Bootstrap Series – Xamarin.Forms in Prism.Forms

Update March 13: Prism 7.0 is now live! While many of the concepts in this post still apply, please review the full set of changes on Brian Lagunas' Blog. I've prepared a follow up post on how to upgrade your existing apps you can view here Welcome! This is the second entry in a series where … Continue reading Bootstrap Series – Xamarin.Forms in Prism.Forms

XamaWIN – Changing the statusbar color in iOS

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality This XamaWIN, like they often do, comes after an embarrassing amount of time searching for a simple thing: changing the color of the statusbar text for iOS. By default, the text color is black until … Continue reading XamaWIN – Changing the statusbar color in iOS

Bootstrap Series – Xamarin.Forms in MvvmLight

Welcome! This is the first entry in a three(?) part series where I explore MVVM frameworks that can be used with Xamarin.Forms. As a by-product of my investigation, I'll have a handy bootstrapped project of each framework to help you get started using the framework discussed! tl;dr - source code Over the course of the … Continue reading Bootstrap Series – Xamarin.Forms in MvvmLight

XamaWIN – Phone Number Mask Behavior

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality Behaviors are super easy to make and offer a lot of bang for your buck - I recently wrote how to highlight incomplete fields on an entry while a user completes a form. Let's expand … Continue reading XamaWIN – Phone Number Mask Behavior

Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) Patterns and Practices Cheat Sheet

I'm a creature of habit. I like my projects in MVVM and I tend to set them up a very particular way. If you've worked with the MVVM pattern before, you probably have your own methodologies, but if you're new to the pattern (here's a quick primer from Microsoft), here are some general rules I … Continue reading Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) Patterns and Practices Cheat Sheet

XamaWIN – Entry Length Validation Behavior

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality Behaviors are super easy to make and offer a lot of bang for your buck - here's a small example of a behavior I used recently to highlight incomplete/invalid user entry fields: Notice that the … Continue reading XamaWIN – Entry Length Validation Behavior

Mobile Center Part 5 – Push notifications

Welcome! This is the fifth entry in a five-part series in which I explore Visual Studio Mobile Center and how it can help simplify your development and testing of mobile apps. I'll be covering the following topics in the series: Build Automation & Distribution Crashes & Analytics Testing Distribution Push Notifications Note that, since Mobile … Continue reading Mobile Center Part 5 – Push notifications