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.

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  1. Angular 2

    Provide a template and support for Angular 2

    Why is it so difficult to configure an Angular 2 project in VS 2015? There is an endless number of confusing articles on the web. Developers spend days and weeks trying to get their projects setup.

    The most common approach is to use VS, Node, Node-Gyp, Python and a host of other packages and work your way through a million configuration issues. What does Microsoft have to say about this? Nothing.

    If Visual Studio makes it so difficult to setup an Angular 2 project, why do we need Visual Studio?

    Why is…

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Go to definition of an element of the .net framework

      When I select 'Go to definition' from the context menu, for a .net framework element (a property, method or class), the IDE opens the metadata representation of the class.
      In this file, all the definitions are showed as comments, it would be very useful if they were instead showed with the XML Documentation Comments (<summary/>) syntax to increase readability.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support using chef/puppet erb templates for web.config and app.config

        In a devops workflow, having the same setup in dev as in production is key. Instead of coercing users to put prod/staging/dev transforms in the source code repo, it would be nicer if Visual Studio could rely on for instance chef zero to apply some default settings to a web.config.erb, for instance, to produce the development web.config, and do NuGet induced config changes in the .erb file instead. This way the .erb template would automatically be correct and no manual maintenance would be necessary.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Window-Size (UWP)

          1.)
          ApplicationView.GetForCurrentView().TryResizeView

          Why TryResizeView an not ResizeView?

          2.)
          Please allow to maximized window programmatically.

          3.)
          Please allow to lock the aspect ratio of a window (manual resizing).

          4.)
          Please allow to set the position of a window .

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MediaElement (UWP)

            Please allow the MediaElement can also display images (like in WPF).

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Feedback tool "Problem manager" console to engage with VS team

              When I submit a problem, I often want to go back and talk about it some more, add more information or how I resolved it.

              This ultimate helps you and helps the community.

              At least, I should get an ID and an email address I can use to forward further detail.

              At present, the feedback tool sends "Problems" into a black hole. Usually, a VS team triage dude contacts me, that's GREAT, but often its long after the event and I've just forgotten and moved on.

              Thanks. Love you.

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                2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi Luke,

                In Visual Studio “15” Preview 3, we released a beta version of our new feedback client that offers a simplified flow when reporting a problem. At the same time, we have an early version of a web presence where you can actually see your problem when it’s submitted and edit it afterwards if you forgot to add some key information. Here is where you can find the website:

                https://community.visualstudio.com/index.html

                Let me know if you have any other questions.

                Thanks!
                - The Visual Studio Team

              • provide torrents for Visual Studio downloads.

                Downloading 7 GB of data through my web browser kills my bandwidth and when Pc goes to sleep, the download will always be interrupted. Torrents provide resumable and faster downloads.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a Forms Designer for Win32 C++ Desktop Apps

                  Please add a windows forms designer for Windows Desktop Apps (C++, Win32) that does not use MFC. A possible approach is doing XAML for the UI and Windows API for app logic.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ability to filter disabled exceptions

                      I like the new Exceptions Settings window. Current filter functionality only allows you to show the enabled exceptions. For me, I'm often wondering what exceptions I've excluded, wanting to turn them back on.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Coded UI to support complex gestures like Longpress and drag and drop in single gesture method

                        There are instances in different windows store apps that you need to long press on a control to make it draggable and then holding the press you continue to drag the control to the desired location within app. currently this can not be achieved with the gesture methods available in CodedUI for windows store. Having support for this kind of gestures will help the automation engineers to achieve automation of these gestures.

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Stop adding the <component> XML node to .cs files in Visual Studio when the .cs file contains a class that derives from System.Component

                          If you create a .cs file that contains a class that derives from System.Component, Visual Studio modifies the .csproj file and adds the <Component> decoration to the .cs file. This is not appropriate. The component designer does not work on all classes that derive from Component. For example, when creating a class file that derives from service.

                          In prior versions of Visual Studio, you could hand-edit the .csproj file and remove the erroneous tag. Today, VS 2015 Update 2 adds it back in immediately upon project load.

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Respect privacy and business secrets

                            Suggestion: Add respect for privacy to the maxims of VS product development.

                            More and more I fear that Microsoft tries everything to fetch all my business critical code into its cloud, disrespecting any last particle of privacy and business secrecy, pushing developer experience heavily downwards. Regarding Visual Studio this comes up in some places:

                            The new "report a problem" or "make a suggestion" feature is a big improvement to archaic MS Connect forms. However: If I am not careful, I send you screenshots of my sensible development work. Neither me nor my team members are allowed to send such screenshots,…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 'Restart Now' button should distinguish between OS restart and VS restart

                              When installing or updating a VSIX, the user is often prompted to "Restart Now" which is a terrifying proposition because there's really no way of knowing what Visual Studio means.

                              Does it mean restart Visual Studio? If so that's annoying but not a big deal.
                              Does it mean restart the Vsix? If so, that's so trivial why bother asking.
                              Does it mean restart Windows? If so, then no: my OS is busy doing things I need it to do.

                              Not knowing is a punishment to users of Visual Studio. The text on the button should be clear and concise.

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Need for Comments or Remarks for Each Item in Solution Explorer

                                It would be confusion consequent upon the files in Solution Explorer were named with formatted code, particularly when the files were becoming more and more.

                                So I suggest you to add a field as comments after each item name in Solution Explorer to describe it as shown.

                                Thanks!

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                                • a way to uninstall specific components from VS without effecting any other

                                  I have installed Cordova. It occupies almost 18 GB on my disk. Now I don't use it. But I don't find a way to uninstall complete Cordova along with its all utilities to recover my 18 GB space.

                                  In unInstall programs it only shows me compete visual studio.

                                  Moreover, I installed Xamarin. So Now I just only want to remove Cordovbut not the Android SDK, NDK, API, etc.

                                  So, there must be a way to just select any specific feature and UnInstall it from VS without effection anyother component.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Must have a way to use WPF GUI XML in Xamarin GUI XML

                                    It would be splendid if someone will make a mobile GUI using WPF and then just view it source XML. Then simply copy that XML for Xamarin.. and volla!!! You got your mobile GUI.

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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • support arithmetic operations on Blend numeric textfields

                                      why not support arithmetic operations on numeric textfields, it can add a real plus-value to the tool and can improve the productivity of the designer/developer

                                      example:

                                      24*7

                                      480/3

                                      240*0.8

                                      24*2+200

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                                        3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for your feedback.

                                        While this is a good idea, and something we would love to eventually get to, we don’t have immediate plans to add this to Blend. However, we will keep tracking it because it will eventually rise up to the top of our backlog.

                                        Thanks,
                                        Unni

                                        Program Manager,
                                        Visual Studio

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