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  1. "View White Space" should show line endings too

    As described here: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/621096/view-white-space-should-show-line-endings-too

    Request:
    * Visual Studio > Edit menu > Advanced > View White Space.
    * Currently, this feature shows a symbol for space and tab characters.
    * I would like to be able to view line endings too.
    * I would like to be able to view what style of line ending was used.

    And that's it for the request.

    And now I offer some suggestions as to how this may look. Here's what I've seen other tools do:
    * TortoiseMerge uses a single, unobtrusive symbol. It is "light" and does not distract from the main document…

    284 votes
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      5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Editor support for italics fonts syntax highlighting

      The VS editor should support italics for syntax highlighting.
      Why bold, but not italics?

      260 votes
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        5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Restore usability of the new Error List window in VS 2015

        1. Restore the ability to sort all entries by their addition time ("Default Order" in VS2013 and older). In VS 2015 RC, messages keep "jumping" as they are generated, which makes it nearly impossible to work with the Error List during a long build without stoping it.

        2. Restore (at least as an option) full clearing of Error List on build start, or at least add a button or context menu option to clear it manually. It is very confusing in VS 2015 RC when fixed errors and warnings stay there for half of the build process until the compiler…

        256 votes
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          14 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Split VS11 windows horizontally and vertically the at same time.

          It would be nice if you could split VS11 windows horizontally and vertically (read: create a vertical tab group on a horizontal tab group and vice versa) the at same time as display size increases constantly.

          So you'll be able to have a arrangement of your files like http://jsfiddle.net/ provides.

          243 votes
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            13 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Exclude outlining operations from the undo/redo stack

            There's something really annoying in Visual Studio : where I expand or collapse a method or code region, this action is pushed on the undo stack. So if I edit some code in a method, then collapse that method, and then want to undo my change, I have to undo twice : once for the collapse action, and once for the change in code. This can be VERY confusing if you expanded or collapsed several things after editing the code, the editor keeps jumping to different places and you don't know whether your changes have been undone or not... Please,…

            241 votes
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              15 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support elastic tab stops

              Support elastic tab stops! Just look at the picture on this web site:

              http://nickgravgaard.com/elastictabstops/

              P.S. we should be able to make the choice between spaces/tabs/elastic tabs on a per-solution (or per-project) basis.

              232 votes
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                7 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integrate more functions of "Productivity Power Tools" into VS

                I'm so glad to see VS11 beta release. I find many new features integrated to VS11 beta from "old" Productivity Power Tools extension, such as new Solution Explorer, Quick Access and so on. But I do see many more features of "Productivity Power Tools" in VS11 beta, such as Auto Brace Completion, Fix Mixed Tabs, Align Assignments, Tools Options Support and more. So I hope the full functions of "old" Productivity Power Tools integrated to the VS11, and also we can config these features in the Option of VS11. Please take a think about my suggestion. Thanks a lot!

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                  8 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add "exclude files" to the "Look in" options under Find and Replace

                  Add "exclude files" to the "Look in" options under Find and Replace. There are times when certain files are always going to be impertinent to search for, and it would be nice to know that search will not be bogged down by those files.

                  219 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual studio - GIT - propose to prune when fetching the repo

                    What I'd like to do is that Fetch should be able to do 'git fetch --prune'

                    I know that I can register a remote to always be pruned with 'git config remote.origin.prune true' but this is not what I want.

                    I'd like a checkbox on the right of Fetch button for example.

                    see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/d283472d-a194-4f55-aee6-205094fb1766/visual-studio-git-always-prune-when-fetching-the-repo-?forum=tfsversioncontrol#87f6bf6b-0b58-46ee-9475-252e11910848

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                      5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide the option to disable Git publish in visual studio status bar.

                      After the latest update (2) there is a new Publish button in the bottom right of the IDE. Doesn't state what it does, and even though TFVC is used it still creates a GIT repository on right click. Please provide an option to disable that button and please don't make my source control choices for me.

