Forum Xamarin.Forms

LiveCode now supports Xamarin Forms (XAML soon)

FrankAKruegerFrankAKrueger USInsider, University, Developer Group Leader ✭✭
edited November 2015 in Xamarin.Forms

If you write your Xamarin Forms UIs using code, then I think you'll really enjoy my LiveCode IDE Extension for Xamarin Studio.

It is now able to display any Page derived class and updates that display as you edit code.

I made a video demonstrating this ability - pardon my stammering as I confuse myself over the .Forms API :-)

(Sorry, couldn't get the embed to work here.)


  • AlessandroCaliaroAlessandroCaliaro ITMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    Amazing @FrankAKrueger .

  • MarkRadcliffeMarkRadcliffe NZMember ✭✭✭

    Nice Addon!

    Is there any likely hood of a visual studio version for this addon? I see that there is a xamarin inspector plugin for visual studio but I have never tried it,

    Does this support doing things like REST requests and such or is it just a static view? How would someone bind to a example ViewModel for to use this?


  • FrankAKruegerFrankAKrueger USInsider, University, Developer Group Leader ✭✭

    @MarkRadcliffe it's a live view that you can interact with and that's executing its logic as normal.

    To bind view models I would simply create test versions of the UI. Something like:

    class MyPage : ContentPage {...}
    class TestMyPage : MyPage
        public TestMyPage() {
            ViewModel vm = // ... get your test view model
            BindingContext = vm;

    and then just monitor TestMyPage.

    I think I know how to do VS support so it's just a matter of finding time.

  • v3yr0nv3yr0n USUniversity ✭✭

    @FrankAKrueger i'm unable to install the addin after upgrading to xamarin studio 6.0 :)

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