If you have tried something in Xamarin.Forms that should work but didn’t, don’t worry you might not be going crazy (I can’t say for sure, I’m a programmer, not a psychologist).
I’ve been diving deeper into Xamarin.Forms over the last couple months while working on a small project we have as well as in preparation for my upcoming talk at St. Louis Days of .NET.
Sometimes in the course of creating a sample project I write some code that I know should work and then watch the exceptions pop-up (or worse, see nothing at all) when I run it. Then I go do a quick search and find that this is a known issue… and that it has been fixed. That is when I remember that I didn’t update my Xamarin.Forms nuget packages.
The release version that is installed with the tools and referenced by default by the template when you create a new mobile app solution is out of date. Many small improvements and bug fixes have been introduced since release and updating your nuget packages is a vital first step for creating a successful project.comments powered by Disqus