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Greg Lutz

For Greg Lutz, there's never a dull moment at GrapeCity because it keeps him on the cutting edge of software development. Before starting his decade-long career in the software industry, Greg graduated from Penn State Behrend with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. When he's not working as a product manager, Greg enjoys collecting things, analyzing Survivor, and planning theme parties.

Recent Posts

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.

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.

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.

Xuni 2016 v2 Release – See What’s New

The highlight of this release is our collection of cross-platform input controls in the new Xuni.Input library. We’ve also made some nice improvements to FlexGrid and Calendar in this release including multi-line headers and a decade view.

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.

Getting Started with Xuni Android

Xuni Android includes controls for Android java development. In this blog post I’ll walk you through getting started using Xuni Android from downloading to building an Android app.

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.

2016 v1.5 Update Available

Available today you can update Xuni packages to version 2.1.20161.94 through NuGet. This update adds a few minor enhancement requests and addresses critical to minor bug fixes. You can download this update and see the full list of what's changed below.

Android Charts for the Enterprise

Visualize your data in a wide span of Cartesian chart types including bar, column, area, line, spline, scatter, bubble, high-low-open-close (HLOC) and candle. In this blog post I’ll show you how you can customize FlexChart to fit your charting requirements.

Roadmap Update - What’s Planned for 2016

Xuni has three major releases each year and the next one (2016 v2) will be happening on July 13th 2016. Between each major release we also schedule at least one service update that includes bug fixes and minor improvements. Below is a rundown of what you can expect coming soon in Xuni. All planned features are for iOS, Android and the Xamarin Platform unless otherwise noted.

My Xamarin Evolve 2016 Report

If you were down in Orlando last week at Evolve 2016 then you probably stopped by our booth and met myself, Kelley, Lucas or Alvaro. We were extremely busy for three days showing off the new Xuni controls and demos while talking about Xamarin development with the 1600+ attendees. If you weren't able to attend you can still watch the Xamarin Evolve 2016 keynote.

ChartBuilder 2.0: Now with Pie Support

The ChartBuilder app in the App Store, Google play and Windows Store has recently been updated to version 2.0. This version addressed some critical issues and added pie chart support.

Getting Started with Xuni and C1Studio Xamarin Edition

The C1Studio Xamarin Edition includes Xuni controls. 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.

Making the Xuni FlexGrid Adaptive

When developing mobile apps, you should keep in mind that some users will view your app on a tiny phone and others on a larger tablet. FlexGrid introduces unique challenges for good mobile design. In this blog post I discuss two features that help make adaptive FlexGrid apps: star-sizing and row details.

Get Xamarin Controls for Visual Studio with Xuni

Once Xamarin entered the C# development ecosystem it presented an exciting opportunity for businesses because Xamarin was the perfect platform to bring existing enterprise development skills to native mobile devices. We saw the potential that the Xamarin Platform had for enterprise development, so we extended it with Xuni.

Get Xamarin Controls for Visual Studio with Xuni

When we first heard that Microsoft had acquired Xamarin, it was the biggest news story to impact us in the last year. We had an idea what it might entail, but it wasn’t until Build 2016 that our preconceived notions were realized: that the Xamarin Platform would become free with Visual Studio. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that Xamarin was even included with the community edition. This makes Xamarin a key integral part of Visual Studio moving forward as more and more enterprises go mobile.

Six Steps to Choosing the Right .NET Component Suite

This post was originally published on September 10, 2013.

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.

Xuni 2016 v1 Release – See What’s New

The first Xuni release of 2016 is finally here! We've packed a lot into this release including a new calendar control that fills a major gap in the standard toolkits, as well as several major enhancements for FlexGrid and FlexChart. Each feature we've added delivers new functionality and helps improve the mobile experience in some way. And as always, everything new in this release is supported in all the Xuni platforms: iOS, Android, Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.iOS.