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

UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet in Xamarin.Forms

UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet in Xamarin.Forms

A pull request I created has just been merged into Xamarin.Forms! It is a small change, but I thought I’d let you know. You are now able to set the modal presentation to UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet for iOS, causing the modal to be opened as a popup on iPad. At the time of writing, the PR has just … Read more UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet in Xamarin.Forms

iOS UITableViewCellStyle in Xamarin.Forms

UITableViewCellStyleHeader Featured Image

In the past week, a question came across on StackOverflow for which I created a sample project. The question was: how to make the detail text of a TextCell appear on the right? I started to answer the question, as I do a lot, and quickly came across the UITableViewCellStyle in iOS. I thought it would … Read more iOS UITableViewCellStyle in Xamarin.Forms

Spicing up your Xamarin (Forms/iOS) TabBar

One of the most popular navigation patterns on all platforms is by making use of the TabBar. Xamarin.Forms already acknowledged this by incorporating the TabbedPage in their default control set. While the tabs are platform independent – besides from the look on the specific platform – I want to talk a little bit about the … Read more Spicing up your Xamarin (Forms/iOS) TabBar

Continuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part 2

VSTS loves HockeyApp

In my previous post I have talked about how to create a build definition with VSTS and setup your Mac build agent yourself. In this post I will extend that build definition so we can publish our app automatically to HockeyApp. Also I will explain how you can do the same for your Android app, a bit about … Read more Continuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part 2

Sleeping Beauty – Making your iOS app sleeping beautifully

Sleeping Beauty

Sometimes you will find yourself creating an app which contains sensitive user information. I found myself there. Of course, you want to protect it the best you can. So you encrypt it, double salt it, encrypt it again, put it in a fortified building, set it up with Touch ID. Yet a small forgotten detail could … Read more Sleeping Beauty – Making your iOS app sleeping beautifully

Localization of the default iOS controls

When you are not from a English speaking country like myself, you will probably find yourself creating apps in your native language from time to time. Localization is something that you probably want to look into. While doing just that in Xamarin.Forms I noticed that, when using controls like the SearchBar (which is further explained in … Read more Localization of the default iOS controls