This will be just a quick-and-dirty blog on showing PDF files in your Xamarin.Forms application. I got the question from an Italian friend who wanted to implement this into an app, so I thought I’d share it with the rest of you! All code used in this post can be found here: https://github.com/jfversluis/pdfjs The problem Showing … Read more Showing PDF files in Xamarin.Forms
I’m back! As you may have noticed, I have been away for a little while with no new blogs or vlogs. But with good reason, and it’s called Xamarin.Forms Essentials! I have moved into a new home! But probably more important to you; I have been working on a new book as well and I’d … Read more [BOOK] Xamarin.Forms Essentials
One of the new features in iOS 11 that catches your eye is the new large titles. With iOS 11 just released, I’m sure you want to incorporate the latest features into your own Xamarin apps. In this short post I will show you how. Update: see below for an easier way to do this, … Read more Using iOS 11 Large Titles in Xamarin.Forms
As a addition to my blogs I have been writing here for quite some time now, I thought; what can I do to take it to the next level? And so I have started my own vlog as well! Gur.Codes(); is born.  Creating a Custom Renderer for Xamarin.Forms Watch this video on YouTube What … Read more Introducing Gur.Codes(); my Xamarin vlog!
A client came to me with the question if I could wrap their web application into a native app. Now, of course there is a lot of things to say about this, I did advice them against it, but for reasons they still wanted it and so I started building. The web application was already … Read more Building a hybrid app with Xamarin.Forms
When you have worked with Xamarin.Forms before you’ll know that the translation from the Forms control to a native control is done by renderers. This can be simplified with Effects. If you, as a developer, would want to change anything about the way Forms renders it for you, you would have to subclass the whole … Read more Working with Effects in Xamarin.Forms
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?! Whoa! Native controls? In XAML? Awesome right?! But … Read more Embedding native controls in your Xamarin.Forms app
While Xamarin did a great job with Forms in providing us with a set of controls that can be used creating our awesome UI, they didn’t (and couldn’t) enable all of the features that come with a Button or Label or.. whatever! So they did the basics, which is absolutely fine! But when you are … Read more Unlocking native control features the Xamarin.Forms way