Using a custom font in Xamarin Forms Entry Placeholder


By default, Xamarin Forms will assign an Entry's placeholder the same font as its text, however you may need to override it. Using custom renderers, we can override this to give you the desired effect.

26/03/2018 22:11

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Using a Grid ItemsPanel with a DataTemplateSelector


Trying to assign items in a list to columns and rows within an ItemsControl with a Grid can throw up some issues. Here we look into a couple of ways of solving the problems, including how to deal with setting an items position when a DataTemplateSelector is required.

07/09/2015 21:05

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Replicating TargetNullValue in Windows8


There are times in this world when using binding statements, that you want to specify a default value for a property if the result provided is null.

28/07/2012 17:39

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Panorama Backgrounds & Minimised AppBars


Before the Mango update, Windows Phone developers were advised against using the application bar with a Panorama control. This was somewhat changed with the Mango which includes a new minimized mode for the application bar. This mode can be accessed using the Mode-property of the application bar.

06/12/2011 09:30

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Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone in the UK


The Microsoft Advertising SDK was only available in the US for the initial Windows Phone launch. With the release of Mango however, 11 additional countries were added including the UK.

05/12/2011 14:37

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HD7 and Window Phone 7: Glance & Go or Hit & Miss?


The release of Window Phone 7 encroached, something that even when purchasing the iPhone I knew looked good. So here we are, Friday morning, nice and early I walked into O2 and purchased myself a HD7, HD2’s younger more athletic brother.

03/07/2011 18:12

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Aden Earnshaw

Hi, I'm Aden, a .Net dev from the north of England. I try and build apps but sometimes give up and play guitar instead.

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