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  1. Visibility of ToolBarItems

    It would be nice if the ToolBarItem had an IsVisible-property.

    119 votes
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    • Add the missing "Viewbox" control

      One of the most important control of XAML missing from Xamarin.Forms is the Viewbox.
      The Viewbox is a control that stretches its content to available space (without affecting its computed RenderSize). It scales all its children without changing the proportions in a way to fill the screen of the device. This is very important because of the growing number of different display sizes and resolutions of mobile devices. I'm used to create all my UI layouts with it on Windows.

      For example:

      <Viewbox Stretch="UniformToFill">
      <DockPanel Width="250" Height="200">
      <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" DockPanel.Dock="Top" Background="LightBlue">
      <Button Content="01" Margin="1"/>
      <Button Content="02" Margin="1"/>
      <Button Content="03" Margin="1…

      48 votes
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      • Ability to Disable Scrolling on ListView

        It would be nice if we could disabled unwarranted Scroll Bars on the ListView control.

        82 votes
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        • Add Mask to inputs on Xamarin.Forms

          would be wonderful if input methods has a Mask component and it's editable keyboard on Xamarin.Forms

          7 votes
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          • ListView in Xamarin.Forms

            Having a drag and drop(reordering) listviw cell in xamarin.forms(iOS , Android and Windows)

            7 votes
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            • Bottom Navigation bar

              Android now support bottom navigation bar. (https://material.google.com/components/bottom-navigation.html)

              It would be nice to use it with TabbedPage.

              54 votes
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              • ListView ScrollToHeader & ScrollToFooter

                A couple of the guys from our dev team were trying to get the listview to scroll back up to the header, but it looks like it only supports scrolling to an element position within the list itself, not to the header or footer, so content in the header will remain hidden.

                This is problematic since we want to display an error message at the header of the list, and scroll to the top to show that error to the user.

                5 votes
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                • Xamarin.mac support for Xamarin.forms

                  Since Xamarin forms has Windows universal which runs on Windows desktops why not give Xamarin.mac support to forms? Then one app will run on iOS android Windows and Mac. This would really bring cross platform for Xamarin forms mainstream!

                  13 votes
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                  • expose internal padding for the button view

                    expose internal padding for the button control. with your new implementation of contentlayout, the text gets eaten when image is placed on top.
                    if you need a print, tell me, I'll send it to you.

                    6 votes
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                    • System.Console in Xamarin.Forms

                      It will be better to have System.Console.WriteLine in Xamarin.Forms other than System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine.

                      Currently I'm using Dependency Injection.

                      5 votes
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                      • Xamarin Forms: Add RTL Support

                        Add Right to Left control layout support

                        9 votes
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                        • shake gesture support for xamarin.forms

                          I'd like to tap into the shake gesture in Xamarin.iOS inside of my xamarin forms from anywhere within my app but I cannot figure out how to tap into the MotionEnded inside of a xamarin forms app.

                          https://support.hockeyapp.net/kb/general-account-management-2/invoking-feedback-ui-with-a-shake-gesture

                          public override void MotionEnded(UIEventSubType motion, UIEvent event)
                          {
                          if (motion == UIEventSubType.MotionShake)
                          {
                          BITHockeyManager.SharedHockeyManager.FeedbackManager.ShowFeedbackComposeViewWithGeneratedFeedback();
                          }
                          }
                          I cannot appear to do this in xamarin forms

                          4 votes
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                          • Xaml styles from .CSS

                            xaml is just an xml. Add .css support, so look'n'feel can be changed from single file. Css could be inlined to Xaml before it is processed.

                            There is no need to reinvent the wheel (hello Styles).

                            4 votes
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                            • Add SVG syntax as a native XAML child element in Xamarin.Forms (instead of Canvas)

                              Add SVG syntax as a native XAML child element in Xamarin.Forms. This would be much better than supporting the "Canvas" element for 2D Graphics. SVG has much better support from content creation tools, and it is much easier to use. It also includes syntax for SMIL animations. The best would be to make SVG syntax directly a children of a "SVG" Element in Xamarin.Forms.

                              For example:

                              <UserControl x:Class="MyXamarinFormsApp.SVGControl"
                              xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007&quot;
                              xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml&quot;
                              Width="400" Height="300">
                              <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
                              <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg&quot; viewBox="0 0 105 95">
                              <path fill="#7B4" d="M106,13c-21,9-31,4-40-2l-10,35c9,6,20,11,40,2l10-35z"/>
                              <path fill="#49c" d="M39,83c-9-6-18-10-39-2l10-35c21-9,31-4,39,2l-10,35z"/>
                              <path fill="#E63" d="M51,42c-5-4-11-7-19-7c-6,0-12,1-20,5l10-35c20-8,30-4,39,2l-10,35z"/>
                              <path fill="#FD5" d="M55,52c9,6,18,10,39,2l-10,35c-21,8-30,3-39-3l10-34z"/>
                              </svg> …

                              7 votes
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                              • import UI layouts exported by AdobeXD as XAML pages

                                AdobeXD is very popular right now and it is going to become the standard way to design apps and prototyping them.
                                Because there is no prototyping tool for Xamarin.Forms, most design is made on AdobeXD, and exported as a sequence of SVG screens.
                                All we need is a tool to convert those SVG files to XAML, recognizing touch buttons by the AdobeXD standard naming, and importing them in Xamarin.Forms as app pages.

                                This would be extremely useful, especially with the new Themes feature of Xamarin.Forms

                                11 votes
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                                • Transparent ModalPage

                                  Provide possibility to make a ModalPage background transparent.
                                  ModalPage should appear above previous page.

                                  134 votes
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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Icons for TabbedPage should be supported on all platforms

                                      TabbedPage only shows icons for iOS. This is apparently because Xamarin.Forms only supports common features among platforms.

                                      However Android now supports icons in tab headers.

                                      There are various hacks on the forums to get this working, but they don't work properly, or break in some cases. This feature should be available as standard for all platforms.

                                      35 votes
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                                      • 6 votes
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                                        • Radial Layout / Radial Menu (circle menu) control

                                          A RadialMenu control, on large screen apps more than phone apps, provides a set of icons or other graphics in a circular layout. This has advantages for human interaction in that humans remember angles in muscle memory better than remembering position within a straight list.

                                          Radial menus are great for pop-up context menus for painting/drawing apps, and great examples of their use can be seen in Autodesk Inventor and others.

                                          A good radial menu may allow users to define a fixed number of button positions around the center, will place the command buttons consistently in the same positions on each…

                                          21 votes
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