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. 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 renderer and create your custom logic … Read more

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

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo – Using Custom Renderers to enchant your UI

Cinderella

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. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with these controls and they can be used to create simple, no-fancy-design-needed apps. But when you have created some apps, you … Read more