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Mono Mobile Profile

Mono Project News, January 16, 2013
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When Mono for iOS was launched, we designed a new lightweight API profile. This lightweight profile was designed to deliver all of the major features that developers needed and remove things that did ...

I'm on the Tablet Show to talk MonoTouch and Mono for Android

Wallace B. McClure, January 14, 2013
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Carl and Richard talk to Wally McClure about building mobile applications for iPhone and Android using MonoTouch and Mono for Android (respectively). The conversation starts out with Wally's origin...

Learn Cross Platform Development for iPhone, iPad, and Android with LearnNowOnline, MonoTouch, and Mono for Android using .NET/C#

Wallace B. McClure, January 7, 2013
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I would like to highly encourage you to learn Cross Platform Development for iPhone, iPad, and Android with LearnNowOnline, MonoTouch, and Mono for Android using .NET/C#. By taking your existing know...

Block out some time to play with the C#, open source, block game engine, Voxeliq

MSDN: Coding4Fun, December 31, 2012
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For the last day of the year, last post of the year, we're NOT doing a top 10. We're NOT doing a Best Of. We're NOT doing a prediction post, a roll-up, year in review, or even a thank you post! Na... ...

Cross Platform Development with MonoTouch and Mono for Android

Wallace B. McClure, December 26, 2012
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You are tasked with creating apps for the iPhone, IPad, and Android. You are a .NET developer. What should you do? Start with MonoTouch and Mono for Android. Along the way, you will want to check out...

Databases and Data with MonoTouch and Mono for Android

Wallace B. McClure, December 21, 2012
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Learn Now Online (formerly AppDev) has just released a free section of one of my recent training series about relational databases with MonoTouch and Mono for Android. I hope you find it helpful and e...

Accessing Assembly Metadata with Reflection or Mono Cecil (Part 6)

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 28, 2012
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Loading type metadata from assemblies with Reflection or Mono Cecil....

Microsoft Stack for Startups

Jason N. Gaylords Blog, November 14, 2012
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One of the questions Ive been getting asked lately at user group meetings, advisory board meetings, and lunch discussions about technology is What startups are using Microsoft technology? The percepti...

Webinar Recording on Cross Platform Development with MonoTouch and Mono for Android

Wallace B. McClure, November 12, 2012
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The iPhone and Android are dominant in the marketplace. The two platforms currently have 85% of the smartphone marketplace and are continuing to grow that marketshare. Developers are being tasked w...

Webinar on Cross Platform Development with MonoTouch for the iPhone and Mono for Android on Wednesday

Wallace B. McClure, November 6, 2012
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The iPhone and Android are dominant in the marketplace. The two platforms currently have 85% of the smartphone marketplace and are continuing to grow that marketshare. Developers are being tasked w...

MonkeySpace shines a light on the future of .NET OSS

youve been HAACKED, October 21, 2012
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At the end of last year, I wrote a blurb about the Open Source Fest event at Mix 2011. Imagine the typical exhibition hall, but filled with around 50 open source projects. Each project had a station i...

Location, Orientation, and Writing a Custom Control with Mono for Android, .NET, and C#

Wallace B. McClure, October 19, 2012
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Like real estate, mobile is about location, location, location. That means that direction is an important item. And just as important is how this information is presented to the user. In Nov. 2011, ...

An Interview with Unity Technologies CEO, David Helgason

MSDN: Coding4Fun, October 8, 2012
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I recently had a call with Unity Technologies ( CEO David Helgason where he graciously gave me 45 minutes to geek out with him on Unity, on Unity v4 (

Develop an iPad app with MonoTouch, C#, and .NET.

Wallace B. McClure, August 31, 2012
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Article url: Since its release in March 2010, the iPad has taken the world by storm. Each new iPad release has...

XNA and a Windows 8 Store game? MonoGame!

MSDN: Coding4Fun, August 27, 2012
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Today's Modern UI Monday post is a series by Bob Familiar that shows us how we CAN XNA in a Windows 8 Modern UI application, with a little help from MonoGame and SharpDX.Windows 8, XNA and MonoGame - ...

Two new video series on Mono for Android from AppDev

Wallace B. McClure, August 15, 2012
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I've had two short video series publish on Mono for Android at The videos are:Mono for Android by Xamarin has become an excellent development platform for creating applications for the A...

