Xamarin: Free Back-to-School Xamarin University Lectures

As summer turns to fall and school is back in session, Xamarin and Xamarin University would also like to help kickstart your mobile app development. Xamarin University subscribers now have access to over ?60 live online classes, covering everything from an Introduction to Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms all the way to advanced memory management and performance […]

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Adam J Wolf: Weekly Xamarin Newsletter Issue #60

UI Design with Xamarin.Forms Please join me (Adam) for my guest lecture at Xamarin University. Free Xamarin University Lightning Lectures Check out the Xamarin University Lightning Lectures from experts on common challenges in app development. Creating a Native View from a Xamarin.Forms View Michael Ridland gets jumpy and flips between native to Xamarin.Forms views. Testing Xamarin Apps: […]

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Xamarin: Join Xamarin at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

We’re celebrating our strategic partnership with Oracle by joining them at Oracle OpenWorld, their marquee annual conference, to showcase how Xamarin and Oracle help organizations build better enterprise apps. With Oracle and Xamarin, developers can easily and securely connect native Xamarin apps to Oracle Mobile Cloud Service for robust backend access, making enterprise development fast, […]

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Michael Ridland: Creating a Native View from a Xamarin.Forms View

WARNING: this is a expert level technique and isn’t officially supported by Xamarin. Personally I feel like this is the holy grail of Xamarin.Forms development, having the ability to jump between both Xamarin.Forms Views and Native Views. I’ve used this technique multiple times in Xamarin.Forms apps. It’s primarily used when you’ve created a custom renderer […]

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Xamarin: Fall into New Xamarin Events in October!

Dive into Xamarin this month with new events, seminars, Dev Days, user groups, and conferences happening in all corners of the globe! Find out what’s new with Xamarin in like-minded communities near you: XLSOFT Japan Tokyo, Japan: October 3rd 6th Japan Xamarin User Group Conference Xamarin Dev Days – Portland Portland, OR: October 3rd Come […]

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Craig Dunn: iOS 9-ify your Xamarin.Forms App

It’s not just regular Xamarin.iOS apps that can implement fancy iOS 9 features 🙂 Check out the quick hacks I did to this Restaurant Guide Xamarin.Forms sample to add iOS 9 features:

Mostly using the magic of Dependency Service I added:

No special work was required to get the app running with iPad Multitasking, other than to ensure there was a Storyboard (or XIB) Launchscreen.
Finally, I added the Application Transport Security “opt-out” tags to the Info.plist file, so that the links to all the different restaurants would work in the WebView control.
Download the code from github to try for yourself!
p.s. Ignore the fact that this sample uses Razor templates to generate the restaurant detail view. That is merely a coincidence – this existing Xamarin.Forms sample was the most appropriate to add iOS 9 features to. iOS 9 features can be added to any Xamarin.Forms app, whether it displays data with XAML, C#, or in a Razor HTML template 😉