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  1. Find in current namespace

    In Find Window (CTRL+F) we can choose from some options (current project, entire solution etc.). Sometimes I miss option "current namespace".

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Editor Formatting: Leave block on single line option is broken

      Options -> Text Editor -> C# -> Formatting -> Wrapping -> Leave block on single line.

      The above option is broken and does not do what the example suggests it should do. If you type

      public int Foo { get; set; }

      in the editor. It will reformat it to

      public int Foo
      {
      get; set;
      }

      which is exactly what it's NOT supposed to do. I've played with the options as suggested in the following thread and it has not worked.

      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30520764/did-c-sharp-formatting-change-in-visual-studio-2015-and-how-can-i-change-it-bac/

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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Task list should remember comment tasks when closing and re-opening Visual Studio

        I do this:

        1. I type a todo comment such as "// todo: fix all the problems in this function."

        2. I go to the Task List and see the todo item listed.

        3. I save-all and close Visual Studio.

        4. I re-open Visual Studio and re-open the same project.

        5. The Task List is empty. However, the todo comment is still in the code.

        If I do anything to the todo comment, then it re-appears in the Task List. But what about all the other todo comments I have throughout the code?

        This Task List seems like a pretty…

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Current Folder" to search options

          When you perform a "Find", there are options to search within "Current Document" and "Current Project".

          In the case of the project I work with, this can increase the search scope from 1 file to hundreds of files. Normally what I end up doing is opening every file in the folder then doing a "search in all open documents" but this is quite tedious.

          Can you add a "Current Folder" option?

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            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

            When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

            The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
            "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

            Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "Quick Find"

              While I appreciate the slimmed down UI footprint of the new Quick Find in VS 2012, there are lot of functional changes that really mess with my normal workflow, and it'd be great to get these fixed and get the behavior closer to the old VS 2010 Ctrl+F behavior.

              - There needs to be an option to populate the find dialog only when there's selected text (ie, what it did in VS 2010). I don't want to have to copy/paste my search terms, but I also don't want to overwrite previous search terms with random single characters from where ever…

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                2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix extremely slow intellisense for methods with many (thousands) overloads

                Intellisense in VS2013 and probably older versions is extremely slow for cases when there are many overloads for the same method e.g. a class Foo has methods Do(...) with thousands of overloads.

                This causes intellisense on edits anywhere in the entire file to be extremely sluggish. This is the case when referencing an assembly directly, but it is even worse in the case when the method is from a project in the solution. In this case inspecting devenv.exe with procmon reveals that devenv opens and reads the code-file with the method overloads for each overload, that is thousands of times!

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Embed a code sharing store

                  The idea is pretty simple: When I am coding, I often wonder how many people already have implemented the same thing. On the other hand I would be more motivated to share my work online, earning some money for it.
                  The code store should contain something like an “offline function tester”, so I don’t see the developer’s code but am still able to test my parameters to the functions and classes. A nice and simple user interface, connected with my credit card or PayPal account, would complete the perfect package.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Paste escaped string / paste escaped verbatim string

                    When you need to copy and paste some XML, string, or other data into the editor as a string it is extremely annoying as you then have to go and manually escape it.

                    There should be a "Paste Special" with options to paste as a "normal" C# string or as a "verbatim" C# string. This would make this common task much easier.

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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 →
                      • Visual Studio should support leading commas when formatting code

                        Currently, Visual Studio doesn't support the leading comma notation, like this:

                        o = new O( 1
                        , "a"
                        , 1235
                        );

                        or like this:

                        o = new O()
                        { a = 1
                        , b = "a"
                        , c = 1235
                        }

                        Please support this very user friendly kind of notation.

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                          7 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 →
                            • Disable the IntelliSense for a specific folder in VS IDE.

                              We want to disable the IntelliSense to ignore a specific folder in VS IDE.

                              See:http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c11387

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                              • Could you please provide an option to set a default for intellisense mode?

                                I would like to be able to set Suggestion mode as the default in Visual Studio. Right now, every time I start VS it's in Completion mode by default.
                                I know that I can change the behavior with Edit -> IntelliSense -> Toggle Completion Mode, or with the shortcut ctrl + alt + space, but I really think that Suggestion mode is always better for me, and I would like that to be the default.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Simplify Names for current document

                                  The "simplify names" feature should have an option to simplify all names in the current document, similar to how removing unused imports removes them all.

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add options for CodeLens indicator text

                                    CodeLens indicator text is displayed between lines which takes up more vertical space and disturbs the visual overview of (collapsed) code that we are used to.
                                    Please add a combination or smart selection of the following options:
                                    - Allow the selection of a location for indicator text (above, left, right)
                                    - Allow to enable/disable CodeLens for references
                                    - Allow to choose to only show references indicator text when there are 0 references
                                    - Add (keyboard) commands for toggling CodeLens options

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                                      2 comments  ·  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 →
                                        • 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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