Category Archives: Essentials

Creating A Generic Report in Xamarin.Forms

I recently had a client who wanted to create simple reports that consisted of a variable number of columns, followed by a “more” button that takes you to a page with the full details.  The problem was that they didn’t … Continue reading

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Jeff Fritz on ASP.NET Core

Jeffrey T. Fritz is a senior program manager in Microsoft’s Developer Outreach Group that works with the community on open source projects and the new Microsoft .NET Core framework. As a long time web developer with experience in large and … 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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Your First Mobile Application With Xamarin.Forms – a new Pluralsight Course

Pleased and proud to announce my latest Pluralsight Course…    

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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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Azure For Developers – Part 3: Deploying from Visual Studio

This is part 3 of an ongoing series on Azure for Developers, based on a set of forthcoming videos from LinkedIn Learning In Part 2 of this series, we looked at creating an application in the Azure Portal.  More common is to … Continue reading

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Azure For Developers – Part 2: Your First App Service

This is part 2 of an ongoing series on Azure for Developers, based on a set of forthcoming videos from LinkedIn Learning In Part 1 of this series, we began to look at some of the ways to “chunk” the … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin.Forms – Part 4: Layout and Views

This series begins with an overview here This series is based on my Pluralsight Course: Building Your First Mobile Application with Xamarin.Forms and Visual Studio 2017 Layout Xamarin.Forms has a number of “Layout” controls that can contain other controls (views) and help … Continue reading

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Azure For Developers – Part 1: Scratching the Surface

This is part 1 of an ongoing series on Azure for Developers, based on a set of forthcoming videos from LinkedIn Learning. Azure is big… …really big.  There is so much to it, that getting started can be totally daunting. … Continue reading

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