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  1. 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.

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      2 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.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • jspm

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

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          2 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 →
          • 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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            • 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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                4 comments  ·  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.)

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                  7 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 →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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 →
                      • Prompt to change namespace when moving a file in Solution Explorer

                        When renaming a file in Solution Explorer, VS prompts you to ask if you want to change the class name to reflect the new file name (if the class name and file name sans extension matched at time of rename).

                        I would like similar capability when moving a file in Solution Explorer. i.e. when moving a class file from one folder to another, prompt the user to change the namespace of the class (if the existing fully qualified class name and its relative folder path + file name matched at the time of the move).

                        While namespacing is not required…

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                          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Give option to show parent folder name in tabs

                          A lot of sites still use file names such as default.aspx or default.aspx.xx. As a result there are TONS of these buggers. There should be an option to show the parent folder in the tab.

                          From: [default.aspx] [default.aspx] [default.aspx.cs]
                          To: [search/default.aspx] [about/default.aspx] [about/default.aspx.cs]
                          or To: [search/.aspx] [about/.aspx] [about/.cs]

                          This would be a huge help to those with non-MVC sites.

                          54 votes
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                            0 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.

                            53 votes
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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

                              53 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Expand/collapse projects inside a solution/solution folder

                                When opening a solution all projects are expanded by default. This quickly makes you loose oversight of your solution structure.

                                1. It would be handy if there would be a way to expand/collapse the solution's children, perhaps even by solution folder, single folder, or project.

                                2. Remember state after closing and reopening Visual Studio.

                                Additional comments from a merged suggestion:
                                In all the versions of VS so far, the default behavior when opening a Solution the first time is to open it with all the nodes and items expanded in Solution Explorer. This is not an issue until you start…

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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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                                  • Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

                                    Option to stop indenting namespaces in C++ code

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                                    • show the full path as a tooltip in 'Recent Projects and Solutions' menu

                                      I sometimes have copies of the same solution. When opening a solution via the 'Recent Projects and Soultions' menu under 'File', the full path is not shown, so I often open the wrong one. Show a tool tip with the full path when I hover over an entry.

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                                      • Add more filtering options in solution explorer search

                                        In big solutions it's very common to have files with the same name under different projects. With the current solution explorer search you can only search for the filename and it shows all the matching files in all projects. It's not very easy to find the file you're looking for when there are a lot of files with the same name in the search results.

                                        I suggest you add some options so that users can search for filenames and project names at the same time. For example let's say I have 15 unit test projects and all of them have…

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                                          6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Line Spacing

                                          Please allow the line spacing to be adjustable with the editor. Thanks.

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