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  1. Add TestCloud/Automation support for xUnit

    xUnit already supports Xamarin for all of its test execution and runner libraries. There's an xUnit for Devices project that enables unit tests to run on iOS/Android devices. The missing piece is Test Cloud support.

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      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        25 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support debugging background processes in Android

        In Java, you can attach the debugger to background service processes. Similar functionality (or just having the debugger attached at the creation of said service) would be nice.

        50 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve Introduction to Web Services ServiceStack client example code

          Hi Team!

          On the "Introduction to Web Services" documentation page, there is an example of using the ServiceStack JsonServiceClient (which is awesome), but the code snippet provided is not correct. Could this be updated to something that reflects the ServiceStack Wiki?

          Current snippet is:
          client.GetAsync<CustomersResponse>("",
          (response) => {
          foreach(var c in response.Customers) {
          Console.WriteLine(c.CompanyName);
          }
          },
          (response, ex) => {
          Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
          });

          Could be updated to:

          client.GetAsync<CustomersResponse>("/customers")
          .Success(response => {
          foreach (var c in response.Customers)
          {
          Console.WriteLine(c.CompanyName);
          }
          })
          .Error(exception =>
          {
          Console.WriteLine(exception.Message);
          });

          Wiki source here -> https://github.com/ServiceStack/ServiceStack/wiki/C%23-client#using-the-new-api

          4 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for full stack trace (w/ line numbers) in .NET exception reporting

            Exception reporting services like Raygun are able to take a DSYM and an exception and generate a stack trace, but line numbers are only shown for the native iOS framework code. Its quite difficult to debug exceptions without the line numbers in our actual .NET code.

            I'll copy & paste an explanation I got from Raygun support:

            "I don't know the exact details, but I believe the issue is that you need the DSYM file (the iOS equivalent of the PDB for native .NET). It includes all the data we'd need to unwind a stack trace to actual positions. Unfortunately,…

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              0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • (default)F12 key on a Resource.Layout.[layout name] should take me to a layout file instead of resource id

              I wish this was possible as it would make the work so much more productive. If there is anything like this already then please point me to it. I wonder who would ever want to change the integer ID or view it. In some rare cases maybe but taking me directly to the layout file would be a user productive feature.

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                0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Upload to All Devices

                There should be the option of one menu choice to compile the solution and deploy to all connected physical iOS and Android devices.

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                • Add advanced "levels" of certification with Xamarin University

                  The current certification in Xamarin University covers about 40 hours of classes. This should be considered an entry-level certification. Having additional certifications levels for more advanced knowledge would be valuable.

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                  • 3 votes
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                    • Add version number for XAP on Windows‏

                      I was looking for the version of Xamarin Android Player on Windows.
                      As per Twitter discussion, this information isn't available for Windows while it is for Mac: https://twitter.com/xamarinhq/status/635841539458011137

                      My request is to add some sort of About window with a version number to XAP. Maybe with an check update button.

                      3 votes
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                        • efficient Find Next functionality

                          sublime text has a really cool shortcut that will jump to the next instance of the currently selected text ("Find>Find Next" and "Find>Find Previous"). the nice thing about this is that it skips the repetitive process of having to 1. copy the selected text to the clipboard, 2. open a find window, 3. paste the text into the find window, and 4. finally start searching. this feature saves soooooo many unnecessary key presses in the long run - it'd be really nice to have this functionality in xamarin. another nice aspect about activating this feature in sublime is that it…

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                          • Update Documention

                            Can you put some more tutorials regarding the view and xaml part because i cannot find more things related to xaml.

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                            • Resx editor / designer

                              Visual Studio has a visual designer for resx, and auto generates a designer.cs file with all the string constants. Would be nice to have this feature in Xamarin Studio.

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                                0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add shortcut to Android desktop on deploy

                                When I deploy to a physical device, I find it often useful to restart an app multiple times.

                                I'd like the default deploy behavior to mimic the Google Play Store and create a shortcut on the desktop.

                                I know it's not an earth-shattering suggestion, but manually doing this is just one of those time wasters that is done day after day; and it should be relatively easy to implement.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • binding

                                  This is for both Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

                                  Please allow writing libraries that can be consumed in native projects. The goal for us is to write iOS and Android components in .NET that can then be used in ObjC and Java.

                                  This would greatly help our partners to integrate our solutions.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Improve University subscriptions by adding more technical content, focus less on remedial C#

                                    So much of the University subscription is devoted to remedial C# topics and basics.

                                    Additional advanced features should be focused on...

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                                      0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable more granular exception catchpoints as in VS

                                      We use Azure Mobile Services, and this likes to throw cryptographic exceptions and socket exceptions every few seconds. This makes simply catching all exceptions of type System.Exception unusable.

                                      Exception catchpoints currently allow us to break when certain types of exceptions are thrown, e.g. on all System.Exception. However, I would like to break when exceptions are thrown *except* for certain exceptions.

                                      This functionality exists in the VS Debug Exceptions dialog via the checkboxes. However, since catchpoints are entered via (strongly-typed) text, there is no way to "select all" and then "deselect one or two".

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                                        0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support for invoking Code Contracts tools

                                        Adding Design by Contract to our toolbox would just help to build better, more elegant and reliable apps with Xamarin.

                                        This is a followup to:
                                        https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8400

                                        53 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Xamarin Studio - Duplicate Line - Shortcut

                                          Can you please add a duplicate line short-cut. Similar to Ctrl+D in ReSharper.

                                          Thank you

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