Visual Studio IDE

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, you can visit our Developer Community website to get started. 

NOTE: The Applications Insights forum has moved to the Azure feedback site.

For suggestions for improvements to other developer products, see these sites:

To review the current UserVoice statuses and their definitions, please review our “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. Support Clang-specific syntax in editor

    Currently, the C++ parser used in Visual Studio is designed to parse, and only parse, the dialect of C++ used by MSVC. When I configure Visual Studio to build using Clang/C2, Clang-specific C++ constructs (such as __inline__, block syntax, or even __attribute__) cause no end of editor-reported "syntax errors". The code does compile correctly in all cases.

    I can work around this deficiency by using "#ifdef __INTELLISENSE__" to guard code that should only be parsed by the editor's IntelliSense engine, and not by the compiler. I include in this block macros that "define away" the incompatible constructs. However, this is…

    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…)
      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Drag&Drop code over variable/propertie/function/class..

      It would be so useful to be possible to grad&drop come code over a variable - and automatically transform it into a property.

      Or Drop some code over a property and add the code inside "set"

      Or drop some code and add it inside function body (on top)

      Or drop some code over a class and add it a functions..

      This will make refactor code so much easy..

      !0x.

      2 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 →
      • sound

        I want to build an app for phone that records sound and picture to tell the current weather using laws of physics. So far there are no source code for recording sound and analyzing sound waves tell the pitch/frequency to tell wind speed then brightness of the photos metadata to tell the albedo value to predict rain days. Can some one send me a sample source code project to edit. For this idea to come into effect should I use visual studio or enterprise version.

        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  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The best structure to Lose Belly Fat In Men And Women

          Everyone has stomach fat, even the to an extraordinary degree thin and trim people. Fat of the stomach is unhealthier and more hazardous than fat in each other zone of the body. It is called relentless fat. It is required as it offers disclosure to the organs of your body.

          What are the dangers of trademark fat?

          Instinctual fat can make issues even in the slimmest of people. The threats join bringing on weights like dementia, hypertension, sort 2 Diabetes, and a few sorts of sickness. It is seen that women tend to put on more weight in and around…

          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  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add context menu on left side area of the editor to manage breakpoints

            In the left area where breakpoints (the red circles) are visible, if you right mouseclick in this area show a context menu.
            It should not be required to rlight mouse click on a breakpoint, just a right mouse click in the left area should be enough.

            This context menu could for example contain following options:
            "Remove all breakpoints in this file"
            "Remove all in this class"
            "Remove all breakpoints in: namespace/project/solution"

            Other context menu options to Add breakpoints could also be useful.

            In case you right mouse click on a breakpoint add context menu options to edit breakpoint.

            Now you…

            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 and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 필터와 실제 폴더 구성을 같게 하면 어떨까요

              프로젝트 내의 필터와 실제 폴더의 구성을 같게 해주는 옵션이 추가 되었으면 좋겠습니다.
              해당 옵션을 설정하면 IDE 내에서 필터를 추가하고 신규 파일을 추가 했을 시, 실제 작업 폴더에 동일하게 반영 되는 것 입니다( 현재는 두개가 다른것으로 알고 있습니다.)

              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 and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • TFS Release Managment Deploy Dacpac task to on Prem

                For TFS 2015 - VSTS or On Prem. There is no deploy task in Release Management to deploy a Dacpac file to an on Prem SQL database. Please can you add this task. There is a task for SQL Azure, so why isn't there a task for SQL Server on prem.

                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  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add support for ARM64

                  Recent mobile phones use 64-bit ARM processor and supporting it would benefit mobile app development on Visual Studio.

                  44 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  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Do NOT remove Silverlight from VS 15

                    It appears that Silverlight is being removed from visual studio 15. Given Microsoft public statements "Microsoft continues to support Silverlight, and remains committed to doing so into 2021" this seems very inconsistent with that. We will struggle to run visual studio 2015 in 2020.

