Category Archives: Xamarin

Effects with XAML

In this excellent article, Nish Anil describes how to modify controls using Effects – a lighter weight approach than creating custom renderers.  His examples, however, are all in C#, so I decided to translate them into XAML.  To begin I … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #156 – MVVM Light with Laurent Bugnion

  Laurent works as Senior Director for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Xamarin, Windows Store, Windows Phone, XBOX and generally User Experience. He is based in Zurich Switzerland. … Continue reading

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Navigate and then send data back with Xamarin.Forms and MVVM Light

…By Jesse Liberty & Eric Grover The Challenge : Fetch Navigate to a second page, present an Editor (multi-line entry) and then send the data back to the original page (and navigate back at the same time). Behaviors, Commands and … Continue reading

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View Model Page Navigation with MVVM Light

When you move from code behind to a View Model (as you should, if only to make testing easier) certain challenges arise, such as: how do I navigate to another page? Fortunately, MVVM Light provides a Messaging bus, that makes … Continue reading

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Global Resources in Xamarin.Forms

First, when I checked Google, all I could find was articles saying this can’t be done.  Humbug.  Thanks to Roger Peters and jFarrell I got it done (well, they did and then I did, but now you will). Here are the … Continue reading

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Video of Evolve 16 Presentation on TDD

Pleased and proud to say that Xamarin has posted a video of my presentation on Test Driven Development on their site.   Evolve 16 was an incredible event, and it was tremendous fun to present there.

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Back to the future!

For about 15 years I specialized in Web programming of one sort or another (writing half a dozen books and, more recently, half a dozen Pluralsight courses) and for the past two years, I’ve added Xamarin. These two interests came … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #153 – James Montemagno: Xamarin

James Montemagno is a Xamarin Evangelist, technology geek, and lover of all things mobile.  This is a great wrap up of what’s new in Xamarin. James’ Blog James’ Twitter MyDriving Azure IoT App Xamarin Evolve Apps  

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Yet Another Podcast #151 – Jon Galloway on //build/

I’m extremely pleased to have Jon back on Yet Another Podcast, this time with a comprehensive review of //build/. Jon on Channel 9  Twitter  Stack Overflow Build on GitHub        

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Yet Another Podcast #150 – Dan Hermes & Xamarin

Very pleased to have Dan Hermes, author of Xamarin Mobile Application Development, and all-round Xamarin expert. Dan’s book Book Tour Dan’s Blog Dan’s company

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Xamarin at //build/

Yowza!   Miguel has demonstrated a number of new features in Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms that I want to start using immediately: First, and most exciting: It’s Free! Interactive documentation using markdown and embedded C# Inspector and Workbooks Simulator on Visual … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #148 – Ted Neward on Xamarin and MSFT

A special podcast with Ted Neward, discussing and speculating on the implications of the acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft  

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