What’s New in 2019 Volume 3: Xamarin.Forms WPF

I’m so pleased to announce that our latest release, the 2019 Volume 3, is rolled out and packed with new controls for our Xamarin.Forms WPF platform. In our previous release, we presented the Charts control in Xamarin.Forms WPF. Now, based on demand, the following controls have been provided in this release:

Configuring the new components in your projects

Create a new WPF project and add the Xamarin libraries, as explained in Microsoft’s user guide. To include the Syncfusion controls, set WPF as the start-up project in your existing Xamarin project. Next, install the required NuGet package and call the Init method for each component, as shown in the following table.

NuGet Controls Initialization Methods
Syncfusion.Xamarin.SfChart.WPF SfChart Syncfusion.SfChart.XForms.WPF.SfChartRenderer.Init();
Syncfusion.Xamarin.SfSchedule.WPF SfSchedule Syncfusion.SfSchedule.XForms.WPF.SfScheduleRenderer.Init();
Syncfusion.Xamarin.SfListView.WPF SfListView Syncfusion.ListView.XForms.WPF.SfListViewRenderer.Init();
Syncfusion.Xamarin.Buttons.WPF SfButton Syncfusion.XForms.WPF.Buttons.SfButtonRenderer.Init();
SfChip Synfusion.XForms.WPF.Buttons.SfChipRenderer.Init();
SfChipGroup Syncfusion.XForms.WPF.Buttons.SfChipGroupRenderer.Init();
SfCheckBox Syncfuison.XForms.WPF.Buttons.SfCheckBoxRenderer.Init();
SfRadioButton Syncfusion.XForms.WPF.Buttons.SfRadioButtonRenderer.Init();
SfSegmentedControl Syncfusion.XForms.WPF.Buttons.SfSegmentedControlRenderer.Init();
SfSwitch Syncfusion.XForms.WPF.Border.SfBorderRenderer.Init();
Syncfusion.Xamarin.Core.WPF SfBorder Syncfusion.XForms.WPF.Border.SfBorderRenderer.Init();
SfTextInputLayout Syncfusion.XForms.WPF.TextInputLayout.SfTextInputLayoutRenderer.Init();
SfGradientView Syncfusion.XForms.WPF.Graphics.SfGradientViewRenderer.Init();

The following code example illustrates initializing Chart control in the Xamarin application,

public partial class MainWindow : FormsApplicationPage
{
    public MainWindow()
    {
         InitializeComponent();
         Forms.Init(); 
         Syncfusion.SfChart.XForms.WPF.SfChartRenderer.Init();
         LoadApplication(new App());
    }
}

Supported features and limitations

Scheduler

The Scheduler control provides common scheduling features for creating and managing appointments. It has interactive, user-friendly features for performing common operations such as selection and navigation. Get hands-on experience with our Scheduler control in Xamarin.Forms WPF with the samples available in this GitHub location.

Limitation: The following features are not supported in Scheduler for Xamarin.Forms WPF:

Scheduler Control Xamarin.Forms WPF
Scheduler Control Xamarin.Forms WPF

ListView

Xamarin.Forms WPF ListView control can be used in all situations where both the horizontal and vertical directions of scrollable data lists are displayed.

Limitation: The following features are not supported in ListView for Xamarin.Forms WPF:

ListView Control in Xamarin.Forms WPF
ListView Control in Xamarin.Forms WPF

Text Input Layout

The Text Input Layout control for Xamarin.Forms WPF adds decorative elements such as floating labels, icons, and assistive labels on the top of input views such as Entry and Editor controls.

TextInputLayout in Xamarin.Forms WPF
TextInputLayout in Xamarin.Forms WPF

Button and Selection Components

There is no restriction in using our button components, Button, Chip, Radio Button, CheckBox, Switch, and Segmented Control, in your application.

Button and selection components in Xamarin.Forms WPF
Button and selection components in Xamarin.Forms WPF

Conclusion

Only subsets of our Xamarin.Forms controls are supported in Xamarin.Forms WPF. Try all the controls available in 2019 Volume 3 release and share your feedback in the comments section below.

If you need any other control immediately, please let us know in the comments below. This will help us prioritize the next set of controls to implement. You can also contact us through our support forum, Direct-Trac, or feedback portal. We are happy to assist you!

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Grid, please!

We have plans to support data grid also in our upcoming release.

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