James Montemagno
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5 Tips to Properly Style Xamarin.Forms Apps

Xamarin.Forms’ default templates for applications are great! They give you everything you need to get up and running including all three of your app projects and your shared code project. Nothing is faster than this to get a cross-platform application spun up. One thing they don’t do by default is setup nice themes for your applications, in fact they simply use the default device themes, but we can do better. I wanted to take a quick second to share a few tips on making your Xamarin.Forms…

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iOS Tip: Change Status Bar Icon & Text Colors

When iOS 7 was introduced Apple allowed your application to extend all the way up into the status bar region. This was neat because you can scroll content behind it, change the color, and make the entire screen feel completely full. One thing that has upset me is that it isn’t really straight forward as to how to change the color of the time, carrier, battery, and other icons that live in the status bar. So here is my quick tips.Launch Screen ColorsIn general you can just hide the status b…

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