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  1. Pair programming in visual studio editor (working with more persons in one workspace)

    When pair programming two programmers want to work on the same file(s) real time. To do this the first user can invite a team member to join the same project from an other computer. All changes the users make are shown on both computers.

    This will deliver the feature faster when working on trivial parts of the implementation. For less trivial parts they can work behind one monitor. This feature can also be used to do tutoring or code in code reviews from remote.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open many solution in one IDE

      One solution per window - horrible!
      Or do this optional in settings.
      Normal like in Netbeans.

      29 votes
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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Don't break hardlink

        There is a patch for VS2005 (KB945993): "The hard link of a file is destroyed if you use Visual Studio 2005 to open and to modify either the original file or the hard link".

        VS2013 has the same symptoms, but seems no patch.

        Could it be fixed for VS2013 and later versions?
        Or "saving a file by replacing it" and "exposing it to the end user" is "by design"?

        28 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • property sheet location

          In the property manager it is not possible to find out who or which file is importing a certain property sheet.
          You see that the property sheet is imported but not where exactly. This makes it very hard to find out.

          My suggestion would be that there is a context menu to jump to the file or a property which shows where the sheet is imported.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Save As feature for Solution and Project in visual Studio File menu .

            I would like to suggest a feature in Visual Studio, As i am facing this problem since many years, so thought to suggest here.

            when I write some sample code in Visual Studio by selecting any of the project templates, i want to save that project in a different location(new) with a different name(new), it is applied to solution too.

            As you people know Save As option in Notepad, MS Word and in so many other applications.

            Functionality of this may be like this :
            Can have two options in file menu
            1. Save Project As
            2. Save Solution As

            28 votes
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              4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Stop putting VS Version number in .sln file

              Baking the VS Version number, especially when it's functionally insignificant like between Updates & CTPs of the same VS edition, causes nothing but headaches for teams with SCC.

              Please stop doing this. If the schema of the SLN file changes in a way that's significant, use schema versioning or naming to handle it instead of baking the software version that last touched it in to the file.

              28 votes
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              • Add a global shortcut to do a get latest version recursive on the opened solution

                This is a common use case when I want to have the latest version of the all the code. Currently, I have to go in solution explorer, drag the cursor all the way up and right click on the solution and then click on get latest. I think it would be really useful to have a shortcut or a global menu command that we can then assign to a shortcut key to do that.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • put Resolve right button menu back

                  when right click in C# source code editor, if there is any "using" missing, the top item in the right click menu was Resolve in VS2013. can you please put it back in VS2015? the current quick actions is not quick at all

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                    4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Prevent the auto formatter from putting the base class call onto a new line.

                    Prevent the auto formatter from putting the base class call onto a new line.

                    Today (looks terrible):

                    public MyClass()
                    : base()

                    Should look:

                    public MyClass() : base()

                    27 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Task Runner gulp/grunt output to be funneled to Output and Error List windows

                      If you're using the Task Runner, you're likely using gulp or grunt to run tasks through it. However, the output from those tasks is mostly limited to what you see in the console window in Task Runner. It would be nice if you could funnel the ouput/errors from a task to the Visual Studio Output and Error List windows, especially for errors. For example, when building a project fails, the Error List pops up so you know it failed. When something in a task fails (perhaps not the task itself, for example compiling SASS), it would be nice if the…

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                      • Don't use IE exclusively as the internal browser, but instead use the OS configured default browser

                        I can't use VS anymore because my organization blocks IE. We can't access anything externally with IE except for approved exceptional situations. They don't block Chrome and FireFox. Visual Studio 2015 (and also earlier versions) appear to use IE internally to sign in to VSO, display help, download packages, etc. Third party extensions such as Telerik's AppStudio do the same (probably by default). I can't figure out a way to change this default behavior.

                        Whenever I try to access anything from IE, I can see the HTTP traffic in Wireshark. Lot's of "M-SEARCH"s and "GET"s. Eventually, it fails with "HTTP/X.X…

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back

                          Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back
                          or give us another way of getting to it, which doesn't take half a day

                          http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/08/19/asp-net-web-configuration-tool-missing-in-visual-studio-2013.aspx?PageIndex=2&wa=wsignin1.0#comments

                          Does not work, and I don't have all day, after spending hours doing wonderfull stuff with WebApi i'm now stuckm until I jump thru hoops

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                            5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Remove the "Sign in" requirement to Visual Studio 2015.

                            Remove the "Sign in" requirement to Visual Studio 2015.

                            26 votes
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                            • Remove/Delete dialog should show up when deleting files in Solution Explorer (VisualC)

                              When I select one or more files in the solution explorer and press the delete key, I usually get a dialog where I can choose to remove or delete the file.

                              The problem is that I only get this dialog if the file is aktually stored in the project folder or in a subfolder of the project folder. If the file is stored in another folder I don't get any dialog and the file reference is automatically removed from the solution.

                              The storage location of the file should not make a difference.

                              A more detailed description can be found here: …

                              26 votes
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                              • Provide an option in the HTML editor to disable AngularJS intellisense

                                This is rather annoying for people who have no interest whatsoever in AngularJS.

                                25 votes
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                                • Generate constructor from fields (With refractor)

                                  Too often I find myself copying field types and names to the argument declaration area of my constructor. It would be nice if you could select the fields you want to assign with your constructor and then have the refractor generate a constructor for these fields.
                                  Example (C#):
                                  class someClass
                                  {
                                  int field1; // <- |
                                  object field2; // <- | select these two fields
                                  }

                                  Refractor -> create constructor
                                  result:

                                  class someClass
                                  {
                                  int field1;
                                  object field2;

                                  someClass(int field1, object field2)
                                  {
                                  this.field1 = field1;
                                  this.field2 = field2;
                                  }
                                  }

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                                  • Integrate Find and Replace with Roslyn Compiler

                                    sometime need find and replace with for example format or convert find value and then replaced.please add text box to can write and execute C# or VB code with Roslyn compiler in find and replace pane. can referenced to $find and $replace and manipulate $replace value with scripting and then replaced.

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                                    • Confirm that user wants search for a single character term when using Find in Files

                                      Every few days I wind up accidentally searching my entire codebase for a single character term. Such searches can yield hundreds of thousands of results, and Visual Studio can become unresponsive for minutes.

                                      It would be great if Visual Studio could confirm that you want to search for single character terms when using Find in Files.

                                      A method for limiting the maximum number of search results would also work.

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                                      • Alphabetized order of <Compile...> entries within <ItemGroup> in csproj

                                        Compile entries within <ItemGroup>s within the csproj file should be sorted in a consistent order.

                                        As described in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20563017/sorted-order-of-files-in-csproj, maintaining a consistent sorted order of <Compile> entries would mainly benefit the resolution of merge conflicts.

                                        It would always be clear where a file belongs, and simply changing order (e.g. Remove a file from project, re-include the file) would not lead to visible changes in a diff.

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                                        • Let us turn off notifications completely.

                                          I don't want notifications, I don't want to see the icon.

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