In this post we'll how is possible to invert a boolean value in our XAML page using a Converter
Let's say that we have a Label that should be visible only if a boolean property is false.
We are going to show step by step how to create a Checkbox for Xamarin.Forms with a very simple code without the use of Custom Renderers.
This checkbox will work on every platform: Android, iOS, UWP... and the final result will be something like...
If you create a button on Android and write its text in lowercase ("my text"), when you launch the app, you can see that the text is all uppercase ("MY TEXT").
This is not a bug but the standard style for Android.
Sometimes we prefer to have our text in lowercase so here I'll show you different methods to do it...
Microsoft has released the version 15.6.3 of Visual Studio and it contains several fixes some of them for Xamarin.
Let see the release notes
Usually a desktop platform has a lot of available resources so many developers tend to avoid to improve the quality of their code. On a mobile platform the resources are quite limited and improving the code could make a huge difference. It can transform a slow and annoying app in a great fast and great one...
Xamarin.Forms is fantastic, you write your code once inside your PCL/.NetStandard project and it will run on many different platforms.
However sometimes we need to access directly the native platform. To do so, we can use something called DependencyService.
Have you ever dreamed to create a 3D game? Or maybe an Augmented Reality app?
With Xamarin and UrhoSharp it couldn't be easier.
Xamarin has a long story of problematic releases where new features comes along with numerous bugs.
For this reason is possible that you are still using an old version of Xamarin.Forms.
But today you will see why you should really upgrade to Xamarin.Forms 2.5
As you know is very important to keep your system updated and this of course is valid for the Android SDK.
You should alway use the lasted available Android components. The Official Xamarin Documentation is not very clear on how to configure properly the Android SDK, so here is what you should do to obtain the best from your Xamarin.Android projects.