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Xamarin: Calling Native code from a Hybrid Application

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 18, 2014
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In a recent post, I described how to import code from ASP.NET MVC into a Xamarin Hybrid application. In this post, I will show how you can reach into native code from that application. Remember that o...

New Pluralsight Course: Kendo UI and AngularJS

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 14, 2014
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Incredibly pleased to announce the release of my latest Pluralsight course: Kendo UI and AngularJS From Scratch This course is targeted at Kendo UI programmers who wish to integrate Kendo UI into Angu...

Simple Silverlight MVVM Example using UniformGrid

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 12, 2014
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A simple Silverlight application that shows how to apply Jeff Wilcox's UniformGrid control to a bound collection....

Yet Another Podcast Show 134 Scott Hunter and ASP.NET V-Next

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 6, 2014
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Scott Hunter of Microsoft joins Jon Galloway and me to discuss ASP.NET V-Next. If you are a web programmerdo not miss this show. Scott’s Blog ASP.NET V-Next Page Jon Galloway’s Blog       Listen | Yet...

Falafel2Go and MVVM

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 24, 2014
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When we decided to rewrite Falafel2Go, we quickly decided to do so with Xamarin Forms. One of the many advantages of Xamarin Forms is how quickly you can write the software. Among the other advantages...

Free e-Book: Learning to Master Cross-Platform Mobile Development With Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 24, 2014
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The good folks at Falafel have put together all my posts (to date) on Xamarin and Xamarin Forms into an e-book, which is availablefree athttp://jliberty.me/masteringXamarin Enjoy, and thanks!For the c...

Unable to Start Debugging. The Silverlight Developer Runtime is Not Installed.

The Code Project Latest Articles, September 18, 2014
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Unable to start debugging. The Silverlight Developer Runtime is not installed....

iOS 8 is the biggest release since iOS

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 17, 2014
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iOS is now available and it is huge. Huge. Bigger than that. There are 15 new frameworks andover 4,000 new or modified APIs. The primary goals of this release are extensibility and adaptive (reactive)...

A Xamarin Project

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 17, 2014
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Recently, Steve Smith, CTO of Falafel suggested we form a small team to re-write our Falafel2Go application which had been written a year earlier in Xamarin. The goal was to learn, to demonstrate and ...

Yet Another Podcast #133 Jon Galloway on ASP.NET

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 17, 2014
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Jon Galloway, co-host, friend and Microsoft Evangelist joins me to discuss ASP.NET MVC 5. Jon’s Blog Professional ASP.NET MVC 5 ASP.NET site   Listen | Yet Another Podcast  For the complete article an...

Yet Another Podcast #132: FalafelCon Roundtable

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 12, 2014
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Talking with J. Tower, Josh Eastburn and Venkata Koppaka of Falafel Software about their upcoming presentations at FalafelCon. We also discuss working remotely, software, AngularJS, Xamarin and much m...

Yet Another Podcast #131 Phil Haack

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 5, 2014
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Phil Haack works at GitHub, is formerly of Microsoft, and isalways worth listening to. GitHub Phil’s Blog   Listen | Yet Another Podcast  For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog ...

Hybrid Apps in Xamarin?? Part 2

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 5, 2014
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In aprevious blog postI started to create a hybrid application in Xamarin (see that post for why this is not an entirely crazy idea). I glossed over the implementation of IDataAccess. Lets focus on th...

Hybrid Apps in Xamarin??

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 29, 2014
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Today I begin a new series of blog posts on creating Hybrid Applications in Xamarin. This material will excerpted from the presentation Ill be making at Evolve 2014, though I confess Ill be holding ba...

Yet Another Podcast #130Intense Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 19, 2014
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We have James Montemagno and Jeremie Laval of Xamarin in a very intense discussion of Xamarin and iOS and Android.  Jeremies Web Site Jeremies Blog @jeremie_laval James Blog James GitHub James Twitter...