Mono incorporates the Open-Sourced Entity Framework

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., August 14, 2012
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Entity Framework was recently open-sourced (here is my blog post take on that:Open Source Entity Framework). Yesterday, a new version of Mono was released, 2.11.3, that now includes support for Entit...

Building a Login Screen With Xamarins MonoTouch and XCode StoryBoard, August 14, 2012
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Part 1The Video and Introduction (this)Part 2In Blog Format with words and screen shots  IntroductionIve been hard at work learning the MonoTouch framework from Xamarin recently.  For those that dont ...

Review - Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C#

Wallace B. McClure, July 5, 2012
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Mike Riley of Dev Pro Connections Magazine has a review of our Mono for Android book.  You can read the full review on their siteMono for Android has been available for more than a year. The doc...

Device vendor app stores on Android

QuirksBlog, June 27, 2012
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On the same day I switched from the iPhone to the Galaxy Nexus my best friend switched to the Galaxy SIII. Naturally we compared phones, and after a while he cvasually mentioned that the Samsung app s...

Xamarin Designer for Android Article

Wallace B. McClure, June 26, 2012
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The latest version of Mono for Android includes a long-awaited design surface. Learn how it works.It's interesting to look at the needs of various segments of developers. When I first start looking a...

Cross-Platform Mobile Development With Mono for Android and MonoTouch

Wallace B. McClure, May 31, 2012
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Many years ago, in fact pre-Java, I remember a hallway discussion about the desire to write a single application that could easily run across various platforms. At the time, we were only worried ab...

Xamarin Designer for Android Webinar - Webinar via AppDev May 23

Wallace B. McClure, May 21, 2012
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I'll be doing a Webinar on May 23 on the Xamarin Mono for Android Designer that is new with Mono for Android 4.2.  This is a free webinar presented by AppDev, please attend if you can.  Here...

Video Training - Android Advanced Development Using Mono for Android 4

Wallace B. McClure, May 15, 2012
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This course is about how to use Mono for Android with Tablets and the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich release. The course introduces Android Tablets and Fragments, new controls that are available t...

File and Folder ListView

The Code Project Latest Articles, May 3, 2012
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File and Folder Listview is a simple component that I made as an alternative to OpenFileDialog or CommonOpenFileDialog that does not support selecting both File or Folder....

Lights, Camera, Action with Mono for Android Article in Visual Studio Magazine

Wallace B. McClure, May 2, 2012
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Multimedia is expected in today's mobile applications, and the fun isn't only for smartphone and tablet users. Mono for Android, based on the Mono project's open source implementation of the Microso...

Better Debugging with Mono for Android

Wallace B. McClure, April 26, 2012
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Let's be honest: When debugging with Android -- and Mono for Android (MfA) on Windows by extension -- using the emulator requires patience. This isn't a condemnation of Mono for Android; merely re...

Mono for Android Monthly Column

Wallace B. McClure, April 25, 2012
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I can now announce with much excitement that fellow author and friend Greg Shackles and I will be authoring a monthly column for Visual Studio Magazine on Mono for Android.  The link to the int...

Injecting method calls to existing methods of an assembly

The Code Project Latest Articles, April 24, 2012
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This is a demonstration of how to use the basics of Mono.Cecil by adding method calls to existing assemblies....

Mono for Android Book has been Released!!!!!

Wallace B. McClure, March 19, 2012
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If I understand things correctly, and I make no guarantees that I do, our Mono for Android book has been RELEASED!  I'm not quite sure what this means, but my guess is that that it has been pri...

Mobile: Wrox Cross Platform Mobile Development - iPhone, iPad, Android, and everything with .NET & C#

Wallace B. McClure, March 16, 2012
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Wrox has produced a bundle of their 3 best selling mobile development books and it is available as of Today (March 16). A bundle of 3 best-selling and respected mobile development e-books from Wrox f...

Android Development with Mono for Android 4 - Training via AppDev

Wallace B. McClure, March 9, 2012
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My Android Development with Mono for Android 4 Video Training Series via AppDev is out and available.  That's right, .NET/C# developers can now write native apps for Android devices. I hope tha...

Recording of the Mono for Android Webinar - Building a User Interface with Mono for Android

Wallace B. McClure, March 5, 2012
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My webinar for last week on building a user interface with Mono for Android is now available online. The webinar covered:We will look at the basics of building a user interface for Android with Mono ...

Webinar on Building a User Interface in Mono for Android

Wallace B. McClure, February 23, 2012
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I'll be doing a webinar on Tuesday February 28th on Building a User Interface in Mono for Android.  A little bit about this:We will look at the basics of building a user interface for Android wi...

