Validate input in Xamarin.Forms using INotifyDataErrorInfo, custom Behaviors, Effects and Prism

This post is also available in the Premier Developer blog. I have recently been investigating the support available in Xamarin.Forms for validation and, in particular, researched the possibility of using INotifyDataErrorInfo to complement the traditional approach of using Behaviors. In simple scenarios, it’s possible to perform validation by simply attaching a Behavior to the required […]

Using Prism modularization in Xamarin.Forms

Recently, Prism for Xamarin.Forms 6.2.0 has been released with many notable improvements including a new bootstrapping process, AutoWireViewModel behaviour changes, deep-linking support,  modularity and Prism template pack enhancements (full release notes available here). Today, I fired up Visual Studio to have a play with this new version and decided to try the Xamarin.Forms support for Prism Modules: this is […]

Xamarin.Forms: sharing resources in XAML using Styles

Previously, I’ve blogged about creating a custom Behavior in Xamarin.Forms. The sample published on GitHub initially used the default template available in Visual Studio which instantiates the Application singleton from C# using the following App class:

This is a great approach, however very often it is useful to define common resources in XAML and reuse them across the […]

Xamarin.Forms: using the PanGestureRecognizer

Recently I’ve blogged about Xamarin.Forms and how to create a XAML Behavior for enabling Multi-Touch gestures to generic elements and implementing a scale / pinch functionality. Fortunately the framework provides three types of recognizer that greatly simplify the implementation: PinchGestureRecognizer allows user interactions for zoom / scale functionalities; PanGestureRecognizer enables pan / translate transformations; TapGestureRecognizer detects tap […]

Having fun with Xamarin.Forms and Multi-Touch Behaviors

Recently Xamarin has released preview support for the Universal Windows Platform in their Xamarin.Forms framework so I have been playing around with version 2.0 for testing its features and verify how easy is to target multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Windows 10 UWP, Windows Phone, Windows 8.1) with a single codebase. One of the experiments I have done […]

Cordova Windows Store apps and certificate expired error

I was updating TypedMVVM to the latest Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 and Cordova tools (using the new free Community Edition) and trying to deploy the sample to the Windows 8 emulator when I received the following error APPX0108: The certificate specified has expired As pointed here by Microsoft Open Technologies, the certificate available in the […]

TypedMVVM: Samples updated for Apache Cordova

I’ve recently installed the Multi-Device Hybrid Apps template on Visual Studio in order to try out the development of native mobile applications (targeting Android, iOS, Windows Store and Windows Phone) using HTML, CSS and JavaScript using the Apache Cordova framework. As a first example, I decided to reuse all the TypeScript code available in my library […]