Calling Xamarin Forms ListView Context Action Commands From The Base View-Model

The listview is surely one of the most used Xamarin Forms views. It is flexible and permits users to display complex sets of data easily. It has several builtin functionalities. Some of which are straight forward and easy to implement and others are tricky. There are several advanced functionalities which can be implemented on the…

How To Get An In Depth Insight Of Your Code With NDepend static analysis tool

As a software developer, you may have come across a situation where you need to measure the quality the source code you have at hand. How well is the code written ? is it easily maintainable ? and similar important questions. Obviously, you don’t want to go through each line of code in the whole…

How We Introduced Cameroonian Kids To Programming The Raspberry Pi “Raspberry Jam Camer”

Its August and it’s school vacation in Cameroon 😊 and while others are on summer holidays, it’s the maker’s moment at the “Raspberry Jam Camer”. We share our passion for tech and the last working session we had was about teaching what the Raspberry Pi is to kids, and how to use it. This boot camp…

Building An Offline Web App : Offline Currency Converter

Building a web application is great. But building a web application which can run both offline and online seamlessly is awesome.You leverage Javascript, HTML, CSS… skills to build a custom application which works on your browser with or without internet connection. A few weeks ago I dove deeper into offline web applications with the courses…

Xamarin Forms Tips Part 3: Change Randomly A View’s Color At Run-time

Hi everyone, here is the third part of the Xamarin Forms Tips series. Today, we will look at how to change a view’s color randomly at run time. I implemented this feature in the “My Expenditures” application. As you can see on the screenshots above, the first letter of the user’s name changes color every…

Xamarin Forms Tips Part 2 : Numeric Entry Recipes

Hi everyone, here is the second part of my Xamarin Tips series. Just as a reminder. The posts I’ll make for this series will have as case study a simple app. It will be about how I used features available in Xamarin Forms to produce unique UI for the app. The app’s name is :…

A Look At New Xamarin Forms Features

Hello, everyone. Xamarin Forms has been evolving quickly and a few weeks after Xamarin Forms 3.0 was announced, the version 3.1 (3.2 will soon be released as stable version) was already released. As developers we have to stay up to date with the changes made to the frameworks we use. I was looking at xamarin…

Xamarin Forms Tips Part 1: Xamarin Forms Entry With Character Max Length And Counter

Hi guys, When building your Xamarin.Forms application there are several tips you should take into consideration to improve user experience. The Xamarin.Forms framework makes it easier to build cross platform applications, but, you can customize its functionalities for your use case. Personalizing your application, and adding additional functionalities not difficult. But for anyone new to…

How To Resolve Microsoft.Net.Native.Runtime .2.1-rel not found

Hello everyone. Today I decided to make a small post about a problem which has annoyed me seriously last weekend, and how to resolve it. I make this post for those who may have encountered this issue and don’t know how to resolve it. I also go a little bit into the details of how…

How To Get A Device Owner’s Current User Name With Xamarin Forms

Hi everyone, what’s up ?. I’m sure if you are reading this post, you may be looking for a means to have the name of your users on your app. Without having to ask them for it. If that is the case, you are at the right place. This is something tricky to accomplish, but…