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  1. 87 votes
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    • 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)

      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.

        157 votes
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          2 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.

          25 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.

            111 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              49 votes
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                1 comment  ·  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…

                14 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  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 →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  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.

                              27 votes
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                              • 1 vote
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 1 vote
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                                    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  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

                                    14 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      2 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Xamarin.Forms Editor placeholder

                                        Hi, this idea would be good for xamarin.forms.
                                        There is still no placeholder functionality for Editor in XF, and I can tell you that many would love it.

                                        Cheers!
                                        Max

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                                          0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Use smoothScrollTo() on Android with ScrollToAsync

                                          When calling ScrollView's ScrollToAsync with animated = true the implementation on Android uses custom code to create an animation of 1 second (independent of the distance to scroll). For short distances this is to long.

                                          A better result can be accomplished using Androids build in smoothScrollTo method.

                                          3 votes
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