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  1. 111 votes
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      6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back individual zoom levels for each window

      Individual zoom levels are key to comparing and editing code in large projects. Please bring that back in VS2015.

      110 votes
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        11 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow custom font rasterize in Visual Studio text editor

        For some of us, we love Mactype - the font rasterizer that render nice and smooth font (similar to Mac).

        However Visual Studio text editor component is written using WPF and at the current moment, MacType do not support it. The dev team of MacType seem to ignore this problem.

        Can we have the technical details how to override the font rendering in VS text editor so that we can continue enhancing MacType ? Or best if Visual Studio Team can allow custom font rasterizing in text-editor.

        With MacType, Eclipse code look perfect. Please see the different between Eclipse and…

        110 votes
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          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Link To Line

          Provide a way to send links to co-workers that will open a file and jump to a specific line. ( vs://SolutionName/Project/File:Line86 )

          109 votes
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            9 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments option is not being saved

            Options->Text Editor->C#->Advanced
            Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments

            Setting is not saved properly.

            It randomly turns back on upon restarting editor.

            105 votes
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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Wrap lines intelligently (simulating indents)

              Like other text editors, Visual Studio has a word wrap feature (Tools / Options / Text Editor / All languages / Word wrap ). However unlike other text editors, Visual Studio's word wrap ignores indents, spilling the line continuation into the margin. This makes the page very messy.

              Take a look how other text editors do line wrap (screenshot of Notepad++ attached), respecting indentation, so the line continuation is displayed with the same margin. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12324453/wrap-lines-intelligently-simulating-indents-in-visual-studio-2012

              Another bug with Visual Studio's word wrap is that triple clicking in the editor selects the line on screen rather than the physical line as…

              104 votes
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                7 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)

                102 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix Drag and drop to open file when running as Administrator

                  Dragging & dropping a file when running VS as administrator doesn't work, yet you must run VS as administrator when using IIS for debugging etc.

                  Reference: connectID 537964 from 3/1/2010
                  http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/537964/drag-and-drop-to-open-file-is-not-working-when-run-as-administrator

                  101 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Different icons for DLL-refs and Project-refs

                    In the project reference folder there is a list of references to other assemblies. These can be referenced by pointing to a dll or to another project in the solution. It would be really helpful and emphazise correct linking if one could easily see (on the icon) whether the refence is made to a project or to a dll.

                    93 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio 2015 upgrade SKU

                      Bring back the upgrade SKUs for Visual Studio 2015 so that people with a Visual Studio 2013 license can get a discounted price for licensing a copy of Visual Studio. This is more in regards to the Visual Studio Professional product level as there are renew options for the MSDN options.

                      88 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Lock/Unlock Docked Window Layout

                        It's way too easy, especially using touch screen, to accidentally undock windows while performing common tasks in the IDE, such as clicking a tab to switch between windows docked in the same tray or to manually resize a tray by dragging one of its edges. Undocking a window accidentally is distracting and frustrating.

                        Please include a feature to toggle between locking and unlocking the docked window layout. Preferably, a menu option, though maybe some people would want a command bar button as well.

                        Typically, we'd leave the layout locked until we need to change it for some reason, such as…

                        87 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide an interface to configure individual auto-indent decisions

                          Currently code construction flow is frequently disrupted as users must fight the editor over auto-indent decisions which violate their preferences.

                          Disabling auto-indention altogether is a clumsy "solution", as (for instance) those auto-indent decisions which facilitate hierarchical code block structure may bring more efficiency to code construction than others take away.

                          We need an interface in the IDE to configure each individual auto-indention decision.

                          85 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a keyboard shortcut for switching between tab groups.

                            Currently you offer shortcuts for switching between active documents via Control + F6 or Control + Tab. However, for those of us who lay out our documents spatially, cycling through documents in all tab groups when we just want to get to the other visible document isn't an ideal scenario, and really breaks our flow.

                            I'd love for Window.NextTabGroup and Window.PrevTabGroup actions to be added so I can quickly hop between editors.

                            82 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Restore reference highlighting in the enhanced scrollbar

                              In the Productivity Power Tools suite in 2012, you used to be able to select a word/token and each instance of that token would be flagged in the enhanced scrollbar for the current file.

                              This feature seems to be missing in the new in-built enhanced scrollbar in Visual Studio 2013 Preview.

                              81 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Line Spacing

                                Please allow the line spacing to be adjustable with the editor. Thanks.

                                80 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add option to customize Intellisense tooltip color

                                  Visual Studio 2015RC does not include an option to set the background color for the Intellisense popups.

                                  The color can be changed by applying a different theme, but I prefer the lighter 'Blue' scheme and a custom dark/high-contrast text editor. Due to the new colorization of intellisense / signature window, I can't see all of the text and punctuation in the popup.

                                  Being able to set the background color of this tool tip directly would be useful.

                                  77 votes
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                                    9 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.

                                    77 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • New VS option to have fully qualified using definitions inside the namespace

                                      It would be nice it there were an option to specify if using definitions, added inside a namespace, should be added fully qualified or shortened using the "Quick Fix" command.
                                      Current it's only possible to add shortened usings, which leads to a strange sorting order for sub-namespaces (and doesn't give that good of an overview what namespaces are used in that scope).
                                      Also the current Visual Studio 2015 feature removes the empty line that separates the using definitions and the class documentation comment, that should probably just be fixed.

                                      For details and some screenshots of the current behavior see: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/visualstudiogeneral/thread/8673cc0c-679c-493a-baa3-611a33acdc18/

                                      76 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Do not save any changes before building

                                        One option that I couldn't find (which was there in older version) is :

                                        Before building -
                                        -Do not save any changes
                                        -Save all changes
                                        -Prompt to save changes

                                        The above was available in Tools->Options->Build & Run in older versions.

                                        At times when I make temp changes in my code which I don't want to save it then that feature comes in handy.

                                        Please bring back the "Before building" options in VS2015.

                                        74 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • On XAML Editor add "Fit All" and "Fit Selection" buttons

                                          Add two buttons for “Fit all” and “Fit selection”, because is a very frequent action and opening a pull down menu is really much more time consuming than clicking a button.

                                          74 votes
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