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. incorporate a "slow motion" debugger.

    It would be nice to have a feature that added an automatic step-through debugging mode that would step through (or step over) each line at a configurable interval. I find myself debugging a lot of legacy code, observing each line in sequence. Something like this might have some application for observing the flow of data within complex or recursive methods, and would spare me the trouble of mashing F10 constantly.

    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  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Code review the changes for a task

      We follow agile and we check in frequently. We create tasks that spans from a day to 3 days. Once the task is completed by the developer it is sent for review. So we have multiple changesets to review. It is very hard to have a good picture of the changes to a file since the changes are across multiple changesets. As of now, we are finding all the files that are affected by that task and go to "view history" of the file and pick the most recent version and the version before the task started to get a…

      80 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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make the PtrToStructure method a true generic version.

        In .NET 4.5.1 the generic marshaling method for PtrToStructure and it's inverse gave hope in performance improvements. However developers found out it was merely a wrapper over the boxed version of those functions. Please recode these methods to truly utilize generics to avoid type boxing in using this function.

        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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Semantic Logging Application Block logs to App Insights

          Add support for pushing SLAB logs to App Insights.

          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  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to run Custom Action (restore to snapshot) after each test within a test suite in Build Deploy Test Workflow

            Currently restore to snapshot is only possible before start of test run in Build Deploy Test workflow. If any of the testcase fails within a test run, testagent should revert to snapshot before running the next testcase within same test suite.

            Background: Automated test can lead the system into unstable condition by installing driver, adding registry key etc. We need to ensure the system is reverted to snapshot before executing the next test within a testrun, otherwise next test will give erroneous test result.

            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  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable .NET Native for LightSwitch

              To make it as fast as Access & Windows Forms :)

              28 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  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Map Kanban board Pseudo-states to Work Item State AND Reason

                The Kanban board allows teams to map pseudo-states to work item states but sets reason to the default value. This defeats the purpose of having multiple reasons for a given state transition. The Kanban board should map to both work item state and reason since it is the combination of these 2 fields that describe the status of the work item.

                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…)
                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Open Source SQL Server Compact (CE)

                  Although it has not been officially announced Microsoft is deprecating SQL Server Compact (CE). SQL Server CE filled a crucial use case for a small in process embedded database engine for applications and even websites. This need has not changed, if anything it has only become more so with the move to isolated phone and tablet (Metro) type apps. Without SSCE Microsoft won't have a product which fills this use case. Jet DB, MSDE and now SSCE will all be dead.
                  SQL Server Express LocalDB is not a replacement for SSCE, particularly due to the deployment constraints requiring admin privileges,…

                  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  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the process of backup TFS data to Microsoft Azure Storage or Backup services simplier

                    Make a way of configure Team Foundation Backups to automatically upload the data to my Azure account

                    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 →
                    • Have an automated way (command line) to run a load test and still see the results

                      I know we can run a load test using mstest in an automated manner (using a script or command line). However the big problem with running a test using mstest is that the test is totally hidden, you can't view the run in Visual Studio if you want to while the test is running.
                      Hence is there an easy way to run a loadtest using Visual Studio Ultimate in an automated manner (using auto hotkey / command line arguments). I can figure it out but wondering if someone has ventured here before?

                      As per discussion at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53/is-there-an-automated-way-to-launch-a-loadtest-in-visual-studio-ultimate-using-a-scriptcommand-line?forum=vstest#ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53

                      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  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a "??=" operator to C#

                        Add an operator that assigns the value of the right operand to the left operand when the left operand is null. For example:

                        string message = null;
                        message ??= "Hello, World!"; // sets 'message' to "Hello, World!" since 'message' was null.
                        message ??= "Goodbye, World!"; // leaves 'message' set to "Hello, World!" since 'message was not null.

                        The example above uses strings but would apply to any reference/nullable type.

