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  1. Create a .Net Standard Storage plugin for Xamarin.Forms

    There is no active .Net Standard Storage plugin for Xamarin.Forms

    # Steps to reproduce
    I can not find a .NetStandard Storage plugin actively maintained by Xamarin company.

    # Actual behavior
    This plugin : https://github.com/dsplaisted/PCLStorage
    > Is only compatible with PCL project
    > Is discontinued : https://github.com/dsplaisted/PCLStorage/issues/66

    This plugin : https://github.com/PCLExt/PCLExt.FileStorage
    > Is not maintained by Xamarin company
    > Is not mature at this time

    # Demand
    Can you please provide a .NetStandard plugin for Xamarin.Forms file storage ?

    Thank you and have a nice day.

    49 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remoted iOS Simulator Copy&Paste + Arrow keys cursor movement.

        Please, add next features to the Remoted iOS Simulator:
        - syncronize windows and osx clipboard to allow Copy&Paste actions in the Remoted iOS Simulator window, probably using the native iOS dialog (https://bdfss.blob.core.windows.net/shots/2017-12-07_00-51-08-7506bac1-bbd2-4bb3-9f81-ad9f9d15874b.png),
        - allow cursor navigation in text fields using keyboard arrow keys.
        Both these features are work in the default OSx iOS Simulator. Thank you!

        18 votes
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        • Xamarin Profiler's huge paywall propagates low quality Xamarin Applications

          The Xamarin Profiler tool needs to be more readily available to ALL Xamarin developers, not just Enterprise license holders (which is prohibitively expensive for individuals or small companies). The withholding of such a great tool to only the most expensive licenses will surely propagate low quality, un-optimized applications into the market which could severely affect the Xamarin platform adoption rate for developers. Xamarin Profiler needs to be a free tool ( such as Xcode and Android Studio's profiler tools) or significantly more affordable.

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          • Support Xamarin.Forms development on Linux

            Now that Xamarin.Forms is open source I would love to see the development of it supported on Linux. IntelliJ Rider goes some way to helping achieve that but we still need xaml rendering support and the ability to install the Xamarin SDK on Linux (if this is already possible please let me know how!). I love Linux and it seems to me that there's quite a group moving away from Windows and OS X towards Linux.

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            • Add XIB support for generics

              UIViewControllers defined in code support generic type parameters. This feature is useful in an MVVM pattern when a given XIB can use different view model sources.

              There is, however, no way to do this in a XIB defined view controller. Therefore, a XIB defined view controller cannot use generics for custom view controllers.

              Note that if the .designer.cs file is manually edited to add a generic template, it works. The .designer.cs file is, however, overwritten regularly when opening XIB files, requiring that we modify the designer.cs file again.

              13 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make android build and deploy faster

                Developing for Android with Xamarin is dreadfully slow if you have a reasonably sized project. Currently one of my projects takes over a minute to build and deploy. This is not workable anymore because it takes me out of my flow.

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                • Add support to build Mac OS binaries from windows

                  Currently we need to log-in to a real Mac, update or SVN workspace and then fire a build using Xamarin.

                  It would be very convenient and safe a lot of time to be able to build from a PC using a Mac Agent. It would also make build automation much easier since we can build the target nuget package immediately after msbuild.

                  125 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Reg.: Hyper-V / HAXM: Why not make it possible to debug/run Android apps in emulators running on a mac (like the builds for iOS) ?

                    If you make Cross-Platform apps for Windows, iOS and Android you constantly have the problem w. Windows Phone simulators using Hyper-V and Android simulators using HAXM.

                    Why not make it possible to use the same method for Android as for iOS and run/debug Android apps on simulators running on HAXM on macOS ?

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                    • Make Xamarin Profiler available for Professional subscription

                      As an individual developer I have a Professional subscription. I build apps for myself as well as for other companies. In order to build good apps I need to profile my apps every now and then. Unfortunately this is not possible anymore because of the changed licenses. I had a Xamarin business license before which suited my needs perfectly. But the professional VS license is now insufficient to do my work because the Xamarin Profiler is missing. The Enterprise license is simply to expensive.

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                      • update Android designer and refactoring

                        Add support for designer to watch changes as soon as we type them in editor like split view. Also add support for refactoring, and provide suggestions like Android Studio does for creating resources like string or colors resources right from layout file. Also support refactoring as soon we type a resource name then it should display matching values like visual studio intellisense works in code editor. Make it better to develop android apps like android studio provides functionality.

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                        • update Xamarin.Forms NuGet to Xamarin.Android.Support >= 25.3.1 (latest)

                          Please update the Xamarin.Forms NuGet packages to use the most recent Xamarin.Android.Support libraries. Currently, using any recent versions of the Google Play Services wrapper or Firebase Cloud Messaging as cross-platform push notification solution is impossible because of the version mismatch.

                          41 votes
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                          • Make Desginers better

                            I am a c# developer and I want to use Xamarin, but the designer is making me and everybody frustrated. For Android for isstance, I cannot see XML and Designer side by side. Zooming in both iOS and Android designers is a real pain. Mouse wheel should be used for zooming as standard not by clicking. Believe me these details are so simple but extremely important. These details let developer skip away from C# to Android and Swift, just because of these small things.

                            8 votes
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                            • Allow installing older versions of Xamarin in Visual Studio 2017

                              This is needed in case of buggy Xamarin releases that happen quite often, sadly. There's no way to go back and install the previous version without downgrading entire VS2017. The way it was in VS2015 was really convenient.

                              63 votes
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                              • iOS usb remoting

                                Last year on Xamarin Evolve you presented iOS usb remoting - https://blog.xamarin.com/live-from-evolve-new-xamarin-previews/

                                Since then nothing changed, we still not have an access to this feature but we really need one!

                                107 votes
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                                • Support Right to Left Languages

                                  even with the option HorizontalOptions="End" it's not enough, not all controls support it.
                                  for example MasterDetailPage i can't make the side menu appear from the right

                                  to make everything work i have to custom render

                                  21 votes
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                                  • A single desktop applications that run on any platform

                                    A single desktop applications that run on any platform such as Linux,mac,and window like java

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                                    • When I create Xamarin.Form project, please show an option "Portable Class Library" in the section "Code Sharing Strategy".

                                      In any kinds of project, it is still used "Portable Class Library", especially in updating or upgrading the old project.
                                      So, in the new version of xamarin.form, the section "Code Sharing Strategy" is still the option about "Portable Class Library".

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                                        • Provide a ready (Please wait) LoadingPanel

                                          Please provide a ready LoadingPanel for users to show Please wait panel without a lot of coding..

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