Category Archives: Xamarin

Xamarin Quick Hit: Dimming a button to indicate it is disabled

I often have to dim a button to indicate that it is disabled, and I want to do that via data binding.

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Visual Studio for Mac – my newest Pluralsight Course

  At the core of effective application development is a thorough knowledge of Visual Studio Mac. In this course, Visual Studio for Mac, you will learn how to work with VS Mac to produce enterprise-quality software.  First, you will explore the … Continue reading

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App Center Distribution

In my previous posts I showed how to get started with App Center and how to build an app on App Center.  In this post, I will demonstrate how to distribute your shiny new app to  your alpha or beta testers. … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #181 – Matthew Robbins on MFractor

Matthew Robbins is a Xamarin and Microsoft MVP and he is the creator of MFractor, a mobile-first utility for Visual Studio Mac. Our site: https://www.mfractor.com/ Documentation: http://docs.mfractor.com/ Localisation Tooling Blog: https://www.mfractor.com/blogs/learn/localising-your-xamarin-forms-apps Notice: Yet Another Podcast listeners can use the following discount code for 10% … Continue reading

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Building Your App On App Center

In my previous (and first) blog post on App Center I talked about getting started, adding the SDK to your code, and looking at Analytics and Crash reporting.  In this post I’d like to discuss building your app on App … Continue reading

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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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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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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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MVVM Light and Xamarin.Forms

Laurent Bugnion is extremely well known and respected in the developer community.  He is probably most famous for the creation of MVVM Light. Laurent works as Senior Global Azure Advocate for Microsoft after almost 10 years spent working for IdentityMine … 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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Free Recorded Webinar on Xamarin.Forms

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Live Webinar: Building Your First Mobile Application with Xamarin.Forms

Click here to go to sign-up page Get started with mobile programming using Xamarin.Forms. Join me at our interactive webinar, Q&A and demo. I will: Help you get started with Xamarin.Forms Compare Xamarin.Forms with Xamarin Native Demo Xamarin.Forms layouts and … Continue reading

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