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  1. 125 votes
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    • Query "@ mentions"

      This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351840/query.html
      We would really love to be able to create queries based on user's @mentions in the Discussion pane of tickets. Working on an enormous project and the email notifications are getting lost in the shuffle. Surprised this isn't already a possible query. Am I missing it somewhere?

      47 votes
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      • 35 votes
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        • Cordova Apps with Visual studio for Mac

          I have created an app with cordova tools in visual studio 2017 and would like to be able to follow a simular tutorial as this: https://t.co/ZHqgSBalEy that allows me to build the app for IOS using visual studio for mac instead of xcode.

          30 votes
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          • Allow #region and allow to collapse methods in visual studio for mac

            Allow #region and allow to collapse methods in visual studio for mac

            22 votes
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            • Make available Office Developer Tools for VS for Mac

              This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351836/make-available-office-developer-tools-for-vs-for-m.html
              Support to create Sharepoint, Outlook, Word and Excel Add-Ins. In the sharepoint part we want to be able to create both provider hosted and sharepoint hosted add-ins.

              21 votes
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              • Class Diagrams for C# Projects

                Class Diagrams for C# Projects

                15 votes
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                • CSHTML formatting / indentation

                  CSHTML files are not formatted - indentation is left all over the place

                  15 votes
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                  • Scaffold-DbContext

                    There is currently no way to Scaffold for Entity Framework while on the Mac.

                    14 votes
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                    • Word warp

                      My idea is the VS for MAC work like in the windows, where we have the option to choose with we want the warp or not.

                      12 votes
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                      • How about if you develop an IDE for Mac you go with the Mac way of doing things and put everything in a single folder...

                        XCode has everything in a single folder...Visual Studio eats up almost 20 GB of space and only little less than 1 GB in the Visual Studio app folder...why do you feel the need to spread your app all over the system...if I uninstall now will you cleanup up nicely after you? Or is it assumed that once installed is it that good that I won't ever want to uninstall...

                        12 votes
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                        • Allow opening more than one solution at a time

                          Opening a new solution closes the existing solution. I want to be able to work in more than one solution at a time.

                          12 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Code Lens

                            This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
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                            Add Code Lens to VS for Mac. I think it's great in VS 2017 and I miss it in VS for Mac.

                            10 votes
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                            • TouchBar customization

                              It is necessary to implement the possibility to configure the touchbar of the mac. Many applications allow configuration through the View \ Customize TouchBar menu, but Visual Studio nn allows it.

                              9 votes
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                              • Support for VS for Windows extensions

                                VS for Windows has a whole marketplace for addons and extensions. As I use and miss many of them, It would be awesome to be able to use these extension on any platform.

                                9 votes
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                                • [VS - Mac edition] :User feedback & listed the missing areas & improvements

                                  Visual Studio IDE - Mac edition can be improvised further on the below areas.

                                  I'm the long lasting user of Visual Studio IDE for testing and I'm happy to use the most powerful IDE which much more added benefits compared to any other IDE available in the market. I have used VS - mac edition and I would like to share my feedback and the improvement areas for Microsoft so that VS can grow the same in Mac platform as well.

                                  1) In Supporting languages of not only C#, Like Windows editions multiple language support is required.

                                  2) Theme of…

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Symbol server support

                                    Please consider adding support for the following debugging-related features that exist in Visual Studio already:

                                    1. Downloading PDBs from a symbol server (instead of having to have the PDBs locally).

                                    2. Displaying source files embedded in those PDBs via SourceLink (instead of having to have the source code locally).

                                    3. Support for symbol server authentication (so the symbol server is not wide open).

                                    4. Support for managed minidumps (so one can perform postmortem debugging of a crash).

                                    This will improve scenarios where a developer is trying to debug prebuilt code.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Open Files with Single-Click

                                      Allow a single click on a file in Solution Explorer to open it.

                                      6 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to copy and paste error into search engine

                                        When working with an error it would be nice to be able to copy and paste the error description into a search engine. Currently you can right-click and copy but it copies the entire stacktrace along with the description causing backspace fingeritus.

                                        I'd like to propose that either the context menus copy command only copy the description or add a contextual search with ... menu option. See my linked image for reference

                                        6 votes
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                                        • IDE/Editor should give same experience cross-platform

                                          When I install specifically VS for Mac I'm looking for my same editor that was on familiar to me on Windows. JUST LIKE VS Code. It shouldn't be something brand new.

                                          Most of the ppl who switch to Mac version from Windows are looking for the same thing. If we wanted something new there is VS Code or Rider

                                          5 votes
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