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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 - 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

Replacing the Xamarin Header/Navigation bar with a custom view/template

See how to replace the Xamarin Header/Navigation bar in Android iOS and Windows Phone with a custom view/template that lets to define it once for it to work on every page. A very simple and awesome solution. - read more.

10 Jan 2017 - 14 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

Using Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) on Android and iOS in Xamarin

Google Cloud Messaging or GCM for short can be used in Xamarin for both Android and iOS as a service to provide notifications from your server to your mobile device and back again. Using this within Xamarin Forms, you'll be able to create applications that sent/recieve messages and also display notifications. - read more.

1 Jul 2016 - 1 Comments

Fixed error installing Microsoft.Bcl onto Xamarin portable project

Installing Microsoft.Bcl and Microsoft.Net.Http using the Nuget package manager onto a Xamarin project, sometimes causes an error, this post describes how to fix/resolve that issue. - read more.

9 Feb 2016 - 3 Comments
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