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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.)

    3,159 votes
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    1064 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    1,754 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

  3. Manage NuGet Packages

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351813/manage-nuget-packages.html
    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…

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

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351816/add-sql-server-integration.html
    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.

    315 votes
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    under review  ·  16 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add support for SQL Server Data Tools

    Please add SQL Data Tools support

    272 votes
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  6. Python Tools for Visual Studio Mac

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351820/python-tools-for-visual-studio-mac.html
    Python support like PTVS would be an absolute game changer.

    231 votes
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  7. Node.js project support

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

    174 votes
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  8. Developing Windows 10 Apps on macOS

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

    174 votes
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  9. 125 votes
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    13 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Allow me to open multiple copies of the app

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

    120 votes
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  11. Let install it only for web development

    without Xamarin and other dependencies

    112 votes
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  12. 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…

    105 votes
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  13. Terminal window

    Console window

    102 votes
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  14. 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!

    96 votes
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  15. Have the ability to publish to disk, and or FTP, not Azure only

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351842/have-the-ability-to-publish-to-disk-and-or-ftp-not.html
    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...

    92 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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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  17. 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.

    78 votes
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  18. 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).

    73 votes
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  19. Simple mac-way Install without installer

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

    65 votes
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  20. powershell for mac support

    powershell for mac support

    63 votes
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