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Announcement: In the beginning of October, we will move ideas to the Visual Studio Developer Community where users already report and track their issues. We’ll track them using a brand new suggestion experience which will preserve the current number of votes and supporters as tags . These numbers will continue to be used in understanding the community impact of the ideas. The move is aimed at providing a single platform for all your feedback and improve your engagement with Visual Studio product teams. After the move, this UserVoice site will become read only and new suggestions can be added on Developer Community.

We’d like your suggestions and ideas to help us continuously improve future releases of the Xamarin Platform, so we’ve partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to collect your feedback. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

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  1. 93 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Xamarin.SailFish

      Implement the compiler for SailFish OS, similarly as you have for iOS and Android.

      SailFish the only mobile operating system included in the software registry of the Russian Federation (http://omprussia.ru/security.html)

      21 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.

        169 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Focus on stability of the classic platforms

          Look at this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/androiddev/comments/8dfdzx/is_xamarin_still_that_bad/.

          Xamarin is already one of the top dreaded technologies according to the Stack Overflow Developer survey: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018/#most-loved-dreaded-and-wanted.

          A friend here on my university told me, after working on a Xamarin.Forms project for over a year, that no matter what I would do, I should stay away from Xamarin.Forms.

          Once I tried to download and run the Xamarin.Forms sample (which used to gift C# t-shirts) and I wasn't able to even do that, even though I kept trying for several hours! Now I understand why you gave a t-shirt for people who managed to…

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

            112 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Xamarin.Forms Button.Padding

              In some platforms (e.g. Android), the Button has a default Padding that is irremovable without a custom renderer.
              Please add a Padding property to the Button view (or preferably to View itself), so that we're able to customize the Padding manually.

              22 votes
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              • Implement elementary controls in Xamarin.Forms

                Xamarin.Forms is missing some basic controls and functionality.

                Here are some:
                - ItemsControl (like WPF)
                - Horizontal ListView
                - CheckBox
                - RadioButton
                - AutoCompleteView

                I don't want to go any further, and only want to cover the very basic ones.
                XF's (IMHO unjustified) agenda is to implement only controls that are natively implemented in all 3 platforms (UWP, Android, iOS).
                These elementary controls should be implemented constructed to as natively as possible, but HAS to be there.
                Xamarin must make exceptions to this crazy agenda.

                57 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a Xamarin forms multi-page subclass for android containing an application titlebar above the tabstrip

                    Modern Android apps all have a main application titlebar that remains visible (does not swipe away when navigating between pages).
                    Xamarin forms needs a way to support that. Maybe properties on the TabbedPage, NavigationPage, and Multi-Page? The current supported navigation is iOS styled.

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                    • Provide a Mono.database.sqlite library for Xamarin Forms. There should be out of the box support for SQLite in Xamarin Forms

                      Provide a Mono.database.sqlite library for Xamarin Forms out of the box.
                      There should be a Mono.database.sqlite wrapper library from Microsoft that makes it possible for Microsoft.Standard based Xamarin Forms library projects to access to Sqlite.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Nice Post

                        Nice Post Thanks For Sharing!
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                          0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Best custom clothing manufacturers

                          Zega Apparel offers leading services including custom clothing manufacturers USA along with cut & sew clothing services to private labels across the globe.
                          https://zegaapparel.com/

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                            0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Automatically restart ADB service when it's not running during build

                            During a Xamarin Forms/Xamarin Android build, occasionally Visual Studio fails to deploy the app to the device, with an error 'Adb is not running'.

                            It would be great if Visual Studio can detect the error and automatically restart the ADB service during the build. Right now, it can be restarted manually using the Tools > Android > Restart Adb Server command in Visual Studio

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide built-in scroll for Editor (multi-line)

                                There is no property of Editor that makes the scroll available. Every developer has to come up with its own implementation to scroll vertically which is wrong. This should be native to contrpl and be available out of the box.

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                                • Add RTL support

                                  By using default font the Farsi words is just the symbols and cannot be read.

                                  https://pasteboard.co/H28hYOw.png

                                  but after the font change to something like Segoei the words can be read and theres no problem in the visual.

                                  https://pasteboard.co/H28i9ts.png

                                  but there is a problem on selecting the text and moving cursor around the text. I cannot provide screen shot about that because its something you might check by your self.

                                  39 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please support more local language such as Vietnamese

                                    Please support more local language such as Vietnamese

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                                    • Designer for Xamarin Forms required urgently at it will cut the development time for Mobile apps

                                      Designer for Xamarin Forms required urgently at it will cut the development time for Mobile apps

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                                      • Xamarin.Forms Firebase Analytics and Crashlytics

                                        Please bring a Xamarin.Forms package for Firebase Analytics and Crashlytics in addition to the existing platform specific packages.

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