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…

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…

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…

MVVM Pattern with ReactiveUI and Xamarin.Forms

Building a Cross Platform MVVM app with ReactiveUI and Xamarin.Forms. Have you ever heard about Reactiveui ? or let’s first say┬áReactive Extensions (RX)?. If yes then you will be comfortable with the rest of this post, else let me just slightly introduce it to you. Reactive Extensions (RX) is a library which provides you a…