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. High Performance line graph control based on Dynamic Data Display

    Support for a high performance line graph control based on (or similar to) the Microsoft Research Project Dynamic Data Display (http://dynamicdatadisplay.codeplex.com/). Dynamic Data DIsplay is great but work on this project appears to have stopped.

    408 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  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Native support Sqlite in Visual Studio

      After declined sql server compact and not support in visual studio 2013
      please native support sqlite as default embedded, lite and in memory database for win,web,windows runtime and windows phone with very better user interface same ssdt for sql server. so can easy manipulation database and run sql query with plan.

      181 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  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable Smart Unit Tests to break dependencies by automatically generating mocks

        In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests warns about external dependencies (for e.g. calls into the filesystem, network, etc.) present in the code-under-test. The expectation is that the developer then manually write a mock for such dependencies.
        I would like Smart Unit Tests to detect such dependencies and automatically generate mocks.

        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…)
          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow rename Servers Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

          Create a way to rename the Server Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

          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…)
            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for Macros in Debugging Command Line Arguments and Executable path for C# solutions

            I am working on an Excel addin written in C#.

            One thing that is very painful is that there is no support for Macros in the command line arguments and executable path in C# debugging panel.

            i.e. when you are working on an Excel addin, typically you need to launch Excel.exe with your addin on the command line arguments.

            What I would really need is to be able to enter

            1 - $(EXCELPATH) in the Start External Program textbox and I would set ExcelPath somehow externally.

            2 - $(TargetDir)/Myaddin.xll as command line arguments

            Unfortunately for C# solution, these macros/envvars are…

            63 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 →
            • Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

              Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

              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…)
                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VSO: Search by Pull Request number.

                I would like to search by Pull Request number. This will allow the reviewers to quickly get the appropriate pull request.

                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…)
                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Lightweight Release Management Deployment Agent for Linux (java based) and for old Windows versions

                  Please provide a lightweight auxiliary deployment agent just to run terminal commands and execute bat or sh files in Linux and Windows XP.

                  38 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 →
                  • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

                    I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

                    We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

                    We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

                    However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

                    We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

                    138 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…)
                    • Add "." unary dot operator, for class elements access expressions

                      Lots of lambdas are only for accessing class elements, e.g.

                      Property(x => x.Name).IsRequired();

                      This could be:

                      Property(.Name).IsRequired();

                      More examples:

                      context.Users.Where(.IsActive)
                      .OrderBy(.Param)
                      .Select(.Name.Trim());

                      RaisePropertyChanged(.Name);

                      Probably:

                      context.Users.Select(string.Format("{0} - {1}", .Login, .Name));

                      context.Users.Select(new {
                      FullName = .Login + " " + .Name,
                      Bonus = GetBonus(.Id)
                      });

                      10 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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Smart Unit Tests available to Visual Studio Premium

                        In Visual Studio 2015 Smart unit tests are a fantastic idea!
                        Restricting it to Visual Studio Ultimate is not a good news. Please make it available to more users.

                        11 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  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add official support for Blend Extensions

                          Currently there is almost no documentation how to extend Blend. I have seen some examples in the wild which seem to be the result of reverseengeneering rather than beeing officialy supported. Some of the suggestions posted here could be easyly programmed by the community.

                          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  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow the C# 'break' statement to terminate *several* nested enslosing loops, rather than the closest one only

                            Sometimes, I want to exit several nested loops, based on a single condition.

                            Today, I have to introduce an additional boolean variable, to exit all the other loops except the innermost one. This is inconvenient.

                            If only the 'break' statement could have accepted the number of loops to break...

                            A straighforward example:
                            for(;;)
                            {
                            for(;;)
                            {
                            if{true} break(2);
                            }
                            }

                            This feature would work just similarly when used in a 'switch' statement.

                            We would only have to be concerned to not allow the 'break's parameter to exceed the number of nested scopes it is used from within. Otherwise, an error…

                            23 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…)
                              9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Wouldn't it be nice if Visual Studio and .NET Framework could be used in other operational systems, such as OSX, Linux etc?

                              As a developer I'd like to create .NET (mainly ASP.NET) apps using a Macbook with OSX.

                              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  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Update WPF to use Direct2D for rendering instead of Direct3D 9

                                WPF currently uses Direct3D 9 for rendering. This is because WPF was designed when it had to run on XP. Today, all platforms that WPF runs on have Direct2D support. Direct2D has vastly superior rendering performance compared to WPF's current Direct3d-based rendering.
                                It would thus make excellent sense to migrate to using Direct2D for rendering. As rendering is pretty abstract in WPF, this could probably be done with little to no impact on compatibility, but with HUGE performance benefits. Watch some of the comparisons between Direct2D and WPF.

                                18 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 Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Link tool resources to TFS

                                  We use several custom scripts as resources to our own tool. Keeping track of the changes to these scripts requires us to put them in TFS, but then those scripts need to be updated in Release Management. This becomes a maintenance nightmare. It would be extremely helpful to have the option to make a resource a link to an item in TFS.

                                  During the deployment process, linked resources should then be downloaded to guarantee that the latest version of the resource is used.

                                  21 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 →
                                  • Use Desktop Toast Notifications

                                    Use toast notifications to exploit this feature of Windows 8:

                                    Submit desktop notifications such as when:

                                    I was assigned a task or work item.
                                    Amending or updating a task or work item assigned to me.
                                    You have reached the deadline to complete a task
                                    etc ...

                                    57 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…)
                                    • Add "Overweight Analysis" for analysing application performance

                                      Refer to Rico Mariani's MSDN Blog article for details on what would be a very simple to do value add for performance analysis of applications.

                                      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ricom/archive/2014/12/13/a-systematic-approach-to-finding-performance-regressions-using-overweight-analysis.aspx

                                      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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change name from Visual studio to Visual App Studio

                                        Change name from Visual studio to Visual App Studio

                                        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…)
                                          3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow users to generate bugs on Tests impact

                                          I would like to see how many Tests are impacted by particular bug to decide about the fixing priority.

                                          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  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base