UI, Xamarin

Tips to practice UI development in Xamarin Forms and not die trying

When we are starting to learn some tool, programming language, process or whatever new thing that we want, normally we focus on reading and practicing specifically about this topic we want to learn, we read about new features, functionalities among others by itself to improve our knowledge. But in order to have a more efficient way to learn, we are now…

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UI, Xamarin

Simple way to add a Tabbed Page in our screens in Xamarin Forms

In some App’s is required to navigate within the same screen throughout  different sections with their own design and information, each one independent of the other. To do it, we have a page type named: TabbedPage. Let’s learn how to implement it. What is a tabbed page? It’s a page that contains different tabs or sections that make possible the navigation between…

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UI, Xamarin

Handling strings in our XAML’s

In this article, I just covered a few recollections of some simple but important topics to improve our Xaml’s and that are too needed and to useful in everyday life to develop an application. I hope these topics are useful for you. Let’s start! 😎 We will be learning the following topics: ✔ Concatenating strings ✔ Adding special characters to the texts ✔ Making multiple…

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MVVM, Xamarin

Applying MVVM design pattern

As Developers, we all want our code to work, but if we just write code, chances are we end up with a complex code, and really hard to read, we all want our code to be clean, organized and easy to read, that’s where Design Patterns come into play. But exactly why do we use it?  Design patterns offers us…

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Images, Xamarin

Optimizing & Handling Images with FFImageLoading

At time to develop an application, if we need to add a lot of images, we know that the resource consumption will be increasing as many images as we add, thereby the memory of the device and the application performance will be affected. That’s why, in this article I will explain you a powerful way,  to help improve the device performance and…

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UI, Xamarin

Working with GridLayout in Xamarin Forms

When we are developing an application, is very important to know what Layout is better for our needs. For example, imagine we are writing a calculator app, we can use a StackLayout or a GridLayout. But… Really, what would happen if we create a calculator based on a set of StackLayouts? Because of the amount of nested views we need for our…

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UI, Xamarin

Creating Accordions in Xamarin Forms

Sometimes, we need to include in our ListViews, some additional options to make better the user experience and the usability on the screen. That’s why now I’m going to explain to you how to do an Expandable ListView (Accordion) in Xamarin Forms. Let’s see! Which steps do I have to do? 1⃣ Step one:  Let’s create the Model In this example, we…

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Behaviors, Xamarin

Learning to use Behaviors in Xamarin Forms

What is a Behavior? Behaviors let you attach a piece of functionality to an element in a view. This feature can be reusable and give us an easy way to do unit testing. Which steps do I have to do? 1⃣  Create the Behavior container class To add a Behavior in a control you must create a class which inherits from the Behavior<T>  class.…

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Triggers, Xamarin

Getting started with Triggers in Xamarin Forms

Sometimes, we need to make some actions when an event happens or when a control property is changed. So, to do it Triggers are the solutions! With Triggers, we can add one or more actions to our controls, based on what do you want to do, maybe to make an action when a click event happens in a Button or when an Entry…

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UI, Xamarin

Easy way to create circle buttons in Xamarin Forms

I have seen a lot of people asking about how to create circle buttons in Xamarin Forms. I read about a quick and easy way to create that circle button effect so I have decided to make this post to share it as a reference. Let’s Start! Let’s see the properties There are two properties you can set to get…

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