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Xamarin.Forms 4 In Action: Rapid Prototyping

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Hello as part of the #XamarinUIJuly I want to share with you a few tips that can help you to quickly create beautiful prototypes.

As a Google services fan I will inspire in the Google Play Music app to create our Xamarin.Forms prototype.


As part of the Xamarin.Forms 4 we get the brand new an stable version of Xamarin.Forms Shell a new and powerful way to create cross platform applications, and starting on Visual Studio 2019 / Visual Studio for Mac 8.0 we have a Forms Shell template allowing devs to have a boilerplate code to start working with it and you can create it by following the next steps:


You'll noticed that the solution is almost the same as a normal Xamarin.Forms app but we have now the "AppShell.xaml" and "AppShell.xaml.cs" files those files contains the main logic and structure for our Xamarin.Forms Shell App.


Now lets take a look to the XAML code I divide it in 4 sections for our prototype

Shell style definitionFlyout HeaderFlyout Items and Item Te…

Mes Xamarin: Enamorate de Xamarin.Forms Shell

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Como parte de la celebración del Mes Xamarin quiero compartir con ustedes uno de las funciones que amaras del preview de Xamarin.Forms 4, sin importar si estas iniciando en el desarrollo móvil o tienes años de experiencia estoy seguro que esta actualización te hará muy feliz.

En las pasadas semanas una nueva version preview de Xamarin.Forms fue lanza la cual incluye muchos cambios y mejoras, y enseguida les mostrare una de esas nuevas funciones que sin duda hara que se enamoren de Xamari.Forms.

Xamarin.Forms Shell

Xamarin.Forms Shell es la nueva sencilla forma de crear y arquitecturar tus aplicaciones Xamarin.Forms permitiéndote enfocarte en la parte principal de tu aplicación y dejando al framework para que maneje cuestiones comunes por ti.
Shell provee de un solo lugar en el cual puedes definir la estructura visual de tu aplicación, una navegación de usar común y un servicio de navegación que soporta deep linking.

Nueva estructura de Xamarin.Forms Shell:

Xamarin.Forms Shell tiene 3 n…

Xamarin Month: Fall in Love with Xamarin.Forms Shell

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As part of the Xamarin Month celebration I want to share with you one of the features that you'll love about Xamarin.Forms 4 preview, no matter if you are starting with mobile development using Xamarin or you have experience working with it, this update will make you happy.

In the past weeks a new preview version of Xamarin.Forms was released which includes a lot of major updates changes for the Xamarin.Forms stack, and next I'll show you one of the new features that you'll help you to fall in love with Forms.

Xamarin.Forms Shell

Xamarin.Forms Shell is a brand new way to easily create and architect Xamarin Forms apps allowing you to focus on your app code workload.
Shell provides you a single place to configure your app visual structure, a common navigation user interface & a navigation service with deep linking support.

Shell structure:

Xamarin.Forms shell provides you 3 view levels Navigation flyout menu, bottom tab bars and top tab bars.

Adding Forms Shell into your…