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  1. Make AutomationId a BindableProperty in Xamarin.Forms.

    I ran into an issue with setting AutomationId in classes derived from ViewCell (e.g. MyViewCell). All the examples use data binding for visible properties like text, but I cannot bind to AutomationId. There might be a workaround, but I think this should be supported out of the box.

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    • Allow for untrusted certificates on iOS/Android with upcoming HTTPClient changes

      I am running the Beta channel which has the updates to HTTPClient to use the native HTTP stacks. Previously we were able to disable client certificate warnings / issues programmatically, and with the new changes to HTTPClient implementation, we will not be able to do so.

      This is VERY important to our use case, as our application talks to our hardware devices which don't have up to date or self signed certificates. We need to have secure communication, but also able to ignore the certificate warnings.

      Thanks!
      Jeremy

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        1 comment  ·  Xamarin.Android Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change Icons next to Projects to Differentiate by Project Type

        Hey All,

        Got a papercut here we've heard about that has an elegant and fairly easy solution- any chance XS can be enhanced to show different icons for different project types like Visual Studio does?

        VS visually differentiates between a pure .NET project, a shared project, an iOS xamarin project, a xamarin Android project and even PCL projects say (Portable) on the.

        See Visual Studio Differentiation:
        https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4ilHt194EWHenQwOTQ2SnlmQnktbTFkdWV5bTBtcEdEREh3/view?usp=sharing

        Without a naming convention it's difficult to navigate easily, especially when sharing with others team, etc:

        Current Xamarin Studio:
        https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4ilHt194EWHNllZck93bGRPT0VZbnhYWVBjRlB0UklCUnE0/view?usp=sharing

        It's minor but it does affect learning the layout of code, adding references…

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        • Please add Keyboard aware Editor and ScrollViews to Xamarin.Forms iOS

          For Xamarin iOS there is the TPKeyboardAvoiding component to solve the annoying problem of the Keyboard hiding Views.

          Unfortunately this cannot be used in Xamarin.Forms.

          I think it does not make sense that every developer has to find their own solution for such a basic requirement.

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            • SQL Client that implements SSL Encryption

              Implement a version of SQL Client that implements SSL Encryption. Current version of Mono does not implement SSL encryption for connecting to databases. Either work from mono to implement SSL encryption of implement a different SQL client that implements SSL allowing for encrypted connections.

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              • Introduce a Nightly builds channel to Xamarin.Forms, Mono, Mono-Android,...

                Can we intoduce a Nightly build channel along side of Stable, Beta, and Alpha? This way when a bug is fixed we can immediately test the outcome before waiting till full release? Also this might be a good intermediate step till we are able to compile all the xamarin projects on our own.

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                  • Support HTML/CSS in addition to XAML.

                    HTML is widely used and supported UI than XAML. Supporting HTML/CSS will be best of both worlds (Backend C# and front end as HTML/CSS).

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                    • Allow to hide scroll bar in Xamarin.Forms.CarouselView

                      Xamarin.Forms.CarouselView is a great new addition to Forms. However, on iOS is it undesirable to see the scrollbar at the bottom of the CarouselView.

                      Can a property be added to the PCL to hide/show the scroll bar?

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Support for creating Mac applications in Xamarin.Forms

                        xamarin forms has support for ios, android and windows including windows desktop applications - why not complete the cross platform story and add mac desktop application support to xamarin forms?

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                        • Unseal the Binding class to allow us to add our own additions like Validation.

                          Unseal the Binding and BindingContext classes so we can inherit from them. This would allow us to provide some really cool features including validations and multibinding support to Binding.

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                          • Supporting ScrollView that scroll in both directions

                            Apart from android all the other platforms have ScrollView that scrolls in both direction.

                            So if Xamarin could workaround the two way scrolling for Android from their ScrollViewRenderer class, it would be very useful. It is not a great deal to write a scroll view in Android that scrolls in both direction from its renderer. The why can't Xamarin just try and give this support by doing workaround directly from its ScrollViewRenderer class internally. It would be a great deal if we can have a ScrollView in Xamarin.Forms that scrolls in both the direction.

                            Check here for more details
                            https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/57551/will-xamarin-consider-supporting-scrollview-that-scroll-in-both-directions

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                            • Develop & deploy asp.net projects in Xamarin Studio on Mac

                              Develop & deploy asp.net projects in Xamarin Studio on Mac, so we can make iOS, Android or Windows Phone projects AND their backends all in the same IDE (maybe also same solution) on Mac. EF support, Publish to web support, etc.

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                              • ListView.BackgroundColor default value should be Transparent on iOS

                                In order to keep consistence between Android and iOS, I suggest that the default value of

                                Xamarin.Forms ListView BackgroundColor property must have the same default value cause

                                today on Android the default BackgroundColor for ListView is Transparent while the iOS implementatation is White.
                                Please change one of the two implementation to have the same default color, I suggest changing iOS to be "Transparent" by default as it is on Android.

                                Xamarin.Forms is supposed to facilitate our lifes, but a difference like this is a pain to find out why some styles you create dont apply in bolth platforms at once.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • F1 Context Help

                                  All development studios has an F1 context help
                                  Any plans for this?

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                                  • Better integrate with Visual Studio dark theme

                                    As it is now some parts are not usable with Visual Studio dark theme, like the Media Asset editor: http://imgur.com/Tb81D1C

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                                      0 comments  ·  Xamarin.iOS Suggestions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Xamarin like .NET Core

                                      Please do development in easy Xamarin as the core .NET.
                                      - Importing only packages that will be used;
                                      - Runtime together;
                                      - In project.json I wish I could do this:
                                      {runtime:
                                      [ { Android-arm64: {}}, {win10-x86}]
                                      - If fossivel bring true XAML, projects done in UWP compile pro Android, iOS.
                                      - A api, like .NET with Windows, Linux, Mac .. No MonoMac. Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android; One Api Like {Xamarin?}.Devices.Bluetooth
                                      - NO java bindings, only to C ++, C +;
                                      - Using same api UWP.
                                      - And please, Visual Studio Code is amazing,I wanted to use it to develop

                                      I'm waiting years…

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                                        • Xamarin Designer - Segues

                                          HI Dev team,

                                          Please could you allow developers to organize / change presentation of Segues within the Xamarin.iOS designer.

                                          When a Segue is added it presently does it's best to align them all but after adding quite a few it starts to look like spaghetti!

                                          It makes it harder for other developers taking over a project to make sense of the program flow.

                                          For example, the ability to align the designer's segue "arrows" at different positions on the UIViewController or free form ability to arrange them in different shapes á la a circuit type layout (think PCBs).

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