James Montemagno
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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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Installing a PCL into netstandard Libraries (Plugins & Xamarin.Forms)

Last week we announced that Xamarin projects now support netstandard libraries, which is awesome! I made a short video on how to get started and upgrade a PCL to a netstandard library that any application could consume. The first question I got was if I could install Xamarin.Forms into a netstandard library, and I quickly said I don’t think so, because when I tried Visual Studio and NuGet got all mad at me. This is because I didn’t read the documentation about the super hidden and fancy im…

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