DevOps – Accelerating Development with Code Snippets

I am so, so late to the code snippet party and I feel like I've wasted my youth @iwritecodesmtms I recently discovered the power of Code Snippets in Visual Studio. They're super easy to make and can save you a ton of typing for repetitive tasks. This is a brief guide on making a new … Continue reading DevOps – Accelerating Development with Code Snippets

XamaWIN – Cross-Platform Grouped Radio Buttons in Xamarin.Forms

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality While I generally try to steer design and UX of mobile apps in the direction of native controls, sometimes the out of the box solution just won't cut it. The Picker is a good example: … Continue reading XamaWIN – Cross-Platform Grouped Radio Buttons in Xamarin.Forms

DevOps: Wireless Debugging for iOS and tvOS

As if you needed another reason to keep Visual Studio for Mac up to date, the latest version released a week ago today (Release Notes) bears an intriguing line item: If you've been playing around in the beta channel, or are familiar with developing in XCode, this comes as no surprise. In fact, wireless debugging … Continue reading DevOps: Wireless Debugging for iOS and tvOS

Keep Users Engaged with SFSafariViewController and Android Chrome Custom Tabs

Whether you're displaying a simple "About" page or rendering content from an external source, pretty much every app ends up directing users to a web page at some point. I myself have used my fair share of WebView in my Xamarin work, but it's never had quite the same posh as similar representations I've seen … Continue reading Keep Users Engaged with SFSafariViewController and Android Chrome Custom Tabs

XamaWIN – Add Safe Area to your iPhone X Apps in Xamarin.Forms

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality It's hard to believe that the iPhone X has been out in the wild since November, but love it or hate it, the iPhone X and "the notch" are here to stay. So much so … Continue reading XamaWIN – Add Safe Area to your iPhone X Apps in Xamarin.Forms

Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms – The Fundamentals

Every so often, I get the pleasure of introducing a fellow developer to Xamarin.Forms for a new project. As with any new technology, it can be hard to know where to start. Over the years, I've aggregated a mass of bookmarks and knowledge that I wish I knew on my first day using Forms, that … Continue reading Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms – The Fundamentals

XamaWIN – Override ListView Select State using Effects

Xamawin • zam-ah win | noun A quick, easy to implement enhancement for a Xamarin App that improves performance, appearance, or functionality ListView in Xamarin.Forms is a spectacular way to render repeatable elements of similar format for the user. A typical application would involve some sort of user interaction, such a selecting a single element and then … Continue reading XamaWIN – Override ListView Select State using Effects