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. TFS web access permissions

    All the web access permissions in TFS to use collection TFS groups.
    Currently a TFS group you have say "devtest" cant be used allow all users "Full" web access, rather you have to manually add these users in the wizard because the web access at http://tfs_server:8080/tfs/_admin/_licenses only allows TEAM FOUNDATION GROUPS to be selected.

    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…)
    • Allow resizing of the configuration variable editor table

      Presently in Release Management, the dialog that facilitates editing of Configuration Variables allows zooming of the text, but not resizing of the editor.

      If you have a variable that holds a long piece of data, such as a URL or folder name, you cannot see any more that the first ~36 characters.

      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 →
      • (Visual) Holo Studio

        Build Visual Studio to support Windows Holographic Computer.
        Jump to 1:41 in this video and watch. http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story/

        It is time to build Holo Studio for developers.

        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 →
        • show impediments on the sprint board (work board)

          When you create a bug it shows on the board, however impediments don't. It will be very helpful if you showed impediments on the board.

          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…)
          • Allow Release Management to deploy to Azure websites and Virtual Directories

            Currently it appears that Release Management only works for VM's or physical machines and does not currently support deployment to Azure Websites or any Virtual Directories under said website.

            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  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add syntax coloring for .sql and .fsx (F#) files in Visual Studio Online

              Code explorer already supports syntax coloring for .fs files. Could the same coloring scheme be applied to .fsx (F# script) files? SQL (.sql) is another common file type that lacks syntax coloring.

              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…)
              • Show cause of circular dependency in error message

                It is frustrating that when you get the error message in visual studio can not add reference because this would cause a circular dependency the error message can not just list what the assembly that is causing the issue is. It isn't super hard to figure out but it adds extra time to the work to solve the problem if just a few minutes. I don't understand why the error message can't just contain this information.

                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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow to maximize the TestSteps in WebAccess

                  All HTML Fileds in TFS 2013 have a Option to maximize the content to Screen.

                  I would love to see this Feature also for the TestStep Section

                  22 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…)
                  • Example Namespace "system.Examples"

                    While learning, programmers write oft the same code multiple times,
                    which, of course, increases the educational effect.

                    But after a while, if you already know what you are doing (e.g. creating a class)
                    only to learn something new (like LINQ) you are wasting time.

                    This is where the namespace "system.Example" comes in.
                    It already has many test classes for beginners like ("Car" or "Human")
                    and delivers many useful properties and methods.

                    An example of using this namespace could look like this:

                    system.Example.Car car = new Car("BMW", "M3 GTR", ...);

                    PS
                    That would be nice for game developers too. :D

                    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 →
                    • Renew User Interface of Visual Studio and Remove all rubbish

                      One version of Visual Studio only, and rethinking all. The actual version of Visual Studio is slow, has a lot of unusefull things.

                      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 →
                      • Breakpoints in iOS app are skipped because debugger are too late to attach

                        If breakpoints are set too early in the Cordova iOS app, they will not break into VS debugger. This is because the debugger are too late to attach, making debugging initialization code in iOS very difficult.

                        This happens to both iOS Simulator and real device. But does not applies to Android emulator.

                        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  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make TFS/Git/Mercurial/VS Online support seemless in Visual Studio

                          The issue with having multiple source control repositories such as TFS, Git, Mercurial etc. is that each one has its own unique way of being set up and maintained.

                          It would be useful if all of these could be pulled together so that projects can be managed by the current 'source code' browser in visual studio (the browser used with the TFS Plugin)

                          If the source explorer can handle multiple locations (bitbucket/git/TFS, Visual Studio online etc.) so that they are all brought together into one window and if it can handle multiple credential sets as well as different local disk…

                          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…)
                          • Autocomplete classes from other namespaces

                            Say I have the namespace Ludum.Engine and it containt the class GameObject.
                            I am working in the namespace Ludum.Game an want to create a new instance of the type GameObject. I'd do something like this:
                            var player = new GameObject();

                            GameObject wouldn't recognized as I haven't added 'using Ludum.Engine' at top. You improved this, so if I right-click GameObject I can choose to add 'using Ludum.Engine' at the top automatically. This is great and a feature I've been missing for a while. Very much appreciated :)

                            However, you're still lacking something many other IDEs already have.
                            Let's say we're in…

                            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  ·  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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • In mtm, add ability to move action to expected result and vice versa

                                In MTM, there needs to be an option to move an action or a expected result to the other if the new location is blank.

                                Step | expected result
                                Title | blanks
                                Blank | Go to google

                                Flipping these to go from one to the other is an annoyance if there are plenty to move from one to another.

                                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 Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Custom control Web Access API code is not working in Kanban board

                                  For TFS Web access :I should not allow parent items to state 'Done' until the children items are in the state 'Done'. I have implemented using jquery API for Web Access custom controls. But these changes are not working on the Kanban board since the code relies on work item changed event and the event delegate is not binded until the work item is explicitly opened as UI window. As in this example, when we are changing the bug states in kanban board, the code changes are not getting reflected. So user interaction tasks will work using custom controls but…

                                  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…)
                                  • Perl code recognition

                                    The idea is that we can program in Perl using the visual studio or visual web development express, using syntax recognition.

                                    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 →
                                    • Next/previous when browsing commits

                                      When viewing a single commit (in a list of Incoming Commits or Outgoing Commits) it should be possible to browse to the next/previous commit using keyboard (CTRL+, and CTRL+.) [at the very least].

                                      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  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow git pull to work offline if Incoming Commits have already been fetched

                                        If you've already fetched some commits from the server, you should be able to 'pull' (and apply) those specific changes even when offline.

                                        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…)
                                        • alerts

                                          I wish to Disable Alert as and when Required. So that when some of the Alerts are not needed for a duration, I should be able to disable them rather than deleting or altering their criteria.

                                          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  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base