Content Collector - 12a - Adding a marker to the map in our Xamarin.Forms project

A quick revisit of our Xamarin Forms Map details page, to add a marker for the location.

I had a question about rendering a custom map marker onto the map inside of our Xamarin.Forms mobile application. I realized that I had omitted adding any marker, so I will quickly demonstrate how to add the map pin for a location to the map. The rendering of a custom map marker using an icon or image, can be accomplished, but it does require going into each of the client projects and creating a custom renderer for the native platform, which is a bit advanced at this point in the series, although after I get through the basic functionality, I will revisit this topic.

 

This is part of a series, building a Content Collector mobile application using Xamarin.Forms and a Azure Mobile App Service, with an accompanying Angular single page applicatoin to view the data collected via the cross platform mobile application.

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Previous Episodes:

 

Content Collector - 12 - Adjusting the layout in Xamarin.Forms when the orientation changes

Content Collector - 11 - Adding a Xamarin.Forms.Maps control to our Xamarin.Forms app

Content Collector - 10 -Connecting Xamarin.Forms to the Azure Mobile App

Content Collector - 9 - Adding a table controller to the Azure Mobile App

Content Collector - 8 - Building a Geolocator service for Xamarin.Forms

Content Collector - 7 - Working with Xamarin.Forms part 2 - Views

Content Collector - 6 - Working with Xamarin Forms part 1

Content Collector - 5 - Configuring GitHub and getting the Xamarin.Forms project running

Content Collector - 4 - Enabling Data Migrations on Azure, and setting up the Xamarin.Forms project

Content Collector - 3 - Setting up the Visual Studio project for our Azure Mobile App Service

Content Collector - 2 - Setting up the Azure Active Directory B2C Instance and the Azure Mobile App

Content Collector - 1 - Why Azure Mobile Apps and Azure Active Directory B2C

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