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Xamarin Forms - Working with threads

Mobile devices are optimised to run complex tasks on multiple threads. Running any form of complex task on the UI thread (the main thread) will cause the UI of your application to hang (or at least seem to anyway) until the operation is complete. The fix is to run the task on another thread and return a result back to the UI thread. - read more.

10 Oct 2016

How to add a Xamarin Forms Loading Screen/Overlay

A very quick tutorial on how to add a loading overlay window with a throbber in your Xamarin Forms mobile application - read more.

1 Sep 2016

Xamarin Forms splash screen on Android and iOS

Adding a splash screen to Android and iOS using a Xamarin Forms project isn't as long winded as you think it might be. iOS already has one and Android just requires another activity. - read more.

16 Aug 2016

String exceeds the value set on the maxJsonLength

What is and how to fix the maxJsonLength property by changing/increasing its limit. - read more.

4 Aug 2016

SQLite Attributes and what they do

What are the available SQLite attributes and what do they do? SQLite can be a very powerful and simple to use plugin/extension for any mobile app, the attributes it defines can be very useful and it it worth taking the time to understand all of them. - read more.

3 Aug 2016

Speeding up the Android emulator and fixing Xamarin debuging issues

Android emulators can be a bit slow and when I say slow, I mean REALLY slow. This article attempts to cover a two of the most prominent issues when using an Android emulator with Xamarin. Its speed and how buggy the debugging can be. If that makes sense. :/ - read more.

21 Jul 2016

How to bring a view to the front in Xamarin Forms with Xaml

Sometimes Xamarin can be full of bugs, scroll views and z index are one of them. - read more.

17 Jul 2016

Selecting records from an MS SQL database and improving query performance

Understanding simple select statements and how they are used to select data/records/rows from a table with an overview of how to use indexes as a go further exercise. - read more.

11 Jul 2016

Using Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) on Android and iOS in Xamarin

Google Cloud Messaging or GCM for short can be used in Xamarin for both Android and iOS as a service to provide notifications from your server to your mobile device and back again. Using this within Xamarin Forms, you'll be able to create applications that sent/recieve messages and also display notifications. - read more.

1 Jul 2016

Auto/Custom height on Xamarin Forms WebView for Android and iOS

Xamarin Forms can sometimes be annoying with things that seem so simple and trivial, for example... Web Views can't have an automatic height set, for this you'll need a custom renderer for each device type you're building for. - read more.

18 May 2016 - 1 Comments