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. Time for Some Improved Structuring of XAML

    When programming languages began they where structured well enough to deal with the complexities of applications at the time. Then as apps got more sophisticated the existing languages became overwhelmed by the complexity. Thus assembly language programming changed to C which changed to C++ and now to C#. Each of these steps "cleaned up" the mess layered on top of the prior language to help it deal with more sophisticated apps.

    XAML has been great, but it's been taking on more and more burden. In response, an improved ability to structure XAML better is needed. Ways to break down huge…

    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  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bitarray CopyTo long or uint

      Add a BitArray.CopyTo(uint[]) and BitArray.CopyTo(ulong[]) overloading.
      I have the problem that i have a BitArray with 48bit, which can have all bits to true. If i want to copy it to a ulong it's not a simple converting. A uint or a ulong are a naturally representation of a BitArray.

      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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Multiple Storyboard Animations for Same Property

        Don't see where multiple storyboard animations targeting the same property should actually pose a coding issue for .NET. Initially it might seem like the developer shouldn't be allowed, but that's not really true provide the BeginTime and Duration properties keep the setting of the same property by two different animations separated from each other. Just remove the code check that throws the exception when two animations target the same property. If they do target overlapped in time, declare that as "undefined as to what will happen" and leave it to the developer to make the time sequence correct.

        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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a default namespace prefix in visual studio options

          Currently, it is possible to define a base namespace for each project in a solution individually. However, I believe it would be extremely nice, to define a default namespace prefix for all projects in a solution/future solutions.
          RIght now it happens ever so often that you forget to change your namespace and you have to do it afterwards.

          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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a default namespace prefix in visual studio options

            Currently, it is possible to define a base namespace for each project in a solution individually. However, I believe it would be extremely nice, to define a default namespace prefix for all projects in a solution/future solutions.
            RIght now it happens ever so often that you forget to change your namespace and you have to do it afterwards.

            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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When removing all source code/classes/... in a file, provide a quick action "Delete this file"

              Sometimes, I decide on removing an entire class from my project or moving it to another place. After doing so and leaving a file (e. g. ".CS") that only contains an empty framework like:

              using System;

              {

              }

              Visual Studio IDE should send me a suggestion to delete the file in order to save me unnecessary work by searching the file myself via the sometimes HUGE solution explorer.

              Regards

              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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Best Choice Indian Escorts in Bur Dubai【+971-524553990】

                We offer luxury Indian Escorts in Bur Dubai are The Best for adult dating The Bond Young College High Profile Girls In this way+971-524553990. if you are ready to bring lots of fun in your life, We guarantee you that you will have a lovely involvement with VIP Indian Call Girls in Bur Dubai they prepared to fulfill your all your own ****** needs. Even they can also offer you company for your special events Call us for booking or other details. https://www.vipindian-escorts.com/indian-escorts-bur-dubai/

                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  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VS2017 Checkout Window should have select all/none option

                  Using VS2017 with VSTS, when I go to checkout a project for edit in source control, the checkout Window doesn't allow me to select all or select no files.

                  All I want to do is checkout my vbproj file, but to do this I would need to manually deselect hundreds of other files. Would be much simpler to have a global checkbox above all others that would select all/none when changed.

                  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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Let a visual studio customer know how long it will take to upgrade

                      Depending on speed of hard drive, memory, processor give user an estimate of minimum downtime during install. Couldn't use my computer for about 3 hours + while it installed. I was thinking like 20 minutes.

                      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  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • run tests should queue if it isn't available

                        For some reason in my instance of the IDE and project, VS takes a good 30seconds to a minute after the tests are complete or after it tells me there was a compile error before it will let me run the tests again. And during this time, Ctrl-r, Ctrl-t is unavailable.

                        It would be much nicer if run tests command was still available and if it can't run the tests immediately, it puts the command on a queue that will get run as soon as whatever is happening finishes. (I have no idea what VS is doing for 30 s…

                        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…)
                          1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Quick Find | browser-style back/forward arrows

                          Currently, Quick Find arrow procedes to next occurance and has a dropdown menu to procede backwards. Change to 2 arrows side by side or either side of search text box.

                          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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • tie visio api into generic workflow api

                            I would like to create a program that will highlight Visio objects synchronously as I run my app through a simple HTTP request response protocol using HTTP. The idea is so no matter what program or language is running I can see the workflow light up and then tie it and meter it will power point for displaying and presenting.

                            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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Incorporates "comprehension expressions" like python in C#

                              Comprehension expressions are powerful when you work with lists. They are very simple to use and with less code it's able to solve many difficult problems.

                              So, here is some examples of comprehension expressions:

                              var L = new {1, 2, 3, 4, 5};
                              for(var i = 0; i < L.length; i++)
                              ... L[i] += 10
                              ...
                              Result:
                              [11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

                              Now with comprehension expression:

                              var L = new {1, 2, 3, 4, 5};
                              L = {n + 10 for n in L}

                              Result:
                              [21, 22, 23, 24, 25]

                              Another sample using filter:

                              var M = new [,]
                              { …

                              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…)
                                2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Intellisense popup window should have checkbox bar to filter properties & event types

                                I've always wanted this feature for visuals studio...

                                When I'm in the editor and I active intellisense by typing, for example:

                                Button btn = new Button();
                                btn. <--- add this point the intellisense pop window open with suggestions....

                                Why can't we have a toolbar on the small popup window with checkboxes to filter the intellisense output....by default they are all unchecked meanign you see every object in intellisense popup... When I want only a property in the list and i don't want to see events, or namespaces, and I don't want to see public variables...

                                under this case I click…

                                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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow to initialize multiple fields to the same value in one statement at constructor call

                                  When using http://github.com/zoomicon/ZUI I would like to write:

                                  FloatingWindow window = new FloatingWindow()
                                  {
                                  Content = display,
                                  Title = IconText = title
                                  };

                                  but I have to write:

                                  FloatingWindow window = new FloatingWindow()
                                  {
                                  Content = display,
                                  Title = title,
                                  IconText = title
                                  };

                                  instead. For consistency, I'd prefer that it supported such assignment. Now it thinks IconText is some external field or similar

                                  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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow defining operators that do not involve the class they are being defined in

                                    Right now if I want to define a user defined operator, it has to be defined in one of the classes involved in the operation. I want to be able to define operators for third party classes.

                                    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…)
                                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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…)
                                          1 comment  ·  Connected Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • vs2012 C++ with update 1 for desktop can't develop .net 2.0 or 3.0, 3.5 application! C# can!

                                          I want to develope .net 2.0 or later desktop application for WINXP, Vista, WIN7, but vs 2012 C++ with update 1( express edtion or professional) can't do this, I have to try all method include choose .net 2.0 framework in professional edition (for express edition ,I changed the project file target framework section from 4.5 to 2.0).

                                          But the generated binary file still need .net 4.0 to run.

                                          I can use vs 2012 C# version to generate .net 2.0 or later application!

                                          I like vs 2012 C++, I don't want to use C#!!!
                                          and I don't want to install vs…

                                          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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base