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  1. Make path of build location in output window as browsable

    When project is build we get output path in output window.Usually this built Dll is copied to application location. So every time the output path need to be copied and need to browse to the location.Instead make the output path browse-able(link to folder) that would be helpful.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow some kind of "rich comments" in the code

      Many times, traditional code comments are not enough, for example when you want to show a mathematical formula or a diagram that explains the code. Nowadays,many programmers solve this problem copying web links into the code comments, telling the programmer that is reading the code where can he find more info.

      Inspired by the "web note" feature in Microsft Edge, it came to my mind that it would be great to have some of feature in the IDE where the programmer can write, draw, and place images in a white canvas. Then, that "canvas annotations" would be uploaded to the…

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      • Razor-like syntax in T4 templates

        The current way to write T4 templates is too much a hassle.
        T4 templates are a powerful tool and should be easier to code.

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        • What is using memory and CPU in VS ?

          When VS is using (for example) 40% of CPU and 1.8GB of RAM, I would like to know why. For instance, is there an option I can disable or an extension do uninstall that would help me making VS faster ?
          VS resource management is a black box, and doesn't help the developer experience, one can be really frustrated and turn to simpler editors just to be able to write code.

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          • Replace dialog scope default based on selected text

            When selecting text on a single line, default to Current Document with the selected text in the "Find" field. When selecting multiple lines of text, default the scope to Selection.

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            • but Shift + Enter does not enter a line break <br/> anymore in VS2015

              I switched from an older VS version to VS 2015. I'm ******* my head against the wall why I can't enter a HTML line break with Shift + Enter in the SourceView of the Editor anymore. Enter creates a paragraph <p>, but Shift + Enter does not enter a line break <br/> anymore.

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              • Commit first word suggested by instelliSense by commit keys in C++

                In Visual Studio 2012 C++ InteliSense now gives suggestions immediately by typing letters, so the hitting Ctrl+Space in blank area is not necessary. It is very helpful and faster, but options are only "suggested" and it is not possible to commit them by "intellisense commit keys", such as bracket, dot etc. Only option is to hit Tab key, Ctrl+Space key or select "suggestion" by Up/Down arrow keys.

                In most of cases the suggestion is right, so it would be helpful to "inverse" behaviour and always select suggestion. Hitting Escape key then can allow free typing.

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                • have numbered bookmark

                  Have numbered bookmark, set it by hotkey like Ctrl + Shirt + 1,2,3. and by default, bookmark are numbered and can jump to it (Cross documents) by hot key like Ctrl + 1, 2 3...

                  Similar to http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/18cbab57-9b50-42f8-b171-61994fcfdf20/.

                  But this extension has some bugs.

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                    • C# rename dialog box

                      Inline renaming is ... very uncomfortable. It would be great if we could use also old, good rename dialog.

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                      • Please provide forward & backword navigation for "Source Control explorer" on TFS

                        For those who uses TFS extensively, I personally feel missing the advantage of
                        forward & backword navigation option for exploring items in source control explorer.

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                        • 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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                          • Remember last git commit message

                            This would be a simple to implement but useful feature:

                            Current behavior:
                            After selecting Source Control > Commit..., the "Enter a commit message" textbox is empty.

                            Suggested behavior:
                            That textbox should contain the latest commit message, so if I'm in a hurry and I want to make a commit with the same message as the latest one, I just have to click the Commit button. Otherwise, I can edit the message before committing.
                            That's how other IDEs (for example Netbeans) do.

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                            • Support JSDoc @link in TypeScript

                              JSDoc support in TypeScript is already pretty good with nice syntax highlighting. What I miss is inline @link support (http://usejsdoc.org/tags-inline-link.html) in JSDoc comments in the same way that it is supported for <see /> references in C# XML Documentation Comments.

                              It would be great if the @link inline statement should reference types in the project, so that it is possible to navigate to the type and check its existence. Also, when typing @link, a list of types provided by IntelliSense would be handy. Last, when the documentation is displayed in IntelliSense, the {@link} formatting could be changed to…

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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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                                • 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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