NuGet Packages for Xamarin

Well, since I have been working on lots of Xamarin stuffs, I thought it’s sometimes best to list down the NuGet packages that are really amazing and helps you create the boiler plate of your App in a much easier and faster way.

The NuGet Packages

Let’s look at the worthy NuGet packages which are worth looking into.

NameDescriptionPlatforms
Acr.UserDialogsA cross platform library that allows you to call for standard user dialogs from a shared/portable libraryXamarin.Android Xamarin.iOS UWP Xamarin.Forms
SQLiteNetExtensionsSQLite-Net Extensions is a very simple ORM that provides cascade operations, one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, many-to-many, inverse and text-blobbed relationships on top of the sqlite-net library.Xamarin.Forms
Rg.Plugins.PopupPlugin for Xamarin Forms. Allows you to open any page as a popup. Xamarin.Forms
Xamarin.Forms.DebugRainbows Adds a very colorful debug mode to each of your ContentPages that lets you immediately see where all of your elements are located. Xamarin.Forms

I will keep updating this list as I keep encountering on these stuffs. Feel free to let me know if there are some I have missed.

Happy Coding!

Windows 10 UWP App templates for Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft has now released the UWP App Design Templates for Adobe Photoshop.

What does this mean?

Say you are a designer or a developer who wants to get their dirty on the design side [Pun Intended], can now make use of this design template and create stunning designs. It is said that, in order to build something good, you need to first have a rough design as it gives the idea of what exactly needs to be done. Even helps in order to work out the flow required between the pages. This was generally done either using Pen & Paper or on a Drawing Board. Nowadays, we have the designers who try and create these designs or rather Wireframes. But the problem was that for every  segment they have to go and create a duplicate of all the controls like Buttons, Textbox etc. As a practise, every developer tries and creates some control templates from where they can be taken and used.

Earlier, these templates were only available for Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe Illustrator. Now Microsoft has released the template for Adobe Photoshop as well. It seems to have happened because of the feedback provided during the Build 2015 Event. For more information, please visit this link.

Download the UWP App Design Templates for Adobe Photoshop

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Fonts

Fonts

Colors

Colors

Screens

Screens