James Montemagno
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Load More Items at End of ListView in Xamarin.Forms

I recently published a few blogs on how to add pull to refresh to your Xamarin.Forms iOS and Android applications. This sparked a question from another developer as to if you could swipe to load more at the bottom of the ListView. My feedback here is that a swipe to load more isn’t normal in mobile applications. A quick work around is to have a button as the final cell that is pressed to load more, but even better would be to detect when you user has hit the bottom of the screen and then l…

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Enhancing Xamarin.Forms ListView with Grouping Headers

Sometimes a plain ListView just isn’t good enough. You can easily spice it up with images or custom cells, but what about organizing the data. With C# and LINQ it is easy to sort your list, but how about giving it some visuals? How about some headers? With Xamarin.Forms it is extremely simple to add in headers and to create a custom view as well. I am working out of my Xamarin.Forms-Monkeys project that I have blogged about before, which consists of a nice list of Monkeys with Images. You…

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Custom ListView ViewCells in Xamarin.Forms

I love it when frameworks have built-in cells for lists. It allows me to easily shove some data into a list and get my prototype up and running extremely quickly. However, sometimes I don’t to ship the final app with these cells and I want to do some customization. Xamarin.Forms has 4 built-in cells to get you up and running and like everything else in Xamarin.Forms it is extremely easy to customize and create your own controls in XAML or C#. On Twitter this morning I was asked how I would take…

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