Better Resource Organization in Xamarin.Forms

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
January 23, 2018 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Resource Dictionary is a foundational building block to all Xamarin.Forms mobile development. It’s the primary vehicle for declaring XAML resources you’ll use throughout your mobile application, including everything from styles to value converters, content templates, and data templates. In the most recent stable release of Xamarin.Forms, we gained the ability to merge multiple resource dictionaries […]

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Delivering Rich Media Experiences with the Xamarin.Forms Video Player

Guest Blogger
January 9, 2018 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

This is a guest post from Adam Fisher. Adam is the founder of Octane Software, focused on the creation of consumer Internet products. You can find Adam on Twitter at @adamgfisher and on Github at @adamfisher. Today we’ll take a look at Adam’s Xamarin.Forms Video Player component. Delivering an interactive and engaging experience is critical […]

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Colonial Life Drives Field Sales Productivity with .NET, Mobile, and DevOps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
January 5, 2018 Case Studies, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

The .NET community is millions of developers strong, with people around the world turning ideas into apps across web, mobile, desktop, and the newest connected device platforms. Colonial Life’s developers […]

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Native Forms is Polished and Shiny in Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0

E.Z. Hart
E.Z. Hart
December 8, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

Since we previewed Native Forms in June, we’ve been working to smooth the rough edges and polish it up for Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0 by fixing bugs and integrating the excellent feedback from the community. Last month at Microsoft Connect(); in New York, several Native Forms examples were used in the keynote presentation. Most notably, James Montemagno […]

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Schedule Meetings with Xamarin.Forms and the Microsoft Graph API

Mayur Tendulkar
November 28, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Meetings can be productive, provided they’re planned and scheduled properly. There are numerous tools available to schedule meetings, with Calendar for Outlook being one of the best tools in this category. To […]

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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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Making iOS 11 Even Easier with Xamarin.Forms

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
November 3, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

iOS 11 has introduced a few new visual design updates that you may want to take advantage of, including safe area layout guides and large titles. For Xamarin.iOS developers, we’ve […]

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3 Big Things To Explore in the Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0 Pre-Release

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
October 24, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

Over the past year we’ve been working on a couple of “big things” that enable you to create more performant applications on more platforms. With our latest stable release, version […]

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Adaptive UI with Xamarin.Forms

Adrian Stevens
Adrian Stevens
October 16, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms has supported iOS, Android, and Windows for a long time. We’ve also added new platforms to keep up with the changing landscape, such as Tizen and macOS, with Linux and Windows WPF on the horizon. These platforms run on a wide variety of devices including phones, tablets, desktops, and TVs. This presents an interesting […]

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Developing Real-Time Communication Apps with WebSocket

Prashant Cholachagudda
Prashant Cholachagudda
October 9, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

WebSockets is a two-way communication protocol, or persistence communication channel over TCP connection, an extremely powerful protocol leveraged by numerous games, apps with chat functionality, and real-time apps such as […]

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