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 VS201368 votes
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.67 votes
Include support for jspm in addition to bower/grunt/gulp.67 votes
The new shred project is great feature. But, curentry, we can no use T4 template in shared project. I hope it can be.67 votes
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
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
Git subtrees are a popular way of including code from a remote repo into a project repo. They have advantages over git submodules.
Visual Studio's git features need to support adding and managing push, pull and merges from subtrees.
The only way to use git subtrees presently is from the command line :
Add a subtree (as a remote)
git remote add shared ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/xyz/shared.git
git subtree add --prefix=path/to/code --squash shared master
Pulling upstream changes
git subtree pull --prefix=path/to/code --squash shared master
Pushing changes to the upstream repository
git subtree push --prefix=path/to/code --squash shared master60 votes
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.
Thank you!58 votes
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
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.56 votes
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:
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.53 votes
Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code51 votes
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
The only two things Microsoft Git Provider does is
- cause problems for ReSharper (file is still read-only bug that is there for like two versions of VS)
- eat CPU time
It would be nice if there was a way to disable this abomination completely and not have it come back to life every time I reload Visual Studio.48 votes
I propose add combobox instead of textbox in "Find Shelvesets" section. Combo should contain team member names or at least last input values.
Reason: it is not comfortable to look for shelvesets of another team members as you need to know how them names are spelled.48 votes
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.47 votes
In Visual Studio, at the bottom, there's "Ln" and "Col" to show the location of the cursor according to line and column.
Add another bit of info in the same place, which shows how many characters are selected in the editor. Very useful when debugging.46 votes
Changeset lightweight code comments (TFS 2013 feature) are not available through Visual Studio 2015.
- Changeset inline code comments
- Changeset file comments
- Changeset overall comments
Even there are no alerts available for these comments. So no one will read that comments.
It would be great if
- they show up like bookmarks in code editor, in CodeLens, and of course in team explorer (changeset detail view, ... )
- they can be created directly in VS code editor, ...
- you get a notification for new comments in team explorer or VS.
"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."44 votes
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