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. JavaScript tagged string interpolation

    I'm starting to make use of JavaScript/TypeScript string interpolation. In a sense writing htmlEscape`<p>$[whatever}</p>` is like using Linq in dealing with escaping very smoothly.

    Perhaps ${tag}"<p>{whatever}</p>" as a C# syntax. Note that for HTML VB has a way of doing this and this kind of approach would bring that capability to C# and, as with Linq, offer the basis for more facilities especially if there were an ability to add compile-time parsing.

    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 →
    • When adding existing item to project, it should...

      When adding an existing item, it should copy the items to project instead of using same location. I usually import "cpp" files to project, and what I don't like about it is that it uses the same location that it has been imported from. Therefore, I can't use the project in another computer because it is looking for the location that is has been imported from. Can you please fix this?

      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  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • scroll to last position in Design window when switching from Code

        When switching between Code Editor and Design, it always scrolls to the top of the form. Can you make it go back to the same position it was when the window was last viewed. This makes working on a group of controls a PITA when adding events and other things to each control.

        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 →
        • Improve Web copy tool

          I use that tool a lot, and there are no improvements since probably 15 years. I would like to see:

          - automatic creation of the sync metadata: Now, if you change the deployment location, or anything goes wrong and the synchronization information is lost, you will see a lot of question marks. It would be super-easy for the tool to check for each file if the source is identical to the destination, and mark it as in sync. As it is now, it is a real pain.

          - open the WindDiff tool from a file: if the files are not…

          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  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • I should like when i press Shift+CTL+ Arrow (Left,Right) and the caret is on a word then the word goes before previous one (or for right arr

            I should like when i press Shift+CTL+ Arrow (Left or Right) and the caret is inside a word then the word goes before previous one or (for right arrow) after the next one.
            Greeting from Greece

            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 →
            • Please Provide confirmation box on click of close button in VS

              Please Provide a confirmation box when we click on close button of visual studio. sometime mistakenly we click on it when closing other application like IE browser window

              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  ·  User Interface  ·  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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Include previous code review comments in a follow up code review

                  While using Visual Studio we send peer code reviews via Team Explorer. Sometimes a second review is necessary based on comments made in the first review.
                  If a previous code review exists in the Related Work Items we would like to see the previous code review comments as read-only and in a different color in the new code review.

                  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 →
                  • Inform developer when Client framework is not supported for a library reference

                    As a developer with a project that is targeting the Client framework (which is the default anyway)

                    When I add a library reference that requires the Full framework

                    Then Visual Studio will tell me "Reference requires the full .NET framework, would you like VS to fix?" And if the developer clicks 'Yes' then the project is changed to target the Full framework of same version. Otherwise the reference is NOT added.

                    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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Be smarter about when to clear items from the Error List

                      I just spent an hour compiling a large solution. I got ~200 warnings. I want to start fixing those warnings, but as soon as I compile any file, I'm going to lose my entire error list. I could save it to a spreadsheet, but I still lose the ability to click to jump to the error.

                      Recommended fix: The error list should be smarter about what to clear when starting an operation. Compiling a file should only clear the items generated by that file. Building a project should only clear the items generated by that project. Building a solution should…

                      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 →
                      • IsNullOrEmpty List

                        provide IsNullOrEmpty method for the generic list, as you provided for string type, it could be very simple like this

                        public static bool IsNullOrEmpty<T>(this List<T> list) =>
                        list == null || list.Count == 0;

                        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  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Modify the git add-in in VS2015 to only commit changes to selected files instead of a blanket Commit All.

                          Modify the git feature in VS2015 to only commit changes to selected files instead of a blanket Commit All that commits changes for all files with the same comment. You can leave the Commit All options there if you want, but please add Commit options to commit changes only to selected files. The way it works in VS2013 is the desired behavior.

                          I am forced to use the git command line to commit changes for individual files (not that it's a bad thing to use the command line).

                          Thanks!

                          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  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Debug edit and and continue!

                            Debug edit and and continue! coding horror.

                            Surly the developer can get feedback about his code in the error view of exactly what is wrong instead of just posting a list of conditions that must be met before edit and continue will work again.

                            Now I'm in this situation where I have to find the problem in my code of 100,000 lines and to check all the conditions, since things change so rapidly and so do updates to vs as well this is now vs 2017 I talk about.

                            Not very productive since I have all the beautiful work and…

                            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  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide compiler switch to prevent creation of naked pointers

                              I'd like a compiler switch to flag as a warning the creation of any naked pointers. I freely admit this could get tricky with STL and so forth, but it would be helpful in encouraging my group to use smart pointers and to flag instances where we are still doing this.

                              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 - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Highlight a bit more the braces

                                When you click on a brace to see where is its pair, they should be highlighted a bit more

                                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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Get enum length and next/previous methods

                                  Be able to get length of enum as a compile time constant instead of having to store value from enum.GetValues().
                                  Next/Previous methods which also work when items are not directly after each other, on Flag enums for example.

                                  Suggested Syntax:
                                  Enum.Length(typeof(MyEnum));

                                  var second = Enum.Next(typeof(MyEnum), MyEnum.First);
                                  var first = Enum.Previous(typeof(MyEnum), MyEnum.Second);

                                  For better example view and all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

                                  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 →
                                  • Acquire TabStudio plugin and integrate into the core product

                                    www.tabsstudio.com plug-in allows for editor tabs to be displayed vertically on multiple rows, rather than just the default behavior of right-left navigation on a single row when too many opened documents exceed the available width. BTW, that product works for SQL Server Management Studio with the same functionality. Add the new configuration settings to Tools | Options |Environment | Tabs and Windows setting page.

                                    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 →
                                    • SQL server management studio filtering stored procedures,tables

                                      Most of the time, working on large scale databases where you have enormous tables or stored procedures, and if you want to search for specific one table or stored proc, it really takes good amount of time either doing right click and entering the filter data or searching manually, instead, it would be good to have sort of hover over filter that can be used to filter the stored proc by text. Just a thought.

                                      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 →
                                      • Find the TableRecord as only action with the database

                                        To ensure security I need to find the single record I need in my application in the database. But it should be impossible to query all the records.

                                        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 →
                                        • 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 →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base