Today have released Xamarin.Forms 4.2 for general availability, which is packed full of great new features for Shell and awesome community contributions that you are going to love. Additionally, read up on the latest happenings with the development of CollectionView and it's status.
Co-hosts Matt Soucoup and James Montemagno cover a range of topics relevant to Xamarin developers plus the latest in .NET, C#, and Azure. This month’s Xamarin Podcast episode covers all the latest news around Android, Visual Studio, and more!
Introducing Boots: a .NET Global Tool for installing .vsix or .pkg files and specific builds of Mono, Xamarin, etc. on CI systems.
Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 Preview 2 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.3 Preview 2 released with major productivity enhancements: XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms, improvements to the XAML Previewer, along with support for the latest Android Q APIs.
When debugging, your project has a single, simple goal: build fast. In day-to-day development, we want you writing code with the bulk of your time, not waiting for builds. Learn more about how to optimize build times!
It has been an exciting couple of months, and Matt recaps all of the excitement during his office hours! If you’re interested in talking about anything Xamarin, mobile development, or Azure, please sign-up for Matt's office hours.
The Android team has refactored the Support Library into a new set of extension libraries known as AndroidX which includes simplified package names to better reflect each package’s content and it’s supported API levels.
Announcing faster starter times using Startup Tracing on Android with performant startup experience and minimal increase to APK size.
One of our current focus areas in Xamarin.Android is build performance and reducing the multidex count. Developer productivity is directly impacted by the "inner dev loop": the time it takes to make a small code change and see the result on a device or emulator. Performance is a feature!
Continuously improving the experience with Automatic Android SDK Management tools that are used under the hood to build, deploy, and debug your Android applications. Enabled by default, Auto SDK will provide you with various prompts throughout the lifecycle of your app’s development. Learn more!