Visual Studio Customer Experience Improvement Program


Visual Studio for Mac is scheduled for retirement on August 31, 2024 in accordance with Microsoft’s Modern Lifecycle Policy. While you can continue to work with Visual Studio for Mac, there are several other options for developers on Mac such as the preview version of the new C# Dev Kit extension for VS Code.

Learn more about support timelines and alternatives.

The Visual Studio Customer Experience Improvement Program (VSCEIP) is a program designed to help Microsoft improve Visual Studio for Mac over time. This program collects information about computer hardware and how people use Visual Studio for Mac, without interrupting the users in their tasks at the computer. The information that is collected helps Microsoft identify which features to improve. This article describes how to opt in or out of the VSCEIP.

For more information about the information collected, processed, or transmitted by the VSCEIP, see the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

Choice and control over the Visual Studio Customer Experience Improvement Program

The VSCEIP is turned on by default. You can turn it off, or back on again, by following the instructions below.

  1. Open Visual Studio for Mac.

  2. From the menu bar, choose Visual Studio > Preferences > Other > Feedback.

  3. Select your preference for participation:

    Select a radio button to reflect your participation preference


If you’re interested in viewing or deleting personal data, please review Microsoft's guidance at Windows Data Subject Requests for the GDPR. If you’re looking for general information about GDPR, see the GDPR section of the Service Trust Portal.

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