It’s time for the second major Telerik UI for Xamarin release for this year, Q2 2015, and we are just as excited as your are. With this release, ListView for Xamarin Forms gets rid of the Beta tag and becomes official, and now you can use it in production in apps developed with a single shared C# code base.
Brand new for the UI for Xamarin suite are the Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android wrappers for the DataForm (Beta) control. It gives the end-user the ability to view and modify the properties of a business object, similar to what the login forms or the settings forms of the OS are.
Last, but not least, the Telerik Alert for Xamarin.iOS ships to fit in scenarios where you would like to show a messagebox with a custom look and feel.
You will be also happy to hear that with Q2 2015 Beta, we started distributing NuGet package files you can run on your local server. This will help you add references to the Telerik assemblies and their dependencies with ease.
Now, let's dive into more details about each of the new components.
Telerik ListView for Xamarin packs all essential features associated with a ListView scenario. It supports Xamarin iOS, Xamarin Android and Xamarin Forms. To simplify the data consumption and data shaping, the ListView for Xamarin.Forms is integrated internally with Telerik DataSource for iOS and Android. The Datasource control serves as an intermediary between the raw data to be displayed and the UI component. Here are the features of ListView at a glance:
For more information about the supported feature, please refer to the Telerik ListView for Xamarin product page.
The Telerik DataForm for Xamarin.iOS/Android displays a business object’s properties in a list, helping developers to quickly and easily build various forms, such as registration, login, data entry, settings and so on. Here are the features at a glance:
The Alert for Xamarin.iOS is a message-box control that will come in handy in your pop-up scenarios, which require styling customizations and custom content in the pop-up. The features at a glance are:
In addition to these new components, you'll find a bunch of improvements throughout the whole suite.
You can download the Trial of Telerik UI for Xamarin from here, or the Paid bits from your account, if you have an active paid license.
We are very eager to see your Xamarin applications built with UI for Xamarin. If you want to share the good news and make yourself and the apps you develop popular, feel free to contact me.
We are excited to deliver the these must-have components for the Xamarin Platform, which enable you to go from desktop/web to native mobile. The development for the Xamarin Platform continues, and here is what we plan for the foreseeable future:
Nikolay Diyanov Diyanov is the Product Manager of the Native Mobile UI division at Progress. Delivering outstanding solutions that make developers' lives easier is his passion and the biggest reward in his work. In his spare time, Nikolay enjoys travelling around the world, hiking, sun-bathing and kite-surfing.
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