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: http://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio.

ASP.NET Runtime/Web Tooling suggestions have moved! All your ideas, including your votes, have been transferred and are searchable in the ASP.Net Uservoice forum. Please submit any new ASP.NET Runtime/Web Tooling suggestions, or vote on existing suggestions by going to http://aspnet.uservoice.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks – Deon Herbert
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 vote and comment on it.

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

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

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  1. Record Transactions while recording a web or load test script

    While we are registering the script for the load or web perf test, we have 2 buttonslinks available to allow mark start and end of a transaction a sort of "start transaction here" and "stop transaction here". Which is more productive and easier for testers instead of finlizing recording then coming back later to do it with comments or add the transactions to the web performance which is "1.Open a test Web performance and load >> Right-click and select Insert Transaction >> Add Transaction .........

    6 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Vertical Split by default

      I've got my work items queries, and when I double-click them the results are shown (of course). The default view is the horizontal split (list of the work items on top, and the details of the selected one below). However, I prefer the vertical split view (list of the work items on the left, and the details of the selected on the right).

      I can change the split view easily, but I need to do it every time I open the results window. Is there any way to configure this windows to open with the vertical split by default?

      11 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…)
        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create a 'File Bundle/Group/Briefcase Explorer'

        Create a view similar to the 'Solution Explorer' that allows for the grouping of files based on their relevancy to each other (i.e. grouping files by feature). A group could contain the JS, CSS, Controllers, Services, Etc files related to a particular feature. A file can belong to multiple groups.

        In the 'File Bundle/Group/Briefcase Explorer', you can view all groups, expand them to view the files, and be able to open all files in a group with one click (possibly closing all other open files).

        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…)
          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better Typescript Support

          There has to be better Typescript support. Some ideas:

          - better refactoring
          - F12 go to definition
          - more "connections" to angular and ohter js-frameworks
          - etc. (just look at c# editing and debugging features)

          7 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  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add distraction free mode like in Sublime Text

            "Distraction Free mode is full screen, with an extra emphasis on your content. All user interface chrome is hidden, leaving you with nothing but the file you’re working on. It’s a great help when you want to ignore everything else and just write."

            9 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…)
              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support DRM protected streams in WPF media element

              WPF media element cannot consume protected streams - the integration with MS PlayReady is missing. PlayReady is supported only in Silverlight and Metro applications but .NET developers cannot create standalone player in WPF.

              8 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • build all before debug

                I have a solution with multpile windows forms Projects where I load my forms via Activator.CreateInstanceFrom. I have no references between the Projects. When I make a change in one Form and want to test it using F5-debug that Project doesn't get built.

                I would like to configure Visual Studio to either force a build of the entire sulotion when I press F5 or select a list of Projects that should be built for my solution.

                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…)
                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Searching in Properties Window

                  It would be very helpful to place a search (filter) box on the top of properties window.
                  Like on the top of solution explorer.

                  5 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Trace.CorrelationManager.ActivityId as a column in the WADLogsTable

                    There should be a way for Trace.CorrelationManager.ActivityId to automatically be included as a column in the WADLogsTable when using System.Diagnostics tracing with Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics.DiagnosticMonitorTraceListener as the listener. With the current set of WADLogsTable columns, it does not seem possible to query for all log entries related to one request.

                    7 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…)
                      2 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Database update with test steps for Automated runs

                      When we run automated test cases (assicated with codedUI) from Test Manager, the test run doesn't show test steps however test steps are there for Manual runs in test result.
                      And also the database doesn't have test steps for automated testrun Ids but its there for manual runs.
                      I see that tbl_TestActionResult doesnt get populated for automated test run Id.
                      If its there it will be easy for us to generate reports for the automated runs.

                      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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow the HTML lightswitch client to use the new asp.net identity model

                        Anyone know how to configure the HTML lightswitch client to use the new asp.net identity framework? Referenced herehttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/arch...-identity- membership-system-for-asp-net-applications.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage and here https://github.com/rustd/AspnetIdentitySample

                        I like the idea that ASP.NET Identity can be used with all of the ASP.NET frameworks such as ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, Web Pages, Web API and SignalR, so why not lightswitch?

