Category Archives: Xamarin

Latest Video: Xamarin.Forms

Proud to announce my newest video course: Hands On Xamarin.Forms. Learn Xamarin in 2.5 hours.

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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.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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I’m Back! With Xamarin.Forms Programming

It has been a few months since I’ve posted, and I hope you missed me as much as I missed you.  To re-launch this blog, I’ve decided to provide a series on Xamarin.Forms programming.   If you prefer to learn by … 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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Xamarin Quick Hit: Dimming a button to indicate it is disabled

I often have to dim a button to indicate that it is disabled, and I want to do that via data binding.

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Visual Studio for Mac – my newest Pluralsight Course

  At the core of effective application development is a thorough knowledge of Visual Studio Mac. In this course, Visual Studio for Mac, you will learn how to work with VS Mac to produce enterprise-quality software.  First, you will explore the … Continue reading

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App Center Distribution

In my previous posts I showed how to get started with App Center and how to build an app on App Center.  In this post, I will demonstrate how to distribute your shiny new app to  your alpha or beta testers. … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #181 – Matthew Robbins on MFractor

Matthew Robbins is a Xamarin and Microsoft MVP and he is the creator of MFractor, a mobile-first utility for Visual Studio Mac. Our site: https://www.mfractor.com/ Documentation: http://docs.mfractor.com/ Localisation Tooling Blog: https://www.mfractor.com/blogs/learn/localising-your-xamarin-forms-apps Notice: Yet Another Podcast listeners can use the following discount code for 10% … Continue reading

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Building Your App On App Center

In my previous (and first) blog post on App Center I talked about getting started, adding the SDK to your code, and looking at Analytics and Crash reporting.  In this post I’d like to discuss building your app on App … Continue reading

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