo items, variable read/write accesses and so on. Once you get used to it, you can't live without it.

                        2. Highlight current variable: Eclipse shows both read and write accesses with different colors and that makes following the code extremely easy. VS shows only the variable occurances.

                        3. Use markers in the solution Explorer…

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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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                                • Option to always start Visual Studio as Administrator

                                  Please add an Option to Visual Studio that it always starts with administrator rights. I have tried several solutions:

                                  - Application Compatibility Toolkit for Windows 10 doesn't work.
                                  - VS Commands extension works, but Visual Studio needs to start two times. First without admin rights and then restart by extension with rights. (Very slow workaround)
                                  - Disable UAC is no solution.
                                  - Right click and start as administrator is very annoying and not always keep it in mind.
                                  - Try to Debug an Application that needs administrative rights and so visual studio prompts to restart IDE with admin rights is…

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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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                                      • Collapse to Regions only

                                        In VS2010, I could do Edit | Stop Outlining, close the file, and re-open it, and only the regions would be collapsed, nothing else.

                                        In VS2012 and VS2013 this doesn't work anymore, but if I close the solution and delete the *.SUO, and reopen the project, all my regions are collapsed but nothing else.

                                        Collapse every block is too much, and Collapse To Definitions is too much as well. Collapse to Regions is just right for me.

                                        Could we have an IDE feature to just do what deleting the *.suo does?

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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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