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  1. 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.

    18 votes
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      1 comment  ·  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.

      39 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Implement WebSocket server types

        Mono has some preliminary implementations of the WebSocket _client_ types in the System.Net.WebSockets namespace, but the implementations for the _server_ types are so far "empty" (for example [1]). To address this suggestion Xamarin would add implementations for these server types.

        [1] https://github.com/mono/mono/blob/master/mcs/class/System/System.Net.WebSockets/HttpListenerWebSocketContext.cs

        In the mean time, for any users who are looking for this functionality, there are a few WebSocket server implementations available outside of Mono itself:

        - http://vtortola.github.io/WebSocketListener/
        - https://superwebsocket.codeplex.com/
        - http://alchemywebsockets.net/

        30 votes
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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.

          14 votes
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          • Allow creation of WP8.1 apps on OS X

            Allowing WP8.1 application creation a la how it's done with VS/XS on a windows box would be great

            6 votes
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            • 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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              • Android native call wrappers

                Hello,

                Currently, I am working on an Android encrypted data relay communication project. I think your Xamarin product is great and hope to be made more user friendly than now.
                The only problem that I faced with, is dealing with Serial port and GPIO on some industrial boards, such as FriendlyARM.
                I suggest that Xamarin team put more effort on simplifying use of I/O ports, that is seriously needed in the industrial usages.

                Best regards,

                Ali

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add "Go To Declaration" to XAML editor

                  Add a "Go To Declaration" command to the XAML editor (exposed via context menu, etc.) for:
                  - elements & attributes
                  - styles
                  - markup extensions
                  - x:Static reference targets
                  - code-genereated view instance fields (from x:Name)
                  - {Binding sources}

                  Jump to either a user code file or the Assembly Browser to view external declarations.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • font listview

                    I would like to have .FontSize .FontAttribure.. in all controls (also in tabbedpage, listview...) without create any renderer

                    4 votes
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                    • Get gesture recognizer tap position (x and y) and timestamp in milli seconds

                      Tap position should be great with images to select something or do some stuffs. It s useful on openglview too.

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • XAML support metric input like "1cm" in HeightRequest, ColumnDefinition, Label Font...

                          It is a bit difficult to visually scale an XF app to all the different platforms and device resolutions. This would simplify things.

                          WPF/WinRT XAML does this nicely

                          6 votes
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                          • Add code coverage tools and/or integration with code coverage tools to Xamarin Studio

                            Developing with Xamarin Studio on a Mac gives surprisingly few options for using code-coverage tools that determine the amount of code covered by tests.

                            The default mono code-coverage tool is not an adequate and robust solution and all other current alternatives (such as Baboon) are similarly not robust enough.

                            10 votes
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                            • 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 :)

                              3 votes
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                              • Provide an app for uninstallation for Mac

                                Your web site provides a ".sh" script which is inconvenient to use. Also that file contains garbage characters which prevented it from being executed. I had to remove those according to this answer.

                                http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17131249/how-to-solve-bad-interpreter-no-such-file-or-directory

                                You are not a hobbyist developer, you make tons of money from selling it. How about providing an uninstaller for it?

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                                • OffLine Installer

                                  I hope you could upload an OffLine Installer, i got a problem in my home and i have no internet... and i want to install xamarin but its a online installer.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Coursera MOOC/trainning on Xamarin

                                    It would be great to have a coursera specialization on mobile development similar to this on Android but using Xamarin:

                                    https://www.coursera.org/specialization/mobilecloudcomputing2/36/overview

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Add "Obsolete" or "Not Used" in commentary

                                      In a rather big project over the time, there are many methods that I do not need any more. They were not deleted but now that it comes to publishing the app I would like to get rid of them. I have to go through the code and check if there are references. If not, the method is cleared.
                                      This could be done automatically by simply adding a note to a comment (or create the comment with the note):

                                      /// <summary>
                                      /// NOT IN USE. Gets the ASDAM result.
                                      /// </summary>
                                      public void GetASDAMResult()
                                      {
                                      var ...

                                      }

                                      This works…

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                                      • Support debugging of widgets

                                        It is pretty hard to write widgets for the platform if you cannot debug them using Xamarin studio.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Use static Port for iOS Build Host communcation

                                          We are at a big company with complex security infrastructure that normally only allows windows machines. We no created a seperated but connected subnet with firewall between company network and that separated one. Our Mac Build hosts are located in that seperated network to match our security needs. For us it would be really helpful if the communication to the build host would not make use of dynamic ports because this is not allowed by our security guidelines. As the Buildhost only accepts one connection at a time this should not be a big issue to do and would help…

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