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  1. 24 votes
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    • Support the forums app Tapatalk

      It would be great to have the forum Xamarin support Tapatalk and very easy to access the mobile forum.

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      • Improve University subscriptions by adding more technical content, focus less on remedial C#

        So much of the University subscription is devoted to remedial C# topics and basics.

        Additional advanced features should be focused on...

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        • Rundown of .NET APIs supported

          In the official .NET developer documentation on msdn, you see instantly what is supported where (which .NET API, Silverlight - back in the olden days, it also mentioned what was supported in the .net CF).
          Seeing which APIs, methods, properties are supported would help prevent going down a wrong path and lots of head scratching.

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          • Switch control in Xamarin.Forms should have Command property

            To get cleaner code Switch control should have Command property. This will give us possibility move source from code-behind to viewmodel. Correct me if there is better solution for this problem.

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            • enhance the documentation on binding projects.

              Currently the recipe on Binding projects introduces a very specific case, but does not go into a generalization of how one might mitigate errors they are seeing.

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              • Each Project needs to be able to be associated with a different Developer profile

                This is a Xamarin Studio suggestion:
                If each project could be associated with a different Developer profile it would help those of us who are contractors manage the plethora of profiles we have to keep track of for each client. The global Developer profile setting is of little use to us.

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                • Improve Introduction to Web Services ServiceStack client example code

                  Hi Team!

                  On the "Introduction to Web Services" documentation page, there is an example of using the ServiceStack JsonServiceClient (which is awesome), but the code snippet provided is not correct. Could this be updated to something that reflects the ServiceStack Wiki?

                  Current snippet is:
                  client.GetAsync<CustomersResponse>("",
                  (response) => {
                  foreach(var c in response.Customers) {
                  Console.WriteLine(c.CompanyName);
                  }
                  },
                  (response, ex) => {
                  Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
                  });

                  Could be updated to:

                  client.GetAsync<CustomersResponse>("/customers")
                  .Success(response => {
                  foreach (var c in response.Customers)
                  {
                  Console.WriteLine(c.CompanyName);
                  }
                  })
                  .Error(exception =>
                  {
                  Console.WriteLine(exception.Message);
                  });

                  Wiki source here -> https://github.com/ServiceStack/ServiceStack/wiki/C%23-client#using-the-new-api

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                  • to keep the dev guides/tutorials up to date with the latest version of xamarin

                    Online documentation and guides should be kept up to date with the latest UI.

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                    • Preview within Xamarin Studio for readme's written using Github-flavored markdown (readme.md)

                      When dealing with Github-flavored markdown readme's, being able to preview within Xamarin Studio before pushing would be immensely useful.

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                      • Add a documentation page that succinctly but precisely defines various kinds of Xamarin Platform releases

                        Each Xamarin Platform release has a "reason for release" and a "publication channel." It could be helpful to document the criteria that define each pairing of these two dimensions.

                        The page could be expanded bit-by-bit. The first version of this page could just discuss the "Feature release + Stable" pairs. I think those are the ones that the largest number of users would be interested in.

                        - Feature release for new Xamarin features + Stable
                        - Feature release for compatibility with new versions iOS and Android + Stable

                        Other pairs could then be added to the page gradually over time.

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                        • Please timestamp release notes in Xamarin Studio and on the web

                          Neither the release notes on the web, and the release list in Xamarin Studio are date/time stamped.

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                          • Update Documention

                            Can you put some more tutorials regarding the view and xaml part because i cannot find more things related to xaml.

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                            • Navigate to definition

                              decompile dlls and show cs code and il code of decompiled file(for it you can use open-source program ILSpy) and navigte to definition of class or function or property for every language (i.e css, javascrip, html, c#, etc.) in ctrl+mouseClick even if it is on decompiled code.

                              and to have references to all usages of function or class which will visible on defenition and you can navigate from that point to that usage.

                              And it is important to have color picker, which can pick color even from your desctop, and to have small squares before every color with white border,…

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