Visual Studio

Welcome to the Visual Studio UserVoice site! Let us know what you would like to see in future versions of the Visual Studio suite of products. This site is for suggestions and ideas. If you need to file a bug, visit the Visual Studio Connect site: https://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio.

We would also like to invite you to check out the Announcements section we have added to this site, where we will be posting special opportunities for you to participate in.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Visual Studio Team
Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

NEW! Announcing Limited Preview for Visual Studio Online Code Search

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. LiveID aliases

    When one user authorizes another to their TFS or VSO project, they do so by email address. But if the address they specify is a secondary alias on my LiveID, the authorization does not work. It only works if the address is my primary Alias. If the alias is "confirmed" through my LiveID (msAccount), then authorization should work.

    21 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    • Have a burndown chart per team member

      It would be nice to view a burndown chart for each team member.

      20 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      • TFS 3rd Party Integration for UserVoice

        There exist some 3rd Party Integrations for uservoice (e.g. for Jira). It would be great to have one for TFS as well. Lite that it would be possibe to link customer ideas to bugs / user strories / features

        20 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        • Create a PowerPivot/Tabular Model store that can be populated from the TFS Service

          Currently you can't report off of the TFS Service. Enterprises need various metrics - it isn't an optional thing. This would give enterprises the ability to mine their data from the TFS Service.

          Submitted by ALM Ranger.

          20 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          • Change VS 2012 merge tool conflict coloring to convey the change that was made to the file

            When using the VS 2012 Beta merge tool to resolve conflicts, the tool shows new text with green highlighting, deleted text with red highlighting, and conflicting code changes with orange highlighting. The problem is that when you have a conflict (orange highlighting) you can not tell if the conflicting code was added, deleted, or modified; the text is always black and the highlighting does not convey what type of change was made to the file.
            In VS 2010 the type of change (add, delete, modify) was conveyed through the text color, and the conflicts were conveyed through the highlighting. This…

            20 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            • Git branches TFS work items

              Allow git users to associate commits and branches with Team foundation service work items. Right now there is no way to do this.

              20 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              • TFS WebAccess hierachical List View of Work Items - Option to display all Items collapsed if executing the Query

                TFS WebAccess - Hierachical WorItems Query

                By Default all Items are displayed expanded. You have the button to collapse all items, but it would be great if there is an Option to make the collapsed view the Standard view.

                20 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                • Too hard to use TFS Team Explorer 2012

                  The TFS 2012 Team Explorer is too hard to use. I want the original TFS 2010 Team Explorer experience. The color is bad too.. I can hardly differentiate the title and content in windows.

                  20 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  • Improve sprint forecast in TFS

                    I use the forecast function for TFS at the moment, but I think there's room for improvement. When TFS measures the velocity of my team, and it knows my sprint planning (number of days, number of people, etc.); it should be able to predict the velocity for next sprints itself. And thus there's no real need for the textbox in which you can specify the number yourself.

                    I agree that this might not be true in the beginning of your project, but after a while it should work.

                    What would also be nice is when TFS tracks the work an…

                    20 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)

                      We want to add the following options for forecasting velocity:
                      1) Forecast based on a specified value (already implemented)
                      2) Forecast based on yesterday’s weather, the last sprint
                      3) Forecast based on the average of the last X sprints.
                      Would that be enough control?

                    • Support adding changesets to an existing review

                      You need to be able to add changesets to an existing review.

                      Take the following scenario:
                      1. Changes are made
                      2. Author either checkin the changes or create a shelveset to review (based on their procedures)
                      3. Reviewer have comments and the author needs to make changes to code
                      4. Our current procedures states that we make the changes and add the changeset to the existing review.
                      5. Reviewer looks at the newly modified files and accepts the changes

                      In TFS you would have to create a new review based on the new changes.

                      19 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      • Ability to filter the Task Board by Area

                        Currently you can filter a task board by user or unassigned. The ability to also and/or in conjuction with filter the Task Board by Area would allow us to look at the areas of an interation without distraction. Currently interations that have many stories and many tasks becomes unusable without an addition filtering by Area.

                        19 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        • Allow connection with GitHub

                          The same way you can now connect to team projects in TFS on premise or the new TFS Service, it would be great to have integration with GitHub.

                          That is, you could have your VS account linked with your GitHub account, and be able to connect to any repository in it, working with them directly.

                          GitHub is the de facto standard for hosting source code for open source projects, so being able to interact with it directly in Visual Studio could inspire more people to create .NET open source projects.

                          19 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          • Make the default value for Iteration Path the TeamBacklog and not the current sprint.

                            The default value for iteration path is currently defaulting to the current sprint. Suggest to make the default value the teambacklog. Making the default configurable would also be useful, but making the default path teambacklog would make it so that users do not have to remember to clear the current sprint path each time a new item is created.

                            19 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            • Allow for work-item types to be made read-only based on user role

                              We have a certain work item type ("Quality Checkpoint") that acts as a gate, and should only be created and edited by people in the QAManager role. Other users (developers, testers, etc.) should be able to open and read the work item but not save any changes to it. I can add role based security on individual fields using the READONLY attribute, but this work item type has hundreds of fields. It would be both tedious and brittle to make every field read-only based on role.

                              19 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              • Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

                                Desktop notifications to alert when assign an work item, when finish a build compilation, when a member of team makes check-in, when the date of end of project is near, etc...

                                Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

                                Here an example, some like glpi web notifications

                                19 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                • Allow people who are not team members to send bugs to Visual Studio Online

                                  As it is now, only team members have access to submit bugs to Visual Studio Online. This means that you have to use a license to allow your users to send you bugs or feedback.

                                  TFS has the possibility to create "Work-item only users" who don't need to have a CAL to access the TFS portal.

                                  You could even be more limiting than the TFS option, allowing people who are not team members to only send bugs or feedbacks and not be able to see them.

                                  19 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  • Compare a shelvesets between users

                                    It would be really nice if we could compare the shelvesets of different users. I suppose Visual Studio is really lagging in that part. In my day to day work, I would like to see the difference between the work I have done on a shelveset and someone else (like comparing changesets), so that I can get a better understanding of the changes that have happened, especially when working across geographies. It would be nice to see the compare context menu right from the Unshelve window, do understand the changes.

                                    19 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    • Create a search utility in Source Control Explorer

                                      We have many solutions and folders listed in Source Control Explorer. It would be handy to search (just like Solution Explorer) for specific files and/or folders instead of going through everything manually.

                                      18 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      • Sum up the work remaining on a PBI from Child PBI's and Tasks

                                        It would be nice if there was a service that would roll up the work remaining of all child (and grandchild) PBI's and tasks to the parent PBI. We wrote a custom service to do this but it would be nice if this was included functionality. It helps greatly when ranking the tasks, deciding what to cut from a sprint/project and giving visibility to the true work remaining vs the initial story point estimate.

                                        So if a PBI doesn't have any child PBI's or child tasks then it would just use the story point estimate for the work remaining (or…

                                        18 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        • Allow Tag Filtering in Sprint Backlog

                                          This is actually a bigger problem, that is of inconsistent experiences and functionality between Sprint and Product Backlogs. Whatever I can do in a product backlog I should be able to do in a sprint backlog.

                                          One instance of this is in the new tag filtering. This can be done in the product backlog, but not the sprint backlog.

                                          Here's another example of incosnstency:
                                          http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2296825-provide-the-ability-to-prioritise-backlog-items-in

                                          18 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base