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  1. jspm

    Include support for jspm in addition to bower/grunt/gulp.

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      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VS11: Solution Explorer Member Ordering

      Solution Explorer should sort the members in a class alphabetically rather than by how they appear in the file. Given a class with a reasonable number of members there is no easy way to find the member you want without searching or scanning the members. Ideally this should be configurable but at least make it consistent with the rest of SE for this release.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make Ctrl+Right / Ctrl+Left shortcuts navigate between subwords in a camel case word

        Currently Ctrl+Right / Ctrl+Left combinations navigate over whole words in the text editor. IDEs that use this combination to navigate between subwords of a camel case word make my typing / editing so much faster. At the moment I have to use Qt Creator for heavy editing and VS only for building / debugging.

        66 votes
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          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

          VS 2013 is awesome. I really appreciate its speed and CodeLens and other things, but there is one I would like to ask you to improve: can you please add functionality like "copy diff from left to right" and vice versa to VS diff tool? I do not want to select piece of code, copypaste it and then remove the old one in the other file. I want one button which will be shown when I put cursor to a line of code and will do it for me if I press it. This button should also copy whole chunk…

          65 votes
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            3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Solution folders automatically mapped into physical folders

            Today, if I create solution folder, it is not mapped to the physical folder on my hard drive. Than, if I want to add project into the solution folder, I always have to validate the path, where the new project will be added. In my case, I always wants to have the same physical folder as the solution folder. Turing the creation new solution folder it should be possible to choose, if it will by physical folder or only virtual solution folder (like today).

            63 votes
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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow usiing T4 template in Shared Project

              The new shred project is great feature. But, curentry, we can no use T4 template in shared project. I hope it can be.

              62 votes
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                4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Task Runner Explorer : Bindings : Add debug and release options

                You have the option to run a gulp task either before or after build. It would be great if we had the option to run different tasks after a debug or release build. Typically for a release build there are a lot of additional gulp tasks that are run eg minification and bundling. I would like the bindings to say:

                After build
                After build - debug
                After build - release

                Thanks for listening!

                60 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow "Multiple Documents Environment" like VS2008 & older versions. Don't force me into "Tabbed Documents" !!

                  Allow "Multiple Documents Environment" like VS2008 & older versions. Don't force me into "Tabbed Documents" !!
                  There was a Tools Option in VS2008 & ealier versions under category Environment -> General to allow user a choice regarding does user want "Multiple Documents Environment" OR "Tabbed Documents".
                  Visual Studio 6 did not need that because it did not have the mess called "Tabbed Documents" :-).
                  Please make it available in ALL future versions of Visual Studio including VS2010.

                  59 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • IntelliSense for Aurelia views

                    Aurelia is rapidly gaining traction as the second big SPA framework for the future, and it represents a very strong alternative to Angular 2 - and while Angular 2 seem to be stuck in perpetual development, Aurelia is here now, just as capable, and much nicer to work with.

                    Read more at http://aurelia.io

                    Visual Studio already provides IntelliSense support when editing Angular views, and I strongly believe it should do the same for Aurelia. This should at a minimum include full IntelliSense for the Aurelia binding syntax, and ideally also for property names defined on the corresponding view model.

                    59 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Give option to show parent folder name in tabs

                      A lot of sites still use file names such as default.aspx or default.aspx.xx. As a result there are TONS of these buggers. There should be an option to show the parent folder in the tab.

                      From: [default.aspx] [default.aspx] [default.aspx.cs]
                      To: [search/default.aspx] [about/default.aspx] [about/default.aspx.cs]
                      or To: [search/.aspx] [about/.aspx] [about/.cs]

                      This would be a huge help to those with non-MVC sites.

                      58 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring back the "Before building" options in VS2012

                        In earlier versions, there was a dropdown in Tools | Options that let me choose whether or not I wanted to save files when building. It would be very useful to have this back. (VS2012 always saves when building.)

                        58 votes
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                          7 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/

                          57 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  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.

                            57 votes
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                            • Include a legend for the icons used for items in Solution Explorer and Object Browser and Intellisense

                              I would like to be able to 'decode' the meaning of the icons which appear all over Solution Explorer and Object Browser and the Intellisense lists. I think I have once found this somewhere on the net but not in the help, and printed it out. Ideally, I would like to have it accessible as a floating window. This is a 'novice' feature I know. I have been using Studio for 3 years full-time now, and have learnt (in effect) that I will never work out what they mean. This is probably a bad lesson. I think I can recognise…

                              55 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Use the full scriptcs engine as the C# REPL in Visual Studio

                                Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 brought us the C# REPL (https://www.visualstudio.com/news/vs2015-update1-vs#Csharp). It is a pity that we do not get the full Scriptcs (http://scriptcs.net/) experience. The community has already embraced Scriptcs and we have integrated it into our workflow. Don't reinvent the weel and create a solution that has fewer features and is incompatible.

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                                • ASHX files incorrect indent in vs2015

                                  In VS2015, ASHX files when added to a "WebApplication" project creates a code behind cs file.

                                  When adding a new ASHX file to just a new website only a ASHX file is created.

                                  When editing a pure ASHX file the indenting is not correct. The IDE seems to not know how to deal with ASHX files. No code collapse/expand, regions, etc.

                                  Please refer to:
                                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b5c50c95-4f68-4072-8da0-326b15cefd1c/vs2015-ashx-files-double-indent?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                                  Thank you!

                                  53 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Simultaneous Multi-Caret editing to Visual Studio

                                    Simultaneously edit in more than one location in the editor.

                                    If you've ever ran into a case where you wanted to quickly change variable names or multiple loop conditions - you should be able to set more than one caret on screen and simultaneously edit/type/move all of them together

                                    An extension that does this can be found on the gallery:
                                    http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/2beb9705-b568-45d1-8550-751e181e3aef

                                    53 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

                                      Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

                                      51 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add more filtering options in solution explorer search

                                        In big solutions it's very common to have files with the same name under different projects. With the current solution explorer search you can only search for the filename and it shows all the matching files in all projects. It's not very easy to find the file you're looking for when there are a lot of files with the same name in the search results.

                                        I suggest you add some options so that users can search for filenames and project names at the same time. For example let's say I have 15 unit test projects and all of them have…

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                                          6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable copy/paste of files between solutions

                                          If often want to take files from a solution open in one VS instance, and add them to a solution open in another. If I try the usual copy/paste, I get an error "The source files for this operation cannot be found in this solution".

                                          Please could you make VS smarter so that it can handle this.

                                          48 votes
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