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  • Resource Dictionary is a foundational building block to all Xamarin.Forms mobile development. It’s the primary vehicle for declaring XAML resources you’ll use throughout your mobile application, including everything from styles to value converters, content templates, and data templates. In the most recent stable release of Xamarin.Forms, we gained the ability to merge multiple resource dictionarie...

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  • With constant operating system releases, ever-shifting user expectations, and new form factors launching every year, making sure your apps are high-quality, take advantage of the latest technology, and deliver features that win users’ loyalty can feel like multiple full-time jobs. The solution: mobile DevOps and automation, so you’re freed to focus on building new features […] The post The What, W...

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  • In previous posts, we’ve discussed how to set up continuous integration for your Xamarin.iOS applications inside Visual Studio Team Services(VSTS) using the new Hosted macOS Agent. Building the application is only part of the full solution, though, as we want to fully test the logic of our application. We can test our app’s user interface […] The post Running Xamarin.iOS Unit Tests in Visual Studi...

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  • If you’re looking to get started with iOS development, there’s no better place to look than our amazing Xamarin.iOS documentation guides. They cover each and every topic that you can imagine when it comes to iOS development in C# with Xamarin. If you enjoy watching development videos on your favorite development topics, then look no […] The post The Xamarin Show: Getting Started with iOS Developme...

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  • At our annual Microsoft Connect event in November, we announced the General Availability of Visual Studio App Center, combining our best developer services, incuding Xamarin Test Cloud and HockeyApp, into one free, easy-to-use cloud service to help you ship better apps, faster. From building in the cloud to automatically testing on thousands of real devices, […] The post The C# Developer’s Guide t...

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  • In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and I cover Android 8.1, the new Xamarin Device Manager Preview, what’s new for mobile developers in Visual Studio versions 15.5/15.6, and share our favorite Xamarin moments from 2017. Be sure to download today’s episode from your favorite podcast app. Subscribe or Download Today Keeping up […] The post Podcast: Android 8.1, Xamarin Device M...

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  • Android Oreo 8.1 introduces new features, including Android Go, Neural Networks API, Autofill framework enhancements, SharedMemory API, and many more. We’re excited to announce Xamarin.Android support for Android Oreo 8.1 in our latest release of Xamarin.Android for both Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac. Installing Xamarin.Android for Android Oreo 8.1 You can get Android […] The post Xamari...

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  • Join Mark Smith, Director of Xamarin University, on Thursday, January 25 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 5 pm GMT to learn how to automate your app development pipeline with Visual Studio App Center. You’ll walk through how to connect your app to App Center and start improving your development process—and your […] The post Upcoming Webinar | Xamarin University Presents: Ship Better Apps with Visual Studio...

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  • Last month, we released Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5, which came with awesome new features, including the iOS Remoted Simulator becoming available to all developers, live XAML previewing in Android emulators with the Xamarin Live Player, new Xamarin.Forms project templates for .NET Standard, and improvements to the Mac pairing mechanism. Today, we’re excited to build […] The post Visual Studio ...

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  • This is a guest post from Adam Fisher. Adam is the founder of Octane Software, focused on the creation of consumer Internet products. You can find Adam on Twitter at @adamgfisher and on Github at @adamfisher. Today we’ll take a look at Adam’s Xamarin.Forms Video Player component. Delivering an interactive and engaging experience is critical […] The post Delivering Rich Media Experiences with the X...

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  • The .NET community is millions of developers strong, with people around the world turning ideas into apps across web, mobile, desktop, and the newest connected device platforms. Colonial Life’s developers know that whatever you’re building, user experience matters, and they’ve used their C# expertise to equip their field sales agents with intuitive, native mobile apps. […] The post Colonial Life D...

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  • Although Xamarin technologies are most commonly used to develop mobile applications, Xamarin.Mac makes it easy to use your preferred .NET language to develop desktop Mac apps. There are many C# examples in Xamarin’s mac-samples directory on Github, but it’s also easy to use F# to develop desktop Mac apps as well. Currently, there is no […] The post CoreML Programming with Xamarin.Mac and F# appear...

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  • It’s only the beginning of the year, but there are already many opportunities to get out and start building on your mobile app development education! Network with local user groups to learn about new and exciting releases, tooling, or updates to Xamarin and related technologies. Below are just a few of the Xamarin events happening […] The post Xamarin Developer Events This January appeared first o...

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  • 2017 marked our first full year as part of the Microsoft family. Along the way, we saw new operating systems, new devices, and updates to the tools we use every day, and the many authors behind the Xamarin blog worked to share tips, tricks, and guides to help you stay on top of the ever-changing […] The post The Top 12 Xamarin Blog Posts of 2017 appeared first on Xamarin Blog.

