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. Horizontal splitter between controls in TFS Work Item Type

    In the layout of a TFS work item type you can use a vertical splitter between two columns. Why isn't there a splitter for horizontal divides between two controls in a column?

    Please extend or provide the splitter for horizontal support, Thanks :-)

    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…)
      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove tests from Your datacenters, when they are removed from Insights

      While removed from insigts, MS is still runinng tests, that were uploaded into insigths some itme ago, and now we cannot remove them, as I don't see those tests for application monitoring form any GUI, onli in logs, that my application is pinged with tests previously added to application insigts. please fix it!

      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  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Returning multiple values

        For a very long, long time I've been jealous with some languages that can just return multiple values out of a function, especially the way it's implemented in Ruby and Lua it's just beyond amazing and simple.

        Here is the way we can take advtange over this feature in Lua

        function GetPoint2D(x, y)
        -- Do something with x and y
        return x, y
        end

        I know we can use Tuples, Arrays, ref/out and whatnot to do the same thing but they all have too few pros if at all and many cons in the context of this problem and I'll…

        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 →
        • Make a String.Execute(); Method that can execute a piece of code from a String

          My idea is creating a Execute() Method in the String class.

          Usage: String.Execute("int i = 30;");

          This will set int i to 30

          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 →
          • Allow manual deploy of Lightswitch applications including manual deployment script of users/roles database

            There are so much dependency for auto deployment and some of them may not be allowed in company's security policy. It would be great if packages and guidelines for manual deployment (including SQLs for users/roles database) can be provided

            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  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create a MSDN Subscription - Lite version - cheaper and limited tools

              Currently all MSDN subscriptions are expensive for individual developers and they provide all s/w that are not really required by individuals.

              An individual developer, for hobby, can use express editions of SQL Server, does not need Enterprise editions of OS / Office and similar software that increase the cost of MSDN license.

              The suggestion is to create a MSDN Lite subscription that individual developers can buy and will provide tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Studio, Azure

              The licensing cost should change little bit-
              * For individual developers, the rates should be lower.
              * For enterprises, the price can be…

              1,265 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…)
                22 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Inheritance from TreeNodeCollection

                It is impossible to inherit from TreeNodeCollection because it has only 1 constructor which is internal.
                I suggest to make a protected constructor in this class so it will be possible to inherit from it.

                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…)
                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Keep the find box the same size.

                  When using the find box it should remain the same size or keep the "find next" arrow in the same place.

                  When "finding" the box will re-size itself, and the "find next" arrow will move out from under the mouse cursor when moving from class to class, if one class has a different zoom mode.

                  When using the mouse and arrow to "find next," it's annoying that you have to re-position the mouse. Thank you.

                  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 →
                  • Preserve user created solution folders when regenerating the solution in VST4U

                    It is hugely useful to be able to debug add in dlls in Unity: http://unityvs.com/documentation/dll-debugging/ and it is great that the Unity plugin preserves the references to external projects when the solution is regenerated.

                    It'd be nice if we could organise these external projects into solution folders and have the tool preserve to user defined folder structure as well as the project references when regenerating the solution.

                    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  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support SQL FileStream and FileTable in Entity Framework

                      Currently working with sql file tables is too difficult when working with EF6. I would like to create file table and filestream records directly in entity framework

                      55 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  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • TFS Web support collaboration with touch screens in different locations

                        We have distributed teams and currently someone has to "drive" at the keyboard for us to conduct planning and standup meetings. Not very collaborative. If we all had touch screens there would be no hardware impediment, but TFS still isn't instrumented properly to support that ini a good UX. Suggestions:

                        - Permit selection of task and story boxes on kanban boards without opening the item. Reason: this permits me to point to a box by "touch" on my screen and you can see which one I'm talking about.
                        - Push notification, so that any change made refreshes all screens with…

                        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 →
                        • Enable user/solution-wide pre/post-build script options

                          Currently you can configure a script to run before or after a project builds. I would like to be able to run one before and after the entire solution builds. This would ideally be enabled as both a per solution setting and a global one for a user.
                          The main reason I need it now is I want to display a full screen popup once my build completes so I know I need to get back to work after a long build completes (which can be quite long in C++ projects case). I can configure a sound to play on…

                          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 →
                          • Hybrid App support for JavaScript Universal Apps

                            In JavaScript Universal App project there should be a way to add a reference of Windows Runtime component to Shared JavaScript library project. This is a key feature of Hybrid Apps that is missing from existing Universal App Templates.

                            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  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow board swimlanes to be customized programmatically

                              The requirements backlog board and task kanban board can enter into an invalid state if the bug WIT is added to the backlog (see the end of this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj920163.aspx) and also when the workflow states for bug/requirement WITs are customised. I have to manually configure the column configuration to resolve this which is not ideal.

                              I would like to be able to better define the configuration of the board columns via the process configuration files and/or via an API that I can use from a Powershell script for example.

                              This will remove the need to manually configure the…

                              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 →
                              • Handling of CUIT-GUI-Map should be more convenient - 4 proposals to deal with it

                                Nice Tool, but we need still some more functionalities:

                                1) We need to see with one glance all the Property of one object in the GUI

                                If you want to see the properties of he objects, you need to click 4 times to see all the properties.
                                • One time in Property-window Search Collection
                                • One-time to see the Content of the Search Col
                                • One time in Property-window Filter Collection
                                • One-time to see the Content of Filter Col
                                If you use GUI-editor, you need to do these clicks with every parent object too.
                                We usally edit directly the…

                                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 Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide Source Control Folder targeting for VSS Upgrade Tool

                                  The Visual SourceSafe Upgrade Wizard currently only allows selecting a Team Project, but does not allow specifying a target source control folder for importing projects and files from VSS. This forces the import of the VSS directory structure directly into the root of the TFS Source Control project which is often undesirable. Therefore, the VSS Upgrade Wizard should instead allow selecting a target source control project folder as well as selecting a specific Team Project.

                                  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 member/method groups to structures, classes, and enum types

                                    Basically, groups would be nothing by syntatic sugar. When you have lot of members, groups would come in handy. Instead of names being groupMemberA, groupMemberB; you could have group.a and group.b. The output of the compiler would be unchanged.

                                    With large enum types, groups would still be handy, but could only contain enum entries. Class and structure groups could contain anything.

                                    class a
                                    {
                                    public group MyGroup
                                    {
                                    a;
                                    b;
                                    }
                                    }

                                    enum b
                                    {
                                    a,
                                    b,
                                    group c
                                    {
                                    g,
                                    f,
                                    }
                                    }

                                    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 →
                                    • Make multi-monitor support even smarter

                                      The current support for multi-monitor is great, and is getting even better in the new CTP for Visual Studio 14. However, there's still something preventing me from using it.

                                      When I'm on the go, or I arrive at work, I have a different screen setup compared to home. However, Visual Studio is all scrambled around because of this, and some windows are even missing because they are positioned outside of my screen.

                                      This makes the multi-monitor support kind of useless to me. It would be perfect if Visual Studio memorized which screens were connected, and associated the window layout to…

                                      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 →
                                      • undo should be more intelligent it should not undo one whole line of code while the actual intention is to clear only the previous word

                                        undo should be more intelligent it should not undo one whole line of code while the actual intention is to clear only the previous word

                                        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  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Diagnostics logs should show the vstest.console command line

                                          there are times we need to run the vstest.console manually so we can duplicate an issue on a Developer's machine ... but we cannot see the vstest.console command line in the diagnostics logs

                                          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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base