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. Delete individual bookmarks

    Please allow delete individual bookmarks. I can only delete all bookmarks for now.

    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…)
      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Blog for projects & teams in Visual Studio Online

      Please add a internal blog for projects & teams in Visual Studio Online. A private blog permit to enrich projects documentation within work teams, just as it will allow new members are quickly engage to the project development

      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…)
        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for collectible assemblies

        Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
        Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

        908 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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Android Emulator available standalone and not bundled with Visual Studio

          external user:
          I wish the @VisualStudio Android Emulator was available standalone and not bundled with VS2015 preview...

          31 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  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for Crosswalk project in cordova apps

            Currently is complicated install Crosswalk cordova webview plugin and Crosswalk Cordova framework, after install of any choise in a visual studio cordova tools project, this can't build

            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  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Haxe Support

              Add Haxe syntax and compiler support

              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…)
                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a Favorites Section in Source Control Explorer

                Our team opens all projects from the Source Control Explorer. Currently, you have to drill down through the folder tree in order to get to the solution or project you want to open.

                It would be wonderful to be able to add files, projects, or solutions to a "Favorites" panel right inside the Source Control Explorer.

                Here's a mockup...

                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…)
                  2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Prevent backlog priority changes in multiple work items in TFS

                  Currently, each backlog change causes multiple (sometimes hundreds) work item changes which causes the TFS alerts to become useless in many cases.
                  Please provide a way to reduce the number of changing items to minimum for every backlog change - perhaps by creating huge differences between the backlog numbers, which will leave a lot of room for those changes

                  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…)
                  • Copy and paste Service References

                    It should be great to allow copy/paste service reference from a project to a second (for example when the refered service is down it will be very useful)

                    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 →
                    • Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

                      Nowadays, the Rollback activity in the Release Template is triggered only if one of the previous activities fail (returning a non-0 status code).

                      It would be great to be able to trigger a Rollback activity if the release is Rejected by some of the Approvers.

                      By now, when it happens, we need to trigger a new Release manually to rollback the application to the previous version. It takes a hard work because we need to find the latest valid (and released) build, etc.

                      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…)
                        5 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring also Bower, Grunt love to Apache Cordova Apps

                        As in aspnet 5 web projects, it would be nice to have bower, grunt, npm working inside the apache cordova apps.

                        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…)
                          1 comment  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for the feedback. The support for Grunt and Gulp in the Task Runner Explorer is coming to Cordova apps in a future release of Visual Studio 2015.

                          Mads Kristensen
                          Program Manager
                          Visual Studio Web Tools

                        • It's been said before but I am asking AGAIN - REMOVE 260 Path Limitation

                          It seems every time someone posts this request, it is swept under the rug and just given a "it will break too much backwards compatibility" ... or "we need to devote resources elsewhere at this time" .. or even "it is too difficult to accomplish"

                          I, for one, am sick and tired of the excuses. It is 2015 - 10 years ago, the excuses would be barely acceptable. Today, not so by a long shot.

                          The problem is compounded by the VS Project templates themselves. By default, all users projects are put into the particular user's Home Documents Directory (%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents…

                          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  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow build summary to display code coverage percentage based on lines of code

                            When code coverage is run as part of a build the percentage displayed in the build summary is calculated based on the number of blocks covered. We would like to be able to configure this to calculate the percentage based on lines of code covered - as we fail the build based on lines of codes covered.

                            We have to stick with lines of code rather than code blocks for compatibility with other tools we use.

                            31 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…)
                            • Display variable values inline while debugging

                              It would be great if variable values would be displayed right next to the code while debugging and stepping through the code.

                              Chrome dev tools recently added this feature, see how it works here: http://imgur.com/JxbZm1W

                              It saves lots of time as you don't need to hover over variables or add them to watch to see their values.

                              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  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support for more API levels in Android Emulator (e.g. JellyBean 4.1)

                                Visual Studio Android Emulator is great, but it only supports Lollipop (5.0+).

                                Lots of devices out there still use older versions of Android, e.g. 4.3.

                                Please add more downloadable images to the emulator or allow to create them - like AVD does.

                                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  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • You should inform people that when install Visual Studio Express 2013 for "Free" that it is actually a FREE trial, not the full product.

                                  You should inform people that the Visual studio 'Free' version is actually a FREE trial, not the full product like it is advertised. I am student at Utah Military Academy and my class downloaded this program for our computer programming class hoping to have a powerful C++ compiler for our studies. Only to find that our trial periods are almost complete in the middle of a final project. Hopefully this gets fixed to avoid future situations like ours. Thank you!

                                  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  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Timer for standup meeting

                                    In VSO implement a timer (for example like howler timer) to measure duration of all the scrum event especially for standup meeting.

                                    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…)
                                    • Consider my detailed proposal for non-nullable references (and safe nullable references)

                                      Here are the benefits very briefly:

                                      1. Minimal syntax changes.
                                      2. Null reference exceptions eliminated.
                                      3. No changes to code compilation as such (only introduces compiler error checks).
                                      4. Existing code will continue to compile unchanged.

                                      See my full proposal at:
                                      https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues/227

                                      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…)
                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create first-class HTML5 UI framework for VS Cordova

                                        There are numerous UI frameworks out there that integrate with Cordova/PhoneGap mobile apps, however, the great majority of them are tailored toward iOS and Android apps. WP/.NET developers do not feel welcome while using these frameworks. I'd like Microsoft to create a UI framework that targets iOS, Android, and WP platforms so .NET developers may create Cordova apps comfortably. At the moment, I'm not sure how WinJS solves this problem. I hope to see UI controls that don't feel like Metro-style widgets but more like WPF/Silverlight controls.

                                        60 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  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Store and retrieve secret variables in Build vNext

                                          Hello,

                                          I've seen that we're able to add secret variables for sensitive data to build definition. The only issue is that I'm not sure how to retrieve them.

                                          How can I access this data to perform deployment to azure cloud service?

                                          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…)
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base