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  1. 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!

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      4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • 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.

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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.

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            3 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.

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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…

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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.

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                  5 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!

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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Folder Based Find&Replace in Visual Studio

                    Visual Studio now supports many none Microsoft technologies, and many open source projects and tools, with lots of files in current projects the find & replace scope (Curent Block, Current Document, All open documents, current project, current solution) not enough in many use cases.

                    please add new scope : selected folder

                    same experience exists in Netbeans, Eclipse, and many other IDE's for a long time.

                    62 votes
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                    • 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.

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                      • 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.

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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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…

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                              • 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

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                                • 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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                                  • 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

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                                    • Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

                                      Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • Complete Intellisense for c++ just like in c# and visual basic

                                          While working in c# and visual basic and even in ASP.Net, We are getting full intellisense support and it reduces a lot of pain in writing the program. Further, c# and visual basic programs are easy to be written and are small and compact .

                                          Whereas in the case of Programming with Direct x and Win32 API
                                          in C and Using the MFC library with c++, even the most simple 'hello world' program is more than 200 lines and there are thousands of functions but the intellisense support is very very few.It just lists class ,structure ao an enumeration members…

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