Free eBook on Xamarin.Forms Enterprise App Patterns Published

Post originally appeared at: https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2017/09/06/free-xamarin-book.aspx?m=1   Microsoft has been publishing a series of free eBooks and accompanying blog posts providing guidance about .NET application architecture best practices, with the latest focusing on Xamarin.Forms patterns. Previous guidance addressed microservices architecture, containerized Docker apps and modern Web apps with ASP.NET and Microsoft Azure. The guidance consists of… Continue reading Free eBook on Xamarin.Forms Enterprise App Patterns Published

Using Effects in Xamarin Forms

The post originally appeared at: https://www.thewissen.io/effects-xamarin-forms/ Developers can use Effects in Xamarin Forms to customize native controls and add some styling of their own. But why not simply use a custom renderer to achieve the same thing? While that is certainly possible there are some benefits to Effects. Why would you use Effects? Contrary to… Continue reading Using Effects in Xamarin Forms

Visual Studio for Mac – Introducing Visual Studio for Mac

This article was published on Microsoft and was quickly taken down. I thought you guys might like it. At Connect(); in November, Microsoft is launching a preview of Visual Studio for Mac. This is an exciting development, evolving the mobile-centric Xamarin Studio IDE into a true mobile-first, cloud-first development tool for .NET and C#, and… Continue reading Visual Studio for Mac – Introducing Visual Studio for Mac

How to install/extract android ndk on Mac OS X

  1. When you to open “android-ndk-r10c-darwin-x86_64.bin” with “Archive Utility.app” or other app. 2. Then you’ve got “android-ndk-r10c-darwin-x86_64.bin.cpgz”, OH! Crap it’s not extract but archive .bin to .cpgz extension. Warning!! extracted file take more disk space up to 3.55 GB on disk [Solution 1] recommended!! 1. open Terminal then type “chmod +x [path]/android-ndk-r10c-darwin-x86_64.bin” and press “Enter”, after… Continue reading How to install/extract android ndk on Mac OS X

Cards Layout in Xamarin.Forms – Never have Xamarin Forms looked so cool!

All credits to the original author for doing this. Although I’m trying to extend it in the coming days, but props to Adam for finding this one out! Go to https://www.syntaxismyui.com/xamarin-forms-in-anger-cards/ and follow his other tutorial as well.   The #1 request I get for the Xamarin.Forms in Anger is for a Google or Facebook like card view.… Continue reading Cards Layout in Xamarin.Forms – Never have Xamarin Forms looked so cool!