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

XamaWIN – ListView Highlighting in Android

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality This is  my go-to styles.xml for almost every Xamarin App I make. While the system default highlighting can be desirable, I find most apps look better with a custom/branded highlight or (more often) no highlight … Continue reading XamaWIN – ListView Highlighting in Android

Mobile Center Part 4 – Distribution

Welcome! This is the fourth 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 Crashes & Analytics Testing Distribution Push Notifications Note that, since Mobile Center is technically still … Continue reading Mobile Center Part 4 – Distribution

Mobile Center Part 3 – Testing your app

Welcome! This is the third 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 Crashes & Analytics Testing Distribution Push Notifications Note that, since Mobile Center is technically still … Continue reading Mobile Center Part 3 – Testing your app