All posts by Kai Wilzer
If you want to hide the status bar at the top of iOS and Android, here is the code to do it in Xamarin Forms.
Ever ran into this problem? Easiest fix: Check your App.xaml.cs. Did you set your MainPage directly like MainPage = new StartPage(); ? If so, just change it to MainPage = new NavigationPage(new StartPage()); But it also appears where you cannot change it easily, e.g. if you are on a carousel page and want to open a new […]
There are already several good implementation guides to get Google Admob into your Xamarin Forms application, depending on what you need, e.g. from James Montemagno, Adam Pedley, Sharma Pranav or many others. Everything went fine on the first day on the simulator, using Googles Test Ad Unit IDs. But on the second day, Ads are […]
CommitStrip has made an excellent illustration regarding the difference between native development and cross platform development. It’s already from 2014, and the labyrinth is probably a bit smaller now, while on the other hand the hut improved to an appartment building, but it still hits the nail right on the head.
Sometimes it’s necessary for the user to grant some access rights, e.g. for camera or photo library. Typically the user is asked on first access, but if he denies he will not be prompted anymore. So you should forward the user to the settings page instead of just saying “Hey, go to your settings page […]
Of course you have already heard of .NET standards , otherwise have a look at the link. So it’s not a question WHETHER you migrate, it’s a question WHEN you migrate. More and more nuget packages are already migrated, so I decided it’s about time to migrate my app. Asking friends before migration, Tobias referenced […]
Last week I stumbled upon Luce Carters interesting Youtube Tutorial Setting up VSTS CI for Xamarin Forms. It’s very well explained, so if you prefer to watch it as a video: Switch over to Luces Tutorial! Otherwise here is a written step-by-step guide how to setup continuous Integration (CI) with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) […]
If you have implemented Push Notifications in your Xamarin Forms iOS and Android app (maybe as explained in Setup Xamarin Forms for iOS Push Notifications or Setup Xamarin Forms Android App for Push Notifications), you might also want to know whether user has enabled Push Notifications in his system settings so you could show a warning […]