ZXing Barcode Scanning on Android Skipping Frames Issue

After my live stream on how to implement barcodes with ZXing in Xamarin.Forms I got a lot of wonderful responses, thank you for that! There were a couple that are about a problem that people experience on Android. Here is a quick post on how to counter those. Scanning Barcodes with ZXing In my original … Read moreZXing Barcode Scanning on Android Skipping Frames Issue

#XamarinUIJuly recap

Thank you to all the contributors of #XamarinUIJuly

The whole of July we have seen blog posts by all kinds of amazing community members from around the globe. Steven Thewissen has initiated the #XamarinUIJuly to inspire people to share their beautiful Xamarin.Forms UI designs. Each day there was a new post sharing the details on how a design or functionality was implemented and … Read more#XamarinUIJuly recap

Hot Reload: Now Available in Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms XAML Hot Reload

A feature that is highly anticipated, has now been launched: XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms. If you have seen the keynote at the Xamarin Developer Summit you have already seen this in action.The keynote also included a whole lot of more awesome stuff! But in this post, I will show you a bit more on … Read moreHot Reload: Now Available in Xamarin.Forms

Snppts is back: calling all UI rockstars!

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While this is not new, we have taken a slightly different approach. I am talking about Snppts. As you can see under the link, we have launched it before and unfortunately it wasn’t a big hit. With all the new attention for good looking UIs, we thought it was time we try this again! But … Read moreSnppts is back: calling all UI rockstars!

Unselected and Selected Tab Color for TabbedPage in Xamarin.Forms

Some time ago, Android had a platform-specific implemented that allowed you to set the tab color for a selected and unselected tab separately. After that, an issue was opened on GitHub, to also implement this for iOS. In this post, I will describe how I implemented this feature, now for iOS, Android, and UWP and … Read moreUnselected and Selected Tab Color for TabbedPage in Xamarin.Forms

Gur.Codes(); MFractor episodes: Font Importer & Image Assets Manager

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I have been recording videos for a while now, named Gur.Codes();. And I’ll admit it, I have been really releasing videos consequently. But recently, I have been taking it up again and recorded two videos about an extension that I love: MFractor.

About MFractor

MFractor is a plugin for Visual Studio for Mac, founded by Matthew Robbins. It helps you by taking a way a lot of tasks that can very well be automated, especially when doing Xamarin or Xamarin.Forms development.

The features range from augmented IntelliSense to a full-blown generation of MVVM code, importing fonts and resizing the images to all the right sizes. But it doesn’t stop there, there is much more to explore, go check it out at mfractor.com. The majority of the _really_ cool features are in the premium tier, but I promise you, it is well worth the money.

It has been a while ago, but I did an earlier blogpost on MFractor back then. To be on the safe side, I can’t stress this enough: I do not get paid for this, I just love the tool and have been talking to Matthew on multiple occasions to come up with new features or fix bugs.

Font Importer

If you have been working together with a designer, you know they love their custom fonts. Importing them into your Android and iOS projects is a task that requires multiple steps. Trying to find a font postscript name, copying the files to the right place, add it to the info.plist file… It’s a hassle! With the importer now available in MFractor, it’s a matter of seconds. It will even suggest a XAML style of you to use! 🤯

Image Assets Manager

Another big hassle, if you ask me, is adding images to your Android and iOS apps. You have to figure out all these different sizes and folders to put them in. In MFractor, there is a very handy tool to import images and it will take care of all the heavy lifting for you. Simply amazing!

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If you like the videos please like them, subscribe to my YouTube channel and share it with others. I’m very open to suggestions on what you’d like to see (inside or out the Xamarin space). In fact, making videos about MFractor was something requested from comments in my previous videos 🙂 So, if there’s anything you can;t figure out or you want to learn more about, please hit me up!

Zooming the Android WebView in Xamarin.Forms

Zooming the Android WebView in Xamarin.Forms

Oops, I did it again… Another PR got merged into Xamarin.Forms, this time adding the ability to set op zooming on the WebView on Android. In this post, I will show you what was added and how you can use it. Everybody was WebView zooming, ha! Before this change, it was only possible to enable … Read moreZooming the Android WebView in Xamarin.Forms

Pick Date/Time in Xamarin UITest

For the past few weeks, I have been busy writing automated UI tests for a Xamarin.Forms app. At some point, I ran into the limitation that there was no apparent way to pick date and times. This post will provide you with the code to do just that. Possibly this post is more a “note … Read morePick Date/Time in Xamarin UITest

ARM Template Deployment from PowerShell on Mac

ARM Template Deployment from PowerShell on Mac

Besides creating apps, I’m also loving cross-platform as a whole and of course everything Azure. I’ve known Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates for a long time now, but only recently I started working with them again. My daily development machine is a Mac, so I had to find out how to deploy an ARM Template … Read moreARM Template Deployment from PowerShell on Mac

Adding TitleColor to Your Picker in Xamarin.Forms

If you have always wanted to give the title of your Picker control a color, this is your lucky day! A pull request is merged that will let you do just that. It introduces a new property on the Picker control that allows you to set the TitleColor. In this post, I will show you how to use it and … Read moreAdding TitleColor to Your Picker in Xamarin.Forms

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