A collection of 6 posts
Open Xamarin Forms WebView links in external browser
Sometimes you'll use WebView to display a block of HTML in your app, but don't want users to navigate away if they click a link in the content. Here we show how to add a simple Custom Behavior to the WebView to intercept the navigation and launch an external browser instead.
How to focus on another field when user presses Return in a Xamarin Forms app
Whilst most people are familiar with the concept of pressing the tab key to allow users to move between fields on a Desktop or Web form, the same isn't as true for mobile devices. A more useable flow for Mobile Users is to jump to the next field when a user presses enter on the keyboard.
Adding static shortcuts to your app
Using my AppShortcuts plugin, you can add Dynamic shortcuts to your Xamarin Apps. Android and iOS also provide Static shortcuts which require much less code and can be useful in certain scenarios. Learn how to add Static shortcuts to your Xamarin Forms iOS or Android apps.
Utilising Autofill in an Xamarin Forms Android App
With the introduction of Oreo, Android announced a new feature called Autofill which allows form elements to be supplied with user data from system wide data providers. Learn how to use this within your Xamarin Forms apps by creating a Platform Specific Effect which can update your Android label.
Adding shortcuts to your app's icon
App Shortcuts provide users with quick actions into our apps that enhance the UX. They can be static, where they're declared as part of the app's manifest, or can be added dynamically through code. Learn how to add App Shortcuts in a Xamarin Forms app, using the AppShortcuts Plugin.
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.