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

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Chapter 12. Xamarin Forms Labs

As we rapidly approach the final chapter of this book, I am sure that, by now, you will have mixed emotions about Xamarin Forms. On one hand, it simplifies the development of applications on all the three platforms, but on the other hand, it is very limited without having to create a custom renderer. Step forward Xamarin.Forms.Labs, the open source extension library.

In this chapter, we will examine:

  • What Xamarin Forms labs is
  • How to create your own extension library

What is Xamarin Forms Labs?

When Xamarin Forms first came out, it was only intended as a means for abstraction of the user interface that allows you a simplified way to create an app. In that respect, it is great. The problem though is that when you start ...

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