James Montemagno
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James Montemagno

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AsyncCommand & More Come to MVVM Helpers

Having to write boilerplate code over and over again is not only annoying, but it is a time sink when trying to build apps. That is why nearly 4 years ago I created a small little open source library to get rid of MVVM boilerplate code that I called MVVM Helpers. It contains all sorts of goodies including an ObservableObject, BaseViewModel, ObservableRangeCollection, and all sorts of small utlilities. I use it in every app that I have ever built since its original release and it has been downloa…

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The Beautiful & Complex FlexLayout Comes to Hanselman.Forms

Last week I wrote about my new quest to fully optimize and enhance Hanselman.Forms. This involves using the latest and greatest in Xamarin.Forms and Xamarin.Essentials, but it also means spicing up the app with some lovely visuals and design. My first quest was to re-design the podcast section of the mobile app to create a list in grid form of different podcast that Hanselman produces. So, first things first we should design a card to hold each podcast in. This can be accomplished with a simple…

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Xamarin Evolve + Open Source Save The Date App

In just under eight months in Orlando, FL thousands of mobile .NET developers will be heading to the next Xamarin Evolve conference. Xamarin Evolve 2014 was one of the most spectacular conferences that I have ever been part of and have ever attended. The most amazing developers came together for five action packed days of training, sessions, hacking, and collaboration. To keep it short, you do NOT want to miss Xamarin Evolve 2016. I had the joy last year of crafting multiple mobile applications…

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