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…

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…

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…

5 Xamarin.Forms Debugging Nightmares And Their Solutions

What’s up everyone ?. This week we are going to talk about Xamarin.Forms debugging. I know, it’s been a while since I made a blog post about Xamarin.Forms. But, I had to explore other lands of the vast software development kingdom 😄. My journey away from Xamarin.Forms could have been longer, but I decided to…

LiteDB on Xamarin Forms as an Alternative to SQLite

Hello guys what’s up ?. When building a Xamarin Forms application, persisting data locally is done mostly with SQLite. SQLite is widely used to persist data in mobile applications. While SQLite is widely used and there are libraries which function as ORM for interactions with SQLite databases in .Net applications, you may need another solution…

Icons with Font Awesome 5 in Xamarin Forms

Hello friends, as mobile or desktop app developers, I’m  sure you have faced several difficulties with icons. I mean finding a uniform set of icons. Beautiful icons. Icons with colors which could be customized and sizes changed at your will. Well, if you were looking for a solution to this, then stop searching. You have…

10 Common Challenges Faced by Xamarin.Forms Beginners and Possible Solutions

Hello Friends, I remember when I first heard about Xamarin.Forms. As a .Net developer, discovering a tool which will let you leverage your .Net skills to build cross platform applictions. I literally had water in my mouth 🤤.  As an excited beginner, I went directly to Google and learned everything I could about Xamarin.Forms. Then Bam…