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Last Updated: 15 Aug 2018 13:25 by ADMIN
Luiz
Created on: 07 Aug 2018 18:43
Category: UI for Xamarin
Type: Feature Request
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Xamarin Forms Platforms support
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/platform/
Xamarin Forms is growing! Does your controls-set plans to grow with it??

I'm currently working on a new project, and had to drop the usage of telerik's products, because its lack of support to other platforms.

What are your plans on this subject?

It would be great if we could have support to (but not limited to): Android, IOS, UWP (Mobile and Desktop "win10"), WPF (For Desktop Applications on win7,8,10), GTK# (Linux) and macOS.

I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one to buy your products if you upgrade yours platforms support.

Thanks!
3 comments
ADMIN
Stefan
Posted on: 15 Aug 2018 13:24
Thanks a lot for your input. Much appreciated!

What I am going to do is to separate this request into three other - one for each platform, so we can track the demand for accurately. 
GTK: https://feedback.telerik.com/Project/168/Feedback/Details/255346
WPF: http://feedback.telerik.com/Project/168/Feedback/Details/245947 
MacOS: http://feedback.telerik.com/Project/168/Feedback/Details/255347

Luiz
Posted on: 14 Aug 2018 16:10
Hello Stefan, thanks for the reply.

I'll be testing it on macOS, as your blog post suggest later. Thanks.

As for my use case, we have a growing startup company, that focus on enterprise resources planning/line of business software development, and our clients are requesting multi-platform support for our products, on desktops, tablets and mobiles. So we decided to create a new project focused on that, by using xamarin forms, to be able to share most of the code base on all platforms that it supports, and still being able to run native on each platform (thus giving us better performance and access to hardware peripherals) and keeping a visual interface integrity on any platform.

Android, IOS and UWP are a great start, but we need to support old windows 7 desktop applications (that runs on several of our clients), thats where WPF platforms shines on xamarin forms, allowing us to keep our systems running on old computer hardwares.
macOS support are for ours "fancier" customers, that prefer to pay more for the same ;)
GTK# (Linux) support are for ours humbles ones, that prefer to pay less, and use a more stable and cost free operating system :P

So far we aren't using any third parties controls collection on this new project, and we are creating custom components as required, and testing on all supported platforms.. But this process is slow and not very cost-effective, hence why we would love to see telerik supporting all platforms that xamarin forms supports!

what we will need on our projects: data grid, charts, input controls (entry, radio, checkbox..), listviews, drop down lists, buttons... the basics needs of interface.

Thanks for your time
ADMIN
Stefan
Posted on: 13 Aug 2018 07:06
Hey Luiz,

thanks for reaching out. Please refer to the following blog post where we reviewed the MacOS support: https://www.telerik.com/blogs/light-up-mac-apps-with-xamarin-forms

On a side note, could you please share what is your use case, that you need to target all of these platforms?