Visual Studio 2015

Welcome to the Visual Studio 2015 UserVoice site. This site is for suggestions and ideas for the IDE of Visual Studio (Community, Professional or Enterprise). You can also add suggestions for Team Services or Visual Studio Code. Or go to Connect to file a bug. Note that Application Insights has moved to its own UserVoice forum.

We also added an Announcements section where we will be posting special opportunities for you to participate in.

Read about current UserVoice statuses and their definitions in our article “What Does the Status of My Feedback Mean?” article.

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. Better support for fsproj

    I am constantly in the .fsproj file.

    1. I rename a file, oh dear, its content type is none now and its floated to the top, time to open .fsproj again.
    2. I need to move a file to a different folder. Need to open .fsproj
    3. files in .fsproj are both in the same folder, separated by another file in a different folder. Need to open .fsproj file and put them next to eachother.
    4. I want to add a .html page to my F# web api application. Guess what I need to do? create a new file in…

    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 - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Apply button to the Tools/Options dialog

      It should be possible to run "Apply" directly from the Options dialog to see the changes being applied. It's unproductive having to go back and forth between the dialog to see changes being applied to the IDE.

      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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • multiple tab selection using "shift" and "control" like multiple file selection in Windows

        multiple tab selection using "shift" and "control" like multiple file selection in Windows
        Goolge Chrome has this feature
        you can try it there!

        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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Code Highlight and\Or List Member Access that belong to a particular Import\Using Namespace

          Code complexity, legacy or not, is a very common issue in todays development world.

          Adding IDE features/efficiencies will allow for better understanding of current code and its complexity level.

          The idea is to add a feature in the IDE that would allow a developer to highlight a namespace (e.g. System.Collections.ObjectModel) and the IDE will highlight and/or list box results the code that access members in that namespace.

          - The List Box Results could be used for reporting and code reviews
          - The Highlighting makes it easier to see which code access the ns.

          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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support field-targeted attributes on auto-properties

            I would like to see C# support using field-targeted attributes on auto-properties where the compiler applies said attribute to the generated backing field. This functionality has precedent in that the compiler already behaves like this for such attributes applied towards events:

            // This works in all versions of C#
            [field: NonSerialized]
            public event EventHandler SomeEvent;

            // This will not compile
            [field: NonSerialized]
            public string SomeProperty { get; set; }

            // This seems unnecessary
            [NonSerialized]
            private string _someOtherProperty;
            public string SomeOtherProperty {
            get { return _someOtherProperty; }
            set { _someOtherProperty = value; }
            }

            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 →
            • Textarea in find and replace dialog box

              I have beening using Visual Studio 2010 and asp.net for 1.5 years.
              Before I had beening used Adobe Dreamviewer for our old asp files.
              And There was a property for find and replace in Dreamviewer.

              It was using textarea for find and replace box. Not input
              box. So we used it for changing a block of code just copying from
              the code and replacing it to the textarea section in the find and replace dialog box.

              We can use this propery using regular expression in Visual
              Studio. But it is very difficult. And some times we have to use symbol…

              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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow sending whole outer scope to F# interactive

                Currently you can send the selection, or the highlighted line. Often you need to manually select the block that denotes full scope of a function you want to evaluate. Would save some time if there would be possibility to send the whole scope that the currently selected line belongs to.

                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  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable Intellisense to print clearer function information

                  Working with the standard library in C++, intellisense has had a huge positive impact on my ability to work with and understand functions and classes from other libraries. However, the verbosity of highly templated code can become completely unreadable in intellisense.

                  A clear and simple solution is giving users the ability to step up and down the number of levels of templates that intellisense will print.

                  Lowering the verbosity of function information with some kind of step up and step down key during the function tooltip would be invaluable to programmers all over.

                  An example of its function and usefulness…

                  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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Floating windows to be grouped

                    Being able to drag windows onto a split screen separate from the source windows hosted on the main IDE has improved developer productivity. However, it becomes troublesome when you have more than one source window on the split screen since it does not cater for docking of the floating screens into another tabbed MDI structure. It would be nice to be able to have tabbed MDIs on both screens to make navigation easier.

