Tag: Xamarin

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

Xamarin free for everyone – What developers need to know

At //build 2016 conference, Microsoft announced to include Xamarin into their existing offers and make the cross-platform solution free for everyone. Now as Xamarin is part of Visual Studio 2015, some things are changing for developers so let’s take a look at… 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

Xamarin .gitignore

If you use git as source control for your Xamarin project, you might not want everything but only the necessary files to be commited. Unfortunately most auto-generated .gitignore files like the one from GitHub for example don’t contain… Read More

Want to create Xamarin.iOS apps without buying a Mac? Rent one!

As a mobile developer you will know that a MacOS device is stringently required to build and run iOS apps. Same is with Xamarin: You can write your code wherever you want but when it comes to compiling you… Read More

Add a stylish Navigation Drawer to your Xamarin.Android application

These hamburger menus do not only look neat, they also provide a great way of navigating through an application and display additional information or quick settings. Since Google itself uses them in nearly every application users expect one… 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

How to fix Xamarin Android Player in Windows 10

If you have recently updated your PC to Windows 10 you might have noticed that our beloved Xamarin Android Player does not work anymore. Whenever we try to start it, the error message “Could not configure host-only network…. 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