Category Archives: Xamarin

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 »

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 »

How to Play Audio using MediaPlayer using Xamarin in Visual Studio

By | July 10, 2015

In the previous post (Audio Recording using MediaRecorder using Xamarin in Visual Studio),  we have seen how to record an audio. In this post we are going to see how to play audio using Xamarin. The Simplest way to play audio in android is using the inbuilt MediaPlayer class. Lets create the User interface for the App. Add a button in the Main.axml file,… Read More »

Audio Recording using MediaRecorder using Xamarin in Visual Studio

By | July 8, 2015

In the previous post of Getting Started with Cross Platform Development with Xamarin and Visual Studio series,  we have seen how to create a  simple List View. In this post we are going to see how to record audio using Xamarin. The Simplest way to record audio in android is using the inbuilt MediaRecorder class. In order to use MediaRecorder we… Read More »