Tag Archives: Xamarin

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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Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer

Xamarin is clearly focusing on cross platform, and as part of that, and as evidence of it as well, they have phased out their iOS and Android certification and now only offer the bigger certification for Mobile Development.  So I … Continue reading

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I’ll be speaking at Xamarin Evolve 2014

I’m very proud to say that I’ll be presenting at Xamarin Evolve 2014, October 6-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. My session is Evolving From Web to Mobile App with Xamarin and you can read more about it on the Evolve site. … Continue reading

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Xamarin Redux. Watch This Space…

You may remember that I started down the path of writing about learning Xamarin for Android.  I then became “distracted” by such trivial items as work, deadlines, family, etc. but as of June 16 I return to Xamarin, both Android … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin–Menus!

[Please see the Table of Contents for this series.] In this entry, I look at creating menus in an Android application. This article is available on Falafel.com here.

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