Im teaching a 2-day 16-hour hands-on course on Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 12, 2014
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Im very proud to announce that Ill be teaching a 2 day hands-on course on Xamarin at Falafel in Hudson Ohio.   This will be a very intensive course, but no prior Xamarin experience is needed, though y...

Yet Another Podcast #129Paul Betts

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 10, 2014
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Paul Betts is my co-author of Programming Reactive Extensions and LINQ and one of the smartest people Ive ever met.  He now works at GitHub, and lately has been writing about Xamarin and using Reactiv...

Hold It Right There: Xamarin and Unit Testing

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 3, 2014
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Weve come a long way inthis series on Learning Xamarin, but we havent even begun to discuss Unit Tests, let alone Test Driven Development. There are lots ofarticles,books,Pluralsight courses, and othe...

Ive Become A Big Fan of Amazons WhisperSync

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 1, 2014
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I’ve discovered Amazon’s WhisperSync, and I’m in love. The idea is that you buy an Audible book and a Kindle book — and your device (which can be a computer, iPad, Kindle, etc.) keeps them synchronize...

Learning Xamarin: MVVM Light and Xamarin Forms

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 1, 2014
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Today Im going to kick off a series of postings on creating an application using Xamarin Forms and theMVVM Light Toolkit.  This is part of a larger series on Learning Xamarin. To get started, I create...

Yet Another Podcast #128: The Legendary Charles Petzold

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 29, 2014
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Charles Petzold, legendary author of Programming Windows talks about DirectX and his new gig at Xamarin where he writes about Xamarin Forms, MVVM and much more. Charles Petzolds site Xamarin Xamarin F...

Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 25, 2014
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Xamarin is clearly focusing on cross platform, and as part of that, and as evidence of it as well, they have phased out their iOS and Android certification and now only offer the bigger certification ...

Learning Xamarin: Saving and Retrieving Photos

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 24, 2014
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In my previous post, I talked about using the Camera with Forms-based applications. In this post I explain how to save and then use the photos you take.   Saving The Photo Once we take the photo, the ...

Learning Xamarin: Adding Photos

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 23, 2014
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In this post I return to the EvalUate application I was building earlier in this series.  We’re going to add the ability to take a photo of the item you are thinking about buying.  It turns out there ...

Ill be speaking at Xamarin Evolve 2014

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 22, 2014
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Im very proud to say that Ill be presenting at Xamarin Evolve 2014, October 6-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. My session is Evolving From Web to Mobile App with Xamarin and you can read more about it on the E...

Yet Another Podcast Show 127Laurent Bugnion, Xamarin & MVVM Light

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 21, 2014
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Laurent Bugnion, Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director and Senior Director for IdentityMine, works from Zurich Switzerland where he is the author of MVVM Light, one of the premier libraries and t...

Learning Xamarin: Custom Controls in Xamarin Forms

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 21, 2014
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Xamarin Forms are the most exciting library to come along in a long time; certainly for mobile programmers.  They bring a whole new option to cross platform development: an abstraction layer that lets...

Learning Xamarin: Forms and Web Viewer

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 10, 2014
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In yesterday’s post we looked at using HTTP with Web Forms and creating a list of blog posts from an RSS feed. Today we’ll add the ability to tap on one entry in the list and see that blog post … Cont...

Yet Another Podcast Show 126Mike Bluestein from Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 10, 2014
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Yet Another Podcast returns with a great show with Mike Bluestein from Xamarin, talking about Xamarin Past, Present and Future.  Xamarin recently released Xamarin 3, and with it Xamarin Forms, greatly...

Xamarin Forms and HTTP

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 9, 2014
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Let’s say we’re building an application, and we want to list the titles and publication dates from an RSS feed.  We can do this using a ListView, but we have to get the feed, and to do that we need … ...

Xamarin Forms and HTTP

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 9, 2014
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Let’s say we’re building an application, and we want to list the titles and publication dates from an RSS feed.  We can do this using a ListView, but we have to get the feed, and to do that we need … ...

