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  1. Add a keyboard shortcut to move to the top of the current method

    There are shortcuts to move to the previous method and the next method but none to move to the top of the current method.

    Currently have to use CTRL+PGUP then CTRL+PGDN to achieve the desired outcome.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Autocomplete classes from other namespaces

      Say I have the namespace Ludum.Engine and it containt the class GameObject.
      I am working in the namespace Ludum.Game an want to create a new instance of the type GameObject. I'd do something like this:
      var player = new GameObject();

      GameObject wouldn't recognized as I haven't added 'using Ludum.Engine' at top. You improved this, so if I right-click GameObject I can choose to add 'using Ludum.Engine' at the top automatically. This is great and a feature I've been missing for a while. Very much appreciated :)

      However, you're still lacking something many other IDEs already have.
      Let's say we're in…

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      • Improve performance of the ASP.NET Editor

        When an ASP.NET page gets complicated with around 20 textboxes and 20 labels for example. The performance of Visual Studio grinds to a very slow crawl. It can often take 30 seconds for the property window to catch up when you change controls. Saving the page can often take up to 15 seconds. Trying to use the editor in design mode at all becomes almost unusable.

        Another problem I noticed on these types of pages is if you select 5 or 10 text boxes at once and attempt to change a common property such as the max length property. The…

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        • Include Managed Package Framework for Projects (MPF) in Visual Studio SDK

          Today, there´s the Visual Studio SDK shipping with some project templates which can be used to create Visual Studio extensions, but not all resources are included in the SDK. For instance, if one would like to create a custom project system using C# or VB.NET the Managed Package Framework is required... this library (or at least the code) is available as a separate download at Codeplex. It would be nice, if that resource would also be part of the SDK, or available on Nuget...

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          • Revert back to Upper casing for Menu bar in final release of VS 2015

            Hey Microsoft why don't you guys keep the menu bar in all caps because menu bar in VS 2015 preview is looking so ugly we want the same menu bar as in VS 2013.

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            • Don't lock project output files (assemblies) after build in Visual Studio

              After building a project or solution it happens regularly that Visual Studio locks the generated assemblies (file locks). Especcially with assemblies that will be loaded by editors (the BizTalk pipeline editor is notorious for this). For any later edit and build, you need to close and reopen Visual Studio.

              Don;t lock my files!

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              • Support CTRL-0 to reset zoom

                There seems a be some odd series of keystrokes that cause the text in code windows to get zoomed in and out accidentally, I see this all the time on multiple machines.

                Some ways to fix this are to click on the Zoom dropdown in the corner of the window or to hold the CTRL button and spin the mouse wheel. Both of these options are annoying because they force you to use the mouse.

                In most web browsers, CTRL-0 is a standardized shortcut for restoring the text to it's original 100% zoom, and it's what a lot of people…

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                • Compare tool to ignore whitespace within a line, not just start and end

                  The compare tool in VS2013 curently ignores whitespace changes by trimming the end and the start but not within the line of code in C#.

                  It would be good if it could be added as an option to ignore whitespace within the line too.

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                    • Give Output Windows the capability to filter after category

                      Debug.WriteLine("Info", "DebugCategory");

                      Then I want to filter for DebugCategory in the Output Windows

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                      • Extend CodeLens with information about the creator/owner

                        I often need information about the responsible developer in unfamiliar/other code.
                        With an extension (new tab) you could instant see the developer.

                        For example:

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                        • Add filter in options menu

                          I´m not a big fan of eclipse, but i like the filter textbox in the option menus, where you can filter the possible options.

                          In VS 2012 there is at least the quick search textbox. But if you´re already in the options menu of the IDE, then it would be very nice to filter the big list of options to quickly access the searched option.

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                          • Format CSS without blank lines between rules

                            If I choose either "expanded" or "semi-expanded" for my "Brace positions" setting, Visual Studio adds an empty line between each rule definition. I'd prefer to have no blank lines between rules. Please add an option to omit the extra line breaks when formatting CSS.

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                            • Syntax Highlighting in Intellisense

                              Intellisense should have an *option* (on by default) of having syntax highlighting. For long error messages it becomes nearly impossible to read what Intellisense says in the popup because there is no syntax highlighting or formatting. It seems like the IDE should be able to do a much better job here.

                              Take a look at what the team building the TypeScript playground has done. Even though it's in a browser, the Intellisense there is far nicer to read than what Visual Studio has.

                              http://www.typescriptlang.org/Playground/#src=function%20Greeter%28greeting%3A%20string%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20this.greeting%20%3D%20greeting%3B%0A}%0A%0AGreeter.prototype.greet%20%3D%20function%28%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20return%20%22Hello%2C%20%22%20%2B%20this.greeting%3B%0A}%0A%0Avar%20greeter%20%3D%20new%20Greeter%28%22world%22%29%3B%0A%0Avar%20button%20%3D%20document.createElement%28%27button%27%29%3B%0Abutton.textContent%20%3D%20%22Say%20Hello%22%3B%0Abutton.onclick%20%3D%20function%28%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20alert%28greeter.greet%28%29%29%3B%0A}%3B%0A%0Adocument.body.appendChild%28button%29%3B%0Adocument.%0A

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                              • Postfix Code Completion Suggestions & Templates

                                Postfix code completion helps reduce backward caret jumps as you write code. It lets you transform an already typed expression to another one based on the postfix you added, the type of expression and its context. For example, the “.if” postfix applied to a boolean expression wraps it with an if statement. Likewise the ”.notnull” triggers a surround template checking the expression for the null value

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                                • In TFS' "find changeset", we want to also search by terms in the check-in comment text

                                  In TFS' "find changeset", we want to also search by terms in the check-in comment text.
                                  The current search does not seem to offer much, in my opinion, and it is hard to find.

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                                  • Change the default behavior when opening Recent slns from the Win taskbar to Run As Administrator if the pinned shortcut has that enabled

                                    This functionality is currently useless as the user will have to reopen VS 2012 again if the solution has Run as Administrator requirements.

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                                    • Attach documents to code editor

                                      I wish there was a possibility to attach documents to the code editor. For example,i want attach the flow chart diagram file or picture file to be attached to a method or block of codes.

                                      Thanks.

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                                      • Give users the option to enable/disable cutting and copying when there is no selection.

                                        Sometimes I want to paste (Ctrl-V) but accidentally hit copy (Ctrl-C) instead, I then have to copy the previous contents back in to the clipboard because Visual Studio's editor copies the entire line when there is no selecion. I understand that it is a useful feature to some people but it's annoying to others. There is a setting that reads: "Apply Cut or Copy commands to blank lines when there is no selection" But as it reads, it's only for blank lines. (Don't see why someone would want to cut/copy a blank line) And I tested this feature but it…

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                                        • Categorized intellisence

                                          Intellisence list should be categorized (with tabs, separate listboxes, whatever), so is I'm looking for method I should not dig in a mess of events, properties, etc. Say, if itellisence window appeared, I press [1] for methods, [2] for properties, etc. and list is filtered accordingly.
                                          Also I would like to have favorite properties as well as "non-inherited" for easier navigation. Current intellisence list is just a mess and requires a lot of improvements.

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