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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Talks and workshops

My Experience on .NET Conf CO 2018

On November 8, 9, 10 and 11, I was invited to participate as a speaker in .NET Conf CO 2018.  This conference is the most important .NET event celebrated in Medellin, Colombia 🇨🇴. The event took place in the Ruta-N building, which is the innovation and business Medellin center, created to promote innovative business technologies. In this great event where given different…

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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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Videos, Xamarin

Playing videos using Xamarin Forms

Getting videos to play in our application is a dynamic way to display important content that can help us to offer a better user experience, avoiding users to exit the application to see video resources that requires the application at runtime. In the post, we will be explaining this topic, in the following points: 🔶 Platform implementation 🔶 Adding the video player in the XAML…

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NewNewsXamarinForms, Xamarin

Adding FallbackValue and TargetNullValue properties to BindingBase in Xamarin Forms 3.2.0

Sometimes when we work with bindings in Xamarin.Forms you may find yourself binding to a property that may or may not have a value assigned to it. For those situations the new and improved Xamarin.Forms version 3.2.0 contains two new methods to include in your bindings, those are FallbackValue and TargetNullValue. First of all… What do I need? Update the Xamarin.Forms version to the 3.2.0.…

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NewNewsXamarinForms, Xamarin

UI surprises in Xamarin Forms 3.2.0

Hello!! Actually, it’s available Xamarin Forms 3.2.0 and now I’m going to show you some of my favorites new features. I hope this will be very useful for you! Let’s see!!! First of all… What do I need? Update the Xamarin.Forms version to the 3.2.0. What’s new? 🎯 Editor Placeholder/PlaceholderColor Now, to make our Editor controls friendlier, it’s available to use two new…

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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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