Course requests: Android app widgets, Google Mobile Ads, XAML styling in Xamarin.Forms

RonGrabowskiRonGrabowski USMember, University

Android app widgets

  • Very basic "Hello World" type widget that displays content from a background service
  • Interacting with the widget (clicking Refresh to update a data feed)
  • How to create different sized widgets: 4x2, 4x4, etc

Google Mobile Ads

  • How to adjust layouts to accommodate footer banner
  • Considerations for Xamarin.Forms / XAML
  • Techniques for displaying ad banner for free version of app then removing them once the app has been purchased

XAML styling in Xamarin.Forms


  • MarkSmith.8123MarkSmith.8123 USXamarin Team, University, XamUProfessors Xamurai

    Hi @RonGrabowski‌,

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    The first two are on our list, but probably won't happen until 1Q2015 because we've got some other more central content we are adding this quarter. The final one (XAML styling) will happen once Xamarin Forms 1.3 ships; that's the release that has Styles and triggers in it which is really required to manage this properly. We'll have a cool announcement here in a day or two which has some more information on this - so watch the forum!

    Mark Smith
    Xamarin University | Curriculum

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