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  1. 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"?

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      1 comment  ·  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

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

        Sort lines in selection by ascending or descending order.
        When you declare more than a few member variables, it would be nice to be able to sort them. For C++ it's preferred to initialize in the order of declaration. Where this feature would help a lot, especially when adding more members at a later time.
        Or simply for sorting enums.

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          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Test Explorer To export test results

          When running tests in Test Explorer, there doesn't appear to be a way to export these results. This would be useful in order to share failed test results with fellow team members. Ability to export to trx would be wonderful. I know this can be accomplished via commandline, but running from commandline is a rather clunky solution, especially if you want to re-run failed test.

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            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • bring back full colors on controls in ToolBox!

            simply enough allow full coloring of the controls in the toolbox where we can find and select the right one, fast and accurate just like in vs2010.
            going to black and white trying to look like photoshop, is a very wrong idea! we do not have 10 tools like photoshop, we are not painting and we are depending on the controls we are choosing to design a form.

            now its unacceptable hard to spot, and select the right control, we have to wait and read a tooltip most of the times!

            also we are all buying new HD monitors and…

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            • 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 →
              • Improve the RDLC Editor and Rendering

                Currently, the RDLC editor is VS 2012 has issues. These issues have occurred since the IDE was converted to WPF in 2010. We need a snap to align and other basic functionality you'd expect from a designer. While we're improving the editor, we need to improve the rendering. The answer provided about PDF rendering being processor intensive (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/is/sqlreportingservices/thread/ca45fcc4-be69-410f-aaed-19b65f279330) doesn't fly. Many 3rd parties can convert HTML to PDF in seconds compared to the RDLC provider. So, allow HTML rendering and convert the HTML to DOCX or PDF.

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

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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.

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                        • 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.

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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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                                  • Fix behaviour of Home/End keys when word wrap is enabled

                                    There are several problems with the word wrap feature in Visual Studio 2013.

                                    * Pressing the Home key moves the cursor to the start of the screen line. This works correctly. At this point, pressing the Home key again should move the cursor to the start of the *real* line, however nothing happens.
                                    * The end key is similarly broken.
                                    * Triple-clicking should select the entire real line, rather than the current screen line.
                                    * Similarly, the cut command (when nothing is selected) should cut the whole line.
                                    * Similarly, the move line up/down commands should move real lines, rather…

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                                    • Show properties info of a class when mouse over

                                      Show properties info of a class when mouse over. look at picture attached

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                                      • Implement advanced commenting (with embedded images) for the Visual Studio editor

                                        In Visual Studio code editor, it would be cool to have the ability to apply advanced commenting, similar to office product balloon comments, but with the functionality to imbed images. Attached is a mock up with a photo of a whiteboard brainstorm which is relevant to the code which it is placed next to. When going back to code ages later, it would really help the programmer to remember the original idea and diagrammatically represent the way in which the control or component actually works. Would certainly reduce the need to retrace the purpose of the code later on or…

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                                        • Fix Find and Replace > Replace in Files so finds all matches before re-searching skipped matches

                                          In VS Find and Replace > Replace in Files seems to repeatedly search skipped matches before finding new matches.

                                          I end up skipping through more and more previously searched files and skipped matches, just to find new matches. The Skip File option doesn't seem to help.

                                          Fix the Replace in Files feature so that it cycles through all files before returning to skipped matches.

                                          Bug Reports:
                                          https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/888753/replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-replace
                                          http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/786695/bug-in-search-and-replace-in-entire-solution

                                          Stack Overflow Question:
                                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21711125/visual-studio-replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-each-replace

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