Cross-Platform C#


How To Programmatically Customize iOS Keyboards with C#

Developers will always look to customize everything, and keyboards aren't out of bounds. Here's how to customize the iOS keyboard that pops up in your mobile apps to address any shortcomings.

Pressure Is On with 3D Touch in iOS Apps

Add pressure-based interactions in your apps in just a few minutes.

How To Drill Into Problems with Xamarin Insights

Here's a nifty tool that can help you get to the heart of issues in your mobile apps that aren't easy to track down.

Slimming iOS and Android Pics for Mobility

Pictures are worth a thousand words, and some can be storage-hungry, which can be bad for mobile apps and sites. Here's a trick for slimming them down.

Xamarin 4 Improvements: Worth Upgrading?

Like a mobile force, Xamarin 4 awakens. So upgrade now, especially if you're a Visual Studio developer and building apps for iOS.

Performance Profiling Your Xamarin Apps

Learn to measure the performance of your apps and ensure a great UX.

Events and the Xamarin MessagingCenter

Application code needs to raise events and respond to them. The MessagingCenter makes this whole process much simpler than standard .NET events.

What's in iOS 9 for C# Developers?

A high-level look at some of the more interesting features of the newest Apple mobile OS that can trip up C# developers making apps for it.

Native Services with Xamarin.Forms? It's DependencyService to the Rescue

Sometimes you need to make platform-specific calls. That's where DependencyService comes in handy.

Create Modern Android Apps with the Design Support Library

It's now easier than ever to create polished Android experiences. Greg Shackles shows how using Google's new Material Design style.

Data Binding a Custom Cell in Xamarin.Forms ListView

The ListView in Xamarin.Forms has a lot of options, and the ability to use a custom cell is one of the more useful features.

Navigation with Xamarin Forms

Xamarin Forms makes the hard work of navigation in apps from device to device a much simpler developer proposition. Here's what I've learned so far.

Developing Your First Apple Watch App

Learn how to get started writing apps for your wrist!

A Simple Data Binding Trick for an iOS App

Display data to a user with Xamarin.iOS and this nifty class.

Microsoft Opens Up: A Q&A with Scott Hanselman

Microsoft has been running full steam ahead with its "open" development process. So what does it mean to those developing across disparate platforms? Scott Hanselman explains.

I Get XAML, You Get XAML, Everyone Gets XAML with Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms gives you the gift of XAML if you're looking to take the short route to building mobile interfaces.

Q&A: Xamarin's Jonathan Pryor on Android 5 Lollipop

Xamarin's development lead offers insights into the Android 5 Lollipop update and how the speed with which Android releases spin out affects their own releases.

Working New Android 5 Lollipop Features into Your Apps

Android 5 Lollipop has a few new features -- including some UI and performance improvements -- that can now be incorporated into your apps. Here's how to work with the update.

Designing UIs for Multiple iOS 8 Devices

Even Apple devices aren't immune to the dreaded OS fragmentation problem. Thankfully, Xamarin has a solution, and Wally looks into it this month.

Polyglot Apps for iOS, Android and Beyond

Did you know you can combine C#, F#, Visual Basic, Razor, HTML and JavaScript within a single app?

Xamarin Tools: Components, Components, Components!

The Xamarin tool ecosystem is gaining popularity, as more developers continue to build tools with mobility in mind. Here's how to use them in your projects.

Simplifying Cross-Platform Mobile App Development with Xamarin.Forms

Lots of decisions go into creating cross-platform apps. Without Xamarin.Forms, the decision process is almost too unwieldy. Here's how it can simplify your mobile development.

Xamarin.Forms: What Developers Make of It

Developers tell us why they use it and what benefit they derive from the tooling, and Xamarin developer Craig Dunn goes over the decisionmaking process when choosing between Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.iOS or Xamarin.Android.

Build Context-Aware Apps with iBeacons

Context is king, and your app can easily create hyper-local experiences with iBeacons!

Be More Social: oAuth, Facebook and Xamarin

How to use Xamarin.Auth, Xamarin.Social, and the Facebook SDK for Android to interact with Facebook within a Xamarin.Android application.

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