Global resources in Xamarin Forms! No App.xaml? Create one!

Xaml developers moving to Xamarin Forms are hoping to take some of their good habits from the Windows (WPF/Silverlight/UWP) dev world with them. And probably a few of their bad ones as well but we don’t want to talk about those. But sometimes the constructs the devs hope to find in Xamarin Forms are not…

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xam.plugins.connectivity – all APIs Sample

Esteemed Xamarin evangelist James Montemagno ( https://twitter.com/JamesMontemagno ) has a fantastic cross  platform plugin for working with connectivity scenarios in Xamarin. The plugin works with iOS, Windows UWP, Android, using Forms as well as native targets. The repository has full source code for the plugin. The repo also has some lightweight samples as well. As an exploration…

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November Connect(); Event Downloads Now Online

On November 12-13 Microsoft held a virtual event called Connect(); Topics were geared towards Visual Studio vNext and Azure. If you would like to view it over forty sessions are available online at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-Studio/Connect-event-2014  . During the sessions a fully integrated cross platform demo was shown. I’m happy to announce the assets (aka code) for…

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Superscript / subscript in XAML

If it takes more than 5 minutes to write up and wasn’t easy to “bing” then its something that should be blogged for SEO purposes later in my life, as my memory fades, and I need to find things again! Recently I was asked how to super and subscript in XAML using TextBlocks. My personal…

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