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  • At Xamarin, we pride ourselves on creating and providing great educational tools for developers. Between our extensive developer center, and the interactive classes at Xamarin University, there’s no limit to the knowledge you can obtain. We want every Xamarin developer everywhere to succeed at creating amazing apps, even those who haven’t yet realized that they are Xamarin developers! With this in...

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  • If you managed to catch any of Microsoft Connect(); 2017, you probably saw a beautiful suite of apps for a fictitious smart hospitality company called SmartHotel360 that showcases the future of connected travel. Their vision is to provide: Intelligent, conversational, and personalized apps and experiences to guests. Modern workplace experiences and smart conference rooms for […] The post Introduci...

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  • In this webinar deck Craig Dunn shows what’s new in iOS 11 and how to take advantage of the latest updates – from drag-and-drop for iPad to machine learning and more – 100% in .NET and Visual Studio. Whether you’re building new or updating existing Xamarin.iOS apps, you’ll see how to implement new frameworks, APIs, and UI features, walk-through code samples, get expert tips and tricks, so you ca...

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  • Craig Dunn shows what’s new in iOS 11 and how to take advantage of the latest updates – from drag-and-drop for iPad to machine learning and more – 100% in .NET and Visual Studio. Whether you’re building new or updating existing Xamarin.iOS apps, you’ll see how to implement new frameworks, APIs, and UI features, walk-through code samples, get expert tips and tricks, so you can start shipping iOS 1...

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  • The Xamarin Live Player is a fantastic tool to rapidly iterate and develop Xamarin applications without ever having to compile. One can easily update an application’s user interface and business logic to see it update right on your iOS or Android device. The Xamarin Live Player has been optimized for Xamarin.Forms-based applications, especially with XAML, […] The post Iterate Faster with the Xamar...

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  • In this webinar deck Tom Opgenorth dives into what’s new in Android 8 Oreo and shows how to add the latest features – like Picture-in-picture, notification channels, downloadable fonts, and more – to your apps, 100% in .NET and Visual Studio. Whether you’re building new or updating existing Xamarin.Android apps, you’ll get the step-by-step demos, code samples, and expert tips you need to start s...

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  • Tom Opgenorth dives into what’s new in Android 8 Oreo and shows how to add the latest features – like Picture-in-picture, notification channels, downloadable fonts, and more – to your apps, 100% in .NET and Visual Studio. Whether you’re building new or updating existing Xamarin.Android apps, you’ll get the step-by-step demos, code samples, and expert tips you need to start shipping Android 8 Oreo-...

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  • The Xamarin Designer for iOS is a visual designer that allows you to edit Storyboard and Xib files directly in Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac. Crafting your UI with a designer instead of completely in code is a topic of passionate debate, but it’s a lot of fun to visually design a user interface, especially […] The post Updates to the Xamarin iOS Designer appeared first on Xamarin Blog.

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Introduction to tvOS

  • Recently, Apple announced the AppleTV 4K, an improved version of the AppleTV launched in 2015, which brought us a new platform to develop for in tvOS. With the touch-enabled Siri remote, we have a new way to interact with apps on the big screen which is different, but not entirely unfamiliar. Having a device like […] The post Introduction to tvOS appeared first on Xamarin Blog.

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  • Since we previewed Native Forms in June, we’ve been working to smooth the rough edges and polish it up for Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0 by fixing bugs and integrating the excellent feedback from the community. Last month at Microsoft Connect(); in New York, several Native Forms examples were used in the keynote presentation. Most notably, James Montemagno […] The post Native Forms is Polished and Shiny in ...

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  • iOS provisioning is a notoriously hard concept to grasp; even the best developers can be stumped by a signing identity. As a content developer at Xamarin, I’ve created thorough documentation on the topic, which you can read in the Xamarin Developer Center. Having these resources is great, but as a developer making something awesome, you shouldn’t have to understand how Apple’s signing process […] ...

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  • We’re excited to introduce the Azure Mobile badge, our first non-certification badge, offered exclusively through Xamarin University! Unlock this badge by completing the Xamarin University Azure courses, all of which are available as Self-Guided Learning courses. Once earned, the badge will appear on your Xamarin University profile. If you’ve already taken some of the courses, […] The post Get You...

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  • Real-time messaging apps are becoming commonplace, allowing us to communicate immediately or asynchronously with individuals and groups. Inspired by chat apps’ success with consumer businesses, Fidelity Mobile and the Legislative Assembly of Mato Grosso, one of Brazil’s state governments, developed their a real-time m-government chat app. Now, with the ALMT Interactive apps (available on Android, ...

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  • Today, we’re releasing Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 into stable. This release includes many improvements for mobile developers, including enhancements to XAML editing, the Xamarin Live Player, File -> New Project, and our Mac pairing mechanism. We’ve also made our Remoted iOS Simulator feature available in all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Community […] The post See What’s New i...

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