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  1. calderbusinessvaluation

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    7 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Create a .Net Standard Storage plugin for Xamarin.Forms

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351897/create-a-net-standard-storage-plugin-for-xamarinfo.html
    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…

    112 votes
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  3. ladderSafetyCompany

    The Ladder Safety Company offers an array of fall protection products. Our products focus on your projects that require ladders and scaffolding as well as fall protection once you reach the roof top.

    http://laddersafetycompany.com/

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  4. Make Xamarin Profiler available for Professional subscription

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351884/make-xamarin-profiler-available-for-professional-s.html
    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…

    305 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Allow installing older versions of Xamarin in Visual Studio 2017

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351889/allow-installing-older-versions-of-xamarin-in-visu.html
    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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  7. Blend for Xamarin

    Visual Studio integration is a great way to improve cross-platform development productivity using one of the best IDE.

    The goal is to imitate the tools (and their usage) on current Windows development (WPF / Windows 8 / Windows Phone).

    We have 2 independant tools working together to provide the best productivity management ever : Visual Studio and Blend for the design.

    What about Blend Integration with Xamarin ?

    915 votes
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  8. Application Output Filtering

    Like Android Logcat Filtering.

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  9. Xamarin.Forms Xaml Design tool equal to Blend for UWP (VSM, Adaptive triggers,Assets)

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351900/xamarinforms-xaml-design-tool-equal-to-blend-for-u.html
    Xamarin.Forms Xaml Design tool equal to Blend for UWP (VSM, Adaptive triggers,Asset

    See discussion at: https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/97303/where-are-the-xaml-designer-tools

    101 votes
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  10. Fix Intune SDK API for Xamarin Forms so it works on iOS

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351902/fix-intune-sdk-api-for-xamarin-forms-so-it-works-o.html
    Recommended Xamarin Intune SDK API (RegisterAndEnrollAccount(UPN)) doesn't work on iOS as prescribed in online guide (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/app-sdk-xamarin); creates friction by necessitating use of work-around API with limited functionality. The Intune SDK API for Xamarin Forms should work on iOS.

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  11. 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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  12. Xamarin Profiler's huge paywall propagates low quality Xamarin Applications

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351896/xamarin-profilers-huge-paywall-propagates-low-qual.html
    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.

    172 votes
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  13. 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…

    21 votes
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  14. Add multiplatform Xamarin plugin support for Visual Studio for Mac

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351904/add-multiplatform-xamarin-plugin-support-for-visua.html
    Visual Studio for Mac breaks a specific project template for developing multi-platform Xamarin plugins. Code in the repo compiles fine on Windows, but not on a Mac. The same multiplatform Xamarin plugins that work in Windows should work on Mac.

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  15. 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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  16. Implement elementary controls in Xamarin.Forms

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351898/implement-elementary-controls-in-xamarinforms.html
    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…

    58 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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