Today, we are happy to announce the release of all Xamarin API documentation as Open Source. Additionally, we have moved the hosting of Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS & Xamarin.Mac, and SkiaSharp from their old Xamarin home to docs.microsoft.com.
We’ve just published a new pre-release of Xamarin.Forms 4.0 which includes the very latest features and improvements for both CollectionView and Shell. Update today via your NuGet package manager. Try out this new CollectionView Challenge that focuses on the upcoming CollectionView in Xamarin.Forms 4.0!
In the recent release of Xamarin.Essentials (1.1.0) we introduced several new stable features including detect shake, browser customization, and a plethora of platform helpers. The team has also been working hard on one of the top requested features, which is around files. So to get feedback from developers we snuck in a few preview features into 1.1.0 including the ability to share a file or add a file as an email attachment! It is extremely easy to get started using these new preview features with just a few lines of code.
Last week we issued a challenge to the Xamarin community to use the new Material Design controls with Visual by reproducing an existing screen. The view should look and behave mostly the same on both Android and iOS. The goal for us was to learn if the new Visual feature was easy to use, how helpful the Material Design controls were for meeting design needs, and what we should do next to make this capability really sing. You really took to the challenge and exceeded our expectations
Unlock the power of Glide with “GlideX”: a simple library to swap-in Glide’s image loading implementation in-place of what Xamarin.Forms ships in the box.
Boost productivity with the new Xamarin.Forms 3.6 release and the first iteration of Visual with a suite of Material design components for Android and iOS.
Announcing the release of Xamarin.Forms 3.6 - With Visual, you can now implement a Material look-and-feel on supported controls in your iOS apps.
View PDF files within your Xamarin.Forms apps using the Syncfusion PDF Viewer control. Find the runnable demo of this blog in this GitHub repository.
In this guest blog Slava and team show you how to use FastGrid for complex Xamrin.Forms user interfaces to create a great native experience and how they use it as a customizable white box component.
Learn more about Xamarin.Android’s D8 and R8 integration and deep dive on how R8 is being developed for Xamarin.Android and D8 as the next-generation DEX compiler to speed up and shrink Android apps.