introduce the Ribbon UI in Visual Studio
I would like Visual Studio to adopt an ribbon UI approach , similar to how Microsoft Office is designed.
As it stands now , Visual Studio 2017 is very advanced and powerful. However , this has the disadvantage of being unnecessarily complicated and cluttered to users who may be looking for a particular function. (Yes , there is the really useful Quick Launch , but more often than not , one discovers a new and useful function through the Ribbon). Additionally , it often puts new users off from using it , as they find it too complicated. The adoption of the Ribbon will surely make this easier , as it does with Office.
Furthermore , while the Ribbon may take away a bit more space than usual during normal usage , it makes up during debugging. I find it difficult to access debugging features through the tool bar , often because it is highly cluttered. This problem becomes especially acute for users running Hi-DPI displays or on bigger sized screens
That being said , I do not advocate the complete replacement of the menu like was done in Office 2007 , because it will annoy skilled developers and then potentially introduce other issues like add-ins.
The ribbon and the menu should both be part of Visual Studio , with users given an option to choose one of them.