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  1. 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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                      • More Xamarin IoT Application Tutorial

                        More Xamarin IoT Application Tutorial or Hands-On-Labs for Windows and Mac.
                        Suggest to use Raspberry Pi Online Simulator for the first tutorial, after that use Raspberry Pi tutorial.

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                        • Include Xamarin IoT application template in Visual Studio

                          Currently I saw Xamarin IoT Application only for Xamarin for Mac,
                          please include it in Windows also.

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                          • Adding shortcut for zoomin and out in AXML files

                            It's a tiny thing but it would be nice if we can zoom in or out using ctrl+wheel or alt+wheel when designing AXML files

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                            • 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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                              • 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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