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  1. 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?

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      1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Mac Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include Sparkle framework to Xamarin, similar to Growl

      Similar to Growl, please include Sparkle as a really good and reliable framework for making automatic updates possible.
      Thanks.

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        0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Mac Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Xamarin.Mac support for Azure MobileServiceClient

          Make it easier to use Azure App services with Xamarin.Mac.

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          • breadcrumb

            It'd be awesome to have keyboard shortcuts to open the breadcrumb control, and move to previous/next method.

            I have no desire to take my hands off the keyboard; and currently I have to click the breadcrumb, or use the search-all box, which doesn't aid my memory of a given class as the search all box lists members for everything

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              0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Mac Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Not remove support for .config files

                I understand from one of the support Engineers that there is a plan to remove support for .net configuration files from the Mac platform. I would like to strongly protest this idea as config files are a core part of the functionality that most .net applications make use of. To remove this would severely impact the portability of applications between Windows and the Mac. We would have to write additional wrapper classes everywhere to support what should be very simple functionality.

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                • Portable class library support

                  Develop with Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS with Xamarin.Forms or not i make a massive use of portable class library to share code. That sharing should be available to Xamarin.Mac as well.

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                    1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Mac Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    • Xamarin.Mac able to link in Xamarin.Forms PCL delivered via Mac Build Server

                      If we are creating universal apps we would want a version for the Mac as well. It seems that the Xamarin.mac product was designed to work with an existing Objective-C infrastructure and so there is no concept of cross platform development.

                      A compromise would be to allow a Xamarin.Forms PCL only to be sent across to the build server and then rebuild the Mac application that would need to be partially developed with Xamarin Studio / Xcode.

                      Also there is a feature in XAML that allows you to vary presentation per target. So for example one could substitute a different…

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