As software developers we often use a scary number of Tools and Utilities to get our jobs done. Whenever you learn a new platform you also need to work out the “tools of the trade”. I recently gave a talk on the tools and resources I use to do Xamarin development, so I thought I […]
When your app is all about the images, sometimes you want your images to be hero of the UI. That’s what this weeks Xamarin.Forms Layout Challenge is all about.
A layout I’m seeing more and more these days is a timeline of activities. This is useful for things like transportation schedules or class times. So let’s put together a simple layout for a timeline using a ListView with headers and footers and a custom ViewCell.
Xamarin.Forms is a crazy productive framework for building cross platform apps. However, straight out of the box you might find your User Interfaces are a bit bland. A good understanding of the layout system (and a good graphic designer) are really going to help you make your UI’s awesome. (or at least not suck).
Xamarin development is booming and as with any great technology, things change fast and you’ll want to keep up to date with the latest news and releases. Xamarin has such a wonderful, thriving community that it can be a challenge!
More fantastic links from around the community!
Happy New Year! here are links from the community to start your New Year.
Merry Christmas Xamarin Peeps!… Here is a weekly dump of Xamarin links from around the inter-webs.
Components and Tools Xamarin Studio Tip: Break on all exceptions – Stefan’s Developer Blog – A nice little tip on how to break on all exceptions in Xamarin Studio from Stefan Upgrading to Continuous Deployment In 1 Day with Xamarin, TeamCity and HockeyApp | Dan at Xamarin – 10 steps to awesome continuous integration! Xamarin.Plugins/Iconize […]
One of the great things about my job instructing at Xamarin is the diverse set of questions I get exposure to via all the people who attend Xamarin University. For example, just the other day I was in a class with a guy by the name of Richard Logwood who was curious about Emacs key bindings for Xamarin […]