UI, Xamarin

Replicating Food UI Sample

Well, I tell you that I really LOVE this!😍I’m always searching different screen designs for mobile applications and I saw this one for a food application that I liked and when I saw it I definitely wanted to replicate it! The design was obtained from the Dribble following link. We will be building the first screen! Tools that I used…

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UI, Xamarin

Understanding the differences between Margin & Padding and Translation properties

Hi!! And merry Christmas to all! This time we will be learning about two things I have received questions about, they may be easy to confuse because both properties handle the same values and behaves similarly, I’m talking about the Padding and Margin properties, on many occasions we tend to use them as “equivalent” properties, but it is important to understand what the difference…

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UI, Xamarin

Adding custom fonts in Xamarin Forms

Often, when we need to apply a design we find different Fonts to which we think fits best with the design, for that reason use a custom Font. That’s what we’re going to be learning in this post!! Let’s start! For the example I will use the Cute Jelyfish font, you can find it here. The first that we have to learn is…

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UI, Xamarin

Showing Design Time Data with XAML Previewer

From developer to developer, I would like to start this article by asking some questions: 1⃣  Have you ever experienced that you want to show the progress of the design of a screen and for this you need to add test data to the XAML so that the user can see the results, right? 2⃣  So after you convinced the…

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Xamarin

Make your life simpler with the CollectionView’s Layouts 😎

CollectionView allows us display a list of data. It’s very similar to the ListView but this control enhances the performance and memory management of the list and covers different layout presentations such as: Vertical, horizontal and grid, making it a lot better and saving us our precious development time. This control is available from the version of Xamarin Forms 4.0.…

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Performance, Xamarin

Tips to improve performance in Xamarin Forms

It’s amazing when we use apps that have a quick response time, It’s very nice to see the applications which compromise our waiting time as little as possible. That’s why, as developers, we must put enough effort in ensuring that every application we make has the best performance possible. Granted, It’s amazing to be able to freely use components and…

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Database, Xamarin

Getting started with Local databases in Xamarin Forms

Most of the Applications that we develop, needs to have a local database to have some important information saved on the device, it’s important that, we only try to save information that is really necessary and locally required in our device, so our app always have the best performance possible. In this post, we will be learning how to implement a local database…

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Controls, UI, Xamarin

Let’s use the SearchBar control in Xamarin Forms

This time I will tell you about the SearchBar, which is a control that allows us make a search of a specific information between a set of these. To understand better, I will be display these topics in the following sets: 🔹 SearchBar basic structure 🔹 Implementing SearchBar Page Let’s start!!! SearchBar basic structure To understand better, is important to know…

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Experiences, Xamarin

Why becoming a Blogger help you grow in your career: My Personal experience as Xamarin Blogger

I have been received messages from many different people, inspired by my work, asking me about how can they grow up in their career, how can they start becoming a Xamarin Blogger, what skills do they need to have, which advices can I give them, among other questions. That’s why in this time, I took a time to write about my experience being a…

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Xamarin

Simple tips to make better your Xamarin Experience on iOS

There are certain topics that are simple but often really hard to find online and we can spend dead hours only to find out how simple they are!, Today I will share with you some tips that are really simple, but can ease our Xamarin experience on iOS a lot. Things like how change the simulator orientation or how change…

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UI, Xamarin

Working with AbsoluteLayout in Xamarin Forms

Often, while developing an application we face situations where we have a design that needs to implement different layouts that are not the ones we normally use (For example: StackLayout, GridLayout). Some mockups have a more complex design in which we need to organize some graphic controls overlapping others. That’s why, now Im going to explain you an easy way to learn…

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Errors Compilations, Xamarin, Xamarin IOS

How to fix IB Compiling error in Xamarin IOS

Errors table: ❌    ibtool exited with code 1 (ProjectName.iOS) ❌   Compiling IB documents for earlier than iOS 7 is no longer supported. (ProjectName.iOS) ibtool So, Let’s see two options to fix it!!!  Option 1⃣: Modify the Deployment target On your IOS project, find the Info.plist file and open it, inside there in the Deployment Info category just set the Deployment Target with a version from 7.0 or higher. And problem fixed!  ⚠ The…

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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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