This year i didn’t had the change to go to Singapore for MonkeyFest but i still did a presentation via Skype : “What’s new on Xamarin.Forms”

Some of the most important points were related with the performance improvments like Fast Renderers and Layout Compression, you can check the slides and notes below.

What’s new in Xamarin.Forms from Rui Marinho

NOTES:

Fast Renderers

Enable fast renderes on your Android app

Forms.SetFlags(“FastRenderers_Experimental”)

LayoutCompression

Enable compressed layout on your layouts using the attached property

CompressedLayout.IsHeadless=”true”

GTK

Getting Started – https://github.com/jsuarezruiz/forms-gtk-progress
Known issues – https://github.com/jsuarezruiz/forms-gtk-progress/blob/master/Issues-Pending.md

– Create new Class library

[STAThread]
static void Main(string[] args)
{
    global::Gtk.Application.Init();
    Forms.Init();
    var app = new App();
    var window = new FormsWindow();
    window.LoadApplication(app);
    window.SetApplicationTitle(“MonkeyFest”);
    window.Show();
    global::Gtk.Application.Run();
}