Podcast: Connect(); 2017 Xamarin and App Center Recap

James Montemagno
November 17, 2017 Podcasts

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, I am joined by App Center program manager James White. We sit down and cover all of the amazing announcements from this years Connect(); 2017 event. Sit back, relax and get ready for tons of Xamarin goodness with Native Forms, .NET Embedding, App Center’s General Availability, and so […]

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Xamarin Announcements from Microsoft Connect(); 2017

Joseph Hill
November 15, 2017 Events, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin Test Cloud

Today, at Microsoft Connect(); 2017, we shared some very exciting updates related to Visual Studio and Xamarin. We invite you to join us tomorrow and Thursday to see even more […]

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Visual Studio App Center: The Next Generation of Xamarin Test Cloud

Glenn Wester
Glenn Wester
November 15, 2017 Xamarin Test Cloud

Today at Microsoft Connect(); we announced the launch of Visual Studio App Center, the next generation of Xamarin Test Cloud. App Center brings the power of Xamarin Test Cloud combined […]

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Microsoft Connect(); 2017 Sessions for Xamarin Developers

Jayme Singleton
Jayme Singleton
November 15, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin Test Cloud

Microsoft Connect(); 2017 is underway, and there will be a ton of great content for mobile developers over the next three days. To help ensure you catch it all,  we’ve […]

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Webinar Recording | Build Better Games with Unity and Microsoft Azure

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
November 14, 2017 Education

Join David Antognoli in this pre-recorded webinar and see how to take your Unity games to the next level with powerful cloud services. He walks through how to connect your […]

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Better Games with Unity & Azure title slide

Adding Sound to a Xamarin.Forms App

Adrian Stevens
Adrian Stevens
November 13, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Audio has many uses in mobile applications. Sounds can be essential to your app; they may notify users of important events or make your app accessible to visually-impaired users. We […]

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.NET Standard Comes to Xamarin.Forms Project Templates!

Pierce Boggan
November 10, 2017 Xamarin Platform

.NET Standard is a formal specification of the .NET APIs that allow you to share even more code across the platforms you target. Xamarin developers are able to use .NET […]

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The templating wizard dialog for building cross-platform mobile apps with Xamarin.Forms in Visual Studio 2017.

Xamarin and Xamarin University Sessions at Microsoft Connect(); 2017

Karina Ung
November 9, 2017 Events

We invite you to join us for Microsoft’s annual Connect(); developer event, scheduled to stream live online November 15–17, 2017! Save the date now to ensure you don’t miss a […]

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Android Oreo Notification Channels

Mark McLemore
November 7, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

One of the most important features introduced in Android 8.0 Oreo is notification channels. Notification channels make it possible for you to group notifications so that all notifications posted to […]

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Screenshots of YouTube Notification Categories

Simplified App Signing with Secure Files in Visual Studio Team Services

James Montemagno
November 6, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

One thing I never want to worry about when building my apps is needing to remember where I stored my provisioning profiles, certificates, and keystores. Thanks to Visual Studio Team […]

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