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  • .NET MAUI Preview 5: Animations, Ported UI Components and Single Project Templates Updates

    One month after Microsoft Build and Preview 4, the .NET MAUI team continued the progress with .NET Multi-platform App UI and now Preview 5 is here . It brings animations and the view transformation support, a couple of ported UI Components from the renderer architecture of Xamarin.Forms, and Single Project Templates updates and improvements.

  • What's New in Xamarin.Forms 5.0

    Xamarin.Forms is an open-source mobile UI framework from Microsoft for building iOS, Android, and Windows apps with .NET and Visual Studio. The new Xamarin.Forms 5.0 release introduces hundreds of quality improvements and brings to stable release several new controls and features including App Themes (Dark Mode), Brushes, CarouselView, RadioButton, Shapes and Paths, and SwipeView.

  • Xamarin Forms 5.0 Stabilizes New Graphic and Interactive Features

    Xamarin Forms 5.0 is a major new release of Xamarin open-source framework to create cross-platforms UI for iOS, Android, and Windows. It stabilizes a number of new features such as Brushes, Shapes and Paths, CarouselView, drag and drop, and more.

  • Xamarin.Forms 5.0: Debugging Improvements, New Features, and Controls

    Last week at the .NET Conf 2020, Scott Hunter, Maddy Leger, and David Ortinau presented the latest Xamarin debugging improvements about Hot Reload and Hot Restart. Also, Xamarin.Forms 5.0, which is expected for the end of this year, will introduce new features and controls, such as brushes, shapes, drag-and-drop, control templates for any control, CarouselView, and SwipeView.

  • MAUI: a Multi-Platform App UI for .NET

    Last month, during the 2020 edition of Build, Microsoft announced the roadmap for .NET MAUI, a multi-platform framework for building native device applications. The new framework comes as an evolution of Xamarin.Forms, providing native features for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

  • Fabulous Enables Building Declarative Cross-Platforms UIs for iOS and Android in F#

    In a recent Channel 9 show, F# designer and architect Don Syme and Fabulous maintainer Timothé Larivière introduced Fabulous, a community-driven F# framework aimed to build cross-platform mobile and desktop apps based on Xamarin.Forms.

  • Microsoft .NET Conf: Focus on Xamarin

    Last week, the second edition of the .NET Conf: Focus series took place, focusing on Xamarin. Xamarin extends the .NET platform with tools and libraries specifically for building mobile apps. The focus conferences are free, one-day livestream events featuring speakers from the community and .NET product teams. The first event of the series was earlier this year in January, focused on Blazor.

  • Blazor Makes Its Way Into Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

    Officially announced at the "Focus on Blazor" .NET Conf, Blazor's Mobile Bindings are a new experimental project aimed to enable cross-platform mobile app development using Microsoft Blazor and .NET for iOS and Android. Similarly to React Native, Mobile Blazor Binding use native UI controls, thus enabling a native look and feel.

  • Xamarin.Essentials Streamlines Cross-Platform Access to Native iOS, Android, and UWP Features

    Xamarin.Essentials abstracts native mobile features into a set of cross-platform APIs with the aim of simplifying their use. After a few months in preview, it has been now officially released with a number of enhancements contributed by the community.

  • Microsoft .NET Architecture Guidance Released

    Four application architecture guides are available from Microsoft's Developer Division and the Visual Studio product teams. This guidance covers four areas: Microservices, Docker, Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Azure, and Enterprise Applications Using Xamarin Forms. Each guidance is contained in an eBook. There are two end-to-end reference applications that the guides use as examples.

  • News in Graphics: Xamarin Kimono, Google Guetzli and Draco

    Xamarin has open sourced a tool for editing SkiaSharp objects, while Google has reduced the size taken by 2D JPEG and 3D graphics.

  • Realm Mobile Platform Adds Horizontal Scalability, Support for Legacy Data Sources, and Replication

    The Realm team has announced version 1.0 of its Realm Mobile Platform, aimed to make it possible to create mobile apps for iOS and Android with features such as automatic realtime data synchronization, realtime collaboration, live messaging, and more.

  • Simplifying Form Creation with XAML Power Toys

    The routine creation of XAML data entry forms can be tedious, but thanks to a new Visual Studio extension this process can be streamlined. XAML Power Toys for Visual Studio 2015 provides a way for developers to quickly create data entry forms using XAML for WPF or Xamarin forms applications. With UWP app support coming, this is an all-in-one tool that supports all major WPF use-cases.

  • Xamarin.Forms Open Sourced

    Xamarin.Forms has been released as an MIT-licensed open source project as Microsoft continues to open up their .NET software platform. Coinciding with this announcement is news that Visual Studio users will find it easier to perform development for iOS devices from within Visual Studio.

  • Microsoft Build 2016 - Day 2 Keynote Quick Take

    Microsoft's annual Build developer conference continued today in San Francisco's Moscone Center. Read on for InfoQ's coverage as Microsoft announced their plans for the Cloud, the fate of their Xamarin acquisition, and Office 365.


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