Another great issue this week with a nice mix of blogs and videos.
As conference season continues, I am excited to see what other great content and announcements we see going forward.
It's talk rehearsal week for me so a bit of a quiet weekend ahead but hope you all have a great one!
Run your Xamarin.Forms apps on the Web via Uno Platform
Xamarin.Forms has support for UWP and Windows, and since the Uno Platform provides the full UWP API set, it is easy to build renderers on top of Uno to enable WebAssembly. This enables Xamarin.Forms apps to run on the Web with execution of a simple command line. Here’s how to do it in Visual Studio.
iOS 13 Dark Mode and Semantic Colors
This sample project makes it easy to visualize all of iOS 13's semantic and adaptable colors. These are colors that automatically adapt to system settings, like Dark Mode, to give your app a UI that is always legible.
The Obvious UI is Often the Best UI
Voltaire said, “le sens commun est fort rare”—common sense is very rare. Perhaps to realize that a certain decision is common sense, one has to have enough life experience to know the right path to take , at which point certain choices become common sense and don’t require much analysis.
Hacktoberfest 2019 – Xamarin Edition
It is currently Hacktoberfest, which means companies from all over tech are getting involved to make sure it is easier, and more fun than ever, to contribute to open source. Xamarin too has now joined in, by announcing rewards for contributing to any of the Xamarin.repos. The rewards are tiered so the more you submit, the better it gets!
iOS 13 Checklist for developers
iOS 13 has finally rolled out for the public. It's time to support all the things. Here is a checklist of what you should be considering.
Adding a Search Bar to Xamarin.Forms.NavigationPage
Both Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android offer the capability to natively add a search bar to the navigation bar using UISearchController and SearchView, respectively. But, it's not simple in Xamarin.Forms as one might expect. But Brandon has you covered!
Adding a Search Bar to Xamarin.Forms.NavigationPage by Brandon Minnick
Showing Design Time Data with XAML Previewer
The Previewer has come a long way since it was first available, and is now a stable and very useful tool for iterating on the design of your app. Leomaris shows you how to use design-time data to help you visualise your app with more content.
Showing Design Time Data with XAML Previewer by Leomaris Reyes
CarouselView Challenge Wrap-up and Reporting : Xamarin Blog
The Xamarin team recently ran a CarouselView Challenge and Paul has written up about the challenge including some of the beautiful submissions.
CarouselView Challenge Wrap-up and Reporting : Xamarin Blog by Paul DiPetro
Xamarin.Forms Design Time Data Tips & Best Practices
With the release of great tools like XAML Hot Reload and Previewer, having data for use at design time is really helpful for fast iterations! James explains how to get started and some best practice.
Xamarin.Forms Design Time Data Tips & Best Practices by James Montemagno
Replicating Facebook Profile UI in Xamarin Forms
Leomaris has shared about how she recreated the Facebook Profile UI, complete with what elements she used and links to useful posts explaining how to use those elements.
Replicating Facebook Profile UI in Xamarin Forms by Leomaris Reyes
Xamarin: Creating a Dark Mode Splash Screen
Now that iOS 13 and Android Q support Dark Mode, we'll want our app's Splash Screen to be dark too. Brandon explores how to create a Splash Screen that is dark when Dark Mode is enabled, but still light when Dark Mode is disabled!
Xamarin: Creating a Dark Mode Splash Screen by Brandon Minnick
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Introducing the DevOps for Mobile Video Series
Exciting news! James has teamed up with Abel Wang, the DevOps Lead in the Cloud Advocacy team at Microsoft, to combine two things a lot of us love, Mobile and DevOps. CI/CD is important to mobile too so this new series will take you through everything you need to know.
Introducing the DevOps for Mobile Video Series by James Montemagno
Play Launcher (Xamarin.Essentials API of the Week)
Xamarin.Essentials provides developers with cross-platform APIs for their mobile applications. On this week's Xamarin.Essential API of the week, James takes a look at the Launcher API to directly deep link into your app or other apps on the users device.
Play Launcher (Xamarin.Essentials API of the Week) by James Montemagno
XamRight - Richer, Safer XAML Coding Experience | The Xamarin Show
This week, James is joined by friend of the show David Sielaff, who shows everyonee his awesome Visual Studio extension XamRight for XAML editing! XamRight is a tool to make it easier to maintain and enhance Xamarin Forms apps.
XamRight - Richer, Safer XAML Coding Experience | The Xamarin Show by James Montemagno
The Xamarin Podcast Episode 66: .NET Conf Recap!
Join James and Matt for this month's Xamarin Podcast, where they cover all things .NET Conf including some of the big Xamarin related announcements like Hot Restart!