Embedding native controls in your Xamarin.Forms app

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As of version 2.3.3 and above of Xamarin.Forms it is now possible to embed native controls in your Forms app. I’ll let that sink in for a minute. Native controls, defined in XAML, from your PCL, without the need for any renderers whatsoever. Isn’t that just awesome?! So to be perfectly clear, this isn’t like … Read more

The road to being a Xamarin Certified Developer

Road to Xamarin Certification

For the past time I have been enrolled in Xamarin University with as main goal to verify if the knowledge I had gained by learning myself was the right way. And of course, while I’m at it get certified in the process. In this post I would like to tell you about my experience with University … Read more

have i been pwned? Xamarin.Forms app

The past few weeks I have been busy creating a new app based on the haveibeenpwned.com API. And it is ready! What? The website haveibeenpwned.com is a website by security MVP Troy Hunt which focuses on data leaks, hacks and website breaches in all forms and shapes. While entering my usernames and passwords in there, I noticed there was … Read more

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo – Using Custom Renderers to enchant your UI

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While Xamarin.Forms provides a unified way to also create our UI from a single code base, the default controls tend to be just that; default controls. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with these controls and they can be used to create simple, no-fancy-design-needed apps. But when you have created some apps, you … Read more

Xamarin: First contact

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For quite some time now I have been working with all sorts of Microsoft technologies both professionally as for just the fun of it. Visual Studio is a breeze to work with, Azure is taking giant leaps, ASP.NET never made it easier to work with the web and now for Windows Phone making apps was never … Read more