Podcast: Previewing Xamarin.Forms 3.0

Pierce Boggan
May 26, 2017 Education

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, I’m joined by Xamarin.Forms PM David Ortinau to walk through the early preview of Xamarin.Forms 3.0 announced at Microsoft Build 2017. Learn about new ways you can use Xamarin.Forms in your apps, speed and performance enhancements, and what new platforms are coming to Xamarin.Forms. Be sure to download […]

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TrainerRoad Helps Cyclists Increase Performance with Five-Star Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
May 25, 2017 Android, Case Studies, Education, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

The .NET community continues to grow in size and expertise, ranging from recent college grads building the future of technology to experienced professional developers modernizing decades’ old business processes. TrainerRoad,one […]

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Using Local Notifications in Xamarin.Mac

Adam Hartley
Adam Hartley
May 24, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

At Xamarin, we strive to empower you to create beautiful, practical, native mobile apps, but we also have a love of desktop applications. Xamarin.Mac and, more recently, Xamarin.Forms for Mac, give you everything you need to produce the same high quality app for the macOS desktop as you can for mobile devices. Like mobile apps, […]

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Deep Dive into SkiaSharp with Xamarin.Forms

Charles Petzold
Charles Petzold
May 23, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms is a versatile cross-platform user-interface toolkit that allows a single program to run on iOS, Android, the Universal Windows Platform, and (most recently) macOS. However, one feature missing from Xamarin.Forms is a graphics system. Sure, Xamarin.Forms can render bitmaps, and you can size and rotate a BoxView for some simple blocky images, but for […]

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Staying Up-to-Date in Visual Studio 2017 with the Xamarin Updater

Pierce Boggan
May 22, 2017 Xamarin Platform

Traditionally, Xamarin developers have used our updater channels to stay up-to-date with frequent Xamarin releases, previews, and updates. To enable our developers to receive updates outside of the Visual Studio release cadence, we are introducing the Xamarin Updater extension for Visual Studio 2017, which allows you to receive updates to Xamarin for Visual Studio out-of-band, […]

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Glimpse the Future of Xamarin Forms 3.0

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
May 18, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

At Microsoft Build 2017 we shared our vision for Xamarin.Forms 3.0: to enable using Xamarin.Forms in more ways, on more platforms, and faster than ever before. Today, I want to walk you through some of the exciting new features that we’ll be adding to Xamarin.Forms that we know you’re going to love! Xamarin.Forms Embedding You’ve always been […]

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Sharpen Your Mobile Development Skills with New “Xamarin University Presents” Webinars

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
May 17, 2017 Education, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Thousands of developers attended our Xamarin University Presents webinar series earlier this year, and we had a great time introducing developers to the breadth of apps they can build with […]

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Xamarin Live Player FAQ

Joseph Hill
May 15, 2017

In the Microsoft Build Day 2 Keynote last Thursday, Terry Myerson demonstrated iOS development with our new Xamarin Live Player and Visual Studio 2017 live on stage. We simultaneously released previews for Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac, with support for Xamarin Live Players for iOS and Android. To help answer the flood […]

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HP, Inc. Takes the Pain Out of Forms Processing with User-First Scanning Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
May 15, 2017 Case Studies, Xamarin Platform

Many of our customers use their passion for .NET to build amazing employee and consumer-facing apps that power the “future of work.” These developers help entrepreneurs and team members eliminate […]

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Previewing the Xamarin Live Players for Visual Studio

Miguel de Icaza
May 10, 2017 Xamarin Platform

We just announced a simpler way to get started with Xamarin. Today’s alpha releases of Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin and Visual Studio for Mac feature preview support for our new Xamarin Live Player apps. These apps allow you to write, execute, and debug code continuously on an iOS or Android device straight from the IDE. It […]

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