Pre-Release: Xamarin.Forms 4.2.0-pre3

PaulDiPietroPaulDiPietro USXamarin Team Xamurai
edited August 7 in Xamarin.Forms

We've published the 4.2.0-pre3 pre-release of Xamarin.Forms on NuGet; be sure to include pre-releases in your NuGet Package Manager in order to make the package visible. If you encounter any issues or have any feedback to provide, please visit GitHub.

Read the full release notes here.

Notable Additions

  • Shell Lifecycle (PR)
  • Switch ThumbColor (PR)
  • Color.ToHex() (PR)
  • FontImage Markup Extension for FontImageSource (PR)

Additional enhancements for Tizen are featured, as well:

  • Add CheckBox (PR), with Visual support (PR)
  • Support to TabbedPage.BarTextColor, SelctedTabColor, UnselecedTabColor (PR)

Regarding CollectionView

Our original roadmap listed the new CollectionView for official release in Xamarin.Forms 4.2. However, we have determined that it will maintain the Experimental flag for this release. Your feedback during the CollectionView Challenge was important in highlighting the features you need most; in this case, pull-to-refresh and header/footer templates were two of your top wants, among others. Although its development has come a long way, we want to make sure you have the best possible experience when using CollectionView at the time the Experimental flag is removed, which has led us to make this decision. Please continue to test it out if you have the time and let us know what you think. You can read the official spec here.

For more information, you can also read the current docs as well as the original blog post. The 4.2 release includes some bug fixes as well as fuller functionality including grouping on iOS (PR).

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  • JoeMankeJoeManke USMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh cool, release threads are back.

  • batmacibatmaci DEMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    it is really great that you do enhancement for Tizen. :) but please dont neglect UWP

  • GlauberBarcelosGlauberBarcelos BRMember

    about collectionview, what is the forecast for the arrival of pull-to-refresh?

  • amirvenusamirvenus USMember ✭✭✭
    Please show some love to UWP and macOS as well!
  • NMackayNMackay GBInsider, University mod

    @amirvenus said:
    Please show some love to UWP and macOS as well!

    UWP is a concern, the fact the AppCenter team decided to add support for WPF and Winforms (yes Winforms) before UWP shows their lack of focus on it.

  • amirvenusamirvenus USMember ✭✭✭

    @NMackay said:

    @amirvenus said:
    Please show some love to UWP and macOS as well!

    UWP is a concern, the fact the AppCenter team decided to add support for WPF and Winforms (yes Winforms) before UWP shows their lack of focus on it.

    It scares me! Reminds me of Silverlight..

  • DavidOrtinauDavidOrtinau USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team, Insider, University Xamurai

    @batmaci said:
    it is really great that you do enhancement for Tizen. :) but please dont neglect UWP

    Samsung does the Tizen work and deserves all the credit for that.

    @GlauberBarcelos said:
    about collectionview, what is the forecast for the arrival of pull-to-refresh?

    We feel this is important enough to be part of the CollectionView release which is currently targeting the 4.3.0 milestone. You can track the spec here: https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/issues/5882

  • MalcolmJackMalcolmJack USMember ✭✭

    @DavidOrtinau is there a spec link for infinite scroll? ( I see it's included in the CollectionView spec)

  • PaulDiPietroPaulDiPietro USXamarin Team Xamurai

    @MalcolmJack The PR which added RemainingItemsThreshold (as mentioned in the CollectionView spec) is here.

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