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. Making a new gen cloud service

    Making a new service which let's you choose that you want that file on your system or not and you can on or off the notification in which you can choose to have that file or not and you can view the file if you want it, or simply choose it to get on your device. And it's really fast like you take a picture and it come to the device you want in just seconds. And having more cloud save GB.

    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  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • external tool

      It would be great if I use a custom tool with "use output window" after it the focus came back with the text editor.

      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 →
      • The idea: "Visual Basic".

        Summary: Bring back an Independent VB IDE, capable to create all kind of applications and solutions. Mobile, WinRT, WinForms, Web, Installers, images and other media files, help files, reports and charts. Capable to do it by using WebForms, Web MVC/Razor, Silverlight (not just Lightswitch but Silverlight really), and WPF of course. And if Microsoft can do it, OS multiplatform. This time, the IDE must be purely for the VB language.

        BASIC as a programming language is not "just for kids", as is often read in forums and sometimes hear from other programmers. This is a high-level language, easy understanding and…

        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…)
          2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include native support for SSH 2.0 in .NET

          Include native out of the box functionality for SSH 2.0 in .NET Framework. This should allow creating sessions with SSH 2.0 based servers and allow for sending of commands and receiving responses.

          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 →
          • Include native support for SCP in .NET

            Include native support for SCP protocol in the .NET Framework.

            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 →
            • Add filter to only show Active User Stories on Task Board

              Right now on the Task Board there is no way to limit your view; so even though I can watch my WIP limits on the KANBAN board, and make sure only a limited number of stories are Active, when I switch over to the Task Board view, ALL user stories are present; this is wasteful as the team will still SEE EVERTHING - rather that only the Active stories and the related Tasks. Adding a simple filter to only show Active User Stories on the Task Board will make the KANBAN and Task Boards interoperate.

              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…)
              • ... release a version of Silverlight for Windows Phone and Windows RT!

                Release a version of Silverlight for Windows Phone and Windows RT.

                7 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 →
                • please add navigate annotation command

                  we already have exist annotation like "files://***/***/xx.xx" or "http://***/***/xx.html"; etc. but in the editor of visual studio ,we not have more importent annotation command,that can be navigate to a file or class or property or event or method ,we dont have it! that's very useful very significant,let's we envisioning ...

                  there a note command is:"tocsfile://mynamespace/myxxfile.cs" or
                  "toclass://mynamespace/myclassA" or "tometh://mynamespace/myclassX/SomeMethodName(int,int)" or
                  "toprop://mynamespace/myclassX/SomePropertyName" ... and event etc.. so do.

                  we can from one cs file in editor of sln to other one by this annotation command like:
                  //tomethod://projectname/namespaceX/TestClass/TestMethodX()
                  public void SomeMethod(){
                  // some content...
                  }
                  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  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VS2010的Microsoft测试管理器中的设置能改变吗?

                    VS2010的Microsoft测试管理器中的设置能改变吗?
                    例如:下图中的“注释” 填写的文字部分在每个Bug中能默认显示为红色吗?还有其它字体、字号都能修改设置吗?

                    正是描述这个问题:
                    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/zh-CN/26adf1ea-1ab7-45f0-a8c5-cbc9759dd0f9/vs2010microsoft?forum=vstszhchs

                    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 →
                    • Add a tile to the windows 8.1 start menu for Visual Studio 12.0

                      I just installed Visual Studio Ultimate and there does not seem to be a way to launch it - the tile in the start menu is missing or got lost.

                      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 →
                      • Just Source control. NO work items, etc...

                        Just Source Control.

                        No work item tracking.

                        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…)
                        • Support OpenFileDialog() in Surface mode for Pixelsense

                          I am developing my application for Pixelsense. In Surface test mode, I can open files using OpenFileDialog. However, when I change to Surface Mode to open files, I can't see the OpenFileDialog window appearing. So I think OpenFileDialog() should be supported in Surface mode of Pixelsense so that users can import/export files to the application.

                          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 →
                          • Support a scripting engine such as VBScript to allow user exit processing in packaged programs

                            We develop packaged products. However there is a high demand for user customization that involves complex logic some times, or access to customer internal resources that we as vendors know nothing about. In VB6 there was support for such a scenario with VBScript. There seems to be no such facility in the .NET world, which severely limits developing an equivalent product with the newer platform.

                            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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Throw an exception for invalid attributes on runtime/dependentAssembly/assemblyIdentity

                              If you have a small casing typo in the assemblyIdentity element, the redirect simply doesn't happen, but you don't get any configuration errors. For instance <assemblyIdentity name="MyAssembly" PublicKeyToken="1234..."/> would just pass through and not get identified due to the capital P in publicKeyToken.

                              Please throw an exception instead of just ignoring it. I just spent a day tearing my hair off trying to figure out why the redirect didn't work.

                              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 →
                              • Optimize SSDT Composite Projects (Performance & Schema Compare)

                                When using Composite Database Projects (2 Projects / Reference as "Same Database") you will find one *.dbmdl Files in each Project folder and it seems that the referencing Project contains all Objects from the referenced Project, too (on the disk an in-memory as well).

                                If you use "Schema Compare" between the referencing Project and your Database, all non-changed Objects will be shown (not able to filter them out) and changed Objects could not be disabled.

                                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  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Copy & Paste for registry keys within the Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension

                                  Like the original installer project (VS 2010 and prior) the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects Preview only supports cut & paste for registry keys and values. Copy and paste would save some time.

                                  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  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow development of addins to windows store apps (MEF based?)

                                    There should be a way to publish Addins to a windows store.
                                    These Addins would be related to a specific app and follow the same compliance rules as any other artifact published.

                                    The idea is to have an app that third party could complement with functionalities.
                                    A little bit like Extensions and Addins for Visual Studio. The Addins should be visible or queriable by the id of the application and the query would show only those aplyable to that app.

                                    A framework like MEF or other manual development could be used to download these Addins and integrate them in the…

                                    17 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 →
                                    • Property tempate feature [More reusability, readability, DRY principle. Reduce redundant code. Solve default value issue]

                                      I suggest a feature that help us to create similar propeties.
                                      We frequently create properies something similar like this.

                                      public String NVarCharColumn
                                      {
                                      get
                                      {
                                      return _NVarCharColumn;
                                      }
                                      set
                                      {
                                      if (Object.Equals(value, _NVarCharColumn)) return;
                                      _NVarCharColumn = value;
                                      this.OnPropertyChanged();
                                      }
                                      }

                                      I suggest property template feature in C#6.0.
                                      We can declare property template like this.

                                      public property T MyObservableProperty
                                      {
                                      get
                                      {
                                      return field;
                                      }
                                      set
                                      {
                                      if (Object.Equals(value, field)) return;
                                      field = value;
                                      this.OnPropertyChanged();
                                      }
                                      void OnPropertyChanged();
                                      }

                                      field is a keyword that means private field that will be generated automatically by compiler.
                                      T means a type that is used…

                                      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…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • support c# expressions in the rehosted WF designer

                                        Support c# expressions in the re-hosted WF designer (.Net 4.5).

                                        VS2012 supports C# expressions with .Net 4.5. But they can't be edited in a re-hosted WF designer. See also http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/jj205428(v=vs.110).aspx.

                                        87 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 Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow SSRS Parameter Toolbar Customized

                                          Parameter toolbar in SSRS is non-programmable. Please add new feature to allow users to make some customization. such as, not limit to only two column for parameters.

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

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base