This article introduces TelerikXamarinForms Toolbox for Visual Studio for Mac which will ease the process of adding Telerik controls to your Xamarin.Forms application on Mac.
In order to use the TelerikXamarinForms Toolbox, first you have to install the Project Wizard for Visual Studio for Mac. In short you will need to download the ProjectTemplate.mpack file from the Telerik UI for Xamarin download page inside your Telerik account and install it through the Visual Studio Extension Manager.
For more details on adding the Telerik UI for Xamarin ProjectTemplate.mpack file check the article about Project Wizard for Visual Studio for Mac.
In order to show the Toolbox and start using the controls, you should navigate to the StartPage.xaml file in your project and click on it. If the ProjectTemplate.mpack file is installed successfully, Toolbox window is visible in the project when you click on the StartPage.xaml file. You can also find this option when typing “Toolbox” in the Search filed (top right corner in Visual Studio for Mac). Figure 1 and Figure 2 shows where you can find the options in Visual Studio for Mac:
Figure 1: Showing the TelerikXamarinForms Toolbox when clicking on StartPage.xaml
Figure 2: Showing the TelerikXamarinForms Toolbox from Search field
Once you have clicked the option you should be prompted to the window which contains the different controls from the suite. Figure 1 and Figure 2 shows the appearance of the toolbox if everything is correctly set.
If no usable controls are present in the toolbox - make sure all the required references are added and try rebuilding your project.
Embedding the controls from the suite is made as easy as possible and all you need to do is simply drag one of the controls within your XAML file. This will add the control definition and will also map the needed namespace declarations. Figure 3 shows how the action is performed.
Figure 3: Adding Telerik controls to your application