Building your first Android Game using Xamarin – sliding puzzle in Xamarin for begineers

My name is Andrei Margeloiu and I’m studying Computer Science at University College London and Microsoft Student Partner at University College London. I’ve participated in the World Finals of Google HashCode, the largest algorithmic competition organised by Google, and before that, I won three Gold Medals in the Computing Olympiad in Romania. Having this experience,…


Running automated UI Tests in App Center

App Center is the mission control platform for your mobile applications. You can build, test, distribute, and monitor your mobile apps, and also implement push notifications. In this post, you can learn how to run an automated test after a build is completed. For this scenario, we are going to use a post-build script as part…


New Xamarin Docs WebSite

Do you want to learn everything about how to develop Cross Platforms Application with Xamarin? Search no more, go to the below link for your OneStop learning resource. Xamarin Documentation Hope that helps


AdalException : authentication_ui_failed with ADAL and Xamarin Forms Android

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Joe Healy identifies a possible error you may get when working with an Android project on Xamarin Forms. Read about his discovery and eventual solution to fix the SSL/TLS implementation issue. Recently, I was helping a client with an Azure Active Directory integrated project (ADAL not MSAL for some…


Xamarin.Forms using plugins vs. Native UI (Part 2)

Regarding, my last Post about this topic of “Xamarin.Forms using plugins vs. Native UI”, I had received some questions about this dichotomy. It seems that is on the fundamentals of this that the developers get lost. Just to be clear, Xamarin.Forms is UI abstraction to Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android and UWP (and all the other backends…


Xamarin & Visual Studio App Center: Productivity Guaranteed

Abstract: Xamarin and Visual Studio App center are at the forefront of Developer Productivity. Xamarin has made it easier than ever to share code between different platforms. In this session we look at how do you write native apps for Android, iOS and Windows but still share majority of your code. We will also experience…


Xamarin.Forms using plugins vs. Native UI

One of these days, I saw a discussion around when a team should use Xamarin.Forms with plugins to access the Hardware or use the Native UI. What would be the recommended approach? What should be most efficient startegy considering not just the present but also the future. And as always the answer is : “It depends”…Let…