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Building a UI With Code Only

A few months back, I was interviewing for a job - the one I'm currently at now - and the resident Xamarin expert informed me that he doesn't use XAML for building user interfaces. I was pretty shocked. I mean, can you imagine how tedious it would be to construct a UI in code? All of that object creation, property setting and sub-view addi…

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Using FreshMVVM With Xamarin.Forms

One of the best things about Xamarin.Forms is data binding. Why? Because data binding provides us with a really clean UI paradigm: MVVM (Model View View-Model). You don't even need a framework to use MVVM with Xamarin. You can just have your view models implement INotifyPropertyChanged and away you go. But, with bare-bones MVVM, there wi…

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Dot Net Core Tech Stack

New tools for a new startup. It's been a while since I've posted here. Hey, lay off, I've been busy. Anyway, I'm working on a new startup, my own startup, and let me tell you, I spent a lot of time researching and choosing my tech stack. As a .Net developer, of course I figured I'd go with what I know and just pump out a typical .Net app…

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Xamarin.Forms Native Views

Xamarin.Forms is Growing Up. UPDATE: After posting this, I came across the Xamarin.Forms Roadmap and it looks very promising. Not sure how I missed this: Adding Bindable Native Views Directly to XAML, but this is big news. You can now bind to platform specific views in XAML when using Xamarin.Forms. Custom renderers and effects are nice,…

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