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  1. Make android build and deploy faster

    Developing for Android with Xamarin is dreadfully slow if you have a reasonably sized project. Currently one of my projects takes over a minute to build and deploy. This is not workable anymore because it takes me out of my flow.

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      0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • reduce the size of the IDE

              reduce the size of the IDE

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              • Add an Underline flag to FontAttributes

                In Xamarin Forms add a Underline flag to the FontAttributes enum. This would be accessible and used for the FontAttributes property of Labels, and Spans (for FormattedString).

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                • update Xamarin.Forms NuGet to Xamarin.Android.Support >= 25.3.1 (latest)

                  Please update the Xamarin.Forms NuGet packages to use the most recent Xamarin.Android.Support libraries. Currently, using any recent versions of the Google Play Services wrapper or Firebase Cloud Messaging as cross-platform push notification solution is impossible because of the version mismatch.

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                  • Xamarin.Forms.Native

                    Once you are a Xamarin.Forms developer it is hard to go Xamarin.Native as you have to understand how the architecture works of each platform, what is the best practices, the names of the components and so on...

                    I was thinking that day and wondering how nice it could be if we can write android or/and ios apps natively using our knowledge of Xaml and MVVM and having access to all components that is offered by these platforms including all the properties.
                    So this is my idea , Xamarin.Forms.Native ... or a better name :tongue: .

                    More details can be found…

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                    • xamarin marketplace

                      xamarin marketplace to find all the best community-made resources we need to jumpstart our app development so that we can be able to selll our themes and component

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                      • .NET Core Base Xamarin

                        Title is Clear.

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                          • Rotate Gesture

                            Add rotate gesture

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                            • Add Geolocation (current position and watch position)

                              While the map component can geocode and reverse geocode, and one can "show position" (at least on iOS), even a web browser can get its current position. This is a basic feature that is available on all the platforms and should be readily available in XF.

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                              • New warning on compilation for X version of API that doesn't have the code on runtime and disable component on each version affected.

                                Warn on compilation when X versión of API doesn't have the code to be executed on runtime for Android. Disable the component with a message to user, message can be like "Don't available on your Android version". All of this automated.

                                Resume of work:

                                1. On compilation warn all affected versions of API of each piece of code that will has the problema.
                                2. Automate the component to be disabled for those API versions, and show message like "Don't available on your Android version"

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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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                                  • unified approach to multi-platform development

                                    I think it would be great for developers if Xamarin adds a unified approach to multi-platform development, that is. "Write once and compile for various platforms without any code change", approach that Embarcadeiro follows, unfortunate to Embarcadeiro is sinning in several aspects; Such as the use of outdated language like Objective Pascal (Delphi) and C ++, not to mention that Embarcadeiro does not have a good IDE and does not have an XML-based language for defining the graphical interface. If Embarcadero places a language such as C # or Java in the Pipeline and an XML-based language for defining the…

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                                    • Please. Visual editor for XAML like to CorelDraw

                                      Please. Visual editor for XAML like to CorelDraw

                                      This is something that has been asking for a long time, please, it's past the time XAML has a complete visual editor, a decent Designer along with an interactive node based editor for animation, events and custom controls creation and realtime test and prototype

                                      No doubt "Blend" was an excellent effort, but unfortunately "Blend" is not compatible with Xamarin.Forms, it would be great if you had a CorelDraw or Adobe XD like editor to the point where you can create custom controls and styles graphically, Of beautiful animations, that is to create…

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                                      • Allow ListView group/section header height size to fit content on iOS.

                                        In Xamarin.iOS cell height now supports auto-sizing to fit the content; but the group/section header still does not.

                                        This can now be done in iOS using the sectionHeaderHeight and estimatedSectionHeaderHeight properties of the underlying table view.

                                        Please add support for this.
                                        ListViews on Android auto-size the section header correctly.

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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.

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