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
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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
In an earlier blog post I talked about how to clean up space on your Xamarin Developer machine by deleting old installations, NuGet cache, and Android junk sitting around. We can take it one step further and delete all of that clutter that is built up in the bin/obj folders! This can be gigs of data. Here is my GitHub folder: Inside of each of my repo folders sits code and the bin/obj folders from each build, which can be very large as it contains the full excecutable. What we can do is write a…James Montemagno
Let’s hop into the way back when machine, to a time when I created video games for a living. It was at a small studio where we worked on a small Xbox 360 game called Shred Nebula. There I would find my love for C# and desktop tool development, and where I worked with some amazing people that became…James Montemagno
Spicing up your Xamarin.Forms tab can easily be done in a few ways. You can add tint color in Android when the user deselects a tab, which can also be done in iOS in addition to a full swap of a selected image. It was recently pointed out to me that these blogs highlighted a way of adding back a bit of nativeness, but didn't answer a different question of how to actually completely change the icon itself when a tab is selected. This question caught me off guard as I have never really changed th…James Montemagno