I am new to Xamarin, and I am currently trying to implement some simple screen to see the Xamarin.Forms capabilities in reality.
When Xamarin.Forms gave me great portability and flexibility of designing cross-platform layouts and controls it does not allow me to customize the controls and I have to implement the details in the platform code.
I do understand the constraint of different drawing mechanisms on different platforms, but the question is why is Xamarin.Forms lacking such basic functionalities as setting a control's color ? -- in my case it was a SeekBar which color I wanted to change, but do to so I had to provide the whole layout xml in the platform (Android) in my custom renderer.
I presume there might be some way of working around this, at least a library "out there" which would translate Android's mono code to Xamarin.Forms somehow (similarly iOS' code in to Xamarin.Forms). Any thoughts ?