Category Archives: Xamarin

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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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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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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Yet Another Podcast – #168: Greg Shackles

Greg Shackles is a Principal Engineer at Olo. He is a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP, host of the Gone Mobile podcast, organizer of the NYC Mobile .NET Developers Group, author of Mobile Development with C#, and also a monthly columnist … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #166 – James Montemagno (Xamarin)

James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager for Mobile Development Tools at Microsoft. Xamarin Show Merge Conflict Twitter    

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Adding Databound Pickers to a ListView

Databound Pickers are in much demand, and fortunately Karl Shifflett has created one that is excellent and easy to use.  You add it to your program, wire up the data-binding and  hey! presto! you’re in business. The tricky bit comes when … Continue reading

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Better Navigation in Xamarin.Forms

By Jesse Liberty and Eric Grover There are many ways to navigate from page to page in Xamarin.Forms.  The most obvious is to use the built in navigation service.  However, if you are serious about MVVM, the built in navigation … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #164 – Azure Mobile Apps with Chris Risner

Chris is a Principle Software Development Engineer at Microsoft.  There he works within the Developer Experience team where he leads a team focusing on making non-traditional Microsoft technology work well with Microsoft technology. Azure Mobile Apps Notification Hubs VSTS HockeyApp … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #163: James Montemagno and Xamarin Cycle 8

James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager on the Xamarin team at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a … Continue reading

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Xamarin Utility in 5 Minutes with Plugins

[This article was restored] I needed a quick and dirty program to create quick notes and mail them to myself.  You can see how this would be useful;  a way to jot down notes while away from the computer, with some high … Continue reading

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