Visual Studio 2013: IDE Feedback
Thu, Oct 17 2013 13:02
Ever get so frustrated with a Visual Studio feature that you wanted to give Microsoft a piece of your mind? Now you can with the new feedback options. And if you see something you really like, you can send them a compliment as well.
Microsoft continues to be interested in your feedback. Whether you live in Visual Studio all day, or only visit occasionally, Microsoft wants Visual Studio to be the tool of choice for your development needs. So if there is something you don't like (or something you like!) you can let them know about it directly from within the Visual Studio IDE.
The feedback options are in the upper right corner of the title bar, as shown below:
When you click the Feedback icon, a drop down list of options is displayed as shown below:
Send a Smile
Click Send a Smile to send information on a feature you like:
Enter detailed text describing the feature that you like. If desired, include a screen shot and/or your email address. Then click Send a Smile.
Send a Frown
Click Send a Frown to send information on what you didn't like or what went wrong. You get a similar dialog:
Be sure to be as clear and detailed as possible.
The MSDN forums option in the menu takes you directly to the developer forums for peer support.
Clicking the MSDN forums option navigates to the Visual Studio forums page:
From here you can search for the answer to a question, or post a new question. You can also navigate to other forums using the Quick Access drop down in the left column (below "Ask a question")
Report a Bug
Selecting the Report a Bug option takes you to Microsoft connect for filing a bug report.
For more information on the new Visual Studio 2013 features, check out my upcoming Pluralsight course: Mastering Visual Studio 2013.