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  1. 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.

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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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      • Unit Test Explorer

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

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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…

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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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                • 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!

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                    • please i want to download visual studio offline installer for mac.please

                      please i want to download visual studio offline installer for mac.please

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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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                        • restore screen layout after restart

                          all mac programs support exact screen layout as it was before system restart.

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                          • Control whether indentation uses spaces or tabs

                            Like VS Code, allow configuring default indentation style. Tabs, spaces, size, etc.

                            As a bonus, make it easy to convert between the two.

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                            • Add new line before current

                              This is a very common functionality. You add a new line before the one the cursor is at the moment and jump there.

                              Inverse of: Move caret to EOL and insert new line.

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                              • Keyboard shortcuts to Toggle (both show and hide) Solution Explorer

                                It looks like a very basic request but it is very functional as well.

                                One should be able to assign shortcut to toggle the visibility status of Solution Explorer (and any other panes as well if possible).

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                                  • Option to ignore whitespace

                                    When comparing different versions of a file, it would be great to have an option to ignore whitespaces.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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