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  1. 127 votes
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      23 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.

      43 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  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 →
        • 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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          • 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".

            3 votes
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              0 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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              • View debugging

                In Xcode under Debug > View Debugging you find a visual debugger. WIth this you can easily get insight into the view hierarchy and so on.

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                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS 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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                  • 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

                    44 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • android mobile has also work thn somèthing chage wanted.thn only UI could be changed.....hanging problem solved by that mobile...

                      mobile function.....n technique to handle that mobile...shall we changed the size as small as possible n battery size also mini.....n using sdk....

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                      • open same file in multiple columns

                        using a 2 column layout, it's impossible to have the same file appear in both columns. having this functionality is nice if you want to look at two areas in a long file at the same time.

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                          0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Goto Symbl navigation option

                          sublime text has a shortcut called "Goto Symbol..." that seems to be sorely missing in xamarin. you can activate it with a hotkey, and start typing the name of a function, and it will autopopulate a list with potential function matches within the current file (the member: search seems to do this, but it searches the entire solution, making it pretty much useless imo). this feature is a real time saver if you know the name of the function you're looking for but you're nowhere near text that can let you leverage "Go to Declaration"

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                            0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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 multiple nuget packages

                              I'd simply like to be able to ctrl+click multiple NuGet packages and update them. As it is now, the update option is greyed out when I select multiple packages, so I have to single-click and update, every single one.

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                                0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a debugging feature which shows all classes and axml files currently being used on currently displayed screen.

                                  Would it be possible to show when debugging somewhere in console or in Andoid Player the best what axml files and classes were used when loading the particular screen?
                                  It would speed up finding files when looking for them. Especially when a person is not familiar with a project and needs to fix some issues.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Format the second line of statements one indent in consistently.

                                    Xamarin Studio is inconsistent in how it handles statements that cover multiple lines. For example:

                                    // Sometimes it uses spaces to indent the second line
                                    var x = 3 +
                                    4;

                                    // Sometimes it doesn't indent the second line at all (gross!)
                                    Math.Abs(3 +
                                    4);

                                    // Sometimes it indents the second line using your indent settings (good!)
                                    var y =
                                    3 +
                                    4;

                                    3 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.

                                      6 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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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                                        • Android Asynchronous Networking and Image Loading (ion)

                                          Make a component from the Android library Android Asynchronous Networking and Image Loading (ion).

                                          Currently their is a component (UrlImageViewHelper) but their is a new version of this library, ion.

                                          Link to library: https://github.com/koush/ion

                                          6 votes
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