Tag Archives: Xamarin Forms
For exception logging you could use online services like Microsofts AppCenter but sometimes you need a more detailled log and more flexibility, like changing log target and log level on the fly. Therefore here is an overview how to do logging in Xamarin Forms apps using NLog. The summary is based on several other existing […]
As I had to search around how to speed up Start Time of Xamarin Forms Android app, I’ve searched some blogs for general tips. As I know I need it probably later on again, I’ve wrapped some tips here. These sources used are. If you want to know more about it, I’ve added the number […]
How to add an individual skin in android virtual devices emulator with Visual Studio for Mac to use in Xamarin Development.
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. iOS Open your Info.plist and add the following lines: Status bar is initially hidden – Type Boolean – Value Yes View controller-based status bar appearance – Type Boolean – Value […]
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) […]