                        36 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…)
                          3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add razor cshtml preview, like aspx preview

                          aspx pages can be splitted so you get a preview of the rendering

                          Why not cshtml pages ?

                          The aspx preview is buggy, but it does not matter. The preview is a good way to see if something is wrong with code integration.

                          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  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Connect by relation a code review to the changeset it was requested for (when doing review after checkin)

                            As of today, when you do a code review before checkin, the code review is linked to the final checkin. However, if you initiate a review post checkin, the changeset is not updated with a link to the code review.
                            This makes it impractical to overview what tasks and changesets that have been code reviewed in a post checkin scenario.

                            47 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…)
                              5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Generics parameters with generics parameters

                              Allow generic parameters to have generic parameters:
                              e.g. class A<T> where T : <T1>

                              so we can create it like: A<IList>
                              It can be very usefull if we'd like to write haskell-monad-style code:

                              interface IMonad<T,TMonad> where T : class
                              where TMonad : <TMonad1>, IMonad<T,TMonad>
                              {
                              TMonad<TResult> With<TResult>(Func<T,TMonad<TResult>> f);
                              TMonad<TResult> With<TResult>(Func<T,TResult> f);
                              }

                              example implementation:

                              class Maybe<T> : IMonad<T,Maybe> where T : class
                              {
                              private T _o;

                              public Maybe(T o)
                              {
                              _o = o;
                              }

                              public Maybe<TResult> With<TResult>(Func<T,Maybe<TResult>> f)
                              {
                              if(_o == null) return new Maybe<TResult>(null);
                              return new Maybe<TResult>(f(_o)._o);
                              }

                              public Maybe<TResult> With<TResult>(Func<T,TResult> f)
                              {
                              if(_o == null) return new Maybe<TResult>(null); …

                              11 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 - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create SharePoint Emulators for SharePoint 2013 server object Model

                                While Microsoft's recommendation for development of SharePoint focus on Apps. This is often not possible / desirable for on premise implementations where SharePoint is being used as a platform rather than a product. Developers desperately need the Emulators updated to Support SharePoint 2013 Ref: To the project that supports 2010 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/11/26/introducing-sharepoint-emulators.aspx

                                62 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…)
                                  1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow there two be two current sprints.

                                  When you have two teams in different organisations working on the same code base, and have split them into different work areas, with there own sprint cycles.
                                  If there are two sprints currently active and you look at TFS in the context of the parent Area that can see both sprints, only one shows as current and the other one shows as future, which is misleading.

                                  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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 'View Controller Queue' should show all builds in the queue!

                                    My company uses a number TFS Team Projects. Developers share a pool of build machines. Often, I queue a build, but see it is hanging about waiting for other builds in the queue to complete. I need to know which builds are in the queue before it.

                                    The Controller Queue view only shows builds for the currently selected Team Project. It needs to show all builds!

                                    0 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow the user to configure the code editor to remove the Toolbox and Properties windows from the sides of the editor.

                                      Allow the user to configure the code editor to remove the Toolbox and Properties windows from the sides of the editor.

                                      When in design view, these two windows are valuable, and I often pin them so that they don't autohide. When editing code, they are in the way, and I'd like them (and any other windows) to switch to autohide mode.

                                      2 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 →
                                      • Delay Intellisense

                                        I don't feel satisfied about VS Intellisense, I want something to delay Intellisense, when I type code at 'standard' speed, Intellisense doesn't appear, if I stop for a while (about 2-3 seconds), Intellisense' popup will show me hints which I should do.

                                        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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Interlocked.CompareExchange for bool

                                          Interlocked.CompareExchange have some overloading for value types and one generic for reference types. Unfortunately, bool is missing. I have to use int instead bool in case of binary choose, something i have never done since old C times.

                                          2 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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base