Category Archives: Xamarin

Creating a HyperlinkLabel in Xamarin Forms

I needed a simple control that could show a hyperlink inline with other text and I’d like the link to be defined in markdown. In short, something like this: HyperlinkLabel In Xamarin.Forms, I created a HyperlinkLabel class which isn’t anything more than a class inheriting from the standard Label with an additional bindable property RawText. It also… Read More »

Sharing a Realm via a QR code using ZXing

Realm offers a nice technique to share Realms with other users using the PermissionOffer and the PermissionOfferResponse objects. The idea is that you can provide a token that an other user can use to connect to your data store. In this blogpost we will use this flow in combination with a QR code -generated by ZXing- to let an other user connect… Read More »

Trigger PropertyChanged of indexed property in Xamarin Forms

Xamarin Forms supports binding to indexed properties. But do you know how to trigger a PropertyChanged event on such a property so that the binding engine gets the updated value? Binding to indexed properties Binding to an indexed property in Xamarin Forms is simple. Imagine my ViewModel has an indexed property:

I can simply bind… Read More »

Xamarin interview questions

Intro The company I work for, Ordina Belgium, got many requests for ‘consultants with Xamarin experience’ from our customers lately. As leader of the Mobile Competence Center at Ordina, I’m bundling the interview questions our consultants get dished up when they go on an intake for a Xamarin project. I thought it would be nice… Read More »