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The separable blend modes - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/blend-modes/separable Use the separable blend modes to alter red, green, and blue colors.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Porter-Duff blend modes - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/blend-modes/porter-duff Use the Porter-Duff blend modes to compose scenes based on source and destination images.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Non-Affine Transforms - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/transforms/non-affine This article explains how to create perspective and taper effects with the third column of the transform matrix, and demonstrates this with sample code.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The SkiaSharp linear gradient - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/shaders/linear-gradient Discover how to stroke lines or fill areas with gradients composed of a gradual blend of two colors.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Styling Xamarin.Forms Apps using XAML Styles - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/styles/xaml/ This guide explains how to customize the appearance of a Xamarin.Forms application by using XAML styles.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp image filters - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/image-filters Learn how to use the image filter to create blurs and drop shadows.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp bitmap tiling - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/shaders/bitmap-tiling Tile an area using bitmaps repeated horizontally and vertically.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Three Types of Bézier Curves - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/curves/beziers This article explains how to use SkiaSharp to render cubic, quadratic, and conic Bézier curves in Xamarin.Forms applications, and demonstrates this with sample code.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Animating SkiaSharp bitmaps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/bitmaps/animating Learn how to perform bitmap animation by sequentially displaying a series of bitmaps, and rendering animated GIF files.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Customizing a Map Pin - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/custom-renderer/map/customized-pin This article demonstrates how to create a custom renderer for the Map control, which displays a native map with a customized pin and a customized view of the pin data on each platform.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Cropping SkiaSharp bitmaps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/bitmaps/cropping Learn how to use SkiaSharp to design a user interface for interactively desribing a cropping rectangle.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The non-separable blend modes - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/blend-modes/non-separable Use the non-separable blend modes to alter hue, saturation, or luminosity.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp blend modes - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/blend-modes/ Use blend modes to define what happens when graphical objects are stacked on one another.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SVG Path Data in SkiaSharp - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/curves/path-data This article explains how to define SkiaSharp paths using text strings in the Scalable Vector Graphics format, and demonstrates this with sample code.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp noise and composing - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/shaders/noise Generate Perlin noise shaders and combine with other shaders.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp color filters - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/color-filters Use color filters to convert colors with transforms or tables.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Accessing SkiaSharp bitmap pixel bits - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/bitmaps/pixel-bits Discover the various techniques for accessing and modifying the pixel bits of SkiaSharp bitmaps.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp shaders - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/shaders/ Use shaders to create gradients, bitmap tiles, and Perlin noise.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp Transparency - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/basics/transparency Use transparency to combine multiple objects in a single scene.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Saving SkiaSharp bitmaps to files - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/bitmaps/saving Explore the various file formats supported by SkiaSharp for saving bitmaps in the user&#x27s photo library.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Creating and drawing on SkiaSharp bitmaps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/bitmaps/drawing Learn how to create SkiaSharp bitmaps and then draw on these bitmaps by creating a canvas based on them.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Displaying SkiaSharp bitmaps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/bitmaps/displaying Learn how to display SkiaSharp bitmaps in pixel sizes and expanded to fill rectangles while preserving the aspect ratio.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp effects - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/ Learn how to alter the normal display of graphics with gradients, bitmap tiling, blend modes, blur and other effects.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp mask filters - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/effects/mask-filters Learn how to use the mask filter to create blurs and other alpha effects.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Segmented display of SkiaSharp bitmaps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/bitmaps/segmented Display a SkiaSharp bitmap so that some area are stretched and some areas are not.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Slider Thumb Tap on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/slider-thumb Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that enables the Slider.Value property to be set by tapping on the Slider bar.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ImageButton Drop Shadows on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/imagebutton-drop-shadow Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that enables a drop shadow on a ImageButton.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SkiaSharp bitmaps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/graphics/skiasharp/bitmaps/ Learn how to load, save, display, create, draw on, animate, and access the bits of SkiaSharp bitmaps.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

VisualElement Legacy Color Mode on Windows - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/windows/legacy-color-mode Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Windows platform-specific that disables the Xamarin.Forms legacy color mode.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ListView SelectionMode on Windows - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/windows/listview-selectionmode Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Windows platform-specific that controls whether items in a ListView can respond to tap gestures.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Picker Item Selection on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/picker-selection Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that controls when item selection occurs in a Picker.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Simultaneous Pan Gesture Recognition on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/application-pan-gesture Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that enables simultaneous pan gesture recognition to be used in an application.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

