UI

Getting started with Visual State Manager (VSM) in Xamarin Forms

When we are developing an application we usually face requirements that needs some visual changes depending of a specific control’s state. For example, we may need to increase the height of an Entry while the user is writing, but we may also need to modify the text color, the most important is that all of this must happen when the…

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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

Replicating Facebook Profile UI in Xamarin Forms

Hello guys!! This time, I created a post that’s a little different than my usual posts, I built a Facebook Profile UI! So you’ll be able to the whole code, I will list the elements I used and leave some explanatory posts so you can understand them better in case you have not used them yet. Let me tell you…

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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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UI

Simple way to create a Floating Button in Xamarin Forms

When we are creating some UI, there are some parts that may seem complicated, this may be true or not, it all depends on how we do the implementation, one example of this can be adding a Floating button in our screen, that’s why in this post we will be learning how to do this in a very simple way!.…

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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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UI, Xamarin Essentials

Sharing information in Xamarin Forms

Sometimes, we need to share information from our App to other apps, such as an address, a file, an URL among others. Xamarin Essential gives us the power to do it! In this post we will be learning how to do it. This post will be divided in the following topics:   🔹 Platform Supports 🔹 Sharing overload methods 🔹 Experimental…

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