What’s New in Xamarin.Forms 4.0

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:00:00 GMT

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 is still in preview, but a number of new features and improvements are already available, such as the new CollectionView and the updated CarouselView controls, the Visual property, and the Shell. Learn about what you’ll find in the latest version, and what kind of support you’ll see in the next edition of Visual Studio.

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Xamarin Productivity and Platform Improvements for Visual Studio 2017

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT

This article walks through the latest updates to productivity tools and platform support in Xamarin with Visual Studio 2017, from the announcements at //BUILD 2018 to the release of Xamarin.Forms 3.1.

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Customizing Visual Studio for Mac

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Visual Studio for Mac can be customized in many ways, so that developers can implement their preferences and feel at home within the IDE. This articles discusses available customization points as well as extensibility.

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Code Editing and Debugging in Visual Studio for Mac:

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Alessandro Del Sole walks through some of the most useful productivity features in Visual Studio for Mac for editing and debugging code, helping you build high-quality applications.

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Authentication and Data Access with Visual Studio Mobile Center

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how the Visual Studio Mobile Center eases implementation of authentication and tables for mobile apps with a cross-platform example based on Xamarin.Forms

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Cross-Platform Code Generation with Roslyn and .NET Core

Mon, 01 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT

Alessandro Del Sole shows you how set up a C# project on .NET Core to use the Roslyn APIs. Now you can write C# code to build cross-platform Console and Web applications that run on Windows, Linux and macOS.

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Seeing the World with Xamarin and Microsoft Computer Vision APIs

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how the Microsoft Computer Vision API allows images to be described and analyzed using natural, human-readable language. You can upload a picture to the Computer Vision service or point to an image URL, and expect a fully natural description back, without the need to construct and format descriptions on your own.

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Face and Emotion Recognition in Xamarin.Forms with Microsoft Cognitive Services

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Use the new Face and Emotion APIs in Microsoft Cognitive Services to recognize face attributes and emotions in Xamarin.Forms, either by loading existing pictures or taking pictures from the camera.

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Write Apps with Visual Studio Code and Entity Framework

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:00:00 GMT

This article explains how developers working on any platform can write data-oriented Web applications that run on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows leveraging the new ASP.NET Core 1.0 and the Entity Framework, using Visual Studio Code as the development environment.

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Working with Local Databases in Xamarin.Forms Using SQLite

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how to store and query local data in your Android, iOS, and Universal Windows apps with SQLite databases using Xamarin Forms and Visual Studio 2015.

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Language-Agnostic Code Generation with Roslyn

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how to perform language-agnostic code generation using the Roslyn SyntaxGenerator class and its methods, which provide a unified programming model to generate syntax nodes that can target both C# and VB simultaneously.

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Maximize your Model-View-ViewModel Experience with Roslyn

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how to simplify the implementation of the Model-View-ViewModel pattern with custom Roslyn refactorings. Del Sole shows you how to take advantage of the Roslyn APIs to automate the generation of common objects in MVVM, starting with plain text analysis and moving on to creating new syntax nodes.

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Build and Deploy Libraries with Integrated Roslyn Code Analysis to NuGet

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Learn how to package and deploy your APIs with integrated live code analysis powered by the .NET Compiler Platform.

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