Sorry for missing the newsletter last week, but hoping you had a productive week, and that means this week is overflowing with great articles and links for you to enjoy.
Also, in just a few hours from now XamExpertDay2021 is streaming live so make sure you join in on the fun (no registration necessary).
Take care, and I'll see you at XamExpertDay ;-)
Mark your calendars: Android Dev Summit, Chrome Dev Summit and Firebase Summit are coming your way in a few weeks!
Android Developers: it’s time to start marking your calendars for the upcoming dev summits in just a few weeks.
Mark your calendars: Android Dev Summit, Chrome Dev Summit and Firebase Summit are coming your way in a few weeks! by Google Developers
Xamarin support ends in 2022 on Bitrise
At the end of January, 2022 Bitrise will remove Xamarin from its officially supported platforms and with that also remove all VS4 Mac stacks. :(
Building CI with GitHub Actions for Xamarin apps
This post describes a GitHub Actions workflow to build, sign and distribute your Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms apps
Building CI with GitHub Actions for Xamarin apps | by Denys Fiediaiev | Sep, 2021 | Medium by Denys Fiediaiev
Opening A PDF in Xamarin Forms - Part 1
This article shows you how to open and preview PDF files in Xamarin Forms. It covers creating the custom Xamarin.iOS control from scratch, including a custom thumb nail.
Opening A PDF in Xamarin Forms (Part1: Xamarin.iOS) by Damien Doumer
Improving performance App using compiled bindings in Xamarin Forms
Compiled Binding help us to improve performance by resolving binding expressions at compile-time rather than runtime and integrating the IntelliSense, that’s why they are resolved faster than classic bindings.
Improving performance App using compiled bindings in Xamarin Forms by Leomaris Reyes
Tips and Ticks when creating a Custom Control in Xamarin Forms. Part. 1
Creating a custom control is a common thing to do when developing a Xamarin Forms application. In many cases, the main purpose of creating one is to have a reusable control that we can use across all our application. In this blog post, Charlin covers some tips and tricks for creating them.
Tips and Ticks when creating a Custom Control in Xamarin Forms. Part. 1 - XamGirl by Charlin Agramonte
Xamarin Forms Circular Activity Indicator For UWP
In this article, you will learn about Xamarin Forms custom circular/round activity indicator for UWP.
Xamarin Forms Circular Activity Indicator For UWP by Ninaada Bellippady
Getting Device Information with Xamarin Essentials
Have you ever had the need to make decisions based on certain information about the device? In this article, Leomaris shows you how easy it is to get device information using Xamarin Essentials.
Getting Device Information with Xamarin Essentials by Leomaris Reyes
Beautiful gradients with Magic Gradients
How to implement beautiful gradients in Xamarin.Forms with the MagicGradients NuGet package.
Design beautiful gradients — practical guide in Xamarin.Forms with Magic Gradients by Bohdan Benetskyi
Xamarin.Forms - ContentView Lifecycle
Delpin discusses how to use OnAppearing and OnDisAppearing in ContentView in Xamarin forms.
.NET MAUI – What’s New in Preview 8
Changes in .NET MAUI Preview 8 with Abstract and Host Builder pattern. Windows, via WinUI 3, now part and parcel of the Single project ecosystem.
Sands of MAUI: Issue #26
Sam gives his weekly update on all things MAUI.
Sands of MAUI: Issue #25
Sam's weekly update on MAUI goodness.
Fixing build issue in MAUI preview 8
Peter shares some information on common build issues with MAUI preview 8.
How To Set up .NET MAUI on Windows
If you have any problem getting started with .NET MAUI, this will help you get .NET MAUI running on Windows.
How to Migrate Xamarin.Forms Apps to .NET MAUI
Learn how to migrate a Xamarin.Forms app to .NET MAUI with this tutorial from the Xamarin developers at ArcTouch.
How to Migrate Xamarin.Forms Apps to .NET MAUI | ArcTouch by Ramon Farizel
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Share Images and Videos with Essentials Share in Xamarin.Forms
With the Essentials Share APIs you can easily share text, images, videos or any file from your Xamarin.Forms application to any other installed application. Think of WhatsApp, Instagram, TikTok, etc. In this video I will show you how to leverage the Xamarin.Essentials Share API to implement sharing like this.
Share Images and Videos with Essentials Share in Xamarin.Forms by Gerald Versluis
Highlight New App Features to Your Users with Xamarin.Essentials VersionTracking
Maybe you need to do a database migration or want to show your users a screen to highlight new features in this app version, you can to that with Essentials VersionTracking! In this video I will show you how to use the Xamarin.Essentials VersionTracking APIs to show app version numbers and make decisions based on that information.
Highlight New App Features to Your Users with Xamarin.Essentials VersionTracking by Gerald Versluis
Merge Conflict: 272: .NET 6 RC1, .NET MAUI Updates, & iPhone 13 Event Recap
What a week! We have you covered with everything happening with .NET 6, .NET MAUI, and a full breakdown of the iPhone 13 event.
Merge Conflict: 272: .NET 6 RC1, .NET MAUI Updates, & iPhone 13 Event Recap by Merge Conflict
Breaking .NET MAUI News!!! And the Preview 8 Updates
Gerald covers some important breaking .NET MAUI news! Before we talk about the new things in preview 8, we first need to talk about the delay of .NET MAUI GA and what that means for Xamarin.Forms. And also: a XAML Previewer, XAML Hot Reload and .NET Hot Reload in Visual Studio 2022. All in this video!
Breaking .NET MAUI News!1!! And the Preview 8 Updates by Gerald Versluis
.NET MAUI Preview 8 Hands-on - True Single Project, Hot Reload Everywhere, & 1 Click Install
.NET MAUI Preview 8 is here wish so many goodies including the new 1 click install with Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4, XAML & C# Hot Reload everywhere, a new XAML Live Preview, and iOS Hot Restart so you can deploy to an iOS from Windows. I break it all down for you!
.NET MAUI Preview 8 Hands-on - True Single Project, Hot Reload Everywhere, & 1 Click Install by James Montemagno
.NET MAUI Preview 8 - Tips & Tricks | Windows Setup, MVVM Hot Reload, and Dependency Injection
You had questions from my last video and I have answers and what better way then with another video! I break down all the things you need to know for Windows setup and deployment, MVVM hot reload of the view model, and how to use those fancy new dependency injection in .NET MAUI.
.NET MAUI Preview 8 - Tips & Tricks | Windows Setup, MVVM Hot Reload, and Dependency Injection by James Montemagno
Telerik .NET MAUI Release: macOS, ListView and Other Controls
ListView and Other New Components, Support for macOS and Preview 8
.NET MAUI Release: macOS, ListView and Other Controls by Telerik
FREE .NET MAUI Data Editors, Template Gallery and More – Early Access Preview Build Available Now (v21.2)
Deliver elegant and high-performance native mobile apps with the DevExpress Xamarin Forms and .NET Multi-platform App UI Controls.
FREE .NET MAUI Data Editors, Template Gallery and More – Early Access Preview Build Available Now (v21.2) by DevExpress
Syncfusion Essential Studio 2021 Volume 3 Is Here!
Syncfusion is happy to announce the availability of the third major release of Essential Studio in 2021. Essential Studio 2021 Volume 3 is packed with new controls, features, and bug fixes in various components on different platforms. We are also excited to introduce brand new controls in the new .N
Syncfusion Essential Studio 2021 Volume 3 Is Here! by Syncfusion