Xamarin Forms 3.2 Reduces Friction
Friday, 21 September 2018

Xamarin has released an updated version of Xamarin.Forms. The developers say that their work on Version 3.2 has been about reducing the friction of working in it. 

To this end they've done things such as positioning the Android tabs to the bottom, controlling spellcheck and capitalization and prediction on text controls. Xamarin gives developers a way to develop apps for iOS and Android using C#. It is based on Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework.

One of the more notable changes to the updated version is the ability to insert your own custom content in the navigation bar's title space. Earlier releases of Xamarin.Forms did let you set a text-only title on a Page so long as it was inside a navigation page, and have the title shown in the Navigation Bar. There's now a TitleView property attached to the navigation page that means you can put any view in the navigation bar, including interactive content to handle gestures.

Support has also been added for span gestures. This can be used within blocks of formatted text so you can include gestures to handle data such as phone numbers, web addresses, or mapped locations. You can use commands with or without parameters, or just the tapped event.

Other improvements include support for button padding to make it easier to line up buttons and get them looking right; and the ability to set the color of placeholder text fields.



More Information

Xamarin Forms Website

Related Articles

Xamarin Forms 3.0 Adds Visual State Manager

App Monitoring For Xamarin

Xamarin 3 Released

Xamarin Platform Previews

Xamarin Mac Updates

Xamarin Now Free - Does This Change Everything Or Nothing?

Astoria Cancellation Confirmed - Devs Advised To Try Xamarin 

Microsoft Buys Xamarin - About Time Too 

App Monitoring For Xamarin 

Xamarin Test Cloud
Xamarin Designer for Android 

Microsoft And Xamarin Collaborate To Bring Native iOS and Android To Visual Studio


To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, sign up for our weekly newsletter, subscribe to the RSS feed and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin.


GitHub Introduces Code Scanning

GitHub has announced a public beta of a code scanner that automatically fixes problems. The new feature was announced back in November, but has now moved to public beta status.  

Run WebAssembly Components Inside Node.js With Jco

Jco 1.0 has been just announced by the Bytecode Alliance.It's a native JavaScript WebAssembly toolchain and runtime that runs Wasm components inside Node.js. Why is that useful?

More News

raspberry pi books



or email your comment to: comments@i-programmer.info