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  1. Xaml Designer for Xamarin Forms .. This should be a priority

    The uptake of Xamarin forms will skyrocket with the introduction of a XAML designer. Is this coming anytime soon?

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      4 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add basic TFS source control regression testing to QA for stable releases

      Xamarin does not yet perform regression testing for TFS source control during the stable release process. This suggestion is posted to help gather votes about how many Xamarin users use TFS.

      To fulfill the suggestion, Xamarin would add some basic regression tests for TFS source control, such as being able to successfully build, deploy, and debug Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS solutions that are managed by TFS.

      19 votes
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      • Enable "Embed assemblies in native code" for indie and business licencees as well.

        On Android Builds, Please make the option "Embed assemblies in native code" available for indie and business licensees as well.

        Come one ! 1000$ per year, per product, per developer !!! and still restricting functionality, don't you think you're going a little bit too far ?

        143 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make animations optional for Xamarin.Forms navigation push/pop operations.

          Often developers need to push or pop pages (either in a navigation stack or modally) without an animation. The current API has no option to skip the animation. The pattern on iOS is to provide a boolean argument specifying whether to animate. I think Xamarin's API should follow that pattern.

          20 votes
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          • Lower the INSANE prices...

            Well... the title is self explanatory... Xamarin is great, but also super expensive, even for companies.

            4 votes
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            • Publish to Google Play from Visual Studio/Xamarin Studio

              Google now exposes an API for publishing Android APKs to Alpha, Beta, and Production "Tracks" in Google Play. Having this integration in Visual Studio/Xamarin Studio would be really nice to have. Similar to the TestFlight integration for iOS.

              17 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a solution template to create a cross-platform solution that is not using Xamarin.Forms

                As suggested by an Evolve attendee, add a new solution template that creates a Solution with a PCL and platform specific projects. This is available for a Xamarin.Forms solution, so the suggestion is also to have the same that does not add the references to the Xamarin.Forms packages.

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                  2 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Xamarin Studio: Hovering over a class name show the namespace

                  When you hover over a class type in Xamarin Studio I only see the class name, but it doesn't show the namespace, which means I have to go to the declaration of that class just to see where it is declared. Visual Studio shows the full namespace, which is a huge time saver. No keystrokes required.

                  27 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Xamarion.iOS support for Xamarin Studio in Windows

                    Hi,

                    As a full-time Windows user with access to a Mac build host it seems counter-intuitive for people with indie licenses to only be able to use a Mac for the actual development of iOS products or upgrade to a more expensive license for Visual Studio.

                    The suggestion is to provide the same iOS capabilities in Xamarin Studio for Windows as in the Visual Studio extension as well as Xamarin Studio for Mac.

                    Bringing it all together will create a great development experience for all, per now XS for Windows feels a bit gimped and in-between the VS and the…

                    66 votes
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                    • Xamarin platform should go Open-Source.

                      adoption would skyrocket, decision makers fears would dissapear, and Xamarin would sell support to fund development.

                      16 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • refactor/resolve keyboard shortcut

                        As a developer
                        I want a keyboard shortcut that will display a context menu of refactor/resolve actions
                        So that I can easily discover and perform these actions without using a mouse

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                          1 comment  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Use stack exchange api to pull Xamarin topics into Xamarin Forums

                          To help bolster the Xamarin forums community and prevent users from having to search Stackoverflow and Xamarin Forums it would be awesome if StackOverflow topics related to Xamarin can be integrated right into Xamarin Forums.

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                          • Android designer: Add Split View so that i can edit xml and immediately see result.

                            Using split view (like VS XAML editor) I can immediately see what is the result of my edit instead of continuously switching between Source/Design tabs.

                            44 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support MessageBox.Show

                              In Microsoft Visual C#, in System.Windows.Forms, you can type, "MessageBox.Show("Message", etc.)".

                              Not seeing any support for this, I have created my own (supporting IOS (classic and universal), Android, and Mac).

                              It would be nice if you could include this in Xamarin Studio so that others can use it.

                              Here is my source: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=98297644138747096658

                              And here are the .dll files: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=03939519035956683621

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                                1 comment  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • C# code formatter: Add support for a space before and after the colon of class/interface declarations

                                The C# code formatter currently does nothing to add white-space before and after the colon of class and interface definitions that inherit. If you check the Visual Studio formatter you'll see that it will normalize it so there is one space before the colon and one space after the colon.

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add the ability to break *only* on unhanded exceptions

                                  One of the most powerful debugging features Visual Studio has is the ability to break only on unhanded exceptions. This means that if an exception is handled (caught), the debugger does not break execution; but if the exception is not caught, it does.

                                  In code-bases where exceptions are not all that exceptional, breaking on every exception is a very noisy experience. Without the ability in Xamarin Studio to break only on unhanded exceptions, the workflow for a developer as they play in their app with the debugger attached is typically this.

                                  1) Disable breaking on any exceptions. (Make sure no…

                                  5 votes
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                                  • support Xamarin Studio development on Linux

                                    This was suggested and closed over two years ago. Since Xamarin Studio is based on MonoDevelop (which runs on Linux), it seems like it is technically feasible to support Linux. The demand is there, as developers have become disenchanted with Windows 8 as a platform. Android development should not be solely tied to Windows. Help us Xamarin. You're our only hope!

                                    91 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a way to check if in studio designer view

                                      In the Xamarin iOS storyboard designer, the ViewDidLoad code of the ViewController gets built and run automatically when looking at the storyboard in Xamarin Studio. This is great for programmatic UI elements because I can see them in designer view without having to start the simulator, but if I need to do more than that, like make an API call from ViewDidLoad, the designer ends up crashing with the error "Custom components are not being rendered because problems were detected". It would be great if I could put a check in the code to prevent that type of error from…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Xcode path

                                        Persist the Xcode application path when updating Xamarin.iOS on a windows machine. As it stands now, the path is lost whenever an update is installed.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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