James Montemagno
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Android Emulators On Hyper-V Are Pretty Awesome

I have been a mobile developer for 7 years now and since the day I started one of my largest complaints has been the Android emulator. From the very start we had just ARM emulators that were a complete joke to work with as they moved at a snail's pace. From there a bunch of companies attempted to fix the problem by using custom built solutions on top of Virtual Box or Hyper-V. Google has done a lot of work in the last few years to improve the Android emulators with Quick Boot, more customization…

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PSA: Android Pie Reports "9" for Release Version instead of "9.0"

Let's break down a version number together, or as standard documentation says, it "represents the version number of an assembly, operating system, or the common language runtime" and that "the format of the version number is as follows (optional components are shown in square brackets ([ and ]): major.minor[.build[.revision]] In the world of .NET this has always been a staple of how we version anything. Major and Minor are required and the other bits are optional, which makes it…

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Multi-Targeting: Where Did My Files Go? Fixing .NET Core 2.1 SDK Issues

I love multi-targeting for creating libraries, and it is at the core of all of my plugins and Xamarin.Essentials. If you don't know what multi-targeting is don't worry as it is pretty rare that you would need to use it if you are creating apps. Most likely you will want to use multi-targeting in creating cross-platform libraries. In the past you would have to create multiple libraries for each target framework (such as iOS or Android) that you wanted to support if there was platform specific cod…

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Xamarin.Forms: Filtering a ListView with a Bindable Picker

In this edition of "Ask Motz", I will solve a very common problem when working with lists of data and how to filter them. I was recently asked how to do this completely with MVVM and data bindings without having any code behind in the page. @JamesMontemagno hi I had a bindable pucker with All,Open and Close as a items which is binding using MVVM pattern with Itemsource property.But I want to filter the list view based on the bindable picker view selection changed.may I know how i know…

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