Page transitions play a crucial role in keeping your users entertained when the content of your website is loading. Moreover, if you animate page transitions, it will ensure a smooth user experience. It can help you draw more traffic and boost your sales.
Over the years, Xamarin has gained momentum for adding animated effects in applications, thanks to Xamarin.Forms. It comes with an animation infrastructure that enables Xamarin app development companies to create animations. If you are ready to animate page transitions of your web app, keep reading. Below, we have listed a complete guide to producing animations with Xamarin.Forms.
- An ultimate guide to achieving transition animations in Xamarin.Forms
Xamarin.Forms is an ideal solution for adding cool transition animation to your application. But to make this process easier, you need the NuGet package SharedTransitions. Let us learn how to do it.
- Installing the NuGet package SharedTransitions
The first step is to install the NuGet package SharedTransitions in your Xamarin project. It is a Xamarin plugin for Android and iOS. It helps you animate Shared Transitions between pages. Use this command:
- Using SharedTransitionNavigationPage
It is advisable to avoid using the default NavigationPage for navigating the Xamarin application. Instead, use SharedTransitionNavigationPage, especially if you are using Prism.
- Specifying transition animation/duration/group
In the next step, you need to identify three properties on the page you are using for navigation. These are:
- BackgroundAnimation – You can use it for 6 types of animations such as SlideFromLeft, Fade, Flip,, SlideFromRight, SlideFromBottom and SlideFromTop.
- TransitionDuration – It refers to the milliseconds for shared transition.
- TransitionSelectedGroup – It is a unique group. You can use it to associate transition groups. Besides this, it can be used as an ID for the selected element.
- Adding the name and group
In this, you need to specify the element’s name and group on the page you want to navigate. For example, you are navigating from HomePage, so add the name and group. It involves stating two properties, such as:
- TransitionName – It refers to the transition name. You use it to identify views between pages.
- TransitionGroup – It is a distinctive identifier that can act as an ID.
- Adding the navigation to the respective page
It is time to add navigation to the page from where you are navigating. Before doing so, it is necessary to set the TransitionSelectedGroup.
Congratulations on learning how to animate transitions between pages! It will ensure smooth navigation and the user experience of your Xamarin app. But for a successful project, hire an experienced Xamarin app developer.
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