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 […]

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 […]

MultiTouch Behaviors available on NuGet

I’ve received several requests for publishing the MultiTouch Behaviors on the NuGet gallery so I created a simple package containing support for the Windows Phone and Silverlight platforms. To enable your project for MultiTouch, just run the following command in the Package Manager Console and all the libraries and dependencies will be added to the Visual Studio project: […]

Multi-Touch Behaviors updated: Windows Phone “Mango” support, Manipulation / Inertia Processors and more

I’ve just published on CodePlex and the Expression gallery a new release of the Multi-Touch behaviors including these new features: support for Windows Phone 7.1 Beta 2 (refresh) “Mango”; added new property “IgnoredTypes” for excluding particular control types from the manipulations (thanks to Richie for the suggestions, feedback and code samples); the “Manipulation Processor” and “Inertia Processor” […]

Silverlight 4, MEF and MVVM: loading different “MEF Modules” in the same Container

Today I’ve finally found some time to make modifications in the “MEF MVVM” project on Codeplex in order to: create a new module using WCF RIA Services and dynamically load this it inside the “MEF module container” described in the previous post; use the INavigationContentLoader interface and MEF Metadata to share the same container for […]

Windows Phone 7 Multi-Touch Behavior videos #wp7dev

Some time ago I’ve started a Codeplex project dedicated to multi-touch, available on Codeplex at http://multitouch.codeplex.com. The goal of this project is to provide an unified interface for Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone 7 in order to provide multi-touch support using a visual approach via the concept of Behavior available in Expression Blend. Recently I […]

The Apache Software Foundation welcomes Microsoft as a Platinum Sponsor

From the apache.org website:  “At OSCON, Microsoft announced their Sponsorship of The Apache Software Foundation, joining Google and Yahoo! at Platinum level. The generous contributions by Sponsoring organizations and individuals help offset the day-to-day operating expenses to advance the work of The ASF.” More information by Sam Ramji can be found here.