WebView JavaScript Alerts on Windows - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/windows/webview-javascript-alert Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Windows platform-specific that enables a WebView to display JavaScript alerts in a UWP message dialog.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Entry Font Size on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/entry-font-size Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that scales the font size of an Entry.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

InputView Reading Order on Windows - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/windows/inputview-reading-order Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Windows platform-specific that enables the reading order of bidirectional text to be detected dynamically.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ListView Separator Style on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/listview-separator-style Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that controls whether the separator between cells in a ListView uses the full width of the ListView.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Page Toolbar Placement on Windows - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/windows/page-toolbar-placement Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Windows platform-specific that changes the placement of a toolbar on a Page.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

VisualElement Drop Shadows on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/visualelement-drop-shadow Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that enables a drop shadow on a VisualElement.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

NavigationPage Bar Text Color Mode on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/status-bar-text-color Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that controls whether the status bar text color on a NavigationPage matches the luminosity of the navigation bar.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Page Status Bar Visibility on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/page-status-bar-visibility Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that sets the visibility of the status bar on a Page.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

VisualElement Legacy Color Mode on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/legacy-color-mode Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that disables the Xamarin.Forms legacy color mode.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ListView Row Animations on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/listview-row-animations Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that controls whether row animations are disabled when the ListView items collection is being updated.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Main Thread Control Updates on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/main-thread-updates-ui Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that enables control layout and rendering updates to be performed on the main thread.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

VisualElement Blur on iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/ios/visualelement-blur Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the iOS platform-specific that applies blur to a VisualElement.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

NavigationPage Bar Height on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/navigationpage-bar-height Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that sets the height of the navigation bar on a NavigationPage.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

VisualElement Elevation on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/visualelement-elevation Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that controls the elevation of VisualElements on applications that target API 21 or greater.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Page Lifecycle Events on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/page-lifecycle-events Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that disables the Disappearing and Appearing page events on application pause and resume, respectively.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

WebView Mixed Content on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/webview-mixed-content Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that displayed mixed content in a WebView in applications that target API 21 or greater.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

TabbedPage Page Swiping on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/tabbedpage-page-swiping Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that enables swiping with a horizontal finger gesture between pages in a TabbedPage.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ListView Fast Scrolling on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/listview-fast-scrolling Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that enables fast scrolling through data in a ListView.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

VisualElement Legacy Color Mode on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/legacy-color-mode Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that disables the Xamarin.Forms legacy color mode.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

TabbedPage Page Transition Animations on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/tabbedpage-transition-animations Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that disables transition animations when navigating through pages in a TabbedPage.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Soft Keyboard Input Mode on Android - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/android/soft-keyboard-input-mode Platform-specifics allow you to consume functionality that&#x27s only available on a specific platform, without implementing custom renderers or effects. This article explains how to consume the Android platform-specific that sets the operating mode for a soft keyboard input area.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Implementing a View - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/custom-renderer/view This article explains how to create a custom renderer for a Xamarin.Forms custom control that&#x27s used to display a preview video stream from the device&#x27s camera.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Custom video transport controls - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/custom-renderer/video-player/custom-transport This article explains how to implement custom transport controls in a video player application, using Xamarin.Forms.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Implementing a HybridWebView - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/custom-renderer/hybridwebview This article demonstrates how to create a custom renderer for a HybridWebView custom control, which demonstrates how to enhance the platform-specific web controls to allow C# code to be invoked from JavaScript.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Creating an Effect - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/effects/creating Effects simplify the customization of a control. This article demonstrates how to create an effect that changes the background color of the Entry control when the control gains focus.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

