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  1. 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

    68 votes
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      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      67 votes
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        5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • jspm

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

        67 votes
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          3 comments  ·  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.

          67 votes
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            5 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 →
            • 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 →
              • Add git support for subtree add, push and pull

                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 :

                e.g.

                Add a subtree (as a remote)
                git remote add shared ssh://git@bitbucket.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 master

                60 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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!

                  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 →
                    • 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.

                      56 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  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

                        54 votes
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                          6 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.

                          53 votes
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                          • 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 →
                            • 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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                              • Give user a way to turn off Microsoft Git Provider completely.

                                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
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                                • Improvement for Find Shelveset section.

                                  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
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                                  • 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.

                                    47 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show count of selected characters

                                      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
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                                      • TFS Lightweight code comment access from Visual Studio

                                        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.

                                        thanks,
                                        Christian

                                        46 votes
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                                          2 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."

                                          44 votes
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