Using the Xamarin.Forms Nightly Feed

Whether you want to check out the latest and greatest features, or see if that bug you reported got fixed. There are a number of good reasons to check out the Xamarin.Forms Nightly Feed. In this post you will learn what the nightly feed is exactly and how you can use it yourself. What is … Read more Using the Xamarin.Forms Nightly Feed

Git Rebase: Don’t be Afraid of the Force (Push)

While contributing to a big OSS project it’s quite useful to know how to do a Git rebase. And more importantly: don’t be afraid of the Git force push. In this post I will write a little about the why and the how. The Backstory Finally, your change is ready for the world to see. … Read more Git Rebase: Don’t be Afraid of the Force (Push)

SwipeView Interaction with Xamarin.Forms

On the Xamarin.Forms repository an issue was opened that requested an example on how to use SwipeView in CollectionView. Of course, I’m happy to explain. But I would hate to have that knowledge limited to just that issue. That’s why I’m writing this post about it so you can learn from it too! The SwipeView … Read more SwipeView Interaction with Xamarin.Forms

SwipeView: Swipe All the Things in Xamarin.Forms 4.4

In the 4.4 release of Xamarin.Forms a couple of experimental controls were added. One of which is SwipeView. With SwipeView you are able to make controls swipe-able and put context actions underneath them. In this post, I will show you how easy it is to implement and use SwipeView in your own project. Earlier I … Read more SwipeView: Swipe All the Things in Xamarin.Forms 4.4

CarouselView for Xamarin.Forms: Scrolling into the new 4.4 version

With the release of Xamarin.Forms 4.4 a new control was introduced; CarouselView. In this post you will learn what it’s about and how to use it. This control makes it super simple to add a scrolling view, the one you are used to from the web, to your native app. In minutes! What is CarouselView? … Read more CarouselView for Xamarin.Forms: Scrolling into the new 4.4 version

GIF Support now available in Xamarin.Forms

With the new pre-release version of Xamarin.Forms that just came out, you can now use animated GIF images! Of course it is super obvious what you can do with that, in this post I will show you how! The support for animated GIF has been a long time coming, but recently the PR was cleaned … Read more GIF Support now available in Xamarin.Forms

SourceLink Support for Xamarin.Forms

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If you’ve heard of SourceLink already you know what is coming and how this will boost your productivity. If you haven’t heard of it yet, no worries! In this post I will tell you what it is and how to get started with it for Xamarin.Forms. Since the Forms 4.3-pre1 package is out now, you … Read more SourceLink Support for Xamarin.Forms

Contributing to Xamarin.Forms: My Story

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In this series of posts I will go over the basics of contributing to Xamarin.Forms. I have 4 posts planned initially: my story, before you open a pull request (PR), opening a PR and after you opened a PR. In this first post I will tell you a little bit about my background. By sharing … Read more Contributing to Xamarin.Forms: My Story

HTML in Your Xamarin.Forms Label

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As I am writing this, the PR for showing HTML content in the Xamarin.Forms Label control has just been merged. In this post I will show you how to use it. If you are interested in the more technical bits and process, check out the link to the PR here. After implementing the MaxLines on … Read more HTML in Your Xamarin.Forms Label

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 more ZXing Barcode Scanning on Android Skipping Frames Issue