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  1. 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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    • Reg.: Hyper-V / HAXM: Why not make it possible to debug/run Android apps in emulators running on a mac (like the builds for iOS) ?

      If you make Cross-Platform apps for Windows, iOS and Android you constantly have the problem w. Windows Phone simulators using Hyper-V and Android simulators using HAXM.

      Why not make it possible to use the same method for Android as for iOS and run/debug Android apps on simulators running on HAXM on macOS ?

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      • 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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          • Support Xamarin.Forms development on Linux

            Now that Xamarin.Forms is open source I would love to see the development of it supported on Linux. IntelliJ Rider goes some way to helping achieve that but we still need xaml rendering support and the ability to install the Xamarin SDK on Linux (if this is already possible please let me know how!). I love Linux and it seems to me that there's quite a group moving away from Windows and OS X towards Linux.

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            • ActivityIndicator Image Property

              Please provide a property in ActivityIndicator called Image to allow users to set a custom image for the ActivityIndicator instead of writing a long code just to achieve that..

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              • Create a .Net Standard Storage plugin for Xamarin.Forms

                There is no active .Net Standard Storage plugin for Xamarin.Forms

                # Steps to reproduce
                I can not find a .NetStandard Storage plugin actively maintained by Xamarin company.

                # Actual behavior
                This plugin : https://github.com/dsplaisted/PCLStorage
                > Is only compatible with PCL project
                > Is discontinued : https://github.com/dsplaisted/PCLStorage/issues/66

                This plugin : https://github.com/PCLExt/PCLExt.FileStorage
                > Is not maintained by Xamarin company
                > Is not mature at this time

                # Demand
                Can you please provide a .NetStandard plugin for Xamarin.Forms file storage ?

                Thank you and have a nice day.

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                • Xamarin Profiler's huge paywall propagates low quality Xamarin Applications

                  The Xamarin Profiler tool needs to be more readily available to ALL Xamarin developers, not just Enterprise license holders (which is prohibitively expensive for individuals or small companies). The withholding of such a great tool to only the most expensive licenses will surely propagate low quality, un-optimized applications into the market which could severely affect the Xamarin platform adoption rate for developers. Xamarin Profiler needs to be a free tool ( such as Xcode and Android Studio's profiler tools) or significantly more affordable.

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                  • Provide a ready (Please wait) LoadingPanel

                    Please provide a ready LoadingPanel for users to show Please wait panel without a lot of coding..

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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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                      • update Android designer and refactoring

                        Add support for designer to watch changes as soon as we type them in editor like split view. Also add support for refactoring, and provide suggestions like Android Studio does for creating resources like string or colors resources right from layout file. Also support refactoring as soon we type a resource name then it should display matching values like visual studio intellisense works in code editor. Make it better to develop android apps like android studio provides functionality.

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                        • Entry.Text. MaxLength Native in XAML Xamarin.Forms

                          Entry.Text. MaxLength = "3";
                          Native in XAML

                          In Xamarin.Forms
                          MaxLength = "3";

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                          • Support for at least something

                            We are Xamarin.Forms developers from Russia. In our country we have a lot of problems, but it is nothing in compromation with YOUR HATEMAKER PRODUCT. So, let's start with a documentation. Two string for a class is not a documentation, really. What about stability? There no stability in Xamarin.Forms. My team waste more than 3 ours every single day to fix conflicts and bugs. For example: unexpectedly died SkiaSharp and Mono or dropped code analizer or died Java compiler or a lot of bullshit happens with Xamarin.Forms. It makes me angry, aggresive and provokes me to hate everything. People shame…

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                            • plants biology

                              disease detection for the plants through leafs

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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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                                • 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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                                  • Add XIB support for generics

                                    UIViewControllers defined in code support generic type parameters. This feature is useful in an MVVM pattern when a given XIB can use different view model sources.

                                    There is, however, no way to do this in a XIB defined view controller. Therefore, a XIB defined view controller cannot use generics for custom view controllers.

                                    Note that if the .designer.cs file is manually edited to add a generic template, it works. The .designer.cs file is, however, overwritten regularly when opening XIB files, requiring that we modify the designer.cs file again.

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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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                                        • Sqlite Support For Xamarin Shared Project on Android N

                                          We already developed one Android App (Version <7)for one of our customer using Sqlite and Xamarin Shared Project. But with new changes in Android Architecture there might be issues if the customer upgrade their OS to Android 7. I saw some links over internet and want to have Xamarin concurrence on that or wani to know if any updated Sqlite.cs file is available from Xamarin end to use it on Xamarin Shared project.

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