Events, Xamarin

Making clickable graphic controls with TapGestureRecognizer

At the time of creating a screen design, we add all the graphics controls that we need, some of they need to be a clickable controls, but.. what happened if not all of your screen controls supports the Click event? For example, some controls as Label, Image… There is a solution! Now I will teach you, how can we make unclickable controls, clickable.…

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UI, Xamarin

Painting your screen with Xamarin Forms

Have you ever need to create an application with painting screen? 🤔 Yes!! Me too. In this post, I’m going to explain step by step how to do it. Let’s see! First of all… What do I need? ✔ Add from NuGet Package the plugin: SkiaSharp Let’s start! You must add the following namespace on your xaml page: After this, you have to add…

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UI, Xamarin

Creating lines in Xamarin Forms

Often we have some application screen that design needs to be divided for a line and that is why now I wrote this article about how to do it. Let’s Start! It’s too simple, you just have to add a BoxView in your screen design. Making a review about what is a BoxView, this is a graphic control that allows to…

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Settings, Xamarin

Little things that you might know to prepare your project

Usually I write about some plugin explanations, functionalities, ease of using some graphic controls, among other stuff, but in this post I want to cover some little things that are important when we are preparing an application and sometimes “May not be necessary” , “Because it’s not part of the code” or “Is just because you need a functional application”.. among a…

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UI, Xamarin

Copying text from our applications in Xamarin Forms

It’s important that the users can copy relevant texts from their applications. That’s why I explain you a simpler way to do it. Let’s see! We will follow these steps: Adding the Xamarin.Plugins.Clipboard Supported platforms Adding Copy/Paste actions in our applications Creating an example First of all.. What do I need? ✔ Add from NuGet Package the plugin: Xamarin.Plugins.Clipboard: Supports following platforms: Xamarin.Android…

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UI, Xamarin

Doing a Pull To Refresh in a ListView using Xamarin Forms

When we add a ListView control in our applications, normally we don’t see a loading control indicator while we wait for the data but there are some properties that help us to add this control. Let’s see! Let’s Start! How to add the PullToRefresh icon in the ListView? I show you bellow the way to create a ListView in the XAML. I…

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Xamarin, Xamarin Android

Comprehending screen densities in Xamarin Android

All of us at the time of adding images to the resources folder, have seen inside there a lot of folders with the prefix name drawable followed with a “-“  and each one of the screen density types (drawable-hdpi , drawable-xhdpi , drawable-xxhdpi and some others). But what can I do with these folders? To better understand, first we must have some previous knowledge: ⚪   Pixel:      …

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Sounds, Xamarin

Working with audio recorder using Xamarin Forms

Very often we use applications that play sounds and allow us to trigger some actions like start, stop, random and some others… but what happen if we want to record the audio that we will manipulate? It’s easy! In this post I will teach how to do  this with Plugin.AudioRecorder.   We will follow these steps: Adding the Plugin.AudioRecorder Previous configuration Recording…

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UI, Xamarin

A simple way to create a carousel in Xamarin Forms

Normally we can see screens in applications with components with swipe behavior within the same page. With CarouselPage we can create this. Let’s see! What is a CarouselPage? It’s a type of page with slides interaction in the same screen that we can swipe one by one, you can add images , labels and whatever virtual component that you need inside there. We can create it…

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