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Type: Suggestion
ID: 510326
Opened: 11/13/2009 5:53:27 AM
Access Restriction: Public


VB .NET projects have in their project properties a "References" tab. This tab includes some genius features:

1) Remove Unused References
2) Show all used namespaces
3) Show all used references with Copy Local and Path settings in one table. In C# projects you have to click on every reference and then you need to open the property view.

I would like to see these great features for C# projects too.
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Posted by Progmen on 9/20/2011 at 1:21 PM
You can try free VS2010 extension: Reference Assistant by Lardite group. It works perfect for me. This tool helps to find unused references and allows to choose what references should be removed.

Posted by Fagan on 9/3/2011 at 12:48 PM
Since Microsoft said " this is a good idea. Since we can't make this sort of change in the current product at this time, I'm adding this to our list for a next release." The status of this issue doesn't really reflect the positiveness that Microsoft will address this in future release. "Won't Fix" resolution status sounds like slamming door shut as no. Can you use something better like "Will Fix Next Release" or "Added to Next Release Feature List" status for issues?

Sorry, not sure where to make this meta recommendation for issues/bugs for Microsoft Connect. Feel free to re-submit on my behalf or at least point me in right direction of where to report that..
Posted by The_Assimilator on 1/31/2011 at 3:14 AM
Posted by Jaimir Guerrero on 12/2/2010 at 7:40 AM
I agree with this suggestion, C# projects need these features
Posted by Jason88 on 11/18/2010 at 2:24 PM
VS 2010 didn't come out 'till almost mid 2010...you mean to tell us you couldn't just steal the code from the VB.NET guys!? :)
Posted by MrJohnB on 11/13/2010 at 1:31 PM
Posted by S Tonstad on 11/10/2010 at 8:21 AM
Greatly needed feature!
Posted by THERAOT on 7/20/2010 at 4:20 AM
Any chances this gets into an extension such as Productivity Power Tools "Searchable Add Reference Dialog"? or partially for PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2010, you know: right click -> remove unused references.

... oh, sorry this suggestion is closed, is there a connect for extensions?
... somebody reads this?
Posted by renjucool on 5/12/2010 at 11:59 PM
Also can do for Asp.net projects also.Even its not there for Asp.net-vb projects
Posted by ghendric on 4/5/2010 at 8:57 AM
I second that motion.. C# projects need these features also.
Posted by Ken Bonnin Jr on 2/12/2010 at 2:20 PM
This is an excellent house-cleaning tool for VB.NET, add my vote for a future release.
Posted by Wraukon the Excellent on 12/12/2009 at 5:35 PM
Would also like to see this for C/C++;
Posted by Microsoft on 11/19/2009 at 11:02 AM
Hi, jbe2255, this is a good idea. Since we can't make this sort of change in the current product at this time, I'm adding this to our list for a next release.

Posted by Microsoft on 11/14/2009 at 1:43 AM
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