Xamarin.CommunityToolkit Sample App Building on Windows

Since the Xamarin Community Toolkit has been out, there has already been a lot of love! Thank you for that! A good number of people wanted to try out the Xamarin.CommunityToolkit sample app that is in the repository, but on Windows it will give you a hard time actually building and running it. Here is … Read more

SwipeView: Swipe All the Things in Xamarin.Forms 4.4

In the 4.4 release of Xamarin.Forms a couple of experimental controls were added. One of which is SwipeView. With SwipeView you are able to make controls swipe-able and put context actions underneath them. In this post, I will show you how easy it is to implement and use SwipeView in your own project. Earlier I … Read more

CarouselView for Xamarin.Forms: Scrolling into the new 4.4 version

With the release of Xamarin.Forms 4.4 a new control was introduced; CarouselView. In this post you will learn what it’s about and how to use it. This control makes it super simple to add a scrolling view, the one you are used to from the web, to your native app. In minutes! What is CarouselView? … Read more

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

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

Adding TitleColor to Your Picker in Xamarin.Forms

If you have always wanted to give the title of your Picker control a color, this is your lucky day! A pull request is merged that will let you do just that. It introduces a new property on the Picker control that allows you to set the TitleColor. In this post, I will show you how to use it and … Read more

Refresh Indicator for ListView Color in Xamarin.Forms

For a project I am working on, I needed to change the color of the spinner which is shown when you pull to refresh on a <em>ListView</em>. To my big surprise, this isn’t available by default. So, I thought I would add it so other people could benefit as well. In this post, I will share … Read more

TableSection TextColor for Xamarin.Forms

A new feature was merged into the Xamarin.Forms repository. This time: TextColor for the TableSection control. With this new feature, you can specify the color of the text that is used in a table section. A small feature, but each is one, right? 😉 In this post, we will look at how the implementation is … Read more

UWP MaxLines and IsPassword bugs in Xamarin.Forms

I have managed to get two PRs merged with Xamarin.Forms that squash two bugs for UWP when using Xamarin.Forms. In this post, I will give you a little insight in how the bugs could happen and how I managed to fix them. MaxLines bug First, let’s have a look at the MaxLines bug. This is … Read more

Tizen development on your Mac (Xamarin.Forms)

Tizen on your Mac (Xamarin.Forms)

For a pull request I opened on the Xamarin.Forms repository, I had implemented all supported platforms but one: Tizen. For some reason, I had tried to get Tizen up and running on a (virtual) Windows machine where I couldn’t get the emulator to work. One member of the Tizen team reminded me that you could … Read more