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

DevOps: Wireless Debugging for iOS and tvOS

As if you needed another reason to keep Visual Studio for Mac up to date, the latest version released a week ago today (Release Notes) bears an intriguing line item: If you've been playing around in the beta channel, or are familiar with developing in XCode, this comes as no surprise. In fact, wireless debugging … Continue reading DevOps: Wireless Debugging for iOS and tvOS

Keep Users Engaged with SFSafariViewController and Android Chrome Custom Tabs

Whether you're displaying a simple "About" page or rendering content from an external source, pretty much every app ends up directing users to a web page at some point. I myself have used my fair share of WebView in my Xamarin work, but it's never had quite the same posh as similar representations I've seen … Continue reading Keep Users Engaged with SFSafariViewController and Android Chrome Custom Tabs