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  1. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Android "Material Design" Support for Xamarin Forms

      Support the new 'Material Design' (Xamarin.Android.Support.v7.AppCompat) in Xamarin Forms, such as the NavigationPage using the new Toolbar instead of ActionBar.

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        1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Build IPA without codesigning

        In a CI environment it would be helpfull if certificates and provisioning profiles dont have to be installed on the build server, but instead be included in the code repository.

        Normally with our xcode builds we specify a location for the certificate and provisioning profile.

        Read more here.

        http://iphonedevwiki.net/index.php/Xcode#Developing_without_Provisioning_Profile

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Headless Build for Indie Subscribers

          I have an extra mac mini and would like to use my 2nd computer seat that comes with the Indie Subscription I have. Unfortunately I am unable to use a CI platform with the current license model and am unable to scale myself so that I can eventually become a Business Subscriber :)

          68 votes
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          • 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

            37 votes
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            • Add support for a Windows build host

              I just learned that Visual Studio can build iOS apps by communication with a Mac running on the same network.

              I'd like to see the same principle be employed in reverse so that Windows Phone apps could be built and run in Xamarin Studio on OS X by delegating the process to Visual Studio on a Windows machine (or VM, preferably)

              5 votes
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              • 19 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Binding for Android Universal Image Loader

                  Most people are finding trouble binding Android Universal Image Loader which is widely used in Xamarin. Please have a component of the same.
                  https://github.com/nostra13/Android-Universal-Image-Loader

                  4 votes
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                  • A readonly property on entry control in Xamarin Forms

                    Could a read-only property be added to entry fields or could an equivalent of the TextView/UITextView control be added to the available controls for a page?

                    This would apply to iOS, Android & Windows Phone.

                    That lack of this ability limited the usage of Forms.

                    30 votes
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                    • Implementing a realtime collaboration tool

                      It would be great if you create and implement a plugin to make vsanywhere.com realtime collaboration tool compatible with Xamarin.

                      22 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better refactoring support

                        Please improve the factoring capabilities of xamarin studio:

                        E.g:

                        * When refactoring a namespace the file should be moved to the directory structure according the namespace
                        * Renaming files should suggest renaming the contained class
                        * Refactor XAML references

                        8 votes
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                        • When refactoring the name of an interface member, also refactor the names in classes that implement the interface

                          Self-explanatory. Refactoring the name of an interface member should change the names in implementing classes too.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support WinRT XAML (especially upcoming responsive techniques in Win 10 universal apps)

                              Love Xamarin Forms but what I would love more is a single markup language that is shared between WinRT and Xamarin. Just like the faithful fidelity that exists for the .NET Runtime, I would love to see the same kind of fidelity for WinRT XAML. The same way Xamarin Forms does now, this new "Xamarin XAML" would map WinRT XAML to the most sensible native controls on the target platform (concept to concept). In cases where supporting certain aspects of the markup can't be achieved in a given release (maybe to be supported in a future release) then gracefully ignore…

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                              • "Find References" on implemented members should also show references to corresponding interface methods

                                The "Find References" feature (Cmd-Shift-R) is one of the best ways to determine the impact of change to type members in Xamarin Studio.

                                Currently, however, finding references for an implementation member shows no results if all the calls are made to interface members instead. This results in higher cognitive burden for the developer, who must know to look for the interface, jump there, and then find references to those members.

                                The two different kinds of references are not equal, but Xamarin Studio successfully differentiates other kinds of feedback such as normal references versus assignment of a new value (assignments are…

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                                • Make themes run across all areas of Xamarin Studio

                                  Make the color theme that you select affect all the various areas of Xamarin Studio, not just the text editor. For example, when I select a dark theme like Monokai, it should make the Solution Explorer and other window dark as well. Without this feature, you don't get the full benefit of the theme, and is sometimes jarring and unpleasant to the eye.

                                  38 votes
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                                  • Add a protected CreateNativeControl for ViewRenderer

                                    Concrete implementations of ViewRenders (i.e. EntryRenderer, PickerRenderer, etc..) instantiate their native controls in the class. This makes it impossible for us to extend the native controls in these classes without creating our "duplicate" renderer implementation. Would be really nice if there is a "TNativeView CreateNativeControl" protected virtual method. This allows us to use our subclassed controls without creating a "duplicate" renderer.

                                    public class MyUITextField : UITextField
                                    {
                                    // lots of customizations
                                    }

                                    public class MyEntryRenderer : EntryRenderer
                                    {
                                    protected override CreateNativeControl()
                                    {
                                    return new MyUITextField();
                                    }
                                    }

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                                    • Show number of commits behind with Git in Solution Explorer (pull)

                                      It would be nice when opening Xamarin Studio if on the nodes related to a Git repository if it would show that you need to do a PULL to update from Git. Also poll the remotes on a set period of time as defined in XS settings like SourceTree offers (10 min default).

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                                      • Remember the last device used for each project

                                        Many times a day, I do the following:

                                        1. Right-click project, Set as Startup Project
                                        2. Click the device list, pick my device

                                        Almost always, I want the same device I used last time when I pick the iOS and Android projects.

                                        Could you just remember the last one picked (doesn't even have to be stored, memory would suffice, though perhaps store it in the .user file?) so I can just switch the startup project?

                                        4 votes
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                                        • add "go to definition" ability to named parameters in the C# editor

                                          "Go to definition" (Command-D on Mac), with the cursor positioned on a named parameter in a method invocation, should navigate to the parameter's definition.

                                          Example:

                                          DoSomeWork("Innovate", includeNotes: true);

                                          When the cursor is on "includeNodes", launch "go to definition" or press Cmd-D.

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