Autumn is starting to hit here in the UK, so much so that the weather is getting colder and even British Summer Time ends at the weekend as we turn the clocks back and go back to GMT/UTC.
Lots of great articles this week, so hopefully you all have a fantastic weekend and get to enjoy the great work of the community!
My Top Xamarin Blogs and Online Communities
We love all kinds of content here at Weekly Xamarin and this is another great list of resources for Xamarin blogs and online communities where we can all enjoy our love of this wonderful technology!
My Top Xamarin Blogs and Online Communities by Jean-Marie Parent
Query & Interact with Apps in Android 11 with Package Visibility
Android 11 introduced several exciting updates for developers to integrate into their app experience including new device and media controls, enhanced support for foldables, and a lot more. In addition to new features there are also several privacy enhancements that developers need to integrate into their application when upgraded and re-targeting to Android 11. One of those enhancements is the introduction of package visibility that alters the ability to query installed applications and packages on a user’s device.
Query & Interact with Apps in Android 11 with Package Visibility by James Montemagno
Thinking Out Loud: Events, Messaging and Mvvm Navigation with XAML Frameworks
This post from Nick carries on from a previous post we featured, and this time it takes advantage of C# 9 features to help reduce even more the code you have to write, winner!
Thinking Out Loud: Events, Messaging and Mvvm Navigation with XAML Frameworks by Nick Randolph
OTP Auto-Fill Entry for iOS with Xamarin.Forms
I was actually thinking about this exact feature recently when I benefitted from 2FA auto-fill on iOS, so really excited to see Gerald has written this excellent post showing us how to do it in Xamarin.Forms!
OTP Auto-Fill Entry for iOS with Xamarin.Forms by Gerald Versluis
5 Tips to Easily Use the Grid for Layouts in Xamarin.Forms
Grids are one of my favourite layouts in Xamarin.Forms and Leomaris is always a great teacher so this is excellent if you have found yourself shying away from grids.
5 Tips to Easily Use the Grid for Layouts in Xamarin.Forms by Leomaris Reyes
Choose a Time Duration: Telerik TimeSpan Picker for Xamarin
The Telerik TimeSpanPicker for Xamarin provides users with a quick and easy way to select a time duration, and the duration interval can be measured in days, hours, minutes and all the way down to seconds. Just like all other picker controls from the Telerik UI for Xamarin suite, TimeSpanPicker is highly customizable—you can modify every part of the control, including the popup, spinners, header and footer as well as the displayed text before and after time interval is selected.
Choose a Time Duration: Telerik TimeSpan Picker for Xamarin by Yana Kerpecheva
PR Tracker for .NET projects
This is a fun project from Microsoft MVP and .NET Foundation Board Member Layla Porter, that allows you to log and track your contributions to any open source .NET project marked with the Hacktoberfest label. Not only can you use it to track your contributions but the project can also be found on GitHub and openly welcomes PR's so you can even track work you have done on the tracker project, meta!
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Using Styles in Xamarin.Forms: Implicit, Explicit and Inherit Styles
Xamarin.Forms applications often contain multiple controls that have a similar appearance. Setting the appearance of each individual control can be repetitive and error prone. With styles you can make your XAML less verbose and the maintenance of the look and feel of your Xamarin.Forms app much simpeler. In this video we will learn how to use implicit styles, explicit styles, style inheritance and how to make styles apply to your own custom controls.
Using Styles in Xamarin.Forms: Implicit, Explicit and Inherit Styles by Gerald Versluis
Merge Conflict: 223: How App Updates Work
How to app updates work, what do you need to know, migrate, and hook into? Or do you need to at all?
XamExpertDay 2020 Live Stream : Full Day Deep-Dive Xamarin Content
Here you can find all the sessions from the XamExpertDay 2020 live event. XamExpertDay is a full day of in-depth Xamarin sessions and was a really great day with fantastic speakers.
XamExpertDay 2020 Live Stream : Full Day Deep-Dive Xamarin Content by Gerald Versluis
Null Pointers 22: .NET Maui
In this episode, we finally talk about .NET Maui, also known as the future of Xamarin.Forms. What’s coming and more importantly, when is it coming? We will tell you all about it!