Xamarin.Forms with Xamarin Native

Whenever one tends to go with developing Xamarin application, the first thought he might get is whether to use Xamarin Forms or Xamarin native. With Xamarin Forms, we can develop any kind of application and it’s efficient because it has easy XAML designs and immense community forums. Depending on the complexity and native functions, we sometimes choose Xamarin Native. At this time, we can merge Xamarin.Forms with Xamarin Native. It has some steps to be followed...

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Explain Compile Binding in Xamarin Forms

Table of Content 1. What is Compile Binding? 2. Benefits 3. Enabling XAML Compilation 4. Use Compile Binding 5. Performance 6. Conclusion What is Compile Binding? A constructed binding is a way of informing Xamarin to do what is required and forms the type of data that the binding will use at compilation time. This indicates that Xamarin Forms will not need to employ reflection to resolve data binding at runtime. A compiled binding can be enabled by...

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Animating Page Translations in Xamarin Forms

Table of Content 1. Translation 2. Smooth Translation: 3. Slow and Smooth Translation: 4. Page Translation 5. Conclusion Translation The translation is performed point-to-point. When building an app that requires animation, we need to create a view entirely in C# instead of XAML. For most simple animation sequences, we can use XAML which is what we are going to do here. First, we create MainPage.XAML in a new Xamarin.Forms project. Now,...

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Implement View in Xamarin form

The building block of a cross-platform mobile application is Xamarin Forms views. Views are user-interface objects like labels, buttons, and sliders that are normally called controls or widgets in alternative graphical programming environments. The views supported by Xamarin.Forms all derive from the read category. Table of Content 1. Label 2. Entry 3. Editor 4. BoxView 5. WebView 6. Button 7. ImageButton 8. SearchBar 9. ListView ...

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Correct Use of Data binding with ListView & CollectionView in Xamarin.Forms

Whenever we need to show our data in a list structure we use ListView. It does all the tasks that we desire but its performance is not very good due to lack of visualization support. In Xamarin.Forms 4.3, we got one new component named CollectionView. CollectionView is as same as ListView and does the same tasks but the only difference is that it is better with good performance than ListView. To bind the data of the ListItems and ListView or CollectionView, we use the MVVM...

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