What’s New in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA July 2019

Selecting Xamarin for building your native apps is the best choice of expert Xamarin developers. Xamarin.Forms Define your UI through C#code or XAML in an abstract way. Leading Xamarin Development Company builds fully native Android, iOS, and universal windows platform apps using C# in visual studio.

New in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 for Mobile Application Development

Xamarin.Forms 4 has brought lot of stability fixes, bugfixes and minor improvements across the board along with some really big several changes. Xamarin.Forms exposes a complete cross-platform UI toolkit for .Net developers.

Xamarin.Forms Shell

Shell provides you with a whole lot of bootstrapping so you can quickly jump in and start focusing on the content and features. Experienced Xamarin app developers use Shell, as it offers out of the box navigation with flyout menus, bottom tabs and top tabs. It helps in defining your structure and navigation of your app in a single file.

Microsoft has described it as the evolution of master detail page, navigation page and tabbedpage

The new features of Xamarin.Forms 4.0 has made easy for developers in building rich and complex applications. New updates on Xamarin.Forms 4.0 is template based that can be used for developing mobile application from scratch along with the possibility of customizing all new elements that you need.

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 is updated with new features which are based on existing Xamarin.Forms technology, so mobile app developers don’t need to worry about learning new codes, skills or tools just install the new templates and you can get going.


As it is mentioned in the beginning of this article, Xamarin is focused on creating a native look-and-feel. With the visual feature Xamarin is now trying to do more or less the same thing as of react native and flutter drawing their own controls as of Android and iOS. i-Verve is a best Xamarin App Development Company that ensures for building your mobile application.

CollectionView Control

In Xamarin.Forms before, it was hard to create any app without using listview control. With the update of Xamarin.Forms 4.0 there are several attempts to overcome this or at least provide some alternatives. Looking to the limitations of listview feature in Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Forms 4.0 has updated it with CollectionView control. Dedicated Xamarin developer mostly uses CollectionView control in developing your mobile application.

Things that are easily possible with the Collectiveview control is

  • Horizontal list
  • Columns
  • Granular scrollbar progress
  • Empty state

Other Improvements for Xamarin Development

Input and efforts of the great Xamarin community has brought a solution with this new Xamarin.Forms 4.0 fixing a whole lot of bugs or add small features that have been annoying developers since a long time. Errors like read-only entry, an image button or the ability to set a maximum of lines for your labels are common in earlier updates. For building any mobile application you can hire Xamarin developers.

Joining this meetup will add knowledge to fresher’s and expert Xamarin developers. Explore and discuss the latest functionality in Xamarin.Forms. The new features make it even simpler to make rich, complex applications.

We will discuss navigation and app structure using Shell, the power of CollectionView, the ease of CarouselPage, and the beauty added by Visual. This talk should be great for any developer as these are foundational items that are used to build great apps, no extensive knowledge of Xamarin.Forms required.

The event has a timing of 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm that includes total 4 sessions of social/eat, announcements, what’s new in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 and socialize at a local bar.

Organizer of this event is Steven H. who is master in C#, ASP.NET MVC, Windows Store, Unity3D developer and speaker interested in learning more.

Source: https://www.meetup.com/pghdotnet/events/262196834/

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