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  1. Provide automatic tag closing in JSX/TSX

    It would be nice to have the same experience of self encosing HTML tags in JSX/TSX as in HTML. For example if I type <div> then autoamtically a </div> is added so I don't have to waste time writing the closing tag as well.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • remove and sort usings

      Please put the Remove and sort usings option back to the context menu ( right click ) when inside a .cs file

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        1 comment  ·  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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        • 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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            • 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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                • Please add an option to set the delay time that the intellisense popups

                  In VS 2015 or VS 2017, we cannot set the intellisense popup delay time, and in VS code, we can set the value of the properties ‘editor.quickSuggestionsDelay’ in the user or workspace setting file to make the intellisense popup delay time. When we type any character, after the delay time which we defined in the setting file, the auto completion list will show. For more detail information, please check this document: https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/customization/userandworkspace. Please also add this feature in VS 2017, thanks in advance.

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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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                      • 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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                          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                              • 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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                                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Keep track of solution source control so that when switching, Visual Studio automatically selects the correct SC.

                                    While this has apparently been suggested and turned down for lack of votes, it is extremely annoying to have to manually switch source control tools when changing between solutions that use different source control.

                                    So - a solution node, which indicates which SC tool is used for this solution should allow the IDE to automatically select it from the start, alleviating the hassle. It also seems fairly 'simple' in that lack of the node (all current solution files) would just indicate whatever the current setting, a node indicating a tool that is not installed - same thing just leave on…

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                                    • Create another case indentation rule

                                      Under tools->options, Text Editor -> (language) -> Fomatting->Indentation

                                      There are two checkboxes for case indentation:
                                      indent case labels
                                      indent case contents

                                      I want a third one:
                                      indent case blocks

                                      Meaning that I can have both:
                                      switch (foo)
                                      {
                                      case "foo":
                                      run();
                                      }

                                      and
                                      switch (foo)
                                      {
                                      case "foo":
                                      {
                                      run();
                                      }
                                      }

                                      (checking indent case contents and unchecking indent case blocks)

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                                      • Shift+Tab should unindent the line no matter where the cursor is on the line

                                        Since Shift+Tab has no meaning besides unindent, pressing this shortcut should trigger that behavior from anywhere on the line.

                                        Examples (period is space, pipe is cursor location, tab width is two spaces):
                                        ....|sometext -> shift+tab -> ..|sometext
                                        |....sometext -> shift+tab ->|..sometext
                                        ....some|text -> shift+tab -> ..some|text

                                        Currently only the first example works and the second and third have no effect. (Shift+Tab only unindents the line if the cursor is placed before any characters except whitespace. If the cursor is at the beginning of the line and shift tab is placed, nothing happens even if there is whitespace before the first…

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                                        • Add the setting to turn on/off the combo box beside the horizontal scroll bar in the Editor windows

                                          Try to hide the combo box beside the horizontal scroll bar at the left corner in the Editor windows, go to Tools—Editor---All languages and uncheck the horizontal scroll bar and save, found the horizontal scroll bar disappear but the combo box still display. After research, found we need to go to Tools- Text editor -> C# -> Outlining and check the option “Enter outlining modes when files open” then save. After this, the combo box will be hidden. Please add a setting option that can use directly turn on or off this combo box, since it also not belongs to…

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