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  1. Opening current open editor file option will be great instead of doing through solution and right click and open with web browser app.

    Using editor tab by right clicking not able to open the file from the editor but I can do through solution panel. If you provide to open through tab right click options will be great

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    • 14 votes
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      • 9 votes
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        • 5 votes
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          • The converter from Xcode project to Visual Studio for Mac project

            I already have a project of iOS application developed with Xcode.

            And I'd like to create an Android version of the app with Visual Studio for Mac.

            So, I'd like to import Xcode project into Visual Studio for Mac and convert it to developed with C#.

            11 votes
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            • golang support :)

              golang support

              13 votes
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              • Make it compatible with VoiceOver

                The code editor, solution manager and other windows aren't compatible with VoiceOver and therefore it is very cumbersome if you are visually impaired and need the spoken feedback a screen reader provides.
                If you need more info or need help with testing feel free to contact me. I have over 20 years of experience as a developer, right now mainly for Windows and iOS.

                5 votes
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                • have a community standup

                  Have a bi-weekly community standup like Scott Hanselman does with the ASP.NET team

                  4 votes
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                  • Shortcut key not work in non-US keyboard

                    This has been an issue in Xamarin Studio **for a long time**. The keyboard shortcut key only works when you are using US keyboard (input method).

                    6 votes
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                    • Improve side toolbars

                      Side toolbars are distracting:

                      1) Dragging tabs from right/left toolbars is possible, but there is no way to enforce tab order, aside from toggling visibility of the tabs, until the desired tab is on top. That position is lost after toggling visibility again.

                      2) Full screen mode retains windowed mode sidebar tab visibility. On a laptop, at least a MacBook 15", sidebar tabs are important, however they get in the way. It would be less distracting to be able to have both windowed and full screen sidebar tab's visibility retained in each mode, instead of mirrored.

                      3) As mentioned in…

                      4 votes
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                      • Indentation control for namespaces

                        In Options > Source Code > Code Formatting > C# Source Code > Indentation there is no separate option to indent/not indent the contents of namespaces.

                        I'd like an indentation option so that namespace contents are not indented, while everything else is.

                        5 votes
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                        • Do not open left side bar on hover (Toolbox, document outline etc.)

                          This happens a lot when dragging the mouse aside and it looses the focus from the code editor.

                          6 votes
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                          • Essential project Types

                            The ides options for adding files are too restrictive - urgently needs a project type that allows the addition of a files only website and a project for gulp/node projects ... i.e. building styles also - generic project option is broken.

                            4 votes
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                            • solution pad should allow me to type filenames, selecting a match and previewing the file

                              In the Windows version, in the Solution Explorer, you can start typing the name of a file/folder and if an item matches it, it is selected for you and you can preview it.

                              4 votes
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                              • Team Services - support

                                Please allow PBI Management/Team Support.

                                3 votes
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                                • 4 votes
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                                  • Redesign Tabs

                                    The angled "notebook" code document tabs are an out of date design, I suggest making them square.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Provide disk size estimates in installer

                                      The Visual Studio for Mac Preview Installer lists many components as optional installs, but gives no indication of how large each one is, which is a problem for constrained network environments (where large downloads may be better to defer until later) and for smaller disks given the very large size of some components.

                                      The installer should offer a disk size impact for each component.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Provide keyboard shortcuts to open and focus in the Solution Pad (Explorer)

                                        In the Windows version this was CTRL+ALT+L.

                                        There is no equivalent in this Mac version.

                                        I want a keyboard shortcut to open and allow me to then arrow up and down through files and open them.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • bash scripting support

                                          bash scripting support

                                          4 votes
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