Category Archives: Essentials

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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New Course: Source Code Control With Git Using SourceTree

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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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Asking Questions That Get Answers

This is from my Help! page, but I thought it might be worth blogging here as well…   Creating a Question That Is Likely To Be Answered There are a few techniques that make for a question that is likely to … Continue reading

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DevIntersections Advanced C# Code

For those of you who attended my session on Advanced C#, here is a zip of the examples.  Thanks

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Yet Another Podcast #171 – MFractor

  Talking with Matthew Robbins, creator of MFractor.  MFractor is a set of extraordinary tools for Visual Studio Mac. Twitter: @matthewrdev Sack: #mfractor Xamarin Slack sub-channel Email: hello@mfractor.com Web: http://mfractor.com       

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Yet Another Podcast #170 – Windows Template Studio

Create UWP Applications with a template wizard… Clint Rutkas is a Sr. Product Manager for Windows focusing on the developer platform.  He has worked at 343 Industries on Halo and on Channel 9 and built some crazy projects using Windows technology … Continue reading

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File Persistence in Xamarin.Forms Apps

The goal is to persist data to a file.  You might do this for any number of reasons, including storing away user-preferences or, in this case, storing away data to protect you from a crash. In this simple application we … Continue reading

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Code with Meraki

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AirPods First Look

I don’t believe in skimping on tools.  I write software, so I have big monitors and a great chair, and powerful Macs.  I write mobile apps, so I have a bunch of phones. But AirPods are not part of my … Continue reading

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