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.

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  1. Native Vulkan support for WPF

    Because Microsoft will not develop DirectX for Windows 7, its latest desktop OS version since Windows 8.x and 10 are a mobile and limited OS (also ugly), they are not desktop operating systems, Microsoft should support Vulkan in WPF that runs on any version of Windows, including Windows 7 which has the largest market share and installed base, without the need or obligation to update an operating system that nobody wants.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Visual Studios website UX and advertising more inclusive

      The other day I received one of those generic emails about Visual Studio, and I noticed that out of the 11 clip art people only 2 were girls. And both were in the background or off to the side(see pic). So I decided to check out the VS website and noticed the trend continued. Men outnumbered women on every part of the website with 2 or more people with the sole exception of continous intergration (ps props to who ever designed that page). In fact, most of the time they doubled to quadrupled the number of women. And although there…

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide more overloads to Linq to object extension methods, for conrete types like List, Arrays, etc

        Right now most of Linq to object extensions only accept IEnumerable as a parameter. There is of course the logic, but not always, to check if it's a list or a collection and then there is also casting involved.
        There would be a significant performance improvement (x 5-10 times) if you could provide overload based on concrete classes, which won't require any casting and avoid the use of Enumerator. More so, the users of the code will feel the benefits immediately and without having to modify any of the existing code.
        Currently, here at McLaren, we have to re-implement the…

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • New 3D IDE, icons, visuals, etc. like Visual Studio 2010 and Windows 7.

          Visual Studio 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, in my case Aero in Windows 7. Only Visual Studio 2012, 2015 and Microsoft Office 2012, 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, while all other applications adapt it consistently.

          The new IDE is really ugly. Has the Metro/Retro UI without effects, gradients, shadows, plain and ugly colors and icons; flat, ugly and boring UI design. Also the UI experience is a nightmare like in Windows 8.x and 10.

          Microsoft not learn about the critics in Visual Studio 2012 that are UGLY.

          Microsoft not learn the failure and the disaster of…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

            Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

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              3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Find in current namespace

              In Find Window (CTRL+F) we can choose from some options (current project, entire solution etc.). Sometimes I miss option "current namespace".

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Be able to select Build in use for manual test using Web Access?

                As a manual Tester without Visual Studio installed, I would like to be able to select Build in use for my test when I use Web Access

                It is only possible using Microsoft Test Manager. But many tester performing manual test use Web Access and do not have MTM installed.

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                  3 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Outlook Rendering Preview

                  Like many developers I have to create html email templates for direct marketing campaigns. testing this is very difficult do the the odd HTML rendering engines in most email clients (especially Outlook).

                  It would be very helpful to have a live preview window that utilises the rendering engine of the popular email clients like Outlook. As this rendering engine is closed source and limited in the HTML tags available it is difficult to test the code and how it will look to the end user.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring back ability to check in shelveset after successful build with latest sources

                    Previously in XAML builds, you could queue a build with "Latest sources with shelveset" AND check a box next to an option labeled, "Check in changes after successful build".

                    That second option (to check in) is no longer an option in queuing vNext builds. This was a horribly handy feature and would be terrific to have back!

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Team Explorer: Ability to add document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library

                      Please add the following feature to Team Explorer: Team administrators should be able to add new document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library without activating sharepoint integration.

                      Motivation: Many companies already have an existing sharepoint server farm. But for several reasons they do not like to install team foundation server extensions. On the other hand members of the software development team would like to add and read documents seamlessly from visual studio.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Cloud-based iOS emulator instead of remoted iOS simulator for Windows

                        Windows developers need a free cloud-based iOS emulator instead of current simulator that needs a Macbook.

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                          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  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 →
                          • Add support of project and collection level variables to Release Management for TFS on premises

                            Now both release management system and vNext builds have ability to store custom build variables and use them in release and build definitions. But user is not able to share this variables across the build/release definitions and projects.

                            So it will be very convinient to store some variables (such as connections, passwords, etc) at project collection level in order to reuse them in different release and build definitions.

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                              1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • lambda function named parameters

                              It would really nice if Func delegates could be called/used with named parameters, for example, if:

                              public Func<int, int, int> Add = (num1, num2) => num1 + num2;

                              -----
                              could be used like thi:

                              int sum = Add(num1: 50, num2: 60);

                              -----------
                              (where(num1 and num2 are the named parameters)

                              32 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

                                Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

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                                  4 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for .NET Core projects

                                  Please extend IntelliTest to generate tests for .NET Core projects.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Extract Interface Refactoring that extract methods to existing Interface

                                    The Extract Interface Refactoring are always extract methods to a new interface file which sometimes we already have Interface file established. I think it'll be better if the Extract Interface Refactoring could extract new methods into current interface definition.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10

                                      Microsoft support the VB6 programming language on Windows 10.
                                      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

                                      This means that VB6 is supported until 2025. But Microsoft exclude the VB6 IDE from this support.

                                      The VB6 IDE does install and run on Windows 10, so there is no reason it should not be supported.

                                      Instructions for installing the VB6 programming IDE are here:
                                      http://nuke.vbcorner.net/Articles/VB60/VisualStudio6Installer/tabid/93/language/en-US/Default.aspx
                                      http://www.fortypoundhead.com/showcontent.asp?artid=23993

                                      With Microsoft's' continued support of VB6 for at least another 10 years it should be fully supported by including the VB6 IDE.

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                                        25 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make changing command line simple

                                        Changing command line option needs me to open project properties and set command line using interaction with mouse.
                                        I deal with app which uses command line heavily.
                                        It would be great to have immediate/command window shortcut to change command/command line we want to use for debugging.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Pass intent, rather than a list of tests, to test explorer adapters

                                          ( From https://github.com/nunit/nunit-vs-adapter/issues/125 )

                                          NUnit has the concept of "explicit tests". These are tests marked with an Explicit attribute which indicates that these tests should only be run when explicitly selected.

                                          When running tests using "Run All" in the VS Test Explorer, the test explorer tells the NUnit adapter to "run all tests". This means the adapter can choose to ignore tests which are marked explicit.

                                          However, when running tests by selected a project, or a class, the test explorer first creates a list of all the tests in that project or class and hands that list of tests to…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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