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JQuery UI Autocomplete

JQuery UI's Autocomplete is a very handy and powerful tool, but when using a custom implementation, their documentation can be out of date this post covers how to access the autocomplete instance for newer versions. (.autocomplete( "instance" )) - read more.

9 Nov 2016

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 - 6 Comments

Whats the difference between .Url property and Umbraco.Url(1234)

There are some subtle differences that mean a very large speed difference in how your Umbraco application performs. - 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 - 4 Comments

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 - 2 Comments

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
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