Useful snippets for XF development [PART 1]

What are code snippets?

Code snippets are small blocks of reusable code that can be inserted in a code file by using command ( + TAB to generate code ) .
They typically contain commonly used code , to reduce coding/remembering time.They can be used to insert small block but complete class or complex xaml block too.

How to install a snippet in Visual Studio 2019 ?

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Open Visual Studio then open Tools => Code Snippet Manager ( or Ctrl+K Ctrl+B )

Press import , pick all your .snippet and voilà 🇫🇷 !

oh ? You don’t have any ? No problem !

My Code snippets

Let’s take a look at useful Code snippets


DataTemplateSelector snippet , not the most used, but we have to start somewhere.

   //dts + TAB =<!-- wp:paragraph -->
    public class MySelector : Xamarin.Forms.DataTemplateSelector
        protected override DataTemplate OnSelectTemplate(object item, BindableObject container)
            return null;


ValueConverter snippet. 3 letters vs This 👇 ? Who have enough time to write converters structure code ? 😀

  //cvt + TAB = 
    public class MyConverter : IValueConverter
        public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture)
            return null;

        public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture)
            return null;


Shell Navigation by route name snippet , used lot of time ! That’s a time saver !

    //sgta + TAB = 
    await Shell.Current.GoToAsync("MyRouteName");


Command snippet , a must have if you work with MVVM !

        //cmd + TAB = 
        public Command MyCommand => new Command(() => { });

More Snippet More time saved !

You can easily extend your library with useful snippets !

Part 1 focused on C# Snippets
Part 2 will present you some XAML Snippets !

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