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  1. Allow Indie level Subscribers to use Visual Studio Community 2013 Integration

    It doesn't make a lot of sense that subscribing customers using a 'Indie' Microsoft platform can't use that platform to build software, yet the 'Starter' edition will function.

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      8 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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?

      182 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Better Debug Experience with Support for Symbol Servers

        To be able to use Symbol Servers in debug, it can useful specially with nuget packages supporting it.

        27 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  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.

          23 votes
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          • Add support for elliptic curve cryptography

            EC cryptography is part of the .NET framework, but a Xamarin implementation is missing. Existing bug trackers for this: https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=13358 & https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=13359.

            21 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 ?

              158 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Lower the INSANE prices...

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

                5 votes
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                • 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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                  • Xamarin platform should go Open-Source.

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

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                      3 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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 →
                      • Blend for Xamarin

                        Visual Studio integration is a great way to improve cross-platform development productivity using one of the best IDE.

                        The goal is to imitate the tools (and their usage) on current Windows development (WPF / Windows 8 / Windows Phone).

                        We have 2 independant tools working together to provide the best productivity management ever : Visual Studio and Blend for the design.

                        What about Blend Integration with Xamarin ?

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  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…

                          71 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS 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 →
                            • 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

                              20 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  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 →
                                • 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.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Integrate Xamarin status page into Xamarin Studio/Visual Studio

                                    Surface the Xamarin services status in Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio (particularly if the affect login etc). http://xamarin.statuspage.io/

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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.

                                      45 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • I am not able to work with Android,IOS mobile development using VS 2015 preview and Xamarin.

                                        Integration between VS 2015 preview and Xamarin is now worked well.Getting lot of error ,An also it's not to be user friendly installation .
                                        Please add xamarin to VS 2015 by default ,With out additional step to configure or downloading Xamarin alone for adding to VS 2015 Preview.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • OpenGLView onpause onresume and ondestroy to do cleans / resumes right

                                          We need event to do right cleanup and restore. Else, this is the memory leak fair.

                                          A variable with OpenGL used memory to track leaks would be appreciated too.

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