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Xamarin Forms Carousel View

Xamarin Forms has become for me, a great tool for easily creative mobile applications with speed. But where it has many great features, it also unfortunately still has a lot of bugs and incomplete or experimental features. CarouselView is one of them, so lets look at possible uses for the CarouselView, its upsides and its downfalls. We'll also look into possible alternatives and whether you should use them or not. - read more.

29 Jul 2019

How To: Firebase Cloud Messaging on Android and iOS with Xamarin

Just a quick tutorial on how to get Firebase Cloud Messaging working on Xamarin Forms for both Android and iOS. Android: text See http://lukealderton.com/blog/posts/2017/january/systemtypeloadexceptio... - read more.

1 May 2019

Xamarin Forms app not updating after deploy

Xamarin Forms has an intermittent bug where an app will build and successfully deploy, but when checking the app of the device/emulator, the app hasn't updated at all and remains running an old version of the app. The solution to this lies within the bin folder of your project. - read more.

25 Jul 2017 - 1 Comments

Xamarin Forms multiple instances of same app open

Fixing an issue where multiple instances of a Xamarin Forms app can launch, sometimes on top of each other. The issue is usually caused when the application is already running and the app gets launched again from the home screen rather than the recent applications menu. - read more.

22 Jul 2017 - 4 Comments

Xamarin forms - Stop/Cancel back button event

We've all been there, set with the task to ask the user if they're sure they really want to go go back and loose the work/information on the current screen. The trouble is that if you were to Google search for just that, you'd find almost every answer says you need some sort of custom handler for each device. We can't accept that can we? Will we? No. - read more.

8 Mar 2017 - 4 Comments

Persistent views across multiple pages in Xamarin Forms

In this post, I discuss what's required to keep a view persistent across multiple pages in Xamarin forms. This is useful for when you want to display messages or custom overlays for the user of your app. - read more.

13 Dec 2016

Xamarin MasterDetailPage has large margin/padding at top

When creating an app the uses a MasterDetailPage as the root Page, you might sometimes find that you've got a large set of padding at the top of all your pages with seemingly no way to remove it. Here's the fix. - read more.

24 Nov 2016 - 4 Comments
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