Category: Mobile

Microsoft Development Technologies Demystified

Crash Courses in Current Development Technologies Watch our free videos for a crash course on current development technologies. Mark Michaelis speaks at IntelliTect’s recent Visual Studio 2019 event. Last month, we held an event to provide updates and training on the latest development technologies from Microsoft. We’d like to share the content. Click the links […]

Xamarin.Forms 4 and Its Time-saving New Features (Video)

What’s New in Xamarin.Forms 4 Shell, Hot Reload, Hot Restart and Visual are just four of the new features in Xamarin.Forms 4 that will simplify and drastically reduce development time. Check out my full talk on Xamarin at IntelliTect’s 2019 event. Xamarin is Microsoft’s arm for mobile development. It does more than that as well, […]

Video: Is Xamarin Forms the Right Choice for Your Next App?

Perks of Using Xamarin Forms Using Xamarin Forms is a quick win according to Kevin Bost, Xamarin certified senior developer at IntelliTect and C# instructor at Eastern Washington University. Xamarin is Microsoft’s platform for building mobile applications. Using a shared C# codebase, developers can build android and IOS apps at the same time using the […]

Unit Testing With Xamarin Forms

Exploring Xamarin Forms In a recent application that IntelliTect developed for a client, we were tasked with building a Xamarin forms application that supported Windows, Android, and iOS.  Due to the cross-platform support inherent with using Xamarin, a large majority of our code was common amongst all three implementations.  As with most cross-platform projects, however, […]

Native Animation Effects in Xamarin.Forms

Exploring Xamarin.Forms Xamarin.Forms (XF) provides a cross platform API for doing animations. This makes it very easy to do simple animations of XF elements. There is, however, a downside. The XF animations do not make use of native platform APIs, rather they animate properties on the XF elements. This can cause significant overhead, since each […]

Xamarin Forms: “BindablePicker”

Solution to Absence of BindablePicker From Xamarin Forms One of the controls missing from Xamarin Forms is a “BindablePicker” that allows you to dynamically bind an ItemsSource and SelectedItem from your view model. Fortunately, the Xamarin forums provide a solution to this problem found here: https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/30801/xamarin-forms-bindable-picker The original implementation of this BindablePicker worked great as […]