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

Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms – The Fundamentals

Every so often, I get the pleasure of introducing a fellow developer to Xamarin.Forms for a new project. As with any new technology, it can be hard to know where to start. Over the years, I've aggregated a mass of bookmarks and knowledge that I wish I knew on my first day using Forms, that … Continue reading Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms – The Fundamentals

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 – 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

Update March 13: Prism 7.0 is now live! While many of the concepts in this post still apply, please review the full set of changes on Brian Lagunas' Blog. I've prepared a follow up post on how to upgrade your existing apps you can view here Welcome! This is the second entry in a series where … 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