Tag Archives: Xamarin

52 Weeks of Xamarin: Week 1

This launches 52 Weeks of Xamarin, an opinionated series in which I will post (at least) one instructional blog post on Xamarin a week.  In this series I’ll be talking about Xamarin.Forms as well as “Xamarin-native” iOS and Android.  We will follow … Continue reading

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Xamarin with James Montemagno

James Montemagno is a Developer Evangelist at Xamarin and Microsoft MVP. He has been a .NET developer for over a decade working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Previously, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps using the Xamarin Platform for over 4 years. Today we discuss all things Xamarin. Xamarin Dev Days: http://www.xamarin.com/dev-days Xamarin.Forms: http://www.xamarin.com/forms Xamarin University: http://www.xamarin.com/university Xamarin Test Cloud: http://www.xamarin.com/test-cloud Plugins for Xamarin: http://github.com/xamarin/plugins James: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jamesmontemagno James: Blog: http://motzcod.es My Shoppe: https://blog.xamarin.com/connect-to-customers-with-my-shoppe-template-app/ Moments: https://blog.xamarin.com/build-your-own-snapchat-clone-with-xamarin.forms-and-azure/   Listen … Continue reading

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XAML for Xamarin

My newest Pluralsight course, XAML for Xamarin.Forms is now available.  In this course you learn everything you need to know to achieve expertise in XAML to get the most out of Xamarin.Forms.  The major topics include Getting Started Introduction to … Continue reading

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Lists in Xamarin Watch

Intro There is documentation and a sample on Xamarin.com to show how to add lists to a Watch application, but it can be a bit confusing, so I created a very simple example that we can walk through line by … Continue reading

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Dialing a number using DependencyService in Xamarin.Forms

As you can probably tell from my previous posts, I love Xamarin.Forms; principally because of XAML and DataBinding.  It is just easier to create a cross-platform (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) with Xamarin.Forms than any other way. Sometimes however, you do need … Continue reading

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The $20,000 Xamarin Programmer

If Xamarin programing is going to be how you make your living,  then I highly recommend this list of hardware and software. iOS, OSX, Android, Windows Phone, Windows   If you are going to develop on both Mac and Windows, it is painful … Continue reading

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Xamarin: Sliding Windows

Sliding Windows Call it a sliding window, a drawer, a hamburger; it is the latest craze in navigation.  You click on the ubiquitous icon of three lines and the page slides over to reveal… Well whatever you want.  Often it reveals … Continue reading

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Xamarin MVP

What can I say, I’m truly grateful and proud…   Keeping good company   Special thanks to Lino Tadros and Falafel Software for paying me to have way too much fun with Xamarin.

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ScrollTo in Xamarin.Forms ListView

Today we tackle another new feature in 1.3: ScrollTo. This allows us to scroll to the beginning of a ListView or to the end or to a particular entry.  Let’s return to the grouping code we created here.  We’re going … Continue reading

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Triggers in Xamarin.Forms 1.3

Yesterday, I wrote about one of the new features in Xamarin.Forms 1.3 (Technology Preview 2), Styles.  Today I’ll take a first look at Triggers. Triggers The key idea of Triggers is “When this happens, do that.” More specifically, “When this … Continue reading

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Xamarin.Forms: Styles

Xamarin.Forms 1.3 is now available in Community Preview 2 (the final community preview before release).  While this is not a release version, it is close and worth taking a look at.  It offers three new killer features: Styles Triggers Behaviors … Continue reading

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I’m teaching a 2-day 16-hour hands-on course on Xamarin

I’m very proud to announce that I’ll be teaching a 2 day hands-on course on Xamarin at Falafel in Hudson Ohio.   This will be a very intensive course, but no prior Xamarin experience is needed, though you do want to … Continue reading

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