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.NET Geographic Searches
I recently had to implement a localised search mechanism on an API.  Maths and Trigonometry aren’t my strengths it has to be said.  So I [...]
SQLite Extensions for .NetStandard NuGet
I just created a couple of NuGet packages for helping to consume SQLite in .NetStandard1.5 applications.  Includes all the nice Async stuff [...]
Windows 10 UWP – Emulator- The Revenge
I’ll tell you why UWP is suffering.  The UWP flavour of XAML is a mere shadow of WPF and the emulator is shockingly hard to get working or [...]
ReSharper 10 Speed Woes
I love ReSharper, I really do feel slightly lost when using Visual Studio and hitting Alt+Enter doesn’t offer the same code sugar rush I’ve [...]
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MvvmCross iOS Support and Samples
A while ago Martijn van Dijk and I had a very brief chat about creating an MvvmCross iOS Support library for use with MvvmCross.  Just to add in some [...]
Abstracting APIs – Abstract Potentially Insane?
There’s no doubt about it, things that help are good.  This topic of abstraction came up in a chatroom the other day and I found myself advocating [...]
View Model Value Change Tracking in MvvmCross & Xamarin
Change tracking object contents at first might seem like an easy or straightforward task but there are lots of pitfalls and potential issues with many [...]
Whitelist SSL Certificates in .NET for Xamarin / MvvmCross Apps
I have a fairly complex development environment for my current project and needed to allow some self-signed certificates to pass through the SSL [...]
iOS Keyboard Handling in MvvmCross View Controller
I’ve just had to handle the situation where a user taps on a text editor control in an iOS view and the keyboard auto appears. Whilst this is [...]
Enable ASP.NET 4.5 On Windows 10 or Windows 8/8.1
By default IIS and ASP.NET aren’t configured as part of a Windows setup (for obvious reasons) so developers are used to having to register IIS [...]
Xamarin Android Player in Windows 10
After having upgraded to Windows 10 I found that I had some networking issues running the Xamarin Android Player.  When trying to start the emulator it [...]
Package Dependencies & Deploying .NET
I recently had a requirement to completely package up a .NET application so that it was extremely portable beyond it’s initial installation. By [...]
WPF ListBoxItem Selected Background Highlight in Windows 8
When targeting the way a ListBoxItems are styled on pre Windows 8 platforms you could easily change with style syntax like: This would essentially override [...]
Xamarin Android Automated CI Publishing Using MSBuild & JetBrains TeamCity
I love automating processes and making things consistently repeatable.  Continuous integration is your friend, yes it can take time to setup but if you [...]
Learning MvvmCross
Learning a new technology can sometimes be a very time consuming and error prone process.  The more complex the technology the longer this process can go [...]
Xamarin Android AXML Intellisense
Hmm … missing your lovely Xamarin Android intellisense in the Visual Studio .axml code editor?  Me too … The Solution Open Visual Studio Open [...]
View IISEXpress Hosted Sites On Your Local Network
This is a useful little tidbit of knowledge to have.  Suppose you can browse to your new spanky site using IISExpress at http://localhost:54275/ … [...]
Upgrading MVC4 to MVC5 and WebAPI1 to WebAPI2 – MEF – DotNetOpenAuth
Originally Written 20 June 2014 So, if you have found this blog post as you are going through this process and have hit numerous brick walls I’m [...]
Xamarin – The Baptism of Fire – Windows 7
So as I blogged a few days ago about the issues I was having with getting to grips with all the issues I was having (which you can read here) it appears [...]