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  1. [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…

    7 votes
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    • Unit Test Explorer

      Better Unit Test Explorer. Allow expand / collapse all, find, new session with sub-set of tests.

      2 votes
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      • Keep open file tabs linked to the branch I'm working on

        When I create a new GIT branch, this will most likely be for creating a feature branch ( adding new stuff ) or for bug fixing ( keep track of changes needed to fix a certain bug ).

        What I like about VS for Mac, is that it keeps track of the files I have open in the IDE through the tabs.
        But when switching from 1 branch to another. that becomes annoying, because the open tabs are in context of the work I'm doing.
        On another branch I' doing other work. Meaning I need to open other files.

        And…

        2 votes
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        • Visual Studio for Mac Missing Offline Installer

          Visual Studio for Mac is missing an offline installer so corporate users cannot use this product. We need to be able to package the product and deploy to company Mac's.

          Every other Microsoft product has an offline installer available for SCCM or JAMF packaging.

          12 votes
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          • Support VS Live Share to collaborate with VS cross-platform

            The awesome VS Live Share is available for VS Code and Visual Studio for Windows. It should also be supported in VS for Mac! We all want to collaborate!

            2 votes
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            • For God's sake disable QuickInfo!!! Why does this exist? Really!

              I don't need to know what a method is or a property. I'm a big boy and I don't need your annoying training wheels. I thought I would give VSC a try since it has become popular, but I am shelving you until you can at least provide an option to disable this feature.

              1 vote
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              • scaffolding

                we need to add scaffolding in VS 2019 IDE MAC to generate controllers and views from models the same way scaffolding Visual Studio IDE on Windows

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                  • Integrated Terminal in VS Studio for Mac

                    With the development of dotnet core and all of the various CLI apps. A integrated Terminal should be a standard feature of all VS IDE's

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                    • vs for mac经常卡死无任何响应,只能直接强制退出。

                      vs for mac经常卡死无任何响应,只能直接强制退出。尤其在调度的状态下直接修改代码,最容易导致程序卡死,只能通过资源管理器强制退出。经常频繁性发生。

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                      • Allow Installation into ~/Applications rather than /Applications

                        I like to keep my development environment as clean as possible, so try as much as I can to install tools and IDEs into a user account specifically for development. This means putting apps into that user's ~/Applications folder, rather than into the system-wide /Applications folder, this also avoids the need to enter admin passwords during installations or updates.

                        However, it isn't possible to do this with Visual Studio, whose installer offers no options to choose an install location.

                        I would like to request that a future version of the installer give the user a choice of where to install…

                        3 votes
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                        • Please update mobile templates to Xamarin.Forms 3.0

                          By default in Visual Studio for Mac 7.6 build 711 the nuget version of Xamarin.Forms is 2.5.1.

                          Please update the templates to Xamarin Forms 3.0.

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                          • Permanent product Licence activation

                            In a Mac build machine, Visual Studio for Mac Licence is activated using developers Enterprise licence, this machine is connected to the internet only during configuration/installation process then we put it offline.

                            Online activating is by month so we need to connect to network every month to activate the licence.

                            3 votes
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                            • Public roadmap for VIsual Studio for Mac

                              Just like Visual Studio 2017 has a public roadmap, it would be nice if Visual Studio for Mac had the same thing. Roadmap for VS 2017: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2018/04/24/visual-studio-2017-roadmap-now-available/

                              4 votes
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                                • Remember last selected iOS Simulator

                                  Every time I launch VS (Mac) and run an iOS solution the device dropdown is pointing to "iPhone X 11.3". Can we please make VS remember the last/favorite setting? In my case that's "iPhone 8 11.3".

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Multiple Selection with the Keyboard

                                    Adding a Line
                                    To add the line above or below to the selection, use:

                                    Windows/Linux: Ctrl+Alt+⬆ and Ctrl+Alt+⬇
                                    Mac: ⌃+⇧+⬆ and ⌃+⇧+⬇
                                    If you go too far, use Undo Selection to step backwards:

                                    Windows/Linux: Ctrl+U
                                    Mac: ⌘+U
                                    Splitting the Selection into Lines
                                    Select a block of lines, and then split it into many selections, one per line, using:

                                    Windows/Linux: Ctrl+Shift+L
                                    Mac: ⇧+⌘+L
                                    Quick Add Next
                                    To add the next occurrence of the current word to the selection, use Quick Add Next, which is bound to:

                                    Windows/Linux: Ctrl+D
                                    Mac: ⌘+D
                                    Again, if you go too far, use Undo Selection to step…

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Stop breaking things in every release!

                                      I have to decide what broken thing I want to deal with. Should I use release X and deal with this broke thing and workaround or should I choose beta release X and deal with this broken thing and its ridicules workaround. Seriously, get your sh@t together! How is a company the size of Microsoft able to put out such broke @ss software so frequently? If I released this quality of code, especially as often as Microsoft does, I would get blacklisted from the software community and never be able to work in the industry again.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Add remote debugging (not Xamarin Live) for Android devices (like iOS devices)

                                        Visual Studio for mac allow remote debug in iOS devices like iPhones, Apple TV. Please add the feature to Android devices, it is very useful

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Use OpenJDK for Xmamrin.Android instead of Oracle's JDK

                                          1. The distribution of Oracle's JDK may have legal issues.
                                          2. System-wide JDK installation may not be accepted by all developer.
                                          3. Google has already switched to OpenJDK.

                                          2 votes
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