James Montemagno
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Xamarin Plugins

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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Continuous Integration & Delivery for Xamarin & .NET Libraries with VSTS

I build a lot of .NET libraries that include simple .NET Standard libraries to fully cross-platform plugins for Xamarin and Windows that target up to 10 different platforms. When I got started building libraries and shipping them to NuGet I went down a simple path of just building everything locally on my machine and manually uploading them to NuGet. This worked great for a single library, but as soon as I took on a second... third... forth... and so on, things got out of hand and I knew I had t…

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Text To Speech Plugin for Xamarin and Windows

You may have noticed that I am on a big Plugins for Xamarin kick currently. I have always had my Settings Plugin that I have updated over time, but then I blogged about creating plugins for Xamarin.Forms, released a Vibrate Plugin, and then discussed exactly what a Plugin for Xamarin is. I love plugins as they can abstract away features common on platforms into a simple API so you never have to write the same code twice. Today, I am please to announce and release my latest plugin, text to speech…

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