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  1. Multiline TODO

    Often it's not possible to describe a TODO in a single line. Visual Studio highlights only the first line of a multiline TODO comment (the line that starts with (TODO:). Would be great to devise a syntax that allows multiline TODOs. See screenshot.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show all text in Visual Studio 2015 Text visualizer, not the 32768 character limit

      In Visual Studio 2015, if you open the text visualizer with a value that is longer than 32768 characters, the text is reduced to 32768, with the excess removed from the middle and replaced with an ellipsis (...).

      I need the visualizer to show me exactly what a variable's text looks like. I use it frequently to copy an xml document out of VS and into an xml editor. The ellipses makes this impossible. I don't have access to the xml file externally to VS, because of a number of xslt transforms that modify it. I need to be able…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Find all assignments

        A feature similar to "Find all references", but only includes assignments.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Post-Publish Event

          We need Post-Publish Events just like post-build events.
          I woulid like to copy some stuff on my publish folder after publish.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 18 votes
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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Inject language

              A feature to inject language into any string would be nice.

              What is "Language Injection"? As JetBrains implemented, editor treats given string as if it is in another language. so one can write an HTML template in javascript variable with full intellisense support.

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              • Bring back the old "Pending Changes" window

                No, not this one: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

                I want a commit message box, flat list of files with checkboxes, dockable to the bottom of VS and nice looking with full color. I don't need any of the other features you added at this point. Commit message box and a flat list of files with checkboxes. Look in VS 2010 for implementation. I want THAT.

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                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Assembly code color highlighting

                  Its easy to get assembly code to work using c++, but you can only edit your assembly code like normal text. It would be cool and productive to have the code (filename.asm) be colored like visual studio does with the other languages. Should be difficult: seperate colors for: keywords, value's, labels, variables, comments and sections(.data,.stack,.code).

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                  • Add a table-of-content-window listing all procedures and other items of the current code file.

                    The content should be similar to what is available in the drop-down lists at the top of the C# editor, but it should be in a window docked to the side of the IDE.
                    There should be some sorting and grouping options.
                    The CodeMaid add-in is doing it right, but such basic functionality should be a standard part of VS, so it is also available for the Express editions.

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                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add feature like emacs artist-mode to visual studio IDE

                      See:

                      http://cinsk.github.io//emacs/emacs-artist.html

                      There have been a number of requests to add this kind of feature to Visual Studio, which have been closed:

                      "Add my custom drawing to code section as part of comment because drawings can often be clearer and meaningful to the reader."

                      "Ability to draw next to the code simple shapes to explain code"

                      "add feature to draw monographs in comments to illustrate code idea (save as png in project folder, referenced by a file positions database)"

                      While I think having the ability to seamlessly include line drawings would be better, an artist-mode feature would be a great…

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                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • HLSL Syntax Highlighting

                        Allow intellisense and the IDE to use syntax highlighting for HLSL. This would make graphics programming a lot more enjoyable and better.

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                          4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Search box in the Properties window for controls

                          it would be a very helpful to have a search box in the properties window for controls. it would be faster to narrow down the properties than scrolling up and down on them.

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stylus support

                            It would be nice to have stylus css pre-processor syntax highlighting and all those other nifty things.

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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add ASPX MVC View in Visual Studio 2015

                              After upgrading from VS2013 to VS2015, we are no longer able to add aspx MVC views to the project we are working on.

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Camel Case Words while typing

                                It would be nice to get a "Camel Case" feature in Visual Studio per default.

                                Example:
                                You have two variables like "TestVarHeight" and "TestVarWidth"

                                If you later want to use the variables in code you just need to type "tvh" and it directly suggest you just the "TestVarHeight"

                                Additional informations:
                                * not case sensitive
                                * also working with parts of words like "TestVH" or "Tevh"
                                * directly suggest the word while typing (no need to use some shortcuts or something to navigate through words)
                                * also work with digits (like "v3" for "Vector3" or "t4y" for "Test4You")

                                This is a…

                                16 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable word-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013.

                                    By enabling work-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013, I will be able to see the complete line when doing a merge. I have to put 2 separate diffs on the screen and compare them to insure that the merge was done correctly.

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                                    • Allow the output window to stop auto scrolling

                                      Add a button to the Output Window to stop it "Auto Scrolling" to the bottom. It is very frustrating trying to read debug info when the window keeps scrolling me away from what I am trying to read

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                                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Synchronically scroll two code editors

                                        I want to have two editors (tabs) open side by side and to have ability to scroll synchronically both source code (the same thing as in Compare situation – Diff).
                                        Why: I often need to look into two code editors at the same time and it would be good to have somehow ability to scroll both source code at the same time. Often that code is pretty different and diff options is not needed but only to scroll at the same time in order to find some similarities or just to use as model for creating new code.

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                                        • Hide comments by default

                                          If it is possible to add an option to hide code comments by default because I'm maintaining several projects with many comment lines. Thanks.

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