Tag Archives: Xamarin.Forms

Latest Video: Xamarin.Forms

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Picker within Listview

We needed to put a picker inside a list view in a Xamarin.Forms app, but we wanted to be notified when one of the pickers changed and be able to get the value from the picker (and know which one … Continue reading

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Xamarin Coding Standards

There are many best practices in writing Xamarin. Here are some that we’ve canonized where I work… 👍 By convention the identifier for the ViewModel is vm 😠 Do not assign more than one page to a view model. Generally … Continue reading

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Xamarin.Forms – UI Testing & Customer Engagement

Microsoft’s Sweeky Satpathy. Sweeky is a Senior Software Engineer in MOBCat the Customer Engagement Team, which is part of DevDiv product engineering team responsible for all of Microsoft’s developer focused products and services and represents the voice of the developer … Continue reading

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Advanced Xamarin.Forms Part 1 – The API

Spanish Version In this series, we will explore a number of topics on Advanced Xamarin.Forms that have arisen in our work for clients, or at my job as Principal Mobile Developer for IFS Core. Before we can start, however, we … Continue reading

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Display A Dialog From The ViewModel

In a previous blog post I discussed the problem of being in your ViewModel yet having to display a dialog to the user. You can’t interact with the page from the ViewModel, but you don’t want the logic of your … Continue reading

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MVVM Ping Pong

Here’s a problem I come across more often than I would have expected.  I want my buttons to use Commands in the View Model, but in response to the command, I have to interact with the user in a way … 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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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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