Microsoft Connect(); 2016 Recap

Joseph Hill
November 16, 2016 Xamarin Platform

We just started a few hours ago, but Microsoft Connect(); 2016 is already a huge success. In addition to our onsite attendees, hundreds of thousands of developers are watching live […]

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Optimizing Android Apps for Multi-Window Mode

James Montemagno
December 2, 2016 Android, Xamarin Platform

One of my favorite features in Android 7.0 Nougat is support for multiple applications running at the same time with the new Multi-Window mode. When the user has an application […]

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Xamarin Developer Events in December

Jayme Singleton
Jayme Singleton
December 1, 2016 Events

It’s been a fantastic year for the Xamarin Community, with over 100 user groups globally organizing more than 1,100 meetups and 136 Xamarin Dev Days, and after all of the awesome announcements at Microsoft Connect(); 2016, it’s no wonder Xamarin user groups around the world are getting together for a look at all of the […]

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Creating Platform-Specifics in Xamarin.Forms

David Britch
David Britch
November 30, 2016 iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Recently on the blog, Pierce introduced Platform-Specifics, which allow you to consume functionality that’s only available on a specific platform without having to implementing custom renderers or effects. With the […]

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Live Webinar | Getting the Most out of iOS 10 and Android N

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
November 29, 2016 Android, Education, iOS

The newly released iOS 10 and Android N(ougat) operating system updates are great opportunities for mobile developers to add new features to their mobile apps that make them stand out. Join Mike James and James Montemagno, Microsoft Program Managers of Mobile Developer Tools, for a webinar on December 8, 2016 at 10:00 am PT / […]

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Say Hello to the Xamarin Profiler

Nina Vyedin
Nina Vyedin
November 28, 2016

As developers, we have many tools at our disposal to help catch problems in our code (and protect our sanity); for example, IDE features such as IntelliSense find errors as we type, […]

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Introducing Xamarin.Forms 2.3.3: Native View Declaration and Platform Specifics

Pierce Boggan
November 23, 2016

Today, we released Xamarin.Forms 2.3.3 to stable. In addition to a plethora of bug fixes, this release includes exciting new features, such as native view declaration and Platform-Specifics, which make it even easier to add platform-specific controls and functionality to your Xamarin.Forms apps. Native View Declaration and Bindings Xamarin.Forms already provided many different ways for […]

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Live XAML Previewing with the Xamarin.Forms Previewer

Nina Vyedin
Nina Vyedin
November 21, 2016

One of the most time-consuming parts of development is the the build and run cycle, or the time between writing a line of code and seeing it execute. Real-time feedback […]

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Introducing Workbooks & Inspector

Aaron Bockover
Aaron Bockover
November 18, 2016 Xamarin Platform

This week at Microsoft Connect(); we announced the general availability of Xamarin Workbooks and Inspector, two interactive programming tools that bookend the spectrum of application development. Workbooks provide a blend […]

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Live Webinar | Get Started with Xamarin and Microsoft Azure

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
November 17, 2016 Education, Xamarin Platform

Join Mike James, Microsoft Program Manager, on December 1 at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm GMT to learn how you can easily add powerful web […]

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