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  1. Remoted iOS Simulator Copy&Paste + Arrow keys cursor movement.

    Please, add next features to the Remoted iOS Simulator:
    - syncronize windows and osx clipboard to allow Copy&Paste actions in the Remoted iOS Simulator window, probably using the native iOS dialog (https://bdfss.blob.core.windows.net/shots/2017-12-07_00-51-08-7506bac1-bbd2-4bb3-9f81-ad9f9d15874b.png),
    - allow cursor navigation in text fields using keyboard arrow keys.
    Both these features are work in the default OSx iOS Simulator. Thank you!

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    • Add support to build Mac OS binaries from windows

      Currently we need to log-in to a real Mac, update or SVN workspace and then fire a build using Xamarin.

      It would be very convenient and safe a lot of time to be able to build from a PC using a Mac Agent. It would also make build automation much easier since we can build the target nuget package immediately after msbuild.

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      • Make Desginers better

        I am a c# developer and I want to use Xamarin, but the designer is making me and everybody frustrated. For Android for isstance, I cannot see XML and Designer side by side. Zooming in both iOS and Android designers is a real pain. Mouse wheel should be used for zooming as standard not by clicking. Believe me these details are so simple but extremely important. These details let developer skip away from C# to Android and Swift, just because of these small things.

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        • Allow installing older versions of Xamarin in Visual Studio 2017

          This is needed in case of buggy Xamarin releases that happen quite often, sadly. There's no way to go back and install the previous version without downgrading entire VS2017. The way it was in VS2015 was really convenient.

          63 votes
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          • iOS usb remoting

            Last year on Xamarin Evolve you presented iOS usb remoting - https://blog.xamarin.com/live-from-evolve-new-xamarin-previews/

            Since then nothing changed, we still not have an access to this feature but we really need one!

            107 votes
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            • When I create Xamarin.Form project, please show an option "Portable Class Library" in the section "Code Sharing Strategy".

              In any kinds of project, it is still used "Portable Class Library", especially in updating or upgrading the old project.
              So, in the new version of xamarin.form, the section "Code Sharing Strategy" is still the option about "Portable Class Library".

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              • iOS remote simulator on Android device plugged into Windows machine

                I don't know if there are any possibilities to make this happen.

                Currently we can display the iOS simulator screen on Windows machine. But what if we can try our iOS apps on a device that feels more like the actual iPhone. With touch screen and gestures.

                Maybe through streaming the screen to Android device. And streaming back the inputs from the device. I don't know how the current Remote Simulator works.

                It's only an idea.

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                • 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.

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                  • Include Xamarin IoT application template in Visual Studio

                    Currently I saw Xamarin IoT Application only for Xamarin for Mac,
                    please include it in Windows also.

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                    • Analyze dependencies for possible incompatibilities (e.g. 32 bit binaries)

                      In iOS 11 32 bit apps are not supported anymore. Yet there are still some NuGet packages that contain 32 bit binaries.

                      A tool that automatically scans all dependencies for incompatible binaries would save developers a lot of time debugging a Xamarin app that needs to work with iOS 11.

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                      • Adding shortcut for zoomin and out in AXML files

                        It's a tiny thing but it would be nice if we can zoom in or out using ctrl+wheel or alt+wheel when designing AXML files

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                        • .NET Core Base Xamarin

                          Title is Clear.

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                            • WatchOS or WatchKit for Xamarin.Forms

                              I would like to suggest to had WatchOS or WatchKit Development for Xamarin.Forms.

                              Thank you.

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                              • Add preview of Xamarin.Forms like any XAML.

                                It would be really useful to preview the design of the XAML without using external software or running the app.

                                63 votes
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                                • Create Xamarin.Webasm as another supported platform

                                  enable C# users already using Xamarin for platform independent development to re-use their code in browser applications. Write a C# (or better a IL) to Webasm compiler. Create a minimal set of .NET Framework functionality. Enable Portable DLLs to be directly compiled to WebAsm. Port parts of Xamarin.Forms to create HTML-DOM-based User Interfaces.

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                                  • Create an interface in Visual Studio which represents the view, code behind, view model, and navigation.

                                    I'm constantly flipping between views, code behind, and the view models. I wish it was easier to maneuver in Visual Studio. In the way the code behind is a sub object of the view, a new object should encompass both the view and view model. Putting view models in a separate folder makes code navi difficult IMO. Similarly, there should be a visual studio tool that lets you drag and drop the object which ecompasses the view, code behind, and view model into any appropriate navigation schemes.

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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • QA

                                        is it possible that i create a new project and when I click the run button it works like any decent compiler

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                                        • to get Device identity and device property

                                          When our application published already, some time we need to know user running it on what platform for example what brand, memory size, processor type, etc to get track on device specific issue.

                                          Also if we have a generic class to access device property will be really helpful to simplify our code. For example Device.ScreenSize, Device.Camera.IsFlashAvailable, Device.IsGPSEnabled etc.

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