Xamarin Platform Suggestions

How can we improve the Xamarin developer experience? Please let us know!

This forum is for Xamarin Platform suggestions.

For Xamarin Test Cloud, please go to https://testcloud.ideas.aha.io.
For Xamarin Insights, please go to https://xamarininsights.uservoice.com

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 50 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      4 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • XAML for Xamarin Forms to be consistent with WPF/UWP XAML so that we have one XAML standard

      When Xamarin started Xamarin Forms, I am sure they didn't want to confuse Xaml developers with similar syntax they use in WPF/Silverlight/UWP and started renaming controls like TextBox in WPF/Silverlight/UWP to Entry in Xamarin Forms.

      Now that Xamarin is part of Microsoft, we should stick to one standard XAML so that, we can use XAML designers like Blend or similar tools, to drag drop controls, attach behaviours and triggers visually.

      Ideally, we design UWP app, and we get iOS and Android apps with no code change.

      46 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make AutomationId a BindableProperty in Xamarin.Forms.

        I ran into an issue with setting AutomationId in classes derived from ViewCell (e.g. MyViewCell). All the examples use data binding for visible properties like text, but I cannot bind to AutomationId. There might be a workaround, but I think this should be supported out of the box.

        77 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 29 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow for untrusted certificates on iOS/Android with upcoming HTTPClient changes

            I am running the Beta channel which has the updates to HTTPClient to use the native HTTP stacks. Previously we were able to disable client certificate warnings / issues programmatically, and with the new changes to HTTPClient implementation, we will not be able to do so.

            This is VERY important to our use case, as our application talks to our hardware devices which don't have up to date or self signed certificates. We need to have secure communication, but also able to ignore the certificate warnings.

            Thanks!
            Jeremy

            33 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow to hide scroll bar in Xamarin.Forms.CarouselView

              Xamarin.Forms.CarouselView is a great new addition to Forms. However, on iOS is it undesirable to see the scrollbar at the bottom of the CarouselView.

              Can a property be added to the PCL to hide/show the scroll bar?

              15 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change Icons next to Projects to Differentiate by Project Type

                Hey All,

                Got a papercut here we've heard about that has an elegant and fairly easy solution- any chance XS can be enhanced to show different icons for different project types like Visual Studio does?

                VS visually differentiates between a pure .NET project, a shared project, an iOS xamarin project, a xamarin Android project and even PCL projects say (Portable) on the.

                See Visual Studio Differentiation:
                https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4ilHt194EWHenQwOTQ2SnlmQnktbTFkdWV5bTBtcEdEREh3/view?usp=sharing

                Without a naming convention it's difficult to navigate easily, especially when sharing with others team, etc:

                Current Xamarin Studio:
                https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4ilHt194EWHNllZck93bGRPT0VZbnhYWVBjRlB0UklCUnE0/view?usp=sharing

                It's minor but it does affect learning the layout of code, adding references…

                22 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please add Keyboard aware Editor and ScrollViews to Xamarin.Forms iOS

                  For Xamarin iOS there is the TPKeyboardAvoiding component to solve the annoying problem of the Keyboard hiding Views.

                  Unfortunately this cannot be used in Xamarin.Forms.

                  I think it does not make sense that every developer has to find their own solution for such a basic requirement.

                  16 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    1 comment  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Speech recognition (universal solution)

                    I am working on a Xamarin forms application for speech recognition.
                    I have tried using API.ai as a universal solution, but they can at this point not deliver speech recognition for the Dutch language. (because of that i need to make a Dutch speech recognition i cannot implement API.ai in my app)

                    I have tried using Android.Speech and that worked great for testing, only now i am looking for a universal API or method to implement Speech recognition in Xamarin forms.

                    Would it be possible to implement a universal speech recognition within Xamarin.Forms?
                    (could it otherwise be possible to implement…

                    3 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show the installed version of a NuGet package next to it's name in Xamarin Studio Packages Folder in the Solution Pane

                      When I have multiple projects in a solution it's hard to know if my NuGet packages are matching versions. Right now I have to right-click on a specific nuget package to view the installed version. It would be great if it just showed the version in parentheses next to each package.

                      Example:

                      Acr.UserDialogs (6.2.3)
                      Mr.Gestures (1.3.5)
                      Xamarin.Forms (2.3.2.127)

                      Thanks,

                      John

                      3 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Continue developing CocoSharp

                        CocosSharp is an amazing framework but development of it stopped over a year ago. Please dust off the code and turn it into the best game development tool out there!

                        3 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integrate Xamarin Test Recorder with Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio

                          Integrate Xamarin Test Recorder with Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio

                          3 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            1 comment  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SQL Client that implements SSL Encryption

                            Implement a version of SQL Client that implements SSL Encryption. Current version of Mono does not implement SSL encryption for connecting to databases. Either work from mono to implement SSL encryption of implement a different SQL client that implements SSL allowing for encrypted connections.

                            25 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Introduce a Nightly builds channel to Xamarin.Forms, Mono, Mono-Android,...

                              Can we intoduce a Nightly build channel along side of Stable, Beta, and Alpha? This way when a bug is fixed we can immediately test the outcome before waiting till full release? Also this might be a good intermediate step till we are able to compile all the xamarin projects on our own.

                              21 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make Xamarin like .NET Core

                                Please do development in easy Xamarin as the core .NET.
                                - Importing only packages that will be used;
                                - Runtime together;
                                - In project.json I wish I could do this:
                                {runtime:
                                [ { Android-arm64: {}}, {win10-x86}]
                                - If fossivel bring true XAML, projects done in UWP compile pro Android, iOS.
                                - A api, like .NET with Windows, Linux, Mac .. No MonoMac. Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android; One Api Like {Xamarin?}.Devices.Bluetooth
                                - NO java bindings, only to C ++, C +;
                                - Using same api UWP.
                                - And please, Visual Studio Code is amazing,I wanted to use it to develop

                                I'm waiting years…

                                12 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 8 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create a official videoview component

                                    Currently no videoview component available in Xamarin.. We always depend native code or third party library.

                                    If it implemented it will very helpful for xamarin beginners.

                                    3 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Support for creating Mac applications in Xamarin.Forms

                                      xamarin forms has support for ios, android and windows including windows desktop applications - why not complete the cross platform story and add mac desktop application support to xamarin forms?

                                      10 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Mac Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 8 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • To fix the Interface Builder

                                          The Interface Builder in Xamarin has not worked for 2 months. If you add an Image view into a custom UIView and you run the app, you will never see the app. Therefore, if you don't make a code only app, you cannot use Xamarin. I submitted a bug and has not been fixed

                                          1 vote
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 18 19
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base