Archive for Code


Improving the touch targets in your apps using Xamarin.Forms

November 20, 2020 17:17

We can interact with our phones in different ways, but the most commonly used one is through touch. But what makes for good touch targets and how can we improve upon what we get out of the box in Xamarin.Forms? Let’s take a look!


How to provide negative numeric input on Xamarin.Forms iOS

October 6, 2020 16:06

When creating a text input in Xamarin.Forms you might want to show a numeric keyboard. However, when setting it up and running your app on iOS you can’t put in negative numbers. What’s up with that?


PancakeView goes v2.0! Here’s what’s new.

July 10, 2020 16:00

It’s been in the making for quite a while and the road to getting to the end result has been quite a struggle. However, it’s finally time to release version 2.0 of PancakeView!


Revisiting the base page concept using ContentView – Part 1

June 30, 2020 16:34

A while ago I wrote a blog about using the concept of a base page in Xamarin.Forms. Since people are still looking at options to swap out native controls for custom implementations due to complex visual requirements it might be worth revisiting this topic!

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Live-streaming on a budget… sort of… maybe…

May 19, 2020 20:36

With COVID-19 keeping the world in its grasp your existing hobbies might not exist anymore. Same here. So it’s time to start some new ones! This is part 1 of me talking about my live-streaming experiences so far.


Playing with animation in Xamarin.Forms

April 23, 2020 17:18

Movement breathes life into your app. But getting started with animation in Xamarin.Forms might not be the simplest thing. This post explains how to get started with creating some cool animations you can use to spice up your app.


Playing around with neumorphism in Xamarin.Forms

March 3, 2020 15:09

Neumorphism (or neuomorphism) might be a word you’ve never heard before. If that’s the case, then this is the blog post for you! We will take a peek at what it means and how we might be able to achieve it in Xamarin.Forms.

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Exploring grid overlays in DebugRainbows

February 18, 2020 20:28

I recently released a new version of my DebugRainbows plugin, which adds grid overlays to the set of debugging tools it offers. Let’s take a closer look at what they are and how to use them!


Implementing MSAL authentication in Xamarin.Forms

February 4, 2020 19:34

Authenticating users in our app is a common challenge that mobile developers need to tackle. Leveraging existing authentication systems like those of social networks or big companies like Microsoft’s MSAL saves a lot of development time. But how do we get started?

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Fixing a partial button ripple effect on Samsung devices

January 21, 2020 18:48

While building our latest Xamarin app we recently ran into an issue where a button on Android would only have a partial ripple effect. This post explores the workaround we ended up implementing.