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Adding Tapped Event Gestures to Any XAML Control with Xamarin Forms

We previously looked at how to create User Controls with Xamarin Forms to display an Image Button for the different activities in our Falafel 2 Go application. Now that we have these reusable buttons, we need to make them tab-enabled so that they can launch the appropriate activity. As we’ll see in today’s post, this […]

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Beyond the ListView: Fancy Layouts with Xamarin Forms

We’ve already seen how Xamarin Forms makes it easy to create cross-platform applications that share common layout and behavior. While the included controls like ListView encapsulate a lot of useful behavior, they don’t make for the fanciest layouts. Read more at the Falafel Software Blog: Beyond the ListView: Fancy Layouts with Xamarin Forms

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Using Xamarin Forms DependencyService and Azure Mobile Services to Add Authentication to Cross-Platform Apps

We previously looked how to create a Xamarin Forms App using Azure Mobile Services for storing and retrieving data. However, up until now, we have been saving the data globally so that it is accessible to all users. This post will explore how to add device-specific authentication to each app so that users can register […]

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Creating Global Resources for Xamarin Forms Apps

In our last post (Creating Device-Specific Properties in Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin Forms) we looked at how we can leverage Page Resources to create device-specific properties that can be reused across the page. Today we’ll look at how we can convert these and other reusable property definitions to global resources so that all of an […]

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Creating Device-Specific Properties in Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin Forms

The previous post Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin Forms and Azure Mobile Services demonstrated a simple Xamarin forms app to store and manage rebates. However, there were a few issues that impeded the user experience that should be polished up. Specifically, there are some discrepancies between the different platforms, such as different font sizes as well […]

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Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin Forms and Azure Mobile Services

Inspired by Jesse Liberty’s fantastic blog series on learning Xamarin Forms, I decided to explore developing a fully cross-platform app of my own using Xamarin Forms. I thought it would be useful to explore how I can leverage Azure Mobile Services within the app to create a unified experience for a user regardless of which […]

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Xamarin Error: InitializeComponent does not exist in the current context

If you are working with Xamarin, perhaps in a shared environment, you may come across a new Forms Xaml Page that is in the file system but not yet included in your project. When you proceed to “Include in Project”, you may then encounter this error in the constructor of the ContentPage: InitializeComponent does not […]

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