Category Archives: Tips

Rapid Development of Intelligent Bot Using Azure Bot Service

By | January 7, 2017

Azure Bot Service is the Bot-Service powered by the Microsoft Bot Framework and Microsoft Azure. It enables rapid intelligent bot development. In one of my previous post I talked about how we can leverage the Bot Framework and Build Your First Bot using Microsoft Bot Framework.  With this Bot cloud service, you can build, connect, deploy and manage intelligent bots… Read More »

Xamarin Android RecyclerView with GridLayoutManager.

By | August 9, 2016

RecyclerView is a new widget that has been introduced in the material design with Android 5.0 Lollipop. This widget is available for the previous versions of Android using the support libraries. RecyclerView is almost equal to the ListView but it differs in the layout that is used to display the data and also forcefully using the ViewHolder for recycling… Read More »

Understanding the Navigation Pattern for iOS Mobile App Development

By | July 12, 2016

Navigation patterns are more important to an application which defines the way the application will works and also how does it provides the information to the user. Every application that’s been created till now should have navigation in them. Understanding the types of navigation helps the developer to choose the right one for their app and also provide… Read More »

Accessing platform specific code using IOC in MVVM Cross

By | May 11, 2016

Sometimes we need to write code specific to platform which cannot be written in View Model and needs to be accessed by the View Model. For example, you want to display a message using MessageDialog but its not possible to write the code in the View Model. In this case we can create an interface in the View Model… Read More »

Applying Styles for Xamarin Forms control in Android from XML File.

By | March 5, 2016

Styles are one of the most important things that makes the apps more beautiful. Xamarin Forms support styles in build, but when the user needs to apply different styles to different platform then he can either apply them using platform specific code in common styles or by using the renderer for each platform and applying styles separately. In This… Read More »

Creating Custom Controls in Xamarin.Forms on IOS.

By | February 15, 2016

In our previous post we have seen how to create a custom control like RadioButton in Xamarin forms on Android. In this post we will see how to create the Radio button for iOS. By default iOS don’t support RadioButton, so what can we do is to create a simple UIButton and set an image to it on Selected and Normal state. Lets see how to… Read More »