XamarinCommunityToolkit: an introduction

Today I can proudly introduce to you the XamarinCommunityToolkit package! In this post you will read all about this package (also known as XamarinCommunityToolkit). What it does, my vision for it and how you can use it, today! — UPDATE!!!1!!1!1!; once again naming has proven to be hard. Despite our best intensions, it seems that … Read more XamarinCommunityToolkit: an introduction

Xamarin.Forms RowDefinition & ColumnDefinition through binding

Under one of my YouTube videos about the simplified grid RowDefinition and ColumnDefinition syntax, I got the question how to do this in with data-binding. In this post I will write about that so that everyone can benefit. How To Databind the RowDefinition and ColumnDefinition From some quick testing I don’t think there is an … Read more Xamarin.Forms RowDefinition & ColumnDefinition through binding

GoXLR app hide screen on Windows startup

Since some time now I have the GoXLR mini which is a wonderful device. However, the one thing I don’t like is that I am presented with the configuration screen at each Windows startup. A tweet for another GoXLR user triggered an idea which allows to hide the screen without support in the current software. … Read more GoXLR app hide screen on Windows startup

Disable bounce effect on CollectionView in your Xamarin.Forms iOS app

I noticed a StackOverflow question where the author was interested in disabling the bounce effect for CollectionView. They had a method for ListView, but was now looking on how to do it for CollectionView on iOS. I put together a small sample, let me tell you what I did. The Bounce Effect If you have … Read more Disable bounce effect on CollectionView in your Xamarin.Forms iOS app

Regex Named Groups and Using Them in C#

While working on an issue in Codespaces, I figured this would be a good case to implement some regex. Each time I work with regex I need to figure out how it works again, but also each time I am impressed with how powerful it is. And actually, this time I learned something new: regex … Read more Regex Named Groups and Using Them in C#

Create a Google Chromecast app with Xamarin.Forms in under 10 minutes

While I was waiting in between builds, I decided to put on some radio in the background. I started looking for a good app on my desktop I found TuneIn, which is nice. But I couldn’t Chromecast it to my Google Nest Mini device. I got the impression that TuneIn isn’t much more than a … Read more Create a Google Chromecast app with Xamarin.Forms in under 10 minutes

GitHub Domain Verification with Namecheap

For our podcast we have a simple website in place with Jekyll hosted on GitHub Pages. While setting it up, I noticed the option to verify your your domain with the GitHub repo. This way you get some perks, but will also indicate to people that they are looking at the right place. Our domain, … Read more GitHub Domain Verification with Namecheap

Simplifying Xamarin.Forms Grid Column and Row Definitions

One of the downsides of XAML is that it can become very verbose. A specific area where this happens is when using a Grid and you start defining rows and columns. To overcome this, a change has been merged that will make your live (and XAML!) a whole lot easier. In this post you will … Read more Simplifying Xamarin.Forms Grid Column and Row Definitions

Empty Commit in Git: Great for Triggering CI

The other day I was working on some continuous integration with a Git repository and Azure DevOps. Wanting to test some changes I actually needed to commit something, but I didn’t want to add a space to some Markdown file or something. As it turns out, you can create empty commits in Git which will … Read more Empty Commit in Git: Great for Triggering CI

Visual Studio for Mac Run Configurations: Running Multiple Projects at Once

The other day I was doing a live stream with Luce Carter. While doing so I actually learned a thing myself about debugging multiple projects at the same time. You can very easily set this up in Visual Studio for Mac with run configurations. I decided to write it up so you can benefit as … Read more Visual Studio for Mac Run Configurations: Running Multiple Projects at Once