XamaWIN – Add Safe Area to your iPhone X Apps in Xamarin.Forms

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality It's hard to believe that the iPhone X has been out in the wild since November, but love it or hate it, the iPhone X and "the notch" are here to stay. So much so … Continue reading XamaWIN – Add Safe Area to your iPhone X Apps in Xamarin.Forms

XamaWIN – Override ListView Select State using Effects

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality ListView in Xamarin.Forms is a spectacular way to render repeatable elements of similar format for the user. A typical application would involve some sort of user interaction, such a selecting a single element and then … Continue reading XamaWIN – Override ListView Select State using Effects

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 – 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

Mobile Center Part 4 – Distribution

Welcome! This is the fourth 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 Crashes & Analytics Testing Distribution Push Notifications Note that, since Mobile Center is technically still … Continue reading Mobile Center Part 4 – Distribution

Mobile Center Part 3 – Testing your app

Welcome! This is the third 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 Crashes & Analytics Testing Distribution Push Notifications Note that, since Mobile Center is technically still … Continue reading Mobile Center Part 3 – Testing your app

XamaWIN – Changing the Jump List text color for iOS in Xamarin.Forms

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality I'll admit, I spent way more time googling this problem than was necessary, especially considering how easy the solution ended up being. For context, I was creating a company directory page and had just implemented … Continue reading XamaWIN – Changing the Jump List text color for iOS in Xamarin.Forms