Gur.Codes(); MFractor episodes: Font Importer & Image Assets Manager

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I have been recording videos for a while now, named Gur.Codes();. And I’ll admit it, I have been really releasing videos consequently. But recently, I have been taking it up again and recorded two videos about an extension that I love: MFractor.

About MFractor

MFractor is a plugin for Visual Studio for Mac, founded by Matthew Robbins. It helps you by taking a way a lot of tasks that can very well be automated, especially when doing Xamarin or Xamarin.Forms development.

The features range from augmented IntelliSense to a full-blown generation of MVVM code, importing fonts and resizing the images to all the right sizes. But it doesn’t stop there, there is much more to explore, go check it out at mfractor.com. The majority of the _really_ cool features are in the premium tier, but I promise you, it is well worth the money.

It has been a while ago, but I did an earlier blogpost on MFractor back then. To be on the safe side, I can’t stress this enough: I do not get paid for this, I just love the tool and have been talking to Matthew on multiple occasions to come up with new features or fix bugs.

Font Importer

If you have been working together with a designer, you know they love their custom fonts. Importing them into your Android and iOS projects is a task that requires multiple steps. Trying to find a font postscript name, copying the files to the right place, add it to the info.plist file… It’s a hassle! With the importer now available in MFractor, it’s a matter of seconds. It will even suggest a XAML style of you to use! 🤯

Image Assets Manager

Another big hassle, if you ask me, is adding images to your Android and iOS apps. You have to figure out all these different sizes and folders to put them in. In MFractor, there is a very handy tool to import images and it will take care of all the heavy lifting for you. Simply amazing!

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If you like the videos please like them, subscribe to my YouTube channel and share it with others. I’m very open to suggestions on what you’d like to see (inside or out the Xamarin space). In fact, making videos about MFractor was something requested from comments in my previous videos 🙂 So, if there’s anything you can;t figure out or you want to learn more about, please hit me up!

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Implementing value converters with IValueConverter for Xamarin.Forms

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When using Xamarin.Forms and the MVVM pattern within your app, at some point you are going to run into a problem. The problem is that you want to bind to a value that is not the right type. For example, you want to bind some enum value to the text color. This can easily be … Read moreImplementing value converters with IValueConverter for Xamarin.Forms

Boosting Your Productivity with MFractor

With the release of MFractor Premium, it is about time I would do a blog post about it. I have had the pleasure to work with MFractor for some time now and even had a chat with the create Matthew Robbins. If you do not know what MFractor is; it is an awesome plugin which … Read moreBoosting Your Productivity with MFractor