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

#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 more Hot 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 more Snppts 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 more Unselected and Selected Tab Color for TabbedPage in Xamarin.Forms