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. Allow Desktop Apps In Windows Store

    I was told my application cannot be in the Windows Store because it is a Desktop App, not a Windows Store App.

    Windows Store Apps cannot access the file system or the registry, so you must write code in a sand box so I cannot publish my app to the Windows App Store because it is too useful of an app and would make the others look bad is all I can figure.

    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…)
      1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow "Step Into" and friends to avoid certain common functions/methods (or a custom list).

      When debugging native code it's interesting to execute line by line parts of the program to clarify the algorithm in the head or see how it develops. For that I find the functionality to step into and over very useful, but in my case it's hindering the debugging process more than it should.

      For instance, I'm not interested in what a well known function does (e.g. strlen() and in general CRT functions, std:: stuff along with STL, ...) or what some support library does (e.g. boost:: stuff), stepping into those functions (or trying to) disrupts the workflow and lose sight…

      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  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring Back Undo Pending Changes to Solution Explorer Context Menu

        Why check in changes and undo changes was removed from the solution explorer context menu in the first place is baffling. It is used frequently and is in the same vein as check in so it belongs on the context menu.

        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 →
        • Out of the box IOS and Android support

          I work with C#.net and SQL on VS on our web servers. Right now, I need out of the box support for IOS and Android YESTERDAY to update our existing web apps for our customers. Win 8 and Win phone are about 8th or 9th on my list of targeted client systems right now. I say that even though all our company PCs are running Win 7 internally. I am delaying Win 8 as long as I can. Thanks for listening.

          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 →
          • Clarify what CI options there are for visual studio online on home page.

            On this page:

            http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-online-overview-vs

            Very confused because the Basic version includes CI builds described in the top section. And in the feature grid only the MSDN version has "Manage and run tests and test plans".

            CI normally includes running tests.

            There is also no mention of CI and what level of packages get it.

            Does only the MSDN level of VSOnline get CI and deployment?

            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 →
            • Add @Team Micro to queries

              Would like the ability to add an @Team micro to be able to use a generic query that will bring up the workitems based on the team you are accessing.

              Workaround is to create a specific team folder and query but would rather one set of queries using an @Team micro

              There are notes of an @team micro but the functionality doesn't seem to work as intended (see attachment)

              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 →
              • Implement jagged array shorthand declaration/initialization.

                In its current implementation, jagged arrays must be declared like this (say, a 10x10x10 int array):

                int[][][] jagged = new int[10][][];

                for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
                {
                jagged[i] = new int[10][];
                for (int z = 0; z < 10; z++)
                {
                jagged[i][z] = new int[10];
                }
                }

                I propose this be implemented as shorthand for the above:

                int[][][] jagged = new int[10][10][10];

                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 - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add class templates (contracts) to force consistent implementation the way interfaces do.

                  An interface implements a contract between a class and its users, stating what methods, properties, and events a user can expect.

                  A template implements a contract between a class and classes that subclass it. It is like an interface, but it can demand a much wider scope of conditions and is intended to encourage streamlining, and good design.

                  Think of an interface but:
                  · It can require that certain protected or internal members be present.
                  · It can require that static members be present (classes that implement TParseable must have a static Parse(string) method
                  · It can require that certain…

                  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 - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create [WarningAttribute] that triggers compiler warnings/errors the way [ObsoleteAttribute] does.

                    Add a [WarningAttribute] that works the same way as [ObsoleteAttribute]; it would trigger a compiler warning or error with a customized message. Ideally it would not be sealed. You could do things like:

                    [Warning("This class uses PInvoke and will prevent ARM compatibility.")]

                    [Experimental("This method has not completed Quality Assurance, and should not be used in a production environment.")]
                    This feature would be particularly useful for component creators.

                    This would be the bees' knees.

                    42 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 →
                    • Provide guidance on setting up TFS Security and User Permissions

                      Provide guidance and sample scenarios for organizations to set up TFS security and group/user permissions. TFS security and permissions can become complex so it would be of great value to have some scenarios exhibiting good best practices when setting up security and permissions.

                      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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Calculate TFS task time taken estimation from checked in items last checkout time

                        I as a developer don't like constantly being asked how much time an item will take. Sometimes I just don't know because there are a lot of variables and dependencies. So rather than I specify a number at the start I suggest that there could be functionality that can look at the items I am attaching to a task, pick the earliest checked out item from the set and use the checkout time for that item to compute the time taken for the task.

                        Optionally, I could also be asked the complexity of the task at the time of associating…

                        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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add TPC name to drop down when selecting project in web client

                          Imagine there are two projects of the same name but in different TPCs, let's call it "Schätzkatalog" (or call it "Test" or whatever). Open any project in web client and try to switch to "Schätzkatalog" => you get two projects of same name in the drop down but which project belongs to which TPC?

                          Please add the TPC name behind the project name or as a tool tip in drop down list.

                          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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality

                            Regarding Visual Studio Online:

                            Please make it possible to extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality so the team could enjoy its collaboration and document management features.

                            46 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 →
                            • Allow users to print a Tabular Model when it is displayed in Diagram View

                              Allow users to print the Tabular Model when it is displayed in the "Diagram View". Seem very strange you cannot print this view

                              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  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make Control.IsEnabled into an attach(able) property (in XAML for Windows Store apps)

                                Setting Control.IsEnabled affects the entire subtree below the Control node. So clearly this property has an effect on non-Controls. I find it inconvenient to have to find/insert a Control into my XAML for the purpose of disabling a subtree. Please just let me set Control.IsEnabled on any FrameworkElement.

                                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 →
                                • Test Explorer is severely limited

                                  I have to assume the people who developed the VS2012/2013 test explorer view never actually had to use it in production. The test explorer view is horribly limited in comparison to the one in VS2010.

                                  1. Running tests does not open the Test Explorer window until after all the tests completed running. There's literally no indication that anything is happening. VS2010 immediately opened the window to show you that the tests were running.

                                  2. Where are the columns? Most importantly: the error message column. if I'm dealing with multiple test failures, I almost always just need to see the error…

                                  113 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…)
                                  • 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 →
                                    • Integrated Streaminsight -> .net framework

                                      .net framework Integrated Streaminsight~

                                      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  ·  .NET  ·  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 →
                                        • Manage Designer files and Resx files in a more streamlined manner.

                                          I had some trouble with TFS managing RESX files, so here is some background and some ideas for some improvements. The context is Visual Studio 2012 and TFS 2012 (I think).

                                          This seems to be a TFS issue of handling RESX files, IMHO, where TFS (for some unknown reason) checks in a RESX file automatically in some cases. This seems to be one of those cases where TFS is reaching behind the enduser's back and trying to be smarter than it needs to be. For example, if anything, the program should note that the other files in the related file-set…

                                          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 →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base