Xamarin Forms is great for developing apps on Android, iOS, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) but it is missing some important features:
•Scalable images
•NetStandard, multi-screen / multi-resolution image management
•HTML formatted text for labels and buttons
•NetStandard custom font management

Android developers can use NinePatch bitmaps, the drawable directory naming convention, Html.FromHtml, and a bunch of complex file manipulations to address the image issue.  Likewise, iOS developers can use ResizeableImageWithCapInsets, the @2x, @3x, @4x file naming convention, and some 3rd party libraries for this purpose.  Forms9Patch enhances Xamarin Forms to make multi-resolution / multi-screen image management, custom fonts, and HTML text formatting easy for NetStandard apps for iOS, Android and UWP.

Install-Package Forms9Patch.NetStandard -Version
dotnet add package Forms9Patch.NetStandard --version
<PackageReference Include="Forms9Patch.NetStandard" Version="">
  <IncludeAssets>runtime; build; native; contentfiles; analyzers</IncludeAssets>
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Forms9Patch.NetStandard --version
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Release Notes Fix: Android renderers use Android SDK calls not supported by Gingerbread; Fix: Instantiation of popup, before App.MainPage set to Forms9Patch.RootPage, causes crash; iOS button text not always appearing; Fixed: Default padding not zero for Forms9Patch layouts (other than Frame); Changed: Forms9Patch.Frame is not longer obsolete; IPopup is public; Fix: Crash on older versions of Windows; Change: IPopup is public; Full UWP support; NetStandard >=1.3 support

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 876 1/5/2018 404 1/4/2018 290 1/2/2018
1.0.0 562 12/28/2017