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  1. Implement IsEnabled for ToolbarItem

    I want to enable and disable toolbar items within Xamarin.Forms. There seems to be an option, but hasn't been implemented yet. See here: https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/37417/is-it-possible-to-disable-navigation-toolbar-items-in-xamarin-forms

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    • Test Recorder

      Final Release of Xamarin Test Recorder

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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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        • Keep the CarouselPage. This page is the best option at the moment for displaying content pages (that are not images) that you can swipe.

          Please keep the CarouselPage. This page is the best option at the moment for displaying content pages (that are not images) that you can swipe side to side. I have researched the other pages and the "at one time recommended" replacement - none of them give all of the features that the CarouselPage gives. This is good for lengthy pages with lots of labels, editors, entries etc..... You can split them up into "sections" with each "section" being a content page that you can swipe to get to.

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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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            • Show error message "image@test.png is not the correct format" if not a-z and 0-9

              if android resource contains anything that is not a-z and 0-9 show error message that explains that there is an issue with the resources and not The file "obj\Debug\android\bin\packaged_resources" does not exist.

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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!

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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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                  • 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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                      • Xamarin.Mac support for Azure MobileServiceClient

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

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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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                            • document outline to also work when in axml code-view

                              the document outline currently only works when you are in design view of the axml document.

                              please also make it work in code, view so we can quickly navigate, find and edit

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                              • 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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                                • ListView easy custom styling for selected item

                                  Currently it is real pain in the ass to add custom styling for selected item in Xamarin Forms ListView. Please make it easily customizable as ItemTemplate.

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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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                                      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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                                      • Describe components in Visual Studio installation

                                        The first impression of Xamarin in the Visual Studio 2017 installer isn't very favorable. On the Individual Components section of the installer, unlike all the other components, which have meaningful descriptions, the Xamarin and Xamarin Workbooks components have just the description, "Tools for Xamarin". Well, duh!

                                        Really, it is that hard to write a simple description so that one knows whether to install the workbooks component? You didn't do much "unboxing" testing, did you? :-)

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                                        • option to strip embedded debug information

                                          The new dotnet tooling support Portable PDB files. The recommended solution from issues like https://xamarin.uservoice.com/forums/144858-xamarin-platform-suggestions/suggestions/6735876-better-debug-experience-with-support-for-symbol-se is to embed the Portable PDB information with source link enabled. See my article blog post here:
                                          http://blog.ctaggart.com/2017/03/enable-source-link-support-announcing.html

                                          The SourceLink project here:
                                          https://github.com/ctaggart/SourceLink

                                          Concern about file size for mobile targets was brought up here:
                                          https://github.com/aspnet/Universe/issues/131#issuecomment-284317806

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