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  1. Make Xamarin Profiler available for Professional subscription

    As an individual developer I have a Professional subscription. I build apps for myself as well as for other companies. In order to build good apps I need to profile my apps every now and then. Unfortunately this is not possible anymore because of the changed licenses. I had a Xamarin business license before which suited my needs perfectly. But the professional VS license is now insufficient to do my work because the Xamarin Profiler is missing. The Enterprise license is simply to expensive.

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    • .plist text editor

      It would be really cool to be able to edit Info.plist file as plain text file VS for Mac without using property inspector. Now we have to open it in another editor if we need to manipulate its content as plain text.

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      • A single desktop applications that run on any platform

        A single desktop applications that run on any platform such as Linux,mac,and window like java

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        • Support Right to Left Languages

          even with the option HorizontalOptions="End" it's not enough, not all controls support it.
          for example MasterDetailPage i can't make the side menu appear from the right

          to make everything work i have to custom render

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          • Different icons in intellisense for extension methods

            When we import namespaces with lots of extension methods (Reactive, Linq) it would be very useful to distinguish them from class methods - to understand object interface(Api) more cleanly

            It is simple to do - just add new icon color for intellisense ext method

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            • Update to current urho3d release version

              The current Urho3d support seems to end at 1.3, is there a possibility this could continue to be updated to follow along with the Urho3d release stream v1.6?

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              • Xamarin only license

                Since microsoft took over Xamarin, licensing has been a major issue: VS Professional is insuffissient, VS Enterprise is overkill. I would like to have the Xamarin Business license back the way it was fully featured without me having to pay thousands extra for stuff that I don't need

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                • c

                  in visual Studio 2017 installer , when we choose .NET mobile development ,it says with visual basic /C# ,But Why only in C# templates we can find such template, and in VB.NET not ?

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                  • Why not support VB?

                    There are so many Xamarin -VB lovers. Why can't make little effort to service so many lovers?

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                    • Default file association in xamarin studio

                      Change your Default file association for XS for each file.type
                      I would be nice to change your file association for all file types in Xamarin studio. It would be must faster and more productive if a user can selected there own program to edit your file. Instead of opening the file by using a right click and then open. And make the default file association changeable so i can always reselected my program.

                      Maybe make a option for a popup

                      I.e I love to open a my xib file directly in xcode instead of IOS Designer.

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                      • filter test

                        Add filtering to the test pad so we can run certain tests

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                        • Support for MacBook pro touch bar in Xamarin studio

                          Would be very neat to have contextual actions right from the touch bar - e.g. quick fix, find references, etc.

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                          • Updating Resources Progress Bar

                            I have more than once been caught waiting (a long time) for the "Updating Resources" notification to clear. How about a progress bar to show, duh, PROGRESS on this, and enable us to guesstimate how long the whole process is going to take.

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                            • Store proxy credentials in Xamarin Studio settings

                              Store proxy credentials in Xamarin Studio settings

                              When Xamarin Studio detects you're routing through a proxy, you currently have to re-enter credentials during every prompt.

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                              • Add ability to submit Xamarin Studio feedback from directly within Xamarin Studio

                                Add ability to submit Xamarin Studio feedback from directly within Xamarin Studio.

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                                • 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…

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                                  • Develop & deploy asp.net projects in Xamarin Studio on Mac

                                    Develop & deploy asp.net projects in Xamarin Studio on Mac, so we can make iOS, Android or Windows Phone projects AND their backends all in the same IDE (maybe also same solution) on Mac. EF support, Publish to web support, etc.

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                                    • 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

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                                      • Integrate Xamarin Test Recorder with Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio

                                        Integrate Xamarin Test Recorder with Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio

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                                        • 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

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