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! #XamarinCommunityToolkit issues, PRs and implementing CameraViewWatch this video on YouTubeWant to learn about the Toolkit a bit … Read more Xamarin.CommunityToolkit: an introduction to a great new supporting library for Xamarin.Forms

#XamarinUIJuly recap

Thank you to all the contributors of #XamarinUIJuly

The whole of July we have seen blog posts by all kinds of amazing community members from around the globe. Steven Thewissen has initiated the #XamarinUIJuly to inspire people to share their beautiful Xamarin.Forms UI designs. Each day there was a new post sharing the details on how a design or functionality was implemented and … Read more #XamarinUIJuly recap

Hot Reload: Now Available in Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms XAML Hot Reload

A feature that is highly anticipated, has now been launched: XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms. If you have seen the keynote at the Xamarin Developer Summit you have already seen this in action.The keynote also included a whole lot of more awesome stuff! But in this post, I will show you a bit more on … Read more Hot Reload: Now Available in Xamarin.Forms

Snppts is back: calling all UI rockstars!

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While this is not new, we have taken a slightly different approach. I am talking about Snppts. As you can see under the link, we have launched it before and unfortunately it wasn’t a big hit. With all the new attention for good looking UIs, we thought it was time we try this again! But … Read more Snppts is back: calling all UI rockstars!

Working with Effects in 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

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

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo – Using a Custom Renderer 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. To be able to customize these, you can use a custom renderer. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with these controls and they can be used to … Read more Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo – Using a Custom Renderer to enchant your UI