Programming, Xamarin

Xamarin Forms frame is the wrong color

screenshotXamarin Forms uses a naive conversion from it’s platform independent Color class to iOS’s CGColor, and as a result, Frame controls end up with inconsistent background colors.

I’ve added a demo here.


Macs, Programming, Xamarin

Xamarin Forms coming to macOS

Since .NET and Xamarin were open sourced, I’ve kept a casual watch on their repositories for interesting things.

Recently I noticed this pull request “Change appearance of NSTabView”. This immediately stood out since NSTabView is an AppKit (i.e. macOS) API as opposed to a UIKit (i.e iOS) API. A quick read of the details and is indeed about some difference between NSTabView and UITabBar.

The pull request is targeting the branch “macos” and it seems it’s been in development since at least August 17th.