Add ability to filter Comments Task List (aka TODO list)
In big solutions it is not uncommon to find numerous TODO comments scattered around multiple projects. By adding filter like the one in Errors (Open Documents, Current Project, Current Document) would help to find what you need. Or at least consider adding the Project column to the Task list, just showing the File name is not enough.
We are currently evaluating whether we can include this feature in a future version of Visual Studio – thank you for your feedback!
Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team
A filter for project, file or class would be great.
I suggest to actually move the todo to the error list, i.e. add a fourth category to the error list: Error/Warning/Message/Todo.
Would be really great if this is implemented. Just crawl yesterday thru a huge solution for a specific TODO comment. :-)
Colin Hale commented
Totally agree - a list of dozens of 'todo' comments from a big solutions isn't much use unless you can either filter or customise the tag for your install of Studio, so you have the option of seeing only your own todo's.
Craig S. commented
Really, I can't believe that this functionality does not yet exist. +1, heck, +100! I'm not a huge fan of these "TODO" comments, but when you truly (temporarily) need one, and a legacy code base already has hundreds of these, it's nice to create a custom token and then be able to only view your token. Otherwise, what might be a helpful comment to be removed later just becomes another piece of persistent noise.
David Matten commented
also if you could filter by "solution folder", or some such thing
to restrict the area of view, besides the above filter
Grant Fletcher commented
I agree that a filter feature on the Task List would be a very useful feature.