Visual Studio 2015

Welcome to the Visual Studio 2015 UserVoice site. This site is for suggestions and ideas for the IDE of Visual Studio (Community, Professional or Enterprise). You can also add suggestions for Team Services or Visual Studio Code. Or go to Connect to file a bug.

We also added an Announcements section where we will be posting special opportunities for you to participate in.

Read about current UserVoice statuses and their definitions in our article “What Does the Status of My Feedback Mean?” article.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Visual Studio team
Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

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. Allow running multiple instances of the same emulator profile

    I would really like it if I could launch multiple instances of the same profile. Either by clicking the play button multiple times or by being able clone already existing profiles.

    This suggestion is similar to the one asking for a way to be able to add custom emulator profiles but it would also be really nice not having to create a profile from scratch and instead use an existing profile as a template for your own custom profile.

    12 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…)
      0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Scss editor need to be improved

      When a style property is selected via intellisense, the : should be added automatically.
      Furthermore, once a closing bracket is entered, the code should reformat like it does for c#.
      Shift + Tab should move the code in the current line a tab back irrespective of the cursor location in that line. Currently it only works if the cursor is in the beginning of the line.

      3 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…)
        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add folders to vNext build definitions

        We use 1 Team Project in TFS 2015 on-prem and as such we have a large (and increasing) number of build definitions. I'd like to be able to group my build defs into folders from the web screen. I'd also like to be able to set permissions on the builds within a folder by using the current build permissions method which uses inheritance and you can enable/disabled this as required.

        Many Thanks
        Rod

        4 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…)
          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Express, draft project feature

          Add a feature whereby we can create a 'Draft' project on VS instead of a full on Project. sometimes I want to write a small piece of code, compile it and run it. but I get frustrated with all the clicking and bloat I get for a full fledged VS project.

          I think it would be a good idea to add a feature whereby I get to start typing away my code after one click ('Express project' maybe?) with all the defaults set in place. and maybe have it delete the files afterwards or keep it in a separate place…

          1 vote
          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…)
            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TSF 2015 Update 1: Query widgets with customisable widths

            When trying to display development items to stake-holders, the query widget truncates the columns and makes the query unusable.

            Perhaps being able to set cell-spanning on a widget.

            Link to community forum post: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/51dfc06c-9983-4250-b5c6-88dc4727188a/query-widget-width?forum=tfsgeneral

            Thanks,
            Angus

            4 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…)
              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • its soo complicated to add shortcuts we can be more efficient that, i think this is really important, if can we simplify

              its soo complicated to add shortcuts we can be more efficient that, i think this is really important, if can we simplify

              4 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…)
                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • WordPress Intellisense For PHP Tools

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otfHuSzxYnw can we get code completion for WordPress?

                WordPress powers a huge portion of the internet, this is a well known fact. The most popular CMS.

                I think VS really needs this so those of us who code both web and desktop don't have to switch between IDEs

                3 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…)
                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back the untracked and exclude list in Git Changes panel in VS2015 CTP Update 2

                  The git Changes panel of TFS used to have an exclude and an untrack list, convenient to commit a sub list of files. While bringing staging to the interface in the new update, you removed that convenient way to commit only a subset of files and it make the Changes panel quite painful to use now and force me to fallback to SourceTree.

                  1 vote
                  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…)
                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 1 vote
                    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…)
                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Quick way to open a set of files (.xaml, .xaml.h, and .xaml.cpp in one operation)

                      I very frequently want to open all the files for a particular xaml control, the foo.xaml, foo.xaml.h, and foo.xaml.cpp.

                      To do this currently, I have to go through this tedious process:
                      1. Press "ctrl+comma"
                      2. type "foo.x" (until autocomplete kicks in)
                      3. press enter
                      4. Optionally, pin the file. (I almost always do this because I want to keep these three files grouped and visible even as I open additional files)
                      5. press ctrl+comma
                      6. Type "foo.xaml.h" (auto-complete is no help this time because the whole way it keeps trying to match "foo.xaml" until I've typed "foo.xaml." -- at which…

                      3 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…)
                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VS restart should preserve environment variables

                        Our visual studio solution and project files make use of environment variables to provide the paths to other vcxproj files and sources, since each user's enlistment can be on different hard drives as well as varying folder structures.

                        These environment variables are configured in our enlistment-specific command prompts and visual studio must be launched from one of these command prompts in order for the environment variables to be set and respected by VS.

                        It'd be nice if the environment were saved on open, such that if VS needs to restart (because I've installed an addon, because I've changed a setting…

                        1 vote
                        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…)
                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Continue updating rest of list if NuGet package manager fails download

                          When NuGet Package Manager fails to download a package to update it should flag it for review later and continue updating the rest of the li

                          1 vote
                          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…)
                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Remove Wend, Variant, Endif, Gosub from the list of VB reserved words.

                            Now that these statements are no longer supported, the case for them continuing to clutter the list of reserved words is weak. It's at least possible that someone might like to use "variant" or "wend" as a variable name.

                            3 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…)
                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add native IN (or AMONG) and BETWEEN operators to VB

                              Instead of
                              If x = 3 OR x = 8 or x = 12
                              I should be able to type:
                              If x in {3, 8, 12}

                              And instead of
                              If x>=2 and x<=10
                              I should be able to type
                              If x between 2 and 10
                              (similar to SQL).

                              3 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…)
                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • C# rename dialog box

                                Inline renaming is ... very uncomfortable. It would be great if we could use also old, good rename dialog.

                                1 vote
                                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…)
                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show characters in font file on opening in VS

                                  Say I have TrueType font file (TTF) in my solution in VS. When I double-click on the file, it shows the content of the font as opening in hex editor.

                                  It would be nice that on double-click, it either opens the font externally with windows font viewer or within VS in a new tab, showing the characters in it than the hex representation.

                                  3 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…)
                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • XAML Tag collapse clicking closing tags

                                    When I want to collapse a tag in the xaml editor I have to scroll at the opening tag and click the +/- button. With a sort of +/- button close to the closing tag I wouldn't have to scroll. scrolling is annoying for big tags.

                                    3 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…)
                                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Present Working Directory Show in Package Manager Console

                                      The package manager console should have the present working directory shown next to the default project dropdown.

                                      Thanks

                                      1 vote
                                      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…)
                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Awaiting for OSX version of VS 2015

                                        VS was always the IDE that we love to have. Since .Net is now a first class citizen in OSX and Linux world, I don't think it is too much to expect VS for OSX and Linux distributions too.

                                        1 vote
                                        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…)
                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support for hexadecimal floating point literals.

                                          1. It helps high precision computations where some constants need to be split into two parts, and the first part needs to be represented exactly.

                                          2. Floating point numbers can be written and read back exactly in plain text file.

                                          1 vote
                                          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…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base