Xamarin.Forms Solutions

Authors: Versluis, Gerald, Thewissen, Steven

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  • Provides ready-to-run solutions that any Xamarin.Forms programmer can adopt and adapt
  • Presents examples of best practices in developing Xamarin.Forms applications
  • Organized by problem domain area for ease of reference
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Use the solutions provided in this book to handle common challenges in Xamarin.Forms that are encountered on a daily basis. Working examples and techniques are presented that you can modify and drop directly into your own projects. You will be able to deliver working code faster than ever. Examples are made available through GitHub, maximizing the convenience and value this book provides to Xamarin.Forms developers. 
Solutions in the book are organized broadly into problem domains such as user interface for applications, data and security, connectivity and external services, and more. Within each domain the book presents specific solutions addressing challenges that are commonly faced. Under data and security, for example, you’ll find specific solutions around storing login credentials, local data caching, and sending authorization tokens in HTTP requests. 
Not only do the solutions in the book solve specific problems, they also present best practices that can inform and improve the quality of the code that you write. Xamarin.Forms Solutions is chock full of practical advice and code examples that no Xamarin.Forms programmer will want to be without. The basics of Xamarin.Forms are provided for beginning developers.

What You'll Learn

  • Know the in-depth basics of Xamarin.Forms and the inner workings
  • Create custom renderers and dependency services
  • Manage the appearance of user interfaces through styling and theming, layout options, rotation, and animation
  • Build sophisticated user interfaces using a variety of controls that allow for PDF viewing, barcode interpretation, searching and finding, and other controls
  • Secure your applications, and communicate securely with services via HTTP requests
  • Sign and deploy your apps and optimize the binary file size

Who This Book Is For
Those building mobile applications on the Xamarin platform for iOS and Android. By mixing together the solutions and a thorough explanation of the basics of Xamarin.Forms, the book spans the needs of beginning through intermediate Xamarin.Forms developers. Even experts will find a few gems to improve the quality and speed of their application development work. 

About the authors

Gerald Versluis is a developer and Microsoft MVP from Holland with years of experience working with Xamarin and .NET technologies. He has been involved in numerous projects, in various roles. A great number of his projects are Xamarin apps. Not only does Gerald like to code, but he is keen on spreading his knowledge as well as gaining some in the bargain. He speaks, provides training sessions, and writes blogs and articles in his spare time.
Steven Thewissen is a software developer from the Netherlands focusing on Xamarin and backend development. He started working with Xamarin in 2014, and has been in love with it ever since. Steven shares his knowledge by regularly writing blogs about topics that interest him. He also has a lot of interest in UI design and loves to create kick-ass user interfaces for his mobile apps.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Fundamentals

    Pages 1-33

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  • User Interface

    Pages 35-107

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  • Working with Data

    Pages 109-151

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  • Network and Security

    Pages 153-189

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  • Business App Concepts

    Pages 191-241

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4133-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Xamarin.Forms Solutions
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Gerald Versluis and Steven Thewissen
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4134-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4134-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4133-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 281
Number of Illustrations
80 b/w illustrations
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