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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Creating Visual Studio project and solution templates - Part 2, VS for Windows extension

In the first part of this set of posts I looked at creating a dotnet new project template. These are great if you like the cli, but if, like me, you'd rather be able to do File->New then dotnet new is not much use. Instead you need a Visual Studio extension that provides a new project or solution type to the IDE. The good news is that you can easil…

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MvvmCross extension for Visual Studio 2017

Update - it's now on the marketplace! Link here: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=JimBobBennett.MvvmCrossforVisualStudio The awesome team at Microsoft have got it all working, so I've managed to upload the VS2017 version to the marketplace. You can now download it from Extensions and Updates. Thanks to everyone on the VS extensio…

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Fixing issues with Multidex on pre-lollipop devices on Windows

When building large apps on Android you may end up getting a weird 'Java has exited with code 2'. This is caused by a limitation when building Android apps of 65,536 fields. Sounds odd I know, but your app can't contain are than 65k fields - a field being a method, property or similar. You may think that this is a lot, but this also includes any…

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Creating Visual Studio project and solution templates - Part 2, VS for Windows extension

In the first part of this set of posts I looked at creating a dotnet new project template. These are great if you like the cli, but if, like me, you'd rather be able to do File->New then dotnet new is not much use. Instead you need a Visual Studio extension that provides a new project or solution type to the IDE. The good news is that you can easil…

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MvvmCross extension for Visual Studio 2017

Update - it's now on the marketplace! Link here: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=JimBobBennett.MvvmCrossforVisualStudio The awesome team at Microsoft have got it all working, so I've managed to upload the VS2017 version to the marketplace. You can now download it from Extensions and Updates. Thanks to everyone on the VS extensio…

Read More

Fixing issues with Multidex on pre-lollipop devices on Windows

When building large apps on Android you may end up getting a weird 'Java has exited with code 2'. This is caused by a limitation when building Android apps of 65,536 fields. Sounds odd I know, but your app can't contain are than 65k fields - a field being a method, property or similar. You may think that this is a lot, but this also includes any…

Read More