Hello friends, Xamarin Forms is continuously getting better and it comes with a lot of improvements in every new release. Be it in performance aspects or the addition of new controls, we Xamarin Forms developers have several brand new features. Last year I wrote an article about the new paradigm (Shell) for building apps with
Hey Friends, today I’ll make a short blog post brief and straight to the point. Window’s firewall is basically a network security system which makes sure incoming and outgoing traffic on your computer is safe. As software developers we might face situations were by, accessing the windows firewall is required by our software. Most often
It is well known that good user interfaces should not be crowded with a lot of information. A page in a mobile app should not have too many visual elements displayed at the same time. If it does, they should at least be displayed in an appropriate way, or at the user’s will. Today we
Building desktop applications used to be tedious in the past. With each platform having its own programming language, and a different way of doing things. Windows, Mac, Linux… We used to have java with “Swing” which was great and cross platform, but building apps with this was not really fast. Then JavaFX came which was
We love everything that makes the process of building beautiful applications easier. Using font Icons in Xamarin Forms apps makes this easier. Having to skip the process of creating and adding manually every icon for our application is just awesome. Font Icons are a great tool which we can leverage for this purpose. Several months
When hearing the term “chat bot”, surely most people think about social media bots, QnA Bots e.t.c. But bots can serve different purposes. They can be used to channel messages, or automate certain tasks. These functionalities which diverge from the idea most people have of chat bots require certain specific features which are not available
Hello friends, today we will talk about something different (something that has nothing to do with mobile or desktop apps). We will build a simple proactive message bot. If you have been using Microsoft’s Botframework, you must have noticed the shift from the V3 to the V4 version and all the changes that came along.
Nowadays, most mobile and desktop applications depend on external services for their optimal operations. Whether it is for the consumption of data or sending data via a REST API, or the download of data from a third-party source. When you build an application that depends on these external services, the communication between your application and
Hello friends, notifying users about what happens in your mobile application is necessary. There is the Snack Bar which is good for this scenario. But in Xamarin.Forms by default, you don’t have the ability to call snack bar. Though by default you can’t do this, it is possible to make a Snack Bar in Xamarin
Hello friends, Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Preview was made available for some time already, and it has several features which I’m excited about. These features where announced months ago, but the one which caught my attention was the Xamarin.Forms Shell. This feature is not yet available on the UWP platform as I’m writing this blog post today.