Probably the most popular document format used for sharing content across various applications and operating systems is a PDF (Portable Document Format). As a Xamarin developer, you may need to display PDF documents like invoices and reports within your Xamarin applications. The good news is that Syncfusion provides an awesome control to allow you to easily incorporate PDFs into your applications.
View PDF Files within Your Xamarin.Forms Apps Using the Syncfusion PDF Viewer by Suresh Mohan
With so much talk about Xamarin.Forms in the community, you might be tricked into thinking that it's the only way to build Xamarin Applications. Glenn Stephens is here to tell you that it's not always the right way to go and enlighten you on what you should consider when choosing between Xamarin.iOS / Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.Forms
When to choose Xamarin.iOS/Xamarin.Android over Xamarin.Forms by Glenn Stephens
Rendy discusses showing an overlay with a transparent shape on top of a camera view. He discusses how he accomplished it with a sample that shows this overlay in different scenarios like when using a map or camera..
Overlay view in Xamarin Forms by Rendy
Starting in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 there is a new element called the CollectionView. According to the Xamarin team, this new element should replace the well known control ListView. If you want to adjust the spacing around elements, this may help you out.
Xamarin.Forms CollectionView Spacing by John Taubensee
Charlin has a post on the importance of sweating the small stuff, like showing decimals in a number in a pleasing way. These are exactly the sort of things that will make your application stand out.
Quick tip – Floating Decimal Text in Xamarin Forms by Charlin Agramonte
Visual is a new feature within Xamarin Forms 4.0 that allows developers to create more consistent views between platforms based on Google’s design patterns called Material Design. Learn a bit more about it here.
Visual: The future of Xamarin Forms by Luis Matos
Javier is back with another great Xamarin.Forms Challenge. This time he implements a design found on the Dribbble website with a funky listview.
Note: Post is in Spanish, but the awesomeness speaks for itself!
[Xamarin.Forms Challenge] My Tasks by Javier Suárez Ruiz
This is an interesting solution to showing an Activity Indicator. Put it right in the button that initiates the long running operation. One of the benefits of such a design, is that you don't have to free up any screen real estate to show the indicator.
Create a Custom "ActivityButton" in Xamarin.Forms by John Taubensee