Scanning and Generating Barcodes with ZXing on Xamarin.Forms

Scanning and Generating Barcodes with ZXing on Xamarin.Forms

Barcodes are still very much present in our daily lives. It’s a quick and easy way to store and read information or show a unique identifier on an object. It is not a big surprise that scanning barcodes is something that is often requested in apps. While mobile devices often aren’t specialized in these kinds … Read moreScanning and Generating Barcodes with ZXing on Xamarin.Forms

MaxLines on Labels in Xamarin.Forms

MaxLines on Labels in Xamarin.Forms

Hot off the press, another PR just got merged into the Xamarin.Forms repository. This time, adding a new feature on a Label, the ability to specify MaxLines. This will be available in a near-future Xamarin.Forms version on iOS, Mac OS, Android, and UWP. What can you do with MaxLines With the new property MaxLines, you … Read moreMaxLines on Labels in Xamarin.Forms

Public Projects in VSTS Preview: First Look

Public Projects in VSTS Preview- First Look

Since April of this year, VSTS has the ability to hold public projects. I have set one up in my account and will show you what it does and how to use it yourself in this post. What are public projects? When working with VSTS, you had to explicitly grant access to certain users who … Read morePublic Projects in VSTS Preview: First Look

Grouped ListView with Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms

Grouped ListView with Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms

As a follow-up on my previous post about alternate row colors in a ListView, this question was posted on StackOverflow. The poster of the question wants to implement alternate row coloring on his grouped ListView. How can I implement it with a grouped listview? I want to have the alternate row color inside every group … Read moreGrouped ListView with Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms

Detecting binding errors with LogWarningsToApplicationOutput in Xamarin.Forms

In a previous blog, which can be read here, I already described how you can detect binding errors in Xamarin.Forms. As a result of that blog, I opened a pull request on the Xamarin.Forms repository to add this as a feature instead of a hack. Let me tell you about this new upcoming feature in … Read moreDetecting binding errors with LogWarningsToApplicationOutput in Xamarin.Forms

Create SEO-friendly URLs with a slug in ASP.NET Core MVC

Create SEO-friendly URLs with a slug in ASP.NET Core MVC

For a little while, I have been working on a side-project now in ASP.NET Core. This web application generates URLs that have a (GUID) id in it, which is not particularly nice to look at. For this reason, I decided to have a look at how I can implement a so-called slug into the URLs. … Read moreCreate SEO-friendly URLs with a slug in ASP.NET Core MVC

Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms ListView

Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms ListView

When browsing on StackOverflow today, I came across a question that was asking how to set an alternate row color on a ListView. Of course, multiple solutions are available. But I thought I would implement it with a DataTemplateSelector. In this post, I will do a quick write-up of the details. The code for this … Read moreAlternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms ListView

SQL Operations Studio: First look at a great tool

SQL Operations Studio First Look

My main development work happens on a Mac using Mac OS because I develop apps. And frankly, I try to make a challenge out of it to not leave Mac OS for other development work as well. This works very well because of tools like Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio Code. There is … Read moreSQL Operations Studio: First look at a great tool

Moving a Git repo from Bitbucket to VSTS

Moving a Git repo from Bitbucket to VSTS

For a customer project, we had to move a Git repository from Bitbucket to VSTS. It took me a little time to figure out how to set up the authorization, so I thought I would make a quick write-up from it. On the VSTS side In VSTS create a new team project if you haven’t … Read moreMoving a Git repo from Bitbucket to VSTS