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Cross-platform UI Development with Xamarin.Forms by Paul F. Johnson

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Chapter 3. Making It Look Pretty and Logging In

While Xamarin.Forms provides the basics of a user interface experience, it provides just that—a very basic user interface, functional but plain. With a bit of effort though, it is possible to produce custom UI components across the various mobile platforms.

In this chapter we shall:

  • Understand how Xamarin Forms performs the UI tasks
  • Look at the customization of the user interface using a custom renderer
  • Apply these changes to allow for an improved user login experience

Introducing the standard UI login experience

Held within the source code examples in this chapter, you will find a simple Xamarin.Forms application called BasicUI. All the code for this section is taken from there. It is very minimal. When ...

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