Xamawin – Changing the statusbar color in iOS

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality This XamaWIN, like they often do, comes after an embarrassing amount of time searching for a simple thing: changing the color of the statusbar text for iOS. By default, the text color is black until [...]

Xamawin – Entry Length Validation Behavior

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality Behaviors are super easy to make and offer a lot of bang for your buck - here's a small example of a behavior I used recently to highlight incomplete/invalid user entry fields: Notice that the [...]

Mobile Center Part 5 – Push notifications

Welcome! This is the fifth entry in a five-part series in which I explore Visual Studio Mobile Center and how it can help simplify your development and testing of mobile apps. I'll be covering the following topics in the series: Build Automation & Distribution Crashes & Analytics Testing Distribution Push Notifications Note that, since Mobile [...]

Xamawin – ListView Highlighting in Android

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality This is  my go-to styles.xml for almost every Xamarin App I make. While the system default highlighting can be desirable, I find most apps look better with a custom/branded highlight or (more often) no highlight [...]