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  1. Supporting ScrollView that scroll in both directions

    Apart from android all the other platforms have ScrollView that scrolls in both direction.

    So if Xamarin could workaround the two way scrolling for Android from their ScrollViewRenderer class, it would be very useful. It is not a great deal to write a scroll view in Android that scrolls in both direction from its renderer. The why can't Xamarin just try and give this support by doing workaround directly from its ScrollViewRenderer class internally. It would be a great deal if we can have a ScrollView in Xamarin.Forms that scrolls in both the direction.

    Check here for more details
    https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/57551/will-xamarin-consider-supporting-scrollview-that-scroll-in-both-directions

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    • Indie w/ Visual Studio Support

      I think it would be great upsell to add Visual Studio Support for an additional $5.00 - $10.00 per month rather than forcing indie developers who want to use Visual Studio to have to purchase a business license...

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      • Support for Windows UWP project type in Xamarin Studio

        Windows 10 already has over 110 million users. Microsoft introduced the UWP project to enable developers to make apps for all sort of devices: desktop, mobile etc. With integration in Xamarin Studio we could reach those potential users even better!

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        • 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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          • Add Multibinding in Xamarin Forms

            Add Multibinding to Xamarin Forms. it will be very useful and it will widen the use of built-in ListView and TableView Cells (Textcell and ImageCell) which I think will have a great effect on the performance of Lists in general. also it has a lot of use cases which is considered core intermediate.

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            • 3 things Xamarin can borrow from Telerik (start selling services along with the products)

              1. A bounty program:
              When we use your product as developers & find any bugs, then we are supposed to update your Bugzilla with details like configuration, version, a sample code etc. This take time. A lot of it sometimes. I don't get any incentives for filing a bug that you accept & fix in your releases later on.
              You should start giving credit points to your paid users who log verified bugs those are acknowledged by you. The customers then can use the credit points as discounts when buying new services from you or while renewing their subscription.

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              • Remove App limitation for individual developer in free version and add Xamarin splash screen instead

                Instead of limiting App size and features in free version , just display Xamarin logo / splash screen when app is generated using free version.

                This way it will allow individual developer to explore platform more without limitation that will make this platform more popular.

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                • Improve Xamarin Studio Window Switching

                  Currently Xamarin Studio uses the Alt+# method for code window switching. Each window is a fixed number.
                  Windows switching is something which a developer does A LOT, and imo the Visual Studio windows switching mechanism is much better, where the most recently opened files float to the top of the window stack.
                  Alt+W+2 is probably my most often key stroke combination in Visual Studio.

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                  • Have Xamarin.Insights write to the Application Output when in Debug mode.

                    It would be nice to have the output of Xamarin.Insights in the Application output. I have a a couple logging function that I use that prints things with System.Diagnostics.Debug() if __DEBUG__ and send it to Xamarin.Insights.

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                    • Allow not to display full name on developer forum.

                      The developer forum should have the ability to allow developer to chose whether display they whole name (First + Last Name) or not.
                      This is to protect privacy, it is very important.

                      Thank you!

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                      • DIRECTLY & FULLY SUPPORT VB.NET - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD (also a little bit more feature rich than C#)

                        DIRECTLY & FULLY SUPPORT VB.NET - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD (also a little bit more feature rich than C#)

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                        • Auto Increment build number(s) in projects after Archiving / Publishing

                          It would be nice to be able to auto increment build number in the archive or publish wizard.

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                          • Add a WP / UWP / Windows forum

                            Since a long time, we have dedicated iOS- and Android-forums.
                            Although the Windows platform is official part of .forms, we don't have a WP / UWP / Windows Forum.
                            Especially since there is also an UWP implementation on the way, a forum for the Windows platform is strongly missing.
                            So please add Windows forum with sub-forums for at least:
                            - WP 8.1
                            - (maybe also WP 8.0)
                            - UWP
                            - (maybe also WinRt)
                            - Links to the official MS pages

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                            • Run Console Application in iTerm2

                              By default, Xamarin Studio on Mac runs Console Applications with the system Terminal app even when default is iTerm2.
                              Add the option to choose the default terminal.

                              20 votes
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                              • unseal ResourceDictionary so we can create our own ResourceDictionaries in Xaml

                                unseal ResourceDictionary so we can create our own ResourceDictionaries in Xaml

                                I wanted to create a MyResourceDictionary.xaml but couldnt because the class was sealed

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                                  • Change the background color for errors in Xamarin Studio

                                    Please change the bright red to something lighter. It's so hard to read and hurts my eyes!

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                                    • Xamarin Android Player - Camera Simulator like Genymotion's

                                      Most of the the apps that we develop use the camera in some shape or form. It would be nice to be able to test those in android player much like Genymotion. A simple looping animation is would be just fine.

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                                      • Xamarin Android Player - Running more than one devices at the same time

                                        Hello,

                                        It seems that Xamarin Android Player cannot be running on more than one devices at the same time. It seems that it tries to connect to ADB when the device is started to be running.

                                        Please allow it to run on more than one devices at the same time.

                                        Thanks,

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                                        • Separate Search Results and References Search Pads

                                          I'd like to see two Search results pads like in Visual Studio and also when performing a Find References the results are in its own pane such as a Find Symbols or whatever it's called in Visual Studio. The scenario is I search on something and I get my search results. I pin the pad and then find a member in code and I right-click and find references on it, I just lost my search results.

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