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  1. 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.)

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      965 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS Version Control

      This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351809/tfs-version-control.html
      Add support for TFS as a version control provider.

      1,756 votes
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        407 comments  ·  Source Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello, all,

        While we are continuing to work on this request, I could use your help. Could you please spare a moment and provide your thoughts to this survey?

        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/79CKYXZ

        Going forward, please follow along with this issue on our Developer Community site: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351809/tfs-version-control.html

        Thanks!
        Jordan, Program Manager, Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac

      • Support for deployment slots on Azure

        This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351844/support-for-deployment-slots-on-azure.html
        I suggest adding support for selecting a deployment slot when publishing to an Azure App Service.

        I almost mistakenly published a project directly into production today from Visual Studio for Mac :-) So maybe a first fix would be to inform the user which slot is being deployed to.

        3 votes
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          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for SQL Server Data Tools

          Please add SQL Data Tools support

          272 votes
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          • Node.js project support

            Add support for Node.js similar to the implementation in Windows VS 15/17.

            174 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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              • Text Wrapping

                have Visual Studio for the Mac support text wrapping. In 2016 having an editor that doesn't support this is crazy. Even VS Code supports text wrapping.

                88 votes
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                • Add visual Basic

                  Add visual Basic so we can have compatibility between Windows and Mac for a large number of existing VB projects

                  46 votes
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                  • Code Lens

                    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351847/code-lens.html
                    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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                    • In the document tabs, have the option to show the fulll filename without truncation (not including the path). On PC too, please!

                      When I have multiple files with long names, all starting with the same phrasing (this happens for me with my View Models and corresponding views), just seeing the first part of the filename in a tab is unhelpful. I'd like the option to always show the full name (but excluding the path).

                      I'd also like this option on the Windows version of Visual Studio.

                      2 votes
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                      • A workable REST demo for Xamarin iOS

                        A preloaded project or example project showing how to a workable REST demo service (dotnet core api) that works with Xamarin Forms iOS .. this means it will need to use https I believe

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                        • Sort Intellisense suggestions by inheritance order

                          Coming to VS for Mac from MonoDevelop (as a Unity developer), one of the features that I REALLY miss is the option to sort Intellisense suggestions by inheritance order when accessing members. I have looked for it in the preferences but was unable to find it. This was an extremely valuable tool for more than one reason:

                          - It places the most derived members at the top, which are often the ones you are most interested in; at least if you're working in a framework like Unity where most of your classes have to derive from a long chain of…

                          2 votes
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                          • javascript intellisense in razor

                            This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351849/javascript-intellisense-in-razor.html
                            support for Javascript intellisense and coloring syntaxt in razor .cshtml

                            2 votes
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                              • WHERE IS C++

                                dont tel me ur getting money from unity to not put C++

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                                  • kaychain

                                    Suggestion: add possibility to specify custom kaychain for iOS signing.

                                    This case occurred when I tried to auto builds with GitLab CI and add fastlane match use for managing provision.

                                    Problem that I don not know what machine will be run my build. and if build run for first time mac os proms admin to enter pass which block build.

                                    fastlane can create keychain and use it in match.
                                    So it will be cool to have possibility to pass this when we building IPA for iOS.

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