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. Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

    Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

    153 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      13 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow specifying a whitelist of Version Control paths that I want CodeLens to index

      The CodeLens feature is great, but I had to disable it in our main team project collection because this feature impacted our server in such a way that its database was growing out of control. My metrics revealed that I had 3.2 TB of CodeSense files (number of files: 13,199,733) against only 170 GB of VersionControl files (number of files: 1,169,366). Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we're working extensively with dev branches.

      That being said, the "tfsconfig codeindex" command allows TFS administrators to configure a blacklist for a given team project collection (i.e. option /ignorelist).…

      36 votes
      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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • High-profile Vip Islamabad ℰsℭℴℛts【+923104297550 】 Are you looking for high-profile +923104297550 Islamabad ℰsℭℴℛts suitable for its special

        High-profile Vip Islamabad ℰsℭℴℛts【+923104297550 】
        Are you looking for high-profile +923104297550 Islamabad ℰsℭℴℛts suitable for its special and essential order. Weather you favor in Pakistani Models or all Call girls of Lahore ℰsℭℴℛts who discover in Angel Escort. If you cannot make a choice between a numbers of very attractive companions sexually alluring, seductive Karachi ℰsℭℴℛts then just call us or contact us by sending email. We can recommend the perfect girl for you and check it out our top class models of Rawalpindi ℰsℭℴℛts http://viplahoreescorts.callgirlfiles.com/home

        21 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Have it please not take a million years to ******* install

          I don't know I thought it was pretty self-explanatory.

          14 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual Studio 2015 Community is very slow on starting

            on right-clicking on a text file to load it with Visual Studio 2015 it takes a Long time, although nothing else than the text Editor is required to process that file. there should be some optional start-up Switches, which avoid azure/Cloud/etc... loading when not explicitely needed.
            the fast-Launch Option is already checked, but ist slow anyway

            13 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Deploy only files that changed

              I sometimes need to deploy a mvc mobile app to a server to test it out on a phone or two. The current deployment option upload the complete app each time to a external server. This can take 15 minutes or more. Only a couple of files are updated. The buck of the upload is redundant.

              13 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Close Visual Studio On Update From IDE

                When the end user performs a VS update from Visual Studio, is it possible to have the update window close as well as Visual Studio so that the installer can get right to the update?

                13 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the download a lot faster.

                  I suggest that you find a way to make the download a little easier to find and try and find a way to make the process a lot faster.

                  13 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • stop contacting 'Visual Studio Team Services' when no logon info is available

                    stop contacting 'Visual Studio Team Services' when no logon info is available

                    trying to contact will always result in an unneeded delay, and in the message:
                    We were unable to automatically populate your Visual Studio Team Services accounts.

                    The following error was encountered: TF400813: Resource not available for anonymous access. Client authentication required.

                    11 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 10 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VS is busy - Multiple Windows

                        Often getting VS is busy message. Though it is because IDE/Team Explorer tries to access TFS data to display, it would have been nice to have ability to interact with other sections/windows of VS (code editor etc.) Instead currently the IDE in whole is not responding.

                        VS 2015 Enterprise

                        10 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Stop closing performance bugs that are not fixed

                          I've encountered many performance bugs closed for various nonsensical reasons. Can't reproduce it? You can't reproduce bugs that are complained about everywhere on the internet? Just do a web search for visual studio 2017 performance and you will get pages of results of people reporting horrible performance problems. You should add a new close reason in your bug tracker: "Don't care, didn't even try to reproduce it".

                          9 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Auto hiding of Solution explorer is annoying after rebuilding a project.

                            Auto hiding of Solution explorer is annoying after rebuilding a project
                            It should be there as it was in visual studio 2012

                            7 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make the install take quicker

                              I think I said it all above

                              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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • visual studio updater is a hog

                                let people select and setup the features they want to install
                                download them in the background so people can work at the sane time
                                notity when ready
                                ms updates are wasting away millions of man hours

                                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…)
                                  1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Vip Escorts In islamabad pakistan 03085627277

                                  https://vipescortsinpakistan.com/ CALL 03085627277 Get Stunning islamabad Escorts For All at very affordable prices covering all islamabad at Urgently whatsapp/Call:-03085627277.

                                  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…)
                                    7 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 5 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make XAML designer only update when saving.

                                      Currently the designer tries to interpret the XAML all the time causing Visual Studio to hang for short periods of time.

                                      5 votes
                                      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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Build - Allow Changing Output of Multiple Projects to save time

                                        I would love a setting to be able to set all projects to a common build output as per https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165411.aspx

                                        We have 100+ projects in our solution, and ~50 nuget packages in some projects, therefore building the whole solution takes a long time! A lot of that time is spent on just copying files from one location to another! Even on an SSD!

                                        As I am in a enterprise environment, we cannot turn off Anti-Virus, and therefore each copy causes the AntiVirus to kick and also use up Disk IO + CPU to scan that library! Making it even slower!

                                        5 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Have you seen what ScriptedSandbox64 is doing? Run TechNet ProcessMonitor and see!

                                          ScriptedSandbox is basically going crazy reading internet explorer registry keys endlessly, whenever Visual Studio is debugging. Is it really necessary to query the HttpUploadSize hundreds of times per second? Consider caching it and using RegNotifyChangeKeyValue if you are REALLY concerned picking up changes (as if that would be changed, smh). Disappointed.

                                          4 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  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base