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  1. 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 →
        • 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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            3 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 →
            • Auto-hide status bar

              Most of the time the status bar doesn't show any useful information. Could the status bar be auto-hidden like in browsers?

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                4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Floating Toolbars in VS IDE

                I just upgraded to VS2012 from VS2008. In VS2008, I was able to float the Debug toolbar over the current document window and shape the toolbar in a square or rectangle. I would position the toolbar just to the right of the code I was debugging. It was very convenient to have the toolbar so close to my code.

                I can't do this in VS2012. I would like the ability to do this added back into the VS IDE.

                I have added a screen shot of VS2008 to show you what I mean.

                Thanks.

                - Eric

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                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Separate code visualization from code formatting in file

                  There should be an option to define code formatting for files and another for user (.suo?) to define how he/she wants to see that code in Visual Studio editor.

                  For teams this would give the freedom to individually setup code visualization for personal taste and keep shared (committed) code in commonly accepted format thus preventing unnecessary differencies in committed files.

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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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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                          • Put main menu into window title bar

                            Why do we wasting so much space to title bar?
                            We have only three buttons at right side and one on left plus title and many empty space. I think it is worth to put main menu there.
                            Title can be displayed in status bar for example, or at task bar.

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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                  • Allow "Compare working copy to historical version" version in TFS GIT 2015

                                    Allow "Compare working copy to historical version" version in TFS GIT 2015

                                    http://stackoverflow.com/q/34123687/30225

                                    When I pull up the history of the file I can compare that version with another version listed in the history by selecting both and doing a "Compare", or I can compare a historical version and its changes wrt to its previous version by selecting "Compare to Previous".
                                    However, there isn’t a command that will let me compare a historical version in the history list to the currently edited version on disk.
                                    This was one of the best features of TFSVC and I would be good to…

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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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                                      • 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 →
                                        • Make quick find optional (PLEASE)

                                          Please make the Quick Find 'feature' (the one that come over from the Productivity Power Tools) optional in VS2012. At the very least, make an optional to stop highlighting every match in the file as I type each individual letter. When I press the letter e, I never ever ever want to wait 3 seconds just so I can see every single letter e highlighted in the document. It is infuriating.

                                          Performance gets much more frustrating with regular expression searches. Find is supposed to be fast, particularly when I know what I'm looking for is in the file I'm already…

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