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Using PowerShell to Install an SDK in a DevOps Build Pipeline

Easily install an SDK in your Azure DevOps Hosted VS2017 Agent using a simple PowerShell script

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LoginDialog for easy Live SDK OAuth

Almost every developer I speak with agrees that getting a nicely working OAuth flow can be difficult. After much trial and error, I’ve built a UWP ContentDialog that makes this easy and has built-in refresh token support. Using the LoginDialog This is very simple to use, when the app launches, instantiate the dialog by passing […]

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The RS5 Update Resources and Tutorials

My friends at Microsoft have put together an amazing compilation of resources of all the new stuff available in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (aka RS5). Below is a list of some of those resources relevant to developers and enthusiasts, enjoy! SDK Downloads EXE –  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=2023014 ISO – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=2022797You can also install the Visual Studio […]

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Error XF001: Xamarin.Forms targets have been imported multiple times

If you’re in the process of updating a Xamarin.Forms app to a more modern style project set up (NET Standard 2.0, PackageReference, etc), you may get the following error.   Error XF001: Xamarin.Forms targets have been imported multiple times. Please check your project file and remove the duplicate import(s).   This can be because of […]

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Custom Events and Xamarin.Forms Effect

This post will walk you through setting up a Xamarin Platform Effect and show you how to wire up an event handler so you can leverage native APIs in the case that the Xamarin.Forms wrapper doesn’t yet have. For this example, I’ll use the Telerik UI for Xamarin RadCalendar. tl;dr Full source code on GitHub […]

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Epic Build 2018 Playlists

Your one-stop shop for Microsoft Build 2018 sessions, slide decks, post links, keynotes and much more. AI, Windows ML and Cognitive Services Desktop – Windows Store (UWP, Win32 and IoT) ASP.NET, PWA and Web Azure and Cloud Services Hololens and Mixed Reality Microsoft Graph and Microsoft 365 Xamarin Keynotes and other key presentations Windows Features Living […]

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Migrating from PCLStorage to .NET Standard 2.0

If you’re a Xamarin Forms developer, you’ve likely used PCLStorage (or other Dependency Service) to interact with the target platform’s file system in the portable class library’s code. However, since November 2017, Xamarin.Forms now uses a .NET Standard 2.0 class library and PCLStorage is no longer supported. System.IO.File This isn’t a problem because in .NET […]

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Windows 10 on ARM: Day-One Developer Experience

I was given the honor of having early access to Windows 10 on ARM (WoA) so that I could chronicle the experience and provide you with tips to ensure that your development experience is smooth. I’ll go through a list of potential issues you might encounter, along my fix for each. What this post is: This article […]

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Custom Themes in UI for Xamarin

Telerik UI for Xamarin comes with two themes out of the box, Default and Blue. You can easily style individual items, but you can also define an entire theme at once in a separate ResourceDictionary. With this approach you can swap out ResourceDictionaries at runtime for a nice user-selected theme feature in your app’s settings. […]

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Creating 3D Icons for your Mixed Reality UWP app

Microsoft has opened up the ability to have a 3D app launcher to all developers in the Fall Creator’s Update. In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to build your own 3D app launcher from scratch (accompanying YouTube tutorial video embedded below). What is a 3D app launcher? App Launchers Up until […]