Tag Archives: Xamarin

Xamarin Quick Hit: Dimming a button to indicate it is disabled

I often have to dim a button to indicate that it is disabled, and I want to do that via data binding.

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Visual Studio for Mac – my newest Pluralsight Course

  At the core of effective application development is a thorough knowledge of Visual Studio Mac. In this course, Visual Studio for Mac, you will learn how to work with VS Mac to produce enterprise-quality software.  First, you will explore the … Continue reading

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App Center Distribution

In my previous posts I showed how to get started with App Center and how to build an app on App Center.  In this post, I will demonstrate how to distribute your shiny new app to  your alpha or beta testers. … Continue reading

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Building Your App On App Center

In my previous (and first) blog post on App Center I talked about getting started, adding the SDK to your code, and looking at Analytics and Crash reporting.  In this post I’d like to discuss building your app on App … Continue reading

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Building A Generic SQLite Repository

In a recent project, I found myself needing multiple, seemingly unrelated databases.  It was crazy to copy and paste the code for such basic operations as getting all the data, etc., so the obvious alternative was a generic repository, and … Continue reading

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Getting a PDF from a remote host to a Xamarin.Forms Application

It is fairly easy to display a PDF file that is local to your phone.  For example, see this article from Xamarin.com. A bit trickier is to get a PDF from a server and then to display it.  Here’s how … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 5: ListView

In Part 4 of this series we created a new Master/Detail project.  In this part, we’re going to zero in on one view on one page… but what a view it is! This series is based on my  Pluralsight Course: Building Your … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 3: Navigation

This series begins with an overview here In Part 2 we considered MVVM This series is based on my Pluralsight Course: Building Your First Mobile Application with Xamarin.Forms and Visual Studio 2017 Navigation Just about any serious mobile application will have … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 2: MVVM

I think many would argue that discussing MVVM is premature in part 2 of a discussion on Xamarin.Forms.  My counter argument is that it is important to start out with best practices, and MVVM is the pattern of choice for … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 1 – Overview

About this series This post begins a series in which I will introduce Xamarin.Forms, put it in context and then teach all you need to know to go from absolute beginner to intermediate/advanced Xamarin.Forms programmer.  I assume no prior mobile … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #172 – James Montemagno on Embedding

Talking with James Montemagno, Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft Embedding Xamarin.Forms in Xamarin Native Merge Conflict: Embedding Xamarin Forms Merge Conflict The Xamarin Show    

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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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