Xamarin.CommunityToolkit: an introduction to a great new supporting library for Xamarin.Forms

Today I can proudly introduce to you the XamarinCommunityToolkit package! In this post you will read all about this package (also known as XamarinCommunityToolkit). What it does, my vision for it and how you can use it, today! A Bit of History Actually, to be honest, I am not sure of the entire history. I … Read more

Clearing downloaded Source Link cache for Visual Studio for Mac

Xamarin.Forms has support for Source Link for a while now. With Visual Studio for Mac you can now dive into the Forms NuGet (or any NuGet that support Source Link of course) and debug code that you didn’t even write! Although it should never happen™, there might be times where you need to clean the … Read more

Test Xamarin.Forms bugfixes by downloading PR NuGet packages

As part of the Xamarin.Forms open-source nature the builds are also accessible for you to see. While the advantages are more than one, two really stand out. First, as a contributor, you can now see how your changes integrate with the rest of the code. Second, as a user, you can access the artifacts of … Read more

Using the Xamarin.Forms Nightly Feed

Whether you want to check out the latest and greatest features, or see if that bug you reported got fixed. There are a number of good reasons to check out the Xamarin.Forms Nightly Feed. In this post you will learn what the nightly feed is exactly and how you can use it yourself. What is … Read more

Testing NuGet packages locally

Testing your NuGet packages locally

For a little while now, I have been working on the file picker library for Xamarin.Forms. Some issues were opened regarding the references that were made whenever someone installed the NuGet package that is created. To test this, I didn’t want to push out a new version to NuGet.org each time and litter the feed … Read more

NuGet gold nuggets – packages which are in my almost every Xamarin project

NuGet Gold nuggets

While Xamarin delivers a nice set of controls and functionalities with Xamarin.Forms, there is always room for improvement. This is where NuGet packages come in! Luckily there is a very active and alive community behind Xamarin which can provide you with all the necessary plugins. Underneath you will find a list of the ones I … Read more

Push notifications with Xamarin – iOS

iOS Push notifications

As promised in my previous post I will continue this series with implementing the app code, in this case iOS. Fortunately, this is the hardest one so it only gets easier from here! Be prepared… Before we do anything there is a little preparation we need to do. On the server side a little Azure magic … Read more