watchOS Complications in Xamarin - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/watchos/platform/complications This document describes how to work with watchOS complications in Xamarin. It discusses how to add a complication, writing a complication, templates, and provides sample code.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Introduction to watchOS 3 - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/watchos/platform/introduction-to-watchos3/ This article introduces all of the new and modified APIs and features available in watchOS 3 for Xamarin developers.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Introduction to watchOS 5 - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/watchos/platform/introduction-to-watchos5/ This document provides a high-level description of some watchOS 5 APIs for Xamarin.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tab Bars and Tab Bar Controllers in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/user-interface/controls/creating-tabbed-applications This document describes iOS tab bar controllers and how to use them with Xamarin.iOS. It demonstrates how to set up a UITabBarController, work with images, set badge values, work with events, and more.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Working with tvOS Tab Bar Controllers in Xamarin - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/tvos/user-interface/tab-bars This document describes how to work with tab bar controllers in a tvOS app built with Xamarin. It provides a high-level over view of tab bars and discusses tab bar items, storyboard integration, and tab bar items.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Progress and Activity Indicators in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/user-interface/controls/progress-activity-indicator This document discusses how to use progress and activity indicators in Xamarin.iOS. It describes how to use them both programmatically and with a storyboard.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

tvOS Application Fundamentals - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/tvos/app-fundamentals/ This section presents the most common tasks and concepts that developers need to be aware of when writing Xamarin.tvOS apps.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Configure your tvOS App in iTunes Connect - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/tvos/deploy-test/app-distribution/itunes-connect This article provides a supplemental guide to the iOS Configure your App in iTunes Connect for the tvOS specific configurations.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Playing Sound in tvOS with AVAudioPlayer in Xamarin - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/tvos/app-fundamentals/sounds This article shows how to use a helper class to control the playback of sound using an AVAudioPlayer in a Xamarin.iOS application.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

How can I download a previous version of Xcode? - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/troubleshooting/questions/previous-xcode The current version of Xcode can be accessed either through the App store, or the Xcode downloads page.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Debugging Xamarin.iOS apps with Xcode - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/troubleshooting/questions/debugging-with-xcode There might be scenarios where you want to use Xcode to debug some parts of your Xamarin.iOS application. While you will not be able to debug the .NET code in it, you will still be able to debug nativ...
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Can I use an older version of Xcode or Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/troubleshooting/questions/old-version-xcode This guide outlines the issues with using older versions of Xamarin.iOS or Xcode (than the current stable release).
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Additional iOS 9 Frameworks Changes - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios9/additional-framework-changes This document describes additional framework changes introduced in iOS 9. It discusses AVFoundation, AVKit, and CloudKit.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Siri Shortcuts in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/siri-shortcuts This document describes how to use Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12. It discusses NSUserActivities, custom intents, assigning voice shortcuts, relevant shortcuts, and more.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Xamarin and iOS 13 troubleshooting - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/ios13/troubleshooting/ This section contains troubleshooting tips for Xamarin functionality related to iOS 13.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ARKit 2 in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/arkit2 This document describes updates to ARKit in iOS 12. It focuses on using reference objects and images for detection, includes code for environmental texturing, and discusses common issues in ARKit programming.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dynamic notification action buttons in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/notifications/dynamic-actions With iOS 12, a notification content extension can add, remove, and update the action buttons displayed alongside a notification. This document describes how to use dynamic notification action buttons with Xamarin.iOS.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Notification management in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/notifications/management This document describes how to use Xamarin.iOS to take advantage of new notification management features introduced in iOS 12.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Grouped notifications in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/notifications/grouped With iOS 12, it is possible to group notifications in Notification Center or the lock screen by application or by thread. This document describes how to send threaded and unthreaded notifications with Xamarin.iOS.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Using the Natural Language framework with Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/natural-language This document describes the Natural Language Framework. Introduced in iOS 12, the Natural Language framework is the preferred iOS API to use for language recognition, parts of speech identification, and named entity recognition.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Core ML 2 in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/coreml This document describes updates to Core ML available as part of iOS 12. In particular, it looks at performance improvements associated with the new batch prediction API.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Notifications in iOS 12 - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/notifications/ This document links to guides that describe how to use various notification-related features introduced in iOS 12: provisional notifications, grouped notifications, notification management, interactive notifications, dynamic notification action buttons, and critical alerts.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Provisional notifications in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/notifications/provisional This document describes how to use Xamarin.iOS to work with provisional notifications. Provisional notifications, introduced in iOS 12, allow applications to send quiet notifications without explicit user permission.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Troubleshooting tips for iOS 12 and Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/troubleshooting This article describes resources that can be used for troubleshooting when developing Xamarin.iOS applications. It discusses known issues, reporting a new issue, and other troubleshooting resources.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Handoff in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/handoff This article covers working with Handoff in a Xamarin.iOS app to transfer user activities between apps running on the user&#x27s other devices.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Interactive notification user interfaces in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/notifications/interactive With iOS 12, it is possible to create interactive user interfaces for local and remote notifications. This guide describes how to use these features with Xamarin.iOS.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Subscriptions and Reporting in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/in-app-purchasing/subscriptions-and-reporting This document describes non-renewing subscriptions, free subscriptions, auto-renewable subscriptions, and using iTunes Connect to report on these items.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Critical alerts in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios12/notifications/critical-alerts This document describes how to use critical alerts with Xamarin.iOS. Critical alerts, introduced with iOS 12, are disruptive notifications that play a sound regardless of whether Do Not Disturb is on or the ringer switch is off.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Features in MapKit on iOS 11 - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios11/mapkit This document describes new MapKit features in iOS 11: grouping markers, the compass button, the scale view, and the user tracking button.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Graphics and Animation in iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/graphics-animation-ios/ This document links to various guides that discuss how to use the Core Image, Core Graphics, and Core Animation frameworks in Xamarin.iOS.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Introduction to iOS 11 - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/introduction-to-ios11/ This document links to various guides that describe features of iOS 11, including ARKit, CoreML, MapKit, PDFKit, SiriKit, the Vision framework, and more.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

