Building the Xamarin.Forms NuGet

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
July 24, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

A great way to explore Xamarin.Forms (and grow comfortable working in the code) is to clone the repository and run it, especially any of the ControlGallery projects. We know that many […]

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Installing Visual Studio 2017 Made Easy

Mayur Tendulkar
July 20, 2017 Xamarin Platform

Visual Studio has evolved quite significantly since its introduction ten years ago, from IDE features to the integration of various DevOps scenarios. With Visual Studio 2017, even the installation experience has changed; developers can now select the components that they wish to download and install, as well as install various releases of Visual Studio side-by-side. […]

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Introducing MFractor for Visual Studio for Mac

Guest Blogger
July 17, 2017 Xamarin Platform

This is a special guest post from Matthew Robbins at MFractor. You can find him on Twitter at @matthewrdev. Let’s say you’re a Xamarin.Forms developer and you’re starting out on […]

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Installing MFractor for Visual Studio Mac.

Urban Refuge’s Refugee Aid Mobile Apps Turn Research into Action

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
July 12, 2017 Android, Case Studies, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Started by a group of Boston University students 2015, Urban Refuge uses technology to improve both urban refugees’ experience and humanitarian organizations’ ability to coordinate resources, making aid available via a centralized, easy-to-access database. Urban Refuge’s research found that simply making options available […]

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Mastering the Android Support Libraries

James Montemagno
July 11, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Android Support Libraries are an essential part to every Android application and you’ll find them absolutely everywhere. The Support Libraries offer developers the ability to add the latest and greatest features of Android to their application, while maintaining backwards compatibility with older versions of Android. As new versions of the Android SDK continue to roll […]

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“Xamarin University Presents” Webinar Recordings

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
July 6, 2017 Education, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

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

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Going Global with Xamarin and Azure Cosmos DB

Mayur Tendulkar
June 27, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Imagine that MyTeaCompany is a locally renowned business in Pune, India, supplying tea to the area from their ten shops within the city. They supply a huge variety of teas […]

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Interactive 3D with UrhoSharp and Workbooks

Charles Petzold
Charles Petzold
June 26, 2017 Xamarin Platform

Humans live in a three-dimensional world, which we navigate from the time we’re infants. We might, therefore, assume that 3D graphics programming would be an intuitively natural fit to our […]

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Add Push Notifications to iOS Apps with Azure Notification Hubs

Adam Hartley
Adam Hartley
June 19, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

Push Notifications have become ubiquitous in mobile apps since they were first introduced. One of the major advantages of push notifications is being able to deliver a contextual notification without […]

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Demystifying Build Configurations

Jon Goldberger
Jon Goldberger
June 13, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the Debug and Release configurations in most solution templates in use. It seems obvious to use the Debug configuration when building your project for debugging and to use the Release configuration when building your project for release. What may be less clear, though, is what’s actually happening when you […]

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