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. Haskell-style property mapping

    Haskell-stype property mapping for LINQ-like cases.

    For example, you have a Person class which has a Name property.

    Currently you do: people.Select(person => person.Name)

    My suggestion is: people.Select(.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…)
      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow WebView <video> tag to go "Fullscreen"

      Currently (as of 8.1) when there is an embedded video in a WebView and the user presses the fullscreen button the video expands to only the extents of the WebView; which isn't fullscreen if the WebView is surrounded by other controls.

      There should be a property on the WebView that controls the fullscreen behavior such that it is possible to fill the entire viewable area of the display with the video and its controls.

      16 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  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to customize home page including Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 text

        Ability to customize the home page like adding links and changing fonts/colors. At least be able to remove Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 text to brand it for our company

        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…)
        • Fix the licensing problems

          Visual Studio 2013 just decided it wasn't licensed. It has been licensed since I installed it last year using our company Action Pack subscription.

          Logging in restored the licensing, but it cleared out all of my IDE settings for appearance, plugins, code completion etc.

          That is a hateful thing to do! When an IDE is mission critical and in use every day, it can take many months of tweaking and adjustment to get the settings correct for efficient working.

          I would suggest that when licensing is restored, ALL SETTINGS should also be restored.

          Or, even better, when the IDE is…

          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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enhance Team Communication for Web-Access

            Within the daily work we sometimes need to discuss one Work Items detail, before it can be implemented. Our team sometimes need to:

            - Find the best solution to that wi (bug) by including the whole team’s knowledge
            - Disuses a wi's different aspects BEFORE it is implemented
            - Track decisions made related to that wi
            - Place technical hints

            Right now we need to embed a conversation into the "Description"-field when someone wants to share his / her knowledge:

            "[Add a new Link to you Homepage (www.TFSisGreat.com) on the 'Info'-Tab of the Application.

            Mike
            Hey, Alex, pls…

            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…)
            • Number the All tag like the other tags in the tag filter view

              This is kind of a no-brainer. When you click on the funnel in TFS, all the tags except All show the number of items tagged with that tagged. I want to know how many items are in the view, without having to export to Excel. If the All tag also had that number I would be done!

              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…)
              • Open visual studio in the monitor with the splash screen

                This one is pretty straight forward and easy. When the splash screen comes up, you have the ability to move it around. It would be nice if when VS closes that and launches the interface, it would launch the interface in the monitor where the splash screen last was.

                So for example, I could drag the splash screen to my second monitor and instead of visual studio popping up on the first monitor, it would pop up on the second.

                Seems pretty trivial but it's really useful. Anyways, thanks.

                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  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio 2014 RT (Visual Studio Express for Windows RT)

                  Visual Studio 2014 RT
                  Visual Studio Express Windows RT
                  Visual Studio 2015 RT Cloud

                  23 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  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow for direct path editing of imports in the Property manager

                    Currently when adding a custom property sheet to a project config, I can not type the path for the sheet file name directly and I must navigate to the file manually.
                    Direct change would allow me to:
                    a) use environment and VC variables expansion in the file name
                    b) migrate the settings to new projects (or configs)
                    more simply
                    c) inspect the path names of already imported files

                    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…)
                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Reset checkmarks on start page (checkmarks on vidoes)

                      Hello,

                      on start page of Visual Studio 2013, there are some videos.

                      When I watch a video, the video on the start page gets a checkmark, telling me that the video already was watched.

                      It is not possible to remove these checkmarks again. Can you please incude a feature to reset these checkmarks?

                      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  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VS: Restore option to Not Save Before Run.

                        Restore option to Not Save Before Run. So that I can test different approaches without having to recopy my sandbox all the time. It was much easier when I could just close the project without saving.

                        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 →
                        • Step Into command in C++ debugger should break as late as a stack frame is created, not on the first instruction of the function

                          At the beginning of code of all functions there is a stack frame creation (push ebp; mov ebp, esp; etc.). If the debugger is at one of these instructions, it is unable to display values of local variables. If I use the Step Info command (a F11 key) to enter a function, it breaks on the first instruction - the stack frame creation. Since I usually am not interested in debugging these instructions, it is bad, the command should break on the first instruction after the stack frame is created instead. It is especially needed for debugging function which have…

                          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  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual "Light" Studio

                            Visual "Light" Studio would be a light-weight, portable and cross-platform version of Visual Studio including edition of files, version control system (Git/TFS) and ALM features.

                            As a developer, I want to use the best IDE (Visual Studio) on every platform/device (Windows RT, Windows Phone, Androïd, IOS) I could have to improve my productivity.

                            Indeed, the only thing I have to do on my device (for example Surface RT) is :
                            - launch the app directly when the device is started
                            - code with a fluid version of VS (Modern UI)

                            Then, with Git/TFS support, I can add/change/remove files and then…

                            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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Conditional XNOR (iff) operator !^^

                              In addition to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/5551273-conditional-xor-

                              please introduce XNOR (iff) conditional operator in C#:

                              public static operator !^^(bool right, bool left)
                              {
                              return right == left;
                              // Or
                              // return !(right ^^ left);
                              // whichever is optimized for clr
                              }

                              Thanks.

                              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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Conditional XOR ^^

                                Please introduce ^^ Xor operator to the language.

                                http://stackoverflow.com/a/14664795/863980

                                In bool struct, define an operator ^^ such that:

                                public static bool operator^^ (bool right, bool left)
                                {
                                return right != left';
                                }

                                Thank you!

                                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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include fully featured grid control in LightSwitch HTML client

                                  LightSwitch HTML client grid that includes built in column filter, sort, group, or edit features. Not having this feature is a major barrier to using LightSwitch HTML for LOB applications.

                                  70 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  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show preview of what other devloper writing live in Multi checkout mode

                                    It would be great if while devloping it shows some status or perview what other person just checked in for same line of code i am working on, It should alert me in code this line of ocde modified by someone else.

                                    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  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • I'd like to be able to log out, and log in with a different set of credentials when shut out of VSOnline

                                      Logged in as one Microsoft account, and I try to access a VSOnline ... I am given a 403 Forbidden with the message that I don't have and MSDN subscription. There is no option to log out and log in with a different set of credentials.

                                      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…)
                                      • Undock the differences window by default.

                                        The current comparison window is too narrow to be useful - horizontal scrolling is always required. Unfortunately several steps are required to maximize the diff window. In VS2010 the differences window was a separate dialog and required only a single step to maximize.

                                        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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Display Total Work done by each individual team member for each sprint

                                          Currently there is no option to see how much work has been done by the each indivudual team memebr when the tasks are completed. It would be better how mush time/effort has been taken or use by each team member for a given backlog item.

                                          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…)
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base