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        0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Xamarin.Forms Editor placeholder

        Hi, this idea would be good for xamarin.forms.
        There is still no placeholder functionality for Editor in XF, and I can tell you that many would love it.

        Cheers!
        Max

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          0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Use smoothScrollTo() on Android with ScrollToAsync

          When calling ScrollView's ScrollToAsync with animated = true the implementation on Android uses custom code to create an animation of 1 second (independent of the distance to scroll). For short distances this is to long.

          A better result can be accomplished using Androids build in smoothScrollTo method.

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          • Xamarin.SailFish

            Implement the compiler for SailFish OS, similarly as you have for iOS and Android.

            SailFish the only mobile operating system included in the software registry of the Russian Federation (http://omprussia.ru/security.html)

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            • Make TimePicker public in the TimePickerDialog class

              Sometimes, I find myself overriding classes which should not be overridden, just because I need a property which hasn't been made available through the Mono framework.

              In this case, in particular, I would love to have access to the TimePicker of the dialog. The old dialog used to have a public getTimePicker() method which, for some reason, is not available.

              Cheers,
              Lucian

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                0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide icon pack

                Please provide icon pack for regular operation like new, refresh etc.

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                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • what about this

                  i want audio blaster 7.1 one

                  http://www.couponado.com

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                    0 comments  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make Android Archive path configurable

                    Upon right-clicking on an Android project, in Visual Studio, and selecting "Archive", the new archive is stored in the %LOCALAPPDATA% folder.

                    A way to customize the path, like we do with the Android SDK path, would be amazing.

                    Thank you,
                    Lucian

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                    • Retain Mac location after failed Pair to Mac login

                      Every time a login is failed in Pair to Mac>Add a Mac, I have to enter the Mac IP address again. If the IP address is remembered, it would be awesome.

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                      • Arabic Justify for HorizontalTextAlignment

                        Please add Justify to HorizontalTextAlignment as it is must for Arabic language alignment.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Focus on stability of the classic platforms

                              Look at this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/androiddev/comments/8dfdzx/is_xamarin_still_that_bad/.

                              Xamarin is already one of the top dreaded technologies according to the Stack Overflow Developer survey: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018/#most-loved-dreaded-and-wanted.

                              A friend here on my university told me, after working on a Xamarin.Forms project for over a year, that no matter what I would do, I should stay away from Xamarin.Forms.

                              Once I tried to download and run the Xamarin.Forms sample (which used to gift C# t-shirts) and I wasn't able to even do that, even though I kept trying for several hours! Now I understand why you gave a t-shirt for people who managed to…

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                                1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create binding for popular Android libraries

                                Hi,

                                There is huge amount of Android libraries out there (most of them are open source), as Xamarin developer, I like to use them in my apps, like Java developers, but create binding for them is impossible (at least for me), so create binding for most popular libraries, or make create binding easier for guys like me (I don't familiar with Java)

                                Thanks.

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                                • Platform specific controls in Xamarin Forms

                                  add platform specific controls in xamarin forms like:
                                  <view>
                                  <if Windows> <Win:TextBox/> </if Windows>
                                  <if Android> <Android:EditText/> </if Android>
                                  </view>

                                  at build time the compiler will remove all except the platform specific control that you are building to

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                                  • Treat images as vector during runtime ("Preserve Vector Data" and "Scales" properties)

                                    Add the Xcode 9 (PDF) support to treat images as vector during runtime. The "Preserve Vector Data" and "Scales" properties are not supported/exposed at the moment.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add build configuration transform plist files

                                      I would like to see info.plist.Debug which would sit nested under the info.plist file and contain XDT transformations to apply. This would effectively be the same as app/web.config.Debug. Note that the .Debug suffix can be any build configuration. You should be able to right-click the info.plist and select ‘Add build configuration transform’ or similar. I would guess that 9 out of 10 developers probably only want to change the bundle identifier.

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                                      • Add support for mouse and mouse wheel

                                        The lack of support for mouse interaction on desktop platforms is limiting. I would like to see (a) support for mouse wheel (bind to a gesture maybe? in some cases it's scroll, some it's zoom) (b) mouse pointer shapes.

                                        Aside from pure desktops like macOS this could be relevant on platforms that try to span both (e.g. Windows and iOS on an iPad pro).

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                                        • print pdf functionality in xamarin.forms when mobile and printer are connected by bluetooth

                                          print pdf functionality in xamarin.forms when mobile and printer are connected by bluetooth

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