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  1. 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.

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      8 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        6 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 )

        107 votes
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          9 comments  ·  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 →
          • 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

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              12 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.

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                11 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)

                96 votes
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                  8 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.

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                    1 comment  ·  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 →
                    • 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…

                      84 votes
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                        3 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.

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                          2 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 →
                          • 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.

                            79 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 →
                              • 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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                                • Add VB's procedure line separators to the code editors of all other languages.

                                  In the VB editor there is a horizontal line drawn between all procedures. This makes the code better readable while scrolling, at least to visually oriented people like me.
                                  This nice feature is missing in the editors of languages other than VB.

                                  68 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  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.

                                    68 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Line Spacing

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

                                      68 votes
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                                      • Make the CodeLense feature available on all Visual Studio 2013 versions

                                        Currently the CodeLense feature is available only on the Ultimate version of VS2013. It would be great if we could have this feature on every version of VS2013

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                                          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Case-Preserving Search & Replace

                                          We need case preserving Search & Replace.

                                          This needs to be a new option, mutually exclusive with case-sensitive search& replace, performing a case-insensitive search and a case-preserving replace, that is...

                                          Say I want to rename "delete" to "erase"

                                          delete
                                          Delete
                                          DELETE

                                          all gets renamed to

                                          erase
                                          Erase
                                          ERASE

                                          in a single case-preserving search & replace operation.

                                          Of course this must work for Search & Replace in Files too.

                                          Thanks!

                                          68 votes
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