Episode 96 of Visual Studio Toolbox

This is the last of a four part series on building cross platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode I am joined by James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin, who discusses how to mobilize an existing .NET Silverlight app by reusing the existing C# code on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. We will…

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Episode 95 of Visual Studio Toolbox

This is the third of a four part series on building cross platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode I am joined by James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin, who discusses how to leverage Azure Mobile Services and Xamarin to transform an offline app to a cloud connected cross-platform mobile app. We will integrate oAuth into our…

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Episode 94 of Visual Studio Toolbox

In the episode, I am joined by Youssef Hamadi and Yi Wei, who show us the Bing Code Search extension for Visual Studio. With this extension, you can search for code samples across the coding community, including MSDN, StackOverflow, Dotnetperls and CSharp411. You don’t need to switch context and go to the browser to search….

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Episode 93 of Visual Studio Toolbox

In this episode, I am joined by Sayed Hashimi and Mads Kristensen, two of the driving forces behind the Sidewaffle Template Pack. SideWaffle is an extension that adds a bunch of useful Snippets, Project- and Item Templates to Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. The purpose is to make your daily work in Visual Studio a…

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Episode 92 of Visual Studio Toolbox

In this episode, I am joined by Alok Shriram of the .NET Framework team and Kirill Osenkov of the Roslyn team. They show us the new experience for browsing the .NET Reference Source. You can browse through the .NET Framework source code online at http://referencesource.microsoft.com/. You can also download the source code as a solution…

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Episode 91 of Visual Studio Toolbox

This is the second of a four part series on building cross platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode I am joined by James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin, who gives us a deep dive into code sharing with Portable Class Libraries on Android, iOS, and Windows platforms. We will see how to leverage popular PCL libraries…

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Episode 90 of Visual Studio Toolbox

This is the first of a four part series on building cross platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode I am joined by James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin, who discusses how to create Android, iOS and Windows Phone applications in C# from inside Visual Studio with Xamarin. We will see how to get started with Xamarin…

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Episode 89 of Visual Studio Toolbox

In this episode, I am joined by Carsten Duellmann and Ricardo Wickel, who show us how to improve our unit test using Microsoft Fakes. Fakes help you isolate the code you are testing by replacing other parts of the application with stubs or shims. These are small pieces of code that are under the control…

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Episode 88 of Visual Studio Toolbox

We are back in our regular studio for this episode, in which I am joined by Mark Wilson-Thomas. Mark shows us the Auto History Extension Preview. This Visual Studio extension gives you automatic, no-configuration history tracking for your local machine. It silently and efficiently tracks the changes you make to any files that you have opened in…

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Episode 87 of Visual Studio Toolbox

In this episode, I am joined by Koen Zwikstra, the author of XAML Spy, a visual runtime inspector for Silverlight, Windows Phone, Windows Store and WPF apps. Koen shows how to use XAML Spy to view an app’s visual tree, examine and modify properties of any element, browse files in isolated storage and more. This…

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