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  1. add persian calendar and ui

    many of countries use shamsi calendar (persian calendar)
    and xamarin have nothing for that
    for ex iran pakestan afganestan

    374 votes
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    • Allow use of Remoted iOS Simulator from ALL editions of Visual Studio

      Until the latest release, where the iOS simulator on windows was renamed to Remoted iOS Simulator, it was possible to remote the iOS simulator to windows from any version of Visual Studio.

      With the current release this has changed. Now a Visual Studio Enterprise Edition licence is required.

      Clearly this is not a technical restriction as it was previously possible, so it must be a simple money grab, which goes completely against Microsoft's more open approach to feature availability from recent years.

      For those of us who develop with neither direct, sole access to a Mac build machine, nor the…

      152 votes
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      • XAML for Xamarin Forms to be consistent with WPF/UWP XAML so that we have one XAML standard

        When Xamarin started Xamarin Forms, I am sure they didn't want to confuse Xaml developers with similar syntax they use in WPF/Silverlight/UWP and started renaming controls like TextBox in WPF/Silverlight/UWP to Entry in Xamarin Forms.

        Now that Xamarin is part of Microsoft, we should stick to one standard XAML so that, we can use XAML designers like Blend or similar tools, to drag drop controls, attach behaviours and triggers visually.

        Ideally, we design UWP app, and we get iOS and Android apps with no code change.

        162 votes
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        • XAML previewer for visual studio not works unless you're connected to Mac Agent

          Android preview should work without being connected to Mac Agent...

          56 votes
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          • limit the length of text in an Entry control

            Add Max Length Properties to Entry Control. so that we can Define the Maximun characters allowed in it

            27 votes
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            • Instant run like in android studio

              The new android studio v2 has the option to to much faster iterations on an android app. after the app is deployed the developer can change the code and see the change in under 2 seconds. as opposed to about 12 for a full restart on xamarin.

              These 10 seconds add up and more importantly they break the development flow. meaning that overall development time is increased greatly by now having this option.

              37 votes
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              • Xamarin.Forms DatePicker with Clear Button to Allow Null Dates

                In Xamarin.Forms, when you have Two-Way Binding on a DatePicker control, if the date value comes in as null, the control will set its date to TODAY. What if I don't want to keep the date as null until a date is picked? There is a workaround to this. Please see this post: https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/20028/datepicker-possible-to-bind-to-nullable-date-value (My post is at the very end of the thread). Also, the post above mine includes a github link that has the work around code.

                BUT..what if I want to clear the date value? There is no way of doing this from the DatePicker. What if…

                22 votes
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                • Buy out Mr.Gestures and include it in Xamarin so we can finally enjoy full-fledged gesture support

                  TapGestureRecognizer...want the coordinates of the tap...sorry.
                  PanGestureRecognizer...want the coordinates of the last pan point...sorry.
                  With Mr.Gestures this and so much more is DONE and DONE well! Please add this capability to Xamarin, it'll help spur Xamarin Development :)

                  Or...don't buy him out but provide first-class API that includes similar capabilities.

                  I'm not affiliated with Mr.Gestures in anyway, but am a fan of the library, but can't sell any components that I make that leverage his library without forcing my users to buy his license.

                  13 votes
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                  • Xamarin.Forms context menuitem color and icon line iOS native Mail App

                    When you swipe left on the an inbox item in the native iOS 10 app you get three options "More, Flag, Trash" with different colors and icons. make this scenario (with customizable icons and colors) possible with Xam.Forms -- thanks

                    6 votes
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                    • Improve the map component

                      There are few 3rd party improvement of the basic map component, however it would be great to have more functionalities directly in the official one

                      7 votes
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                      • Support for MacBook pro touch bar in Xamarin studio

                        Would be very neat to have contextual actions right from the touch bar - e.g. quick fix, find references, etc.

                        12 votes
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                        • XamarinStudio: Should allow me to choose my existing Android SDK/NDK instead of downloading on installtion

                          When installing Xamarin Studio, it always install Android related stuff which very likely exists.

                          Please allow to choose the existing path.

                          5 votes
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                          • Provide a decent Linker

                            The Xamarin linker is really a joke. It doesn't have the most basic capabilities of predicting the used members and classes. It misses all references beyond the most basics, and it doesn't have any heuristic to go beyond that. You cannot really use "Link all assemblies", unless you manually set the [Preserve] attribute either at the class-level or the member-level for all classes, and even then if you use packages or libraries you cannot preserve anything of those.
                            Xamarin should write a decent linker, because we are shipping apps that are usually 3 to 4 times bigger in size than…

                            10 votes
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                            • 53 votes
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                              • Add preview of Xamarin.Forms like any XAML.

                                It would be really useful to preview the design of the XAML without using external software or running the app.

                                7 votes
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                                • Make AutomationId a BindableProperty in Xamarin.Forms.

                                  I ran into an issue with setting AutomationId in classes derived from ViewCell (e.g. MyViewCell). All the examples use data binding for visible properties like text, but I cannot bind to AutomationId. There might be a workaround, but I think this should be supported out of the box.

                                  80 votes
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                                  • One project for all devices

                                    When creating Xamarin solution, I suggest not to add a project for each device (one for ios, another for Android…). It will be easier to have one project that contains classes for common features and classes for each device. This can be done by some naming conventions, using separate folders for each OS, or by marking each class by some attributes (like [ios], [android]… etc.). It's easy then to compile this project to have many apps, each contains only the classes that suits the device it will work on.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Add Support for creating Mac applications in Xamarin.Forms

                                      xamarin forms has support for ios, android and windows including windows desktop applications - why not complete the cross platform story and add mac desktop application support to xamarin forms?

                                      39 votes
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                                      • Change search result scrollbar marker color to more friendly yellow

                                        Now search scrollbar marker yellow is really painful and hard to see.

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                                        • XamarinStudio: Keystore management should be like Android Studio

                                          1. Allow to leverage a master password instead of entering individual password everytime
                                          2. Allow to choose where to save my keystore
                                          3. Allow to set keystore for each configuration

                                          3 votes
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