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  1. Code Contracts Editor Extension

    Bake the Code Contracts Editor Extension into Visual Studio, with less bugs, better performance and more features.

    http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/85f0aa38-a8a8-4811-8b86-e7f0b8d8c71b

    77 votes
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      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add an option in Find/replace to exclude commented lines

      Oftentimes when searching and/or replacing in code, the text I'm searching for exists in both code and comments. An option to exclude comments from search results would save a lot of time.

      77 votes
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        4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual studio - GIT - propose to prune when fetching the repo

        What I'd like to do is that Fetch should be able to do 'git fetch --prune'

        I know that I can register a remote to always be pruned with 'git config remote.origin.prune true' but this is not what I want.

        I'd like a checkbox on the right of Fetch button for example.

        see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/d283472d-a194-4f55-aee6-205094fb1766/visual-studio-git-always-prune-when-fetching-the-repo-?forum=tfsversioncontrol#87f6bf6b-0b58-46ee-9475-252e11910848

        76 votes
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          4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow switching TypeScript configured version from Project Properties IDE

          Currently the only way to switch between TypeScript compiler versions is to manually edit the .csproj or .vbproj setting for the following element:

          <TypeScriptToolsVersion>1.0</TypeScriptToolsVersion>

          While this isn't impossible it is cumbersome to have to manually modify the project's configuration. I propose it would be better to have this version be reflected via a dropdown or similar selection in the 'TypeScript Build' tab within the project properties. Since TypeScript allows side-by-side installation of the SDKs it would be appropriate to be able to switch between them.

          This allows flexibility to target more easily older or newer versions of TypeScript when required.…

          75 votes
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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Scroll horizontally using Shift + Mouse Wheel

            Many applications (e.g. Visio) and editors (e.g. EditPlus) have Shift+MouseWheelScroll wired up to a horizontal scroll action.

            This seems like a useful convention to adopt in Visual Studio for the text editor (and others)

            71 votes
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              5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a keyboard shortcut for switching between tab groups.

              Currently you offer shortcuts for switching between active documents via Control + F6 or Control + Tab. However, for those of us who lay out our documents spatially, cycling through documents in all tab groups when we just want to get to the other visible document isn't an ideal scenario, and really breaks our flow.

              I'd love for Window.NextTabGroup and Window.PrevTabGroup actions to be added so I can quickly hop between editors.

              70 votes
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                3 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

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                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Empty braces are no longer formatted correctly with the FormatDocument command

                  See also here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30520764/did-c-sharp-formatting-change-in-visual-studio-2015-and-how-can-i-change-it-bac

                  Given an empty method like this:

                  void EmptyMethod() { }

                  FormatDocument (Ctrl-K, Ctrl-D) used to leave it alone. In VS 2015, FormatDocument now moves the braces to their own line:

                  void EmptyMethod()
                  { }

                  This is annoying because (a) when I use CollapseToDefinitions, I can no longer see (without expanding it) that the method is empty, and (b) there's no apparent way to turn this behavior off.

                  Can it be changed back to how it used to be, where FormatDocument would leave these braces alone?

                  65 votes
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                  • 64 votes
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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.

                      64 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ctrl+Shift+T opens the last closed tab

                        Ctrl+Shift+T would open the last closed tab. This mirrors the behavior of Chrome and other web browsers. I've found this shortcut uber helpful when doing web development and now find myself hitting it in Visual Studio when I closed a tab I didn't mean to.

                        63 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add emoji support to the visual studio editor.

                          Seriously, how cool would that be?

                          62 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Highlighting

                            I think it will be very convinient to highlight methods, propeties and variables with different font colors.

                            62 votes
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                              0 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.

                              60 votes
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                                4 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.

                                59 votes
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                                • 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).

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                                    1 comment  ·  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.

                                    56 votes
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                                    • Enable Roslyn-Powered Code Views

                                      This vote is for developers who support the idea of Roslyn-Powered Code Views. Code Views are a conceptual improvement to the way Visual Studio renders code to a developer, and how a developer works with that code.

                                      Opening a file: To load a Code View, code is loaded into memory and parsed as a Roslyn AST. From there, it is processed through a developer's Code Formatting Profile to render the code to the developer as they prefer it. This includes such things as spacing (spaces or tabs), documentation (on or off), and characters/symbols around fields (underscores or even Hungarian notation…

                                      55 votes
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                                      • Do not save any changes before building

                                        One option that I couldn't find (which was there in older version) is :

                                        Before building -
                                        -Do not save any changes
                                        -Save all changes
                                        -Prompt to save changes

                                        The above was available in Tools->Options->Build & Run in older versions.

                                        At times when I make temp changes in my code which I don't want to save it then that feature comes in handy.

                                        Please bring back the "Before building" options in VS2015.

                                        54 votes
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                                        • Support patch adding in Visual Studio Tools for Git

                                          Patch adding allows to stage only parts of a file (hunks), not an entire file.
                                          The command line equivalent is the command "git add --patch"

                                          For example if you edit a file on line 20 and make another change on line 40 and now you want to split this changes into two separate commits because they are unrelated to each other you can do this by patch adding the file. It would be nice to have this functionality available inside of Visual Studio.

                                          The same funcionality could be used to automatically include the changed parts of the csproj file when…

                                          54 votes
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