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Using XAML in Xamarin.Forms

XAML or eXtensible Markup Language is a declarative language used for creating user interfaces in Xamarin.Forms. I already know what you're thinking: Why would I want to use a markup language when I have the power of C#? Markup languages are for web pages – I'm building a mobile app with .Net – I want […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive

Are you looking to create a rich user experience on your cross-platform mobile applications built with Xamarin. This series of articles takes a deeper look at all of the components that make up the UI for Xamarin suite of components. It explores the features of each one, what benefit they offer to Xamarin developers and […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: Typing Efficiency with AutoComplete

Welcome to Day 5 of our UI for Xamarin article series. You survived the long reads! On the plus side, hopefully your mobile app is coming together nicely using specialized polished UI controls. Let's finish off the week with something lightweight, but important – the icing on the cake so to speak. Let's face it […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: User Productivity with Calendar

Welcome to Day 4 of our UI for Xamarin article series. Calendars keep our lives organized and productive. Everyone uses them, usually in a digital form. So it is no surprise that your mobile apps may need to display calendars and manage events on them. Turns out, however, that the calendar UI is tricky business […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: Solid Organization with SideDrawer

Welcome to Day 3 of our UI for Xamarin control series. By now, you should have had a running start with the bits in your choice of IDE and proudly displaying list of items in a feature-rich ListView. Let's tackle another common app problem – content organization. Most mobile apps are a collection of pages/views […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: Must-Have Interactivity with ListView

Welcome to Day 2 of our UI for Xamarin series. Hope you have started off on the right foot and have your ammunition all set. Let's take on a hard-hitting must-have UI control today! As is the case, most mobile apps often need to display a list of things. This list needs to be completely […]

UI for Xamarin Deep Dive: Starting Strong

The promise of Xamarin.Forms is that developers get to target major platforms like iOS, Android, UWP and MacOS from a single shared code base and leverage their existing skills in C#/XAML. While Xamarin provides the frameworks, IDEs and integrations, most professional Xamarin.Forms apps need polished UX. Developers may be better served grabbing well-engineered performant UI […]

XamarinShow – Polished UI for Xamarin.Forms Apps

XamarinShow is a hugely popular Channel 9 show for Xamarin developers and enthusiasts. The charismatic James Montemagno plays host to industry trendsetters and Xamarin experts to discuss all things pertaining to cross-platform connected mobile app development. XamarinShow showcases popular developer tools/frameworks/integrations and keeps Xamarin developers up to date on latest happenings in the Xamarin land. […]

Understanding Xamarin.Forms Layouts

The first article in this series on Xamarin.Forms looked at some of the features that the toolkit provides, and how it is more than just UI controls. Of course, Xamarin.Forms does provide a rich set of controls to build user interfaces with from a single codebase. In this article, we'll take a look at a […]

What is Xamarin.Forms?

Android, iOS, UWP – let's even throw in Windows Phone 8.1. The big problem with developing applications for all of those different operating systems is that, well…they are different. Other than the obvious fact that the languages used to write the apps are different, maintaining multiple code repositories to do essentially the same thing is […]