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  1. More Controls!

    Please implement more controls in Xamarin.Forms.
    As a WPF dev migrating to Xamarin, I'm hopin you're aiming towards supporting as many controls as possible from the WPF area (with priority for those suitable on mobile).

    There should be at least these few crucial controls:
    - CheckBox
    - RadioButton
    - RadioButtonGroup
    - Entry with suggestions drop down
    - ImageButton
    - DateTimePicker
    - MultiPicker

    20 votes
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    • Accordion menu , Accordion View , ComboBox

      Accordion menu, Accordion View , ComboBox

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      • XAML Compiler Directives

        It would be great (particularly mixed with XAML Compilation), if we could easily specify if a section of our view should only be included when a Compiler Symbol is defined like 'DEBUG'. As a use case, I might want to include a special settings dialog for the developer during DEBUG but I want to make sure it doesn't accidentally end up as part of the View when the app is released.

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        • Make ViewRenderer<TView, TNativeView>.HandleKeyboardOnFocus accessible

          At the moment, the HandleKeyboardOnFocus field in Xamarin.Forms.Platform.Android.ViewRenderer<TView, TNativeView> is internal. For the built-in Entry and SearchBar renderers, this field is set to true.

          However, various Xamarin forum threads suggest that there is a strong need within the community for Entry and SearchBar renderers which do not automatically open the keyboard, one common use case being input fields which are normally filled by other means (such as generic Barcode readers which simulate keyboard input). Completely disabling the keyboard is often not an option, when the on-screen keyboard is required as a fallback.

          All of these requirements can be fulfilled by…

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          • Visibility of ToolBarItems

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

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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…

              56 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

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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.

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                  • Xamarin Forms: Add RTL Support

                    Add Right to Left control layout support

                    24 votes
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                    • ListView in Xamarin.Forms

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

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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.

                        74 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).

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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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                            • 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

                              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!

                                14 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.

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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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                                    • 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

                                      15 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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                                        • Transparent ModalPage

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

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