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C#

Creating a ‘Continue Watching’ experience using Project Rome in UWP

Since the Anniversary update, we got this new RemoteSystem class in UWP, which is part of Project Rome. With this api we can discover and interact with other computers. One of my first ideas I had when I heart about Project… Continue Reading →

Sharing a Realm via a QR code using ZXing

Realm offers a nice technique to share Realms with other users using the PermissionOffer and the PermissionOfferResponse objects. The idea is that you can provide a token that an other user can use to connect to your data store. In this blogpost we will use this… Continue Reading →

Bind to Xamarin Picker but only update value after hitting Done on iOS

Sometimes you stumble upon these gems that you didn’t know they existed. Like I did today… The ‘problem’ with the Picker You might have noticed that when you are binding to the SelectedItem of a Picker in Xamarin Forms, that on iOS… Continue Reading →

Dynamically binding RESX Resources in Xamarin Forms

Localizing your app isn’t the most fun thing to do. In the last couple of years I’ve seen and tried various ways of implementing multi language support. In this blogpost I would like to share how I recently set up localization… Continue Reading →

Trigger PropertyChanged of indexed property in Xamarin Forms

Xamarin Forms supports binding to indexed properties. But do you know how to trigger a PropertyChanged event on such a property so that the binding engine gets the updated value? Binding to indexed properties Binding to an indexed property in… Continue Reading →

Setting up a Realm Object Server in Azure and connect to it with Xamarin Forms

Lately I’ve been playing around with Realm. Realm is a very cool platform that allows us to easily build mobile apps that use things like local data storage, two-way data synchronisation, real time collaboration, … Things that typically require some coding… Continue Reading →

Building a Xamarin app with Azure Functions and OneDrive

Preface (you can skip this if you are not interested in the underlying idea, no hard feelings!) A while ago my brother -who sells windows (no, not the OS) and doors- asked me if I could build a small app for… Continue Reading →

Getting rid of whitespaces between Runs in a TextBlock

The problem When we use Runs in a TextBlock in XAML, we can get these annoying whitespaces between the Runs in our application. For example, this XAML…

… produces this in our App…   You see these whitespaces in… Continue Reading →

Compiled bindings gotcha – Don’t forget INotifyPropertyChanged on your interface

Intro On one of our UWP projects we ran into an issue where OneWay binding using x:Bind (compiled bindings) didn’t work. Only the initial value was shown. In the end, when I found and fixed the problem, I realized that it was… Continue Reading →

UWP Custom Control: ExpandableDetailGridView (Google Images Style GridView)

‘Google Images Style’ GridView For one of the upcoming updates of the app I’m currently working on, the designers used a grid that looks a lot like the GridView that Google uses on it’s Images search result page. It’s basically… Continue Reading →

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