Xamarin – Star Printer SDK

This is a very short blog about the Star printer SDK xamarin binding library (Android), as i went through too many freelancing jobs requesting star printer SDK support for xamarin and queries in xamarin forums so i thought of giving it a try. I was able to create a binding for LAN, BLUETOOTH & WIRELESS … Continue reading Xamarin – Star Printer SDK

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SVG in Xamarin Forms

Drawing using Xamarin Forms cross platform wasn't an easy task till date until the SkiaSharp library was released,thanks to mattleibow who is the contributor of Skiasharp public repo . I thought of writing an early blog about "How to use SkiaSharp in Cross Platform" but i could see a lot of  basic things has been … Continue reading SVG in Xamarin Forms

Google Drive API with Xamarin Forms

Google Drive Integration In this blog we will see how to make Google Drive API integration with Xamarin Forms. Though there is no official Xamarin Forms libraries available in the Google resources for Drive Integration i have seen lots of queries in xamarin forums about google drive integration. So i thought of creating a POC … Continue reading Google Drive API with Xamarin Forms

Xamarin.Forms Cardview

CardView was introduced in Android 5.0 (Lollipop). CardView is mainly used to create Card like user interface for showing lists of data in Android Apps. CardView can hold text and text with images (advanced) in its Layout. CardView’s Layout is based on the FrameLayout widget with rounded corners and shadows. But Xamarin.Forms doesn’t have support … Continue reading Xamarin.Forms Cardview

Xamarin.Forms controls with Effects

Xamarin.Forms renders user interface natively on each platform using a renderer class that creates the corresponding native control for that platform. For more details about How Renderer works and customize a control refer this link. By using custom renderer, you can easily customize the appearance or behavior of a control. You can even create entirely new … Continue reading Xamarin.Forms controls with Effects

Xamarin Interview Questions

I’m bundling the interview questions i got dished up, on an intake for a Xamarin project. I thought it would be nice to share some of these questions here on my blog. I’m just sharing those questions. I hope this list helps you out doing your homework for a Xamarin interview.I’ll try to regularly update … Continue reading Xamarin Interview Questions

Xamarin Forms Dependency Service

Xamarin.Forms is a cross-platform toolkit that allows developers to easily create native user interface layouts that can be shared across Android, iOS, and Windows platform. Xamarin.forms provides us with DependencyService - a dependency resolver, in which  an interface is defined and DependencyService finds the correct implementation of that interface from the various platform projects.. DependencyService … Continue reading Xamarin Forms Dependency Service

Xamarin Forms Messaging center

Messaging Center Messaging Center enables view models and other components to communicate with, without having to know anything about each other besides a simple Message contract. Messaging center also helps in reducing the coupling of the xamarin.forms project. Let's see how messaging center works: Messaging center consist of two parts Subscribe - Listen for messages with … Continue reading Xamarin Forms Messaging center