Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo – Using a Custom Renderer to enchant your UI

Cinderella - custom renderer featured image

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 moreBibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo – Using a Custom Renderer to enchant your UI

‘But without my voice, how can I…’ – Using DependencyService to implement Text-to-Speech

The Little Mermaid

If Ariel would’ve been born a few decades later (or existed at all, for that matter..), there would be no problem! She could just develop an app with text-to-speech capabilities and let that do the talking for her. In this post I will be looking at the DependencyService (documentation) and to demonstrate how that works I will … Read more‘But without my voice, how can I…’ – Using DependencyService to implement Text-to-Speech

Finding Nemo – Implementing Xamarin.Forms SearchBar

Finding Nemo

Xamarin.Forms gives you a component called the SearchBar (documentation), by default. In this post I will show you what it can do and how to use it. Like you would expect, this gives you a simple text edit box which is specifically designed to serve in search operations. To show you how easy it is … Read moreFinding Nemo – Implementing Xamarin.Forms SearchBar

Xamarin.Forms: from zero to hero – part 2

Hercules - From zero to hero

In my previous post I have covered the basics of starting with Xamarin, more specific Xamarin.Forms. There I have described that my first app would be a business app for the company I work for. In the meanwhile I have been working on this app to get it ready for the App Store, Market and/or Play … Read moreXamarin.Forms: from zero to hero – part 2

Xamarin.Forms: from zero to hero – part 1

Hercules - From zero to hero

Time to get my hands dirty, finally some programming! Or is it? Just a little bit of theory for now. Personally I always like to get some form of 101 before I start something. Today there is a nice little website that provides in that called YouTube. So before I actually got started I set … Read moreXamarin.Forms: from zero to hero – part 1