Xamarin.CommunityToolkit Sample App Building on Windows

Since the Xamarin Community Toolkit has been out, there has already been a lot of love! Thank you for that! A good number of people wanted to try out the Xamarin.CommunityToolkit sample app that is in the repository, but on Windows it will give you a hard time actually building and running it. Here is … Read more

OTP Auto-Fill Entry for iOS with Xamarin.Forms

I have to admit, after reading the tweet below I assumed it was about iOS, but of course this should have also been about Android. Anyway, I implemented the iOS APIs on how to catch that One-Time Password (OTP) that you might receive through a text and let it be autofilled in your Entry. TL;DR, … Read more

XamExpertDay 2020 Online: A Full Day of Deep-Dive Xamarin and .NET MAUI Content

On Friday October 2nd 2020 Glenn, Tobias, Kerry and myself organized the fifth edition of the XamExpertDay (also known as Expert Day for Xamarin). Because of COVID, just like any other event we were forced to do it online. In this post you will read a bit about the history and this specific instalment. TL;DR: … Read more

Xamarin.CommunityToolkit: an introduction to a great new supporting library for Xamarin.Forms

Today I can proudly introduce to you the XamarinCommunityToolkit package! In this post you will read all about this package (also known as XamarinCommunityToolkit). What it does, my vision for it and how you can use it, today! A Bit of History Actually, to be honest, I am not sure of the entire history. I … Read more

Xamarin.Forms RowDefinition & ColumnDefinition through binding

Under one of my YouTube videos about the simplified grid RowDefinition and ColumnDefinition syntax, I got the question how to do this in with data-binding. In this post I will write about that so that everyone can benefit. How To Databind the RowDefinition and ColumnDefinition From some quick testing I don’t think there is an … Read more

Disable bounce effect on CollectionView in your Xamarin.Forms iOS app

I noticed a StackOverflow question where the author was interested in disabling the bounce effect for CollectionView. They had a method for ListView, but was now looking on how to do it for CollectionView on iOS. I put together a small sample, let me tell you what I did. The Bounce Effect If you have … Read more

Create a Google Chromecast app with Xamarin.Forms in under 10 minutes

While I was waiting in between builds, I decided to put on some radio in the background. I started looking for a good app on my desktop I found TuneIn, which is nice. But I couldn’t Chromecast it to my Google Nest Mini device. I got the impression that TuneIn isn’t much more than a … Read more

Simplifying Xamarin.Forms Grid Column and Row Definitions

One of the downsides of XAML is that it can become very verbose. A specific area where this happens is when using a Grid and you start defining rows and columns. To overcome this, a change has been merged that will make your live (and XAML!) a whole lot easier. In this post you will … Read more

Clearing downloaded Source Link cache for Visual Studio for Mac

Xamarin.Forms has support for Source Link for a while now. With Visual Studio for Mac you can now dive into the Forms NuGet (or any NuGet that support Source Link of course) and debug code that you didn’t even write! Although it should never happen™, there might be times where you need to clean the … Read more

iOS and macOS Dark Mode Dynamic Colors Overview

While working on adding the integration of Dark Mode on macOS into Xamarin.Forms, I found that there wasn’t an overview for all the Dynamic Colors. I probably just missed it somewhere, but I decided to create my own anyway. This will be a rather post, it’s mostly just a reference (for myself) to have a … Read more