Category Archives: Essentials

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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Shawn Wildermuth

Shawn Wildermuth has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early ‘80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2003, he’s also involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider and ClientDev Insider. You may have … Continue reading

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C# 8 Nullable Types

I recently released a two-part course on C# 8. The first part is for beginning programmers. The second part is for intermediate to advanced programmers. This post is the first in a series that focuses on the new features in … Continue reading

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C#8 De Principiante a Experto Parte 1

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C# 8 From Novice to Expert – Part 1 Released to Udemy

Part 1 assumes no prior programming experience. Click here

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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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Yet Another Podcast: Xamarin.Forms Tools

Microsoft’s Maddy Leger. Program manager for all things Xamarin.Forms Tools, talks about Hot ReLoading and much more Show links: The hot reload private preview sign up page Xamarin dev summit recap blog Hot reload announcement blog

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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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CodeMash Xamarin.Forms Workshop

The code for the 1/2 day workshop at CodeMash is available here.  Thanks.

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Happy Holidays to C Programmers

Not sure where I got this, but still like it:

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Xamarin.Forms Fundamentals: MVVM

In my previous post we started with a blank Xamarin.Forms app and added manual data-binding.   That is, when a button was pressed, we assigned the value in an entry control to the text property of a label.  Yuck. Today we’ll … Continue reading

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Xamarin Fundamentals

In my previous (and first) posting on Learning Xamarin, I demonstrated how to create a pretty cool program out of the box.  Let’s back up now, and start with a blank app, and see what we can build from there. … Continue reading

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