PODCASTS & VIDEOS
This week, James is joined by Rachel Kang, software engineer on the Xamarin.Forms and .NET MAUI team, who talks to us about the importance of building accessible apps. She shows off how you can start today testing your apps and adding features from Xamarin.Forms to make them even more accessible. Then she shows off some exciting work coming in .NET MAUI.
Building Accessible Mobile Apps | The Xamarin Show by The Xamarin Show
Stop copy and pasting code and start creating re-usable styles with Xamarin.Forms. Reusable styles and resources can be anything! From colors, integers, booleans, and full-blown customizations of controls let you re-use and optimize your code. Re-use them on a single page or throughout your entire application. If they sound like CSS they are, but in XAML! I show you how.
Styling Xamarin.Forms Apps with Reusable Resources & Styles by James Montemagno
The MediaGallery plugin allows you to pick one or multiple media files from your gallery, something Essentials can't do by default. But why stop there? The plugin also allows you to save an image or video to that same gallery with just a single line of code!
Everything you need to know about this plugin is right here, in this video.
Pick Multiple Images and Videos with This Xamarin.Forms Library by Gerald Versluis
In this video we will learn how to enable playing audio in the background on iOS. Even when your app is not one the foreground we can keep continue playing audio and with video even enable picture-in-picture.
All of this shown in a Xamarin.Forms app together with MediaElement from the Xamarin Community Toolkit.
Play Audio & Video in Background with Xamarin.Forms on iOS by Gerald Versluis
Pedro is back for another episode! This time he will tell us all about the Lifecycle Effect that he implemented for the Xamarin Community Toolkit. With this effect you can hook into the Loaded and Unloaded event of any VisualElement and even pages.
Tune in to this episode and learn all about it.
Lifecycle Events (Xamarin Community Toolkit) by The Xamarin Show
Getting all your image resources in the right color can be a big pain. Between iOS and Android alone you will have to add them in many different dimensions. John has made this a whole lot easier by implementing an Effect in the Xamarin Community Toolkit. This Effect allows you to tint an image with an attached property with just one line of code!
Image Tinting (Xamarin Community Toolkit) by The Xamarin Show