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Microsoft asks for votes on Visual Studio 2022 for Mac issues

Microsoft’s development team for Visual Studio 2022 for Mac is seeking more developer feedback on key user issues as it refines the IDE, which just shipped in Preview 9.

As the team continues its efforts to move the UI from the IDE to fully native code and migrate to .NET 6 (for native support for Apple’s M1 arm64 processor), it has resolved many already reported issues and requested more feedback in the form of votes. on existing questions in addition to filing new questions.

“Another way to help us focus on the issues that matter most is to search for existing issues on the Developer Community site and add your vote to the items that matter to you,” said Jordan Matthiesen, Senior Program Manager, in an April 12 blog post. “When you click on an issue that has already been reported, you can upvote or upvote the items using the up and down arrows next to the vote tally.

“When reviewing reported issues on the latest builds, we always start by reviewing the items with the most votes to get an idea of ​​the level of developer impact. If you vote for an issue, please add a comment with additional steps to reproduce the issue. You can also privately upload your log files to help us troubleshoot.”

Debugging a client-side Blazor app in VS 2022 for Mac
[Click on image for larger view.] Debugging a client-side Blazor app in VS 2022 for Mac (source: Microsoft).

Regarding the issues fixed in Preview 9, he pointed out:

  • Can’t move files in VS 2022 for Mac: “I’m trying to click and drag a file to a folder in Solution Explorer, but the file doesn’t move to the folder when I drop it. It doesn’t doesn’t seem to be a way to move the files around in Visual Studio.”
  • IDE horizontal and vertical splitters become unresponsive: “1) open visual sudio for mac (17, 8230). 2) open a solution. 3) grab the vertical splitter from the solution panel and drag it from back and forth. 4) notice that the drag ends (while dragging) and the panel becomes unresponsive. 5) resize the app window to access the splitters again. 6) repeat with the horizontal splitter of the “lower” panel 7) observe the same effect as note in 4 8) do step 5 again. an unresponsive separator is a separator that the IDE will not allow you to ‘grab’ from equipment on which this has been observed: intel macbook pro, 2019, i9 2.3ghz, 32gb ram, 2to ssd, macOS 12.3.1″
  • Unable to debug unit tests in Visual Studio 2022 Mac Preview: “Running on a Mac Mini M1 (macOS Monterey v12.1) Visual studio 17.07.0 Preview Build 6509

    “I use XUnit for my unit tests. I can run unit tests with no problem, but if I try to debug I get the following in the Output view of the application: Unable to connect to CoreCLR. Error unknown: 0x80131c3c

    “I am able to debug applications as usual.

  • XAML files refuse to save: “After working on a Xamarin Forms project for a while, Visual Studio for Mac sometimes refuses to save changes to a XAML file I opened. I tried to save from the File menu, using CMD+S.

    “The only way around this problem is to copy the contents in memory to the clipboard, close then reopen the file, paste it, then save it. But sometimes even that doesn’t work. I have to close VS completely to get back to work.

    “I’m not sure how exactly to reproduce this issue, but it seems to occur when I move or rename XAML files (along with their C# twins). I do this quite frequently when working on new projects.

    It’s one of the many issues that brings my productivity to a screeching halt.

  • Unable to load Apple certificates: “[severity:I’m unable to use this version]
    Unable to download signing certificates from Apple Connect. Tested with 2 different developer accounts with VS 2022 and VS 2019. I get the error below: There was an error loading your certificates: This request is firbiddn for security reasons: Error authentication. Xcode 7.3 or later is required to continue developing with your Apple ID.

The Preview 9 release notes provide more details on all of the above, as well as other tweaks affecting Azure Functions v3, the Git Changes window, and more.

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