Tag Archives: Xamarin.Forms

Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 5: ListView

In Part 4 of this series we created a new Master/Detail project.  In this part, we’re going to zero in on one view on one page… but what a view it is! This series is based on my  Pluralsight Course: Building Your … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 3: Navigation

This series begins with an overview here In Part 2 we considered MVVM This series is based on my Pluralsight Course: Building Your First Mobile Application with Xamarin.Forms and Visual Studio 2017 Navigation Just about any serious mobile application will have … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 2: MVVM

I think many would argue that discussing MVVM is premature in part 2 of a discussion on Xamarin.Forms.  My counter argument is that it is important to start out with best practices, and MVVM is the pattern of choice for … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 1 – Overview

About this series This post begins a series in which I will introduce Xamarin.Forms, put it in context and then teach all you need to know to go from absolute beginner to intermediate/advanced Xamarin.Forms programmer.  I assume no prior mobile … Continue reading

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Xamarin.Forms: Incremental Search

I recently posted about obtaining data for purposes of creating demonstration programs.   That actually was written in service to today’s post, which will use that data to create a list of “people” and then allow you to search incrementally, as shown in … Continue reading

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Xamarin: Sliding Windows

Sliding Windows Call it a sliding window, a drawer, a hamburger; it is the latest craze in navigation.  You click on the ubiquitous icon of three lines and the page slides over to reveal… Well whatever you want.  Often it reveals … Continue reading

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Scroll To in Xamarin.Forms Grouping

In a recent blog-post I showed how to use the new Scroll To feature in Xamarin.Forms.  In this posting I’ll show how to go to a particular entry within a group and also how to go to a particular entry. … Continue reading

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ScrollTo in Xamarin.Forms ListView

Today we tackle another new feature in 1.3: ScrollTo. This allows us to scroll to the beginning of a ListView or to the end or to a particular entry.  Let’s return to the grouping code we created here.  We’re going … Continue reading

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Messaging in Xamarin.Forms

In recent posts I’ve discussed Styles and Triggers in Xamarin.Forms 1.3 (which is still in Community Preview).  Today I’ll discuss Messaging, which is critical when using MVVM. Publish and Subscribe Messaging in Xamarin.Forms implement the Publish and Subscribe pattern.  This … Continue reading

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Xamarin.Forms: Styles

Xamarin.Forms 1.3 is now available in Community Preview 2 (the final community preview before release).  While this is not a release version, it is close and worth taking a look at.  It offers three new killer features: Styles Triggers Behaviors … Continue reading

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Xamarin.Forms – Groups and Jump Lists

My goal is to create a simple list of Employees with the employees grouped by the first letter of their name.  I’d also like to create a jump list to allow the user to jump to a particular letter in the list. … Continue reading

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