How to invert a boolean value in XAML with a IValueConverter

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.

read more
Read More

How to add a Checkbox in Xamarin.Forms

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...

read more
Read More

Xamarin.Forms on Android: How to remove the Uppercase from a button text

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...

read more
Read More

Why you should update Visual Studio to this version to improve Xamarin

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

read more
Read More

Improve your code with LINQ – How to speed up your Xamarin and .Net app

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...

read more
Read More

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 – Preview

Microsoft has released a preview version 15.7 of Visual Studio 2017.

There are few improvements around Xamarin so could be quite interesting to see the release notes.

read more
Read More

Xamarin.Forms: A tutorial about DependencyService

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.

read more
Read More

UrhoSharp – Add 3D and Augmented Reality to your Xamarin apps

Have you ever dreamed to create a 3D game? Or maybe an Augmented Reality app?

With Xamarin and UrhoSharp it couldn't be easier.

read more
Read More

Xamarin.Forms 2.5: The features you cannot miss

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

read more
Read More

Android SDK Setup with Xamarin

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.

read more
Read More