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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.)

    2,795 votes
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      680 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS Version Control

      Add support for TFS as a version control provider.

      1,770 votes
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        401 comments  ·  Source Control  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hey agian, all ! We’re moving right along and now have out another update as of last week (v0.3.2). A major fix in this release is that we’ve found the source of issues for connecting to TFS on-premises systems and this should be working now. Note, we are tracking down some issue still with creating workspaces against these environments, but we’re working on it.

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/mac/tf-version-control

        If you already have it installed, open the Visual Studio > Extensions… > Updates tab to update to the latest release. Please let us know how well it’s working for you and I’ll keep you all up to date out here as we work toward our first non-preview release.

        Jordan Matthiesen, Program Manager, Visual Studio for Mac

      • Manage NuGet Packages

        The NuGet Package Manager should match more of the features and feel of VS for Windows.
        1) I should be able to manage packages for the entire solution and select one or more projects I want to install a package to
        2) I should be able to consolidate any packages that mismatch
        3) I should be able to manage the packages installed on a single project. For instance maybe I am on version 1 of a library, and running update would bring me to version 1.3 and I want version 1.1

        322 votes
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          under review  ·  5 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add SQL Server integration

          Add SQL Server integration so that it's easier to build end to end mobile and web apps that contain Web API Core and Entity Framework Core.

          297 votes
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            under review  ·  14 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for SQL Server Data Tools

            Please add SQL Data Tools support

            239 votes
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            • Python Tools for Visual Studio Mac

              Python support like PTVS would be an absolute game changer.

              207 votes
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                51 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Developing Windows 10 Apps on macOS

                I find it good if i can develop and debug directly for Windows 10 Devices on my Mac.

                168 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Node.js project support

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

                  147 votes
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                    29 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio for Linux

                    Make Visual Studio real cross-platform, support Linux.

                    126 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 123 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let install it only for web development

                        without Xamarin and other dependencies

                        109 votes
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                        • Allow me to open multiple copies of the app

                          I need to have more than one copy of Visual Studio open at once.

                          109 votes
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                          • Apple Touch Bar support

                            I have the new MacBook with the Touch Bar. When running Visual Studio for Windows in Parallels I really miss the function keys. But how cool would it be if you would have context aware toolbar when coding. Eg. refactorings like "Extract method" when having code selected. "Extract interface" when a class is marked. Or "Run to cursor" when a debugging. The list goes on and done right the Touch Bar could be a developers best friend.

                            So Microsoft... if you really mean this Visual Studio for Mac thing, you should beat Apple with this feature. You would gain so…

                            99 votes
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                            • Terminal window

                              Console window

                              96 votes
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                              • Service Fabric Support

                                It would be AMAZING to be able to develop/debug/run Service Fabric applications on Mac.

                                Service Fabric runs on Linux, it'd be great to have a UNIX-like environment to work in!

                                88 votes
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                                • Have the ability to publish to disk, and or FTP, not Azure only

                                  Currently I have to have Parallels installed with Windows VS 2017 in order to publish .Core on my dedicated server I use to test etc. Most clients do not have Azure and I need to be able to publish to their individual Windows servers...

                                  81 votes
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                                    14 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    80 votes
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                                    • MSbuild support for existing .NET projects

                                      It would be a awesome idea to build (msbuild) and publish (ASP.NET MVC + Webform) from existing projects that has been running on a windows environment without any complications or involving third party (mono).

                                      72 votes
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                                      • Please provide RESX editor

                                        Currently I need to edit RESX file by modifying XML by myself. Please add a RESX editor like the one in VS on Windows.

                                        Editing RESX in xml is painful.

                                        71 votes
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                                        • Simple mac-way Install without installer

                                          Simple mac-way Install without installer, run with .app, download additional components in VS directory.

                                          63 votes
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