Support custom views in Android Designer
It'd be great if we could use custom views in Android Designer. We can do that now, but all you get is a gray box. If we derive a custom view from TextView, it'd be great if the designer showed a TextView, even if it contains none of the customizations. Even better if there is a way to view and configure customizations from the designer.
Examples: a custom view which allows you to specify a custom TypeFace, or one that allows you to use SVG files on the fly (derived from ImageView).
We completed support in the Android Designer for custom views in Xamarin Studio 6.1 1.
It's a shame that even widely used views like the support CardView and RecyclerView aren't supported.
Kevin Newman commented
Actually, on the custom typeface view, it'd really be a whole set of views (all the various text based inputs and whatnot). A set of those with a font manager (relatively easy to put together) could really be quite nice to have.