Visual Studio IDE

Announcement: This forum has been migrated to provide our customers one convenient and responsive system for all feedback. You can now suggest new ideas, browse and vote on existing ideas in the Visual Studio Developer Community. To learn more about the migration to Visual Studio Developer Community please check out the release blog post.

We’d like your suggestions and ideas to help us continuously improve future releases of Visual Studio, so we’ve partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to collect your feedback. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

This site is for feature suggestions; if you need to file a bug, you can visit our Developer Community website to get started.

Note: your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy and license terms.

We look forward to hearing from you!
- The Visual Studio Team

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. Please don't develop anything new

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351794/please-dont-develop-anything-new.html
    Please don't develop anything new, just keep working on the errors that so many users already frustrated of, it's been 2days, I'm still unable to find a solution to my problem, I'm still not able to install Visual studio even though I already spend about 50GB trying to download all plugins, iso files. Even iso file which needs to acts as an offline installer asks for files from online, what a savage :(, either you stop building new things, or provide a solution…

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Biggest Indian Escorts in Deira【+971-524553990】

      The fabulous hot sensual stuff offered by our Indian Escorts in Deira service fun companion with lots of Experiences +971-524553990 is something that once experienced treasured by many as an unforgettable memory of their life, Independent Indian Call Girls in Deira are available For first class escorts in Deira Dubai who might fulfill the most elevated of desires Call us for booking or other details. https://www.vipindian-escorts.com/indian-escorts-deira/
      Escorts in Deira, Indian Escorts in Deira, Indian Call Girls in Deira, Call Girls in Deira,
      #IndianEscortsinDeira #IndianCallGirlsinDeira #EscortsInDeira #CallGirlsInDeira

      0 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add option to "Update VS and rebuild opened solution"

        This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351764/add-option-to-update-vs-and-rebuild-opened-solutio.html
        After the update, solution needs to be rebuilt.
        It would be cool if 'update & rebuild' could be batched.

        18 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Schedule the download of installation

          its a nice idea to add a "schedule download" of the big size setup overnight, I cannot download it in work hours.

          3 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • When Visual Studio installer pauses at a dialog box, change the taskbar to yellow

            I was working on some Office documents while installing an update for Visual Studio.

            The installer taskbar button continued to pulse green (i.e. ongoing progress) for a long time, but when I checked back in, it was prompting me to close Office documents and retry.

            If the taskbar button "progress" had turned conventionally yellow and stopped pulsing, I would have been able to recognize this and action it minutes in advance of the actual discovery.

            1 vote
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a powershell version of vcvars

              Using visual-studio from the command line, if your command line is powershell, is not currently well represented. There are no obvious cmdlets or powershell scripts that allow you to invoke the equivalent of a vsdevcmd powershell prompt.

              So far the work-arounds I've seen tend to involve guessing what the 'vcvars.bat' is called, invoking that, calling 'set' and scraping the values. Problem is, you basically have to know where visual studio is before you begin.

              2 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Installer: Add a button to abort while downloading packages

                When the installer only downloads packages and has changed nothing. An abort button should be enabled so that this download can be aborted.

                1 vote
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • please provide visual studio 2017 in iso of community edition

                  please provide visual studio 2017 in iso. Wasting of time to download all and taking too much time and due to any interruption all is getting failed.
                  There no resume option works.

                  1 vote
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Crear Visual Studio Little, pero upgradable.

                    Descargar e instalar VisualStudio se ha comido un día entre descargas,instalaciones y arranque. Y no tengo un mal PC ni un ancho de banda escaso. Quizás una modalidad más restringida, sin tanta parafernalia, para aplicaciones rápidas o prototipos, de rápida descarga y arranque, podría ser de agradecer.

                    1 vote
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • User Friendly Update

                      VS Installer method currently does not get any poorer.
                      1. When updating - installer does not give update size prior to starting.
                      2. No download then update.
                      3. VS NOT USUABLE while installer is running.!!!!!

                      I DONOT have regular access to a Fiber/GB etc connection. VS updates are routinely GB+ in size. So I am jammed *********** on a regular basis. I cannot be the only dev with this issue??? I fully appreciate the updates and want to stay current but I dont understand why everthing is so overdeveloped. There is nothing wrong with the installer reviewing your current state.…

                      1 vote
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 6 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Rename the Incredibuild option to be clearly a trial

                          Incredibuild is really a trial, not an install. You have to get a license from them, which is a 30 day trial of their full software. After 30 days, it reverts to a license which you can still use on your local computer. However, if you lose this license - you get a new computer, studio updates, or something goes wacko - you can only get the 30 day trial license, you can't just get the one it deteriorates to. The file they send you expires after 30 days, so you can't get back to the limited version. Then they…

                          1 vote
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 1 vote
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Update working great

                                This is the first time ever that my desktop performed an update to VS2017 Community with no issues or special operations needed.

                                1 vote
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a search box to Visual Studio Installer

                                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351653/add-a-search-box-to-visual-studio-installer.html
                                  I often have to hunt down a component I'm missing in the Individual Components list in Visual Studio Installer. Having a searchable list would aid in that search immensely.

                                  58 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Don't install old .NET Core SDK after every visual studio update when it was manually deleted and there's a new one installed

                                    Don't install old .NET Core SDK(2.1.201) after every visual studio update when it was manually deleted and there's a new one installed(.NET Core SDK 2.1.401)

                                    3 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Suggestion: Visual Studio Installer

                                      Good to see the update in installer for option to "Download All and Install".
                                      But there one more thing which needed to be included with this feature.
                                      1. When the setting is set to "Download all And Install", and download is in progress, User should be use the Visual Studio and work on it till the download gets completed. After download completion, it should prompt user to close the Visual studio instance to proceed with install.

                                      2. Visual Studio Installer Resume issue: if the user pauses the installer while downloading, and later resumes, the installer starts the download from start.…

                                      1 vote
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Avoid the scrollbar in the installer by adjusting the element sizes

                                        the Visual Studio Installer is just a little too short, or the elements in the initial grid view are too large and there is a tiny bit of scrolling.

                                        Make the window larger by default or make the items smaller

                                        1 vote
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • implement "thank you" functionality. Recently I asked to make it more clear if there will be updates or not. This is done I want say thank y

                                          Please add option to say thanks for some funcionality and please hand over this thanks to your developers!

                                          1 vote
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 37 38

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base