                    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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make CTRL-F use standard Quick-Find window for RESX editor instead of Find-in-Files dialog

                      If you have a .resx (resource) file opened in the VS Resources Editor - which is the default when double-clicking on a .resx file - and you press CTRL-F, you get the Find-in-Files dialog. This is very annoying because you cannot simply search in the current document, which is what you want if you press CTRL-F.

                      Instead of this behavior, the standard Quick-Find window which appears in any other source editor should be shown when pressing CTRL-F.

                      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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable to CUSTOMIZE automatic brace completion : to keep it for braces, but not for /**/ comments.

                        The automatic brace completion for () and {} is great, it speeds up typing! However, the multiline comments /* */ are often used to silence a part of the code, thus the autoformating is very annoying in this case.

                        This is why customization of what is autoformatted and what is not would be a great (and necessary) add.

                        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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow a project to target multiple frameworks (Full Framework, SilverLight, WP7)

                          The current status is that you must select at the creation of a project the framework used.

                          But while developing using MVVM you often end up with some project(s) containing the ViewModels and the Model that could be shared between platforms (With #if in the specific places that differ)

                          The current best solution is to duplicate the folder structure and populate all projects but one with links to the real source code files (Microsoft even provide a VS extension to do it automatically) but it's clearly more complex than it should be.

                          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…)
                            4 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Property setter value modifier

                            add support for changing property input.

                            like this:

                            public string property { get{....}, private int set{....}}

                            This property takes int (value type is int). but returns string.

                            then we dont have to do some logic(ex: converting) outside property.

                            thanks

                            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…)
                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable IntelliTest to generate input test parameters from runtime or Intellitrace data.

                              It would save a ton of time if IntelliTest could automatically generate realistic test parameter values from runtime usage. I envision running the application in some 'IntelliTest' mode which could then inspect Intellitrace data, or some other data store, and then create tests based on the inputs received during the run.

                              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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • There may be a future that when ever user mouse over any bracket it should display the line number of closing bracket and vise versa.

                                There may be a future that when ever user mouse over any bracket (start / close) it should display the line number of closing / start bracket and vise versa.

                                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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a raw stack view to native debugging (a la OllyDbg)

                                  VS has the Call Stack window which displays a nice view of the call stack, which is useful, but is of limited utility when you want to debug a corrupted stack or looking into different calling-conventions, I'm sure there are plenty of other scenarios where you would want to see the raw data of the stack.

                                  You can use the Memory window with it set to the base address of a thread's stack, but this is just the raw bytes, it isn't annotated to identify return addresses and arguments/parameters (if they're values or pointers, etc).

                                  Other debugging tools such as…

                                  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  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Windows Phone 9 and Windows 9 metro mode support opengl

                                    Because Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 metro mode don't support opengl, it is very difficult to convert IOS or Android game to Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8 platform!

                                    DirectX is a very urgly API for me, it is COM based API, it is difficult to use.
                                    In general, only C++ user use this API, I think it is not suitable choice to build graphics api on COM base.

                                    I think even opengl is a much better api for programmer.

                                    why not to redesign a modern, clean, C++11 style Graphics API based on directx11?
                                    or provide an opengl driver…

                                    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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • "Hide pointer while typing" OS setting is not respected by VS2013

                                      The "hide pointer while typing" option, set under Mouse Properties in Control Panel on Windows is not respected in Visual Studio 2013.

                                      Screenshots do no justice, because taking screenshots doesn't capture mouse cursors.

                                      If you really want screenshots with mouse cursors, here you go, using Gifcam.exe:

                                      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  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • wifi deployment/debugger for windows phone

                                        it would be nice to be able to use the remote debugger with windows phone 8.1/10

                                        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  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Transaction Response Time graph

                                          "Transaction Response Time graph" generated using "Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate" is not able to show all 'transactions' in a graph for a load testing scenario. There should be property / feature through which we can set 'No of transactions' for generated graph
                                          Regards,
                                          Himanshu

                                          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  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base