To use entries with no borders in Xamarin.Forms you need to create a custom element. Luckily this is done pretty quickly with two damn simple custom renderers and I’ll show you how to do it!
Create a new entry control
Because we do not want that every entry in our application will be borderless we need to create a new entry control.… Continue Reading
Recently I wrote a post about how to create a project template so you can create your NuGets for Xamarin.Forms.
Now in this post, we are going to use this template to create our first package.
We are going to convert a dependency service from an earlier post step by step to a NuGet so we can reuse the service in any other project.… Continue Reading
Do you have ever asked yourself how to create a NuGet package for your awesome components or services you’ve created? If so you don’t have to look further! In this post, I will show you how you can create a template project so you can create your own NuGets for Xamarin.Forms!… Continue Reading
We’re always trying to reach more people with the apps we create. But to reach more people especially in different countries it’s important that our apps will support multiple languages!
To do so it’s the easiest way to add multi-language support before you gonna design your pages and hardcode every single string inside the controls or the view models.… Continue Reading
Recently I’ve created custom grid control to prevent the keyboard from overlapping with other controls. This works quite well as long as you don’t have any stack views inside this custom grid. Because if you do have one inside the control the iOS renderer will add the same margin to any elements inside the stack view as it will add to the keyboard view (custom grid control).… Continue Reading
Probably you are familiar with the scenario when you want to enter some data into an app and when the keyboard is shown it will overlap with other controls and either can hardly reach the elements lying under the keyboard or you just can’t go on using the app because of the keyboard blocks important navigation controls etc.… Continue Reading
It’s the little things that make a UI a special one and gives a user a awesome user experience. One of these small things is the use of colors and backgrounds. To tweak your controls (we will cover buttons) this article will show you how to create a custom button with a gradient background.… Continue Reading
Customizing your App
If I start a new App one of the first changes I made, is to set my own icon for both platforms to check how it’s gonna look like. Having setup a proper, and especially your own, icon feels so much better than using the default one 😃
Set the Icon
There are quite some differences in how to set the app icon for iOS and Android.… Continue Reading
How to use platform specific code
If you are building Xamarin.Forms Apps you will certainly encouter the problem that you have to use platform specific code to get some specific platform or hardware functions to work. Dependency Service allow you’re apps to call the platform specific code out of your shared code basis.… Continue Reading