New Pluralsight Course: Testing AngularJS From Scratch

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 9, 2014
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Incredibly pleased to announce the release of my latest Pluralsight course: Testing AngularJS From Scratch In this course, you will learn how to create software using Behavior Driven Development, a te...

Sometimes you just gotta brag a bit

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 2, 2014
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For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http://JesseLiberty.com ...

Learning Xamarin: Tabbed Pages

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 2, 2014
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Until now, our application has used simple “push” navigation, creating a stack that the user can pop out of to return to the calling screen.  It would be convenient, however, to add tabs to the openin...

Learning XamarinAdding Pages

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 1, 2014
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The application that I began describing here (and which is part of this series) is almost done.  Today, we’ll add a new first page to allow the user to track more than one appliance type.  This will r...

Album of the Week: Within Temptations The Silent Force

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 30, 2014
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The only thing better than discovering new music that you love is to find it in your own collection and realize that youve forgotten about it.  There is a special, if poignant joy in rediscovery.  Sil...

Learning XamarinPersistence with SQLite

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 30, 2014
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Virtually every interesting application deals with data, and very often you want that data to survive your session with the app, so that you can return to it next time.   To accomplish this, you must ...

Learning Xamarin: Tinkering with the App

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 27, 2014
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This is part of the on-going series of posts on Learning Xamarin; a complete index to the series can be found here.  In the previous installment, I modified the application that I began in this postin...

Learning XamarinExtending the App

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 26, 2014
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This is part of the on-going series of posts on Learning Xamarin; a complete index to the series can be found here.  In the previous installment, I modified the application that I began in this postin...

XamarinConverting int to string

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 25, 2014
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In yesterday’s posting, I complained that Forms do not (yet) automatically convert strings to integers (or vice versa) and thus was “forced” to declare my integer values as strings. Today, I work arou...

Learning Xamarin: Building an App

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 24, 2014
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I’ve set out on an adventure; not only to learn Xamarin inside out, but to build an app, in public.  I don’t know if I’ll finish it, I don’t know if it will work, and I don’t know just how … Continue ...

Xamarin Storyboards and Custom Cells

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 23, 2014
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In the previous posting in this series we navigated to a details page, but the display of the details left a lot to be desired.  We had a single string of information and not enough room to display it...

Xamarin Storyboards: Navigation

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 20, 2014
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In the previous installment in this series, I left off with binding data. Today we take a look at page navigation and passing that data around. Navigation with Storyboards is accomplished with Segues....

Xamarin iOS Storyboards: Getting Started

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 18, 2014
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The first three posts in this series were all about Xamarin Forms.  That is because Forms are terrific, convenient and new.  But they are not the only game in town.  It is possible to write iOS applic...

Xamarin Forms and Data

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 16, 2014
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Xamarin happily supports two-way binding, and the mechanism will be intensely familiar to XAML programmers.  The more I work with Xamarin, the more I think this is where Silverlight went to heaven. [ ...

Learning Xamarin: Forms and XAML

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 13, 2014
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In my previous posting (the first in this series) I showed how to create a simple cross-platform mobile application using the new Xamarin forms.  In this posting, I will recreate that same application...

Album of the Week: Living Proof by Buddy Guy

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 12, 2014
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Every once in a while I come across new music that I have to share.  This week it is Living Proof by Buddy Guy. This incredible album won the Album of the Year from the prestigious Blues Music Awards ...

Learning XamarinPart 1 Forms

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 11, 2014
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Today I officially launch my new blog series on learning cross-platform mobile development with Xamarin.  Xamarin should be perfect for me because I really want to learn iOS and Android programming bu...

KendoNgPart 2Data

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 8, 2014
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This is the second in my new series on Kendo UI and AngularJS, which Im guarantee affectionately calling KendoNg Continue reading ?For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http...

Xamarin Redux. Watch This Space

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 4, 2014
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You may remember that I started down the path of writing about learning Xamarin for Android.  I then became distracted by such trivial items as work, deadlines, family, etc. but as of June 16 I return...