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  1. Improve intelliSense in Razor view

    Several times while working on ASP.Net MVC and when using the Razor view to add some code I notice that the intelliSense is disappearing suddenly despite hitting Ctrl+space or Ctrl+dot it doesn't appear again until sometime, also extension methods seems to be not supported as it never shows, which makes working on the Razor view somewhat time consuming specially when writing relatively big chunk of code.
    I am using personally Visual Studio 2015 community, and at work I am using Visual Studio 2015 enterprise.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update CMake integration to support CMake 3.8 to get C# support

      Great to hear CMake integration now supports CMake 3.7.2 in Visual Studio 15.2. Sadly, C# support wasn't added until CMake 3.8. You're so close, just an incremental update and you'll get C# project support!

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      • Ctrl +Alt + Break - propose to rename, most of keyboards doesn't have Break button :)

        Newcomers can't understand what have to press on keyboard.

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        • Tool can remove the Library not used from References

          To reduce the payload and identity of the libraries, we want to remove the libraries not used from References when we are targeting mobile platforms. We wonder if there is a mapping tool that will provide the info which is about status of the libraries (used or non-used), then it can make the non-used removed.
          Please refer to this thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5bb1e731-5331-40a7-8547-bbb2ede26213/library-use-tool?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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          • View -> Other Windows menu would benefit from alphabetical sorting

            It's getting really hard to find the window I want to open.

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            • Don't put other than solution files in VS2017's jumplist

              I don't see a reason to fill up recent and jumplist with csproj?, VisualStudio cannot (normally?) work without solution files anyway, so why fill these lists with unnessesary stuff?
              Or let me have an filter for what to put in them.

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              • Change the stickiness of Ctrl-F find

                For months I've been struggling with a user-interface pain that I finally found the cause. The pain was I would press Ctrl-F and start typing and the program would jump me to other documents, even though I only always use the command to search the current document.

                The cause is this interaction sequence:
                1. I type Ctrl-F, enter a search term, find that in the current file.
                2. Having found this, I read the code, press Ctrl-Tab (bound to Window.NextDocumentWindow), do some work.
                3. Much later, I press Ctrl-Tab to return to the first document and press the Down key…

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                • The width from scroll bar of the IDE should be biger.

                  the scroll bar is to small, and its dificult to fit the cursos inside the scroll bar sometimes.

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                  • Use configured indentation settings when transforming files

                    Whenever there is a change to a file that Visual Studio modifies for you (for example, csproj files, web config files, project.json files, etc), it converts the entire file to use spaces instead of tabs and uses 2 spaces as the tab width always.

                    Since indentation settings are configurable in Visual Studio, I feel like Visual Studio should adhere to them. I would like for Visual Studio to use the settings I set in the text editor options or in the .editorconfig file when it transforms any file it touches.

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                      • Pushing the down arrow at the end of a file should move the cursor to the end of the line

                        With the cursor positioned on the last line of a file, pushing the Down Arrow key does not move the cursor. It should instead move the cursor to the end of the file. This applies to files that do not end with a newline character.

                        This was the behavior of SQL Server Management Studio until moving to Visual Studio broke it.

                        Ironically, it is also the behavior of the UserVoice text box that I am currently typing in.

                        It used to be possible select a multi-line query (at the end of a file that did not end with a newline)…

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                        • Have an SQLCMD Mode Flag for *.sql Files in a Solution

                          If a *.sql file is added to a solution that is meant to run in SQLCMD mode, have a flag for it in the properties that indicate it is not just SQL, but SQLCMD. There are two benefits: 1) The file is not flagged as being in error by the solution, and 2) When it is opened in the editor, the editor can automatically put it in SQLCMD mode.

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                          • zen coding

                            Would love to see Visual Studio 2017 support zen coding and emmet.
                            Please add it natively.

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                            • Remove title bar or join it with menu bar.

                              It is not very useful, so better to get rid of it and make VS look cleaner and have more space for text editor.

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                              • Bring back CTRL+G as GoTo Line

                                Older versions of VS allowed us to simply type CTRL+g and then type the line number, and boom, we are at the line number we want. This is hugely helpful when another developer calls or chats and asks a question, and we say, "what file are you in and at what line number?" They tell you the file and line, and boom you are there. As it is with VS 2017 RC, I have to go into the Edit menu and then mess around with the Go To submenu, and then a weird thing appears eventually that is complex. I…

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                                • VS 2015>quick actions with light bulbs: please add the support to custom/modify the Generate Local Variable feature

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                                  I often use the Generate Local Variable feature of the VS 2015 intellisense. But the variables are generated uninitialised. In 99% of the case this is not what I want.

                                  Is it possible to configure the intellisense to initialize the generated variable?

                                  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46976438/is-it-possible-to-configure-intellisense-in-vs-2015-so-that-when-a-local-variabl

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                                  • >of FileName.cs search dropdown

                                    Visual Sudio 2010 had a great, simple feature. At the top of the editor, you search for a file by typing >of FileName.cs

                                    This would fire a search dropdown with all files of that name. Very useful, handy feature. I don't know why it was removed. I would like to see it come back. Thanks.

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                                    • Diff tool ignore newline

                                      In Visual Studio when you compare the before and after of your source code change, is it possible to ignore newlines when doing diff. If the file has the opening curly brace on the same line before and on a separate line after (if you format the document), the diff will show a lot of changes even though the curly brace just moved one line down.

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                                      • Offer classes on finding, fixing, and submitting patches for bugs in the VS and .NET toolchain.

                                        The increase in Microsoft development speed with continuous deployment seems to outstrip the QA resources. The resulting rate of released bugs now appears to consistently exceed the rate of even reported fixes and workarounds on sites like Stackoverflow; historically an important way developers have augmented official support resources. Increasingly we find ourselves spending lots of time figuring out why our Microsoft tools are not working as documented and/or as they used to. ***Suggestion: offer a comprehensive set of courses on finding bugs in .NET and Visual Studio and submitting patches where possible through https://mva.microsoft.com/ *** If this already exists, even…

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                                        • Add a Scratchpad/Notepad

                                          I am constantly scribbling notes in regards to my project of things I need to do, refer back to, still develop etc. The Task list does not quite cut it. And while I realise there are other tools out there to do this, it would be nice to have it all inside VS (VS is like my Matrix, I literally live inside it all day).

                                          Thank you for your consideration--VS rocks! :-)

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