Posts tagged with "xamarin.forms"

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Creating a parallax carousel in Xamarin.Forms

October 9, 2018 14:54

A while ago I wrote a small tutorial on creating a simple carousel for your Xamarin.Forms app. That post also showed off a cool parallax effect on a carousel. I’ve always wanted to come back to that effect, let’s get this show on the road!

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Creating a simple but good-looking app tutorial

March 19, 2018 16:17

A lot of apps currently in stores have some sort of walkthrough or tutorial screen that walks you through the basic functionality of an app. Let’s see what kind of things go into making one of those shall we?

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5 cool things announced at Microsoft Connect 2017

November 17, 2017 13:35

Microsoft Connect 2017 has come and gone and a lot of new awesome stuff was announced across the board. I’m partial to mobile development using Xamarin and the whole Devops process using VSTS, so here’s 5 things from the mobile/devops space that I thought were pretty cool! 

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Creating a good-looking Xamarin Forms UI: Spotify

September 20, 2017 12:14

It seems like people really like this kind of content, so I decided to keep it up for now. This is the third instalment in this series already and this time we’re going to be taking a look at the Spotify UI!

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Using Effects in Xamarin Forms

September 11, 2017 11:47

Developers can use Effects in Xamarin Forms to customize native controls and add some styling of their own. But why not simply use a custom renderer to achieve the same thing? While that is certainly possible there are some benefits to Effects.

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Creating a good-looking Xamarin Forms UI: Runkeeper

September 5, 2017 11:34

My previous post about creating a fancy Xamarin Forms UI was a whole lot of fun to do and I got some awesome feedback so it’s time for another. Since running is one of my hobbies I see a whole lot of this app up close. It’s both as simple in design as it is functional which makes it a great case for this; Runkeeper!

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Xamarin.Forms ListView grouping and styling the jump list

August 30, 2017 15:24

When creating a Xamarin Forms application there’s almost no getting around using a ListView component at some point. When you have a lot of items to display you might even consider adding ListView grouping. But how does that work?

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Creating a good-looking Xamarin.Forms UI: Twitter

August 25, 2017 12:02

I love tinkering with UI. There, I said it. Even though I’m a developer first and foremost I cannot help the fact that any mobile app UI I create has to look fancy. However most of my development work takes place in Xamarin Forms. Can those two worlds be combined?

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Embedding a YouTube feed in Xamarin.Forms

June 20, 2017 21:09

When building an app for a customer that has an active YouTube channel you might get the requirement to embed their YouTube channel into the app. This is actually simpler then you might think. Since YouTube is a Google product you can bet your life’s savings on the fact that there’s an API for it.

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Xamarin.Forms and the Xamarin Test Recorder

June 9, 2016 22:17

One of the recent additions to the Xamarin family of products is the Xamarin Test Recorder. What this nifty little tool does is allow you to record your UI tests while you’re navigating through your app and export them into either your codebase or the Xamarin Test Cloud.