XamaWIN – Dismiss button for iOS keyboard using Effects

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality A common frustration I run into while developing for Xamarin.Forms is that there is not an out of the box/obvious way for iOS to dismiss the keyboard. With the default renderer, a user may need … Continue reading XamaWIN – Dismiss button for iOS keyboard using Effects

XamaWIN – Controlling the Back Button Text

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality Have you ever wanted to change the back button text in the navbar for iOS in Xamarin.Forms? I certainly have; by default the text is set to be the title of the previous page. Now, … Continue reading XamaWIN – Controlling the Back Button Text

Bootstrap Series – Xamarin.Forms in Prism.Forms

Welcome! This is the second 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 Prism.Forms

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 … Continue reading XamaWIN – Changing the statusbar color in iOS

Bootstrap Series – Xamarin.Forms in MvvmLight

Welcome! This is the first entry in a three(?) part 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 … Continue reading Bootstrap Series – Xamarin.Forms in MvvmLight

XamaWIN – Phone Number Mask 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 - I recently wrote how to highlight incomplete fields on an entry while a user completes a form. Let's expand … Continue reading XamaWIN – Phone Number Mask Behavior

Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) Patterns and Practices Cheat Sheet

I'm a creature of habit. I like my projects in MVVM and I tend to set them up a very particular way. If you've worked with the MVVM pattern before, you probably have your own methodologies, but if you're new to the pattern (here's a quick primer from Microsoft), here are some general rules I … Continue reading Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) Patterns and Practices Cheat Sheet