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  1. 28/5000 support of several instances

    as the ide Eclipse in unix environments

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    • Code Lens

      Add Code Lens to VS for Mac. I think it's great in VS 2017 and I miss it in VS for Mac.

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      • Know the difference between a framework and a language...

        Survey Question (Multiple Choice)
        1. What is your Primary Language?
        a. C#
        b. .Net
        c. Node

        Please try...Just...try

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        • Allow Development of SSRS Reports (including the FetchXML Extension for Dynamics 365)

          Right now, the product is not useful for clients who are using Dynamics 365 as the tools needed to develop custom reports are not present. Back to using Parallels (and this is the ONLY thing I need that for anymore!)

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          • 1 vote
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            • 1 vote
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              • allow deployments on the platform on the Apache httpd server

                install deployments on the platform on apache server unless there is an IIS on the unix-linux platform

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                • Add Support for Library Manager (libman)

                  Library Manager is a Microsoft product for acquiring client-side CSS and JavaScript files. It is available on Visual Studio for Windows. With bower being deprecated, their isn't a built-in replacement available in Visual Studio for Mac.

                  https://github.com/aspnet/LibraryManager

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                  • Reformat F# code

                    Add support for formatting F# code - the existing menu item "Format Document" doesn't appear to do anything.

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                    • Clone in Visual Studio for Mac IDE option from xyz.visualstudio.com/projectfolder from Browser

                      Please add support for Cloning into Visual studio for Mac from browser just by choosing IDE from drop down and clicking on Clone button,

                      Its frustrating even though TFS/VSTS plugin is there, it wont show all the projects linked somehow

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                        0 comments  ·  Source Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Horizontal Split in Code Editor

                        Provide horizontal split view capability in the code editor windows so that you can compare two places in the same file at the same time, like VS for Windows, or Microsoft Word or Excel. Alternatively, allow opening multiple instances of a file so you can place them in a vertically split "Next Notebook"

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                        • 1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Source Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              3 comments  ·  Source Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VS for Mac Project / Solution Info

                              Please add an option to show word count and line count and other info about the project and solution.

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                              • Improve the performance of Visual Studio for Mac

                                Upgrade VS for Mac IDE's performance, now enter code in the IDE, MAC CPU will be busy, and can not be associated with the code in time, the use of particularly poor results. Looking back at the previous versions, it was fluent in writing code, and the Code Association was very timely. In reverse, the user experience is now very bad, hoping to optimize the IDE to find out where the problem lies.

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                                • Support distribution files when creating an installer package

                                  When using the Packaging -> Create installer package in VS for Mac by default visual studio uses --component when calling productbuild. It would be great if we had the option for greater customization of what switches are used with productbuild as using --component makes it so you cannot also add a distribution file with --distribution. The inability to use a distribution file makes it much harder to add localized welcome text, license files, and installer titles.

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                                  • 窗口菜单没了,打开解决方案窗口不方便,解决方案中无法直接定位到资源文件夹

                                    如题,窗口菜单没了,打开解决方案窗口不方便,解决方案中无法直接定位到资源文件夹

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                                      • Support for deployment slots on Azure

                                        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.

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                                        • iis

                                          Why can't we develop a web or window based application in VS Mac & deploy it on Windows? And vice versa can also be true if we independent of GAC now in .Net Core?

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