                        Currently, the best alternative that we have for this in C# is:
                        message = message ?? "Hello, World!";

                        Thanks,
                        Blake

                        29 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 →
                        • Hey TFS People - why doesn't CRM integrate into TFS ALM OOTB?

                          We track our requests, bugs, projects etc in MS CRM and track our work that directly comes from there in a separate siloed out system from the same company: MS TFS - they should be able to talk to each other!!!

                          :-D

                          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 →
                          • Restore Sheveset comments to Find Shelvesets UX

                            In earlier versions of VS/TFS (e.g. 2010), the Find Shelvesets dialog listed the changeset comment associated with the shelveset, along with the shelveset name, the owner name and the date/time. In VS/TFS 2013, the changeset comment is no longer visible in the Find Shelvesets UX - please put it back! I give my shelvesets systematic names based on who made the change, when and in what product, but I cannot devine from that what the focus of the changes might be - that information is in the changeset comment, which I can no longer see.

                            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  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Persist pinned state for Test Explorer, Error List and Output in center dock location

                              When the following IDE views Error List, Output, and Test Explorer are docked on the edges of the IDE they will persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened. When the IDE views are pinned to the center/main editor dock location they will not persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened.

                              The IDE views do keep the pinned state if an existing IDE is open with their state and new IDE instances are loaded. They will open with the pinned state set. But if all IDE instances are closed and the state will…

                              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 →
                              • perhaps have a license type that allows business users to run (only) test cases.

                                Our test managers reside in our IT department and we have elevated licensing to build test plans > test suites > test cases.

                                We want our business users only to run the test cases we assign to them. They require no other access to TFS other than running the cases and reporting pass/fail.

                                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 →
                                • Please fix: 'Or' filter using multiple optional parameters returns incorrect results

                                  When only one of two optional parameters is specified, all rows are returned.

                                  e.g for a table containing records that contain "Division A" ,records that contain "Division B", and records that contain "Division C", after selecting "Division A" from the first pick list and not selecting any Division from the second list, ALL records are displayed, (Division A-C). When both Parameters are set to a value, the filter works and rows are retuned as expected.

                                  See this Connect bug closed:defered - whatever that means.

                                  https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/829352/lightswitch-or-filter-using-multiple-optional-parameters-returns-incorrect-results

                                  See this thread where Justin Anderson suggests logging a bug.

                                  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/01bc581a-c297-4ded-9414-6d3b40c7dda9/multiparameter-query-and-related-table-how-to-accomplish?forum=lightswitch

                                  Also see this sample…

                                  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  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make FileInfo.Length a method that could take a "format" parameter for the units ("B", "K", "M", etc),

                                    Make FileInfo.Length a method that could take a "format" parameter for the units ("B", "K", "M", etc),

                                    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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Change author of merge that is created for pull request merges

                                      The merge created when pushing the "Complete merge" button in a pull request seems to be authored by the creator of the pull request. It would be way more transparent, if the merge was authored by the person pushing the "Complete merge" button. This way it is more obvious who is responsible for integrating this push request into the master branch.

                                      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 →
                                      • GPU Programming, Game Programming Libraries, Cortana, Virtualization, DirectX

                                        1. Visual Studio should allow GPU Programming for major brands (NVidia, AMD, and Intel)

                                        2. More support for 3rd party game programming development kits. Unity Tools are a step forward, but we need support for UDK, Unreal
                                        and Crytek's Cryengine as well as support for these libraries on Windows Phone and RT

                                        3. We need a Cortana SDK

                                        4. We need a Hyper-V SDK

                                        5. We need a Mantle-like API for DirectX 12

                                        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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio Extension Backup and Sync for VS 2014

                                          Currently, Visual Studio allows developers to sync settings and IDE layouts in VS on multiple machines. It's a great feature but it's incomplete. Extensions are excluded from being backed up and synchronized across installations. Developers find it very tiring to download every single extension they need AGAIN just because their using VS on a different machine. However, all is not lost if the next version can just add this *tiny* feature.

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

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base