Tag Archives: cross-platform

Initial XAML for Add Item Screen

In less than an hour I was able to add a Forms ContentPage XAML to my Viand project by right clicking on the Viand project, selecting Add -> New File -> Forms -> Forms Content Page Xaml, and adding the XAML below to … Continue reading

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Adding Items

The penultimate feature is the ability to add new items to the Add list. My initial idea was to allow you to add a new item to the Add list inline but off the top of my head I can’t … Continue reading

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Contextual Actions for List Items

Rather than in-cell controls I want to use item-based context actions to allow the buying of items on the Buy page and the adding of items to the Buy page from the Add page. Xamarin.Forms supports these contextual actions–on iOS … Continue reading

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Avoiding Status Bar Overlap with StackLayout Padding

The StackLayout positions child elements in a single line either vertically  or horizontally, setting child bounds automatically. On iOS 7 onwards this means that the top child element in a StackLayout will overlay the status bar. In order to get … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping with Xamarin.Forms

My wife and I have tried using several iPhone list programs over the past year to create a shared grocery list so either of us could pick up items that we needed when one of us happened to be at the store. … Continue reading

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MonoCross – Part 2

Overview In Part 1 I outlined how a MonoCross application’s models, controllers, and views work together to provide a cross-platform smartphone solution (it also supports Windows and the web but smartphones reuse is what I’m currently interested in). The goal … Continue reading

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MonoCross – Part 1

What is MonoCross? MonoCross is an open source cross-platform mobile framework designed to maximize the amount of code shared while maintaining the native look and feel of each platform. It is used in conjunction with the following tools: MonoTouch – … Continue reading

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Mono and the Web

I finally got a chance to start fooling around with the MonoDroid/Touch development tools that I bought over a month ago, trying to display a web page in a native app. (The reason I chose that task is because of … Continue reading

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