iOS Platform Features

Adding iOS-specific functionality to Xamarin.Forms apps

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iOS-specific Formatting

Xamarin.Forms enables cross-platform user interface styles and colors to be set - but there are other options for setting the theme of your iOS using platform-specific APIs in the iOS project.

Read more about formatting the user interface using iOS-specific APIs, such as Info.plist configuration and the UIAppearance API.

iOS 9 Features

Using custom renderers, the DependencyService, and the MessagingCenter, it's possible to incorporate a wide variety of native functionality into Xamarin.Forms apps for iOS.

The following recipes show how to incorporate iOS 9 features into the iOS part of a Xamarin.Forms app:

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.