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Tips for Xuni Deployment and Debugging issues in Xamarin.Forms

In this article, we'll go through some common issues that can come up in Xuni deployment, and provide some solutions for these common cases.

How to Add Zones to your FlexChart

The 2016 v3 update gives you the ability to add zones to your FlexCharts. These colored bands make it easier to identify which category a point falls into, and gives a clear means for labeling the category. In this article we’ll walk though how the zones feature works. In this article, we'll take a look at how zones work in a small sample.

Getting Started with Xuni and Visual Studio for Mac

This article walks you through how to use Xuni with Visual Studio for Mac by adding a Radial Gauge to a simple Xamarin.Forms application.

How to use a hardware keyboard with FlexGrid

Xuni 2016 v3 added support for using hardware keyboards with FlexGrid. In this article we take a deeper look at how this feature works.

Visual Studio for Mac

Today at Microsoft's Connect event, Microsoft finally announced the long unthinkable version of Visual Studio for Mac. While this may seem like a major change on the surface, a closer look quickly reveals that Visual Studio for Mac is an updated and rebranded version of Xamarin Studio. There are new features included in this release though, and in a broader sense it signals a more open Microsoft.

More Adaptive Techniques with Content Views and Master Detail

In my previous blog post I covered the basic tips for building adaptive Xamarin.Forms apps for tablets and phones. In this post I'm going to complete the discussion with two very adaptive-friendly components that make app development fun - ContentView and MasterDetailPage.

Tips for Building Adaptive Xamarin.Forms Apps

An adaptive UI adapts its layout to the needs of the user. You may adapt your UI for several reasons like the user’s role, or experience, but most of the time you will change an app’s layout or features when it runs on different sized devices.  You’ve probably heard of responsive apps on the web. Adaptive UIs are basically the same thing.

Using FlexGrid's CellLongPressed Event to capture a Long Press Gesture

Xuni 2016 v2.5 adds a new CellLongPressed event to the FlexGrid control. This article takes a look at usage and potential application.

How to use the GrapeCity License Manager Add in

This blog explains how you can use Xuni 2016 v2.5 with the GrapeCity License Manager Visual Studio add in to license your Xamarin solutions.

How to Create a Custom DropDown Control in Xamarin.Forms

In the Xuni 2016 v2 release we included several new input controls such as AutoComplete, MaskedEntry, ComboBox, and DropDown. In this blog post I'll show you some of the basic features of DropDown and how to create a custom DatePicker control.

A deeper look at the Medal Tracker architecture

This article examines the Medal Tracker architecture and dissects how it uses web services, caching, and Xuni to make a compelling experience.

2016 Rio Summer Games Medal Tracker

The 2016 Rio Olympics are now well underway, and GrapeCity the occasion is commemorating by providing a Medal Tracker web app using our sister product Wijmo. For Xuni, we've developed a Xamarin.Forms sample that has many of the same features.

How to Customize the Calendar Header

In this topic we will explore the different ways that we can customize the header of Xuni Calendar for Xamarin.Forms.

How to Change the Android Theme for Xamarin Apps

This blog post shows how to change the Android app theme for Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android.

Xuni and Xamarin 101 Webinar

The Xuni and Xamarin 101 webinar recording walks you through the first steps of using Xamarin.Forms and Xamarin.Android with Xuni Calendar and FlexGrid.

Getting Started with Xuni and Xamarin

In this blog post I’ll walk you through getting started using Xuni and Xamarin, from downloading to building an Android, iOS or cross-platform Xamarin.Forms app.

White Paper: How to Build Custom Controls in Xamarin.Forms

If you're interested in using Xamarin.Forms but find the built-in controls lacking, you'll find our white paper on filling in the missing gaps in Xamarin.Forms useful. This 30-page white paper walks through basic to advanced scenarios of building custom controls, while teaching you about the basic structure of Xamarin and it's relationship with the native platforms.

Xuni FlexChart Annotations Deep Dive

Chart annotations are a great way to call attention to specific details in your charts. As a new addition to FlexChart in Xuni 2016v1, we've introduced a number of different annotation types and configuration options. In this article, we'll highlight these different configuration options, and provide a few common use cases for chart annotations.

Build in 10 Tweets: Xamarin, Socks, and Superheroes!

If you follow any Microsoft-related news, you've probably heard that Xamarin will now be available for free with Visual Studio. That's great news for .NET developers (native mobile in C#!), great news for enterprises (no more excuses about avoiding mobile!), and REALLY great news for us at Xuni.

A Deep Look at the New Xuni Calendar Control

The Xuni Calendar control provides multiple date selection with month and year views. It includes built-in navigation, animation and globalization so you can get up and running very quickly. You can customize the appearance and the selection behavior to fit your requirements.