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  1. 14 votes
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    • Add Visual Studio Tools for Tizen Support

      Should be piece of cake to add Visual Studio Tools for Tizen + Tizen .Net support to Visual Studio for Mac. After all, Xamarin is responsible for both, so I hear.

      13 votes
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      • 13 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • golang support :)

          golang support

          13 votes
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          • Word warp

            My idea is the VS for MAC work like in the windows, where we have the option to choose with we want the warp or not.

            12 votes
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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • How about if you develop an IDE for Mac you go with the Mac way of doing things and put everything in a single folder...

              XCode has everything in a single folder...Visual Studio eats up almost 20 GB of space and only little less than 1 GB in the Visual Studio app folder...why do you feel the need to spread your app all over the system...if I uninstall now will you cleanup up nicely after you? Or is it assumed that once installed is it that good that I won't ever want to uninstall...

              12 votes
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              • Allow opening more than one solution at a time

                Opening a new solution closes the existing solution. I want to be able to work in more than one solution at a time.

                12 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • sync settings across devices using Microsoft account

                  IDE settings should be synchronised across devices using the Microsoft Account to log into the IDE. Save having to tediously customise c# formatting, IDE configurations and key bindings across each machine.

                  12 votes
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                  • Revert the preview 5 icon to the previous version

                    The icon for previews 1 to 4 looks really nice, the icon for preview 5 doesn't look good, especially in the dock. Can we have the old one back please!

                    11 votes
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                    • C# 7 support

                      Would be good if all C# 7 features are supported in Visual Studio for Mac. We can use them in Visual Studio code and Visual Studio 2017 but not with Visual Studio for Mac, which is a big let down.

                      11 votes
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                      • terminology doesn't match VS for Windows

                        Right click on Interface and try to find what objects implement that interface terminology in VS for Mac doesn't match wording and experience in VS for Windows. Need to make more like Windows version.

                        11 votes
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                        • Intellisense filters that match VS 2017

                          Ability to filter methods, properties, events etc... in the intellisense pop-up is so important, particularly for iOS development since their ViewController objects have SO MANY members.

                          11 votes
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                          • Make naming of menu items and UI organization match Windows version.

                            Bring the naming and menu layouts to parity between Windows and macOS. (e.g. Right click a project in Windows, click "properties" for project properties, in macOS to do the same, you would still right click, but you "options" instead).

                            11 votes
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                            • Stylecop Rules Support for

                              Support style cop integration with rules files

                              11 votes
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                              • The converter from Xcode project to Visual Studio for Mac project

                                I already have a project of iOS application developed with Xcode.

                                And I'd like to create an Android version of the app with Visual Studio for Mac.

                                So, I'd like to import Xcode project into Visual Studio for Mac and convert it to developed with C#.

                                11 votes
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                                • Code Lens

                                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351847/code-lens.html
                                  Add Code Lens to VS for Mac. I think it's great in VS 2017 and I miss it in VS for Mac.

                                  10 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • .Net Core MVC setup should include Entity framework, Bower, Bootstrap, etc.

                                    The Core MVC project setup on Windows is fantastic. It is a great setup to bootstrap a new .net core project quickly. It include all necessary web tools.

                                    Make it available (and/or compatible) with VS Mac.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Multiple Instance support

                                      Dear Team, VS for Mac is awesome.
                                      Please add support for multiple instance launching of VS for Mac.
                                      It is very much needed.

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Interoperability between csproj generated on Windows VS2017

                                        Make the csproj generated on VS2017 for Windows compatible with Visual Studio for Mac, and viceversa.

                                        10 votes
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                                        • 10 votes
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