James Montemagno
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Getting Started With & Learning C#

In 2006, after years of writing C++ and Java code, while attending UAT an instructor named Phil Miller introduced me to this amazing language called C# and changed my life. It was love at first “Hello World” and I have never looked back. C# is an extremely powerful, mature, and extremely cross-platform programming language that I have been using for decades. The beauty of C# of course is that you get this amazing cross-platform framework called .NET, which gives developers ability to…

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Add NuGets To All Projects In Xamarin Studio with 1 Click

I simply love Matt Ward, a wonderful developer who works on NuGet inside of Xamarin Studio. He is always blogging about all of the recent updates to NuGet in XS, so be sure to follow his blog. Matt does so much more though including an awesome add-in for Xamarin Studio to add some awesome new features when using Xamarin Studio. My favorite feature is Solution Level adding of NuGet packages. Why do I love this feature? Well because I use tons of Plugins for Xamarin (and so should you). Installing…

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Editing Markdown in Xamarin Studio

I can’t help myself I really love Xamarin Studio. Don’t get me wrong I still love Visual Studio for everything that it does, but with Xamarin Studio 5.9 the best mobile focused IDE just keeps getting better. However, did you know that you don’t have to wait for new releases of Xamarin Studio to get new features? Xamarin Studio has an entire ecosystem of awesome plugins to extend the IDE and I just stumbled upon one that solves one of my common issues, which is the ability to edit and preview Ma…

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My Favorite Xamarin Studio Features

There have been a lot of exciting announcements recently from Xamarin for developers. First, is that Xamarin Indie now has a monthly subscription option for just $25 a month! Then there was the release of Xamarin Studio 5.2, which brought awesome new features such as side-by-side editing and awesome new NuGet updates. I have been a Visual Studio user for probably over 10 years and I have been using Xamarin Studio for nearly 3 years now. I have to say I find myself more and more developing on my…

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Xamarin Studio + NuGet PCL Support!

From @SharpDevelop comes a long awaited update to the Xamarin Studio NuGet Manager Plugin. I wrote about this plugin before, but with this update brings updated support for NuGet including PCLs for Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS. It is extremely easy to add this functionality to Xamarin Studio and I made a short video to get you going. Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.…

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How to setup Xamarin Studio for iOS 6 Support

Even though iOS 7 has been dominating the market and is now on over 75% of iOS devices, it might still be important for you or your company to support iOS 6. It was for me recently when I was developing Puppy Kitty Overflow as my girlfriend is unable to upgrade her phone and I wanted to ensure she could run the app. So I sent out on a quest to get iOS 6 support working in the latest version of Xamarin Studio and XCode 5.Get the old SDK First things first, you will need to download the old versio…

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