News in the Category: Silverlight Subscribe to the rss of this category.

Total posts: 2699 | Sort by Views | Sort by Hits

Yet Another Podcast #137 Basem Emara

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 2, 2015
Views: 23 | Hits

Basem has over 10 years experience as a consultant, developer, and trainer in the web and mobilespace. He has helped enterprises pioneer their industries using JavaScript, .NET, and now iOS and Apple ...

XAML for Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 30, 2015
Views: 41 | Hits 2

My newest Pluralsight course, XAML for Xamarin.Forms is now available. In this course you learn everything you need to know to achieve expertise in XAML to get the most out of Xamarin.Forms. The major...

Lists in Xamarin Watch

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 5, 2015
Views: 120 | Hits 1

Intro There is documentation and a sample on Xamarin.com to show how to add lists to a Watch application, but it can be a bit confusing, so I created a very simple example that we can walk through lin...

Living with the Apple Watch

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 3, 2015
Views: 124 | Hits 6

The Watch In Detail My buddy Seth thought it would be valuable to extend my series on the watch, with a more critical eye. Essentially, what is good, what is bad, and what sucks. I wont try to convinc...

Modifying Xamarin Lists with Custom Controls

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 26, 2015
Views: 133 | Hits 2

I was recently creating a proof of concept, which as you know should be fast and easy. Not so much at Falafel where we like to turn out quality software that looks great, even if were going to throw i...

Apple Watch Is A Needful Thing

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 23, 2015
Views: 251 | Hits 8

Needful Things is the name of a book by Stephen King (who I happen to think is Americas most underrated author, and best storyteller, but that is another matter). Ive co-opted his title to mean those ...

Sitecore SDK for Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 22, 2015
Views: 284 | Hits 1

Sitecore is a high-end CMS. Putting data from its databases onto a phone is suddenly veryeasy. Sitecore and Xamarin recently announced the Sitecore SDK for Xamarin. This post will run through an appli...

Yet Another Podcast #136 K. Scott Allen

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 14, 2015
Views: 139 | Hits 3

Scott Allen is extremely well regarded in the industry, for his programming skill, his teaching skills and for being a kind and nice man. Ode To Code Pluralsight           Listen | Yet Another Podcast...

Damn it! Cant you make your code less complex?

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 1, 2015
Views: 182 | Hits 19

I am so tired of complex code that cant be read without having to trace definitions within definitions within references, within Interface definitions within indirection. until I have no flippin idea...

Xamarin.Forms: Incremental Search

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 25, 2015
Views: 176 | Hits 2

I recently posted about obtaining datafor purposes of creating demonstration programs. That actually was written in service to todays post, which will use that data to create a list of people and then...

Song of the Day: Press the Buzzer

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 25, 2015
Views: 161 | Hits 1

Pressthe Buzzer is based on the infamous Milgram Experiment. This brilliant song captures the entire essence of the experiment and the fall out from it, without ever losing its compelling folk rock rh...

This Post Has No Value

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 23, 2015
Views: 193 | Hits 2

I set out to write a post on Incremental Searching in Xamarin applications (which I will do next) but along the way I realized i need a goodly amount of data to search. This is a problem that arises f...

IoT Opportunity Knocks

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 22, 2015
Views: 183 | Hits 10

This marks the first in a series of postings on the Internet of Things (IoT). Come with me as I learn more about theseemerging technologies which promise to revolutionize everything we do. First, the ...

Dialing a number using DependencyService in Xamarin.Forms

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 16, 2015
Views: 182 | Hits 1

As you can probably tell from my previous posts, IloveXamarin.Forms; principally because of XAML and DataBinding. It is just easier to create a cross-platform (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) with Xam...

Yet Another Podcast Reboot!

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 13, 2015
Views: 194 | Hits 2

Yet Another Podcast (YAP) had quite a run in its first iteration. We had (among many others), Scott Guthrie, Miguel de Icazza, Scott Hanselman, Charles Petzold, John Papa, Laurent Bugnion… the list is...

The $20,000 Xamarin Programmer

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 7, 2015
Views: 233 | Hits 23

If Xamarin programingis going to be how you make your living, then I highlyrecommendthis list of hardware and software. iOS, OSX, Android, Windows Phone, Windows   If you are going to develop on both ...

Macbook Pro Retina 16GB/512GB For Sale

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 29, 2015
Views: 216 | Hits 10

15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display 16GB of memory and 512GB Flash drive. It is one year old, in excellent condition and has 2 years left on AppleCare. Cost me $3200, a...

Xamarin.Forms: Segmented Control

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 18, 2015
Views: 220 | Hits 3

iOS has a very useful segmented control. It is, essentially, a set of radio buttons that look more like an array of normal buttons…   It would be great to have this on iOS and Android, and by the … C...

Instructors Motto

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 17, 2015
Views: 190 | Hits 5

My mistakes are part of your learning (With apologies to Shawn)  For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http://JesseLiberty.com ...

Xamarin: Sliding Windows

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 6, 2015
Views: 205 | Hits 3

Sliding Windows Call it a sliding window, a drawer, a hamburger; it is the latest craze in navigation. You click on the ubiquitous icon of three lines and the page slides over to reveal…Well whatever ...

How to send and receive posts safely

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, February 18, 2015
Views: 295 | Hits 4

By now, all my friends and relatives knowthat if theyreceive an email, even from someone they know, they should not click on any links. (Danger, Will Robinson). But I like sending links to important a...

10ish Cool New Products

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, January 31, 2015
Views: 349 | Hits 41

What follows are products I’ve recently discovered, that now I can’t live without. Back Pack Let’s startwith the best backpack I’ve ever owned This is the Cocoon, which sells for about $100. There are...

