Jim Bennett
Xamarin MVP Microsoft MVP

Mobile developer at EROAD, Xamarin MVP and Certified Developer, Microsoft MVP, author of Xamarin In Action, blogger, speaker, father and lover of beer, whisky and Thai food. Opinions are my own.

  Auckland, New Zealand
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NDC Sydney 2017
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Building a Xamarin Android app - part 5

This is the fifth part in the my series about building an Android app using Xamarin.Android. I highly recommend reading these first. The previous parts are: Creating the basic app Defining our data Building view models Binding the view models to the UI Adding the Add button Currently we have a nice recycler view showing our dummy counters in card…

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MVVMLight navigation and AppCompatActivity

As much as I'm loving MVVMLight it does have some limitations. The one I've hit recently is how well it doesn't work when you are using AppCompat (though to be honest I think it's more down to how hacky AppCompat seems to be). I'm using AppCompatActivity as my base activity class to get an action bar supported on older API versions. The problem i…

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Building a Xamarin Android app - part 4

This is the fourth part in the my series about building an Android app using Xamarin.Android. You can find the first part here, the second part here and the third part here, and I highly recommend reading these first. Binding our view models to the UI We have our models, we have our view models, now to work on the views! First thing we need to do…

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Building a Xamarin Android app - part 5

This is the fifth part in the my series about building an Android app using Xamarin.Android. I highly recommend reading these first. The previous parts are: Creating the basic app Defining our data Building view models Binding the view models to the UI Adding the Add button Currently we have a nice recycler view showing our dummy counters in card…

Read More

MVVMLight navigation and AppCompatActivity

As much as I'm loving MVVMLight it does have some limitations. The one I've hit recently is how well it doesn't work when you are using AppCompat (though to be honest I think it's more down to how hacky AppCompat seems to be). I'm using AppCompatActivity as my base activity class to get an action bar supported on older API versions. The problem i…

Read More

Building a Xamarin Android app - part 4

This is the fourth part in the my series about building an Android app using Xamarin.Android. You can find the first part here, the second part here and the third part here, and I highly recommend reading these first. Binding our view models to the UI We have our models, we have our view models, now to work on the views! First thing we need to do…

Read More