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!

Snppts.dev

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!

Loading a page (or anything!) from a XAML string in Xamarin.Forms

Loading controls and pages from a XAML string

I have seen this question come across pages like Stackoverflow a couple of times: “how can I load a page from a XAML string at runtime?”. Up until a little while ago this was hard, now it’s pretty easy! Let’s have a look at how we can load controls and even pages from a XAML … Read more Loading a page (or anything!) from a XAML string in Xamarin.Forms

Implement grouping in the Xamarin.Forms ListView

Grouping ListView

Recently I have answered a question on StackOverflow, like I do a lot, and I thought I’d turn it into a blog post! Maybe I should make a series out of it.. In the meantime, the subject is: implementing grouping in a ListView. The sample code for this post can be found here: https://github.com/jfversluis/GroupingListViewSample Question The … Read more Implement grouping in the Xamarin.Forms ListView

Creating flight-mode safe Xamarin apps with Akavache

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In this post we will be looking at a library called Akavache by Paul Betts. This library lets you store key/value paired data easily. You can store any arbitrary data like user settings, but it can also be used to store cached data that will expire over time. We will see what Akavache does and how we can … Read more Creating flight-mode safe Xamarin apps with Akavache

Boosting Your Productivity with MFractor

With the release of MFractor Premium, it is about time I would do a blog post about it. I have had the pleasure to work with MFractor for some time now and even had a chat with the create Matthew Robbins. If you do not know what MFractor is; it is an awesome plugin which … Read more Boosting Your Productivity with MFractor

Embedding native controls in your Xamarin.Forms app

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As of version 2.3.3 and above of Xamarin.Forms it is now possible to embed native controls in your Forms app. I’ll let that sink in for a minute. Native controls, defined in XAML, from your PCL, without the need for any renderers whatsoever. Isn’t that just awesome?! Whoa! Native controls? In XAML? Awesome right?! But … Read more Embedding native controls in your Xamarin.Forms app

Xamarin and everything on Evolve 2016

Evolve 2016 keynote

My conversation with my good friend Fanie Reynders for a GeekFest episode about the past Evolve 2016 and everything that is announced there!

We cover iOS simulator remoting within Visual Studio 6:49, the all new XAML Previewer 10:41, themes, a quick look at Snppts 25:51 (my pet project, see my previous post here) and Xamarin Workbooks 34:20. Let’s spread some Xamarin love!

YouTube channel

Also make sure you check out my YouTube channel. This channel, called Gur.Codes();, handles all elemental features of Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. Enjoy all the videos on there and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel!

Snppts.io: share your amazing Xamarin.Forms designs!

snppts header

Update: Snppts.io is discontinued and apparently someone picked it up and turned it into malware. Do not go to snppts.io anymore. We have reincarnated Snppts, you can read all about it in this post. For the past few weeks, me and my good friend Steven have been busy creating a platform for sharing your beautiful … Read more Snppts.io: share your amazing Xamarin.Forms designs!

Using custom fonts on iOS and Android with Xamarin.Forms

Edit March 14th, 2018: By the request of one of my followers on Twitter I have set up a sample repository here:¬†https://github.com/jfversluis/CustomFontsSample. Please note that the code is different from below and I did a new blogpost with the latest bits, because some things have changed (for the better!). Seeming that this post is still … Read more Using custom fonts on iOS and Android with Xamarin.Forms