                      159 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix code formatting/indenting when using tabs in MVC Razor

                        Currently the HTML code editor seems to have a bug when formatting MVC Razor code and the tab style is set to use Tabs rather than Spaces. It is personal preference whether tabs or spaces are used but currently the editor only supports properly indenting code when using spaces. As soon as tabs are selected typing a closing bracket messes-up the indentation of code and Ctrl-Z has to be pressed to undo the auto-formatting.

                        Please fix it so that code formatting using Tabs works as well as when using Spaces.

                        See also: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6902204/why-doesnt-visual-studio-code-formatting-work-properly-for-razor-markup

                        147 votes
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                        • Smarter indentation and alignment

                          There's a difference between indentation and alignment.
                          Indentation happens at the block level, in the C derivatives (C++, C#, Java, ...), after an opening curly brace.
                          Alignment happens when one wants to align things on the same column beyond indentation for improved readability, like function params (either call or declaration/definition), getters/setters' names

                          Unfortunately, when one starts typing aligned things (with tabs on the beginning on the lign for indentation, then spaces for alignment), and types enter for a new line, VS changes all the carefully typed alignment spaces into tabs.

                          This is annoying because...
                          1. When someone else opens the…

                          146 votes
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                          • Add ability to filter Comments Task List (aka TODO list)

                            In big solutions it is not uncommon to find numerous TODO comments scattered around multiple projects. By adding filter like the one in Errors (Open Documents, Current Project, Current Document) would help to find what you need. Or at least consider adding the Project column to the Task list, just showing the File name is not enough.

                            138 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • enable line numbers by default

                              Please enable Line Numbers by default. The first thing everyone does is to go to the settings and enable that. Why is it off by default?

                              135 votes
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                              • Automatically fix fixable errors

                                Some errors in the error list could be automatically fixed. For instance, you build your code and the error "The type 'bla' is not referenced. You must add a reference to assembly 'System.Data.Entity'" appears in the error pane. This error is easily fixed by adding the correct reference to the project, but since Studio already knows what it's looking for, it knows where it's located (GAC), why isn't there an option to fix it?

                                It would be nice if the error pane would have a column "Autoresolve" with for each error which migh be fixable a link "Try resolving". Studio…

                                134 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix the Font & Colors dialog

                                  please fix this dialog. it hasn't changed for years, it desparately needs some attention.

                                  consider this use case:
                                  - i'm editing some code and part of it is red. i want to change it to blue.
                                  - i open the fonts & colors dialog
                                  - i scroll through the HUGE, completely disorganized 'display items' list
                                  - i have to guess which of those items applies to the red text I want to change. sometimes it's obvious, most of the time it's not...
                                  - usually, i have to select each item in that list, one-by-one, looking for one that's the right…

                                  125 votes
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                                    12 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Scroll horizontally using Shift + Mouse Wheel

                                    Many applications (e.g. Visio) and editors (e.g. EditPlus) have Shift+MouseWheelScroll wired up to a horizontal scroll action.

                                    This seems like a useful convention to adopt in Visual Studio for the text editor (and others)

                                    121 votes
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                                    • Add Codelens support for Javascript, Typescript and CSS

                                      Codelens currently doesn't support these languages, but with HTML5 support in Windows 8 and Phone 8 and of course the Web, it's a large part of the editing done inside Visual Studio. Many of the existing lenses would work just fine with CodeLens.

                                      Support for Chutzpah Javascript test runner would be an added bonus.

                                      117 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable Local History

                                        Other IDEs have local history tracking. It's really useful for when something is almost right, but not ready to commit. Then a couple changes are made to try and finish it up. Turns out those changes make it worse. Depending on how big those changes were and how many files you touched it can be a nightmare. Local history makes it easy to rewind. This is especially useful for css/javascript where a small change can have a large impact.

                                        116 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add ligatures to Consolas font

                                          I like coding with ligatures, using FiraCode font:
                                          https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

                                          But as much as I like the ligatures, I find the font itself (letters and numbers) to be less nice than Consolas, which I really like.

                                          My suggestion is to add optional ligatures to Consolas, for people who want them.

                                          115 votes
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