Category: Tutorial

Free self-guided Xamarin workshop

Two days ago, I gave a Xamarin workshop at the Microsoft Technical Summit 2016 conference in Darmstadt (Germany). This was a full-day workshop with a Xamarin introduction at the beginning and a guided workshop experience, where the participants… Read More

How to upload your UWP app to HockeyApp right

HockeyApp provides a neat and easy to use service for developers to provide apps to their testers and track anonymous usage data, crashes and feedback. As the Windows 10 (UWP) support is still in preview, the documentation on… Read More

Bring your Windows 10 Apps to Xbox One

At Build Conference 2016, Microsoft finally announced that they will open the Xbox One store for your UWP apps in summer. From now on, the developer program for the gaming console is open and we can take a… Read More

Your own game server on Azure – Create a dedicated Counter Strike server

It is nearly every gamer’s dream to have an own server that 100% fits his needs and where he can play god. When I were younger, there were only two ways to get such a personal playground: Installing a server… Read More

Swipe to refresh your Xamarin Android app

Most apps that deal with online data have implemented a refresh mechanism. If you want to enable your users to trigger this on their own, providing a “swipe to refresh” implementation is a common and intuitive design pattern. Users… Read More

Show a custom dialog in your Xamarin Android app

Sometimes you want to show your users a dialog that contains more than just text and buttons. In those cases the pre-defined AlertDialog that come with Android will need some adjustment. Read here how to do that. First of… Read More

Add a documentation to your ASP.NET WebApi in 3 simple steps

A well documented API is a welcome part of every software project. Everyone wants a great documentation, bot nobody really wants to write one. Especially when creating an API which many different people should use, this aspect becomes very important…. Read More

Get rid of cables and Remote Debug your Android device!

Cables are a companion of our everyday life but a necessary evil. I personally avoid using them wherever it is possible and even charge my phone wireless. As a mobile developer you always have a bunch of cables… Read More

Upload your UI Tests to the Xamarin Test Cloud

Whenever app development gets more serious and your code becomes more complex, testing your application automatically is a step you need to go to survive. Xamarin provides two neat ways to write UI Tests for your applications. Calabash is… Read More

Adding Drag and Drop to your Android application with Xamarin

Since touchscreens have conquered our everyday life, drag and drop functionality accompanies us on our way through the digital world. The simplicity of this intuitive design pattern is responsible for its success story. This is why you should… Read More