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  1. intellisense suggestions for namaspace as in VS for Windows

    Add possibility to chose to import full namespace as using in tope of project with inline namespace usage.

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    • Open Directory instead of SLN or Cproj

      Allow Visual Studio to open a directory without a solution or project file like Visual Studio code. This is best for web developers. It is the one reason we use VS Code instead of VS for Mac.

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      • Get feedback showing the space required for various dependencies/options - Just like Visual Studio 2017 on Windows.

        Visual Studio 2017 on Windows shows the space required for each option/feature when you click on it before doing the install. This would be a good feature to have for Visual Studio on Mac also.

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        • XML/XAML: Preserve new lines in content

          I like to skip a line in XML/XAML when it is a block and keep tags close when is a single line (i.e. no inner content).

          In Visual Studio, this option is XAML -> Formatting -> Spacing -> Element Spacing -> Preserve new lines in content.

          Please, put this in VS Mac.

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          • Enable tools like VisualMicro to support embedded development on Mac!

            VisualStudio is more and more used for embedded development, via tools like VisualMicro. This is sadly not available to Mac users, as VS4mac does not support C++. That would be a great addition!

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            • visual studio use the android SDK's

              why can't visual studio use the android SDK's that are already installed on the machine, if someone has android studio ?

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                • Key Bindings not work when coding

                  Visual Studio for Mac Preview
                  Version Preview 3 (7.0 build 1077)
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                  Xamarin Studio Community
                  Version 6.1.5 (build 0)

                  Key Bindings not work!

                  I use Taiwan keyboard

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                  • Enable PTVS as a standard extension

                    or the unified extension type suggestion

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                    • Fix the broken support themes

                      Themes are different from old to Xamarin Studio, even when exporting and importing.

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                      • Provide F# tutorial plugins, especially for platforms like macOS and Linux, where exposure would be even less

                        F# is a great language, regardless of the underlying implementation. However, it gets much less exposure than VB.Net or C#, especially on platforms other than Windows. It's a great functional (multi-paradigm!) programming language, period, and deserves much more backing than it's been giving. MS Press only has one book on F#, and even that one requires prior knowledge of C#.

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                        • Page Navigation

                          Why is it always challenging when comes to Mobile platforms page navigation, why dont we have a native C# ways of doing such things, instead of storyboard which is really for photoshop people!

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                          • Provide an option for a single-user installation instead of a system-wide one.

                            There may be some cases in which you don't have administrative rights to the machine but can add apps through the user's own home directory. I would like to see some sort of configuration screen that offers something similar to other Mac apps that give you an option of installing for just yourself, installing for all users, or a custom install.

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                            • [Its 2017!] .Net Core SDK installation from GUI without the command-line B S and Install guides to follow.

                              I'm new to .Net. After watching MIcrosoft Connect 2016, I think .Net Core is the future of web apps for its high performance. I downloaded Visual Studio for Mac. It gives me a message ".NET Core is required to run this application.". Clicking "Download .Net Core"

                              It takes you to this page with a long list of steps to follow. THIS IS PLAIN UNACCEPTABLE. There should be a simple "Install" button to automate this process.
                              https://www.microsoft.com/net/core#macos

                              There should be a one-click way to install .NET Core Latest SDK from Visual Studio for Mac.

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                              • grpc

                                grpc support for IOS, OSX and android.

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                                • Remove Open TK from the Xamarin.Mac.dll

                                  Having the OpenTK namespace within the Xamarin.Mac namespace means that if you wan to use any Xamarin.Mac classes you must use the pre-installed OpenTK 0.0.0.0 This seems to be very out of date. If I use the Opentk v2 that is open source then it conflicts with the existing methods

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                                  • Clear robust documentation so everyone can start using Visual Studio for Mac easily

                                    A clear and robust set of documentation pages can change a lot for different kinds of people. This would allow for more people to get into Visual studio for mac more easily, and will allow for a more seamless experience throughout the preview timeset.

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                                    • do not working vb net commands

                                      Do not working VB Net commands

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                                      • Custom Templates

                                        It would be great to create and install my own project templates, just like we do in Windows version - I usually organize my code by regions, and if I had the Routine and Variables regions automatically created, it would be a lot more easier.

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                                        • drag drop script

                                          drag drop js or css files to cshtml should render script or link tag like windows vs

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