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Building a Xamarin Forms UI - Resources continues to refine the user interface XAML we developed in Building a Xamarin Forms UI - Layout Containers course. In this course, we introduce resources as a means of streamlining the customizations and formatting of the UI elements. Resources enable the developer to centrally locate controls' formatting and then easily apply the "look and feel" to multiple controls.

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https://github.com/cloudacademy/xamarin-forms-ui-navigation

https://github.com/cloudacademy/xamarin-forms-ui-resources

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Xamarin forms resources enable a developer to locate and manage user interface formatting and styles centrally. A resource is analogous to a variable bound to controls' properties with the StaticResource or DynamicResource keywords. Resources can be defined within and scoped to, ContentPages, ContentViews, or the app as a whole. Resources can also be defined within a named ResourceDictionary file which can be referenced within the definition of another resource. Resources can be grouped into a named style for a particular control type so that multiple properties' formatting can be applied as one.

 My Name is Hallam Webber, and I hope you've found this Xamarin forms resource course enlightening. Please join me for the next installment of Building a Xamarin Forms UI.

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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.