Xamarin.Forms Tips and Tricks Webinar

I had a great time pulling together Xamarin.Forms content and presenting a webinar yesterday. It came in at a little over an hour, and I think you’ll find it’s chock full of good tips.

The Xamarin.Forms engineering team has been focusing on stability and performance. We’ve tried to really prioritize those tasks above others, and we’re starting to reap the fruits of that labor.

As I talk to customers and interact with developers I’ve realized I don’t highlight enough about some of the great features available NOW in Xamarin.Forms that allow us to achieve better performance and deeper control of the app experience. Sometimes we need a refresher on all the great things we can do.

In this presentation I covered:

  • XAML
  • XAML Compiled (yes faster. much faster)
  • AOT
  • Xamarin.Forms Renderer architecture
  • Platform Specifics
  • Platform Effects
  • Custom Renderers
  • Animations
  • Deep Linking
  • Layout cycle and optimizing for performance
  • ListView performance

Originally I planned to live code it all, but when I practiced this on the first couple of demos it quickly became clear the presentation would take an eternity and a day. I mean, if you want to see me type…nah, nobody does. But if you want to learn some cool stuff, check out the video, grab the slides, clone the demos and kick it around.

Video on Channel 9

Slide Deck


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