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: https://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio.

To review the current UserVoice statuses and their definitions, please review our “What Does the Status of My Feedback Mean?” article.

We would also like to invite you to check out the Announcements section we have added to this site, where we will be posting special opportunities for you to participate in.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The 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 support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. add more themes

    add more themes. make them mixed, make the default blue theme with so nice blue background, remove the white from it please. if I had time maybe I would do it myself, but also the editing is a bit not user friendly.The white in the editor and in explorers(toolbox, solution explorer, team explorer, etc) makes the eye burn, but also the dark theme makes you sleepy or without inspiration and will to 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  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow items on TFS dashboard to changed format/color based on simple conditions (e.g. "P1 bugs" > 5 makes the box go red)

        Pinning queries to the dashboard is really easy, but all the boxes have the same color, which means that you have to look at each one to see if it is "bad", "at risk" or "good". Having some simple way to do conditional formatting would make the dashboard more useful.

        Note: this is about the home page dashboard, not about task boards.

        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 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 →
          • Powershell enable/disable alerts

            Please allow powershell enable/disable existing alerts. We know when we deploy that availability alerts for example will trigger. Please allow us to script a pre-deploy alert disable and a post-deploy re-enable using powershell.

            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  ·  Application Insights  ·  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 →
              • Only optionally add boilerplate code to project template files

                Currently, many projects come along with boilerplate code and library includes.

                For beginners these files might be very helpful. But when a programmer gains knowledge on a project type, the boilerplate code gets really annoying, because all you can do with it is to delete it and all the libraries it references.

                I'd like to suggest to add a checkbox to the New Project dialog, allowing to either create an empty project from the desired project type or to show a selection dialog to choose from an online list of sample boilerplate code for the selected project type, which then…

                1 vote
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Auto-adjusting alerts based on moving averages, and more

                  Please enable alerts by a percent or hard number above or below a threshold calculated by AI, as in the average value of this metric for this time of day for this day of the week. On Sunday and Monday, we have low traffic to our apps, so it is very unlikely for alerts based on Friday volume to trigger, even though there may be issues for the low volume users on a Sunday or Monday.

                  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…)
                    1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update/Select Npm version on VisualStudioOnline

                    I want build/deploy my cordova mobile app with VSO Build, but...
                    I can't run npm install, because many bugs and librarys can install only npm@2! (like node-sass)

                    How hosted build no allow "npm install -g npm", Build system have offer a optional config to select version to npm or update all.

                    Thanks.

                    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…)
                    • improve text search(ctrl + shift + f)to show heirachy and type of file found. https://github.com/controlflow/resharper-gotoword

                      Lets face it the search all files functionality has not been updated since.. ever. It would be nice if we could search similiar to the extension https://github.com/controlflow/resharper-gotoword

                      which allows users to search immediatly for any word, or view a heirachy of files including the word in a find dialogue. This allows for easily navigating to the specific occurence of the word instead of overloading the user with too much information.

                      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 →
                      • Make #regions give the scroll bar code map different background colors

                        ... and people would finally start loving them.

                        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  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Build Definitions with Admin privileges

                          In a pre or post build process, there are times when administrator privileges are required in order to automate some tasks such as installing dependencies that may be required in order to run tests on the build server.

                          Please make it possible for us to install dependencies (that require administrator privileges) in pre/post build and/or pre/post test .

                          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…)
                          • Make Codelens ALL TFS Tools Available in Pro

                            codelens
                            Make CodeLens Show Authors & changes, Show Incoming, TFS ... Basically all TFS integration include in Professional, not just the enterprise. we are already paying for TFS server, so allow the pro users to improve their productivity without adding another financial burden on a company.....

                            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 →
                            • Add a Help Catalog for Visual Studio 2015

                              There are help catalogs at http://services.mtps.microsoft.com/ServiceAPI/catalogs/ are for Visual Studio versions 11 and 12 and for Dev14 but none for Visual Studio 2015. It would be easier to install off-line help for Visual Studio 2015 if one was available.

                              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  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add used references above properties and methods like in VS 2015

                                in VS 2013 ultimate i could easily find where my methods / properties were used and reach them with 1 click , hope this remains in Vs 2015 community

                                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 support for non-XAML components of Windows Phone Native Apps. (For example : Bluetooth, WiFi etc.)

                                  I am using Coded UI Test Builder to automate switching on/off Bluetooth, WiFi etc on the Windows Phone, but using Coded UI Test Builder I am unable to Generate code for Bluetooth, WiFi on/off switch.

                                  On pressing ctrl+I on the Bluetooth switch, Coded UI Test Builder fails to show hierarchy for the uielement. As a result I have to use Gesture.Tap(<Coordinates of the uielement>) and this approach doesn't gives 100% guarantee that the uielement will be tapped.

                                  Please add support for this.

                                  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  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Browser Link Support for Content Security Policy (CSP) HTTP Headers

                                    Currently Browser Link uses inline JavaScript which causes Content Security Policy (CSP) (See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/CSP/Introducing_Content_Security_Policy) violation errors. CSP requires external files to be used for JavaScript and CSS.

                                    If the user is using CSP then browser link is disabled as inline scripts cannot be run. Please use external files, which will allow us to use CSP in conjunction with Browser Link.

                                    This is the error that Chrome throws:

                                    Refused to load the script 'http://localhost:40323/7ccba4ec32eb40b093fe065c6ca53fbf/browserLink'; because it violates the following Content Security Policy directive: "script-src 'self' ajax.googleapis.com ajax.aspnetcdn.com".

                                    15 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 →
                                    • Font Formatting Inconsistency Between Sprint and Product Backlog

                                      The font weight of the product backlog item is normal while the same backlog items get formatted bold when they are shown in the sprint backlog.

                                      The font formatting in the sprint backlog does not change back to normal at any time.

                                      This is confusing since bold font formatting means often something is new.

                                      Since the formatting does not change after some user interaction, the bold font has no meaning here.

                                      I recommend using the same font style in product and sprint backlog.

                                      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…)
                                      • Support markdown as an alternative to html for workitems

                                        Markdown is now widely adopted and that would be a more fluid experience when writing workitems.

                                        Having to select text and click on a toolbar to do basic formatting such as bullet points is not really efficient.

                                        Github like support would allow code snippet in Tasks which might prove to be helpful.

                                        32 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…)
                                        • Provide support for compile time checks of WPF bindings

                                          We already have intellisense for the Bindings when setting the design time DataContext on a Window.This however is not enough.

                                          We also need compile time checking of the bindings. Please provide this.

                                          115 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…)
                                            4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base