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. Bring the subtle Office 2013 smooth scrolling/typing to Visual Studio 2012

    Warning, this suggestion might be frowned upon.

    In the recently announced Office 2013, one of the nicer features is the subtle smooth scrolling and typing animations.

    I propose adding those features in Visual Studio 2012, as an option, of course, so people could turn it on and off.

    157 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…)
      11 comments  ·  General  ·  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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integrate Team Wiki / project documentation pages

            To document a project, we currently use the tfs team wiki pages and sharepoint. It would be nice to have the same in the online tfs version.

            350 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…)
              15 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make all web development documentation available off-line

              There is no web development available off-line, for people working part time desconnected would be great to have that available, also for those with low bandwidth or just to save organization bandwidth.

              41 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  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create SharePoint site or subsite that maps directly to a Team Project Team

                Currently the SharePoint project portal maps directly to a TFS Team Project. All of the reports and dashboards report data at that level. With the addition to teams in TFS 2012, it would be nice to be able to create a portal for each team so the reporting defaults to that level and each team manage their own documents, etc.

                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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a WPF ReportViewer Control

                  Provide a WPF SSRS Report Viewer Control.

                  Not required but a great addition would be to have the option to display multiple reports with drag and drop and resize functionality effectively making it an end user dashboard designer, allow displaying excel sheets and powerpivots as well and it becomes a powerful tool.

                  36 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…)
                    3 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • "rename collection"

                    Is it possible to rename a collection or create new collections

                    We are already using "DefaultCollection" in our OnPremise server and when TFSPreview allows importing from onPremise to Cloud we would prefer not to have any conflict.

                    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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the default sorting of Pending Changes (toUpper) and Solution Explorer (toLower) consistent.

                      Make the default sort in Pending Changes and Solution Explorer consistent.

                      Pending Changes currently sorts alphabetically ascending using ToUpper(), and Solution Explorer currently sorts alphabetically ascending using ToLower(). This causes inconsistencies in file ordering when characters between 'Z' and 'a', namely underscores, are used in file names.

                      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 →
                      • sequence diagram

                        Please improve the UML Sequence Diagraming experience to enable the following scenarios:

                        • Move and resize the Fragments (Alt, Opt, etc…). Currently they are sized automatically, even when clipping the guard text! And you have to delete them and re-create them just to move them.

                        • Converting/correcting a message from one type to another. Currently the message has to be deleted and recreated just to perform the adjustment.

                        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  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make it possible to infer generic type arguments

                          It would be nice to be able to write code like this:

                          public IEnumerable<T> Flatten<T, inferred T2>(this IEnumerable<T2> collection)
                          where T2 : IEnumerable<T>
                          {
                          ...
                          }

                          and to be able to put constraints that use generic arguments, but on the right hand side:

                          public class A<T1> {
                          public void B<T2>()
                          where T1 : T2
                          {
                          ...
                          }
                          }

                          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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • vs2012 C++ with update 1 for desktop can't develop .net 2.0 or 3.0, 3.5 application! C# can!

                            I want to develope .net 2.0 or later desktop application for WINXP, Vista, WIN7, but vs 2012 C++ with update 1( express edtion or professional) can't do this, I have to try all method include choose .net 2.0 framework in professional edition (for express edition ,I changed the project file target framework section from 4.5 to 2.0).

                            But the generated binary file still need .net 4.0 to run.

                            I can use vs 2012 C# version to generate .net 2.0 or later application!

                            I like vs 2012 C++, I don't want to use C#!!!
                            and I don't want to install vs…

                            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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • vs2012 C++ with update 1 for desktop can't develop .net 2.0 or 3.0, 3.5 application! C# can!

                              I want to develop .net 2.0 or later desktop application for WINXP, Vista, WIN7, but vs 2012 C++ with update 1( express edtion or professional) can't do this, I have to try all method include choose .net 2.0 framework in professional edition (for express edition ,I changed the project file target framework section from 4.5 to 2.0).

                              But the generated binary file still need .net 4.0 to run.

                              I can use vs 2012 C# version to generate .net 2.0 or later application!

                              I like vs 2012 C++, I don't want to use C#!!!
                              and I don't want to install vs…

                              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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 1,103 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…)
                                  19 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • support git as a first class citizen in team foundation service

                                  much like codeplex does : the server is a real git server, there is no need to use additional commands such as git-tf as pointed here : http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/code/use-git-and-vs-with-tfs/

                                  13 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 →
                                  • Make the PowerPoint Storyboarding Tools Available In The Express & Professional SKUs of Visual Studio 2012.

                                    I think that the PowerPoint Storyboarding tools that are included in the Ultimate, Premium and Test Professional SKUs of Visual Studio 2012 should also be brought to the Express & Professional SKUs too.

                                    It isn't only people who are working in teams who need to generate low-fidelity prototypes of their ideas, individuals do too and the Storyboarding tools included in those higher versions would be very useful to individuals too (and may encourage indviduals to get early feedback on ideas so they can be refined before coding begins).

                                    66 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…)
                                      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • View changeset history. From the list of changesets, would be nice to have the option to merge the changeset from the list

                                      View changeset history. From the list of changesets, would be nice to have the option to merge the changeset from the 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 →
                                      • I want to be able to link TFS tasks with MTM Test Suite ID. Does this feature exist already?

                                        I want to be able to link TFS tasks with MTM Test Suite ID. Does this feature exist already?

                                        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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Adding a useable string to Enums

                                          In a WPF project I have a Listbox that is used to display a collection of items in an Observeable collection. One of the items is an Enum that I'm currently using as myEnum.ToString and this works really well but it is not a proper solution as the Name that you'd use for the Enum property in code is not always User presentable. So a simple improvement (I think) would be when defining the Enum to have an optional String property;

                                          Enum TimeOfDay ("Time of day")
                                          EarlyMorning ("Early Morning")
                                          HighNoon ("High Noon")
                                          DinnerTime ("Dinner Time")
                                          TimeForSleep ("Time to go to…

                                          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…)
                                            2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base