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Tag Archives: Xamarin
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
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
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
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
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
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
Talking with James Montemagno, Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft Embedding Xamarin.Forms in Xamarin Native Merge Conflict: Embedding Xamarin Forms Merge Conflict The Xamarin Show
This launches 52 Weeks of Xamarin, an opinionated series in which I will post (at least) one instructional blog post on Xamarin a week. In this series I’ll be talking about Xamarin.Forms as well as “Xamarin-native” iOS and Android. We will follow … Continue reading
James Montemagno is a Developer Evangelist at Xamarin and Microsoft MVP. He has been a .NET developer for over a decade working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Previously, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps using the Xamarin Platform for over 4 years. Today we discuss all things Xamarin. Xamarin Dev Days: http://www.xamarin.com/dev-days Xamarin.Forms: http://www.xamarin.com/forms Xamarin University: http://www.xamarin.com/university Xamarin Test Cloud: http://www.xamarin.com/test-cloud Plugins for Xamarin: http://github.com/xamarin/plugins James: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jamesmontemagno James: Blog: http://motzcod.es My Shoppe: https://blog.xamarin.com/connect-to-customers-with-my-shoppe-template-app/ Moments: https://blog.xamarin.com/build-your-own-snapchat-clone-with-xamarin.forms-and-azure/ Listen … Continue reading
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
Intro There is documentation and a sample on Xamarin.com to show how to add lists to a Watch application, but it can be a bit confusing, so I created a very simple example that we can walk through line by … Continue reading
As you can probably tell from my previous posts, I love Xamarin.Forms; principally because of XAML and DataBinding. It is just easier to create a cross-platform (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) with Xamarin.Forms than any other way. Sometimes however, you do need … Continue reading