Andrew Hoefling

Speaker | Mentor | Coder | Leader

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 brings new enhancements to the platform that has Xamarin Developers excited. My favorite new feature is Xamarin Shell which creates simple APIs for building powerful apps that include Tab Bars, Flyout Menus and more! The tooling builds an Application Shell and let's the developer focus on buidling their application.

Xamain.Forms contain many Animations API that is accessible in the shared code. Most animation sequences can be leveraged in the shared code reducing the need to implement any platform specific code to handle animations. Scaling animations can add a lot of context to your sequences that provide context to your animations.

Xamarin.Forms provides a simple control for adding tabs to any application but the standard implementation has some limitations. With a little knowledge of how iOS and Android work you can start creating beautiful Tabs in your Xamarin.Forms applications that support custom colors and custom text.

Xamarin.Forms 3.2.0 released a new feature that is sure to be a favorite among many developers. The TitleView allows developers to quickly customize the Navigation Bar like they never had to before. You can easily add custom images, controls, content, etc. Before the TitleView it was a very long process of creating a custom renderer and platform specific implementations.