In the first major Telerik UI for Xamarin release of the year, we are shipping four new controls and design-time support for C# mobile developers.
Update: The full Telerik release, including Telerik UI for Xamarin, is out!
As you may have heard, we plan to kick off 2018 in style with a major release of our tools. We’re enabling developers everywhere, regardless of skill level, to say “no” to ugly apps.
While I am excited about the features and functionalities we will be releasing in R1 2018 for all our products on January 17, the Telerik UI for Xamarin release has me on tenterhooks. I can’t wait for you guys to get your mitts on it. We’re releasing four controls and design-time support. Can you say awesome?
Here’s a brief overview of each:
Telerik UI for Xamarin enhances the design time experience with support for Toolbox by allowing you to drag and drop components on the screen, thus making the screens development much easier.
With the R1 2018 release, we are introducing the new Button control that supports our theming mechanism, making it easier to setup and define this essential piece of UI. The button UI customization is possible through the pre-defined provided themes, or you can add rotation, shapes, transparency, text, backgrounds and images for a custom look and feel with the ImageButton feature. You can find more on the button control alongside some code snippets in this blog post.
In R1 2018 we are releasing the NumericInput control to UI for Xamarin. This new control allows developers to easily take numeric input from their users with a convenient UI, tailored for each of the target platforms – iOS, Android, UWP. The NumericInput control features easy layout adjustments of the elements (e.g. setting the position of the +/- button), min/max value restrictions and theming support (click image on the right to see it in action). In the following article, Yana from the Xamarin team shows you how to create beautiful and user friendly forms in your Xamarin apps.
The previously released Grid component under CTP is ready for prime time in R1 2018. It is greatly improved and packed with new features such as built-in grouping and filtering UI, load on demand and localization support.
The Entry control in Telerik UI for Xamarin is a text box control which accepts a string input from the users. In R1 2018 we will enable standard entry control features such as set and read text, keyboard entry, text color and alignment, as well as border customization options.
Remember, if you have a DevCraft bundle, that now comes with Telerik UI for Xamarin. If you don’t have a bundle or the product yourself, make sure you download a trial today. And don't forget to watch the on-demand Progress Telerik R1 2018 webinar where our technical experts dive deeper into all of the new features and functionalities that are a part of R1 2018.
Sara Faatz is a senior product marketing manager on the Progress Telerik UI for Xamarin team. She has spent the majority of her career in the developer space building community, producing events, creating marketing programs, and more. When she's not working, she likes diving with sharks, running, and watching hockey.