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February 18, 2020 20:28 in Code, Short

Exploring grid overlays in DebugRainbows

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!

February 4, 2020 19:34 in Code

Implementing MSAL authentication in Xamarin.Forms

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?

January 21, 2020 18:48 in Code, Short

Fixing a partial button ripple effect on Samsung devices

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...

January 8, 2020 22:13 in Code

Using Firebase Analytics in your Xamarin.Forms app

We all know and love Microsoft’s AppCenter offering when it comes to analytics and crash reporting for our mobile apps. But what if you’re one of those people...

December 26, 2019 14:36 in Code

Using compiled bindings in Xamarin.Forms

As a Xamarin developer, you have surely come across a scenario where you’ve mistyped a binding and didn’t figure it out until hours later. Let’s see if we...

December 3, 2019 18:32 in Code

Snppts Challenge Wrap-up

A while ago we started the Snppts Challenge, asking you to submit your good-looking UIs to the platform and promising swag in the process. Now that the deadline...

September 11, 2019 19:15 in Code

Getting started with creating your own NuGet package

Have you always wanted to create your own NuGet package but not quite sure where to start? Let’s take a peek at how I built my Xamarin NuGet...

August 25, 2019 19:40 in Code

Breaking the Pancake mould

You may have used PancakeView in your Xamarin.Forms adventures in the past. Ever dreamed of breaking out of that rectangular/circular mould? Well, now you can with the latest...

July 2, 2019 13:51 in Code

Create a kickass banking app using a BasePage in Xamarin

Have you ever had a scenario where using the built-in navigation bar and other UI elements simply didn’t cut it? Perhaps it’s been suggested to you by a...

June 7, 2019 19:48 in Code

Introducing Xamarin UI July

Fellow community member Luis Matos has recently held a Xamarin Month initiative. During the entire month of February, someone from the community / Xamarin team posted a blog...

May 21, 2019 16:50 in Code

A quick explainer: recent NuGet packages

Recently I’ve been pushing out a few NuGet packages with components that I use in my every day Xamarin work. This blog post is meant to give you...