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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Use XAML for native iOS and Android UI

                          I would like for XAML to be used for native UI in pure Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android projects.

                          For example, let me describe an iOS View Controller a la

                          <UIView ...>
                          <UILabel ...>
                          </UIView>

                          Then we could use the same XAML/MVVM/Binding and PRIMS style navigation on Forms, iOS and Android.

                          One might even envision:
                          - To replace some Forms renderers with iOS/Droid XAML user controls
                          - To have a common XAML designer for all platforms.

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                          • Sliverlight migration toolkit

                            Create a process and a toolkit to migrate a Silverlight app with RIA services to Xamarin and ASP.NET.

                            Anything not available in Xamarin needs to be added so no features from Silverlight is left out.

                            Especially important is the very close strongly typed client/server interaction provided by RIA Services.

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                            • Xamarin.Forms Bindings should support dynamic objects

                              Like in WPF's Bindings, it would be great if it was possible to use dynamic runtime objects as Source for a Binding.

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                              • Allow run configurations that run the same project on multiple devices

                                When working on Android there are a huge range of devices available. It would be good to be able to run an app on multiple devices at once to help check the UI for different sizes, rather than having to deploy and run to multiple devices independently. I guess this would be Android only as iOS doesn't support multiple instances of instruments running at the same time.

                                It can be done for running on one iOS and one Android, which is great for Forms apps, but it would be nice to run on multiple Android devices at the same time.

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                                • Implement LongPressGestureRecognizer in Xamarin.Forms

                                  Implement the LongPressGestureRecogniser in EventTracker for iOS and a gesture handler for Android.

                                  It is harder for developers to extend this functionality since the event tracker is embedded so deeply into all the UI elements and the access to it is restricted, but it is fairly easy to add to the existing platform.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Stop allowing your developers to hack their girlfriends and others accounts! I am sick of ALL the destruction tommy had wreaked in my life

                                    Tommy and Julie Shapiro DO NOT have the right to hack and molest my accounts. I have not turned them in only because he is the man i love...but love can withstand only so much!! I am at my wits end of this and since I have gleaned what he plans to do in the event of criminal charges, I have sought out, and found a group willing to help me...but they aren't nice, and I will only use his connections when exhausted completely, I have no other choice.
                                    Thank you for your time,
                                    Tammy Christina Montgomery

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                                    • Fix UWP Desktop Support Issues

                                      Currently there is little or no support for Mouse interaction, only touch. Given that UWP is supported now and almost no one uses Windows Phone, the primary use case of the UWP support is desktop which 99% of people will be interacting with a mouse. As it stands no Xamarin app works properly with a mouse. (which will also be an issue with MacOS support)

                                      1. Buttons can't be styled properly like UWP apps can be so you get the dull buttons of Windows Forms era which is completely out of place.

                                      2. Buttons have no mouse over or mouse…

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                                        • Get essential stuff done rather than starting new things

                                          If I look through the Xamarin blog, there's nice things, but I'd trade them any day over functional basics such as FCM integration, dependencies on outdated Google libs, a working CarouselView, Keyboards that don't mess up my layout or the fact that I have to build basic layout controls such as a RoundedBorder control. Please see things through to the end rather than starting new things all the time.

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