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

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    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

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    • calderbusinessvaluation

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      • Fix Intune SDK API for Xamarin Forms so it works on iOS

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        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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          0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  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)

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

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            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.

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            • 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

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                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…

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                • Add multiplatform Xamarin plugin support for Visual Studio for Mac

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                  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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                  • 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.

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                    • Implement elementary controls in Xamarin.Forms

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                      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…

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                        • ladderSafetyCompany

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                          • 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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                              • Nice Post

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                                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  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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                                    • 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

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                                      • 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.

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