Using the New Xamarin.Forms Controls Toolbox

Shikha Kaul

Xamarin.Forms empowers you to deliver the same experience to multiple platforms. Using a set of UI elements abstracted from common mobile app controls, like text inputs and buttons, you can quickly create a functional cross-platform UI. Xamarin.Forms compiles these generic controls down to the platform-specific version, maintaining the native look and feel of your app. Likewise, you can easily customize the controls to a specific look and feel for your app. Today, we are excited to debut the Xamarin.Forms Controls Toolbox as part of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 and Visual Studio for Mac version 7.6. The toolbox lists the available Xamarin.Forms controls. Furthermore, these can be dragged directly onto the XAML editing surface to create the control on your page!

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