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  1. Make available Office Developer Tools for VS for Mac

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351836/make-available-office-developer-tools-for-vs-for-m.html
    Support to create Sharepoint, Outlook, Word and Excel Add-Ins. In the sharepoint part we want to be able to create both provider hosted and sharepoint hosted add-ins.

    21 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • C++ libraries / console applications across platforms (Windows, Mac, linux)

      Building c++ libraries / console applications for diff platforms (With the same code base) would make visual studio immortal. Truly love to the power of debugging with visual studio. Would love to have the same for mac as well.

      21 votes
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      • Solution Explorer toolbar parity with Windows VS

        We need the ability to search, filter, hide/show hidden files from the convenience of a toolbar at the top of the Solution Explorer.

        21 votes
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        • Visual Studio for Mac Missing Offline Installer

          Visual Studio for Mac is missing an offline installer so corporate users cannot use this product. We need to be able to package the product and deploy to company Mac's.

          Every other Microsoft product has an offline installer available for SCCM or JAMF packaging.

          20 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Unity integration and development experience

            Make Visual Studio for Mac the best IDE for Unity Development similar to how it is on Windows

            20 votes
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            • git plugin for Visual studio for Mac

              Have the same GIT plugin functionality as VS for Windows

              19 votes
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              • Should be able to publish to a folder or FTP site... not just to Azure

                Should be able to publish to a folder or FTP site... not just to Azure

                18 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • .net native build support

                  .net native build support. I dont want to launch app as "dotnet app.dll", I want to launch app as ./app

                  18 votes
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                  • Bower support for Visual Studio for Mac.

                    Features: add/remove/update a bower package.

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Windows Forms

                      Make Visual Studio For Mac use Windows Forms.

                      17 votes
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                      • Add support for referencing project that target multiple TargetFrameworks

                        The problem:

                        In any .NET project, when trying to reference a .NET Core project with multiple targets in project-file, like <TargetFrameworks>netcoreapp2.0;netstandard2.0</TargetFrameworks>, the IDE will not be able to add the project as a reference.

                        Would seem like a trivial thing to reference the correct output.

                        It would be useful if this worked when having a project containing EF Core stuff that require multi-targeting for the use of CLI tooling.

                        16 votes
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                        • Class Diagrams for C# Projects

                          Class Diagrams for C# Projects

                          15 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • CSHTML formatting / indentation

                            CSHTML files are not formatted - indentation is left all over the place

                            15 votes
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                            • xaml intellisense not working

                              xaml intellisense not working

                              15 votes
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                              • Show only dotnet core Nuget packages

                                When working on dotnet core projects, show only core Nuget packages.

                                15 votes
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                                • 15 votes
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                                  • Scaffold-DbContext

                                    There is currently no way to Scaffold for Entity Framework while on the Mac.

                                    14 votes
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                                    • Multiple TFM support

                                      I am working with some projects from Visual Studio 2017 that use multiple TFM. I was told by Microsoft support that this feature is not supported on Visual Studio for Mac yet. Please do so, soon...

                                      Develop against multiple TFMs
                                      You can now specify multiple TFMs and at pack time, NuGet will do the right thing to create a nupkg with the correct package structure. For example:

                                      <PropertyGroup>
                                      <TargetFrameworks>netstandard1.4;net452;netcoreapp1.0</TargetFrameworks>
                                      </PropertyGroup>

                                      14 votes
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                                      • Kindly add C and C++ support in Visual Studio for Mac.

                                        You should add support for C and C++ by adding a C and C++ Compiler to Visual Studio for Mac so that we can write C and C++ Console Applications as well.
                                        I need to develop C and C++ console applications so kindly add C and C++ support in Visual Studio for Mac.

                                        14 votes
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                                        • Xamarin.Forms support for macOS Desktop Apps

                                          Xamarin.Forms is a great tool to build Native Apps, but it would be great if it supports native macOS desktop apps (not iOS).

                                          14 votes
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