Jim Bennett

Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, Xamarin Certified Developer, author of Xamarin In Action, blogger, speaker, father and lover of beer, whisky and Thai food. Opinions are my own.

  Reading, UK

See me soon at:

NDC London
FSharp Exchange
Techorama BE

My book:

Xamarin In Action

My podcast:

The Jim And Tonic Show
The Jim And Tonic Show on iTunes

Contact me:

  Xamarin In Action
  Twitter
  The Jim And Tonic Show
  GitHub
  LinkedIn
  YouTube
  Email
  CV

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 v…

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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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Using LiveXAML to improve your Xamarin Forms UIs

One of the downsides to UI development is how long it takes to get a good looking UI. You spend an inordinate amount of time setting up the UI, running your app to see how it looks, tweaking the UI, running again, tweaking again, running again. Then of course you have to repeat on multiple devices with different OSes or screen sizes. For Xamarin Fo…

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Animating Xamarin Forms progress bars

Don't you just hate boring UIs? With no animations to bring them to life? Me too! Especially progress bars - they increment or decrement instantly giving a dull UI. As you can see from the image above, as the progress bar changes value, the UI updates instantly and it looks a bit dull. What would be nicer is if the progress bar smoothly animated…

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Building a Xamarin Android app - part 6

This is the sixth part in the my series about building an Android app using Xamarin.Android. I highly recommend reading the rest of the series 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 Editing and deleting our counters So far we have a pretty…

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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 v…

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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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