File compression in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/platform/file-compression This document describes how to work with the libcompression API in Xamarin.iOS. It discusses deflating, inflating, and the different supported algorithms.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Reference Counting System in Xamarin.iOS - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/internals/newrefcount This document describes Xamarin&#x27s enhanced reference counting system, enabled in all Xamarin.iOS applications by default.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Installing and Configuring Xamarin.iOS on a Mac - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/get-started/installation/mac This guide links to instructions that describe how to install and configure Xamarin.iOS on a Mac by setting up Visual Studio for Mac.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Configuring Visual Studio for iOS development - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/get-started/installation/windows/config-options This article describes how to configure Visual Studio 2019 for Xamarin.iOS development. In particular, it discusses how to configure the installed version of Xamarin.iOS, the iOS toolbar, and the Solution Platforms drop-down menu.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Profiling Xamarin.iOS Applications with Instruments - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/deploy-test/using-instruments-to-detect-native-leaks-using-markheap This document describes how to use Apple&#x27s Instruments app to profile a Xamarin.iOS application installed on a device or a simulator.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Using TestFlight to Distribute Xamarin.iOS Apps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/deploy-test/testflight TestFlight is now owned by Apple, and is the primary way to beta test your Xamarin.iOS apps. This article will guide you through all steps of the TestFlight Process – from uploading your app, to working with iTunes Connect.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Using mtouch to Bundle Xamarin.iOS Apps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/deploy-test/mtouch This document describes mtouch, a tool that drives many of the steps required to turn a Xamarin.iOS application into a bundle, launch it in the simulator, and deploy it to a physical device.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Debugging Xamarin.iOS Apps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/deploy-test/debugging-in-xamarin-ios This document describes how to use the debugger in Visual Studio for Mac or Visual Studio 2019 to debug a Xamarin.iOS application, including setting breakpoints, wireless debugging, and more.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ad-Hoc Distribution for Xamarin.iOS Apps - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/deploy-test/app-distribution/ad-hoc-distribution This document gives an overview of the Ad Hoc distribution techniques that are primarily used for testing an Xamarin.iOS applications with a wide group of people.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

iOS Backgrounding Walkthroughs - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/app-fundamentals/backgrounding/ios-backgrounding-walkthroughs/ This document links to walkthroughs that demonstrate how to use location information in a backgrounded app and how to use background transfer service and NSURLSession.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

App Store Distribution - Xamarin

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/ios/deploy-test/app-distribution/app-store-distribution/ This document describes how to distribute a Xamarin.iOS application on the App Store. It discusses how to create a distribution certificate, how to create a distribution provisioning profile, and how to configure iTunes Connect and submit the app.
Published Date : Wednesday, June 19, 2019