Learning Xamarin: Custom Controls in Xamarin Forms

Xamarin Forms are the most exciting library to come along in a long time; certainly forMissing puzzle piece mobile programmers. 

They bring a whole new option to cross platform development: an abstraction layer that lets you write once, and run native on each of the platforms. 

Write Once, Render Natively

This means, for example, when you create a tab page, it is rendered as a native tab page on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.  This is accomplished using pre-defined elements each of which has a hidden renderer for each platform.  Most of the time you don’t know or care how it is done, unless you want to create a custom (or customized) control.

 

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About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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