Refresh Indicator for ListView Color in Xamarin.Forms

For a project I am working on, I needed to change the color of the spinner which is shown when you pull to refresh on a ListView. To my big surprise, this isn’t available by default. So, I thought I would add it so other people could benefit as well. In this post, I will share … Read moreRefresh Indicator for ListView Color in Xamarin.Forms

Error: resource fork, Finder information, or similar detritus not allowed in Xamarin iOS app

Just a quick write up for the error message in the title. I wanted to run my app on a physical device, but couldn’t, while on the Simulator it went fine. I Googled the error message and quickly came across a number of solutions. At first, I thought it might have to do with the … Read moreError: resource fork, Finder information, or similar detritus not allowed in Xamarin iOS app

Visual Studio for Mac 2019 Preview at a glance

To get the Windows and Mac versions more aligned, we now have Visual Studio 2019 preview for both platforms. This shiny new version has been introduced as part of Microsoft Connect(); along with a whole lot of other goodness. In this post, I will tell you a few things about what stood out at a … Read moreVisual Studio for Mac 2019 Preview at a glance

TableSection TextColor for Xamarin.Forms

A new feature was merged into the Xamarin.Forms repository. This time: TextColor for the TableSection control. With this new feature, you can specify the color of the text that is used in a table section. A small feature, but each is one, right? 😉 In this post, we will look at how the implementation is … Read moreTableSection TextColor for Xamarin.Forms

UWP MaxLines and IsPassword bugs in Xamarin.Forms

I have managed to get two PRs merged with Xamarin.Forms that squash two bugs for UWP when using Xamarin.Forms. In this post, I will give you a little insight in how the bugs could happen and how I managed to fix them. MaxLines bug First, let’s have a look at the MaxLines bug. This is … Read moreUWP MaxLines and IsPassword bugs in Xamarin.Forms

Tizen development on your Mac (Xamarin.Forms)

Tizen on your Mac (Xamarin.Forms)

For a pull request I opened on the Xamarin.Forms repository, I had implemented all supported platforms but one: Tizen. For some reason, I had tried to get Tizen up and running on a (virtual) Windows machine where I couldn’t get the emulator to work. One member of the Tizen team reminded me that you could … Read moreTizen development on your Mac (Xamarin.Forms)

Hide Scrollbars for ListView with ScrollBarVisibility

Hide Scrollbars for ListView with ScrollBarVisibility

This PR of mine just got merged into master on the Xamarin.Forms repository. With this change, you can disable showing the scrollbars with the ScrollBarVisibility enum for the ListView control. This was done before for the ScrollView, but not the ListView. This should be available in a Xamarin.Forms nightly build soon for iOS, Android, Mac OS, … Read moreHide Scrollbars for ListView with ScrollBarVisibility

Creating a Chrome Extension with VS Code

Creating a Chrome Extension with VS Code

Hooray, I have built my first Chrome extension! Why and how? Annoyed by the automated translation of Microsoft Docs, I decided to do something about it. You can read all the details in this post and lean how easy it is to get started on your first Chrome extension. Background Story As you might have … Read moreCreating a Chrome Extension with VS Code

Scanning and Generating Barcodes with ZXing on Xamarin.Forms

Scanning and Generating Barcodes with ZXing on Xamarin.Forms

Barcodes are still very much present in our daily lives. It’s a quick and easy way to store and read information or show a unique identifier on an object. It is not a big surprise that scanning barcodes is something that is often requested in apps. While mobile devices often aren’t specialized in these kinds … Read moreScanning and Generating Barcodes with ZXing on Xamarin.Forms

MaxLines on Labels in Xamarin.Forms

MaxLines on Labels in Xamarin.Forms

Hot off the press, another PR just got merged into the Xamarin.Forms repository. This time, adding a new feature on a Label, the ability to specify MaxLines. This will be available in a near-future Xamarin.Forms version on iOS, Mac OS, Android, and UWP. Edit 21 Sep. 2018: This functionality is now available as part of Xamarin.Forms … Read moreMaxLines on Labels in Xamarin.Forms