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  1. Provide a VB6 programming language for Android and iOS

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351771/provide-a-vb6-programming-language-for-android-and.html
    Provide a version of the VB6 programming environment for programming Android and iOS devices.

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  2. Exception of type 'Pdb2Mdb.PortablePdbNotSupportedException' was thrown

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    Xamarin.Android when trying to run in debug the app i get Exception of type 'Pdb2Mdb.PortablePdbNotSupportedException' was thrown

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  3. Please enable wireless debug for phones

    Please let the possibility to debug wireless (Bluetooth/local wifi) an app. The cable is sometimes annoying, Even if it may be slower, this possibility would be a great release. It will take Xamarin visual studio mobile development to the next level.

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  4. LiveReload Xamarin So gooood but we also need Edit & Continue (since deployment takes 1 minute)

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    LiveReload Xamarin So gooood but we also need Edit & Continue (since deployment takes too long)

    Focus all your available resoureces on LiveReload to also support Edit & Continue and PRISM (dependency injection)

    Forget any XAML designer capabilities.. if we can have this I guess 99% of the devs would be statisfied the coming years ;-)
    And I'm a "designer" saying this ;-) ..coming from WPF and UWP, Windows Phone. I know the XAML tooling is better there, but prio is LiveReload supporting…

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  9. Designer for Xamarin Forms required urgently at it will cut the development time for Mobile apps

    Designer for Xamarin Forms required urgently at it will cut the development time for Mobile apps

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  10. Cordova Tools emulators SDK need to have goolge services installed

    Cordova plugins such as ADMOB cannot be used as the emulator that Cordova tools does not have google services installed.

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  11. SSH to Mac Updates run in the background

    When I open Visual Studio on my Windows PC it auto connects to the MAC on my network for Xamarin development work. This is amazing and means I can leave the Mac on a shelf collecting dust.

    Problem is when the Mac needs an update to say Xcode it's all done from my Windows Machine within VS again great but means while the Mac is being updated I can't start work for the day. Can this window be non-blocking please.

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  12. Fix Xamarin please

    I usually use visual studio for my development. However, lately I enrolled into a course for using Xamarin.Forms which is based of VS 2015. When I tried to do the same things as the tutorial from VS 2017, several things were different and misleading.

    Please try to fix this as now I have to uninstall VS 2017 and install again VS 2015

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  13. When Android SDK is being intalled, have some sort of indication of progress.

    The "Android SDK Installer", that appears when you have enabled to automatically install SDKs, mentions that said SDK is being installed, but there is no obvious way to learn about the status.
    Some indication of what is happening in the background should be available.

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  14. Xamarin.Android real-time update to Resource class

    When renaming the id of a ui controller or adding a new one to the form, make the effect take change at the Resource class without having to rebuild the project.

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  15. Add Nativescript support to Visual Studio App Center

    Add Nativescript support to Visual Studio App Center

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  16. Xamarin.PWA

    How about adding a new project type, "Xamarin.PWA". Making it easy for native app builders to build Progressive Web Apps while using the same work flow that they are accustomed to. And as soon as possible so that they can join the hype now. You Microsoft guys can do it. I believe in you.

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  17. xamarin android support for contraint layout 2.0 and navigation controller

    google announced Android Jetpack ( https://developer.android.com/jetpack/ ) in io 18 conference along with release of Android P they also released a new Sdk Versioning system from android sdk 28 ( android P ) will be equivalent to android 1.0 , basically the versioning is called androidx which is an improved android versioning system and more simpler as well. . Also the contraintLayout 2.0 has been released by android, which makes animations a lot more powerful and easy. android studio also has new navigation designer/controller ( more like ios storyboards ).
    There is also a new tool in android designer to…

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  18. Visual studio for Mac on the Mac app store.

    Visual studio for mac should be made available in the Apple app store, so that I can be installed by non-administrators in the manner of installation intended by Apple.

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  19. Visual Studio Emulator for Android should use Hyper-V Default Switch

    Please change the Visual Studio Emulator for Android to use the Default Switch in Hyper-V instead of building new Virtual Switches every time it is launched. It would also be nice to have a setting to say don't change the network settings when launching an emulator in case you have made custom changes.

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  20. Close Pair to Mac window automatically when it has finished connecting to a device

    Sometimes when you 'Start' running an application running Xamarin.iOS project, it prompts for the Pair to Mac window even when it's already connected. I then disconnect and reconnect, and in-spite of successfully reconnecting, it won't close the window and just remain there. Now, when I manually close the window, it prompts saying 'An active connection is require to run iOS project' or something of that sort. This is annoying as I can't run my project even though I'm already connected.
    Running latest version of VS 2017 on Windows.

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