Visual Studio

Welcome to the Visual Studio UserVoice site. Let us know what you would like to see in future versions of the Visual Studio suite of products. This site is for suggestions and ideas. If you need to file a bug, visit the Visual Studio Connect site: https://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio.

To review the current UserVoice statuses and their definitions, please review our “What Does the Status of My Feedback Mean?” article.

We would also like to invite you to check out the Announcements section we have added to this site, where we will be posting special opportunities for you to participate in.

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. Allow generic Type definitons in WinRT XAML

    As mentioned in this Bugreport it would be great to use generic Types in WinRT XAML. E.g. for strongly Typed ViewModels in a MVVM Scenario.

    Link: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/904277/generic-page-base-causes-error-in-g-i-vb-file-winrt-app

    3 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  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 1 vote
      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  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show EVENT Details 401 (Unauthorized)

        I do not know why,
        When I want to show the detailed, but could not see anything.
        View console found.
        "Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 401 (Unauthorized)"
        What causes it?
        Free limit account yet?

        1 vote
        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  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add button/quick-key/menu item to open Build Explorer window much like Source Control Explorer window

          I find it a waste of time to have to open my Build Collection, select any build, and then using context menu select "View Builds" just to open the Build Explorer Window. It would be less time consuming to be able to use a control key combination, or add a button to my menus, that would allow me to go straight to this window with the default options of viewing all builds completed today. As the SCM administrator, one of my tasks is identifying why builds break and letting the appropriate development tema know.

          3 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio, if any team members does code check in.

            There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio 2012, if we are connected to TFS and if any team members does code check in, so that other developers can get change set details immediately.

            3 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…)
            • Add Path property to VS Installer Projects Extension; Allows developer control of source location.

              Add Path property to VS2013 Installer Projects Extension.
              This would allow developer to control the location of their source code = their msi deployment project.
              As of May 09 2014, developer launches new project, deployment install.... VS2013 R2 w/ VS Installer Projects Extension creates "Setup1" folder under the subject's app main project folder.... would be best if that location (path) could optionally be adjusted by developer.

              1 vote
              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  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Define timeout for any CUITs recorded actions

                Some times a recorded action require maximum time to be completed. That timeout shall be variable and configurable in property bag of CUIT Map editor.

                1 vote
                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  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Framework Libraries tovideo record automated tests

                  Some times is required to show CUIT automated tests execution evidences. And a video record of the test execution is a good one. It would be great to have:

                  - PlayBack.StartVideoRec(videoFileName)
                  - PlayBack.PauseVideoRec()
                  - PlayBack.StopVideoRec()

                  Other Times a Video ease developers to understand errors

                  1 vote
                  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  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Do not change method names in Fakes-generated Stubs

                    When using the Fakes Framework to generate Stubs, the Fakes Framework will change the method name of a method such as Save(Student student) to SaveStudent. This really messes with the clarity of the code and Unit Tests. Therefore, in a manner similar to most Mocking Frameworks, the same exact method names as are available in the interfaces and concrete classes should be used rather than generating brand new method names to be used in the Stubs.

                    1 vote
                    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  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use dynamic proxies for running Fakes Framework

                      Currently, the Fakes Framework requires compile time assembly generation each time. However, this significantly slows down build time and greatly inhibits the refactoring process. Instead, Fakes should use a model similar to mocking frameworks such as Moq or RhinoMocks in the ability to use dynamic proxy classes when the Unit Tests are run. This significantly reduces build time and is not as obtrusive a process as generating Fakes assemblies that require a complete re-build of the project as part of the refactoring process.

                      1 vote
                      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  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage.

                        Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage. This could be narrowed to server or collection, etc. So results would include group memberships, checkins, workitems, everything that can be id'd with a Team Foundation user ID.

                        1 vote
                        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…)
                        • Integrate support for the GNU toolchain into Visual Studio. It would be great if VS could load those c++ projects natively.

                          Integrate support for the GNU toolchain into Visual Studio. It would be great if VS could load those c++ projects natively. So in essence VS could read and understand Automake, m4, libtool etc. Even better, let VS convert such projects into VS format.

                          1 vote
                          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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support custom web test plugins and coded web tests

                            I want to be able to upload multi step web tests that use a custom web test plugin. I also want to upload coded web tests so that I can re-use common code in my web tests.

                            5 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  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add setting in Options to have the 'Keep test execution engine running' setting default disabled.

                              Add setting in Options to have the 'Keep test execution engine running' setting default disabled. I have build problems when the test execution engine keeps running after performing a unit test. Regularly, I forget to disable this option when I start Visual Studio, so I need to restart Visual Studio.

                              1 vote
                              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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create a recent activity list for work items in TFS.

                                It would be nice to be able to see a list of recently added/modified/completed/deleted etc... work items in TFS so you can see what others on your team have added or are working on more easily.

                                4 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…)
                                • Visual Studio 2014 RT (Visual Studio Express for Windows RT)

                                  Visual Studio 2014 RT
                                  Visual Studio Express Windows RT
                                  Visual Studio 2015 RT Cloud

                                  27 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  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to generate report on Measure reportable type of field

                                    Would be great if we can generate report on Measure reportable type of field due to is a crucial field to check the health of an Scrum team.

                                    This is related to the following issue:

                                    TF208067: The following filter will not be added to the PivotTable and PivotChart reports. The filter uses the Completed Work field, which is reportable as a measure. Click Finish to create the reports without the filter, click Back to specify another query, or click Help for more information.
                                    [Completed Work] >= 1

                                    Here is my query:

                                    Team Project =
                                    @Project
                                    And Iteration Path
                                    Under Sprint…

                                    1 vote
                                    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…)
                                    • Can you please expose an API so that VSOnline can be useful and we can export alerts into SCOM/TFS/incident management?

                                      You do not have API exposed. Gomez and Keynote, which are competitors for appInsight, have an api that can hook into SCOM. If you want to make VSOnline useful, please allow your customers to send the data to other sources.

                                      8 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  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • exceptions

                                        Make is easier to search at visualstudio.uservoice.com. The current search brings back too many results and makes this site kind of worthless.

                                        3 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  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add option to rename file when using refactoring to rename class

                                          If you rename a file in solution explorer, a question pops up to use refactoring to rename the class name. It looks like an omission that the opposite action is not available in the dialog box for renaming a class. Just as the question only pops up if the filename is equal to the classname, the option to rename the file should only be selected when the file containing the class has the same name.

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

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base