Xamarin

Extending Controls with Gesture Recognizers (part 2) – Adding a show password option

In the previous entry we were introduced the TapGestureRecognizer and saw an example of an image button and got a few ideas of what we could do with it. Today we are checking a practical use for it and see an implementation using a Command instead of an event handler. The Images are taken from here. You may have seen apps that give you the option to show the characters typed in the password field. This is a very useful functionality to avoid the user the annoyance of writing the password again just because of some typo. On this post you will learn how to do that same thing. The final result will look something like this: Let’s just jump right into it Using an Image as visual element and

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Xamarin

Extending Controls with Gesture Recognizers (part 1)

On this multipart series of posts we are going to review how to extend controls using Gesture Recognizers. This post is going to focus on the Tap Gesture Recognizer and by the end we will be able to turn a static image into a “clickable” image button. Let’s get started by giving you some general information… What is a Gesture Recognizer? Xamarin.Forms allows us to extend the way we interact with some visual elements by way of Gesture Recognizers. A Gesture Recognizer is an object that listens for some specific external estimule (the gesture) and launches an action in response (the command or event handler we specify). A Gesture is any physical action taken by the user on the device. That goes from tapping on the surface of the screen to shaking the device. For the purposes

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Five Questions

Five questions about becoming a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

I recently got my MCT Certification and I would like to share some details on it, in case someone wants to do the same I hope this can clarify a few things. I have never believed certifications are a 100% guarantee of quality work but having one can provide a certain amount of context of our expertise and some serenity to potential business associates. What is a Microsoft Certified Trainer? According to the official website they are the premier technical and instructional experts in Microsoft technologies. To me being an MCT means you have the capacity to teach complex subjects in a simple, understandable way. Like your favorite teacher but certified in Microsoft Technologies . Who might be interested? IT professionals and developers who want to incur in training activities

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Software developer and tech enthusiast who loves baking 👨🏽‍🍳. Currently working at Megsoft Consulting, Inc.