Async Main() is available, but hidden

How did I miss this? I love C# and I try to keep up with the latest features. What I didn’t realize until recently is that the C# 7.1 features are already released. And C# 7.1 includes asynchronous Main methods. Awesome! By default, new projects in Visual Studio only work with the latest major version…

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Setting up Xamarin Live Player

[UPDATE] You no longer need the preview version of Visual Studio. Updated directions can be found in the  Xamarin documentation [ORIGINAL] Xamarin Live Player is a new tool that allows you to live edit an application running on an Android or iOS device. The interesting bit for many, is that you don’t need a Mac…

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An alternative to ConfigureAwait(false) everywhere

One of the general recommendations you may often read is to use ConfigureAwait(false) in library code. This is so that when the library is used, it does not block the synchronization context in use by the application (e.g. the UI thread). If the library doesn’t know anything about the app, it doesn’t depend on the…

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