Xamarin.Forms 3.3.0 Released

Xamarin.Forms 3.3.0 has now been released. The update has more than 20 updates and fixes with “little things” set out to make a “huge difference”.

Xamarin.Forms 3.3.0 has now been released. The update has more than 20 major updates and fixes with “little things” set out to make a “huge difference”. The release focuses on the most used controls- buttons, images, and labels.

The version enables the developers to add text decorations like underline and strike-through as well as coveted inline hyperlink easily. It is also possible to set the limit for the maximum number of lines rendered in a label so now user can display a few lines and add a “read more” to expand the text fully.

 

 Source: Xamarin

A new ImageViewHandler has been introduced in the release which can be combined with Android Glide library. Given below are the memory allocation results for Xamarin.Forms app and a Xamarin.Forms app with the newly added GlideX library.

 

 
Source: Xamarin 
 
Xamarin.Forms 3.3.0 also has a WebView update for iOS. They stated, “iOS has used the UIWebView for displaying a web browser control since iOS 2, and it provides Xamarin.Forms with the best backward compatibility when you use the WebView control. With iOS 8.0, Apple introduced WKWebView, and this is now available as an option for you when using in Xamarin.Forms 3.3.0. WKWebView runs Safari in a separate process and provides better performance, especially when you need to execute JavaScript.
 
Users can read the feature roadmap on GitHub and the release notes for more details. Developers can get the update through their Visual Studio package manager or on NuGet. Xamarin has also invited users to give out suggestions or report issues here.


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