Category Archives: Essentials

Getting Started with VS App Center

There is no doubt that Microsoft’s VS App Center is an incredible resource for mobile application programmers.  The problem is that it seems hard to get started.  The good news is that once you get started, it turns out to … Continue reading

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Shawn Wildermuth on “Hello World – The Film” and much more

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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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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Speaking at DevIntersections Spring 2018

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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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