How often do you run into the situation where you are reading data from a json file or hitting a RESTful endpoint and pulling down a huge json file that you then need to deserialize? I bet pretty often as I know I do all the time. The next issue of course is that you have this bug json file, but you…James Montemagno
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I am not a cookie person. Alright, I like cookies, but you wont find me at the store searching around and wanting to buy cookies, especially not Oreo sandwhich cookies. As a kid I am pretty sure I was all about them, but over time they transformed, morphed, got double stuffed, thinned, pumpkin spice…James Montemagno
The Connectivity Plugin for Xamarin is my second most installed NuGet package with nearly 600,000 installs at time of writing this. It is easy to see why as it gives developers the ability to check connectivity on any platform with a single line of code, subscribe to events, and see what the current…James Montemagno
It has been over 15 years since I started blogging on the internet and nearly 5 years since I started my dedicated development blog, MotzCod.es, focusing on cross-platform mobile development with Xamarin and C#. I have loved each and every moment of running my blogs and being able to write about my…James Montemagno
A few years back I published some awesome Xamarin.Android item and project templates to simplify development with Android’s AppCompat libraries. The item templates have actually found their way into Visual Studio, which is pretty awesome: What about the project templates? Well I am hoping for this fall to unleash brand new templates for Xamarin.Android directly in the box, but until then I have updated my Visual Studio template pack for Visual Studio 2017 and it now includes: Blank & Single-…James Montemagno
I recently blogged about Android’s super fancy new BottomNavigationView, and how easy it was to get started with them in your Xamarin.Android application. I also went through a lot of color customizations that developers can blend in to really make their BottomNavigationView stand out. While this n…James Montemagno