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  1. 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?

    103 votes
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      2 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 ?

      132 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        22 votes
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          2 comments  ·  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…

          68 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  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.

            13 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                2 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                43 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  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.

                  26 votes
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                    0 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

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • C# code formatter: Add support for a space before and after the colon of class/interface declarations

                      The C# code formatter currently does nothing to add white-space before and after the colon of class and interface definitions that inherit. If you check the Visual Studio formatter you'll see that it will normalize it so there is one space before the colon and one space after the colon.

                      12 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • support Xamarin Studio development on Linux

                        This was suggested and closed over two years ago. Since Xamarin Studio is based on MonoDevelop (which runs on Linux), it seems like it is technically feasible to support Linux. The demand is there, as developers have become disenchanted with Windows 8 as a platform. Android development should not be solely tied to Windows. Help us Xamarin. You're our only hope!

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                          4 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a way to check if in studio designer view

                          In the Xamarin iOS storyboard designer, the ViewDidLoad code of the ViewController gets built and run automatically when looking at the storyboard in Xamarin Studio. This is great for programmatic UI elements because I can see them in designer view without having to start the simulator, but if I need to do more than that, like make an API call from ViewDidLoad, the designer ends up crashing with the error "Custom components are not being rendered because problems were detected". It would be great if I could put a check in the code to prevent that type of error from…

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow anonymous methods formatting to be on the same line

                            The code formatter won't allow anonymous methods to be all on one line. Sometimes anonymous methods are really short, so it should act like Visual Studio and allow them to be on a single line if the developer has all of the code for the anonymous method on a single line (removing white space as needed, of course); otherwise if the developer has the anonymous method on more than one line it can go ahead and use the braces formatter settings.

                            The code formatter on Xamarin Studio is quite good now; it just needs a couple of tweaks like this…

                            10 votes
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                            • Support XIB only editing/creating in Visual Studio

                              It would be great if we could do all of our XIB editing without having to log into a Mac!

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Save keystore path and export location when doing Android Publish Application

                                Every time I do a Project->Publish Android Application, Xamarin Studio (v5.0.878) prompts for:

                                - Keystore Location
                                - Password
                                - Alias
                                - Key password

                                I then have to click "Forward" and then I have to browse to the location of the generated APK file.

                                Every. Time.

                                Is there a way to save this information so I don't have to enter it every time?

                                21 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Stop connecting to iOS build host on project open

                                  Every time I open my solution, a dialog comes up trying to connect to a build host.
                                  This becomes pretty annoying pretty fast. My solution contains dozens of projects, one of which is an iOS class library. It does not even require an iOS host during build. Not only does the dialog annoy me, it also uselessly consumes the build host connection, making it impossible to connect to it from other machines where I actually need to.

                                  33 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Shortcut in Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio to goto data folder of used simulator

                                    With the new Xcode 6 and the different simulators available (for each iOS version) it's hard to find the correct folder on your mac where the simulator is storing it's data. If you use for example logging in your app, or a database, you need to go to the folder on your mac to see what has been written. In XCode 5 you had one folder per iOS version; in there were a couple of application folders. That was relative easy. Now you have a folder per simulator, per iOS. That's a lot.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS 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.

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                                      • Implement TLS 1.2

                                        Implement TLS 1.2 in Mono, to comply with upcoming government regulations in the EU.

                                        60 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ..implement an Icon Maker in Xamarin Studio.

                                          Developers like me are not Graphic Designers and nice Logos and Startscreens are a must have these days. For me it's hard to build Icons/Screens in Photoshop.

                                          21 votes
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