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  1. Team Foundation Server integration

    I do a lot of work where I build web service clients in VS 2010 so I can run service unit tests using F5 debugging. I end up copy and pasting client files into a shared folder that is visible from my Mac but I would rather just do a check out from TFS.

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      4 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Xamarin Build / iOS Cloud Build

      So we could build our apps on the cloud. Similar to Adobe's PhoneGap Build.

      This would allow us to code for iOS from a PC, using VS, with no need for a Mac.

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      • Xamarin.Forms DatePicker with Clear Button to Allow Null Dates

        In Xamarin.Forms, when you have Two-Way Binding on a DatePicker control, if the date value comes in as null, the control will set its date to TODAY. What if I don't want to keep the date as null until a date is picked? There is a workaround to this. Please see this post: https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/20028/datepicker-possible-to-bind-to-nullable-date-value (My post is at the very end of the thread). Also, the post above mine includes a github link that has the work around code.

        BUT..what if I want to clear the date value? There is no way of doing this from the DatePicker. What if…

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        • Support for full stack trace (w/ line numbers) in .NET exception reporting

          Exception reporting services like Raygun are able to take a DSYM and an exception and generate a stack trace, but line numbers are only shown for the native iOS framework code. Its quite difficult to debug exceptions without the line numbers in our actual .NET code.

          I'll copy & paste an explanation I got from Raygun support:

          "I don't know the exact details, but I believe the issue is that you need the DSYM file (the iOS equivalent of the PDB for native .NET). It includes all the data we'd need to unwind a stack trace to actual positions. Unfortunately,…

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          • 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.

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            • Automatically get the right certificates and AppID from Apple

              The problems with getting the right certificates is often time consuming. Please help us fighting the Apple "Provisioning Hell" integrating an automatic system to check the problems and eventually create and download new certificates from the Provisioning Portal. It should be able to find the right configuration of certificates for developing, adding devices, distributing to testers, enable/disable iCloud or Push, publishing or upgrading on the app-store. Even a tool that help solving the duplicates/missing/wrong-prefix/wrong-keychain troubles of the Mac keychain would be great.

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              • 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?

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                • Enable running Xamarin.UITest on iOS device from Visual Studio

                  I would like to be able to run my Xamarin.UITest project and target an iOS device from Visual Studio.

                  Currently you can only run UITests on iOS using Xamarin Studio on the Mac. I can imagine this is needed when you run on an iOS simulator, but when you deploy to an actual device it would be nice to do that from Visual Studio. After all, it's just json commands being sent to the Calabash client on the device.

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                  • 26 votes
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                    • 20 votes
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                      • DTCoreText for the mono iOS

                        It would be nice to have DTCoreText bindings available under the https://github.com/mono/monotouch-bindings

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                        • Allow for wireless debugging of a device from Visual Studio

                          The app I am currently working on uses an iPod in a barcode scanner sled. One limitation of the scanner is it can only be used when the USB cable is disconnected. I would like to wirelessly debug the app running on the device from Visual Studio when the device is disconnected from its USB cable so I can actually test the scanner functionality just like I can from Xamarin Studio.

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                          • Support for NUI library in MonoTouch

                            Implement the binding for the NUI library for better styling of iOS apps.

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                            • 15 votes
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                              • Build IPA without codesigning

                                In a CI environment it would be helpfull if certificates and provisioning profiles dont have to be installed on the build server, but instead be included in the code repository.

                                Normally with our xcode builds we specify a location for the certificate and provisioning profile.

                                Read more here.

                                http://iphonedevwiki.net/index.php/Xcode#Developing_without_Provisioning_Profile

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                                • Make Dialogs usable and fast for real

                                  Make dialogs really usable!

                                  Right now, Dialogs is not the time saver it could be and many of the demos are little more than gimmicks and tech demos.

                                  Surfing the net reveals that as soons as people get started they all struggle with the same basic stuff like inheriting for changing fonts, or just getting the selected values. Simple stuff have us jumping through hoops to get super basic stuff done. Not ok.

                                  For starters, make it possible to:
                                  - Use a json/CSS like string/file to alter styles for ALL elements. You already have something like this in JSONElements.
                                  -…

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                                  • 13 votes
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                                    • Easy local network file load/save I/O dialog framework like MonoTouch.Dialog

                                      Browsing a folder on the local network should be made easy and integrated in MonoDevelop.
                                      Users should be able to choose to open or save a file to any folder on the WiFi local LAN just opening a dialog. Listing the files and the folders should be easy using MonoDevelop.Dialog tables.

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                                      • ListView.BackgroundColor default value should be Transparent on iOS

                                        In order to keep consistence between Android and iOS, I suggest that the default value of

                                        Xamarin.Forms ListView BackgroundColor property must have the same default value cause

                                        today on Android the default BackgroundColor for ListView is Transparent while the iOS implementatation is White.
                                        Please change one of the two implementation to have the same default color, I suggest changing iOS to be "Transparent" by default as it is on Android.

                                        Xamarin.Forms is supposed to facilitate our lifes, but a difference like this is a pain to find out why some styles you create dont apply in bolth platforms at once.

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                                        • 10 votes
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