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  1. 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 →
    • Add Webservice Reference for SWAGGER.IO

      Please add the capability to auto-generate a Proxy for Webservice, the same way as it is possible for WSDL.
      Project > References > Add Service Reference ... and this should also discover SWAGGER and not only WSDL.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for the Code Definition window to Visual Studio 2015

        The Code Definition Window was a great, non-intrusive way to see how a particular class or method was implemented without taking you away from the code you're working on. Peek Definition is great, but it requires active input, it works best with short snippets of code, and it disrupts your view of the code by appearing in the middle of the editor window. The decision to omit Code Definition Window support from VS2015/Roslyn denies users a valuable tool. Telemetry indicating low usage is most likely due to a lack of awareness - I use it all the time, and the…

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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…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enhance the MRU list in the start page to be more configurable and support alias names and descriptions for solutions.

                Change the MRU list in the start page to an editable table of shortcuts. Sort order should be adjustable, and alias names should allow users to differentiate between versions of the same project or solution. Modelled after the View > Details folder list in explorer, an optional list of fields including custom description and date fields would make finding the right project or solution easier.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Better Color Syntax Highlighting and Configuration

                  I think it's about time VS enhances the configuration of Color Syntax Highlighting in the following ways, in priority order:
                  1) Rather than clumping in a single huge list all bits of syntax across all languages that can be highlighted, categorize by language.
                  2) Allow for italic, underline, besides just bold.
                  3) Based on 1), show a "complete" sample of the highlighted language, rather than just a single line of a small clump of letters.
                  4) Within a language, allow for more distinctly highlight-able things.

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                    0 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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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Searching in Properties Window

                      It would be very helpful to place a search (filter) box on the top of properties window.
                      Like on the top of solution explorer.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          2 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 →
                          • VBA Editor

                            I'm going through large amounts of legacy VBA in a really bad IDE. I'd really like to be able to use copy and paste the VBA code into a Visual Studio 2013 project so I can go through the code much easier. While I wouldn't be able to run the code, I'd like to be able to searching through the text and ability to refactor the code would really nice, especially considering that there is probably a lot of VBA code that could be refactored. I'm currently pasting VBA code into a VB Module but it's not the same and…

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                              4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support asp.net mvc 2 projects in visual studio 2012 and vNext

                              Right now you can't open asp.net mvc 2 project in visual studio 2012 without doing a little hack as described in this answer:
                              http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13424079/how-do-i-open-an-mvc-2-project-in-visual-studio-2012
                              Then you can normally work with this project but you loose tooling support (no "Add Controller, View etc.")
                              There are a lot of MVC 2 projects out there and it seems it's not such a hard thing to bring back this support. So please, do it.

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                              • Provide ability to specify physical folders for Visual Studio Solution Folders

                                Currently, Visual Studio only supports the creation of logical folders as Solution Folders. However, all types of additional information such as UML Models, external reference assemblies, additional diagrams, ReadMe files, strong name keys etc. that need to be associated with a Visual Studio solution should be able to incorporated into a Solution Folder. However, the current restriction to a Logical Folder forces that all of the items already exist elsewhere on disk or attached to a Visual Studio project. It would be much easier if this could be mapped directly to a physical folder located on disk that is associated…

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                                • Select a Lines of Code and press #.{,(,etc to auto surround the code.

                                  Instead of using shortcuts to trigger a surround with it would be nicer to select lines of code and press the starting char of the surround with to auto surround.

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                                  • Allow peek to view definition from the references linked within CodeLens.

                                    It would be nice to open a peek window from the "References" CodeLens to view the full definition of the code referencing said method.

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                                    • 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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                                      • Allow option to hide unit test projects in the Code Lens 'references' indicator

                                        Often when using the Code Lens references indicator I find myself with many more references to a member/symbol in the scope of a unit test compared with 'actual' code. This can sometimes make it hard to see which application code is referencing the symbol.
                                        Perhaps allow a tick-box in the fly-out that appears to toggle show/hiding of references in test projects.

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                                          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Export Button in Check In list window

                                          currently we have no option to Export files Check In list window in tree structure format,We are looking such functionality next version.

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