Category Archives: XAML

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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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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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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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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52 Weeks of Xamarin: Week 15 – Creating an iOS Application Part 1

In the previous two posts in this series, I demonstrated how to create a simple to-do list using Xamarin.Forms.  In this and the next post, I’ll show how to create pretty much the same program for iOS using Xamarin native code. … Continue reading

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XAML for Xamarin

My newest Pluralsight course, XAML for Xamarin.Forms is now available.  In this course you learn everything you need to know to achieve expertise in XAML to get the most out of Xamarin.Forms.  The major topics include Getting Started Introduction to … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #132: FalafelCon Roundtable

Talking with J. Tower, Josh Eastburn and Venkata Koppaka of Falafel Software about their upcoming presentations at FalafelCon.  We also discuss working remotely, software, AngularJS, Xamarin and much more. Falafel Software FalafelCon Falafel Blogs HipChat GoToMeeting 48 States Project Special … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #128: The Legendary Charles Petzold

Charles Petzold, legendary author of Programming Windows talks about DirectX and his new gig at Xamarin where he writes about Xamarin Forms, MVVM and much more. Charles Petzold’s site Xamarin Xamarin Forms White Paper on Xamarin Show Me The Xaml … Continue reading

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A Personal Note – Moving On…

In our industry it is common to have a number of jobs during the course of your career. I’ve benefitted from my experiences at PBS, Citibank, Ziff Davis, AT&T and Microsoft to name just a few. In recent years I’ve … Continue reading

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7th Pluralsight Course: Telerik WPF Controls

Very proud to announce my latest Pluralsight course: Telerik WPF Controls This course is a bit of a departure from my “From Scratch” series; it focuses on reviewing the WPF controls from Telerik and how to use them.  Telerik is … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Store Applications Vs. WPF Applications

Today’s Windows Developer faces a crucial decision: whether to build for the new (shiny!) Windows 8 Store or to build for the Desktop.  There are significant advantages to each, and they are, more or less, mutually exclusive.

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Yet Another Podcast #88–Chris Bowen on Game Development for Windows 8

Talking with Chris Bowen, Principal Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, about developing games for Windows 8 Store. Chris’ Blog  30 Days to a Windows 8 Game – Resources & Guidance (See both the Games and App Frameworks sections) Introduction to JavaScript … Continue reading

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