                    Silverlight needs to be part of visual studio. There are still obviously tens of thousands of people developing for it (based on votes for Silverlight 6).

                    There are many people like me continuing to develop Silverlight products. I have shared code on my Web server that is shared with my WPF applications. I need to 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…)
                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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…)
                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Can't open Package.appxmanifest in Visual Studio 2015

                        Operation steps are: Installation vs1015 is completed, to create a Windows phone10 application, double-click the Package.appxmanifest. It says "unable to load one or more of the requested. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.". No repair also

                        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…)
                          1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • code metrics

                          Support C++ code metrics

                          When I do `Analyze` -> `Calculate Code Metrics` on a c++ project I get `The project target file '***.lib' contains no managed code.

                          33 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  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a Comprehensive Syllabus

                            Visual Studio, Visual Basic, SQL Server, Azure, .NET, etc., etc.

                            I've been working with computers and programming off and on since about 1982. That said, the last language I was actually skilled with was Visual Basic 6 (I had no idea what visual studio was) and currently VBA. I've been trying to bring myself into the 21st century. The problem is that the list of topics, practices, functions, changes, tools, etc. is absolutely overwhelming.

                            Creating a course that starts at the beginning of Visual Basic and goes through advanced topics would be a huge task (one I think should be…

                            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…)
                              1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Standalone WCF Test Client Installer for use on Clients or Servers

                              Standalone WCF Test Client Installer to be installed on client machines or IIS Host Servers

                              These are the scenarios we've needed it for in our £60 million turnover e-commerce platform...

                              - So we can deploy to servers without the heavy baggage of Visual Studio.
                              - To isolate issues occurring on live servers which cannot be replicated on test environments.
                              - To view the raw output of data being received from external service endpoints.
                              - It means we do not need to turn on heavy WCF logging on limited space servers.
                              - To determine whether firewall rules are blocking communication to…

                              9 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  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 2 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  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • ASHX files incorrect indent in vs2015

                                  In VS2015, ASHX files when added to a "WebApplication" project creates a code behind cs file.

                                  When adding a new ASHX file to just a new website only a ASHX file is created.

                                  When editing a pure ASHX file the indenting is not correct. The IDE seems to not know how to deal with ASHX files. No code collapse/expand, regions, etc.

                                  Please refer to:
                                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b5c50c95-4f68-4072-8da0-326b15cefd1c/vs2015-ashx-files-double-indent?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                                  Thank you!

                                  92 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 projects to be upgraded to the latest without backwards compatibility

                                    Backwards compatibility between Visual Studio versions is a great feature during transitions, but eventually you reach a point where you want drop support for the older versions. We have quite a few projects that were originally written in 2013, so they still have ToolsVersion="12.0" in the project files. However, since we don't have 2013 installed on the build server, we have to either configure a special parameter (/tv:14.0) in our build definition or manually edit the project files to bring them up to the 2015.

                                    I'd like a command to intentionally bring a solution/project forward to the latest version of…

                                    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 and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Incorporate the guidelines feature from Productivity Power Tools

                                      Incorporate the guidelines feature from Productivity Power Tools - nothing more, nothing less just the way they are will be great.

                                      I wouldn't mind any extra features.

                                      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 and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Save Progress tab output to file

                                        After running an SSIS package, there may be several errors. It would be helpful to be able to save the progress log output to a text file. This would provide the SSIS developer with the ability to fix multiple errors in one "break-fix" cycle.

                                        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  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Local History feature to take snapshots of files in VS, VS Code

                                          Add Local History feature to VS and VS Code which takes periodic snapshots of files being changed. You can check same features on Eclipse and IntelliJ.

                                          Most individual developers do not follow industry standard versioning or does not have access to private repositories, in which case, it will be easy to have local history. Also it will benefit in scenario of sudden power loss/crash of system.

                                          9 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 →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base