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  1. TouchBar customization

    It is necessary to implement the possibility to configure the touchbar of the mac. Many applications allow configuration through the View \ Customize TouchBar menu, but Visual Studio nn allows it.

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    • Support for VS for Windows extensions

      VS for Windows has a whole marketplace for addons and extensions. As I use and miss many of them, It would be awesome to be able to use these extension on any platform.

      9 votes
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      • Intelisense View

        intelisense for razor in view

        9 votes
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        • AWS Support. I want to use VS for Mac and write C# code to access the AWS Cloud Services.

          I want to write AWS code written in C# for the AWS Cloud platform.

          9 votes
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          • Create Sharepoint Add-Ins, both provider hosted and sharepoint hosted and Sharepoint Framework webparts

            support to Create Sharepoint Add-Ins, both provider hosted and sharepoint hosted and Sharepoint Framework webparts

            9 votes
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            • Don't install content into /Developer

              Apple no longer use /Developer for their development tools. Visual Studio shouldn't have been putting anything in there in the first place. Please stop using it!

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              • N references above methods like in VS

                Add "N references" above methods and others like in Visual Studio on Windows

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                • 9 votes
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                  • [VS - Mac edition] :User feedback & listed the missing areas & improvements

                    Visual Studio IDE - Mac edition can be improvised further on the below areas.

                    I'm the long lasting user of Visual Studio IDE for testing and I'm happy to use the most powerful IDE which much more added benefits compared to any other IDE available in the market. I have used VS - mac edition and I would like to share my feedback and the improvement areas for Microsoft so that VS can grow the same in Mac platform as well.

                    1) In Supporting languages of not only C#, Like Windows editions multiple language support is required.

                    2) Theme of…

                    8 votes
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                    • Add native SQLServer support or DB server explorer feature.

                      It would be better to add SqlServer support VS or DB explorer which can detect the available DBs to connect/connected. Currently, its not easy or not possible to connect to a Docker ( sqlserver container instances ) .

                      8 votes
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                      • Code Folding as in VS for Windows

                        Please toggling code folding for all file to fold only method but not all existing folding.

                        On VS for Windows it folds only method which very handing for reading class methods.

                        Thank you in advance.

                        8 votes
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                        • Support for AWS Lambda

                          It is now possible to write AWS Lambda functions in C# .NET Core 1.0, and there is support for building/publishing to Lambda directly from Visual Studio 2015, as described here: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/developer/using-the-aws-lambda-project-in-visual-studio/

                          It would be great to get this level of support in VS for Mac.

                          8 votes
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                          • toolset to create nodejs apps

                            Ability to create nodejs apps from VS, (even vscode already has it), and be able to build and run with F5.

                            NPM installer included in the toolset

                            8 votes
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                            • Symbol server support

                              Please consider adding support for the following debugging-related features that exist in Visual Studio already:

                              1. Downloading PDBs from a symbol server (instead of having to have the PDBs locally).

                              2. Displaying source files embedded in those PDBs via SourceLink (instead of having to have the source code locally).

                              3. Support for symbol server authentication (so the symbol server is not wide open).

                              4. Support for managed minidumps (so one can perform postmortem debugging of a crash).

                              This will improve scenarios where a developer is trying to debug prebuilt code.

                              7 votes
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                              • Please add a designer for ASP.NET

                                I've been using Visual Studio (and C#) a *lot* recently, then did some reading on ASP.NET and decided to give it a try, only to find out that *Visual* Studio for Mac is missing a pretty important *visual* designer. Kind of a contradiction, isn't it?

                                7 votes
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                                • Internet Information Services (IIS) for Mac

                                  It would be ideal to have pre-defined websites on our localhost using domains and just make code change, compile and test on browser, without need to click on run all the time.

                                  This would simplify mobile development where the web services cannot be attach to a mobile app project directly.

                                  Thanks

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Add MsSql Integration And server explorer

                                    Please add server explorer for data .

                                    7 votes
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                                    • unreal engine

                                      Added support for Unreal Engine, to works as in windows.
                                      We all love visual studio<3 would be so nice to get rid of xcode

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Fix NuGet Package Source GUI Support for Credentials

                                        Currently NuGet doesn't support Credentials on sources on VS for Mac, resulting in the Package Source preference pane failing to display any sources. I did the following in my journey to make this work:

                                        1) Cleared the source using the command line (nuget sources remove -name "thesource"). After doing that, I was able to see a list of the sources that had no encrypted credentials in the GUI.

                                        2) Added the password protected source in the GUI. It will not allow you to add a source if you place a username and password in it. Pressing save does nothing at…

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Xamarin Profiler update, installer not working

                                          VS for mac tells me that there is an update for the xamarin profiler. After selecting Install Update I get the message 'Failed to start update installer'

                                          7 votes
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