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  1. 49 votes
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    • 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.

      110 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.

        17 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.

          39 votes
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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 →
            • 7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  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…

                9 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create binding for popular Android libraries

                  Hi,

                  There is huge amount of Android libraries out there (most of them are open source), as Xamarin developer, I like to use them in my apps, like Java developers, but create binding for them is impossible (at least for me), so create binding for most popular libraries, or make create binding easier for guys like me (I don't familiar with Java)

                  Thanks.

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

                    51 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add build configuration transform plist files

                      I would like to see info.plist.Debug which would sit nested under the info.plist file and contain XDT transformations to apply. This would effectively be the same as app/web.config.Debug. Note that the .Debug suffix can be any build configuration. You should be able to right-click the info.plist and select ‘Add build configuration transform’ or similar. I would guess that 9 out of 10 developers probably only want to change the bundle identifier.

                      4 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Resource Builder and good UI Editor

                        Please create android resource file editor such as anim, drawable, etc and please if you people had difficulty implementing xaml into android and ios return to plain xml with complete syntax completion is what i am and probably many more asking.

                        thanks

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                            5 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            17 votes
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                            • dotnet cli support

                              Here's what I want to be able to do from Terminal (ie, sans Visual Studio)

                              $ dotnet new xamarin-forms (or xamarin-ios/xamarin-android)
                              $ cd MyProject.iOS
                              $ dotnet run simulator (or device)
                              // or
                              $ dotnet watch run simulator (or device)

                              $ cd ..
                              $ cd MyProject.Core
                              $ cd Pages
                              $ dotnet add Page FirstPage (creates FirstPage.xaml/xaml.cs
                              $ cd ViewModels
                              $ dotnet add ViewModel ViewModels/FirstPageViewModel.cs
                              $ cd ..
                              $ dotnet add Page Xam.Auth -- version 2.x.x
                              $ dotnet restore

                              // and so on

                              9 votes
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                              • Arabic Justify for HorizontalTextAlignment

                                Please add Justify to HorizontalTextAlignment as it is must for Arabic language alignment.

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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • 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!

                                    21 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Platform specific controls in Xamarin Forms

                                      add platform specific controls in xamarin forms like:
                                      <view>
                                      <if Windows> <Win:TextBox/> </if Windows>
                                      <if Android> <Android:EditText/> </if Android>
                                      </view>

                                      at build time the compiler will remove all except the platform specific control that you are building to

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                                      • Treat images as vector during runtime ("Preserve Vector Data" and "Scales" properties)

                                        Add the Xcode 9 (PDF) support to treat images as vector during runtime. The "Preserve Vector Data" and "Scales" properties are not supported/exposed at the moment.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for mouse and mouse wheel

                                          The lack of support for mouse interaction on desktop platforms is limiting. I would like to see (a) support for mouse wheel (bind to a gesture maybe? in some cases it's scroll, some it's zoom) (b) mouse pointer shapes.

                                          Aside from pure desktops like macOS this could be relevant on platforms that try to span both (e.g. Windows and iOS on an iPad pro).

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