TabTip (Virtual Keyboard) in Silverlight

The Code Project Latest Articles, January 28, 2015
Views: 218 | Hits 6

Implementing support of TabTip (Virtual Keyboard) in Silverlight with elevated trust...

Xamarin MVP

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, January 25, 2015
Views: 228 | Hits 8

What can I say, I’m truly grateful and proud…   Keeping good company   Special thanks to Lino Tadros and Falafel Software for paying me to have way too much fun with Xamarin.For the complete article a...

Scroll To in Xamarin.Forms Grouping

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 29, 2014
Views: 257 | Hits 3

In a recent blog-post I showed how to use the new Scroll To feature in Xamarin.Forms. In this posting Ill show how to go to a particular entry within a group and also how to go to a particular entry. ...

ScrollTo in Xamarin.Forms ListView

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 24, 2014
Views: 289 | Hits 2

Today we tackle another new feature in 1.3: ScrollTo. This allows us to scroll to the beginning of a ListView or to the end or to a particular entry. Lets return to the grouping code we created here. ...

Messaging in Xamarin.Forms

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 24, 2014
Views: 228 | Hits 1

In recent posts I’ve discussed Styles and Triggers in Xamarin.Forms 1.3 (which is still in Community Preview). Today I’ll discuss Messaging, which is critical when using MVVM. Publish and Subscribe Me...

My Favorite Books of 2014

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 20, 2014
Views: 245 | Hits 14

In 2014 I read (according to GoodReads) 47 Kindle books and (according to Audible) 101 audible books. This year I read zero books on paper. Here is my short list of the very best: Far fromthe Tree Uly...

Product Recommendation -SaneBox for Email

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 13, 2014
Views: 222 | Hits 4

I dont usually write about individual cool products, but if email is making you crazythis is a product you really want to check out. It is called SaneBox and it separates your mail for you automagical...

Triggers in Xamarin.Forms 1.3

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 12, 2014
Views: 299 | Hits 3

Yesterday, I wrote about one of the new features in Xamarin.Forms 1.3 (Technology Preview 2), Styles. Today Ill take a first look at Triggers. Triggers The key idea of Triggers is When this happens, d...

Xamarin.Forms: Styles

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 11, 2014
Views: 258 | Hits 4

Xamarin.Forms 1.3 is now available in Community Preview 2 (the final community preview before release). While this is not a release version, it is close and worth taking a look at. It offers three new...

Xamarin.Forms Groups and Jump Lists

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 5, 2014
Views: 217 | Hits

My goal is to create a simplelist of Employees with the employeesgrouped by the first letter of their name. Id also like to create a jump list to allow the user to jump to a particular letter in the l...

Using Mocks to test Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 26, 2014
Views: 187 | Hits

Many of us believe that Unit Testing is critical in any non-trivial programming. But Unit Testing can be difficult, especially the use of fakes. The most common fake is aMock;unfortunately they are al...

Using Mocks to test Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 26, 2014
Views: 263 | Hits 2

Many of us believe that Unit Testing is critical in any non-trivial programming. But Unit Testing can be difficult, especially the use of fakes. The most common fake is aMock;unfortunately they are al...

Xamarin.Forms And Resources

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 19, 2014
Views: 191 | Hits

Often, there will be multiple views in your form that share the same values (e.g., font size, color, etc.). There are a couple ways you can handle this: Create a resource dictionary and then refer to ...

Xamarin.Forms And Resources

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 19, 2014
Views: 239 | Hits 5

Often, there will be multiple views in your form that share the same values (e.g., font size, color, etc.). There are a couple ways you can handle this: Create a resource dictionary and then refer to ...

Yet Another Podcast #135 Miguel de Icaza on Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 30, 2014
Views: 174 | Hits

Miguel de Icaza is one of the most respected technologists in the industry, known for starting the Gnomeand Mono projects. He is the CTO and co-founder ofXamarinand a genuinely nice person. Today we t...

Yet Another Podcast #135 Miguel de Icaza on Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 30, 2014
Views: 247 | Hits 2

Miguel de Icaza is one of the most respected technologists in the industry, known for starting the Gnomeand Mono projects. He is the CTO and co-founder ofXamarinand a genuinely nice person. Today we t...

Get Insight into your Xamarin Application

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 27, 2014
Views: 193 | Hits

Xamarin now offers a crash and analytics program that integrates beautifully into their applications, including Xamarin Forms. It is very easy to get started, and in this article well look at a very s...

Get Insight into your Xamarin Application

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 27, 2014
Views: 284 | Hits 5

Xamarin now offers a crash and analytics program that integrates beautifully into their applications, including Xamarin Forms. It is very easy to get started, and in this article well look at a very s...

Xamarin: Calling Native code from a Hybrid Application

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 18, 2014
Views: 174 | Hits

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...

Xamarin: Calling Native code from a Hybrid Application

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 18, 2014
Views: 321 | Hits 4

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
Views: 373 | Hits

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...

New Pluralsight Course: Kendo UI and AngularJS

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 14, 2014
Views: 613 | Hits 6

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
Views: 392 | Hits 5

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
Views: 180 | Hits

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...

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

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 6, 2014
Views: 518 | Hits 2

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...

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

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 24, 2014
Views: 185 | Hits

The good folks at Falafel have put together all my posts (to date) on Xamarin and Xamarin Forms into an e-book, which is availablefreeathttp://jliberty.me/masteringXamarinBook Enjoy, and thanks!For th...

Falafel2Go and MVVM

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 24, 2014
Views: 173 | Hits

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...

Falafel2Go and MVVM

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 24, 2014
Views: 824 | Hits 2

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...