James Montemagno
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Navigation Drawer

Fixing activatedBackgroundIndicator in AppCompat Navigation Drawer

I was overly excited when I got news that our amazing component team had finished the latest binding for AppCompat v7 rev 21! This was exciting to me because this meant that any developer could now introduce material design to their Android app and target older devices all the way back to API 7 (although you should just target API 15). I got busy migrating Bike Now over to AppCompat since it used the navigation drawer and seemed like the perfect candidate. The theming changes were pretty simple…

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Effective Navigation in Xamarin.Android: Part 1 - Navigation Drawer

When designing your app you have probably wondered about what type of navigation is the best to use. Dashboards, navigation lists, spinner drop downs, tabs, and fly out menus are all still prevalent and valid choices, however, Google has recently made a huge push to use their new standard Navigation Drawer control.So what is a Navigation Drawer? Similar to a flyout menu made famous by Facebook, the Navigation Drawer is designed to be swiped out from the left side of you application. The main dif…

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