Category Archives: Essentials

Code Snippet – By request

Code Snippets can save you from repetitive (boring) tasks. Visual Studio comes with a great many code snippets, perhaps the most often used is ctor which creates an empty constructor. You can also create your own. Here is one I … Continue reading

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Picker within Listview

We needed to put a picker inside a list view in a Xamarin.Forms app, but we wanted to be notified when one of the pickers changed and be able to get the value from the picker (and know which one … Continue reading

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Xamarin.Forms Shell

Focus on Xamarin.Forms Shell – the new way to create great Xamarin.Forms applications. We go in-depth with Shane Neuville, a Senior Developer on the Xamarin.Forms team. Shell Forms IntroductionProject BoardXaminalsXappyShell Login SampleGastropods

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Mark Price – C# & .NET Core

Mark Price, author of C# 8 and .NET Core 3.0 Modern Cross Platform Development talks about… well about everything .NET A fantastic exploration of what is new in C#, .NET Core, Blazor, and much more,

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Xamarin Coding Standards

There are many best practices in writing Xamarin. Here are some that we’ve canonized where I work… 👍 By convention the identifier for the ViewModel is vm 😠 Do not assign more than one page to a view model. Generally … Continue reading

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Shawn Wildermuth

Shawn Wildermuth has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early ‘80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2003, he’s also involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider and ClientDev Insider. You may have … Continue reading

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C# 8 Nullable Types

I recently released a two-part course on C# 8. The first part is for beginning programmers. The second part is for intermediate to advanced programmers. This post is the first in a series that focuses on the new features in … Continue reading

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C#8 De Principiante a Experto Parte 1

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C# 8 From Novice to Expert – Part 1 Released to Udemy

Part 1 assumes no prior programming experience. Click here

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Xamarin.Forms – UI Testing & Customer Engagement

Microsoft’s Sweeky Satpathy. Sweeky is a Senior Software Engineer in MOBCat the Customer Engagement Team, which is part of DevDiv product engineering team responsible for all of Microsoft’s developer focused products and services and represents the voice of the developer … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast: Xamarin.Forms Tools

Microsoft’s Maddy Leger. Program manager for all things Xamarin.Forms Tools, talks about Hot ReLoading and much more Show links: The hot reload private preview sign up page Xamarin dev summit recap blog Hot reload announcement blog

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Display A Dialog From The ViewModel

In a previous blog post I discussed the problem of being in your ViewModel yet having to display a dialog to the user. You can’t interact with the page from the ViewModel, but you don’t want the logic of your … Continue reading

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