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

Public Projects in VSTS Preview: First Look

Public Projects in VSTS Preview- First Look

Since April of this year, VSTS has the ability to hold public projects. I have set one up in my account and will show you what it does and how to use it yourself in this post. What are public projects? When working with VSTS, you had to explicitly grant access to certain users who … Read morePublic Projects in VSTS Preview: First Look

Grouped ListView with Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms

Grouped ListView with Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms

As a follow-up on my previous post about alternate row colors in a ListView, this question was posted on StackOverflow. The poster of the question wants to implement alternate row coloring on his grouped ListView. How can I implement it with a grouped listview? I want to have the alternate row color inside every group … Read moreGrouped ListView with Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms

Detecting binding errors with LogWarningsToApplicationOutput in Xamarin.Forms

In a previous blog, which can be read here, I already described how you can detect binding errors in Xamarin.Forms. As a result of that blog, I opened a pull request on the Xamarin.Forms repository to add this as a feature instead of a hack. Let me tell you about this new upcoming feature in … Read moreDetecting binding errors with LogWarningsToApplicationOutput in Xamarin.Forms