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  1. TFS Version Control

    Add support for TFS as a version control provider.

    649 votes
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      96 comments  ·  Source Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support C++ in Visual Studio for Mac

      Visual Studio for Mac enables developers to create applications using .NET and C# only.

      Visual Studio for Mac should also provide support for C++ development, using compilers available on the system (gcc, Clang, etc.)

      277 votes
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        33 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Manage NuGet Packages

        The NuGet Package Manager should match more of the features and feel of VS for Windows.
        1) I should be able to manage packages for the entire solution and select one or more projects I want to install a package to
        2) I should be able to consolidate any packages that mismatch
        3) I should be able to manage the packages installed on a single project. For instance maybe I am on version 1 of a library, and running update would bring me to version 1.3 and I want version 1.1

        155 votes
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        • TypeScript language support

          I will be good to have angular 2 and typescript support in Visual Studio as it will give developer seamless experience while developing ASP.NET Core applications and avoiding switching between editors like Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

          116 votes
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          • Add SQL Server integration

            Add SQL Server integration so that it's easier to build end to end mobile and web apps that contain Web API Core and Entity Framework Core.

            114 votes
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              6 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Developing Windows 10 Apps on macOS

              I find it good if i can develop and debug directly for Windows 10 Devices on my Mac.

              90 votes
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              • 81 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Let install it only for web development

                  without Xamarin and other dependencies

                  79 votes
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                  • Visual Studio for Linux

                    Make Visual Studio real cross-platform, support Linux.

                    70 votes
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                    • Please add ASP.NET Core MVC Tooling

                      Add ASP.NET MVC Core Tooling similar to the VS2017 file->new project workflow.

                      69 votes
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                      • MSbuild support for existing .NET projects

                        It would be a awesome idea to build (msbuild) and publish (ASP.NET MVC + Webform) from existing projects that has been running on a windows environment without any complications or involving third party (mono).

                        55 votes
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                        • Allow me to open multiple copies of the app

                          I need to have more than one copy of Visual Studio open at once.

                          54 votes
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                          • Terminal window

                            Console window

                            54 votes
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                            • Simple mac-way Install without installer

                              Simple mac-way Install without installer, run with .app, download additional components in VS directory.

                              45 votes
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                              • powershell for mac support

                                powershell for mac support

                                43 votes
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                                • xUnit.net unit test support

                                  Support xUnit.net in the built-in unit test runner

                                  41 votes
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                                  • razor intellisense

                                    cshtml razor intellisense for c# code would be very nice

                                    40 votes
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                                    • Live Unit Testing

                                      Looks brilliant on Windows... can we have for Mac? :-)

                                      35 votes
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                                      • Apple Touch Bar support

                                        I have the new MacBook with the Touch Bar. When running Visual Studio for Windows in Parallels I really miss the function keys. But how cool would it be if you would have context aware toolbar when coding. Eg. refactorings like "Extract method" when having code selected. "Extract interface" when a class is marked. Or "Run to cursor" when a debugging. The list goes on and done right the Touch Bar could be a developers best friend.

                                        So Microsoft... if you really mean this Visual Studio for Mac thing, you should beat Apple with this feature. You would gain so…

                                        33 votes
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                                        • 26 votes
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