React Native: Scaling Animation onPress Made Easy

In the world of touch screen and virtual buttons, providing visual feedback of an action is important to let your users know their touch interactions have been received by your app. If you find yourself rolling your own touchables in react native, you can use custom animations to respond to user interaction. Here's a easy … Continue reading React Native: Scaling Animation onPress Made Easy

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Coding at Cask Strength: Barreling in React Native

Cask strength (also known as barrel proof/barrel strength) is a term used by whisky  producers to describe a whisky that has not been substantially diluted after its storage in a cask for maturation. Cask Strength products tend to be stronger and more potent. In programming, applying simple concepts can prevent work from getting diluted and keep our code as strong … Continue reading Coding at Cask Strength: Barreling in React Native

Updating your Prism.Forms App to Prism.Forms 7+

Well, it's been a while since Brian Laguna's and the Prism team released Prism 7 and I'm finally getting around to updating some of my old projects. Prism 7 comes with some neat new features, but also carries some API changes, so if your existing Xamarin.Forms application is on an older version and you want to … Continue reading Updating your Prism.Forms App to Prism.Forms 7+

Bootstrap Series – Xamarin.Forms in ReactiveUI with Xamvvm

Welcome! This is the third entry in a series where I explore MVVM frameworks that can be used with Xamarin.Forms. As a by-product of my investigation, I'll have a handy bootstrapped project of each framework to help you get started using the framework discussed! tl;dr - source code Over the course of the series, I'll … Continue reading Bootstrap Series – Xamarin.Forms in ReactiveUI with Xamvvm

Building a “Next Entry” Effect for iOS and Android in Xamarin.Forms

Update June 26th: Eagle eyed commenter @Brandon Minnick pointed out that ReturnType and ReturnCommand are now supported properties in Xamarin.Forms 3.1 (Documentation). You can find his comprehensive sample here or an amended sample below. https://gist.github.com/JoeM-RP/b346109a46238866b1123f3ae9e2a37e And the code behind: https://gist.github.com/JoeM-RP/80be7f12add87d46cbaa3cb14e30d432 Of course, if you are using an older version of Xamarin.Forms or just want to do … Continue reading Building a “Next Entry” Effect for iOS and Android in Xamarin.Forms

DevOps – Accelerating Development with Code Snippets

I am so, so late to the code snippet party and I feel like I've wasted my youth @iwritecodesmtms I recently discovered the power of Code Snippets in Visual Studio. They're super easy to make and can save you a ton of typing for repetitive tasks. This is a brief guide on making a new … Continue reading DevOps – Accelerating Development with Code Snippets

XamaWIN – Cross-Platform Grouped Radio Buttons in Xamarin.Forms

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality While I generally try to steer design and UX of mobile apps in the direction of native controls, sometimes the out of the box solution just won't cut it. The Picker is a good example: … Continue reading XamaWIN – Cross-Platform Grouped Radio Buttons in Xamarin.Forms