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. Not request business information in Visual Studio Express 2012 registration

    I am very interested in writing Windows 8 apps and have started writing code outlines for the app. To do this, however, I need to mention what business I'm affiliated with.

    Unfortunately, I'm not part of any business. I consider myself a hobbyist, interested in creating a business one day. The business "requirement" currently keeps me from downloading Visual Studio Express 2012.

    One of the apps I'm imagining, I'm also trying to create an Android version for. While acquiring the ADT for Android was not all that smooth, there wasn't the suggestion that I needed to be part of a…

    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  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add DisplayNames depending on Type in mvc using entity framework 5+

      If I have an address table which can have different types like Presidential Address, or Consumer Address, or Dog Kennel address for a Cat, I may want to have different DisplayNames assigned to the fields for my address. It would be nice if I could change the display name if it detected AddressType="Cat". Example in the model I might have: [DisplayName("Cat Address1:","AddressType","==","Cat")]

      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 →
      • Hint Paths in the solution explorer properties

        Allow me to see and edit the hint path on the project reference in solution explorer directly.

        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…)
          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the "Show References" code information indicator less intrusive

          The "Show References" code information indicator in VS 2013 Preview is too intrusive:

          - it wastes too much vertical space
          - it makes vertical navigation (e.g. using cursor keys) strange
          - I always have to double check, if the cursor is at the right place, when I want to write something right above a method (e.g. add an attribute)

          Suggestion:
          - Move the "show references" indicator to the same line where the method is declared.
          - Get rid of the word "references", show just the number (maybe in a (colored) circle
          - Put the indicator either just left of the…

          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 →
          • Confirm that user wants search for a single character term when using Find in Files

            Every few days I wind up accidentally searching my entire codebase for a single character term. Such searches can yield hundreds of thousands of results, and Visual Studio can become unresponsive for minutes.

            It would be great if Visual Studio could confirm that you want to search for single character terms when using Find in Files.

            A method for limiting the maximum number of search results would also work.

            24 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  ·  IDE  ·  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

              49 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 →
              • Provide profiling tools for Javascript

                Provide a utility to profile JavaScript files to determine slow performing functions, highlight slow functions and make suggestions on how to improve them and resources that are not cleaned up.

                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  ·  Diagnostics  ·  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…)
                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu

                    Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu.

                    Allow us to nest files in solution explorer without having to edit the csproj file. For example, we have 4 files that are breeze.*.js, and I like to nest them as dependent on breeze.js so they show up collapsed in solution explorer.

                    Currently we edit the csproj file to do this, and we also do it for css and for custom js. Another example:

                    repositories.js
                    -- attendee.repository.js
                    -- session.repository.js
                    -- speaker.repository.js
                    -- lookup.repository.js
                    -- abstract.repository.js

                    For files like jQuery that have 4 or 5 dependent files this is…

                    329 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…)
                      6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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 →
                      • Think of providing thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries in VS IDE

                        Try to provide thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries. This would really help understanding thread-switches/flow while degugging multithread applications. Though there is an option to see threads(thread window) I feel it is not so connected with the code we intend to debug.

                        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  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS Build. Add corelation between "Configurations to Build" and "Automated Tests" (test settings etc.)

                          When I build different configurations in one Build ("Configurations to build" option) I want to run Unit tests with different test settings depend on builded configuration.
                          P.S. It's about DefaultTemplate.xaml

                          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 →
                          • To help TFS with sharing, add something like shortcut or symbolic link item

                            As TFS doesn't like to share between branches, I suggest a new item type that works like a shortcut or symbolic link, except it also specifies version. You could then add these items as needed, and point them to some other folder/file in your TFS system. When you do a get, it would automatically retrieve the specified version of the file into your workspace (could always be latest, or could stick at some specific version until you change the link). Probably would not allow updates via this path (ie, update the original only), but that might be an option.

                            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…)
                              2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Implement a Restart Build Button (Same as Stop, Wait for Stop, and Start)

                              I'd like a button that's a one stop shop for stopping a build, followed by starting one.

                              My use case is this:

                              - I'll start a lengthy build, and start perusing my code, looking for optimizations, or things that are plain wrong
                              - I'll find something that I need to fix, fix it locally, and then click "stop build"
                              - At certain points in our build process, this takes quite a long time (particularly linking).
                              - I'm constantly distracted waiting for the build to stop, only to start it again.

                              Ideally I'd click "restart" build, versus "stop" [lengthy pause] "start",…

                              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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow check-in upon completion of code review.

                                When completing a code review I would like the ability to check-in the review. I would be really nice if I could configure it to automatically check-in the change set based on the feedback from the reviewer. For example if the reviewer gave a "looks good" feedback, it would just check it in.

                                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…)
                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • InRelease actions to deploy to labs

                                    Ability to deploy to Lab Management based environments from InRelease.

                                    10 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  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • [MSFT Announcement] Post ideas related to InRelease & Release Management here

                                      Please use the Release Management category when posting ideas related to InRelease or Release Management.

                                      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  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add hierarchical TraceSource configuration

                                        Allow TraceSources to inherit configuration including level and listeners, maybe by adding new tags like <inheritableListeners> and "InheritableSourceSwitch" property.

                                        This should allow configuring "System" and have it automagically propagate to all tracesources starting with "System." like "System.Windows.Data" etc.

                                        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  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Versioning of Work Item Types XML based configuration

                                          Currently you can use witadmin to import/export the work item types configuration, allow storing the configuration history in TFS automatically.

                                          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  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base