Review of "Beginning iOS5 Application Development"

Wallace B. McClure, February 21, 2012
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I was recently given the opportunity to review Wei Meng Lee's most recent edition of his beginning iOS programming series.  This book is entitled "Beginning iOS5 Application Development." ...

iOS Development with MonoTouch Cookbook

Wallace B. McClure, February 20, 2012
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I was recently given the opportunity to review Dimitris' iOS Development with MonoTouch Cookbook.  My first thought on the book was "do we need another book in this niche?".  I was the f...

The iPhone monoculture

QuirksBlog, February 20, 2012
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This is getting frustrating.The official CSS WG blog:Discussed problem of WebKit monopoly on mobile and the consequent pressure for other engines to implement -webkit- properties. Zeldman:Webkit monoc...

Author Review and Production Editing are complete

Wallace B. McClure, February 2, 2012
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What book editing isn't better the second time around?  Like a dog returns to his vomit and the fool to his folly, the author must return to his writing.  And with the past week, my author...

Mapping and Location with Monotouch on DevProConnections web site

Wallace B. McClure, January 17, 2012
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My article on Mapping and Location with MonoTouch is now out and available on the DevProConnections web site.  Here's the intro to the article:Mobile phones are by definition, mobile. A couple of...

My Artilcle on the UITableView with MonoTouch and the iPhone/iOS is now online

Wallace B. McClure, January 12, 2012
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My article on the UITableView in the iPhone/iOS with MonoTouch is now available online. Hopefully it is of value to you. Article overview:Data is what makes applications go. It could be a Twitter ...

MonoGame - Write Once, Play Everywhere

MSDN: Coding4Fun, December 19, 2011
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Our dev world is a big place (Cpt. Obvious here again...). While we might like to stay inside our own little dev world, never leaving our platform of choice, with the rise of others, that might not vi...

My article on Creating a User Interface with Mono for Android

Wallace B. McClure, November 2, 2011
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There's no doubt about it: Smartphones based on the Android OS are hot. Currently, they're generating 550,000 activations per day. Their market share is at approximately 40 percent, and continuing t...

Training on MonoTouch for the iPhone and Mono for Android

Wallace B. McClure, October 24, 2011
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I'll be in Sandusky, OH on January 9th and 10th to provide two full days on MonoTouch for the iPhone and Mono for Android.  This training is open to the public.  Signups can be done through...

Charlotte .NET User Group - Mono for Android #monodroid

Wallace B. McClure, September 21, 2011
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 I'll be speaking at the Charlotte .NET User Group on September 27 (next week).   The subject will be Mono for Android.  Info on the talk:Tuesday, September 27, at 6:00 PM in the...

Mobile Software Development on Keyvan.TV - #monotouch #monodroid

Wallace B. McClure, August 30, 2011
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I was recently interviewed on Keyvan TV regarding mobile software development. We talked a lot about monotouch, mono for android, the general marketplace for mobile, and other assorted things.PS. On ...

Keyvan.TV Episode 2: Mobile Software Development with .NET

Keyvan Nayyeri, August 29, 2011
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After embarrassing myself in front of a camera for a short Pilot episode to introduce myself and Keyvan.TV (joking, basically), I negotiated with some prominent names on the Microsoft development co...

My thoughts on Google - Motorola in SDTimes

Wallace B. McClure, August 23, 2011
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Google - Motorola at SDTimes. Overall, I think this is positive. #monodroid...

InfoQ article on #Monotouch and Mono for Android #monodroid

Wallace B. McClure, August 1, 2011
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Over the past couple of weeks, I've been talking with InfoQ regarding Monotouch and Mono for Android (aka Monodroid). Here's the results of this interview, I hope you enjoy them. I talk about what I...

Baby NUI... Using the Kinect as a Baby Monitor

MSDN: Coding4Fun, August 1, 2011
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This project doesn't have code directly related, it uses a code sample that comes included in the SDK, but I thought it such an interesting low tech/high tech, idea sparking, project that you all migh...

Rckblick: .NET Open Space Sd 2011 in Karlsruhe

Roland Weigelt, July 20, 2011
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Am vergangenen Wochenende fand in Karlsruhe der .NET Open Space Sd 2011 statt, fr mich nach Leipzig 2009 und 2010 der insgesamt dritte Open Space. Wer mit dem Begriff nichts anfangen kann: Das Konzep...