RecyclerView seems to be a replacement for
GridView. Is it possible for us to use it without resorting to a custom renderer? If we could ditch
ListView on Android, we can use this cutting-edge control which would give us performance benefits.
I do not know exactly how this would be implemented. Perhaps a new control can be added to Core named
RecyclerView which defaults to
ListView on iOS and UWP but uses a
RecyclerView on Android. However, due to the nature of the
ViewHolder pattern (
OnBindViewHolder) and the way XF is currently implemented, this might not be an easy task.
For everyday programming for everybody. Android already suffers from performance problems. Since scrollable content is usually THE most important part of a user interface, this change would benefit us tremendously.