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Not too long ago, we introduced the native versions of Xuni with a pair of webinars that demonstrated using Xuni to create a simple weather application. Though we've covered creating this weather app natively on both iOS and Android, we haven't covered building the app (or using a web service) with Xamarin.Forms. In this article we'll fill in that blank by building a simple weather application example.
Xuni has had a very exciting first year as we’ve seen the number of controls grow in number and maturity as well as the number of supported platforms drastically expand from just one to five (including the individual Xamarin platforms and the native iOS and Android platforms). With so many options available it is worth taking some time to break down the many versions of Xuni, citing what features distinguish each version, and who they might appeal to.
In this post I will discuss a useful feature we’ve added to FlexGrid known as star-sizing columns. Star-sizing is a proportional column sizing technique that enables FlexGrid to be used in more adaptive scenarios. If you’re going to use FlexGrid you should know how to take advantage of its star-sizing capabilities.
This release we've made several improvements for mobile scenarios including adaptive column layouts in FlexGrid and touch-enabled line markers for FlexChart. Other new features include cell freezing and column resizing in FlexGrid and on-demand loading in CollectionView.
Xuni FlexPie has built-in selection capabilities where the selected slice shows a thicker border and can explode out from the pie. Using tooltips rather than data labels help keep your visualization clean of clutter by only showing one slice’s data at a time. In this post I will cover the built-in selection feature of FlexPie and how it can be used to create a cool, interactive spinning pie where the label remains static to one edge of the app.
With Xuni data visualization controls you can deliver great mobile experiences with built-in animation effects. In a previous post, I explored why animation is important and how we made it available to you in the Xuni data visualization controls. In this post I want to dive a bit deeper, technically, into how you can take advantage of update animation.
Use Xuni's new GetImage() method to capture an image as a byte array of a control in iOS, Android, and Windows Phone in Xamarin.Forms.
The 2015 v2 release introduces two new mobile platforms: Xuni for iOS and Xuni for Android. Plus, we've added new controls and features to Xamarin.Forms. The specific platforms and features added are described in this post.