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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
Sometimes Xamarin can be full of bugs, scroll views and z index are one of them. - read more.
17 Jul 2016
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
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
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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
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26 Feb 2016
SQLite has two API's available, the synchronous and the asynchronous API's. It's easy to set a primary key with the synchronous API because you'll be typing the SQL yourself, however the asynchronous API is much easier to use for people with less SQL knowledge and requires much less code. It's just hard sometimes to get your head around the initial setup, as is the case when setting a primary key. You'll kick yourself when you find out how. - read more.
25 Feb 2016
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Ever encounter the 'Cannot find symbol monoandroidsplash in TrialSplashScreen.java' error with Xamarin in Microsoft Visual Studio just after purchasing a license (Indie or Business) and then attemptin... - read more.
13 Feb 2016
Route hijacking will allow you to use custom models and populate them before the view gets called/rendered, here's how to do it and how to post forms to a route hijacking controller. - read more.
11 Feb 2016
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Installing Microsoft.Bcl and Microsoft.Net.Http using the Nuget package manager onto a Xamarin project, sometimes causes an error, this post describes how to fix/resolve that issue. - read more.
9 Feb 2016
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