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  1. Enabling button for directly opening the search engine[Google/Bing] against each error encountered while debugging.

    Whenever we are getting some error[the error types can be classified ] while debugging,VS should provision with a single button named as "Google it" or "Bing it" against the error..so that user can directly click the button and see the results against that error in search engine instead of going to the search engine and type/paste the error and press enter.It will save developer time and improve productivity.

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    • Multi selection dropdown

      Pl provide a tool for multi selection dropdown that we can use in asp.net. All other equivalent stuff available out there has its own bigs.

      Thank you for considering.

      Best Regards/Ramesh

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      • ApiExplorer support for AsyncEntitySetController & EntitySetController

        Please enhance the ApiExplorer to fully support the AsyncEntitySetController & EntitySetController. It is possible to generated some help documentation by using ApiExplorerSetting( IgnoreApi=false) attribute, but the help pages contain the incorrect relative path / route, the Queryable Gets are ignored, and the request/response samples are missing.

        Optionally, exposing some of the internal class such as HttpRouteParser, HttpParsedRoute, etc… would allow for custom ApiExplorers (like ODataApiExplorer).

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        • New templating system using Razor to replace T4

          This would be a new, modern project tempting supporting Razor. It would be designed to replace both T4 tempting and MVC scaffolding, and completely abstract and overcome the limitations of wiring with the COM system currently in place. This is desperately needed for MVC to move to the next level.

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          • Favorites toolbar

            We use Favorites in the browser. Actually I use the Links bar for the sites I visit every day. I have the grouped under folders. Visual Studio (and Explorer for that matter) should have this feature as well. I work on solutions with more than 100 projects and hundreds of files. I only work on a subset of them at a time....I'm tired of hunting for stuff.

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            • File System publish extensibility

              Current the publish process from VS for FileSystem is different from the command line.

              Because of this if you have customized your .pubxml for a File System publish to execute steps after publish they will not be executed.

              We should have parity from command line and VS for FileSystem publish.

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              • Enable design view for ASP.NET MVC

                Writing a HTML page with actual content on it (such as a rule sheet for a game) feels cumbersome and slow with having to enter tags manually.
                I fully understand the separation between Views and Controllers; but still, these pages are basically HTML and a WYSIWYG designer can make work with these a lot more productive.

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                • Provide a way of generating static websites from cshtml/vbhtml

                  Currently there is a trend back to moving towards having static content being generated during a build process. It would be interesting if either by extension or by a plugin to be able to generate static content using the layout and views during a build.

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                  • Make it easier to configure Web Publish Profiles

                    I'd like to see a GUI for some MSBuild/Web Publish Target settings like: folder permissions (ACLs), blocking a folder from being overridden (e.g. upload folder containing user files), easy site backup before publish (to a zip file probably), etc.

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                      Hi Dirk, I think this is a great idea. If you don’t already know the publish profiles are now stored as a part of your project under Properties\PublishProfiles. For this I was thinking that it would be good to have an editor for all the advanced properties if you double click the file.

                      The only thing that I’m not sure of is how many people would be interested in using this functionality. If we can get a good amount of votes on this item then I can use that to justify the work.

                    • Provide an way to easily minify webresource.axd resource data

                      Currently it appears that ScriptResource.axd is minified automatically as long as your not in debug mode. Webresource.axd is not. Can you either automatically minify webresource.axd data in release mode or provide another good mechanism to minify (and compress) it? Right now webresource.axd is some of our biggest resources on our pages.

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                        • Extensibility of the "Publish..." wizard in Visual Studio

                          It would be great when we could add additional configuration panels (like the Entity Framework Code First Migration features) to the Publish Wizard. This would allow us to add additional steps that can then be configured per target environment.

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                          • Reintroduce the use of IIS with Web Site Projects in VS2013

                            So we upgraded to VS2013 and can no longer run our massive web forms site via IIS. We have to use IIS Express or we cannot debug! What's the point of even having IIS on our systems (which is set up to mirror the live server) if we cannot use it for debugging etc. This seems a really bizarre decision. Note that many of the scenarios of web sites detailed here apply to us http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd547590%28v=vs.100%29.aspx

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                            • Productivity - Move Type To Its Own File

                              When VS detects that a type exists in a file that is named for another type in the same file, present a glyph (ctrl+.) that can be used to move the type to a new file named for that type.

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                              • Russian Doll Caching

                                The ability to do Russian Doll Caching like you can in Rails.

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                                • Add Ctrl+W keyboard shortcut to close document (like IE, Office, Expression and many others)

                                  This is the first customisation I do when I install a VS. I know it's already taken by 'select word' or something equally obscure, but consistency across apps is really really useful. For me it's one of the basics, like ctrl+Z/X/C/V/S/P etc.

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                                  • Razor Engine in Class libraries

                                    I want to be able to use razor, views and models like this:

                                    string htmlString = RazorEngine(myView, myModel);

                                    I need to be able to do use this in class libraries, not just mvc projects.

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                                    • Merge WCF Data and RIA Services and Web API

                                      I really like what you guys have done and I'm very impressed. But there are some areas that seem a little confusing to me or could be improved. Can you guys all get together and coordinate to build an enterprise family of .Net WCF Data Tier, Business Logic Tier that will all work together and integrate with the various .Net Presentation Tiers? They should serve as a quick way to get a system running and allow people to add their own POCs, DAL, etc. Every once in a while I get some idea I want to implement, but it takes…

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                                      • Bundles should be able to return binary output (for image sprites etc.)

                                        It would be really cool if the BundleResponse class was able to return binary content instead of just text content. This way it would be possible to create image bundles (sprites).

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                                        • Highlight shadow style(s) in css

                                          When editing a style in a css file it would be nice to know if it is overriding another style with same name/id. Check the stylesheets in the solution for the given class/id. Lets say .headeritem exists in a file and now I define it in anoter style in the same solution. Then I would like to know it.

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