Building a Xamarin Forms UI - Controls brings together the user interface concepts from the preceding courses in the Building a Xamarin Forms UI series to create a simple data entry screen with text fields, a date picker, a slider control, and an embedded image. We see how to combine controls within a ContentView, coordinating their actions with C# in the code-behind to create a user defined control. We learn how to account for differences between Android and iOS layouts with conditional formatting.
Building a Xamarin Forms UI: Controls brought together previously explained concepts to create a simple page for entering information. Apart from the introduction of edit fields, date picker, and slider controls, the key takeaways are embedding images in apps and conditional UI formatting based on the target platform. By completing this and the related previous courses we are now ready to implement the model and view-model portions of MVVM to build an app that can save and store information locally and communicate with web services.
My Name is Hallam Webber, and I hope you've found this course enlightening and instructive. Please join me for Xamarin MVVM where we complete the app by adding model and view-model functionality.
Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.