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Xamarin.Forms Tip : Implement Show Hide Password using effects

Xamarin.Forms Tip : Implement Show Hide Password using effects

While developing login pages we usually get a requirement that there should be icon in password entry to show/hide password while entering the password. While looking for solution for this requirement I found that most of the implementation is done using custom controls whereas we can do these kind of small small platform specific customization using effects. Last year I wrote this article about implementing custom fonts using effects so I thought lets try this also using the same. Creating…

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Realm Mobile Database with Xamarin Forms Step By Step guide

Realm Mobile Database with Xamarin Forms Step By Step guide

Whenever we talk about offline data persistence in Mobile application using a database the only database comes in our mind is SQLite as it is the most popular one and also the free one πŸ™‚ however there are many issues with it, data encryption not supported by default being one the biggest one. Last year I came to know about this new Mobile database called Realm Mobile Database which supports encryption out of box along with many other features and…

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Getting Started with Xamarin Forms for Mac Preview

Getting Started with Xamarin Forms for Mac Preview

Last month David Ortinau of Xamarin.Forms team published this announcement on Xamarin Forum that, they have released the preview version of Xamarin.Forms for Mac. I was thinking about giving it a try since I came to know about the source tree last year and even tried to setup the code on my local ( even blogged about it under a different topic). So today I decided to extend my last week’s SkiaSharp example to Xamarin.Forms for Mac. The same steps…

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Getting Started with SkiaSharp with Xamarin Forms

Getting Started with SkiaSharp with Xamarin Forms

A couple of months back I wrote about Using OxyPlot with Xamarin Forms, where we created a few graphs to show data, what if a situation arises where we have to draw something like following Image: Oxyplot doesn’t support this, but we have another open source .Net library to our rescue πŸ™‚ it’s Skiasharp. It’s the fully cross-platform, rich 2D graphics drawing API powered by Google’s Skia library. This post will be a step by step guide to create an…

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My new tool for creating Xamarin app Icons

My new tool for creating Xamarin app Icons

In my article to configure App Icons for Xamarin apps, I mentioned about a tool ‘MakeAppIcon‘ for creating app icons for mobile apps. However as I mentioned in the article too that it didn’t support creating icon images for UWP apps. Then my Twitter friend and Xamarin MVP Adam Pedley told me about this awesome open source tool Downsize to create / manage app icons. However it’s an command line tool and I don’t like command line tools (that’s just…

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Xamarin DevCon 2017 at c-sharpcorner

Xamarin DevCon 2017 at c-sharpcorner

On 18th March 2017 c-sharpcorner hosted Xamarin Devcon 2017 a full day Xamarin event and they gave me the opportunity to organise that event. Around 30 people attended the event. The event was based on Xamarin Dev Day format, where I started the day with session “Native iOS, Android, Mac, & Windows Mobile Apps in C# with Xamarin” which had information about complete mobile app development solutions provided by Xamarin, Hemant Sharma from Pitney Bowes took session on Xamarin Forms…

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Using OxyPlot with Xamarin Forms

Using OxyPlot with Xamarin Forms

Those who are working with Xamarin.Forms know that there is no out of box support for charts/graphs in Xamarin Forms. If you want to show any data report in the form of charts/graph like Pie, Bar etc you will have to use third party graph controls like Syncfusion (Some Xamarin pre-built examples use these), Infragistics or Telerik controls and you have to pay license fee for same. There is an little known open source plotting library for Xamarin Forms called…

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Get Specific Branch of GitHub Repo Using Xamarin Studio

Get Specific Branch of GitHub Repo Using Xamarin Studio

A few months back Miguel de Icaza twitted that they are working on Xamarin Forms version of Mac and I got excited as I always wanted to develop apps for Mac but didn’t want to invest my time in learning the working of Xamarin.Mac and also I am more comfortable and good (that’s what I think πŸ˜‰ ) in Xamarin Forms. From twitter itself I came to know that there is a separate branch for macOS in Xamarin.Forms Github Repository…

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Getting Started with Visual Studio For Mac Preview

Getting Started with Visual Studio For Mac Preview

On 16th November 2016 Nat Friedman and James Montemagno introduced Visual Studio for Mac, the newest member of the Visual Studio family at Connect(); 2016 event. I thought lets give it a try so I installed the same and went through the project templates available in it. This blog is kind of getting started guide to install Visual Studio For Mac. Installation: The installation of Visual Studio For Mac is very simple once you download the installation setup from Visual…

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Using Microsoft Cognitive Services with Xamarin Forms

Using Microsoft Cognitive Services with Xamarin Forms

A few days back I saw this awesome video on Channel 9 by James Montemagno and I learned about Microsoft Cognitive Services. The services are pretty awesome and another awesome thing is that currently they are free πŸ™‚ (up to certain number of calls). The sample application which James showed in video is in Xamarin Native so I thought let me build the same application in Xamarin.Forms. In this blog we will create a Xamarin.Forms mobile application which will use…

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