We are happy to announce to the Xamarin community the availability of Essential UI Kit! As I stated in my previous blog, this update comes with more than 35 reusable XAML pages with a new Visual Studio extension.
In this blog, I will share the resources you need to get started with the Essential UI Kit in your Xamarin.Forms applications.
Visual Studio extension: The extension with the item templates for adding screens is available at the following location:
You can simply select the screens you need and the extension will take care of the rest. It will add all the required files for your selected screens, including all required third-party NuGet packages, platform-specific project resources, styles, views, view models, models, converters, and behaviors.
Source code: The complete source code is available on GitHub. If you want to explore the source code of all the screens, just clone or download the following repository:
Preview app: A previewer app is available with all the screens in the Google Play Store. Just install it on your phone and you can check out all the screens within the elegantly designed browser app.
Documentation: The help documentation on how to install the extension and add the screens to your Xamarin.Forms application is available at:
And lastly, thank you all for your interest in this product. More exciting things will be coming soon to the Essential UI Kit. If you want your request to be part of it, let us know what you need through our feedback portal.