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  1. 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!

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      1 comment  ·  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.

      62 votes
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        0 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.

        61 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option to import and export VisualStudio bookmarks

          Bookmarks are useful for code tracing. It will greatly help user to navigate through the code during review ,training or even debugging.

          Currently bookmarks are being stored in the solutions *.suo file. Since its a good practice not to add this file into code repository, there should be a tool to allow developers to export their bookmarks from one machine to another. This scenario exist for developer that works at different stations on the same code.

          Currently Bookmarks are not available as option in Import and Export Setting Wizard

          55 votes
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            2 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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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Find dead/unused code in the solution

              From ASP.NET UserVoice (http://aspnet.uservoice.com/forums/41199-general-asp-net/suggestions/486946-find-dead-unused-code-in-the-solution)

              After some time certain parts of code i n a project end up not being used anymore and just waste screen estate. It would be handy if Visual Studio could detect this and warn you about it.

              49 votes
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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual studio 2015: Cancel intellisense autocomplete by pressing space.

                Visual studio 2015 make intellisense autocomplete by pressing "space". VS 2013 works differently.

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                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make it optional to view buildlog in IDE

                  People are working inside VS and don't want to spawn a new browser session to view the build log or build queue. It makes you daily work slow when you are working with multiple builds. So please make it optional for the user whtere it should be shown in IDE (like in 2013) or web.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • F5 hotkey should run the application, not refresh various views

                    The menu says that "Start Debugging" is F5. However, more and more of the views in VS grab F5 for their own evil ends.

                    While this is consistent with Explorer and Internet Explorer, it is wrong and annoying. F5 has for many years been defined in VS as "Start Debugging".

                    For F5 to work in VS2013 you have to have a source code file open and click in it to give it focus before pressing F5. I am now constantly finding myself refreshing Team Explorer, Pending Changes, etc etc instead of running the program I'm developing. If I make the…

                    45 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • refactor - Extract String to Resource File

                      I would like an integrated "Extract this string to a resource file" option on strings in the IDE to make it easier to develop cross-culture applications.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add distraction free mode like in Sublime Text

                        "Distraction Free mode is full screen, with an extra emphasis on your content. All user interface chrome is hidden, leaving you with nothing but the file you’re working on. It’s a great help when you want to ignore everything else and just write."

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                        • Reduce left-margin in Visual Studio 2015

                          Please allow turning off or shrinking the size of the new margin at the left of the code editor. It's huge! I much prefer having code next to the line numbers, rather than a large and almost always empty margin that sometimes shows a light bulb.

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                            4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Have a setting to always create UTF-8 source files

                            In Visual Studio 2013 (and before) it is possible to save Unicode Files (with our without BOM) by using "Advanced Save Options". It would be great to have a setting in Properties, so that all files that are created by Visual Studio use UTF-8 (without BOM) automatically (for the filetypes where this is a possiblity). Of particular interest to me are the .json files, because most programs do not like the BOM. (.cs and .js work fine with BOM)

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for multiple startup projects with Diagnostic Tools window

                              The Diagnostic Tools window is a great new tool introduced in Visual Studio 2015. Unfortunately, it only supports relatively simple solutions with a single startup project.

                              Currently, it picks one (presumably the one set to run first) to be its target. You have no choice of the target and it doesn't support switching targets.

                              41 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add intellisense reset option

                                Intellisense crashes frequently on certain pages, leading to the frustrating scenario of having to close and reopen a page just to get intellisense working again.

                                While it seems that you can't fix it, a simple way of quickly resetting it without having to close the tab, like you can with SQL Server, would make this frequent bug less annoying.

                                This seems to have started happening in VS2012 and has got worse in VS2013 and you can see the extent of the problem on this SO post, with over 31,000 views in 1 year.

                                http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13375961/visual-studio-2012-intellisense-sometimes-disappearing-broken

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                                • bring back full colors on controls in ToolBox!

                                  simply enough allow full coloring of the controls in the toolbox where we can find and select the right one, fast and accurate just like in vs2010.
                                  going to black and white trying to look like photoshop, is a very wrong idea! we do not have 10 tools like photoshop, we are not painting and we are depending on the controls we are choosing to design a form.

                                  now its unacceptable hard to spot, and select the right control, we have to wait and read a tooltip most of the times!

                                  also we are all buying new HD monitors and…

                                  39 votes
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                                  • Property own formatting

                                    Currently property new line formatting controlled by "Place open brace on new line for methods".
                                    I'd like to control property new line formatting by property own rules.
                                    Currently My Property looks like
                                    public int IntProperty { get; set; }
                                    or
                                    public int intProperty
                                    { get; set; }
                                    I'd like to see two rules:
                                    "Place open brace on new line for property"
                                    If checked
                                    public int IntProperty
                                    {
                                    get; set;
                                    }
                                    otherwise
                                    public int IntProperty {
                                    get; set;
                                    }

                                    And "Keep getter and setter on same line"
                                    If checked
                                    public int IntProperty {
                                    get; set;
                                    }
                                    otherwise
                                    public int IntProperty { …

                                    39 votes
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                                    • Haskell support in Visual Studio

                                      First-class support for Haskell is what I like to see, with syntax highlight, intelisense and debugging.

                                      38 votes
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                                      • Visual Studio for Linux

                                        We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Linux.
                                        And language of programming such as:

                                        -C
                                        -C++
                                        -C#
                                        -VB
                                        -F#
                                        -HTML
                                        -MHTML

                                        Thanks,

                                        38 votes
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                                        • Add "Confirm exit" option to preferences!!!

                                          It is INSANELY frustrating to shut Visual Studio down if one accidentally presses Exit or ALT-F4.

                                          Clumsiness or not, this should not be a problem.

                                          And don't say "rebind keys", because it's does not solve the problem permanently.

                                          37 votes
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